The author of this book has carefully examined every Thompson record and legend and has given the story of the ancestry as clearly as he could. He is still searching in Great Britain for more light on this matter. The results will be given in due time. He has gathered many other Thompson records, which may be printed later on. This book, on which so much time has been spent in the last eight years, is now published with many grateful thanks to the hosts of friends who have helped upon its pages.