John Thornton, DD

Male Abt 1634 - 1695  (~ 61 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    Event Map    |    All

  • Name John Thornton, DD 
    Suffix DD 
    Born Abt 1634  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1695  Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I272008488591  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2013 

    Father John Thornton, DD,   b. Abt 1591, Coggeshall, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1646, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Mother Joane Linch,   b. Abt 1595, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1650, Ipswich, Rhode Island (Part of the Massachusetts Bay Colonies) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married 4 Apr 1627  Southwark, Surry County, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Married in St George The Martyr Parish
    Family ID F246729428016  Group Sheet

    Family Sarah Thurston,   b. Abt 1638, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1692, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Notes 
    Married:

    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 about John Thornton
      Name: John Thornton
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: RI
      Birth Year: 1634
      Spouse Name: Sarah
      Spouse
      Birth Place: RI
      Spouse Birth Year: 1638
      Number Pages: 1
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Thornton,   b. 1660, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1723, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Sarah Thornton,   b. Between 1662-1665, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1714, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
    +3. John Thornton,   b. 1669, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1716, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    +4. Thomas Thornton,   b. 1671, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1711, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    +5. William Thornton,   b. 1672, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1713  (Age 41 years)
    +6. Solomon Thornton,   b. 1673, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1713, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     7. James Thornton,   b. 1679, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1719  (Age 40 years)
    +8. Benjamin Thornton, DD,   b. 1681, Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1742, Providence County, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F246729428015  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1634 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1695 - Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Maps 
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Notes 
    • From Marcine Lohman in Ancestry Message Boards:

      John Thornton immigrated to Newport in 1648, at age 14. (Not confirmed) Although this would seem to indicate that he was not born in Rhode Island but most likely England. I have later found a record of immigration stating that John Thornton immigrated in 1639 at the age of 5 with the primary immigrant also being named John Thornton (his father perhaps?) [Filby, P. William, ed., Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2006, Place: Newport, Rhode Island; Year: 1639; Page Number: 288, Immigrated in 1639.].

      The LDS Family Search site lists a John Thorneton christined 3 Aug 1634 in Cockerham, Lancashire, England with his father being John Thorneton. There is a second Johes Thornton listed, christened 07 Dec 1635 in Laughton by Gainsborough, Lincoln, England with his parents listed as Johis Thornton and Sensae.

      New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Volume IV
      Pages 2104-2105
      THORNTON John Thornton, the immigrant ancestor, was an early settler in Newport, Rhode Island, and in 1639 was in the employ of John Coggeshall, of that town. He was one of the twelve members of the First Baptist Church who founded the organization, October 12, 1648, but removed to Providence, where he was living in 1679, and died 1695. In 1680 he served as deputy to the general assembly, and between 1683 and 1692 deeded his lands to his sons. Children: John, mentioned below, Thomas, Solomon, Elizabeth, Sarah, James, Benjamin, and William.


Home Page |  What's New |  Most Wanted |  Surnames |  Photos |  Histories |  Documents |  Cemeteries |  Places |  Dates |  Reports |  Sources