William P Thompson

M, #36827, b. 22 January 1862, d. 6 October 1937
FatherJames Banford Thompson b. 1 Jan 1832, d. 18 Nov 1901
MotherMargaret Catherine Carroll d. 1900
OccupationWilliam P Thompson was (an unknown value).1  
Birth*22 January 1862He was born on 22 January 1862 at Queanbeyan, New South Wales.2,3,4 
Marriage*4 March 1885He married Florence Louise Single on 4 March 1885 at Penrith, New South Wales.5,6 
Occupation*between 1913 and 1920William P Thompson was (an unknown value) between 1913 and 1920.7,8  
Retirement*1935He was retired in 1935.  
Death*6 October 1937He died on 6 October 1937 at Ashfield, New South Wales, at age 75.9,10,11 
Burial*after 6 October 1937He was buried after 6 October 1937 at Macquarie Park Cemetery, Macquarie Park, New South Wales.12,13 
Obituary7 October 1937His obituary.14,15 


Florence Louise Single b. 1865, d. 7 Jan 1941
Children 1.Ethel Florence Thompson b. 1886, d. 1956
 2.Horace W Thompson b. 1887
 3.Norman Banford Thompson b. 1894, d. 1963


  1. [S485] TROVE Australia, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/, Occupation = Quantity Surveyor.
  2. [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.
  3. [S13] NSW Pioneers (1788-1888) BDM, NSW Pioneers (1788-1888) CD-ROM, Reg. No: 12748
    Born 1862
    Registered at Queanbeyan, NSW
    Father = James B
    Mother = Margaret C.
  4. [S32] NSW BW (1914-1945) BDM, NSW BW (1914-1945) CD-ROM, Father = James Banfod
    Mother = Margaret.
  5. [S13] NSW Pioneers (1788-1888) BDM, NSW Pioneers (1788-1888) CD-ROM, Reg. No: 6277
    Married 1885
    Registered at Penrith, NSW.
  6. [S427] NSW Parliament Records, online http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/members.nsf, Married 4-Mar-1885.
  7. [S206] Aust WW1 Embarkation Roll, online http://www.awm.gov.au/nominalrolls/ww1/embarkation/…, Occupation = MLA "Clermont."
  8. [S427] NSW Parliament Records, online http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/members.nsf, Parliamentarian

    Parliamentary Service
    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
    Liberal Party

    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.

    Additional Information.
  9. [S427] NSW Parliament Records, online http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/members.nsf, Died 6-Oct-1937
    Deathplace = Ashfield, NSW.
  10. [S32] NSW BW (1914-1945) BDM, NSW BW (1914-1945) CD-ROM, Reg. No: 20775
    Died 1937
    Registered at Ashfield, NSW
    Father = James Banfod
    Mother = Margaret.
  11. [S485] TROVE Australia, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/, Died 6-Oct-1937
    Aged 75 years
    Deathplace = Masonic Hospital.
  12. [S427] NSW Parliament Records, online http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/members.nsf, Buried at Northern Suburbs Cemetery.
  13. [S738] Maquarie Park Cemetery & Crematorium(AUSCEM), online http://austcemindex.com/cemetery.php?id=1728, Burial Details

    Macquarie Park Cemetery & Crematorium

    Surname          THOMPSON
    Given names     William
    Birth date     
    Death date     6-Oct-1937
    Portion          Ang
    Row          F4
    Plot          54.
  14. [S485] TROVE Australia, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/, Death Notice

    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW: 1842-1954)
    Thursday 7 October 1937

    Mr. William Thompson

    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.
    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.
  15. [S485] TROVE Australia, online http://trove.nla.gov.au/, Obituary

    Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, QLD.: 1878-1954)
    Friday 8 October 1937


    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