Martha Thornton

1649–27 June 1706 (Age 57)
Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Martha

When Martha Thornton was born in 1649, in Mirfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Thornton, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Robinson, was 29. 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
1643–1709
Martha Thornton
1649–1706
Marriage: 20 October 1668
Beatrix Thornton
1669–
Isaac Thornton
1672–1742
Martha Thornton
1675–
Mary Thornton
1676–
Daniel Thornton
1679–1743
Sarah Thornton
1682–
Elizabeth Thornton
1684–
Susannah Thornton
1687–1720
Elianor Thornton
1690–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 October 1668
Thornhill, Yorkshire, England
children

(9)

    Beatrix Thornton

    Female1669–Female

    Isaac Thornton

    Male1672–1742Male

    Martha Thornton

    Female1675–Female

    Mary Thornton

    Female1676–Female

    Daniel Thornton

    Male1679–1743Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

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 (2)

  • Martha Thornton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Martha Thornton - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Anne Fisher

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