THOMPSON, Sir Matthew William

1872 - 1956

Matthew William Thompson, was born at Bradford, Yorkshire on 28 June 1872, eldest son of Revd Peile Thompson (19 July 1844-8 April 1918), 2nd baronet from 1 December 1891, a barrister, later curate of Monken Hadley, Middlesex, and his wife Jessie Clare Beaumont (1851-25 January 1927), daughter of Joseph Beaumont of Huddersfield, who married at St Oswald's Church, Filey, Yorkshire on 17 May 1871. Matthew was educated at Bourne Hill School, Winchmore Hill, Edmonton, London and entered Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1901, on his own account 'on own means', living at 15 Park Road, Battersea, London. He married at Ticehurst, Sussex on 3 November 1909, Harriet Kathleen Hamilton-Grace (1878-9 January 1969) and in 1911, Matthew was a 38 year old 'painter artist', living at Salter's Hall, Sudbury, Suffolk with his 33 year old wife, Harriet Kathleen and kept three indoor servants. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from Salter's Hall in 1913 'Cobaea Scandens' and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. On the death of his father in 1918, he became the 3rd baronet. Matthew William Thompson died at Hampstead, London on 25 November 1956, aged 84 and his wife died on 9 January 1969, aged 91, they had no issue and the title went to his brother, Sir Peile Beaumont Thompson, 4th Baronet (18741972).




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