Matthew Pearson Thompson was born 12 January 1780 in Slingsby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom to Richard Thompson (c1737-1798) and Ann Isherwood (c1741-1813) and died 9 May 1849 in Macdonald River, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Ann Earle (c1780-1868) circa 1808 in London, England, United Kingdom.

He arrived in New South Wales on 7 February 1814 on the General Hewitt as a convict.

He was a merchant clerk who was sent to New South Wales as a convict for embezzlement. His wife followed shortly afterward on the Boxbournebury. She arrived 'free'. Matthew was a school teacher between 1814-1819.


Offspring of Matthew Pearson Thompson and Ann Earle (c1780-1868)
Name Birth Death Joined with
William Pearson Thompson (1809-1850) 22 April 1809 Elizabeth Place, London, England, United Kingdom 14 October 1850 St Albans, New South Wales, Australia Elizabeth Ewing (1809-1893)

Frances Ann Thompson (1810-1896) 18 October 1810 6 Clayton Street, Kennington Cross, Greater London, England, United Kingdom 6 April 1896 Glen Innes, New South Wales, Australia Pearce William Maund (1801-1849)
Robert Henry MacLeowen (1806)

Francis Thompson (1813)
Elizabeth Pearson Thompson (1815-1909) 8 September 1815 Pitt Town, New South Wales, Australia 20 October 1909 "Summer Hill Farm", St Albans, New South Wales, Australia John Anthony Fernance (1816-1894)

Ann Isabella Thompson (1817-1888)
Matthew George Thompson (1820-1899) 2 January 1820 Pitt Town, New South Wales, Australia 10 March 1899 Bishops Bridge, New South Wales, Australia Elizabeth Fernance (1829-1918)

Jane Sophia Thompson (1822-1904) 1 February 1822 Pitt Town, New South Wales, Australia 9 December 1904 St Albans, New South Wales, Australia George Christian Sternbeck (1817-1896)

Thomas John Thompson (1825-1841)

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