Mary Thorndike

21 April 1754–
Brundish, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary

Mary Thorndike was christened on 21 April 1754, in Brundish, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She married Henry Crofs on 8 June 1778, in Brundish, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Henry Crofs
1757–
Mary Thorndike
1754–
Marriage: 8 June 1778
Elizabeth Cross
1781–
Mary Crofs
1782–
Tabitha Crofs
1784–
Cornelius Crofs
1789–
George Crofs
1791–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 June 1778
Brundish, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
children

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World Events (5)

1801 · The Act of Union

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a defense consisting of a thorn hedge and a ditch, or a habitational name from some minor place named with Old English þorn ‘thorn bush’ + dīc ‘ditch’, ‘dike’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Mary Thorndike in entry for Cornelius Cross, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary in entry for Elizabeth Cross, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Mary Thorndike in entry for George Cross, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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