Edward Thornton

about 1787–26 November 1860 (Age 73)
Stretton under Fosse, Warwickshire, England

The Life of Edward

When Edward Thornton was born about 1787, in Stretton under Fosse, Warwickshire, England, his father, Charles Thornton, was 33 and his mother, Sarah, was 27. 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 73.

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Family Time Line

Edward Thornton
Sarah Goddard
Marriage: 27 March 1817

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Goddard


27 March 1817
Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Thornton






    Catherine Thornton



World Events (7)

1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 0

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

Age 2

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

Age 21

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

1 English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the numerous places throughout England and Scotland so called, from Old English þorn ‘thorn bush’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.2 Irish: Anglicized (translated) form of Gaelic Mac Sceacháin ‘son of Sceachán’ ( see Skehan ).3 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Draighneáin ‘descendant of Draighneán’ ( see Drennan ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edward Thornton, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Edwd Thornton, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Edward Thornton and (1) Sarah Goddard 1817, Banns. "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963"

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