Thomas TOMSON & Mary SPENCER/MARTIN married 1708, Canterbury, Kent
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Thomas TOMSON & Mary SPENCER married 1708, Canterbury, Kent



Chart revised 12 Aug 2012
Thomas Tomson (c1664 ?Ramsgate) & Mary Spencer/Martin children: Mary Tomson (1709 Ramsgate) & Alexander Mockett married 1748 Thanet St Laurence George Tomson (1711 Ramsgate) & Elizabeth Reader married 1734 St Mary Bredin Lewis Tomson (1713 Ramsgate) & Mary Spencer (1720 Thanet St Laurence) married 1745 Margate, Sarah (1715 Ramsgate) & John Moses married 1733 Canterbury Ann (1719 Ramsgate) & Edward Spencer married 1739 Minster in Thanet


First marriage of Thomas Tomson:

Thomas TOMSON & Ann SIMPSON married 1687, Canterbury St Alphege



Chart revised 12 Aug 2012
Thomas Tomson (c1664 ?Ramsgate) & Ann Simpson (c.1660) married 1687 Canterbury St Alphege children: Sarah Tomson (1688 Thanet St Laurence) & Adam Spencer married ?Ramsgate Thomas Tomson (1689 Thanet St Laurence) John Tomson (1690 Thanet St Laurence) Thomas Tomson (1692 Thanet St Laurence) ?Richard Tomson (c1694-1733 ?Thanet St Laurence) & Sarah Curling married 1716 Thanet St Laurence Ann Tomson (d.1695 Thanet St Peter) Adam Tomson (1696 Thanet St Peter) Lewis Tomson (1698 Ramsgate Ebenezer Independent) Thomas Tomson (1700-1740 St Peter) & Dorothy Curling married 1724 St Mary Bredin John Tomson (1701 St Peter)










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    Thomas Tomson
    baptised 6 Oct 1664
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    parents: Thomas Tomson & Sarah (Curling)
    Ann Simpson
    ?baptised 1 Apr 1667
    Canterbury St Peter, Kent
    parents: Richard Simpson & Mary

    Thomas Tomson & Ann Simpson
    married 17 Nov 1687
    Canterbury St Alphege, Kent


    Ann Tomson
    died c1701
    ?Thanet St Peter, Kent







    Mary Spencer
    baptised 12 Aug 1675
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    parents: William Spencer & Sarah

    IGI I00978-5
    Stephen Martin
    ?baptised 9 May 1671
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent
    parents: Gervase Martin & Rebecca


    IGI I06353-9
    Mary Spencer & Stephen Martin
    licence 1699, both of St Laurence
    married 30 Mar 1699
    Canterbury St Andrew, Kent

    IGI I01111-2
    Stephen Martin
    burial not found
    ?at sea







    Thomas Tomson & Mary Martin
    licence 6 May 1708
    married 7 May 1708
    Canterbury St Martin, Kent
    TT widower, seaman, MM widow

    Thomas Tomson
    buried 8 Sep 1721
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent

    Mary Tomson
    buried 22 Nov 1755
    Thanet St Laurence, Kent



    Monumental inscriptions - Thanet St Laurence, Ramsgate

  • http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Libr/MIs/MIsRamsgate/01.htm


  • 433 [31]. Next on a large stone:
    "In this vault lays interr’d the body of Mr Thomas TOMSON of Ramsgate, who departed this life the 8th of September 1721 in the 57th year of his age.
    Here also lieth interr’d the body of Ann, daughter of Richard and Sarah Tomson, who departed this life April ye 25th day 1732 aged 12 years and 12 days.
    Here lieth also the body of Mr Richard Tomson, who died April ye 5th 1733 aged 39 years. He left issue by Sarah his wife, three sons and two daughters, viz: William, Thomas, Richard, Sarah and Doroty.
    Here also lies the body of Mr Thomas Tomson, son of the above said Thomas, who died March ye 8th day 1740 in the 40th year of his age. He left issue by Doroty, his wife, five sons, viz: Thomas, Richard, William, Adam and Simpson.
    Also Simpson, son of Thomas and Doroty Tomson, who died September ye 17th 1741 in the 5th year of his age.
    Also Mary, wife of Lewis Tomson, who died February ye 13th 1742 aged 26 years and 5 months.
    Also Lewis, son of Lewis and Mary Tomson, who died July ye 20th 1740 aged 1 year and 3 months.
    Also Mary, widow of Mr Thomas Tomson, Sen. She died November ye 22nd 1755 aged 83 years."
    Will of Thomas Tomson, 1664-1721

    Courtesy of Pat & Sheila



    IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN this Seventh day of September in the Eighth year of the Reign of King George over Great Britain and Anno Dmi 1721 I THOMAS TOMSON of Ramsgate in the Isle of Thanet in the County of Kent Marriner being sick in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory praised be God for the same and considering the uncertainty of this life do make and declare this my last Will and Testament in writing in manner following that is to say First and principally I yield my Soul into the hands of Almighty God my Creator with perfect hope in my Redeemer Christ Jesus to dwell with him eternally after this my mortal life shall be ended and my body I bequeath to the earth to be decently buried at the direction of my Executors hereafter named and as for settling that Estate wherewith it hath pleased Almighty God to bless me with I dispose of in manner following (that is to say)
    First I give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas Tomson and his heirs for ever All That my Messuage or Tenement Barn Stable Brewhouse Malthouse and all the Utensils of Brewing in the said Brewhouse together with all the Strong Small Beer in the same and All my stock of Strong beer in all and every the Public Houses I serve with Beer and all those several pieces or parcels of Arable Land lying and being in the parish of St Laurence in the said Isle of Thanet (and the said Messuage and Brewhouse doth lye in the same parish of St Laurence aforesaid) All which said premises are now in my own occupation all which said lands I lately purchased of Thomasin Coppin Widow
    Also I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah now wife of Adam Spencer the sum of Five hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid unto her by my Executors hereafter named in the month next after my decease
    Also I give unto my son Lewis Tomson the sum of Five hundred pounds of like money to be paid to him when he sall attain the age of one and twenty years by m Executors hereafter named but I do appoint that lawful interest for the same shall be paid by my Executors to Francis Small of Ramsgate Baker to and for the use and maintenance of my said Son Lewis half yearly
    Also I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Sarah Tomson Jun. Spinster one other of my daughters the like sum of Five hundred pounds to be paid to her when she shall attain the age of one and twenty years or day of Marriage whichever shall first happen by my Executors hereafter named but I do also appoint that lawful interest for the same shall be paid by my Executors to the said Francis Small half yearly to and for the use and maintenance of the said Sarah Tomson
    Also I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Anne Tomson Spinster the like sum of Five hundred pounds of like money to be paid to be paid to her when she shall attain the age of one and twenty years or day of Marriage which shall first happen by my Executors hereafter named but I do appoint that lawful interest for the same shall be paid by my Executors to the said Francis Small half yearly to and for the use and maintenance of her the said Anne Tomson
    Also I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah now wife of Adam Spencer and to her heirs for ever All that Messuage or Tenement Shop and Yard in Ramsgate aforesaid and now or late in the tenure or occupation of -------- Foster Widow
    Also I do give and bequeath unto my wife Mary Tomson during her natural life All that my Messuage or Tenement in Ramsgate aforesaid now or late in the tenure or occupation of David Sharp or of his Assigns
    Also I do give and bequeath unto my Son Lewis Tomson and to his heirs forever All those two Tenements and half an acre of land together with the backsides and gardens to the same belonging situate lying and being at a place called Broadstairs in the parish of St Peter the Apostle in the said Isle of Thanet and are now or late in the tenure or occupation of ------ Palmer Widow and Henry Small or of their Assigns
    Also I do give and bequeath unto my Son Thomas Tomson and to his heirs forever All that my Messuage or Tenement brewhouse and backside called or known by the name of the Sign of the Dover Castle in Ramsgate aforesaid and now or late in the tenure or occupation of John Eaton or his Assigns
    Also I do give and bequeath unto my said daughter Sarah Tomson Spinster and to her heirs for ever All that my Messuage or Tenement in Ramsgate aforesaid in occupation of Susannah Watts Widow or of her Assigns
    Also I do give and bequeath unto my daughter Anne Tomson Spinster and to her heirs for ever All that my other Messuage or Tenement in Ramsgate aforesaid in occupation of John Wilkinson or of his Assigns
    Also I do give and bequeath All that my Manor of Soles(?) and also All that Messuage or Tenement Barn Stables Orchards Gardens Wooded Lands and premises situate lying and being within …. of honington in the said County of Kent and now in the tenure or occupation of William Sharp or of his Assigns unto my Son Richard Tomson during the term of his natural life and after his decease I do give and bequeath the same unto the right heirs of his body lawfully begotten and to be begotten and for want of such heirs I do give and bequeath the same unto the right heirs of me the said Thomas Tomson for ever Also I do give and bequeath unto my said Son Richard Tomson All that my Messuage or Tenement Gardens Orchard Backside wherein I now dwell in Ramsgate aforesaid for and during the term of his natural life and after his decease I do give and bequeath the same unto the right heirs of his body lawfully begotten and to be begotten and for want of such heirs I do give the same to the right heirs of me the said Thomas Tomson forever
    Also I do give and bequeath unto my said Son Lewis Tomson and to his heirs for ever All that piece or parcel of arable land containing by estimation Six acres situate lying and being in the parish of St Laurence aforesaid which I lately purchased of William Long and now in the occupation of me the said Thomas Tomson
    All the rest and residue of my Goods Chattels ………… and personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever I do give and bequeath unto my Six children Richard Tomson Thomas Tomson Lewis Tomon Sarah wife of Adam Spencer Sarah Tomson Spinster and Anne Tomson out of which I first order all my Debts Legacies Funeral charges and probate of this my Will to be first paid and discharged and I do nominate and appoint my two sons Richard Tomson and Thomas Tomson joint Executors to this my last Will and Testament revoking all other Wills heretofore by me made

    IN WITNESS whereof I the said THOMAS TOMSON have hereunto set my hand and seal to each sheet of paper the whole containing four sheets the day and year first above written I do also appoint that my wife Maryshall have all the Household goods Linen Plate and Furniture which she had at the time of my marrying of her to be delivered to her by my Executors when she shall demand the same
    THOMAS TOMSON Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the within named Thomas Tomson to be his last Will and Testament this Seventh day of September Anno Deo 1721 in the presence of Sarah Blinskon John Major John Paramor Jun.


  • East Kent Will Index (1660-1858)


  • Tomson Thomas, Ramsgate, 1721 1721 PRC32/59/517 PRC31/191 T/2


  • More about Soles Court, Nonington
  • from Pat & Sheila








    Monumental inscriptions - Thanet St Laurence, Ramsgate



  • http://www.kentarchaeology.org.uk/Research/Libr/MIs/MIsRamsgate/01.htm


  • 204.
    Elizabeth, wife of William SPENCER, died 31st July 1743 aged 59 years.
    Also the above William Spencer died May 1757 aged 74 years.
    Also three children, Silvester, Elizabeth and John.
    Also Mary TOMSON, daughter of above (wife of Lewis Tomson) died 6th November (buried 12th November) 1803 aged 83 years.


    329 [2].
    On a mural monument of white marble: "In memory of Sarah, wife of Mr Adam SPENCER, who, dying July ye 2nd 1745 in the 57th year of her age, was deposited with three children in a vault near this place, waiting for a joyful resurrection. She was by Mr Adam Spencer the mother of 9 children, of whom 4 only survive.
    Also, of the abovesaid Mr Adam Spencer, merchant, who died the 23rd of May 1757 aged 68.
    Also of Ann Spencer, relict of George Spencer, youngest son of the above Adam Spencer, who died on the 6th of December 1821 in the 95th year of her age.
    Also in Memory of George HARDY, Esquire, who died the 18th day of August 1786 aged 67 years, and of Ann his wife (daughter of Adam Spencer the elder) who died the 1st day of March 1795 aged 76 years. Likewise of William & Lucy Curtis HARDY, two infant children of George Tickner Hardy, Esquire. Also the above George Tickner Hardy, Esquire, who was born 26th of May 1758 and died 19th of June 1801. Also of Sarah, wife of the above, who died 28th of December 1838 aged 81 years.
    " ARMS, upon two shields: The dexter for HARDY, Argent, on a bend engrailed gules, a crescent between two leopards’ heads of the first; on a chief azure, three catherine wheels, or. For Crest, an eagle’s head bendy of four, argent and sable, between two wings the dexter or, the sinister gules, in the beak a pansy flower proper, stalked and leaved vert. THE SINISTER FOR SPENCER, Parti per pale, quarterly 1st & 4th. Argent; 2nd & 3rd Gules, a fret, or, over all on a bend, sable, three escallops of the first. Impaling Barry of six, azure and gules, a chief ermine.


    205. Thomas, son of Edward and Ann SPENCER, died 27th May 1757 aged 16 years. Also three sons and three daughters who died in infancy. Also Robert CURLING, Junior, grandson of above, died on his passage from Jamaica 9th November 1799, aged 29 years. Also Edward Spencer, son of above, died at sea 17th August 1771, aged 26 years.


    219. Ann, wife of Captain Thomas ABBOTT, died 17th August 1728 aged 39 years, leaving one son and one daughter, viz: Thomas and Mary. Thomas died 14th November 1729 aged 1 year 4 months. Mary (Anesley) died 17th November 1730 aged 3 years 4 months. (There is a mural monument inside the Abbott Mausoleum with this inscription and surmounted by Coat of Arms bearing: Parti per pale, Dexter, gules, a chevron or between three pears stalked of the last. Sinister, argent upon a pile sable three griffins’ heads erased of the first. Crest: Out of a Ducal coronet a unicorn’s head or, between two ostrich feathers argent). Also John and Thomas, son of above Thomas Abbott by Mary, his wife. John died 13th February 1748 aged 3 years and 10 months. Thomas died 5th November 1749 aged 8 years 9 months. (In the same Mausoleum is a Mural Monument inscribed to John and Thomas Abbott, Captain Thomas Abbott, Elizabeth Curteis, daughter of Captain Thomas and Mary Abbott, and Mary, wife of John Abbott and daughter of John and Sarah MOSES). Also the above Captain Thomas ABBOTT died 7th November 1750 aged 60 years, leaving issue Elizabeth and John.





    From Pat:



  • http://www.imagesofengland.org.uk


  • This site contains photos and details about buildings etc that are now subject to Conservation Laws. Put 'Ramsgate' into the Search Box - and it came up with over 400 items. Somewhere around No. 122 it showed The Rising Sun - and later from about 200 onwards there are a lot of photos of tombs and graves in the St Lawrence Churchyard. Most of them are said to be illegible - but it does give a really good idea of what the Churchyard is like, and there are some familiar names.





    Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Will Index



  • http://www.kentarchaeology.ac/ekwills_a/series/adci/adp_ra.htm


  • Thompson Lewis Ramsgate 1748 1757 PRC17/95/347
    Tomson Mary Ramsgate 1794 1804 PRC17/103/613b
    TomsonDorothy Ramsgate 17681768 PRC17/98/148







    Will of Richard Tomson, 1694-1733

    Son of Thomas Tomson & Ann Simpson, and inheritor of the Manor of Soles, Nonnington



    Courtesy of Sheila & Pat



    IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN the five and twentieth day of February Anno Domini 1726 and in the Thirteenth year of the reign of King George over Great Britain I RICHARD TOMSON of Ramsgate in the parish of Saint Lawrence in the Isle of Thanett in the County of Kent Mariner being in reasonable good health and of sound and perfect mind and memory praised be God for it but considering the uncertainty of this transitory life and being desirous to settle that Estate wherewith it hath pleased God to bless me do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in writing in manner following First and principally I yield my soul into the hands of Almighty God with full assurance and steadfast hope in my Redeemer Christ Jesus to live with him eternally after this my mortal life shall be ended and my body I bequeath to the Earth whereof it was first framed to be reverently interred at the direction of my Executor hereinafter named
    Also I do give and bequeath unto Sarah my welbeloved Wife All and Singular my Indentures Household goods Linnen Plate Furniture and Personal Estate whatsoever wheresoever and of what nature quality or degree soever the same shall exist and be she paying out of the same my debts funeral charges and probate of this my Will And I do hereby make and ordain my said Wife Sarah sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament This is the Last Will and Testament of me the said Richard Thomson made and declared the said Five and Twentieth day of February Anno Domini 1726 touching the disposal of All and singular my Manors Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever I do give and devise the same as followeth And first I do give and devise All that the Manor of Soles with the rights members and appurtenances thereof and all that Messuage or Tenement called Soles with the Barns Stable Orchard Farm and Lands Arable pasture and Woods thereunto belonging containing in the whole by estimation One hundred and forty Acres more or less with their and every of their appurtenances situate lying and being in the parish of Nonington in the said County of Kent and now or late in my own occupation and in the occupation of William Sharp and
    also All that Messuage or Tenement Outhouses Edifices Buildings Yards Gardens and Land thereunto belonging with their and every of their Appurtenances situate lying and being in Ramsgate aforesaid in the parish of Saint Lawrence aforesaid and now in my own occupation and
    also all that my moiety or half part, the whole in two equal parts to be divided, of and in all those the two Messuages or Tenements with the Backsides Gardens and Land thereunto belonging with their and every of their appurts situate lying and being in the parish of Saint George in the City of Canterbury and now or late in the several tenures or occupations of Crandsy and Talbart or of their Assigns into my welbeloved wife Sarah for and during the term of her natural life she keeping the same in good repair and from and after her decease I do give grant and devise one annuity or yearly rent charge of Twenty pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be yearly issuing going received perceived levied had taken and paid of and out of all that Manor of Soles with the Rights Members and Appurtenances thereof and all that Messuage or Tenement called Soles with the Barn Stable Orchard Yard and Lands Arable pasture and Wood thereunto belonging or therewith used gotten occupied or enjoyed containing in the whole by estimation One hundred and Forty acres more or less with their Appurtenances and before mentioned so situate lying and being in the parish of Nonington aforesaid in the said County of Kent and now or late in my own occupation and in the occupation of the said William Sharp unto all and every my daughter or daughters which shall be lawfully born or begotten by me the said Richard Tomson on the body of my said wife Sarah at the time of the decease of my said wife and to their Heirs for ever equally to be divided between them The rest and residue of all and singular my Mannors Messuages Lands Tenements and Hereditaments whatsoever and wheresoever I do give and devise the same unto and amongst all and every my child or children lawfully born or begotten as well males as females as males And to their Heirs for ever equally to be divided between them

    In Witness whereof I the said RICHARD TOMSON to this my last Will and Testament in four sheets of paper contained to every sheet thereof my hand and seal have set and put the day and year first above written RICHARD TOMSON Signed sealed published and declared by the within named Richard Tomson to be his last Will and Testament this Twenty fifth day of February Anno domini 1726 and by us subscribed as witnesses in his presence and at his request and after the interlining of the word (as) in the second line from the top of this last sheet Sarah Shonk Thomas Gupp …….

    This Will was proved at London before the Worshipful Edward Kingston Doctor of Laws Surrogate of the Right Worshipful John Bottesworth also Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted the Twenty fourth day of January in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Thirty-eight by the oath of Sarah Thomson Widow the Relict and sole Executrix in the said Will named to whom administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattels and credits of the said deceased she being first sworn duly to administer the same.




    Wills of Richard Tomson, 1728-1793 & his wife Mary Fox d.1808

    Grandson of Thomas Tomson & Ann Simpson, son of Thomas Tomson & Dorothy Curling, and inheritor of the brewing business



    Courtesy of Sheila & Pat



    THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
    of me Richard Tomson the Elder of Ramsgate in the Isle of Thanet in the County of Kent Brewer I being of sound and disposing mind and memory First I Give and bequeath to every one of my five daughters hereinafter named the sum of Five Hundred Pounds apiece of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid at their marriage respectively and I charge all my real and personal estate with the payment thereof and I Give Devise and Bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Tomson and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life if she shall so long remain my widow subject to above payment of the said legacies and my just debts and funeral charges All my Messuages Lands Tenements Hereditaments and real estate whatsoever with the appurts except the piece or parcel of land hereinafter devised together with the interest profits custody and using of all my Money Securities for money Stocks in the Public Funds Plate Linen Household furniture Stock in trade of my Brewing and Farming business and all the utensils and implements thereof and all other my goods chattels and personal estate whatsoever fully trusting that she my said wife will duly attend to and provide for the maintenance and welfare of all my children and from and immediately after her decease or intermarriage I Give and devise all my said Messuages Lands Tenements Hereditaments and Real Estate (except as before excepted) in manner following that is to say I Give and devise one full equal undivided sixth part thereof to my Son Richard Tomson for and during the term of his natural life and from and after the determination of that estate I Give and devise the same Sixth part with the appurts to my Brother-in-Law William Fox Esquire and his heirs during the natural life of my said son Richard Tomson In Trust only to preserve the contingent Estate therein hereinafter limited from being barred or defeated but nevertheless to permit my said Son to receive the rents and profits thereof during his life and from and after his decease I Give and devise the same Sixth part to the heirs of his body and for want of such issue to my own right heirs for ever and I Give and devise the other five full equal undivided Sixth parts of and in my said Messuages Lands Tenements Hereditaments and Real Estate with the appurtenances unto my five daughters Dorothy Tomson Sarah Curling Tomson Mary Tomson Catherine Tomson and Ann Simpson Tomson and to their heirs and assigns for ever equally to be divided between them and to be by them held and enjoyed as Tenants in Common and from and after the decease or intermarriage of my said wife and after or subject to such payments as aforesaid I Give and bequeath all my said Monies Securities Stocks Plate Linen Furniture Stock in Trade and business and other goods chattels and personal estate to my said Son and Daughters equally to be divided between them share and share alike provided always and my will and desire is that from and after the decease or intermarriage of my said wife or in case she (being my widow) shall at any time be desirous to quit and leave my said Brewing and Farming business then my said Son Richard Tomson shall and may in preferment to all others take have and occupy the same Business and all the Messuages Buildings Lands and Premises in or upon which the same is now used by me for and during his life or for so long time only as he shall carry on the said Business for his own use and benefit he my said son duly paying to my said wife for and during the term of her life or widowhood and after her decease or intermarriage to my said daughters or their heirs for and in respect of my two third parts of such Messuages Buildings Land and Premises or their respective parts thereof according to the yearly rent or sum of Seventy Five pounds of lawful money of Great Britain for the whole of my said two third parts over and above all annuities with which the same are charged and my will and desire further is that during all the time aforesaid my said son shall and may also hold all such Alehouses or Public Houses as I am possessed of or interested in at and for the respective rents that are now paid for the same and do give and devise to my said Son Richard Tomson and to his heirs and assigns for ever all that my piece or parcel of arable land containing by estimation three acres more or less with the appurtenances situate lying and being within the Liberty of the Vill of Ramsgate aforesaid and which I heretofore purchased of the Executors of Adam Spencer deceased and now in my own occupation he my said Son paying to my said wife or to my said five daughters equally to be divided between them the sum of One hundred pounds of lawful money of Great Britain with the payment whereof I do hereby charge the same piece or parcel of Land and I appoint my said wife and the said William Fox Executors of this my last Will and Testament and Guardians of the persons and estates of such of my children as may be under the age of twenty one years at my decease and do hereby revoke all former Wills by me made IN WITNESS whereof I have to each of these two sheets of paper (which together contain my Will) set my Hand and Seal the Nineteenth day of June in the Twenty-ninth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and so forth and in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Nine

    RICHARD TOMSON

    Signed Sealed Published and Delivered by the Testator Richard Tomson the Elder as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who here subscribe our names in his presence
    Wm Dean
    John Daniel
    J Fagg
    Resigned and Resealed by the Testator Richard Tomson and by him Republished and delivered as his last Will and Testament this Ninth day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Ninety-one in the presence of us who here subscribe our names in his presence
    Henry Gambril
    Wm. Dean
    J Fagg
    Resigned and Resealed by the Testator Richard Tomson and by him Republished and delivered as his last Will and Testament this Twenty-third day of April in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Ninety-two in the presence of us who here subscribe our names in his presence
    William Whales
    Michael Mascall
    John Daniel

    THIS IS A CODICIL to the Last will and testament of me RICHARD TOMSON the Elder of Ramsgate in the Isle of Thanet in the County of Kent Brewer which Will bears date on or about the Nineteenth day of June which was in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Eighty Nine whereas I have in and by my said Will given and devised to my beloved wife Mary Tomson and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life if she shall so long remain my widow (subject to the payment of the legacies therein mentioned and of my just debts and funeral charges) All my Messuages Lands Tenements Hereditaments and Real Estate whatsoever with the appurtenancies (except a certain piece or parcel of arable land situate in Ramsgate aforesaid therein devised to my Son Richard Tomson and his heirs) and from and immediately after the decease or intermarriage of my said wife I have and by my said Will given and devised all my said Messuages Lands Tenements Hereditaments and Real Estate (except as before excepted) in manner therein expressed which Will I have twice namely on or about the Ninth day of March One thousand Seven hundred and Ninety-one and on or about the Twenty-third day of April One thousand Seven hundred and Ninety-two
    Resigned Resealed and Republished and whereas I have lately purchased to me and my heirs certain Messuages Lands Tenements Hereditaments and Real Estate now I the said Richard Tomson do hereby give and devise all such Messuages Lands Tenements Hereditaments and Real Estate whatsoever as I have purchased to me and my heirs since the making of my said will with All and singular the appurtenances thereof to such and the same persons for such and the same Estates in such and in the same parts shares and proportions and in such and in the same manner as I have in and by my said Will given and devised All such Messuages Lands Tenements Hereditaments and Real Estate except the said piece or parcel of land therein devised to my said son Richard Tomson and his heirs as I was then seized of and I do hereby ratify and confirm my said will in all other respects whatsoever
    IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this first day of February in the Thirty-third year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord King George the Third and in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Ninety-three
    RICHARD TOMSON
    Signed and Sealed by the Testator Richard Tomson and by him published and declared

    PROBATE granted 13th May 1793






    THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
    of me MARY TOMSON of Ramsgate in the Isle of Thanet in the County of Kent Widow WHEREAS my late husband Richard Tomson deceased did in and by his last Will and Testament in writing bearing date the Nineteenth day of June One Thousand Seven hundred and Eighty nine give and bequeath to each and every one of his five daughters therein and hereinafter named the sum of Five hundred Pounds of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid at their marriage respectively and charged all his real and personal Estate with the payment thereof And did also give devise and bequeath five full and equal Sixth parts of the Residue of his real and personal estate after my decease unto his said five daughters equally to be divided between them share and share alike and whereas it is my will and desire that such of my daughters as remain single shall have and receive an equal share in the property of my said late husband and myself with those of my daughters who are or may be married now therefore to that end I do give and bequeath unto each and every one of my said daughters who being single and unmarried shall not have received the said Legacy of Five hundred Pounds bequeathed as aforesaid by their late father’s Will the Sum of Five hundred pounds of lawful British Money to be paid unto them by my Executors hereinafter named within one year after my decease upon condition nevertheless that upon the Receipt of the said sum of Five hundred pounds each and every one of them shall execute and give a Bond in the penal sum of One thousand pounds to my Executors conditioned to be in forfeit if the party bound shall in case of her Marriage after my decease claim demand ask for or receive the said legacy or Sum of Five hundred pounds so bequeathed unto my said daughters upon their respective Marriages by the said will of their said late father and I do charge all my said personal Estate with the payment of the said Legacies of Five hundred pounds by me bequeathed unto my single daughters upon condition as aforesaid And I give and devise unto and to the use of my three single daughters Dorothy Tomson Mary Tomson and Catherine Tomson and of their several and respective heirs and assigns for ever equally to be divided between them as Tenants in Common and not as Joint Tenants (subject nevertheless and chargeable as hereinafter mentioned) All That Messuage or Tenement with the Outhouses Buildings Yard Garden Coach-house Stable Stable-yard and other appurtenances thereunto belonging situate lying and being in the High Street in Ramsgate aforesaid and now in my own occupation And also those two Tenements and Cottages with the Yards and appurtenances to the same respectively belonging near and adjoining to the said Messuage or Tenement and now in the several occupations of Ann Short Widow and Susannah Verrier Spinster All which premises I lately purchased of the Reverend William George Garrett Clerk And I do hereby subject and charge and make liable All and singular the said Messuages Tenements Cottages Hereditaments and premises to and with the Payment of the sum of Seven hundred and Twenty pounds of lawful British Money which Sum of Seven hundred and Twenty pounds I do hereby give and bequeath and direct to be paid within twelve months after my decease in manner following (that is to say) Two hundred and Forty pounds part thereof to my son Richard Tomson to and for his own use and Two hundred and Forty pounds other part thereof unto my daughter Sarah Curling wife of George Hooper to and for her own use and Two hundred and Forty pounds residue thereof unto my daughter Ann Simpson wife of James Cooper to and for her own use And I give and devise all other my Messuages Lands Tenements Hereditaments and real Estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto and to those of my Six children the said Richard Tomson Dorothy Tomson Sarah Curling the wife of George Hooper Mary Tomson Catherine Tomson and Ann Simpson the wife of the said James Cooper and of their several and respective heirs and assigns for ever equally to be divided between them share and share alike as Tenants in Common and not as Joint Tenants And as to All and singular my Money Securities Goods Chattels Effects and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever (subject to the payment of my debts and funeral charges) I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto and equally between my Six Children before named share and share alike to and for their own use And I nominate and appoint my Son the said Richard Tomson, my eldest daughter the said Dorothy Tomson, and my Son-in-Law the said George Hooper Executors of this my Will and hereby revoking all former Wills by me made I publish and declare this only to be and contain my last Will and Testament

    IN WITNESS whereof I the said Mary Tomson the Testatrix have to the first sheet of this my last Will and Testament in two sheets of paper contained set my Hand and to this second sheet thereof my Hand and Seal this Ninth day of June in the year of Our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Eight
    MARY TOMSON
    Signed Sealed Published and Delivered by the said Mary Tomson the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who, at her request and in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our Names as Witnesses
    Edward Daniel Jnr
    J W Kennett
    A B Brittenden

    THIS WILL was proved at London on the Fourteenth day of October in the year of our Lord One thousand Eight hundred and Eight before the Worshipful Samuel Parrot Parson Doctor of Laws and Surrogate of the Right Honourable Sir William Kinglet Doctor of Laws Master …… or Commissionary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oaths of Richard Tomson the Son of the deceased and George Hooper two of the Executors named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the Goods Chattels and Credits of the said deceased they having been first sworn duly to administer Power reserved to making a like Grant to Dorothy Tomson Spinster the daughter of the deceased and the other Executor named in the said Will when she shall apply for the same.




    Will of William Thompson, d.1787

    Not quite sure where this man fits into the family



    Courtesy of Sheila & Pat



    THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me William Thompson of Ramsgate in the Isle of Thanet in the county of Kent Brewers Servant. I being of sound and disposing mind and memory Do Give Devise and Bequeath to my beloved wife Catherine Thompson and to her heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns All my messuages land tenements and hereditaments and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever with the appurtenances Together with all my homes, securities for money, stocks in the Publick Funds, Plate, Linnin, Apparel, Household Furniture, Effects, Goods, Chattels, and Personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever she my said wife paying all my just debts and funeral charges with the payment whereof
    I charge all my said real and personal estate And I do Appoint my said wife sole Executrix of this my Last Will and Testament and hereby revoke all former Wills by me made
    In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the Twenty-fifth day of August in the Twenty seventh year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith … .. …. And in the year of our Lord One thousand Seven hundred and Eighty-seven
    The mark of William Thompson Signed Sealed Published and Delivered by the said William Thompson the Testator as and for his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have here subscribed our names in his presence
    Margaret Stephens
    Mary Harnett
    John Daniel

    The before registered Will of William Thompson deceased was Proved this Thirteenth day of October 1787 Before the Revd Joshua Dix Clerk Surrogate to the Worshipful William Scott Doctor of Law Official General to the Revd the Archdeacon of Canterbury Lawfully constituted by the Oath of Catherine Thompson Widow Relict and sole Executrix named in the said will She being first Sworn duly to perform the same.




    Tomson Brewhouse Lease

    28 Jul 1719 between Thomas Tomson the elder, & Thomas Tomson the younger



    Courtesy of Pat & Sheila

    from East Kent Archives, Tomson & Wootton papers

    Photographs

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  • from Google Books

  • Tomson & Wotton brewery




    from "The brewing industry in England, 1700-1830" By Peter Mathias

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  • Tomson & Wotton brewery




    thanks, Pat

  • Picasa - Old Ramsgate photos

  • Tomson & Wotton brewery




    thanks, Pat

  • Picasa - Old Ramsgate photos

  • Tomson & Wotton brewery




    thanks, Pat




    Prisoners of War

    Richard Tomson, France 1757-1761, & William John Martin Tomson, Germany 1916.



    Courtesy of Pat & Sheila

    from East Kent Archives, notebook from Tomson & Wootton papers