FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN F. THORNLEY
AND ELLEN HILTON

John F. Thornley was christened 21 September 1764 in Leyland, Lancashire, England, the son of John Thornley and Margaret Riddley. He worked as a spinner or weaver in Great Bolton. John married Ellen Hilton 5 November 1799 in Deane by Bolton, Lancashire.



John Thornley marriage

Marriage record for John Thornley and Ellen Hilton in Deane



Ellen was born 7 April 1778 in Croston, Lancashire, the daughter of Robert Hilton and Ellen Mackerell.


John died and was buried 19 June 1829. His burial is recorded in the records of the Bridge Street Chapel (Wesleyan) in Bolton.


John Thornley burial

Burial record for John Thornley in Bridge Street Chapel, Bolton




Ellen is found in the 1841 census in Great Bolton, with sons John and William. Ellen was 60 years old, and working as a clothes mangler, a washer woman who ironed clothes by pressing them in a mangle. Her son John worked as an engineer, and 15 year-old son William was a bookkeeper.


Ellen Thornley 1841 census

1841 census for Great Bolton, Back Acres Field




John and Ellen had the following children:
 
 

1. Jonathon, born 5 May 1800 in Horwich; christened 6 May 1800 in New Chapel Independent, Horwich, Lancashire; buried 13 May 1800 in Horwich.
 

*2. Jane, born 14 April 1802 in Horwich; christened 28 June 1802 in New Chapel Independent; Horwich; married Samuel Hamer 7 March 1824 in Bolton le Moors, Lancashire; died 2 May 1885 in Salt Lake City, Utah; buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
 

3. Jeremiah, born 4 July 1804 in Horwich; christened 8 August 1804 in New Chapel Independent, Horwich.
 

4. Ann, christened 31 March 1811 in St. Peter, Bolton, Lancashire.
 

5. Ellen, christened 28 January 1816 in St. Peter, Bolton.
 

6. Ellen, christened 29 April 1821 in St. Peter, Bolton.
 

7. John, born 13 April 1821; christened 26 March 1823 in the Bridge Street Wesleyan Chapel, Bolton le Moors.
 

8. William, born 6 October 1822; christened 26 March 1823 in the Bridge Street Wesleyan Chapel, Bolton le Moors.
 
 

 

SOURCES: IGI; Parish registers- Bank Street Presbyterian Church, FHS# 560877; Bolton Le Moors FHS# 942.72/B3;Horwich parish register; Ancestral File; 1841 English census, Great Bolton; Deane parish register on www.ancestry.co.uk.
 
 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN THORNLEY AND
MARGARET RIDDLEY

JOHN THORNLEY was christened 3 April 1732 in Leyland, Lancashire, England, the son of Margery Thornley. He married Margaret Riddley 29 June 1756 in Leyland. He was listed as a weaver in the marriage record. The witnesses at the wedding were Richard Rose and William Thornley.



John Thornley marriage 1756

Marriage record for John Thornley and Margaret Riddley in Leyland




John and Margaret had the following children:
 
 

1. Thomas, born about 1756 of Leyland; buried 3 March 1762 in Leyland.
 

2. Ellen, christened 9 December 1759 in Leyland; buried 27 February 1762 in Leyland.
 

*3. John F., christened 21 September 1764 in Leyland; married Ellen Hilton 5 November 1799 in Deane by Bolton, Lancashire.

John Thornley baptism 1764

  Christening record for John Thornley in Leyland: "21 - John s. of John & Margt. Thornley, Leyland"

 

4. William, (twin) christened 11 May 1766 in Leyland.
 

5. Robert, (twin) born 11 May 1766 in Ulnes Walten, Lancashire; christened 11 May 1776 in Leyland; died 8 September 1802.
 

6. Margaret, born about 1768 in Leyland; died 4 November 1775 in Leyland.


7. Margaret, buried 17 January 1800 in Leyland.
 
 

SOURCE: Ancestral File; IGI; The Registers of Leyland, 942.72, K29pr, v.147 (at Oakland FHL); Leyland parish register on CD; www.ancestry.co.uk.

 

 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
MARGERY THORNLEY


MARGERY THORNLEY was christened 18 September 1709 in Leyland, Lancashire, the daughter of Thomas Thornley and Elizabeth Ockenshaw. Margery was buried 20 October 1741 in Leyland.


Margery Thornley burial

Burial record for Margery Thornley in Leyland: "Margery Thornley of Leyland, October ye 20-_"



Margery had the following son:
 

1. John, christened 3 April 1732 in Leyland; married Margaret Riddley 29 June 1756 in Leyland; buried 23 June 1766 in Leyland.

John Thornley 1732


  Christening record for John Thornley in Leyland: "John s of Margery Thornley of Leland base born" 


 

SOURCE: Ancestral File; Leyland parish register on CD; Leyland parish register on www.ancestry.co.uk.
 
 
 


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
THOMAS THORNLEY AND
ELIZABETH OCKENSHAW


THOMAS THORNLEY was christened 26 February 1686 in Leyland, Lancashire, the son of Thomas Thornley and Jennett Charnock. He married Elizabeth Ockenshaw 23 November 1708 in Leyland.


Thomas Thornley marriage

Marriage record of Thomas Thornley and Elizabeth Okenshaw in Leyland:
"Pub: Thomas Thornley of Lealand & Elizabeth Okenshaw of Euxton both in ye Parish - November ye 23d"



Thomas' occupation is shown in the parish registers as weaver. Elizabeth was christened 7 December 1684 in Leyland, the daughter of John Ockenshaw (or Oakenshaw) and Margery Waring.


Elizabeth died 9 February 1746 in Leyland.


Elizabeth Thornley burial

Burial record for Elizabeth Thornley in Leyland: "Elizabeth wife of Thomas Thornley of Leyland - 9th"


Thomas was buried 7 November 1754 in Leyland.



Thomas Thornley burial

Burial record for Thomas Thornley in Leyland




Thomas and Elizabeth had the following children:
 

*1. Margery, christened 18 September 1709 in Leyland; buried 20 October 1741 in Leyland.

  Margery Thornley baptism

   Christening record for Margery Thornley in Leyland: "Margery ye D: of Thomas Thornley of Leylalnd - September ye 18th"

 

2. Thomas, christened 24 February 1712 in Leyland.
 

3. Margaret, christened 23 May 1714 in Leyland.
 

4. Elizabeth, christened 22 April 1716 in Leyland; buried 16 January 1727 in Leyland.
 

5. John, christened 13 July 1718 in Leyland.
 

6. Ann, christened 11 September 1720 in Leyland.
 

7. William, christened 24 February 1723 in Leyland.
 

8. Isabel, christened 6 May 1725 in Leyland; died 9 February 1746 in Leyland.
 

9. Mary, christened 16 July 1727 in Leyland.
 
 

SOURCE: Ancestral File; IGI; The Registers of Leyland, 942.72, K29pr, v.147 (at Oakland FHL); Leyland parish register on CD; Leyland parish register on www.ancestry.co.uk.

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FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
THOMAS THORNLEY
AND JENNETT CHARNOCK


Thomas Thornley married Jennett Charnock of Wrightington in July 1678 in Leyland. Jennett was christened 13 April 1651 in Eccleston, Lancashire, the daughter of William Charnock. Thomas and Jennett had the following children:

1. Ann, christened 25 March 1678 in Leyland.

2. Thomas, christened 31 December 1682 in Leyland.

*3. Thomas, christened 26 February 1686 in Leyland; married Elizabeth Ockenshaw 23 November 1708 in Leyland; buried 7 November 1754 in Leyland..

4. Lawrence, christened 2 May 1690 in Leyland; buried 2 May 1690 in Leyland.

5. William, christened 25 December 1699 in Leyland; buried 25 December 1699 in Leyland.
 

SOURCE: IGI; Leyland parish register on Ancestry.com.; Leyland parish register on CD.
 
 




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