Ann Thornton

9 December 1829–16 September 1912 (Age 82)
Gomersal, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Ann

When Ann Thornton was born on 9 December 1829, in Gomersal, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, David Thornton, was 41 and her mother, Mary Ann Milner, was 39. She married James Molineaux on 13 July 1845, in Woodhouse, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Shadwell, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Lewisham, London, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 16 September 1912, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 82, and was buried in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

James Molineaux
Ann Thornton
Marriage: 13 July 1845
Thomas Mollineaux
David Thornton Mollineux
Fanny Molineaux
Squire Molineaux
Nelly Molineaux

Spouse and Children

    James Molineaux



13 July 1845
Woodhouse, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom


    Thomas Mollineaux


    David Thornton Mollineux


    Fanny Molineaux


    Squire Molineaux



Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 1

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1831 · Old London Bridge Opens

Age 2

"The popular childhood rhyme ""London Bridge is Falling Down"" refers to the infamous overpass above the Thames River. By the 19th century the bridge had started to fall apart."
1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 

Age 23

George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 

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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Sources (3)

  • 1891 census Ann Molineaux, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • 1851 census Ann Mullineux in household of James Mullineux, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • 1871 census Ann Molineaux in household of James Molineaux, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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