THOMPSON, Sir Matthew William

1872 - 1956

Born at Bradford, Yorkshire on 28 June 1872, eldest son of Revd Peile Thompson (1844-1918), 2nd baronet from 1891, a non-practising barrister later curate of Monken Hadley, Middlesex, and his wife Jessie Clare née Beaumont, who married at Scarborough, Yorkshire in 1871. Educated at Bourne Hill School, Winchmore Hill, Edmondton and entered Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1901, was on his own account 'living on own means' at 15 Park Road, Battersea, London. He married at Ticehurst, Sussex in 1909, Harriet Kathleen H. Grace and in 1911 a 38 year old 'painter artist' living at Salters Hall, Sudbury, Suffolk with his 33 year old wife, Harriet Kathleen and kept three indoor servants. He exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1913 from Salters Hall and became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. On the death of his father in 1918 he became the 3rd baronet. He died at Hampstead, London on 25 November 1956, aged 84 and his wife died in 1969, aged 91, they had no issue when the title went to his brother, Sir Peile Beaumont Thompson, 4th Baronet (18741972).




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