William P Thompson
M, #36827, b. 22 January 1862, d. 6 October 1937
|Occupation||William P Thompson was Quantity Surveyor.1 |
|Birth*||22 January 1862||He was born on 22 January 1862 at Queanbeyan, New South Wales.2,3,4 |
|Marriage*||4 March 1885||He married Florence Louise Single on 4 March 1885 at Penrith, New South Wales.5,6 |
|Occupation*||between 1913 and 1920||William P Thompson was MLA "Clermont" between 1913 and 1920.7,8 |
|Retirement*||1935||He was retired in 1935; Retired from Thompson & Wark. |
|Death*||6 October 1937||He died on 6 October 1937 at Ashfield, New South Wales, at age 75.9,10,11 |
|Burial*||after 6 October 1937||He was buried after 6 October 1937 at Macquarie Park Cemetery, Macquarie Park, New South Wales.12,13 |
|Obituary||7 October 1937||His obituary.14,15 |
- [S485] TROVE Australia, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/, Occupation = Quantity Surveyor.
- [S427] NSW Parliament Records, online http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/members.nsf, Born 22-Jan-1862
Birthplace = Queanbeyan, NSW
Father = James Banford THOMPSON
Mother = Margaret CARROLL.
- [S13] NSW Pioneers (1788-1888) BDM, NSW Pioneers (1788-1888) CD-ROM, Reg. No: 12748
Registered at Queanbeyan, NSW
Father = James B
Mother = Margaret C.
- [S32] NSW BW (1914-1945) BDM, NSW BW (1914-1945) CD-ROM, Father = James Banfod
Mother = Margaret.
- [S13] NSW Pioneers (1788-1888) BDM, NSW Pioneers (1788-1888) CD-ROM, Reg. No: 6277
Registered at Penrith, NSW.
- [S427] NSW Parliament Records, online http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/members.nsf, Married 4-Mar-1885.
- [S206] Aust WW1 Embarkation Roll, online http://www.awm.gov.au/nominalrolls/ww1/embarkation/…, Occupation = MLA "Clermont."
- [S427] NSW Parliament Records, online http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/members.nsf, Parliamentarian
Position Start End Period Parliament Notes
Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 6 Dec 1913 18 Feb 1920 6yr(s) 2mth(s) 13day(s)
Member for Ryde 6 Dec 1913 21 Dec 1917 4yr(s) 16day(s) 23rd
Member for Ryde 24 Mar 1917 18 Feb 1920 2yr(s) 10mth(s) 26day(s) 24th
Political Party Activity
Qualifications, occupations and interests
Quantity surveyor. Clerk in Colonial Architect's office 1878 - 1885; architect and quantity surveyor near Ryde, moved to Ryde in 1898; owned a farm on the Hawkesbury, where bred horses; founder and patron on New South Wales Masonic Schools Schools Welfare Fund; secretary of Progress Association; director of Benevolent Society of New South Wales 1922 - 1925, president from 1925 - 1936, vice president 1936 - 1937.
Son of James Banford Thompson, surveyor, and Margaret Carroll. Married Florence Single on 4 March 1885 and had issue, 1 daughter and 1 son. Funeral at Northern Suburbs cemetery from St Andrew's Church of England cathedral.
- [S427] NSW Parliament Records, online http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/members.nsf, Died 6-Oct-1937
Deathplace = Ashfield, NSW.
- [S32] NSW BW (1914-1945) BDM, NSW BW (1914-1945) CD-ROM, Reg. No: 20775
Registered at Ashfield, NSW
Father = James Banfod
Mother = Margaret.
- [S485] TROVE Australia, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/, Died 6-Oct-1937
Aged 75 years
Deathplace = Masonic Hospital.
- [S427] NSW Parliament Records, online http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/members.nsf, Buried at Northern Suburbs Cemetery.
- [S738] Maquarie Park Cemetery & Crematorium(AUSCEM), online http://austcemindex.com/cemetery.php?id=1728, Burial Details
Macquarie Park Cemetery & Crematorium
Given names William
Death date 6-Oct-1937
- [S485] TROVE Australia, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/, Death Notice
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW: 1842-1954)
Thursday 7 October 1937
FORMER MASONIC GRAND MASTER.
Mr. William Thompson
DEATH LAST NIGHT.
The death occurred late last night a the Masonic Hospital of Mr. Willian Thompson, Past Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of New South Wales. He was 75 years of age.
Most Worshipful Brother William Thompson held the office of Grand Master from 1914 until 1924, when he retired.
During his years of office his name was closely associated with many forms of charitable work. He was instrumental in raising large sums of money to help returned soldier brethren, their dependants, and the dependants of the fallen.
FOUNDED MASONIC SCHOOL.
He was the founder of the Masonic School at Baulkham Hills for the children of deceased Masons, which was established in 1922 at a capital cost of £40,000, and bears his name.
During Mr. Thompson's period as Grand Master, the membership of the Freemason lodges working under the New South Wales constitution increased from 20,477 to more than 56,000, the number of lodges from 254 to 284, and the Masonic funds grew from £40,879 to £212,731. He signed over 43,000 Master Masons' certificates during this period, and personally installed 272 Master Masons in the chair. He laid as many as 45 foundation-stones of Masonic Temples, the sum of about £400,000 being expended in the purchase or erection of such buildings during his term.
In 1924, Mr. Thompson was succeeded in the Grand Mastership by Mr. J. Goulston.
He was elected president of the Benevolent Society in the following year.
M.L.A. FOR RYDE.
He represented the electorate of Ryde in the Legislative Assembly for six years, retiring from politics in 1919.
Mr. Thompson, who was a quantity surveyor, was a member of the firm of Thompson and Wark. He retired about two years ago.
He is survived by Mrs. Thompson, a daughter, Mrs. Paton, and a son.
- [S485] TROVE Australia, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/, Obituary
Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, QLD.: 1878-1954)
Friday 8 October 1937
MR WILLIAM THOMPSON
SYDNEY, October 7.
Mr. William Thompson, former Grand
Master of the United Grand Lodge of
New South Wales died last night, aged
73. He was mainly responsible for the
foundation of the Masonic School of
Baulkham Hills for children of deceased