Martha Thornton

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Thornton was born in 1649, in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, "Robert" Thornton, was 32 and her mother, Elizabeth ROBINSON, was 26. She married John Thornton on 20 October 1668, in Thornhill, Yorkshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 27 June 1706, in her hometown, at the age of 57, and was buried in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Thornton
Martha Thornton
Marriage: 20 October 1668
Beatrix Thornton
Isaac Thornton
about 1672–1742
Martha Thornton
Mary Thornton
Daniel Thornton
Sarah Thornton
Elizabeth Thornton
Susannah Thornton
Elianor Thornton

Sources (5)

  • Martha Thornton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Martha Thornton in entry for John Thornton, "England, Yorkshire, Bishop's Transcripts, 1547-1957"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Martha Thornton - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Anne Fisher

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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