1763 - 21st Feb 1838
John Deas Thomson born in Edinburgh; married to Rebecca Freer, the daughter of a South Carolina planter. Among their children was Sir Edward Deas Thomson (1800–1879), administrator and politician in Australia.
John was a Commissioner and Accountant-General of the Navy and formerly Naval Store-keeper at the Cape. He was knighted 24 August 1832 (becoming a KCH [Knight Commander of the Royal Guelphic Order, also known as the Hanoverian Guelphic Order]). He was also a Fellow of the Linnean Society of London and a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Oxford DNB entry for Sir Edward Deas Thomson (1800–1879).
Obituary notice, Gentleman’s Magazine, Vol. 164, April 1838, p. 444.
3 sons, 1 daughter
£2,925 4s 2d
Linnean Society of London......
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Cape of Good Hope
Australia: New South Wales
Father of Sir Edward Deas Thomson (1800-1879, q.v.), colonial administrator and politician in...
Commissioner and Accountant-General of the Navy Admiralty
Father → Son
Farleigh Priory, Maidstone, Kent, South-east England, England