Edward Thornton

Brief Life History of Edward

When Edward Thornton was born about 1787, in Stretton under Fosse, Warwickshire, England, his father, Charles Thornton, was 34 and his mother, Sarah Thornton, was 28. He married Sarah Goddard on 27 March 1817, in Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Monks Kirby, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Monks Kirby, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 26 November 1860, in Stretton under Fosse, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Edward Thornton
Ann Green
Marriage: 5 April 1824
Sarah Thornton
Joseph Thornton
Hannah Thornton
Catherine Thornton
Catherine Thornton
Charles Thornton
Mary Thornton
Rebecca Thornton
Charles Thornton

Sources (31)

  • Edward Thornton, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Edward Thornton in birth of Edward Thornton, 'England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975' on MyHeritage
  • Edward Thornton, "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963" DIGITAL IMAGE OF MARRIAGE RECORD.

World Events (7)

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.

1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."

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.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of numerous places throughout England and Scotland so called, from Old English thorn ‘thorn tree’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’. The placename is most frequent in northern England, especially Yorkshire, where there are at least 16 possible sources for the surname.

Irish: Anglicized (translated) form of Gaelic Mac Sceacháin ‘son of Sceachán’ (see Skehan ).

Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Draighneáin ‘descendant of Draighneán’ (see Drennan ).

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

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