Thornton of Pontefract

William Thornton, son of Edward,  was born about 1769 in Pontefract. He married Sarah Tummond  at Womersley, near Pontefract, on 2 November 1789.

Their children were:


Pontefract St Giles c 1900

William (baptised 12 January 1794 at Pontefract St Giles) married Ann Langhorn 6 April 1819 in Snaith, witnessed by Richard Langhorn and Hannah Langhorn. The family had a long association with the Aire and Calder canal. Their children:

Charles Thornton born 1846 in Heck, married Ann Eliza Dewsnap 1874 in Sheffield. Their children:

William Thornton (1883-1966) born in Attercliffe married Hannah Ellen Cross 1908 in Sculcoates. Their children:

George Miles Thornton (1928-1998) born in Mexborough married Renee xxxxxx 1949 in Mexborough. Their children: