The Williamson Family

Agnes Marion (Williamson) Thompson

Birth: 25 September 1846, in Launceston, Van Diemen's Land
Launceston Examiner 26 September 1846 p4
BIRTH-Mrs. Williamson, of Launceston, of a daughter, 25th instant.

Father: William Williamson

Mother: Sarah Christiana (Glascott) Williamson

Married: Cornelius Thompson on 12 July 1870, in Old Machar, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Death: 7 April 1926 in Kensington district, London, England, aged 77

Grave of Muriel Thompson in Brompton cemetery
The grave of Agnes (Williamson) Thompson in Brompton cemetery, London
photo from Lynette Beardwood
Buried: Brompton cemetery, London, England
The memorial inscription reads:
to the beloved memory of
Agnes Marion Thompson
widow of
Cornelius Thompson
Died 7th April 1926
Safe into the haven guide
Lord receive my soul at last

Will: proved 16 August 1926, by Walter Hood Thompson and Oscar Stephen Thompson, the executors.

Census & Addresses:
1871: 194 King Street, Aberdeen St Nicholas, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
1881: Old Machar district, Aberdeenshire
1891: St John's Park, Greenwich, London
1897: 17 Seymour Street, London   (Royal Blue Book 1897 p1328)
1901: Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, Hampshire
1926: 30 The Grove, Boltons, South Kensington, London   (London Gazette 7 September 1926 p5886)


William Williamson

Birth: 1813/4

Baptism: 16 March 1814, in Banchory-Devenick, Kincardineshire, Scotland

Father: Robert Williamson

Mother: Elizabeth

Married (1st): Sarah Christiana Glascott on 29 March 1843, in Van Diemen's Land
William is recorded as aged 29, and Sarah is recorded as aged 24.

Children: Married (2nd): Isabella Fiskin on 3 June 1851, at 8 Collins Street, Melbourne, New South Wales
The Argus (Melbourne) 5 June 1851 p2
On the 3rd instant, at No. 8, Collins-street, by the Rev. Mr. Hetherington, William Williamson, Esq., Melbourne, to Isabella, eldest daughter of the late James Fiskin, Esq., merchant, Glasgow.

Isabella was born on 18 February 1831 and baptised on 3 March 1831 in Barony, Lanark, the daughter of James Fisken and Isabella Glen. After the death of William Williamson, Isabella married Dr. Keith Easter Muchalls who died in 1871, and then married Dr. William Keith. Isabella died on 4 January 1909 at her residence at Albyn Terrace, Aberdeen.
Aberdeen Press and Journal 7 January 1909 p5
Many will regret to hear of the death Mrs Keith, widow Dr William Keith, which took place her residence Albyn Terrace, Aberdeen, Monday. Deceased, who was a well-known figure the city, was first married in Australia to Mr William Williamson, Melbourne, who retired many years ago and came live in this country. The eldest son was William W. Williamson, who became a squatter in Australia, and died in Switzerland. The second son was Mr James Glen Williamson, who was well known in engineering and shipbuilding circles in Aberdeen. The elder daughter married Mr George Davidson of Wellwood. Mrs Keith's second marriage was with Dr Keith Easter Muchalls, an eminent surgeon in Aberdeen, who died in 1871. The only surviving daughter of the second marriage married Mr Chambers-Hunter of Tillery.

Children: Occupation: Merchant

Death: 29 March 1860 at 34 Albyn Place, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, aged 46
The Argus (Melbourne) 15 June 1860 p4
On the 29th March, at 34 Albyn-place, Aberdeen, William Williamson, Esq., late of Melbourne.

Launceston Examiner (Launceston, Tasmania) 19 June 1860 p2
On 29th March, at Aberdeen, William Williamson, Esq., late of Melbourne, aged 46; and on April 2nd, John Edward Keith, his infant son.

Headstone of the grave of William Williamson
Headstone of the grave of William Williamson, his widow Isabella Fisken Keith and his sons John Edward Keith and Robert in Nellfield cemetery, Aberdeen.
photo by GariochGraver posted at
Buried: Nellfield cemetery, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
The memorial inscription reads:
In memory of | WILLIAM WILLIAMSON | of Breadalbane | Victoria Australia | who died | on the 29th March 1860 | aged 46
and his infant son | JOHN EDWARD KEITH | who died | on the 2nd April 1860 | aged 10 days
also his son | ROBERT | who died on the 14th June 1860 | aged 3 years and 10 months
also his widow ISABELLA FISKEN KEITH | died on the 4th Jan. 1909, aged 79.

The Argus (Melbourne) 6 November 1860 p3
IN the SUPREME COURT of the colony of VICTORIA: in its Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction —In the Matter of the Will of WILLIAM WILLIAMSON, formerly of the City of Melbourne, in the said Colony of Victoria, but lately residing at Aberdeen, in that part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Scotland, Esq, Deceased,—Notice is hereby given, that, after the expiration of fourteen days from the publication of this advertisement, an application will be made to the Supreme Court of the said colony, in its Ecclesiastical jurisdiction, that PROBATE of the last WILL and TESTAMENT of the said William Williamson, deceased, may be granted to Thomas Corbett, late of Launceston, in the colony of Tasmania, but now residing in Melbourne, in the said colony of Victoria, Esq, one of the executors named in and appointed by the said will of the said deceased.
  Dated this 6th day of November, 1860,
  HORNE, PARTON, and HELLINS, 23 Queen-street, Melbourne, proctors for the said Thomas Corbett.

1845: St John Street, Launceston, Van Diemen's Land   (Launceston Examiner 23 July 1845 p4)
1846: Brisbane Street, Launceston, Van Diemen's Land (baptism of daughter Agnes)
1850: Collins Street, Melbourne, New South Wales   (The Courier (Hobart, Tasmania) 11 January 1851 p2)
1853: 45 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria   (The Colonial Times 24 February 1853 p2)


William Williamson

Birth: 6 January 1845, in Van Diemen's Land

Father: William Williamson

Mother: Sarah Christiana (Glascott) Williamson

17 July 1845, in Launceston, Van Diemen's Land, aged 6 months and 15 days.
Launceston Examiner 23 July 1845 p4
DIED-On Tuesday, 22nd instant, William, the infant son of Mr. Wm. Williamson, St. John street, Launceston, aged 6 months and 15 days.

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