E. Percy Thompson
16 May 1862
Volume 6, page 314, sitting number 8125.
[Identified in the Silvy daybooks as 'E. Percy Thompson,' this is probably Edward Percy Thompson.]
Born on 29 January 1837 at Moresby in Cumberland, Edward Percy Thompson was the son of the Reverend Edward Thompson of Duddon Hall, Alverston, Lancashire. His maternal grandfather was Hugh Percy, Bishop of Carlisle. His uncle was the Earl of Amherst.
He served in the 7th Hussars and saw action during the Crimean war before he went up to Trinity College, Cambridge.
On 13 April 1858 at Odiham in Hampshire Edward Percy Thompson of the 7th Hussars married Charlotte Alice, youngest daughter of the late Vice-Admiral Josceline Percy, CB.' A detailed account of the wedding was published in the Hampshire Chronicle (17 April 1858). The groom quit the Army soon after his entry into the state of matrimony.
The couple appear on the 1861 census living at Wargrove House in Herstmonceux with their seven-month-old son, Edward Leonard, and eight servants. In the column headed 'Rank, Profession or Occupation' Edward answered 'Gentleman.'
Edward Percy Thompson 'formerly of East Anglesey in the parish of Alverstoke but late of Uxbridge House near Gosport both in the parish of Southampton' died on 10 October 1879 at Uxbridge House, leaving an estate valued at 'under £20,000.' He was 42 years old.