'Thornton4'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Thornton of Birkin, Thornton of Clapham

Robert Thornton (d 1665, rector of Birkin, Yorkshire)
1. Robert Thornton (b 09.02.1623, d 02.02.1697, rector of Birkin)
  m. Clara (d 1696)
  A. John Thornton of Hull (b 12.05.1664, d 26.09.1731)
  m. (1689) Jane Field (b 21.12.1666, d 28.10.1728, dau/heir of John Field of Hull by Sarah, dau of Robert Wood of Monk Bretton)
  i. Robert Thornton of London (b 18.05.1692, d 02.01.1747, banker)
m1. Hannah Swynoke
  a. John Thornton of Clapham (b 04.04.1720, d 07.11.1790)
  m. (28.11.1753) Lucy Watson (b 20.05.1722, d 11.1785, dau/heir of Samuel Watson of Hull)
  (1) Samuel Thornton of Clapham & Albury Park (Sussex) (b 16.11.1754, d 03.07.1838, MP)
  m. (12.12.1780) Elizabeth Milnes (dau of Robert Milnes of Wakefield)
  (A) Jane Thornton (b 06.12.1788)
  m. (1813) Richard Mee Raikes
  (B) Harriet Thornton (b 11.02.1791, d 26.07.1832)
  m. (15.09.1812) John Thornton Leslie-Melville, 9th Earl of Leven, 8th Earl of Melville (b 1786, d 1876, cousin)
(C)+ other issue - Henry (d infant), John (b 31.10.1783), Henry (b 09.02.1792), Samuel (b 02.03.1797), Eliza (b 08.1782, d 05.1802), Harriet (d infant), Lucy (b 16.12.1784), Esther Maria (b 03.06.1786)
  (2) Robert Thornton (b 09.01.1759, dsp 16.03.1826, MP)
  m. (12.09.1786) Maria Eyre (dau of Charles Eyre of Clapham)
  (3) Henry Thornton (b 10.03.1760, d 16.01.1815, MP)
  m. (01.03.1796) Mary Anne Sykes (dau of Joseph Sykes of Kirk Ella (West Ella))
  (A)+ issue - Henry Sykes, Watson Joseph, Mary Anne (b 03.1797), Lucy Jane, Isabella
  (4) Jane Thornton (b 11.02.1757, d 13.02.1818)
  m. (11.08.1784) Alexander Leslie-Melville, 7th Earl of Leven, 6th Earl of Melville (b 1749, d 1820)
  m2. (1733) Jane Newby (dau of Charles Newby of Hooton Roberts)
  ii. Sarah Thornton
  m. William Wilberforce of Hull
  iii.+ other issue - William of Hull, Godfrey
  B. Margaret Thornton (b 1653-4, d 12.06.1697)
  m. Robert Bankes (vicar of Hull)
  C.+ other issue (d unm) - Thomas, Elizabeth

Main source(s): FMG (vol 1, MS63, 'Thornton', p139+)
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