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bust of a woman ppr., vested gu., finiliiiated or, crined and
dueally crowned, also or, issuant from the crown five thorn-
leavts vert. Mi,tto—lie fast.
i.'ttt«— Diddington, Buckden, co. Huntingdon.


Clakke-Thornhill, William Capel, Esq. of
Kuslifon IIiill, CO. Northampton, und Fixby Hall
CO. York, J.P. and D.L. for co. Northampton, High
Slicriff 1860, J.P. for Middlesex, formerly Capt.
23rd Kcgt. of Fusiliers, b. 8 April, 1832 ; m. 20
Nov. 1855, Clara, dau. and co-heir of Thomas
Thornhill, Esq. of Fixby and Eiddlesworth, and by
her (who d. 10 July, 1865) has issue,

I. Thomas Bryan, M.A. Oxford, a Secretary in the Diplo-
matic Service, h. 13 March, 1857.

II. William Capel, b. 13 Nov. 1860; d. 17 July, 1892.

III. Arthur Herbert, 6. 31 Dec. 1861 ; d. 18 Nov. 1874.

IV. Randolph, 6. 7 Jan. 1863.

I. Clara Louisa. ii. Gwendoline Blanche.

Mr. Clarke-Thornhill assumed, by royal licence,
the additional surname and arms of TnoKNiiiLL, in
compliance with the will of his wife's grandfather,
Thomas Thornhill, Esq. of Fixby.

Lineag-e. — Capt. Clarke Thornhill, is only son of
Thomas Trucsdale Clarke, Esq. of Swakeleys, Middlesex (son
of Thoniris Truesdale Clarke, who d. 1840, and Louisa his
wife, d. 1845), by Jane Selina his wife, eldest dau. of the Hon.
and Rev. William Robert Capel, Srd'son of William Anne, 4th
Earl of Essex (see Clarke of Swal-clei/s). The Thornhills of
Thornh'Ul, co. York, of whom the Fixby Thornhills were a
branch, are a family of great antiquity {see Thornhill of

Thomas Thornhill, Esq. of Fixby and Riddlesworth (son of
Thomas, of Fixby, by Sarah Sober his wife), m. Honoria, dau.
of Jfajor and Lady Louisa Forester, and left three daus. and

Clara, m. as above, William Capel Clarke, Esq.

Honoria Louisa, m. 7 April, 1864, Lieut. -Col. Thomas Har-
vey Bramston, Grenadier Guards, eldest son of T. W.
Bramston, Esq. of Skreena.

Eleanor Frances, m. 3 Aug. 1865, Capt. Arthur Watson De
Capell Broke, late 4th Hussars, 3rd son of Sir William De
Capcll Broke, 3rd Bart., and has issue.

Arms — Quarterly: 1st and 4th gu., two bars gemelles and a
chief arg., and for distinction a canton gu., for Thornhill;
2nd and 3rd, for Clarke. Cresl — Thornhill, The bust of a
woman ppr., vested gu., fimbriated or, crined and dueally
crowned, also or, issuant from the crown five thorn-leaves
vert, charged in the breast (for distinction) withacross-crosslet

S(;a?s— Rushton Hall, Kettering, co. Northampton; Fixby
Hall, Huddersfield, co. York ; Swakeleys, Uxbridge ; and Bin-
ham, CO. Norfolk.

r/((?;s— Arthur's; Army and Navy; and Carlton.



Staiiton-in-Pcak, co. Derby, J. P., formerly Major-
at h Dragoon Guards, m. 1875, Eva Helen Emma,
dau. of F. S. llurlock, Esq., J.P. of Brighton, and
Emma his wife, dau. of Henry Baclie Thornhill,
Esq. of Montagu Place, London, Eoyal Horse
Criiards (Blue), and granddau. of Bacho Thorn-
hill, Esq. of Stanton-in-Peak, and has issue,

Michael Christopher, h. 1877.
Flora Helen Frances, b. 1876.

Jlajor Michael M'Creagh, son of the late Col. Sir-
Michiiel M'Creagh, K.C.H., C.B., by Frances Ehza-
betli his wife, dau. of Capt. Christopher Wilson,
of the 22nd Ecgt., obtained by royal licence in
1882 permission to take in addition the name
and to quarter the arms of TnoRNiiiLL, on the
succession of his wife to the Stanton-in-Peak
estate, by the death of iier brother, Henry Francis
Hurlock, Esq., formerly of the 87th Ecgt., who d.

Lineage.— The family of Thornhill descends from a
branch of the Thornhills of co. York, one of the most ancient
families in that part of England. The pedigree deduces the
descent from Gerneber, a noble Saxon who, it is therein re-
corded, possessed, before the Conquest, large tracts of lanJ
in the co. of York, which descended to and arc now held by the
Earl of Scarborough, first, through Elizabeth Thornhill, thft





heir, 45 Edivard III., who m. Henry Savile, '2nd son of
John Savile, of Tankcrsley, co. York, and afterwards by the

From John Thornel, of Thomel and Wharnebrook, in the
parish of Hope, co. Derby, 7 Edward I., who m. Marion,
dau. of Kichard Heton, of Jlirfield, co. York, lineally de-

John Thobnhill, of Thornhill, 5. 1668; m. March, 1696,
Anne, niece and heir of Raphael Bache, of Stanton, and d.
1730, having hadfour sons and four daus. The eldest son and

Bache Thornhill, of Stanton, m. 1st, Elizabeth, dau. of
Thomas Coke, M.P., of Jlelbourne, Vice-Chamberlain to
George I., and 2ndly, 1742, Margaret, dau. of Anthony Eyre,
of Kampton and Grove, Notts, and by the latter only had
issue, Bache, his heir, of whom presently: John, b. 1743, d.
young; Margaret, rf. young ; and Anne. Mr. Thornnill, who
was buried at Youlgreave 1761, wass. by his elder son,

Bache Thornhill, Esq. of Stanton, Hifth SheritT 1776, 6.
26 Aug. 1747 ; m. Jane, dau. of Edward Gould, of Mansfield
Woodhouse, Xotts, and Staverton, co. Devon, by Mary his wife,
dau. of Kobert Thornton, Esq. of Screveton, Xotts, and by her
(who d. 1827) had issue,

I. Henry Bache, of Montague Place, London, h. 7 Jan. 1780;
m. 1801, Helen, eldest dau. of Charles Fole, Esq. of Liver-
pool, and dying v. p. 1822, left issue,

1 Bache, 7th Hussars, b. 1803; d.unm. 1823.

2 William Pole, of Stanton, co. Derby, J. P. and D.L.,
M.P. for North Derbyshire, High Sheriff 1836, h. 1806 ;
in. 1828, Isabella, sole surviving dau. and heir of Philip
Gell, Esq. of Hopeton, co. Derby, and d. 1875 ; she d.

1 Mary Jane, d. 1822. 2 Helen.

3 Emma, m. 1st, William, eldest son of 'William Pitt
Goodrich, Esq. of Matson, co. Gloucester, and 2ndly,
F. .Swanton Hurlock, Esq., by whom she had a dau. Eva
Helen Emma, m. (tw aboce) Michael JI'Creagh, Esq.,
who assumed, by royal licence, the additional name and
arms of Thornhill.

II. 'William, of New Park, Herts, late Col. 7th Hussars.

III. Bache (.Rev.), of Winster, d. 1828.

IV. Edward Bulkeley, Capt. 4.5th Regt., 6. 1789 ; and d.

I. Mary. 11. Lucy, d. young.

Mr. Thornhill d. 26 July, 1830.

^r»!s— Gu., two bars gemellcs arg., in chief a cross-crosslet
for ilistinction; on achief of theseeonda masclesa., quartering,
or, on a fesse embattled, between, in chief three estoiles and in
base a lion rampant gu., a sword ppr., point to dexter, pommeled
and hilted of the first. Crests — 1st, On a mount, a thorn-tree
ppr., charged on the stem with a mascle or, and with a cross-
crosslet sa. on the branches ; 2nd, M'Creagh, A dcmi-lion
rampant gu., collared gemelle, and chai-ged on the shoulder
with two estoiles or, holding between the paws a bezant,
thereon two mascles interleaved sa. (Motto over — Mors ante
dtdecora). Motto — Amantes arduadumos.

Seat — Stanton-in-Peak, near Bakewell, co. Derby.

loicn HesidtnceSl, Eccieston Square, S.W.


Thoenton, Keginald, Esq. of Birkin House,
CO. Doi'set, J. P., ■was in Indian Civil Service, b. 17
Dec. 1821 ; 771. 13 Oct. 1849, Louisa Fanny Mary,
elder dau. of Sir Henry Lusbington, 3rd Bart., of
Aspenden Hall, Herts, and has issue,

I. Reginald Douglas, b. 17 Dec. 1862; m. 1881, Emily
Eleanor Palmer, youngest dau. of J. Brymer, Esq. of
Lslington House, Dorset, and has issue, Emily Mary.

n. Leslie Melville, Bengal C.S., 6. 9 Aug. 185S.

III. Henry Lushington, b. 29 Oct. 1860.

I. Alice Frances.

Iiiueag'e. — William Thornton, of East Newton, co.
York, settled there in 1310, in consequence of his marriage
with Isabel, dau. and heir of John Newton, of East Newton.
Their descendants possessed the manor of East Newton till the
death of Robert Thornton, 4 June, 1692, when the elder line
ended in Alice, wife of Dr. Comber, Dean of Durham and
Chaplain to William and Mart. The arms and crest on the
tomb of the Rector of Birkin, who d. 1660, are those confirmed
by patent 4 Oct. 1563, to Robert Thornton, of East Newton,
and it is therefore presumable that he was one of the younger
branches of the East Newton family.

Eev. Robert Thornton, M.A., Rector of Birkin, co. York,
■was eminently distinguished during the civil conflicts of the
reign of Charles I. for his loyalty and attachment to the
Church of England. His great and manifold privations in

those di5tres:;ing times are fully related in Walker'.s Si'ff.irlnrjs
of the Cla-rjy. Mr. Thornton, who was removed from his
rectory during the Protectorate, but reinstated at the Restora-
tion, d. 1665. His son.

Rev. Robert Thornton, M.A., Rector of Birkin, d. 1697,
in his 74th year, leaving issue by Clara his wife. The eldest

John Thornton, Esq., Merchant in Hull, m. Jane, dau. of
John Field, Esq. of Kingston-upon-llull, by .Sarah his wife,
dau. of Robert Wood, Esq. of Monk Bretton, co. York, and d.
1781, having had issue,

I. Robert, of whom presently. ii. Joseph.

III. John, m. Pentecost, dau. of Ezekiel Hall, Esq., and
d. v.p. 1729.

rv. Godfrey, of Clapham, a Director of the Bank of England,
6. 1701 ; m. Margaret, dau. of William Astell, Esq. of
Everton, and d. 1751, leaving issue,

1 Robert, of Kensington, d. s. p. 1803.

2 William, who assumed, by royal licence, the surname
and arms of .\stell, d. s. p. 1777.

3 Godfrey, of Mogerhanger House, co. Bedford, a Bank
Director, m. Jane, dau. and co-htir of Stephen Peter
Godin, Esq. of CuUand's Grove, Middlesex, and had

Steplien, of Mogerhanger House, a P.nnk Direetor, J).
1767 ; TO. Mary, 2nd dau. of Thomas l.itileilale, Esq. of
Rotterdam, and by her (who d. li34U) left at his decease,

Godfrey, Col. Grenadier Guards, h. 1795; m,. 1st, his
cousin. Miss Dixon ; and 2ndly, Sophia, dau. of Briso
Pearse, Esq. of Woodford, and d. s. p. 1857.

Stephen Edward, to. Julia Anna Frances, dau. of John
Campbell, Esq. of Blunham, Beds, and d. 1853, leaving
one dau. Caroline Mary.

George (Rev.), M.A., Vicar of Sharnbrook, 6. 1802,

■yvilliam.of Mogerhanger, J. P., Col. Grenadier Guards,
in. 1836, Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas Vigne, Esq. of
Woodford, Essex, and d. s. p. 1874, leaving his
widow his estate.

Harry, of Kcmpstone Grange, co. Bedford (residence
Turvey Cottage, Newport Pagnel, Bucks), J. P. for
that CO., High Sheriff 1873, J. P. and D.L. for Bucks,
b. 21 March, 1812; vi. 2 Feb. 1842, Caroline Mar-
garet, eldest dau. of John Christie, E.sq. and d. 1885,
having by her (who d. 26 March, 1881) had issue,
Charles Stuart, b. 4 JIarch, 1844, m. 1876, Emily
Harriette, 4th dau. of Kichard Selby Lowndes, Esq.
of Elmers, Bucks ; Harry Godfrey, now of Kemp-
stone Grange, Lieut.-Col. late Grenadier Guards,
b. 16 Oct. 1845 : m. 1874, Lucy Jemima, dau. of
Francis Pym, Esq. of The Hast-Us, Sandy, Beds.;
Arthur Stephen, b. 1850 ; Caroline Wary ; Helen
Charlotte, vi. 4 Feb. I»69, Hon. Beaucharap Mow-
bray St. John, 2nd son of St. Andrew, 14th Lord St.
John, and Gertrude Emily, m. 10 Feb. 1881, James
Grey, youngest son of James Duberly, Esq. of Gaynes
Hall, Hunts.

Edward, m. 1844, Mary Jane, youngest dau. of Rev.
Jacob Henry Brooke Mountain, D.D., of The Heath,
Hemel Hempstead, by Frances Mingay his wife, dau.
and co-heir of Rev. William Brooke, of Swainsthoipe
Hall, Norfolk, and had two sous, Brooke, b. 1845,
and Armine, b. 1847.

Mary, m. Henry Pearse, Esq. of Woodford, and d.
2 Jan. 1882.
William, of Everton House, co. Huntingdon (see
Claude George, of Marden Hill, Herts, m. Frances, dau.
of Samuel Smith, Esq. of Woodhall Park, Herts, 31. P.,
and had issue.

Anna Maria, m. Thomas Vigne, Esq. of Woodford.
Almeria, ra. William Phillimore, Esq. of Lincoln's Inn,

4 Charles, d. unm. 5 John, d. unni.

V. William, of Kingston-on-Hull, Merchant, d. 1782, leaving
two daus., his co-heirs,

1 Jane, m. John Porter, Esq.

2 Sarah, m. Kobert Thonuon, Esq. of Kensington.

I. Sarah, ra. William Wilberforce, Esq. of Kingston-on-
The eldest son,

Robert Thornton, Esq. of London and Clapham, a Bank
Director, ra. Hannah Swyncocke, and d. 1747, leaving, besides
four daus., an only son,

John Thornton, Esq. of Clapham, b. 1720 ; m. 1753, Lncy, f
dau. and heir of Samuel Watson, Esq. (by Margaret his wife, ,'
dau. of Sir Charles Hoghton, 4th Bart, of Hoghton Tower), and >!
by her (who d. 1785) had issue,

I. Samuel, his heir. '

II. Robert, of Clapham, M P. for Colchester, m. Maria, dau.
of Francis Eyre, Esq., and d. s. p. 1826.

ui. Henry, of Battersca Rise, M.P. lor Southwark, ra. 1796,





Mary Anne, dan. of Jofoph Sykes, Esq. of West Ella, co.
York, and d. 1S15, Icaviiit; issue,

1 Henry Sykes, of Battorsea Rise, b. ISOO ; ra. 1S33, Har-
riet IKaltry, and had issue.

2 Watson Joseph, 6. 1S02; m. 1S42, Frances Anne, dau. of
— Webb, Esq., and has issue.

1 Mary Anno, of Milton Bryant, near Woburn, Beds. She
inherited this property "by bequest from Lady liiglis,

2 Luev, (?. 1S44. 3 Isabella.

4 Henrietta, m. 1836, Eichard Walter S>nnot, Esq., and
had issue, a dau., who is heir to her aunt, of Milton,
6 Sophia, m. 1S34. John Thornton, 11th Earl of Leven and
Melville, and has issue {see I^dukk's FunKje).
6 L;uira, m. 1S33, Kev. Charles Foister.
I. Jane, m. 17S4, Alexander, 9th Earl of Leven and Melville,
and </. 1S18. u. Lucy, d. tuim.

Mr. Thornton d. 1790. His eldest son,

Samuel Thornton, Esq. of Claphain and Albury Park,
Surrey, M.P. for that shire, b. 1754 ; m. 1780, Elizabeth, dau.
of Eobert Milnes, Esq. of Wakefield, and only sister of Eichard
Slater Milnes, Esq. of Fryston Hall and Great Houghton, co.
York, M.P. for York, and by her (who d. 1834) had issue,
I. John, of Clapham. ii. Henry Milnes, b. 1792.

111. Samuel, Kear-Admiral E.N., b. 2 March, 1797; m. 8
Sept. 1840, Emily Elizabeth, dau. of Eev. John Morgan
Eice. of Tooting, Surrey, and Brighton, and niece of Sir
Ealph Eice, Kut., and had issue,
1 Percv Jlelville, b. 29 Dec. 1841.
1 Clara Helen.
I. Lucy, d. unm. 1S35. II. Esther Maria.

III. Jane. iii. 1814, Eichard Mee Eaikes, Esq.
rv. Harriet, m. Hon. John Thornton Leslie Melville (after-
wards lltU Earl of Leven and Melville) ; she d. 1832.

The eldest son,

John Thornton, Esq. of Clapham, b. 31 Oct. 1783; m. 11
June, 1807, Eliza, dau. of Edward Parry, Esq. and niece of
Lord Bexley, aud by her (who d. July, 1863) had issue,

I. John, of whom presently.

n. Edward Parry, 6. 7 Oct. 1811; m. 1840, Louisa, dau. of
Eichard Chichuley Plowden, Esq., and has issue,

Edward Parry, b. 1844.

Eichard Chicheley, Major Middlesex Regt.

Frederick. Alfred.

EmiUa. Adelaide.

III. Francis "Vansittart (Eev.), M.A., Hon. Canon of Truro
Cathedral and Hector of South Hill-with-Callinglon, Corn-
wall, b. 30 Jan. 1816; m. 2 Feb. ,ls47, Mary, dau. of Eev.
Horace I). Cholmondeley, and has issue,

Francis Cholmondeley.

Augustus (Eev.), M.A., Eector of Roche, Cornwall.

Herbert (Eev.), B.A., Curate of South Hill.


Marj-. Bessie Margaret. Selina. Amelia.

IV. Eeginald, now of Birkin.

V. Edmund, b. 2S June, 1826; d. 25 Jan. 1837.

VI. William Henry (Rev.), M.A., Rector of North Bovey,
Devon, b. 9 March, 1830; m. Grace, dau. of Eev. James
Furnival, of Larkbeare House, Devon, and has issue,

Mary Florence. Constance. Catherine.

Agnes. Ethel. Maude.

I. Eliza, VI. 19 Jan. 1832, Frederick Staintorth, Esq.,
H.E.I. C.C.S., and d. at Allahabad, 30 Dec. 1835.

II. Harriett, m. 31 Jan. 1833, John Rogers, Esq. of Eiverhill,
Sevenoaks, Kent.

III. Clementina. iv. Margaret Lucy.
Mr. Thornton d. 29 Oct. 1861, and was s. by liis eldest son,

John Thornton, Esq. of Clapham, Surrey, and 7, Onslow
Gardens, S.W., formerly Sec. to Gov. for N.W. Provinces,
India, b. 6 June, 1809; ni. 2 Nov. 1841, Harriet Sarah, dau.
and co-heir of Eight Eev. Reginald Heber, of Hodnet, Salop,
Bishop of Calcutta, and sister of Mrs. Percy Heber, and had

I. John (Rev.), M.A., present head of the family, h. 1843,
Vicar of Ewell, Surrey ; m. 22 Dec. 1«68, Agnes Mary, dau.
of George Paton, Esq., M.D., and has issue,

1 John, 6. 6 Dec. 1870.

2 George Lestock, b. 10 Feb. 1872.

3 Leslie Heber, b. 21 Dec. 1873.

4 Noel Shipley, 6. 24 Dec. 1883.

II. Eeginald Heber, Capt. E.N., m. Eleanor Constance Fryer,
and a. 2 May, 1887.

III. Arthur Parry, Major Bengal Staff Corps, m. Edith Susan
Sara van Corltandt.

IV. Charles Conway, H.M. Foreign Office, m. Mary Diana
Thornton- Wodehouse.

■V. Francis Spencer, Major 2nd Batt. Rifle Brigade, m. Alice

Marion Barnelt.
■VI. Syiiney Yeruon, Capt. E.A., i/i. Elizabeth Sylvia


I. Emily Heber, m. Francis Cobb, Esq.

II. Mary Louisa, m. Gen. A. F. Warren, C.B.

III. Gr.ace, m. F. Saltyman, Esq., M.D.

Mr. Thornton d. 15 Sept. 1889, and was s. by his brother
RiioiNALD, now of Berkin.

Arms — Arg., a chevron sa. between three thorn-treos ppr.
Crest— A lion's head erased purp., gorged with a ducal coronet
or. Motto — Fideli tuta inerces.

Seat — Clapham, Surrey.


TnoKXTON, Thomas AVilliam, Esq. of Brockhall,
CO. Northampton, J. P., High Sheriff 1886, late
Capt. Northampton and Entland Militia, Patron
of three livings, b. 2G July, 1850 ; m. 6 Sept. 1883,
Evelyn Margaret, dau. of Edmtind Charles Bur-
ton, Esq. of Daventry, co. Norlljauipton, aud has

I. Thomas Anson, 6. 5 Jan. 18S7.

II. Ronald Edmund, 6. 13 April, 1889.

III. John Burton, b. 19 Nov. 1891.

I. Rosamond Fremeaux, b. 12 Aug. 1884.

II. Violet Eleanor.

Xiiueag'e. — John Thornton, of Newnham, who acquired
that estate in marriage with Lettice, sisterandheir of Thomas
Newnham, of Newnham, was grandfather of

Thomas Thornton, Esq. of Newnham, Barrister-at-Law,
who purchased, 1625, the estates of Brockhole, or Brockhall,
CO. Northampton. He m. Elizabeth, dau. and co-heir of Henry
Dacres, Esq. of Chilvers Coton, by whom (who d. 27 Aug.
1604) he had issue. Thomas Thornton d. 29 April, 1632, aged
78, and was s. by his son,

John Thornton, Esq. of Newnham and Brockhall, b. 1589 ;
m. Anne, dau. and co-heir of Robert Thornton, Esq. of Down-
ham, Norfolk, and had by her (who d. 1761) seven sons and
three daus. The eldest surviving son,

John Thornton, Esq. of Brockhall, bapt. 8 Jan. 1615-16,
s. his father, 15 Oct. 1637, and was High SherifT 1674. He m.
1st, Hester, dau. of William Prestley, Esq. of Esingdon, Herts,
.and had two sons, William and Samuel, and a dau. Anne, all
d. unm. during their father's lifetime. He m. 2ndly, Mary,
dau. of Edward Palmer, Esq. of Stoke Doyle, and relict of John
Combes, Esq. of Daventry, and had two sons, Daniel and
Stephen, both d. wnm., the elder in 1684, the younger in 1672.
Mr. Thornton thus leaving at his decease, 11 July, 1692, no
surviving issue, was s. by his nephew,

Thomas Thornton, Esq. of Brockhall, &. 27 Dec. 1654, High
SherifT of co. Northampton 1699, m. 1 Dec. 1692, Elizabeth,
dau. and heir of William Ward, Esq. of Brayfield, and by her
(whom. 2ndly, 1720, the Very Rev. William Triinnell, D.D.,
Dean of Winchester, and d. 1737) had issue. Mr. Thornton d.
28 Oct. 1719, and was s. by his only surviving son,

Thomas Thornton, Esq. of Brockhall, bapt. 26 Aug. 1698,
m. 16 May, 1722, Frances, dau. and heir of William Lee, Esq.
of Cold .\shby, co. Northampton, by Frances his wife, dau. of
Robert Apreece, Esq. of Washiugley, and had issue,

I. Thomas Lee, his heir.

II. William, Major-Gen., Lieut.-Col. 1st Foot Guards, 5. 1728;
m, Mary, 4th dau. and co-heir of the Yen. David Triinnell,
D.D., Precentor of co. Lincoln, Archdeacon of Leicester,
and dying 1782, left two sons,

1 William, of Grosvenor Gate, Park Lane, London, Lieut.-i
Gen. in the army, M.P. for Woodstock, d. unm. 1841.

2 Robert (Eev.), M. A., Vicar of Cold Ashby and Weedon
Beck, CO. Northampton, d. unm. 1822.

I. Frances, b. 1731 ; m. 2 March, 1763, Eobert Andrew, Esq.
of Haiicston, and d. 1799.
Mr. Thornton d. 15 March, 1783, and was s. by his son,

Thomas Lee Thornton, Esq. of Brockhall, bapt. 30 July, i
1726, m. 23 April, 1774, Mary, dau. of William Eeeve, Esq. oi
Melton Mowbray, co. Leicester, and by her (who d. 17 Feb.
1811) had five sons and two daus.,

I. Thomas Eeeve, his heir.

II. Jolin, liairister-at-Law, d. unm. 1856.

III. Lee, of London, m. July, 1833, Susannah, dau. ol
Robert Fellowes, Esq. of Shottesham, Norfolk. He d. s.p-\

IV. Henry, C.B., late Lieut.-Col. 40th Eegt., d. 1856, having j
had two sons (both of whom d. unm) and two daus.

v. I'hilip (Kev.), M..V., and Honorary Canon of Pcterborougl!,
Eector of Brockhall, d. unm. 9 July, 1869.
I. Mary, d. 9 Jan. 1830. Ii. Lucy, d. 12 Feb. 1870.

Mr. Thornton d. 22 Jan. 1790. The eldest son,
Thomas Reeve Thornton, Esq. of Brockhall, J. P. and D.L.,





High SherifT1798, h. 14 Feb. 1775; vi. 31 Jan. 1799, Susannah,
dau. and heir of Peter John Fremeaux, Esq. of Kingsthorpe,
and by her (who d. 2 May, 184G) had issue,

I. John, d. uiira. 1.5 Nov. 1851.

II. Thomas Cook, his heir.

III. William (Rev.), M.A., of Kingsthoipe Hall, co. North-
ampton, and of 8, Nevill Park. Tunljridgc Well?, b. 2i July,
1806 ; 7/1. 19 Feb. 1846, Anne Georgiana Frances, 2nd dau.
of Gen. Sir William Anson, 1st Bart, of Birch Hall, K.C.B.,
and rf. 20 May, 1881, having had issue,

1 William Anson, b. 17 May, 1848 ; d. 23 Sept. 1849.

2 Thomas William, now of BrocUhall.

3 Fiancis Hugh, b. 8 Oct. 1853, LL.B. King's Coll. Camb.,
Barrister-at Law.

4 Ernest Fremeaux, 6. 17 Jan. 1859; d. 13 Dec. 1869.
1 Mary Susan. 2 Eleanor Louisa, deceased.

3 Bertha Anne, m. 31 Jan. 1884, Kev. Charles Brooke, Vicar
of Grendon, Northants, son of Eev. Charles Brooke, of
Haughton Hall, Salop.

4 Anne Letitia. 5 Mabel.

IV. Edward, of London, Barrister at-Law.
I. Maria, deceased. ii. Eleanor.

Mr. Thornton d. 25 Jan. 1862, and was s. by his son,

Rev. Thomas Cook Thornton, 31. A., of Brockhall, &. 8
March, 1801 ; d. unm. 26 March, 1884, and was s. by his
nephew, the present Thomas William Thornton, Esq. of

Arias — Arg., on a bend gu. three escarbunclcs or, quartering
Kewnham, Acres, Thornton of Doicnham, Lee, Saunders,
&c. Crest — A dcnii-lion rampant gu., charged on the shoulder
vith an escarbuncle or.

Stat — Brockhall, near Weedon, co. Nortliampton.

Ciu6— Junior Carlton, S.W.


Thornton, Kobeet Laweence, Esq. of Iligh
Cross, Frainfield, co. Sussex, J. P., Capt. 3rd Batt.
Koyal Sussex Eegt., M.A. Trin. Coll. Camb., Bar-
rister-at-Law of the Inner Temple, b. 17 Sept.
1865; m. 14 Aug. 1890, Charlotte, 3rd dau. of
Eev. William Eayues, Fellow of Clare Coll. Camb.
(by his wife Helen Garnliam Luard), of Witham,

liiueag'e. — This is an old Yorkshire family, coming from
Thornton in Lonsdale, near Kirkby Lonsdale, and still has
property there.

Thomas Thornton, Esq., m. 1836, Ellen West, and d. 1870,
leaving by her (who d. 1866) a son,

Robert Thorston, Esq., J. P. and D.L. for Sussex, High
Sheriff 1890, m. 1862, Elizabeth Ann, dau. of Edward Coveney
Wetcalf, by whom he had issue,

Robert Lawrence, now of High Cross.
Constance Elizabeth.
Florence Mary.
Mr. Thornton d. 1891.

jSen« — High Cross, Framfield, Sussex.
Club — Junior Carlton.


ToDD-TnoRNTON, James Henhy Beooke, Esq.
of Westbrook, co. Donegal, late Capt. Sherwood
Foresters, Derbyshire Eegt., b. 11 July, 1855 ; m.
Ada, dau. of Dr. L. Huntley, Brighton.

Lineage.— The family of Todd, seated for a considerable
time in the highest respectability in the north of Ireland, is
of ancient Scottish descent.

William Thornton Todd, Esq. of Buncrana Castle, co.
Donegal, son of Daniel Todd, Esq., by Letitia Thornton his
■wife, aunt of Sir William Thornton, and grandson of John
Todd, Esq., by Elizabeth Patterson, m. 12 Jan. 1799, his
cousin, Wilhelmina, dau. and heir of Daniel Patterson, Esq.
of The Farm, Londonderry, and of Fox Hall, co. Donegal, by
Jane his wife, sister and co-heir of Henry Vaugiian Brooke,
Esq., for many years M.P. for that co., and had issue,

Daniel, his heir.

William, Capt. 85th Light Infantry, d. 1849.

James Henry, late of Westbrook.

Andiew Thornton, m. 1st, Miss Fitzgerald, dau. of Major
Butler Fitzgerald, of Toronto, and 2ndly, Miss Evans, dau.
of Itev. George Evans, of Dungannon, and has issue.

Jane Wilhemina, m. Rev. Hamilton Stuart, of Drumasple,
CO. Tyrone, and Rockfort, co. Donegal.

Angel. ),t. Arthur Darley, Esq., Capt. R.N., of Fern Hill, co.

Mary, d. 1867.

Eliza, 1)1. Hamilton Lane, Esq., 2nd son of Wiley Lane, Esq.
ol Lane's Park, co.

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