Nehemiah Thornton

6 July 1828–6 December 1879 (Age 51)
Drighlington, Yorkshire, England

The Life Summary of Nehemiah

When Nehemiah Thornton was born on 6 July 1828, in Drighlington, Yorkshire, England, his father, Thomas Lightowler, was 25 and his mother, Phoebe Thornton, was 25. He married Mary Marshall on 1 October 1859, in Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Birstall, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Yorkshire West Riding, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 6 December 1879, in Drighlington, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 51, and was buried in Drighlington, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Nehemiah Thornton
1828–1879
Mary Marshall
1843–1910
Marriage: 1 October 1859
Annice Thornton
1859–1911
Emily Thornton
1861–
Lewis Thornton
1863–1865
William Marshall Thornton
1865–1865
Charles Sykes Thornton
1865–1868
Hannah Thornton
1867–1869
Horace Thornton
1869–1929
Major Thornton
1872–1944
Eunice Thornton
1874–1926
Percy Thornton
1877–1878
Nehemiah Thornton
1879–1912

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 October 1859Bradford, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (3)

    World Events (5)

    1830
    Age 2
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 5
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1843
    Age 15
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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 (19)

    • Nehemiah Thorton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Nehemiah Thornton in household of Jeremiah Thornton, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Nehemiah Thornton & Mary Marshall, 1859; West Yorkshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935 - Ancestry.com

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