Note that Hubert Man's description of the Man family arms includes the following 'The arms show that a male 'Thompson' married a female 'Balchen' [I do not think Hubert was aware as to which male Thompson married which female Balchen].
It is believed that James Thompson was a customs excise officer.
Picture above is St Mary Aldermary.
Thompson was a lady of some social ambitions. We [Morrice Man's family]
have a sampler worked by her in 1756, which is worth quoting:
“O ‘tis a lovely thing for youth to walk between in Wisdom’s way, to fear a lye,
to speak the truth that we may trust to all they say. But Lyars we can never
trust though they should speak the thing that is true, and he that does one
fault at first and Lyes to hide it makes two. Have we not known nor heard nor
read how god abhors deceit and wrong. How Ananias was struck dead catched with a
Lye upon his tongue. So did his wife Sapphira die when she came in and grew so
bold as to confirm that wicked Lye that just before her husband told. The Lord
delights in them that speak the words of truth but every Lyer must have his
partner in the Lake that burns with Brimstone or with Fire. Then let me always
watch my lips lest I be struck to death and hell since God a Bark of reckoning
keeps for every Lye that children tell."