THOMPSON, William I (1629-92), of Scarborough, 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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21 June 1660 - Mar. 1681
16 Feb. 1689 - Feb. 1692

Family and Education

b. 25 Aug. 1629, 1st s. of Stephen Thompson of Humbleton and Scarborough, Yorks. by Mary, da. of Henry Blakiston of Archdeacon Newton, co. Dur.  educ. Merchant Taylors’ 1646; M. Temple 1648.  m. 28 Aug. 1654, Frances, da. of Henry Barnard of Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorks., 5s. 6da.  suc. fa. c.1677.1

Offices Held


Thompson may have been one of James II’s Whig collaborators. Returned unopposed on his own interest at Scarborough in 1690 he was classed as a Whig by Lord Carmarthen (Sir Thomas Osborne†) in a list of the new Parliament. Either he or his son Francis* told on 26 Apr. 1690 against rejecting the abjuration bill, and in April 1691 Robert Harley* listed him as an opponent of the Court. Thompson’s death was reported by Luttrell in February 1692.2

Ref Volumes: 1690-1715

Author: D. W. Hayton


  • 1. Clay, Dugdale’s Vis. Yorks. iii. 42; Foster, Yorks. Peds.; C. J. Robinson, Merchant Taylors’ Sch. Reg. i. 177.
  • 2. Luttrell, Brief Relation, iii. 372.