David Thomson of Hanover

???? - 1785


Joint-owner of Esher estate in Hanover, dying in London in 1785.

  1. Graduated MD from the University of Edinburgh in 1765; married Rebecca Reid in Trelawny 01/02/1774; three children baptised in Trelawny (Isabella Reid 1778, Elizabeth Reid 1779, Samuel Wells 1781) and a fourth in Hanover (Rebecca Mary 1784); a physician in Montego Bay in 1783.

  2. 1785, July 29. In Southampton-row, [death of] David Thompson, M.D. of Jamaica., ("G.M.," 748.). Buried in Camberwell Surrey.

  3. Rebecca Thomson, "wife of Dr Thomson", was buried in Hanover 09/05/1805. The will of his son Rev. Samuel Wells Thomson, proved in 1812, mentions only his sisters Elizabeth and Isabella, suggesting Rebecca Mary Thomson had died by this date.


  1. The Medical Register for the Year 1783 p. 171; Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online].

  2. Caribbeana II.

  3. Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]; PROB 11/1539/157.

We are grateful to David Barker for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Rebecca Reid
Isabella Reid, Elizabeth Reid, Samuel Wells, Rebecca Mary

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1787 [EA] - 1791 [LA] → Previous owner

David Thomson's heirs were shown as co-owner of Esher estate and the enslaved people on it between 1787 and 1791.

Relationships (1)

Father → Son

Addresses (1)

Southampton Row, London, Middlesex, London, England
Notes →

David Thomson died at Southampton Row in July 1785.