Thomson [formerly Thompson], James [pseud. B. V.]
- Ann Margaret Ridler
Thomson [formerly Thompson], James [pseud. B. V.] (1834–1882), poet and satirist, was born at Church Street, Port Glasgow, on 23 November 1834, the eldest of three children of James Thompson (1806–1853), a merchant seaman, and his wife, Sarah Kennedy (1798–1843), a court dressmaker. Both parents were Scottish, and his mother was a devout follower of the preacher ...