John Thornley

27 August 1786–
Euxton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Thornley was born on 27 August 1786, in Euxton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Thornley, was 30 and his mother, Ann Woods, was 23.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Thornley
1756–1795
Ann Woods
1763–
Ellen Thornley
1785–1785
John Thornley
1786–
Robert Thornley
1789–
Mary Thornley
1792–
Mary Thornley
1794–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 15

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815

Age 29

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 37

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire): habitational name from Thornley in Lancashire, so named from Old English þorn ‘thorn bush’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • John Thornley, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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