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Abraham Thornton [1825-1873]
Arnold Thornton [1889-1907]
Arthur Thornton [1873-1917]
Arthur Thornton [1885-1917]
Arthur Lewis Thornton [1894-19??]
Cain Thornton [1863-1947]
Charles Thomas Thornton [1869-1918]
David Hannam Thornton [1866-1921]
Donald Thornton [1895-1915]
Edgar Thornton [1895-1915]
Edwin Thornton [18??-1???]
Edwin Thornton [1828-1897]
George Thornton [1831-1909]
George Eastwood Thornton [1876-1935]
Harry Thornton [1884-19??]
Harry Thornton [1892-1945]
J. Thornton [18??-18??]
Jack Thornton [1896-1917]
James Thornton [17??-18??]
James Thornton [1774-1828]
James Thornton [18??-19??]
James Thornton [1802-1856]
James Thornton [1838-1???]
James Thornton [1856-1903]
James Thornton [1891-1916]
James Henry Thornton [1867-1915]
Job Thornton [18??-19??]
John Thornton [1???-1853]
John Thornton [1795-1862]
John Thornton [1859-1???]
Joseph Thornton [1797-1874]
Joseph Thornton [1829-1860]
Joseph Farrar Thornton [1870-1???]
Reginald Thornton [1899-1918]
Rhodes Thornton [1813-1869]
Richard Thornton [1845-1893]
Robert Thornton [1836-1918]
Sam Thornton [1899-1918]
Samuel Thornton [1823-1855]
Samuel Thornton [1837-18??]
Sidney Thornton [18??-19??]
Sydney Thornton [1896-1916]
Thomas Thornton [1805-1???]
Thomas Thornton [1834-1905]
Rev Timothy Martin Thornton [1957-]
William Thornton [17??-18??]
William Thornton [17??-1807]
Major William Hannam Thornton [1891-1949]
William Henry Thornton [1839-1890]
Willie Thornton [1891-1918]


Thornton, Abraham
[1825-1873] Born in Southowram

He was innkeeper at the Rawson's Arms, Elland [1851].

In [Q2] 1848, he married Ellen Aaron in Halifax.


Ellen was born in Southowram, the daughter of Francis Aaron
 

Children:

  1. James [b 1849]
  2. Sarah Hannah [b 1851] who married Thomas Mudd
  3. Eliza [1854-1894] who never married
  4. Susannah [b 1857]
  5. Elizabeth [b 1861]
  6. Frank [b 1867]

The couple died in Bradford

Thornton, Arnold
[1889-1907] He was an apprentice planer at C. Redman & Sons Limited.

He lived at 12 Edith View, Sowerby Bridge [1907].

He was injured – concussion of the brain, 6 or 8 scalp wounds, and many cuts about the hand – in the Pye Nest Tram Disaster of 15th October 1907, and died 4 days later in the Royal Halifax Infirmary.

He was buried at Sowerby Bridge Cemetery

Thornton, Arthur
[1873-1917] Son of William Henry Thornton.

Born 12th May 1873.

In 1895, he married Hannah Maria Parker [1872-19??] in Halifax.


Hannah Maria was born in Rastrick
 

Children:

  1. Ada [b 1899]
  2. Harold [b 1904]

The family lived at Westleigh, Lightcliffe Road, Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Sergeant Major with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

He served on the Hospital Ship Oxfordshire.

He died of cerebral haemorrhage at sea off Durban [25th January 1917] (aged 43).

He is remembered on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Hampshire, on Brighouse War Memorial, on the Memorial at Park Methodist Chapel, Brighouse, and on Rastrick War Memorial

Thornton, Arthur
[1885-1917] He worked as a boot maker for his father at Birds Royd, Rastrick.

He lived at 29 Gooder Lane, Rastrick.

During World War I, he enlisted [December 1916], and served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action at Ypres Salient [20th September 1917] (aged 32).

He was buried at Bedford House Cemetery, Belgium. [4 V F 5].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial, on Rastrick War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Rastrick

Thornton, Arthur Lewis
[1894-19??] MM, DCM.

Aka Louis

Son of John Thornton

Born in Elland.

He was a woollen piecer [1911] / employed by Joseph Brearley & Sons.

He joined the 4th Battalion, West Riding Regiment (Territorials)  [September 1912].

During World War I, he was embodied [5th August 1914].

He was sent to France [April 1915].

He was promoted to Corporal in February 1916.

He was awarded the Military Medal [November 1916].

He was promoted to Sergeant [August 1917].

He was a Sergeant Major when he was demobbed [March 1919] (aged 24).

He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [1920]


For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty near Villers-en-Caulhies on 11th to 12th October 1918, whilst in command of a section.

He took his men forward and brought back wounded to medical assistance, working all day under heavy shell and machine gun fire. Throughout all operations he set his men a splendid example of courage and determination

 

In [Q1] 1922, he (possibly) married Alice Armitage in Halifax.


Alice's sister [?] Florence Armitage married Thomas W. Hoyle at the same time
 

Thornton, Cain
[1863-1947] Son of Thomas Thornton.

Born in Halifax.

He was a labourer at dye works [1881] / a general clerk [1891] / conductor of Lee Mount Band / landlord of the Bank Top, Lee Mount [1901]

In 1893, he married Catherine Ann McDonald [1868-19??] from Leeds, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. child who died in infancy

The family lived at

  • Bank Top Inn, 2 Ovenden Road [1901]
  • 28a Centenary Place, Savile Park Road, Halifax [1911]

Thornton, Charles Thomas
[1869-1918] Born in Fixby.

He was a clay miner [1891] / a deputy clay miner (brick manufacturer) [1891].

In 1891, he married Sarah Wadsworth [1861-1928] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Stainland
 

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. child who died young [before 1911]
  3. Harry
  4. Nellie [1894-1926] who was a packer (soap manufacturer) [1911]
  5. Donald
  6. Winnie [b 1897] who was a worsted spinner [1911]
  7. Reginald
  8. Annie [b 1901]

The family lived at

  • 6 Nunnery Farm, Rastrick [1911]
  • 2 Thorn View, Dewsbury Road, Elland [1915, 1918]

Thornton, David Hannam
[1866-1921] Of Brookfoot House, Brighouse.

Son of Hannah (née Hannam) & Edmund Thornton, an iron-founder and engineer from Bradford.

Born in Bradford. and educated at Bradford Grammar School.

He was educated at Bradford Grammar School, a senior partner in Thornton, Hannam & Marshall, the chairman of Craven, Pearson & Company Limited, a director of the Bradford Dyers' Association, and a director of the Bradford Coal Merchants' and Consumers' Association

In 1888, he married Isabella Stead [1862-19??] from Wortley, Leeds, at Bradford.

Children:

  1. Hannah Leonora [1890-1891]
  2. William Hannam
  3. Gladys May [b 1893]
  4. Mary Sophia [b 1899]
  5. John Leslie [b 1901]

He lived at Oakroyd Hall, Birkenshaw which he owned [1902-1918].

He died at the Victoria Nursing Home, Harrogate.

He was (probably) buried at Harrogate

Thornton, Donald
[1895-1915] Son of Charles Thomas Thornton

Born in Fixby.

He was a clerk with Arthur Bastide, solicitor, in Brighouse & Elland.

During World War I, he enlisted [November 1914], and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was injured by a sniper at Glimpse Cott sector, Ypres whilst looking over the parapet to see the result of a grenade, and died in hospital [13th August 1915] (aged 20).

He was buried at Hospital Farm Cemetery, Belgium. [B 19].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial, on Rastrick War Memorial, on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland.

His brother Reginald also died in the War and brother Harry was injured

Thornton, Edgar
[1895-1915] Son of Lydia (née Pollard) [1863-1941] & Henry Thornton [1858-1938], of 170 Old Earth, Elland [1911].

Born in Elland.

He was a cotton twiner.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in Belgium [15th November 1915].

He was buried at Talana Farm Cemetery, Belgium [IV D 5].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland, and on the Memorial at Elland Wesleyan Chapel

Thornton, Edwin
[18??-1???] He was a stone mason / landlord of the Rising Sun, Rastrick [1891].

In 1890, he married Ann Dyson in Halifax

Thornton, Edwin
[1828-1897] Born in Rastrick.

He was a farmer of 85 acres employing 4 men & 2 boys [1881] / a woollen manufacturer employing 13 men, 29 women, 8 boys & 8 girls [1881] / a cotton spinner employing 24 men, 22 women, 14 boys & 22 girls [1881]

On 24th May 1855, he married Martha Briggs [1829-1909] at Halifax Parish Church.


Martha was born in Rastrick
 

Children:

  1. Thomas [1859-1898] who was a woollen manufacturer [1881, 1897]
  2. John [1862-1953] who was a woollen manufacturer [1881, 1897]
  3. Mary [b 1863]
  4. Albert [1865-1947] who was a woollen manufacturer [1881], a dyer [1897]
  5. Robert [1867-1949] who was a manufacturer [1897]
  6. Edwin [1869-1944] who was an engineer [1897]
  7. Martha [b 1873]

The family lived at

Living with them [in 1881] was niece Ada Robinson [aged 22] (domestic servant).

Edwin died in Leeds [19th July 1897].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £21,084 16/9d.

Probate was granted to sons Thomas, John, Albert, Robert and Edwin

Thornton, George
[1831-1909] Son of Elizabeth & Samuel Thornton [1???-1876], weaver, of Rastrick.

Born in Rastrick [13th December 1831].

He was a farmer [1855] / a weaver [1856] / a farmer [1860, 1862] / a wire drawer in mill [1870] / a grocer [1876, 1881] / a wire drawer in mill [1891] / proprietor of a grocer's shop at 95/97 Rastrick Common [1901] / bottler/brewer in Rastrick and Brighouse / (possibly) a boot and shoemaker, and established business at Birds Royd, Brighouse [1892, 1901].

On 27th May 1855, he married Mary Ann Eastwood [1834-1927] in Halifax.


Mary was baptised at St Matthew's Church, Lightcliffe [23rd March 1834], daughter of Hannah & Richard Eastwood, labourer, of Brighouse
 

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. William [b 1856]
  3. Louisa [b 1857]
  4. Samuel M [b 1859]
  5. Anna M [b 1862]
  6. Fred [b 1864] who was a publican (retired in 1927) 
  7. Agnes [b 1868]
  8. Clara J [b 1870]
  9. Lucy [b 1872]
  10. Arthur [b 1875] who was a provision dealer [1927]
  11. George Eastwood

The children were born in Rastrick.

The family lived at

He died 8th September 1908.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £482 16/2d.

Probate was granted to his widow Mary Ann

Mary Ann carried on with the grocery business [1911].

She died 30th April 1927 (aged 93).

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £475 2/9d.

Probate was granted to her sons Fred and Arthur

Thornton, George Eastwood
[1876-1935] Son of George Thornton.

Born in Rastrick [6th May 1876].

He married Edith.

Children:

  1. Sam
  2. Hilda who married Mr Bentley and was caretaker at Newlands Friends Meeting House

The family lived at 3 Bottom o' th' Town, Rastrick

Thornton, Harry
[1884-19??] Son of William Henry Thornton.

Born 19th June 1884.

In 1907, he married Sarah Jane Holroyd [1882-19??] in Halifax.


Sarah Jane was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. John Albert [b 1908]

Thornton, Harry
[1892-1945] Son of Charles Thomas Thornton.

He was a rivetter (iron foundry) [1911].

During World War I, he served with the Royal Engineers.

He was discharged [25th February 1919] with a pension of 16/6d per week because of a gun shot wound to face, loss of vision in his right eye & bronchitis.

His brothers Donald & Reginald died in the War

Thornton, J.
[18??-18??] Veterinary surgeon at Halifax.

In March 1862, he was declared bankrupt

Thornton, Jack
[1896-1917] Son of James Thornton.

Born in Elland [27th February 1896].

He was a doffer [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 9th Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment).

He was killed in action [17th December 1917].

He was buried at Louverval Military Cemetery, Doignies, France [B 3].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland

Thornton, James
[17??-18??] Card maker of Brighouse.

He married Susannah [1798-1880].

Children:

  1. Ann [1822-1876] who married William Hartley
  2. Elizabeth who married Samuel Hartley

The 2 sisters married 2 brothers.

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Thornton, James
[1774-1828] On 4th May 1795, he married Sarah Lodge [1769-1848] at Elland Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Rachel [1798-1855]
  2. Robert [1799-1846]

Sarah was innkeeper at the Masons' Arms, Elland [1841].

Daughter Rachel was innkeeper at the Masons' Arms, Elland [1851].

Rachel never married but had a son Joseph who took over as innkeeper at the Masons' Arms [1855-1860]

Thornton, James
[18??-19??] He was a Deacon at Blackley Baptist Chapel.

In 1911, he was recorded as a Past Deacon

Thornton, James
[1802-1856] He was a butcher at Westgate, Elland [1841] / landlord & butcher at the Fleece [1846-1856] On the death of his father-in-law, William Wooler, he took over as landlord of the Fleece.

On 3rd June 1821, he married Mary Parkinson Wooler in Almondbury.

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1822]
  2. Sarah [b 1824]
  3. Alice [b 1830]
  4. Edwin [b 1832]
  5. Jane [b 1835]
  6. Samuel
  7. Henry [b 1841]

On his death, his widow Mary took over at the Fleece

Thornton, James
[1838-1???] Born in Elland.

He was a woollen manufacturer employing 17 hands [1881]. He established James Thornton & Son.

In 1858, he married Hannah Elvina Hanson [1837-1???] in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Alice A. [b 1861] who was a milliner [1881]
  2. Sydney [b 1863] who was a woollen overlooker [1881]
  3. Lettice [b 1865]
  4. May [b 1871]
  5. Elvira [b 1872]

The family lived at Westgate, Elland [1881]

Thornton, James
[1856-1903] Born in Elland.

He was a dyer [1879].

On 8th February 1879, he married Fanny Teviot Townsend [1858-1932] in Halifax.


Fanny was born in Elland
 

Children:

  1. Joe [b 1879]
  2. Alice Ann [b 1882]
  3. Janet Beatrice [b 1884]
  4. Mary Ethel [1886-1938]
  5. James Edward [b 1887]
  6. Edgar [b 1888]
  7. William Edward [b 1889]
  8. Norris Oates [1890-1892]
  9. Blanche Evelyn [1893-1957]
  10. Jack
  11. Tim Sykes [1898-1901]

The children were born in Elland.

The family lived at 127 Westgate, Elland [1901, 1911]

Thornton, James
[1891-1916] Son of Richard Thornton.

Born in Halifax [Q2 1891].

He was a sugar boiler [1911] / employed by Mackintosh's.

During World War I, he served as a Private (battalion bomber)  with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed by a shell [17th August 1916] (aged 25).

He was buried at Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval, France. [II D B].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Pellon Baptist Church, and on the Memorial at John Mackintosh & Sons Limited

Thornton, James Henry
[1867-1915] Born in Southowram.

He was a delver (stone quarry) [1911] / landlord of the Who could a' thowt it, Southowram [1912].

In [Q2] 1890, he married Ada Jane Lister [1866-19??] from Southowram.

Children:

  1. child who died young [before 1911]
  2. Walter [b 1891] who was a delver (stone quarry) [1911]
  3. Emma [b 1908]

After his death, Ada Jane took over at the Who could a' thowt it [1915]

Thornton, Job
[18??-19??] Partner in Boothroyd & Job Thornton [1901]

Thornton, John
[1???-1853] Wire drawer of Brighouse

Thornton, John
[1795-1862] Born in Rastrick.

He was a labourer at Rastrick [1817] / a manufacturer [1841, 1851] / a retired farmer [1861].

In 1817, he married Sarah Empsall at Halifax.


Sarah was the daughter of
Joseph Empsall
 

Children:

  1. Mary [1818-1845] who married Thomas Masser
  2. Hannah [1821-1907] who married Thomas Masser
  3. Samuel [1823-1856]
  4. Maria [1825-1909]
  5. Thomas [1828-1865]
  6. Jane [b 1830]
  7. Joseph [1832-1853]
  8. John [b 1833]
  9. Sarah [b 1834]
  10. Robert
  11. John [1837-1838]
  12. Ruth [1838-1909]
  13. Albert [1839-1856]

The children were baptised at St Matthew's, Rastrick.

The family lived at

  • Nunnery, Boothroyd, Rastrick [1851, 1861]
  • Birkin Royd, Rastrick [1871]

He was dead by 1871

Members of the family were buried at Rastrick Church: John [28th January 1862] (aged 67); Sarah [23rd October 1872] (aged 77); Mary [1st November 1845]

Thornton, John
[1859-1???] Born in Elland.

He was a woollen spinner [1881, 1891] / a machine minder (woollen) [1901] / a woollen spinner [1911].

Around 1880, he married Mary [1861-1???].


Mary was born in Luddendenfoot
 

Children:

  1. Mary Louisa [b 1881] who was a cotton piecer [1901]
  2. John Edward [b 1883] who was a machine minder (woollen) [1901]
  3. Thurston [b 1892] who was a twiner piecer [1911]
  4. Arthur Lewis / Louis
  5. Bernard [b 1899] who was a cotton lapper [1911]
  6. Olive [b 1904]
  7. Norman [b 1906]

The family lived at

  • James Street, Elland [1881]
  • 46 Quebec Street, Elland [1891]
  • 22 Albion Street, Elland [1901]
  • 22 Savile Road, Elland [1911]

Living with them [in 1881] were brothers-in-law William Kaye [b 1863] (worsted mill hand) & Arthur Kaye [b 1870]

Thornton, Joseph
[1797-1874] He was a joiner & builder, of High Street, Halifax [1869].

He married Anne [1800-1869].

Anne died 13th December 1869 (aged 69).

Joseph died 17th December 1874 (aged 77).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2043]

Thornton, Joseph
[1829-1860] Illegitimate son of Rachel Thornton.

He took over from his mother as innkeeper at the Masons' Arms, Elland [1855-1860].

On 2nd October 1854, he married Mary Rawnsley [1834-1902] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary was the daughter of John Rawnsley
 

Children:

  1. Samuel [b 1854]
  2. James [b 1856]

Joseph died in 1860.

On 25th November 1860, Mary married (2) David Stott

Thornton, Joseph Farrar
[1870-1???] Born in Halifax.

On 9th October 1899, he married Isabella Thornton in Rastrick.


Isabella was the daughter of
William Henry Thornton
 

The couple moved to Alberta, Canada [1904]

Thornton, Reginald
[1899-1918] Son of Charles Thomas Thornton.

He was a machine cutter at Marsden's blouse factory.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died [11th April 1918].

He is (possibly) remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium, on Elland War Memorial, on the Memorial at Saint Mary the Virgin, Elland, and at Elland Cemetery.

His brother Donald also died in the War and brother Harry was injured

Thornton, Rhodes
[1813-1869] Born in Halifax.

He was a journeyman joiner [1851] / a surgeon dentist [1861].

In 1845, he married Ruth Ridehalgh [1811-1869].


Ruth was born in Elland
 

The family lived at

  • 10 Bull Close Lane, Halifax [1851]
  • 42 Lister Lane, Halifax [1861]

Rhodes died 12th January 1869 (aged 55).

Ruth died 18th February 1869 (aged 59).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot Number 2043]

Thornton, Richard
[1845-1893] He was a hagger road [1891].

In [Q1] 1891, he married Martha Broomhead in Halifax.


Martha was born in Lee Bridge, Halifax, the daughter of
Hall Broomhead.

She had 3 children before the marriage (fathers unknown):

  1. Grace [b 1883] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a toffee packer [1911]
  2. Annie [b 1887] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a worsted combing finisher [1911]
  3. Emily [b 1889] who was a worsted spinner [1901], a worsted twister [1911]
 

Children:

  1. James
  2. Edith [b 1892] who was a worsted combing finisher [1911]

It is possible that Richard died in 1893.

Martha had 2 further children (fathers unknown, unless Richard did not died in 1893):

Children:

  1. George [b 1897] who was a worsted doffer [1911]
  2. Gladys May [b 1899]

The family lived at

  • Esps Farm, Halifax [with Martha's father 1891, 1901]
  • 26 Penn Street, Pellon Lane, Halifax [1911]
  • 16 Birks Hall Terrace, Halifax [1916]

Thornton, Robert
[1836-1918] JP.

Son of John Thornton.

Born at Nunnery, Brighouse [28th June 1836].

In 1877, he married Caroline Ann Brown [1833-1899].


Caroline Ann came from Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire
 

They had no children.

They lived at

  • 7 Highbury, Rastrick [1891]
  • 59 Highbury House, Rastrick [1901, 1911, 1918]

His mayoress was his niece, Sarah Edith, wife of John Atkinson, of Springfield, Huddersfield Road.

Thornton Square in Brighouse is named for him, and he presented the town with the clock on the municipal offices, Thornton Square which was popularly known as Owd Bob and Bob Thornton's.

He gave a fire engine to the town. This was badly damaged in 19?? when a building fell on it whilst attending a fire in Atlas Mill Road.

He died at home [26th October 1918].

He was buried at Rastrick Cemetery.

See Brighouse Baths

Thornton, Sam
[1899-1918] Son of George Eastwood Thornton.

He was a farm labourer for Pearson Marsden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed by a sniper [17th October 1918] (aged 19).

He was buried at St. Aubert British Cemetery, France [V E 4].

He is remembered on Brighouse War Memorial, on Rastrick War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Rastrick

Thornton, Samuel
[1823-1855] He was a manufacturer [1851].

In [Q2] 1848, he married Sarah Helm in Halifax.


Sarah Grace was the daughter of
William Helm
 

Children:

  1. John [b 1849]
  2. William [b 1851]

The family lived at Elland Edge [1851].

Samuel died [Q4] 1855

In [Q2] 1876, Sarah Grace married (2) Peter Allatt in Halifax

Thornton, Samuel
[1837-18??] Son of James Thornton.

He was headmaster at Elland National School [1871].

He lived at

  • Fleece [with his family 1851, 1861]
  • 34 Elland Lane [lodger 1871]

Thornton, Sidney
[18??-19??] A manufacturer at Elland. He was a member of Elland UDC.

About 11:00 pm on the evening of 19th December 1896, he and his wife, Fanny, were walking to Halifax railway station on their way back home to Elland, when they saw 2 policemen – employees of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company – apprehending a man whom they alleged to be drunk. Mr Thornton told Hughes, one of the policemen, that he did not believe the man was drunk and that he ought to let him go. As Mr and Mrs Thornton were walking to the Booking Office, Hughes arrested them both and placed them in the cells at Halifax Police Station.

On the 21st December, Mr and Mrs Thornton were charged with wilfully obstructing Hughes in the discharge of his duty. The case was dismissed.

In August 1897, 2 cases were brought for false imprisonment and malicious prosecution: Mrs Fanny Thornton vs the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company and Sidney Thornton vs the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company.

The Jury found for the plaintiffs, awarding £200 damages to Mrs Thornton and £150 damages to Mr Thornton

Thornton, Sydney
[1896-1916] Son of Sydney Thornton of Manaos, Elland.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 21st September 1916 (aged 20).

He was buried at Elland Cemetery [C 55].

He is remembered on Elland War Memorial, and on the Memorial at Elland Constitutional Club

Thornton, Thomas
[1805-1???] Born in Elland.

He was a surveyor to the Elland Local Board [1871].

He married Hannah [1806-1???].

Children:

  1. Jane [b 1846] who married Mr Hanson and was a woollen weaver [1871]
  2. Ann [b 1848] who was a cotton reeler [1871]

The family lived at 37 Old Earth Road, Elland [1871].

Living with them [in 1871] was granddaughter Emma Hanson [b  1860]

Thornton, Thomas
[1834-1905] Born in Huddersfield.

He was a woollen spinner [1871] / a stoker [1881] / landlord of the Bank Top, Lee Mount [1891] / a retired publican [1901]

He married Mary [1836-1906] from Halifax.

Children:

  1. William [b 1857] who was a woollen twister [1871], a labourer at dye works [1881]
  2. Alan [b 1860] who was a labourer at dye works [1881]
  3. Cain
  4. Hannah [b 1866]
  5. Joe [b 1870] who was a mechanic [1891]

The family lived at

  • 14 Ladyship Old Lane, Northowram [1871]
  • 6 Laurence Street, Ovenden [1881]
  • 2 Ovenden Road, Ovenden [1891]
  • 127 Old Lee Bank, Halifax [1901]

Thornton, Rev Timothy Martin
[1957-] He was educated at Southampton University and King's College London before becoming Curate at Todmorden and Priest in charge at Walsden.

He subsequently served as Bishop of Sherborne and Bishop of Truro

Thornton, William
[17??-18??] Of Skircoat Green, Halifax. A Radical Methodist lay preacher. After opened the proceedings with a prayer, he addressed the Chartist crowds at Peep Green in 1839

Thornton, William
[17??-1807] A stone mason of Halifax.

On 1st August 1807, he was working in Hull when he and 2 others went on a pleasure trip on the Humber. They were larking about, when the boat overturned and they all drowned.

He was about to get married

Thornton, Major William Hannam
[1891-1949] MC, TD.

He was a director of several companies, including Shipley Tank Company Limited, South Yorkshire & Derbyshire Gas Company, Tanks & Drums Limited (of Bradford), Wentworth Silkstone Collieries Limited, and Yorkshire Coal & Trading Company Limited

On 24th October 1917, he married Hilda Croft at Pudsey. Children:

  1. Patricia Hannam [b 1918]
  2. Michael [b 19??]

The family lived at 3 Park Grove, Frizinghall, Bradford

Thornton, William Henry
[1839-1890] Born in Huddersfield.

He was a turner's clerk [1863].

In 1863, he married Martha Hollas in Huddersfield.


Martha was the daughter of
Eli Hollas
 

Children:

  1. George [1866-1866]
  2. Annie [1867-1869]
  3. Emma [1869-1927] who married Tom Pearson
  4. Arthur
  5. Isabella [b 1875] who married Joseph Farrar Thornton
  6. Ann Ellen [b 1877] who married George Herbert Clough
  7. Margaret [1879-1881]
  8. Mabel [b 1881]
  9. Oliver [1883-1884]
  10. Harry
  11. Willis [1887-1889]

The family lived at Church Street, Rastrick.

William Henry died in Rastrick [1890].

Martha died in Morecambe [13th February 1902]

Thornton, Willie
[1891-1918] Son of Mark Thornton of 9 Dickens Street, West Bowling, Bradford.

In [Q4] 1911, he married Beatrice Gunningham in Bradford.

During World War I, he served as a Gunner with A Battery 276th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died 18th April 1918 (aged 27).

He was buried at Fouquières Churchyard Extension, France [II G 3].

In [Q2] 1920, Beatrice married Mr Fielding in Halifax.

They lived at 3 Lower Brockholes, Ogden, Halifax

 

Thornton surname
There are over 40 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Thornton, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Thornton:


Marriages 1803, 1805, 1836, 1873, 1882, 1884, 1898, 1905, 1907, 1908, 1913, 1914; Deaths 1812, 1900, 1907
 

The Thornton family of Elland-cum-Greetland




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