Harriet Thornton

Brief Life History of Harriet

When Harriet Thornton was born on 27 May 1844, in Idle, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Thornton, was 24 and her mother, Mary T Wright, was 23. She married Seth Bateman Bramley on 15 June 1868, in Calverley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died in 1907, in Idle, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 63, and was buried in Idle, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Seth Bateman Bramley
1844–1912
Harriet Thornton
1844–1907
Marriage: 15 June 1868
Fred Bramley
1869–1870

Sources (12)

  • Harriet Bramley in household of Seth Bramley, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Harriet Thornton, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Harriet Thornton, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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World Events (5)

1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

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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