Nancy Thornber

Brief Life History of Nancy

When Nancy Thornber was born on 24 July 1763, in Waddington, Yorkshire, England, her father, George Thornber, was 21 and her mother, Martha Tomlinson, was 22.

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Family Time Line

George Thornber
1743–
Martha Tomlinson
1741–1772
Nancy Thornber
1763–
Giles Thornber
1771–1771
Betty Thornber
1765–1769
Thomas Thornber
1766–
Betty Thornber
1769–1769
George Thornber
1770–
Ellen Thornber
1772–1841
Richard Thornber
1789–

Sources (1)

  • Nancy Thornber, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

World Events (2)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World

"On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the five minor places in Yorkshire called Thornber, particularly Thornber in Halton West. The placenames derive from Old English thorn ‘thorn’ + beorg ‘hill, mound’.

Irish: adopted for various Irish names containing an element meaning ‘thorn’; compare Thornton .

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

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