Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

John THOMPSON

Name
John THOMPSON
Given names
John
Surname
THOMPSON
Birthyes

MarriageAnn Jane DREWView this family
about 1863
Citation details: 2741/1863 THOMPSON JOHN DREW ANN JANE PORT MACQUARIE
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Birth of a son
#1
John THOMPSON
March 12, 1864
Citation details: 13811/1864 THOMPSON JOHN JOHN ANN J PORT MACQUARIE
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Death of a sonJohn THOMPSON
March 19, 1864
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 5520/1864 THOMPSON JOHN JOHN ANN J PORT MACQUARIE
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Birth of a son
#2
Albert Vivien Alonzo Octavius THOMPSON
January 18, 1867
Citation details: 15020/1867 THOMPSON ALBERT V JOHN ANN J PORT MACQUARIE
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Birth of a daughter
#3
Marsha Clara “Martha” THOMPSON
October 16, 1868
Citation details: 15362/1868 THOMPSON MARSHA C JOHN ANN J PORT MACQUARIE
Birth of a daughter
#4
Mary Ann THOMPSON
December 9, 1871
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Citation details: 16338/1871 THOMPSON MARY ANN JOHN ANN JANE THOMPSON PORT MACQUARIE
Death of a daughterMary Ann THOMPSON
February 9, 1872
Address: Wilson River
Cause: Drowned
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 6227/1872 THOMPSON MARY J JOHN ANN J PICTON
Birth of a son
#5
Robert Douglas THOMPSON
about 1875
Citation details: 18289/1875 THOMPSON ROBERT D JOHN ANN JANE PORT MACQUARIE
Birth of a son
#6
Herbert Octavius THOMPSON
October 26, 1877
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Birth of a daughter
#7
Adelaide THOMPSON
August 3, 1879
Address: Cogo Plains
Citation details: 21796/1879 THOMPSON ADELAIDE JOHN ANN JANE PORT MACQUARIE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2 - Family Group Sheet - William ROWSELL
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott Ancestor Tree No. 1
Birth of a son
#8
William THOMPSON
August 3, 1879
Citation details: 21797/1879 THOMPSON WILLIAM JOHN ANN JANE PORT MACQUARIE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Birth of a daughter
#9
Charlotte DREW
September 14, 1879
Address: Forbes River
Citation details: 21793/1879 DREW CHARLOTTE LOUISA C PORT MACQUARIE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Citation details: 3 June 2014
Text:

In part:

"My brother tells me our grandmother was born at Forbes River on September 14 1879."

Baptism of a daughterCharlotte DREW
August 29, 1880
Address: St. Thomas's
Citation details: 10 June 2014
Text:

In part:

"Interestingly the baptism did not take place until 29 August 1880 although the birth date is shown as 14 September 1879."

Birth of a grandson
#1
Arthur S THOMPSON
about 1892
Citation details: THOMPSON ARTHUR S 18376/1892 ALBERT V ALICE KEMPSEY
Marriage of a childAlbert Vivien Alonzo Octavius THOMPSONAlice COOPERView this family
about 1892
Citation details: 4383/1892 THOMPSON ALBERT V COOPER ALICE KEMPSEY
Birth of a grandson
#2
Albert Eardley THOMPSON
about 1893
Citation details: THOMPSON ALBERT H 30148/1893 ALBERT V ALICE PORT MACQUARIE
Death of a wifeAnn Jane DREW
about 1893
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Note: I am unable to find any relevant death registration.
Marriage of a childWilliam ROWSELLMarsha Clara “Martha” THOMPSONView this family
January 13, 1894
Citation details: 6065/1894 ROWSELL WILLIAM THOMPSON MARSHA C PORT MACQUARIE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Note: William ROWSELL was Marsha's (Marcia's) step-father.
Birth of a grandson
#3
Frederick C THOMPSON
about 1895
Citation details: THOMPSON FREDERICK C 13649/1895 ALBERT V ALICE KEMPSEY
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Mary Ann Nunn ROWSELL
about 1895
Address: Cogo Plains
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Citation details: 35839/1895 ROWSELL MARY A N WILLIAM MARSHA C PORT MACQUARIE
Death of a grandsonFrederick C THOMPSON
about 1895
Citation details: THOMPSON FREDERICK C 13941/1895 ALBERT V ALICE PORT MACQUARIE
Birth of a grandson
#5
Ernest Victor THOMPSON
about 1896
Citation details: THOMPSON ERNEST V 24785/1896 ALBERT V ALICE PORT MACQUARIE
Birth of a granddaughter
#6
Gladys C THOMPSON
about 1898
Citation details: THOMPSON GLADYS C 22215/1898 ALBERT V ALICE KEMPSEY
Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Elizabeth Elsie ROWSELL
about 1898
Address: Cogo Plains
Citation details: 33840/1898 ROWSELL ELIZABETH E WILLIAM MURSHA C PORT MACQUARIE
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Marriage of a childHerbert Octavius THOMPSONCharlotte REIDView this family
about 1898
Citation details: 8460/1898 ROUSELL HERBERT REID CHARLOTTE PORT MACQUARIE
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Marriage of a childWilliam John ADAMSAdelaide THOMPSONView this family
October 18, 1899
Citation details: 8823/1899 ADAMS WILLIAM J THOMPSON ADELAIDE PORT MACQUARIE
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott Ancestor Tree No. 1
Birth of a grandson
#8
Peter Ray THOMPSON
about 1900
Citation details: THOMPSON PETER R 25518/1900 ALBERT W ALICE PORT MACQUARIE
Birth of a granddaughter
#9
Gladys I ADAMS
about 1901
Citation details: 35085/1901 ADAMS GLADYS I WILLIAM J ADELAIDE PORT MACQUARIE
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: SCOTT - George Ernest - Family Group Sheet
Marriage of a childMartin August TRIKOJUSCharlotte DREWView this family
July 11, 1901
Citation details: 5444/1901 TRIKOJUS MARTIN A THOMPSON CHARLOTTE J SYDNEY
Citation details: 10 June 2014
Text:

In part:

"She stated her age as 21 on the first certificate which ties in with a marriage date of 11 July 1901"

Birth of a grandson
#10
Dr. Victor Martin “Trik” TRIKOJUS CBE B.Sc D.Sc Ph.D
February 5, 1902
Citation details: 520/1902 TRIKOJUS VICTOR M MARTIN A CHARLOTTE J SYDNEY
Publication: Web Site
Text:

Trikojus, Victor Martin (Trik) (1902–1985)

by L. R. Humphreys

This article was published in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 18, (MUP), 2012

Victor Martin Trikojus (1902-1985), professor of biochemistry, was born on 5 February 1902 at Darlinghurst, Sydney, eldest child of Martin August Trikojus, a hairdresser from East Prussia, and his New South Wales-born wife, Charlotte Josephine, née Thompson. Following his father’s death in 1911, Victor helped family finances by selling newspapers on Milsons Point railway station. He was captain (1920) of Sydney Technical High School before studying at the University of Sydney (B.Sc., 1925; D.Sc., 1956) and gaining first-class honours in organic chemistry. An 1851 Exhibition scholarship took him to Queen’s College, University of Oxford (D.Phil., 1934). He spent nine months in Munich in 1927 working on the structure and synthesis of alkaloids with Professor Heinrich Wieland before returning to a lectureship (1928) in Sydney.

Trik—as he was generally known—had a striking appearance. Tall and athletic, he possessed a physical and intellectual vigour that was matched by a forceful personality and direct form of address. Music, theatre, books and a love of sport sustained his enjoyment of life. On 11 November 1932 at the office of the registrar general, Sydney, he married Russian-born Lisuscha (Elizabeth) Annie Engels (d.1984). Appointed lecturer (1934) in medical organic chemistry in the medical faculty, Trikojus began developing an interest in thyroid metabolism leading to publications with Charles Lambie and Arnold Loeser. He worked with the latter while on sabbatical leave at the University of Freiburg, Germany, in 1936.

Back in Sydney, from 1940 Trikojus chaired the drugs sub-committee established by the Australian Association of Scientific Workers to ensure Australia had access to essential pharmaceuticals during World War II. The professional resentment of Dr Adolph Bolliger and the excessive patriotism of Professor Victor Bailey prompted them to denounce Trikojus, who had publicly praised Germany’s economic recovery and, in correspondence with German scientists, implied sympathy with some of their government’s goals. On 17 January 1941 he was incarcerated under National Security Regulations. Hearing his appeal, an advisory committee noted that many witnesses supported him as ‘a man of high ideals as regards scientific research and public duty’ and ‘a loyal and valuable citizen’. He was released in April 1941, although restricted in his activities and denied recovery of legal costs.

With G. K. Hughes, Trikojus then developed a process for synthesising sulphaguanidine, a drug urgently required to treat the bacillary dysentery that was debilitating troops fighting the Japanese in Papua and New Guinea. Trikojus’s patriotism was evident when he ceded patent rights to Monsanto Ltd, who had refused production if a patent were pending. With colleagues he also developed mersalyl to aid the control of sepsis in wounds, suggested the use of merthiosal to prevent fungal growth on optical instruments in the tropics, and facilitated the production of vitamin C.

In March 1943 Trikojus was appointed professor of biochemistry at the University of Melbourne, where he devoted much energy to developing the pre-eminent Russell Grimwade School of Biochemistry, and continued research on the breakdown of thyroglobulin. In 1948 he and F. J. R. Hird had first identified triiodothyronine (T3), the major active molecule of thyroid metabolism, a discovery generally attributed to Rosalind Pitt-Rivers, who had seen their paper but omitted mention of it. Trikojus’ integration of organic chemistry and biochemistry, and his identification of links to other disciplines, was seminal. He was a foundation member (1955), chairman (1956), and honorary life member (1964) of the Australian Biochemical Society and a fellow (1954), and vice-president (1964-66) of the Australian Academy of Science.

Beyond his own work, Trikojus helped to transform the focus of his university from that of an undergraduate teaching institution to a place of research, postgraduate education and international exchange. He was Melbourne’s first professorial dean of graduate studies (1963-65) and a foundation member (1965-66) of the Australian Research Grants Committee. Serving on committees directed to the safe labelling of foods, the control of harmful substances and the promotion of necessary additives, he influenced many advances in human health in Australia. A true internationalist, he worked for the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the International Union of Biochemistry, being elected to the council of the latter in 1967.

Trikojus was a ‘god-professor’, unfailingly courteous, if hierarchical, and exercising a natural authority and compassionate paternalism. On retirement in 1968, he was made an honorary research professor. He was appointed CBE (1971) and in 1982 a lecture theatre at Melbourne was named after him. Suffering Parkinson’s disease in his later years, Victor Trikojus died on 27 January 1985 at Kew and was cremated. He was survived by his daughter and son. A portrait by Louis Kahan is held by the university

Birth of a grandson
#11
Norris Drew THOMPSON
about 1903
Citation details: THOMPSON NORRIS D 15305/1903 ALBERT W ALICE PORT MACQUARIE
Birth of a grandson
#12
Colin Hastings ADAMS
January 29, 1904
Citation details: 6390/1904 ADAMS COLIN H WILLIAM J ADELAIDE PORT MACQUARIE
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: SCOTT - George Ernest - Family Group Sheet
Birth of a grandson
#13
William John ADAMS
January 29, 1904
Citation details: 6391/1904 ADAMS WILLIAM J WILLIAM J ADELAIDE PORT MACQUARIE
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: SCOTT - George Ernest - Family Group Sheet
Birth of a grandson
#14
Sidney THOMPSON
about 1905
Citation details: THOMPSON SIDNEY 6957/1905 ALBERT V ALICE PORT MACQUARIE
Marriage of a childWilliam THOMPSONMartha Betty BROOKSView this family
July 31, 1905
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Citation details: 7039/1905 ROWSELL WILLIAM T BROOKS MARTHA KEMPSEY
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a grandson
#15
James Vincent ROWSELL
about 1906
Citation details: ROWSELL JAMES V 7007/1906 WILLIAM MARTHA PORT MACQUARIE
Birth of a grandson
#16
Maurice TRIKOJUS
about 1906
Citation details: 575/1906 TRIKOJUS MAURICE MARTIN A CHARLOTTE J SYDNEY
Birth of a granddaughter
#17
Ada May ROWSELL
about 1907
Citation details: ROWSELL ADA M 39263/1907 WILLIAM MARTHA PORT MACQUARIE
Birth of a grandson
#18
Vivan THOMPSON
about 1908
Citation details: THOMPSON VIVIAN 4598/1908 ALBERT V ALICE KEMPSEY
Birth of a granddaughter
#19
Mary Adelaide ADAMS
August 4, 1908
Citation details: 30072/1908 ADAMS MARY A WILLIAM J ADELAIDE TAREE
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: SCOTT - William George - Family Group Sheet
Birth of a granddaughter
#20
Bertha TRIKOJUS
about 1908
Citation details: 31871/1908 TRIKOJUS BERTHA MARTIN A CHARLOTTE J SYDNEY
Birth of a grandson
#21
Keith A THOMPSON
about 1909
Citation details: THOMPSON KEITH A 26184/1909 ALBERT V ALICE KEMPSEY
Birth of a grandson
#22
Cecil Donald “Gig” ROWSELL
about 1909
Citation details: ROWSELL CECIL D 29309/1909 WILLIAM MARTHA PORT MACQUARIE
Birth of a grandson
#23
Harold William THOMPSON
about 1911
Citation details: THOMPSON HAROLD W 16856/1911 ALBERT V ALICE KEMPSEY
Birth of a granddaughter
#24
Milly Violet ROWSELL
about 1911
Citation details: ROWSELL MILLY V 41319/1911 WILLIAM MARTHA KEMPSEY
Birth of a grandson
#25
Lionel Gordon “Jack” ROWSELL
about 1913
Citation details: ROWSELL LIONEL G 38489/1913 WILLIAM MARTHA KEMPSEY
Marriage of a grandchildFrederick BARNESMary Ann Nunn ROWSELLView this family
about 1914
Citation details: 15972/1914 BARNES FREDERICK ROWSELL MARY A N KEMPSEY
Birth of a grandson
#26
ROWSELL
about 1915
Citation details: ROWSELL MALE 16610/1915 WILLIAM MARTHA KEMPSEY
Death of a grandsonROWSELL
about 1915
Citation details: ROWSELL MALE INFANT 4106/1915 WILLIAM MARTHA KEMPSEY
Birth of a grandson
#27
Reuben John “Tom” ROWSELL
about 1916
Citation details: ROWSELL REUBEN J 17586/1916 WILLIAM MARTHA PORT MACQUARIE
Birth of a grandson
#28
Leslie Edward ROWSELL
about 1918
Birth of a grandson
#29
Eric Searl ROWSELL
March 21, 1921
Citation details: 18 May 2018
Text:

In part:

"Eric Searle Rowsell b. 21 Mar 1921, Rollands Plains d.14 Aug 2004.Bowraville."

Marriage of a childAndrew J MACPHERSONCharlotte DREWView this family
about 1922
Citation details: 10280/1922 MACPHERSON ANDREW J TRIKOJUS CHARLOTTE ST LEONARDS
Birth of a granddaughter
#30
Jean MACPHERSON
April 21, 1923

Citation details: 14 jUNE 2014
Text:

iN PART:

"Jean Macpherson, who was born on 21 April 1923 and died on 2 April 1997."

Birth of a grandson
#31
Clarence Macleay “Clarrie” ROWSELL
July 2, 1925

Citation details: 7 June 2018
Text:

In part:

"Clarence Macleay 'Clarrie' Rowsell b. 2 Jul 1925 d. 14 Aug 1988"

Marriage of a grandchildWilliam George SCOTTMary Adelaide ADAMSView this family
September 11, 1925
Citation details: 12918/1925 SCOTT WILLIAM G ADAMS MARY A HORNSBY
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: SCOTT - William George - Family Group Sheet
Marriage of a grandchildDr. Victor Martin “Trik” TRIKOJUS CBE B.Sc D.Sc Ph.DLisucha Annie ENGELSView this family
November 11, 1932
Address: Office of the Registrar General
Marriage of a grandchildLeonard Vere HEATONMilly Violet ROWSELLView this family
about 1933
Citation details: 16782/1933 HEATON LEONARD V ROWSELL MILLIE V KEMPSEY
Marriage of a grandchildDr. Thomas N BOLGERBertha TRIKOJUSView this family
October 27, 1934
Citation details: 19218/1934 BOLGER THOMAS N TRIKOJWA BERTHA WOOLLAHRA
Publication: Newspaper; Toowoomba, Qld; 1875 - 1948
Citation details: 30 June 1937, page 1.
Death of a daughterMarsha Clara “Martha” THOMPSON
February 10, 1937
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Citation details: 5183/1937 ROWSELL MARCIA JOHN JANE PORT MACQUARIE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Rowsell - Marsha Clara (Martha)
Rowsell - Marsha Clara (Martha)

Note: Image kindly made available by the volunteers at Australian Cemeteries Index.

Death of a sonWilliam THOMPSON
June 27, 1938
Address: Macleay District Hospital
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Citation details: 18740/1938 ROWSELL WILLIAM WILLIAM JANE KEMPSEY
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a grandchildVictor Harry ROWEAda May ROWSELLView this family
about 1939
Citation details: 24798/1939 ROWE VICTOR HURRY ROWSELL ADA MAY KEMPSEY
Marriage of a grandchildAshley Alfred Harold ELPHICKMilly Violet ROWSELLView this family
about 1940
Citation details: 21940/1940 ELPHICK ASHLEY HAROLD ROWSELL MILLIE VIOLET PARRAMATTA
Marriage of a grandchildLionel Gordon “Jack” ROWSELLMargaret Matilda ELPHICKView this family
about 1940
Citation details: 13076/1940 ROWSELL LIONEL GORDON ELPHICK MARGARET MATILDA MACKSVILLE
Death of a sonHerbert Octavius THOMPSON
May 28, 1942
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 7769/1942 ROWSELL HERBERT OCTAVIUS WILLIAM JANE BOWRAVILLE
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Marriage of a grandchildCecil Donald “Gig” ROWSELLFlorence Esme BLANCHView this family
about 1944
Citation details: 5085/1944 ROWSELL CECIL DONALD BLANCH FLORENCE ESME PORT MACQUARIE
Marriage of a grandchildEric Searl ROWSELLVilma Joy HAYWARDView this family
about 1944
Citation details: 8240/1944 ROWSELL ERIC SEARL HAYWARD VILMA JOY BOWRAVILLE
Death of a sonAlbert Vivien Alonzo Octavius THOMPSON
November 25, 1944
Citation details: 27122/1944 THOMPSON ALBERT VIVIAN JOHN ANN JANE PORT MACQUARIE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Death of a granddaughterMary Ann Nunn ROWSELL
about 1948
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2
Marriage of a grandchildReuben John “Tom” ROWSELLGrace Isobel HOWLETTView this family
Type: Religious marriage
December 27, 1951
Address: All Saints
Religion: Roman Catholic
Citation details: 27415/1951 ROWSELL RUBEN JOHN KENNEDY GRACE ISOBEL KEMPSEY
Quality of data: primary evidence
Deathyes

Family with Ann Jane DREW - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1863Port Macquarie, , New South Wales, Australia
14 months
son
John THOMPSON
Birth: March 12, 1864 20Port Macquarie, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 19, 1864Port Macquarie, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
21 months
daughter
3 years
daughter
Mary Ann THOMPSON
Birth: December 9, 1871 28Cogo Plains, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: February 9, 1872Rollands Plains, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
son
Robert Douglas THOMPSON
Birth: about 1875 31Port Macquarie, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 25, 1955Kempsey, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
Herbert Octavius THOMPSON
Birth: October 26, 1877 34Cogo Plains, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 28, 1942Bowraville, , New South Wales, Australia
21 months
daughter
son
1 month
daughter
James DOYLE + Ann Jane DREW - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: before 1862
3 months
step-daughter
William ROWSELL + Ann Jane DREW - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: before 1862
18 years
son

MarriageT - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 2741/1863 THOMPSON JOHN DREW ANN JANE PORT MACQUARIE
MarriageScott - Paul - Family History
Publication: Various Word documents sent by Paul Scott to Stuart via email on 10 January 2009..
Citation details: Scott5_2