Edward Thornton

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

The Life Summary 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
1787–1860
Ann Green
1802–1883
Marriage: 5 April 1824
Sarah Thornton
1825–1880
Joseph Thornton
1826–
Hannah Thornton
1828–
Catherine Thornton
1830–1831
Catherine Thornton
1832–1870
Charles Thornton
1833–1837
Mary Thornton
1835–1894
Rebecca Thornton
1838–1915
Charles Thornton
1843–1911

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 April 1824Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (2)

    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

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Thornber
    Thorton
    Skehan

    Sources (31)

    • Edward Thornton, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Edward Thornton, "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1963" DIGITAL IMAGE OF MARRIAGE RECORD.
    • Edward Thornton in entry for Rebecca Thorton Jewkes, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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