Ann Thornton

( - 28 December 1618)
     Ann Thornton was born in Yorkshire. She was the daughter of Robert Thornton of East Newton.
Ann Thornton married William Wright, son of Robert Wright and Ann Grimston.
A Lunatick person: Anne Wright wife of William Wright gentleman hath long absented herself from ye church, as is thought, in respect that she is lunatick. A footnote shows that she was Anne Thornton, the wife of Wiliam Wright of Plowlandm son of Robert Wright and Anne Grimsto, Robert was the son of Johnb Wright and his wife Alice, daughter of John Ryther.
     Ann died on 28 December 1618 in Yorkshire. She was buried after 28 December 1618 in Welwick, Yorkshire.

Elizabeth Thornton

(12 October 1652 - )
     Elizabeth Thornton was christened on 12 October 1652 in Coxwold, Yorkshire, England. Burke's Commoners states she was unmarried.. She was the daughter of Robert Thornton and Clare Sperry?
Elizabeth Thornton married Unknown Rayner. Rev Robert Thornton had a sister Rayner..

Elizabeth Thornton

(before 1540 - )
     Elizabeth Thornton was born before 1540.
Elizabeth Thornton married John Popplewell, son of William Popplewell and (?) Unknown, between 15 January 1556 and 1557 in Belton, Lincolnshire.

Emma Thornton

(circa 1841 - )
     Emma Thornton was born circa 1841 in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
     Emma Thornton married Elijah Redgrave as his second wife, in 1882 or 1883 in London. The marriage seems to be registered twice, Sep 1882 Strand RD and Mar 1883 in Pancras RD.
     Emma Thornton and Elijah Redgrave were recorded on the 1891 census in 33 Grovedale Rd, Islington, Middlesex. Elijah Redgrave, aged 64, married with no occupation, born Crick residing as father with his daughter Maria married to John Stanbridge and their 6 children. There was also an Emma Redgrave, married aged 50 born St Albans, Herts, listed next to him.

Francis Thornton

(before 1568 - )
     Francis Thornton was born before 1568. He was the son of Richard Thornton and Elizabeth Popplewell.
     Francis Thornton was mentioned in the will of James Popplewell dated 1 August 1570.

Godfrey Thornton

(1701? - )
     Godfrey Thornton was born in 1701?. He was the son of John Thornton and Jane Field.

Henry Thornton

(10 March 1760 - )
     Henry Thornton married Mary Anne Sykes. They had issue. Henry Thornton was born on 10 March 1760. He was MP for Southwark. He was the son of John Thornton and Lucy Watson.

James Thornton

(before 1570 - )
     James Thornton was born before 1570. He was the son of Richard Thornton and Elizabeth Popplewell.
     James Thornton was mentioned in the will of James Popplewell dated 1 August 1570.

Jane Thornton Countess of Leven & Melvile

(11 February 1757 - )
     Jane Thornton Countess of Leven & Melvile was born on 11 February 1757. She was the daughter of John Thornton and Lucy Watson.
Jane Thornton Countess of Leven & Melvile married Alexander, Earl of Leven & Melvile, on 11 August 1784. They had issue - see Hunter for further details.

Jane or Joan Thornton

(before 1530 - )
     Jane or Joan Thornton was born before 1530.
     Jane or Joan Thornton married William Popplewell as his second wife, on 24 June 1548 in Belton, Lincolnshire. Nupti William Poplewell & Joanna Thornton 24 die June 1548..

Children of Jane or Joan Thornton and William Popplewell

John Thornton

(12 May 1664 - 26 September 1731)
     John Thornton was born on 12 May 1664. He was the eldest son. He was the son of Robert Thornton and Clare Sperry?
John Thornton married Jane Field in 1689. John was a merchant in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire.
He erected the monument in Birkin Church to the memory of his ancestors.
     John died on 26 September 1731 aged 67.

Children of John Thornton and Jane Field

John Thornton

(4 April 1720 - 7 November 1790)
     John Thornton was born on 4 April 1720. He was the son of Robert Thornton and Hannah Swynoke.
John Thornton married Lucy Watson on 29 November 1753.
     John resided at Clapham, Yorkshire.
     John died on 7 November 1790 aged 70.

Children of John Thornton and Lucy Watson

Margaret Thornton

(14 October 1654 - 12 June 1697)
     Margaret Thornton was born on 14 October 1654 in Coxwold, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of Robert Thornton and Clare Sperry? Margaret Thornton was christened on 30 July 1651 in Coxwold, Yorkshire. There was also a Margaret Thornton daughter of Robert Thornton baptised 30 July 1651 at Guiseley..
Margaret Thornton married Rev Robert Banks, son of Robert Banks and Margaret Frankland, on 10 June 1678 in Darrington, Yorkshire. Robert Banks, parson of Huton Robard & Margaret Thornton, married the 10th June 1678. Margaret Thornton was listed in the household of Rev Robert Banks paying tax in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, between 1695 and 1697.
     Margaret died on 12 June 1697 aged 42. On 19 April 1730 Jos. Banks mentioned 'My good mother is better...' But this probably refers to Millicent who died later that year..

Children of Margaret Thornton and Rev Robert Banks

Mary Thornton

(before 1 May 1725 - )
      A Mary Thornton and her brother Robert, children of Thomas Thornton are mentioned in the 1736 will of Elizabeth Popplewell.. Mary Thornton was born before 1 May 1725 in Owston, Lincolnshire, England. She was the daughter of Thomas Thornton and Catherine Popplewell.

Richard Thornton

     Richard Thornton married Elizabeth Popplewell, daughter of James Popplewell and Isabel Unknown, before 1565.
Richard Thornton married Agnes Popplewell on 3 November 1573 in Belton, Lincolnshire.

Children of Richard Thornton and Elizabeth Popplewell

Robert Thornton

(9 February 1623/24 - 29 January 1697/98)
      Burke's History of the Commoners (p. 540) describes him as Rev Robert Thornton, A M, rector of Birkin, "who" as the inscription on his tomb relates, "having lived happily abour 45 years with his wife Mrs Clare Thornton, a virtuous chariable and hospitable house-keeper, by whom he had nne children, bured her 3rd Dec, 1698, aged 5 years, and himself was laid with her, 2 Feb 1697k in the 74th year of his age.. Robert Thornton was born on 9 February 1623/24 in Coxwold, Yorkshire, England. He was the son of Robert Thornton and Alice Hamsworth.
     Robert matriculated at Pembroke College, Cambridge University, on 5 May 1641. He was admitted pensioner (age 17) at Pembroke, 5 May 1641. Son of Robert (1597/8) Rector of Birkin. Born Feb 9 1623 at Coxwold. Matric 1641; B.A. 1644-45; M.A. from Sidney 1648. Perhaps ordained deacon (Lincoln) Nov 6 1662; "M.A." Rector of Birkin 1665-1698. Died Jan 29 1697/8. Buried at Birkin. Father of William (1687).
Robert Thornton married Clare Sperry? in 1651 in Clapham, Yorkshire, England. Robert was the rector at Birkin, Yorkshire, between 1665 and 1698. Perhaps ordained deacon (Lincoln) Nov 6 1662; "M.A." Rector of Birkin 1665-1698..
     Robert died on 29 January 1697/98 in Birkin, YKS, aged 73. The clergy database gives his death as 24 May 1698. He was buried on 2 February 1698 in Birkin.

Children of Robert Thornton

Children of Robert Thornton and Clare Sperry?

Robert Thornton

(circa 1580 - 1665)
      Burke's History of the Commoners states: The Rev Robert Thornton, MA, rector of Birkin, was eminently distinguisehd during the civil conflicts of the reign of Charles I for his loyalty to his King and attachment to the Church of England. His great and mainfold privatieons in those distressing times are fully related in "Walker's Suferings of the Clergy". Mr Thornton, who was removed fromis rectory during the Protectorate, but reinstated at the Restoration, died in 1665, and iles interred in the church of Birkin, where a monument is erected to his memory.. Robert Thornton was born circa 1580 in Yorkshire. This is 10 years out for the Robert Thornton, nephew of Richard Carr, who was at Jesus College in Cambridge in 1616 but there are no other suitable Robert Thonton's at Cambridge. I think that the nephew is Tempest Thornton, son of Richard. He was the son of Robert Thornton and Janet Carr.
     Robert matriculated at Pembroke College, Cambridge University, from 1598 to 1603. Matriculated sizar from Pembroke, Lent 1597/8; B.A. 1602/3; M.A. 1606. Robert was a clergyman at Yorkshire from 1607. He was licensed to preach (York) 1607. Rector of Birkin, Yorks 1612; ejected by the Parliament; reinducted 1664. Rector of Garforth 1615-44.
Robert Thornton married Alice Hamsworth on 26 January 1613/14 in Clapham, Yorkshire, England.
     Robert died in 1665 in Birkin, Yorkshire. He was buried in Birkin.

Child of Robert Thornton and Alice Hamsworth

Robert Thornton

(before 1560 - after 1616)
     Robert Thornton was born before 1560 in Yorkshire, England.
Robert Thornton married Janet Carr, daughter of Roger Carr, on 3 February 1587 in Giggleswick, Yorkshire.
     Robert died after 1616 in Yorkshire. He was of Clapham..

Child of Robert Thornton and Janet Carr

Robert Thornton

(27 December 1650 - before 4 January 1650/51)
     Robert Thornton was christened on 27 December 1650 in Coxwold, Yorkshire. He was the son of Robert Thornton.
     Robert died before 4 January 1650/51 in Coxwold. He was buried on 4 January 1650/51 in Coxwold.

Robert Thornton

(18 May 1692 - 2 January 1747)
     Robert Thornton was born on 18 May 1692. He was the son of John Thornton and Jane Field.
Robert Thornton married Hannah Swynoke.
Robert Thornton married Jane Newby in 1733.
     Robert died on 2 January 1747 aged 54. He was a bank director and merchant in London.

Child of Robert Thornton and Hannah Swynoke

Robert Thornton

(9 January 1759 - )
     Robert Thornton married Maria Eyres. She was the daughter of Charles Eyres esq. He was MP for Colchester. They had no issue. Robert Thornton was born on 9 January 1759. He was the son of John Thornton and Lucy Watson.

Samuel Thornton

(13 November 1651 - before 14 December 1651)
     Samuel Thornton was christened on 13 November 1651 in Coxwold, Yorkshire. Samuel Thornton filius Mr Roberti Thornton de Coxwald.. He was the son of Robert Thornton.
     Samuel died before 14 December 1651 in Coxwold, Yorkshire. He was buried on 14 December 1651 in Coxwold. Samuel Thornton filius Mr Roberti Thornton de Coxwould obijt 14 die mensis Decembris 1651.

Samuel Thornton

(6 November 1754 - 1838)
      David Roberts wrote: Samuel Thornton b 1754, died in 1838, was governor of bank of england, had an estate a mile round in Clapham - the orangery still exists apparently.
I have only single line back to Robert thornton d 1665
Apparently there was a William Thornton who settled in Newton E Yorks in 1310, had the manor until 1692
. Samuel Thornton was born on 6 November 1754. He was of Clapham & Albury Park, Surrey. MP for Hull. He was the son of John Thornton and Lucy Watson.
Samuel Thornton married Elizabeth Milnes on 12 December 1780. She was the only daughter of Robert Milnes of Wakefield, esq. See Hunter. v. 1 p. 20 for details.
     Samuel died in 1838.

Sarah Thornton

     Sarah Thornton was the daughter of John Thornton and Jane Field.
Sarah Thornton married William Wilberforce. He was a merchant of Hull. They had issue.

Child of Sarah Thornton and William Wilberforce

Thomas Thornton

(circa 1695? - )
     Thomas Thornton was born circa 1695?.
Thomas Thornton married Catherine Popplewell, daughter of John Popplewell and Christian Popplewell, on 1 November 1720 in Owston, Lincolnshire, England. Thomas was a yeoman in September 1729 in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire..
     Thomas Thornton was mentioned in the administration of the estate of John Popplewell in September 1729. John Poplewell of Belton. Each of his children signed an affidavit on 12 September 1729 in which they agree to their brother James and Thomas being administrators of their father's estate: Ann Thompson of the Beddram in York, widow; John Poplewell of Beltoft, yeoman; Cristian Falkiner of Belton, widow; Caleb Parr of Nottingham, gaoler, Humphrey Popplewell of Epworth, gent; Thomas Thornton of Wainfleet, yeoman: Whereas John Poplewell, late of Belton, Gent, deceased, our dearly beloved father is dead and intestate hath considerable personal estate intermixed with our brothers James and Thomas Popplewell and considerable sums of money to pay out of the same.. Anne Thompson, John Popplewell, Chris: Falkner, Caleb Parr, Humph: Poplewell And Thomas Thornton signed and sealed the document, witnessed by Thomas Thorp, Sarah Drinkall (x), Thomas Falkner, Elizabeth Huitson (x), Josh. Kynman, Samuel Harrison, C: Winteringham.

Child of Thomas Thornton and Catherine Popplewell

Thomas Thornton

(1656 - 1731)
     Thomas Thornton was born in 1656. He was the son of Robert Thornton and Clare Sperry?
     Thomas died in 1731.

Vernon Thornton

(25 March 1918 - )
     Vernon Thornton was born on 25 March 1918 in Bendigo, Victoria.

William Thornton

(before 1510? - )
     William Thornton was born before 1510?.
William Thornton married Margaret Popplewell, daughter of Richard Popplewell, before 1538.

William Thornton

     William Thornton was the son of John Thornton and Jane Field.

Rev William Thornton

(6 July 1669 - 10 September 1718)
     Rev William Thornton was christened on 6 July 1669 in Birkin, Yorkshire. He was the son of Robert Thornton.
     William matriculated at Pembroke College, Cambridge University, from 3 May 1687 to 1691. Admitted pensioner (aged 17) at Pembroke, May 3 1687, son of Robert (1641), rector of Birkin. Baptised there July 6 1669. Matric 1687; B.A. 1690/1; M.A. 1695. Ordained deacon (York) Sep 1692; priest Sep 1693. Curate of Birkin 1693; Rector 1698-1718. Died Sep 10 1718. Buried at Birkin. M.I. Perhaps father of Robert Jesus,1718 , baptised 26 Dec 1698). William clergyman at Birkin, YKS, from September 1692 to 1718. Ordained deacon (York) Sep 1692; priest Sep 1693. Curate of Birkin 1693; Rector 1698-1718.
He was perhaps, father of Robert (Jesus,1718 , baptised 26 Dec 1698).
     William died on 10 September 1718 in Birkin, YKS, aged 49.