THOMPSON, Francis (c.1655-93), of Humbleton, Yorks.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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1679 - Mar. 1681
1689 - 27 Oct. 1693

Family and Education

b. c.1655, 1st s. of William Thompson I*.  educ. Brentwood g.s.; St. John’s, Camb. adm. 16 June 1671, aged 15.  m. lic. 26 Nov. 1669, Arabella, da. and h. of Sir Edmund Alleyn, 2nd Bt., of Hatfield Peverel, Essex, 1s.  suc. fa. 1692.1

Offices Held


Returned by his father, Thompson was listed as a Whig by Lord Carmarthen (Sir Thomas Osborne†) in March 1690, and may have told on 26 Apr. 1690 in favour of the abjuration bill. He was classed by Robert Harley* in a list of April 1691 as a member of the Country party. It was either he or Henry Thompson* who acted as a teller on 6 Feb. 1692 on an amendment to the address about the East India trade, in support of the East India Company, and more probably he who was the ‘Mr Thompson’ given three weeks’ leave of absence on 4 Feb. 1693, to recover his health. Thompson died on 27 Oct. 1693 and was buried at Humbleton.

Ref Volumes: 1690-1715

Author: D. W. Hayton


  • 1. Clay, Dugdale’s Vis. Yorks. iii. 43.