Mary Thorndike

Female21 April 1754–14 January 1802

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Thorndike was christened on 21 April 1754, in Brundish, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, Johnathan Thorndike, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth Semicroft Or Sevenycroft, was 31. She married Henry Cross on 8 June 1778, in Brundish, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She was buried in Laxfield, Suffolk, England.

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Henry Cross
Mary Thorndike
Marriage: 8 June 1778
Jonathan Thorndick
Elizabeth Cross
Henry Cross
Mary Crofs
Tabitha Crofs
Cornelius Crofs
George Crofs

Sources (9)

  • Mary Thorndike, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Record Transcription: Suffolk Marriage Index |
  • Mary Thorndike in entry for Cornelius Cross, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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  • Marriage
    8 June 1778Brundish, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (5)

    1770 · Boston Tea Party

    Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

    1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

    "On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."

    1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

    The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

    Name Meaning

    English (Suffolk and Lincolnshire): habitational name from a lost placename composed of Middle English thorn ‘thorn’ + dike ‘ditch, dyke’ (Old English thorn + dīc), perhaps in Lincolnshire.

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

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