THOMPSON, Sir Matthew William

1872 - 1956

Matthew William Thompson, was 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. 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 in 1909, Harriet Kathleen Grace and in 1911, 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 in 1913 from Salter's 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 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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