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Families covered: Thornton of East Newton

Robert Thornton
1. William Thornton
  A. John Thornton
  m. _ Dalton (dau of Edward Dalton)
  i. William Thornton
  m. _ Newton (coheir)
  a. William Thornton
  m. Jane Eaton (dau of Sir John Eaton)
  (1) Robert Thornton
  m. _ Gray (dau of John Gray of Barton)
  (A) William Thornton of East Newton the first mentioned by Visitation (Northamptonshire)
m. _ Pickering (dau of Sir John Pickering)
  (i) Robert Thornton
  m. Jane Layton (dau of William Layton of Sproxton)
  (a) William Thornton
  m. Margaret Leigh of Shropshire (heir)
  ((1)) Robert Thornton of East Newton
  m. Margery Thwenge (dau of George Thwenge of Hemsley-on-the-Hill)
  ((A)) William Thornton of East Newton (2nd son) - continued below
  m. Elinor Grimston (dau of Thomas Grimston of Grimston)
  ((B)) Anne Thornton
  m. William Wright of Plowland
  ((C))+ other issue (d young) - William, George
  ((2)) Roger or Richard Thornton of Scruton, Yorkshire
Roger is shown as "dyed sans issu." by Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563) but Visitation (Northamptonshire) shows that he had the following family.
  m. Alice Rowcliffe (dau/heir of Edward Rowcliffe of Scruton)
  ((A)) Lancelot Thornton or Thorneton (2nd son?)
  ((i)) James Thorneton (rector of Barrougby, Lincolnshire)
  m. Elizabeth Uvedale (dau of Avery Uvedale of Matherick)
  ((a)) Richard Thormton of Munden, Hertfordshire
  m. (22.04.1634) Elizabeth Thorneton (bpt 15.11.1600, dau of Thomas Thorneton of Newenham)
  (((1)))+ issue - Charles (d young), James (d young), James in Peterboroiugh (b 03.09.1640, bur 27.10.1683), Elizabeth (a 1681, d unm?)
  ((ii))+ other issue - Richard, Simon, Peter
  ((B))+ other issue - John, Margaret
  ((3)) Anne Thornton
  m. Guy Fairfax of Gilling
  ((4)) Joan Thornton
  m. Thomas Metham of Barnhill (Metam of Barnell)
  ((5)) Dorothy Thornton
  m. William Wynde
  ((6)) Margaret Thornton
  m. Launcelot Bullock of Holme
  ((7))+ other issue - Ralph, William (dsp), George/Gregory (a 1563), William/Edward (dsp)
  (b) Elizabeth Thornton
  m. Leonard Wylden or Wilden or Wildon
  (c)+ other issue - Robert (d young), Thomas, Martin (cleric), Robert, Richard, George or Gregory, John (cleric), Christopher, Francis (d young), Anne (d young)



William Thornton of East Newton (a 1612) - continued above
m. Elinor Grimston (dau of Thomas Grimston of Grimston)
1. Robert Thornton of East Newton (b c1575, d 17.05.1637) the first mentioned by FMG & Dugdale
  m1. Dorothy Metham (bur 14.07.1619, dau of Thomas Metham of Metham)
  A. Ursula Thornton
  m. Marmaduke Cholmley of Bransby
B. Margaret Thornton
  m. Ralph Crathorne (not Crake) of Crathorne
  C. Anne Thornton
  m. Philip Langdale of Lanthorpe
  m2. Elizabeth Darley (dau of Sir Richard Darley of Buttercrambe)
  D. William Thornton of East Newton (b 1623-4, bur 18.09.1668)
  m. Alice Wandesford (bur 01.02.1706-7, dau of Sir Christopher Wandesford of Kirklington, Master of the Rolls)
  i. Alice Thornton (b c1654, d 20.01.1720)
  m. (17.11.1668) Thomas Comber (b 19.03.1645, d 25.11.1699, rector of Stonegrave, Dean of Durham)
ii. Catherine Thornton
  m. (27.12.1682) Thomas Purchas of Langton
  iii.+ other issue (d young) - William (d by 1665), Robert (b c1652, a 1665)
  E. Elizabeth Thornton
  m. John Denton of Manningham
  F. Frances Thornton
  m. Timothy Portington of Malton
  G. other issue - Richard (d unm), Thomas, John, Mary (d unm)
2. Dorothy Thornton
  m. William Askwith of Osgodby
3. Margery Thornton
  m. Anthony Chaytor of Croft

Main source(s): Visitation (Foster, Yorkshire, 1584/5 & 1612, Thornton of East Newton), FMG (vol 2, Comber-Thornton-Blackburn-Kirby, MS313) with a little support from Visitation (Yorkshire, 1563-4, Thornton), Visitation (Dugdale, Yorkshire, 1665, Thornton of East Newton) with some support/input from Visitation (Northamptonshire, 1681, 'Thornton of Peterborough')
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