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William Thomson House
Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted August, 2007
Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted April, 2011
This home, at 1 St. Andrews Road, on the southeast corner with Brimley Road, has this 1975 Scarborough Historical Society plaque out front. Here's what it says:
Coordinates: 43.76195 -79.25812
Built in 1848 by the eighth child of Scarborough's first settlers, David and Mary Thomson, natives of Dumfriesshire, Scotland, who came to Canada in 1795 and made their home in a log cabin in the forest in the valley below this spot in 1796. Their great granddaughter Dr. Isabella M. Davidson, became the first Scarborough women to graduate in medicine in 1902; and after serving as a doctor in India for forty years she made her home here until her death at the age of 96 in 1970.
> Posted April 1, 2011
I used to live at 11 St. Andrews road. This is not it. This was my Great Grandmother's home Isabella Davidson (nee Thomson). I am the granddaughter of Isabella's daughter Kathleen Gibson (nee Davidson). My parents are Richard Gibson (son of Kathleen and Bruce Gibson) and Joan Gibson (nee Kelley). I am not sure of the exact house number for this one but it is definitely not 11. [Editor's Response: I've now corrected the address. Thanks.]
> Posted February 20, 2011
Thanks so much for your input. Your information has helped me gather more details on my Family roots dating back to my Thomson ancestors.
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