Ann Thornley

Femaleabout 1829–

Brief Life History of Ann

When Ann Thornley was born about 1829, in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Thornley, was 24 and her mother, Ellen Crosley, was 23.

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Thomas Thornley
Ellen Crosley
Ann Thornley
Mary Thornley
John Thornley
Ellen Thornley
Elizabeth Thornley
William Thornley
John Thornley
Elizabeth Thornley
Thomas Thornley

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  • Anne Thornley in household of Margaret Thornley, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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Siblings (9)

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World Events (3)


Age 1

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 13

The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.


Age 14

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire): habitational name from Thornley in Lancashire, and perhaps also from Thornyleigh near Heaton in Leek (Staffordshire) and Thornleigh in Huddersfield (Yorkshire). The Lancashire name derives from Old English thornede ‘thorny’ + lēah ‘wood, woodland clearing’. The other placenames derive from Old English thorn ‘thorn tree’ or thornig ‘thorny’ + lēah.

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

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