'Thornton5'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Thornton of Thornton (Yorkshire), Thornton of Tyersall (Tiersall or Tyershall)

Hugh Thornton
1. Thomas Thornton
  m. Isola Preston (dau/heir of William Preston of Kellington)
  A. Matilda Thornton
  m. Robert of Horton
  B. Inscellam Thornton
  m1. Hugh of Brodcroft
  m2. Roger Scot of Calverley
2. John Thornton
  A. Walter Thornton
  i. Roger Thornton (a 1248)
  a. Thomas Thornton (a 1299)
  (1) Thomas Thornton (a 1314, 1330)
  (A) Roger Thornton
  (i) Elizabeth Thornton
  m. John Bolling of Bolling
  (B) William Thornton
  (i) Thomas Thornton of Thornton (a 1391, 1420)
  (a) Thomas Thornton (d before 1435)
  ((1)) William Thornton (a 1456)
m. Matilda Tyresale (a 1424, dau/heir of William Tyresale)
  ((A)) Walter Thornton of Tyresale, Yorkshire (dvp 1465)
  Foster shows the following generations before Walter but does not connect them to Walter: William of Tyersall (a 1455) son (by Margaret) of William son of John.
  m. Joane or Jennet
  ((i)) Percival Thornton (d 14.06.1523)
  m. Margery Walworth (dau of John Walworth)
  ((a)) Richard Thornton (b 1524, d 1563) - continued below
  m. Ann King (dau of John King)
  ((ii))+ other issue - Thomas, John
  ((B))+ other issue - George, Edward, Bernard, Isabel
  (b) Margaret Thornton
  m. _ Pighills
  (c)+ other issue - John, Richard, Robert, William



Richard Thornton (b 1524, d 1563) - continued above
m. Ann King (dau of John King)
1. William Thornton of Tyersall (b 1541, d 1578)
  m. Beatrice Tempest (dau of Henry Tempest of Tong)
  A. Richard Thornton (d 1612)
  Richard is the first mentioned by Dugdale who identifies him as "descended from Thornton of Thornton in Bradford-dale in com. Ebor.".
m. Elizabeth Hobson (dau of John Hobson)
  i. Tempest Thornton 'of Tiersall' (bpt 08.03.1600, d 1630)
  m. Margaret Lockwood (dau/heir of John Lockwood of Linthwaite or Linthwayt)
  a. Richard Thornton 'of Tyersall' (d c1647)
  m. Rosamund Arthington (dau of William Arthington of Arthington)
  (1) Ann Thornton (b c1647)
m1. (sp) William Ascough (son/heir of Sir William Ascough)
  m2. Robert Walters
  (A)+ issue - William, Richard
  (2) Mary or Margaret Thornton (b c1648, a 04.1666, d young)
b. John Thornton of Tiersall (Tyershall) 'of Calverley' (b 27.12.1630, d 28.12.1672)
  m. Judith Richardson (dau of Richard Richardson of Bierley)
  (1) Richard Thornton (b c1659, d 06.10.1710, Recorder of Leeds)
  m. (24.04.1688) Bridget Watkinson (dau of Christopher Watkinson, Mayor of Leeds)
(A)+ issue - Richard (d young), John (d young), Christopher (d young), Tempest (b 27.07.1696), John (b 26.12.1697), Mary (d young), Mary (b 21.12.1700), Elizabeth (b 27.01.1702, d 25.01.1710), Bridget (b 02.1704)
  (2) Jane Thornton (bpt 05.04.1666, d 15.08.1713)
  m. (18.05.1686) Nicholas Fenay of Fenay (d 21.03.1710)
  (3)+ other issue - Tempest (d young), William (d young), Mary/Margaret (a 1712, d unm?), Elizabeth (d young), Judith (d young)
  c. Ann Thornton
m. (1648) Robert Walmsley
  d. Elizabeth Thornton (bpt 23.02.1625, d 22.01.1656)
  m. Joseph or Joshua Witton (rector of Thornhill)
  ii. Sarah Thornton
  m. John Vaulx, Lord Mayor of York (a 1637)
  iii. Ellen Thornton
  m. John Burrough
  iv. Dorothy Thornton
  m. Henry Tong
  v. Ann Thornton
  m. Anthony Warwick of Leeds
  vi. Phoebe Thornton
  m. Robert Ascue of Leeds
  vii.+ other issue - William of York, Richard (d young), John (d young)
  B. Elizabeth Thornton
  m1. _ Foxcroft of Kirkstal
  m2. Robetr Elmhirst
  C. Ann Thornton
  m. Humfrey Cordingley
  D. Ellen Thornton (d unm)
2. Elizabeth Thornton
  m. Michael Rawden of Rawden

Main source(s): 'Ducatus Leodiensis' (Ralph Thoresby, 1715, p22+) with some support from Visitation (Foster, Yorkshire, 1612, 'Thornton of Tyersall'), Visitation (Dugdale, Yorkshire, 1666, 'Thornton of Tiersall')
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