Grace Thornton

11 December 1737–2 June 1741
Birstall, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Grace

When Grace Thornton was christened on 11 December 1737, in Birstall, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Jeremiah Thornton, was 45 and her mother, Phebe Brockden, was 46. She was buried in Birstall, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Thornton
1691–1763
Phebe Brockden
1691–
John Thornton
1719–1722
James Thornton
1730–1788
Jeremiah Thornton
1721–1722
Sarah Thornton
1723–
John Thornton
1725–
Jeremiah Thornton
1730–1730
Joseph Thornton
1733–1734
Phoebe Thornton
1735–1741
Grace Thornton
1737–1741

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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 ).

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

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  • Grace Thornton, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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