'Thornton4'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Thornton of Birkin, Thornton of Clapham Thornton of Thornton (Cheshire)
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Robert Thornton (d 1665, rector of Birkin, Yorkshire)
1. Robert Thornton (b 09.02.1623, d 02.02.1697, rector of Birkin)
  m. Clara (d 1696)
  A. John Thornton of Hull (b 12.05.1664, d 26.09.1731)
  m. (1689) Jane Field (b 21.12.1666, d 28.10.1728, dau/heir of John Field of Hull by Sarah, dau of Robert Wood of Monk Bretton)
  i. Robert Thornton of London (b 18.05.1692, d 02.01.1747, banker)
m1. Hannah Swynoke
  a. John Thornton of Clapham (b 04.04.1720, d 07.11.1790)
  m. (28.11.1753) Lucy Watson (b 20.05.1722, d 11.1785, dau/heir of Samuel Watson of Hull)
  (1) Samuel Thornton of Clapham & Albury Park (Sussex) (b 16.11.1754, d 03.07.1838, MP)
  m. (12.12.1780) Elizabeth Milnes (dau of Robert Milnes of Wakefield)
  (A) Jane Thornton (b 06.12.1788)
  m. (1813) Richard Mee Raikes
  (B) Harriet Thornton (b 11.02.1791, d 26.07.1832)
  m. (15.09.1812) John Thornton Leslie-Melville, 9th Earl of Leven, 8th Earl of Melville (b 1786, d 1876, cousin)
(C)+ other issue - Henry (d infant), John (b 31.10.1783), Henry (b 09.02.1792), Samuel (b 02.03.1797), Eliza (b 08.1782, d 05.1802), Harriet (d infant), Lucy (b 16.12.1784), Esther Maria (b 03.06.1786)
  (2) Robert Thornton (b 09.01.1759, dsp 16.03.1826, MP)
  m. (12.09.1786) Maria Eyre (dau of Charles Eyre of Clapham)
  (3) Henry Thornton (b 10.03.1760, d 16.01.1815, MP)
  m. (01.03.1796) Mary Anne Sykes (dau of Joseph Sykes of Kirk Ella (West Ella))
  (A)+ issue - Henry Sykes, Watson Joseph, Mary Anne (b 03.1797), Lucy Jane, Isabella
  (4) Jane Thornton (b 11.02.1757, d 13.02.1818)
  m. (11.08.1784) Alexander Leslie-Melville, 7th Earl of Leven, 6th Earl of Melville (b 1749, d 1820)
  m2. (1733) Jane Newby (dau of Charles Newby of Hooton Roberts)
  ii. Sarah Thornton
  m. William Wilberforce of Hull
  iii.+ other issue - William of Hull, Godfrey
  B. Margaret Thornton (b 1653-4, d 12.06.1697)
  m. Robert Bankes (vicar of Hull)
  C.+ other issue (d unm) - Thomas, Elizabeth



Randoll (Randle le Roter) of Thornton(-le-Moors), Cheshire
m. Ciceley or Avice or Amicia Kingesley (dau of Richard de Kingesley) called Cicely in Visitation ('Pro Hatton') but Avice in Visitation ('Done'), Amicia by Ormerod
1. Piers Thornton
  A. Randoll Thornton
  i. Sir Piers Thornton of Thornton
  m. Lucia Hellesby (dau of Sir William Hellesby)
  a. Ellin Thornton
m. Sir Thomas de Dutton of Dutton, Sheriff of Cheshire (b 1314/5, d 1381)
  b. Elizabeth Thornton
  m. Hamon Fitton of Bollin
  c. Mary Thornton
  m. Sir William Colborne
  d. Emma Thornton
  m. Hugh de Weverham
  e. Maud Thornton
  m. Henry Beeston
  f. Beatrix Thornton
  m. Thomas Samsbury or Sambury
2. Cicely Thornton
  m. David de Egerton (son of Phillip de Malpas)
3. Alice Thornton possibly of this generation
  m. Richard de Hellesby (dvp before 1270)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 12.01.16) : FMG (vol 1, MS63, 'Thornton', p139+)
(2) For lower section (originally uploaded 27.08.05 to a Temporary page, moved here 04.04.22) : Visitation (Cheshire, 1580, 'Pro Hatton'), Visitation (Cheshire, 1580, 'Done')
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