Anne Dimmack in 1879Anne Thompson was born in Bilston on 23 Feb 1801. Her parents were Isaac Thompson, a Japanner, and his wife Sarah (nee Astley). She married Edward Bagnall Dimmack at the age of 30 on 17 Oct 1831 - and was about seven years older than him. They only had one daughter who lived into adulthood, Frances Anne Dimmack.

Edward Bagnall Dimmack, an iron master, had a co-partner called John Thompson in the 1830's. It is assumed that thiis is Anne's brother and is the main basis of the supposition about Anne's parents. In the 1851 census Caroline Thompson is listed as a member of the Dimmack household as a niece. This would be the eldest daughter of John and Anne's brother, Joshua, who was the Inn Keeper of the Green Dragon in nearby Darlaston.

John Thompson, the business partner is listed in the 1851 census as an Ironmaster and coincidentally is living in Barnhurst. The property would appear to be part of the old Hellier estate and listed in his household is a governess, Sarah Amelia Agard. Sarah Amelia Agard from Manchester was to marry Thomas Evans. So there is a connection between the Evans and Dimmack families, at this early stage. John Thompson's wife also came from Manchester, where his eldest children were born - including Astley Thompson. The name Astley allows us to clearly identify Anne Thompson's mother as Sarah Astley, who marries Isaac Thompson in St Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton on 25 Apr 1795.

Anne Dimmack lived to the age of 82 and survived her daughter who died in 1862 and her husband, who died in 1875. She spent the last six years of her life at the Birches, Codsall - the home of Henry Marten and his family.

She died in December 1881.

The picture shown here is only probably of the widow Anne Dimmack. It is from the collection of Florence Marten, with whom her grandmother would have llived. This photo is ambiguously described as "gt grandmother Martin - the beret" (sic) in the hand of Molly Downing. It is therefore possible that it is instead a photo pf Eliza Marten (nee Warmington) who similarly shared a roof with the Marten family but who died in 1865. Because of the dates and the age of the photo it is on balance more likely to have been taken in the late 1870's.


Family of Edward Bagnall DIMMACK and Anne THOMPSON

See also
Edward DIMMACK's parents: Jeremiah DIMMACK (bap.1781, bur.1848) and Jane BAGNALL (b.1788?, bur.1850)
Edward DIMMACK's siblings: Mary Ann Bagnall DIMMACK (1807-1866), William Henry DIMMACK (b.1811, bur.1826), Alonzo DIMMACK (1813- ), Jane Thomings DIMMACK (bap.1816, d.1850?), Jeremiah Bagnall DIMMACK (1818-1893), George Frederick DIMMACK (1820-1905), Emma Selina DIMMACK (1823-1893), Richard Harper DIMMACK (b.1825, bur.1826) and Theophilus Davies DIMMACK (1828-1855)
Anne THOMPSON's parents: Isaac THOMPSON (1768-1827?) and Sarah ASTLEY (1772-1842?)
Anne THOMPSON's siblings: Joshua THOMPSON (1796-1848?), Titus THOMPSON (1799-1845), Isaac THOMPSON (1803-1873), John THOMPSON (1804-1875), RIchard THOMPSON (1806- ), Elizabeth Whitehouse THOMPSON (1809-1883) and James THOMPSON (bap.1811)
Husband: Edward Bagnall DIMMACK (1808-1875)
Wife: Anne THOMPSON (1799-1881)
Children: Sarah Jane DIMMACK (1832-bef1846)
  Frances Anne DIMMACK (1834-1862)
Marriage 17 Oct 1831 Kingswinford, Staffordshire

Husband: Edward Bagnall DIMMACK

Name: Edward Bagnall DIMMACK
Sex: Male
Father: Jeremiah DIMMACK (1782-1848)
Mother: Jane BAGNALL (1790?-1850)
Birth 19 Nov 1808 Bilston, Staffordshire
Baptism 25 Dec 1808 (age 0) St Lawrence, Darlaston
Residence (1) 1841 (age 32-33) Church Street, Bilston
Occupation (1) btw 1841 and 1864 (age 32-56) Ironworks Proprietor; Staffordshire and South Wales
Residence (2) 1850 (age 41-42)  
Occupation (2) 17 Dec 1852 (age 44) Appointed director of South Staffordshire Water Company (Henry Marten chief engineer)
Occupation (3) 1 Feb 1853 (age 44) Appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Staffodshire
Occupation (4) 1856 (age 47-48) JP and High Sheriff for the county of Monmouth
Occupation (5) 1856 (age 47-48) Went into partnership with Henry Marten
Occupation (6) 1870 (app) (age 61-62) JP for Staffordshire
Death Q1 1875 (age 66)  
Occupation (7) 30 Jan 1856 (age 47) attendant of ceremony; Buckingham Palace in front of Queen Victoria


Name: Anne THOMPSON 1
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1799 Bilston, Staffordshire
Baptism 25 Aug 1799 (age 0) St Leonards, Bilston
Census 1851 (age 51-52)  
Residence Apr 1881 (age 81-82) Birches, Codsall with Henry J Marten, Son in law, aged 80
Death Q4 1881 (age 81-82) Codsall

Child 1: Sarah Jane DIMMACK

Name: Sarah Jane DIMMACK
Sex: Female
Birth 22 May 1832  
Baptism 23 May 1832 (age 0) Oxford Street, Bilston - Non conformist
Death btw 1835 and 1846 (age 2-14)  

Child 2: Frances Anne DIMMACK

Name: Frances Anne DIMMACK 2
Sex: Female
Spouse: Henry John MARTEN (1827-1892)
Birth 1834 Bilston, Staffordshire 3
Baptism 25 Jun 1837 (age 2-3) Oxford Street, Bilston - Non conformist
Death 26 Mar 1862 (age 27-28) Penn Fields, Staffordshire
Burial 31 Mar 1862 (age 27-28) Wolverhampton


1 "1851 Census shows niece called Caroline Thompson staying with Dimmacks. Also John Thompson from Manchester is recorded as a co partner of EB Dimmack