Sir Henry Thompson, 3rd Baronet

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The Revd. Sir Henry Thompson, 3rd Baronet Thompson of Virkees (5 November 1796 – 1 July 1868) was the third son of Sir Charles Thompson, 1st Baronet, and Jane Selby. He succeeded to the baronetcy after his eldest brother the 2nd Baronet died without issue in 1826. On 26 February 1826 he married Hannah Jean Grey, third daughter of Sir George Grey, 1st Baronet, of Falloden, KCB, Commissioner at Portsmouth Dockyard, and Mary Whitbread, daughter of Samuel Whitbread. Sir George Grey was the third son of Charles Grey, 1st Earl Grey, and younger brother of Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey.

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Sir Henry and Hannah Jean Grey had one daughter, Hannah Jane Thompson (1829–1899), born in Ryde, Isle of Wight, but his wife died shortly after childbirth. His daughter married Henry Thomas Murdoch Kirby, vicar of Mayfield, Sussex, in 1847 at Frant, Sussex. One of their twelve children was Admiral Francis George Kirby (1854–1951), Captain of HMS Phaeton.

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HMS <i>Phaeton</i> (1883)

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In October 1835, Sir Henry married Miss Emily Frances Anne Leeke, daughter of Ralph Leeke of Longford Hall, Shifnal, Shropshire, in Brighton. They had childrenFrances Anna (b. 1837), Henry Charles (b. 1843), Ralph Harvey (1846–1846) and Caroline Eleanor (1848–1900).

Sir Henry was, during his life, Curate in charge at Holy Trinity Church, Bembridge, Isle of Wight; Rector of the Church of Holy Trinity, Fareham, Hampshire (the building of which had been paid for by himself and his mother, Lady Jane Thompson), and in 1845 he was given the living of Frant, Sussex, by the Earl of Abergavenny. He died in Chichester in 1868 and was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Fareham.

Holy Trinity Church, Bembridge Church

Holy Trinity Church, Bembridge is a parish church in the Church of England located in Bembridge, Isle of Wight.

Fareham town in Hampshire, England

Fareham is a market town at the north-west tip of Portsmouth Harbour, between the cities of Portsmouth and Southampton in south east Hampshire, England. It gives its name to the Borough of Fareham. It was historically an important manufacturer of bricks, used to build the Royal Albert Hall, and grower of strawberries and other seasonal fruits. Current employers include Fareham Shopping Centre, small-scale manufacturers, HMS Collingwood and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory.

With no surviving sons, the baronetcy became extinct on his death in 1868.

Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Norborne Thompson
Baronet
(of Virkees)
1844–1869
Extinct

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