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  • ID: I090318
  • Name: Thomas MOLSON
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1 SEP 1791 in Montreal, Quebec
  • Death: 22 FEB 1863 in Molson Terrace, Montreal, Quebec of apoplexy
  • Burial: Mount Royal Cemetery, Montreal, Quebec
  • Reference Number: 90318
  • Medical Information: Thomas suffered a stroke 7-9 days before he died.
  • Note: Thomas was educated in private schools and apprenticed to the brewery trade. On becoming a partner in John Molson & Sons in 1816, he took over the management of the family's brewery operations. After an unprofitable venture into distilling in 1822, he withdrew from the partnership and settled in Kingston, Upper Canada, where he engaged in extensive brewing and distilling operations, 1824-35. In 1836 he returned to Montreal to resume management of the family business. Under the firm name of Thomas & William Molson it became one of the leading distilleReis in North America. When William retired in 1852 to establish Molson's Bank, Thomas acquired sole ownership of the distilling interests and his son John Henry Robinson Molson became owner of the brewery. Thomas Molson was a benefactor of McGill University and the Montreal General Hospital. He built a private church, St. Thomas, and a theological college.



    Father: John MOLSON b: 28 DEC 1763 in Snake Hall, Moulton, Lincolnshire, England
    Mother: Sarah Insley VAUGHAN b: BET. 1751 - 1762 in Northumberland, England

    Marriage 1 Martha MOLSON b: 31 OCT 1795 in Montreal, Quebec
    • Married: 16 APR 1816 in Gosberton, England
    Children
    1. Has No Children John MOLSON b: 17 SEP 1817 in Montreal, Quebec
    2. Has No Children Sarah Anne MOLSON b: 17 AUG 1819 in Montreal, Quebec
    3. Has No Children Thomas MOLSON b: 2 DEC 1821 in Montreal, Quebec
    4. Has Children Martha Ann MOLSON b: MAY 1824 in Montreal, Quebec
    5. Has No Children John Henry Robinson MOLSON b: 5 JUN 1826 in Kingston, Ontario
    6. Has Children Mary Anne Elizabeth MOLSON b: 1828 in Kingston, Ontario
    7. Has Children Harriet Bousfield MOLSON b: 1830 in Kingston, Ontario
    8. Has Children William Markland MOLSON b: 1833 in Kingston, Ontario
    9. Has No Children Anna Maria Farside MOLSON b: 31 DEC 1836
    10. Has Children John Thomas MOLSON b: 30 OCT 1837 in Montreal, Quebec
    11. Has No Children Frances Atkinson MOLSON b: AUG 1839

    Marriage 2 Sophia STEVENSON b: 15 JUL 1822 in England
    • Married: 25 AUG 1859 in Port Hope, Hope Twp, Northumberland Co, Ontario
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