John Thornton

1645–1688 (Age 43)
Leeds, Yorkshire, England

The Life of John

When John Thornton was born about 1645, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, his father, Robert Thornton, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Robinson, was 25. He had at least 4 sons with Mary Palmer. He died in May 1688, in Virginia, British Colonial America, at the age of 43.

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Family Time Line

John Thornton
1645–1688
Mary Palmer
1640–1713
Daniel Thornton
1662–1684
William Thornton
1670–
Henry Thornton
1670–
Stephen Thornton
1672–

Spouse & Children

children

(4)

  • Daniel Thornton

    Male1662–1684Male

  • Henry Thornton

    Male1670–Male

  • Male1670–Male

  • Stephen Thornton

    Male1672–Male

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (1)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 43

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.

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 ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John Thornton in entry for William Thornton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Thornton in entry for William Thornton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Thornton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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