Thompson was born in 1814 at Hull, Yorkshire, to parents Peter Hesk, a shoemaker, and Mary Thompson. He was baptised on 12 December 1814 at All Saints, Sculcoates, Yorkshire.
He transferred to the Wesleyan Connexion in 1840 and based on his children’s birth places served in Stoke on Trent, Shetland Isles, Bakewell, and Leighton Buzzard and other locations.
He married Emma Grace Nelson (1816-1890) on 16 October 1844 at Halifax, Yorkshire. Census returns identify seven children.
- Nelson Charis (1846-1883) – a Wesleyan minister
- Hercoith Charis (1847-1921) – principal of girls school (1911)
- Thompson Charis (1849-1931) – a dentist
- Collins Charis (1850-1865)
- Alfred Barrett Charis (1851-1936) – a commercial traveller (1911)
- Thomas Galland Charis (1854-abt1890) – a doctor
- Emma Peace Charis (1857-1928) – an art teacher (1911)
Thompson died in 1891 in the Channel Islands.
- 1836 Hull
- 1839 disappears to Wesleyan ministry
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers