Died: 23 April 1834
Map Location: 11
to the memory
Hugh C. Thomson Esq.
who departed this life the 23 April
Aged 43 years
On this spot are intered the remains
of the under mentioned Children
of Hugh C. and Elizabeth Thomson
Margaret Elizabeth died 11th Sept, 1824.
aged 16 months.
William Henry 20th. Aug. 1825, 1 year
Jane McLeod 5th July 1826, 4 months
Adolphus 21st March 1830, 2 days
Reginald Heber 6th Nov. 1833, 5 years.
Hugh Christopher 16th Sept. 1834, 4 months
Further Information and Sources
Long’s Sketchy History of St. Paul’s Church notes Hugh Thomson’s marker (pg 44, #11)
H.P. Gundy in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography (accessed 2016-03-05) describes Hugh C. Thomson as a “businessman, printer, journalist, politician, office holder, jp, and militia officer” (vol 6)
Hugh C. Thomson was married twice, first to Elizabeth Spafford (married 1813, died 1814) and then to Elizabeth Ruttan (married 1816, died 1876) who was the mother of the children that are interred in the same grave as their father: Margaret Elizabeth, William Henry, Jane McLeod, Adolphus, Reginald Heber, Hugh Christopher.
Work has been done on tracing Hugh C. Thomson’s genealogy on <Ancestry.ca>