Thomas Thomson1,2

b. 28 July 1721, d. 8 February 1756
Father*Shubael Thomson1 b. 11 Apr 1686, d. 7 Jul 1733
Mother*Susanna Parlour1 d. 9 Jun 1734
Birth*28 July 1721Thomas Thomson was born on 28 July 1721 in Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4
Marriage*31 October 1745He married Jane Washburn of Bridgewater, daughter of John Washburn and Margaret Packard, on 31 October 1745 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County.5,6,1
Occupation*He was a shoemaker in Bridgewater.1
Death*8 February 1756He died on 8 February 1756 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, at age 34.7,1

Family

Jane Washburn b. 28 Mar 1722, d. 22 Mar 1793
Child1.Jane Thomson+2 b. 14 Feb 1748/49, d. 8 May 1814

Citations

  1. [S1129] Charles Hutchinson Thompson, A Genealogy of Descendants of John Thomson of Plymouth, Mass., downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. (Lansing, Michigan: Darius D. Thorpe, Printer and Binder, 1890), Fourth Generation, pages 38-51. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of John Thomson of Plymouth.
  2. [S471] Anna Chesebrough Wildey, Genealogy of the Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts (New York, New York: Press of T.A. Wright, 1903), Part I, Descendants of Samuel, pages 18-301. Hereinafter cited as Descendants of William Chesebrough of Boston, Rehoboth, Massachusetts.
  3. [S1030] The Mayflower Descendant, online at www.americanancestors.org, Middleborough, Mass. Vital Records, 1904, Volume 6, page 227. Hereinafter cited as Mayflower Descendant.
  4. [S1129] Charles Hutchinson Thompson, Descendants of John Thomson of Plymouth, Second and Third Generations, pages 29-38,year noted as 1720.
  5. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Washburn, pages 338-350. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  6. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Volume II, Marriages, page 387. Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.
  7. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850, Volume II, Deaths, page 566.

Richard Thonson

(Witness to Will) Will15 April 1794Richard Thonson, John Dalton and Frank Power Ward witnessed the will of Ralph Hinds of Kimmins Mill, County Meath, dated 15 April 1794 and proved on 10 May 1794.1

Citations

  1. [S343] Ralph Hinds will (15 Apr 1794), Copy of the Will of Ralph Hinds, deceased 1794, National Archives of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Will of Ralph Hinds, deceased 1794.

Hannah Thorn1,2

Marriage*1 November 1799She married Independence Hayward, son of Josiah Hayward and Mary Dunham, on 1 November 1799 in Halifax, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1,2

Citations

  1. [S612] Paul Dillon Hayward, Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater (Denver, Colorado: P.D. Hayward, 1985), Author stated in his Preface that this book is his third compilation on the Haywards and that most of the data he obtained from previously published sources. He warned that there are undoubtedly many errors, some of which may invalidate entire sections, page 2. Hereinafter cited as Thomas Hayward of Bridgewater.
  2. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Hayward, pages 181-190. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.

Edward Thornborough1

Father*Edward Thornbrough1 b. b 1680, d. b 20 Dec 1734
Mother*Jean ______1
(Son) Will13 April 1734Edward was named as a beneficiary in his father's will dated 13 April 1734 in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.2,1,3

Citations

  1. [S1516] The Thornburgh Family, online at http://www.billputnam.comthornburgh.pdf, citing a certified transcript of the will obtained from the Lancaster County Courthouse. Hereinafter cited as The Thornburgh Family.
  2. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America. Typed manuscript, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041: Herbert C. Standing, June 1976), page 7. Hereinafter cited as The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America.
  3. [S1514] William W. Thornburg, A History of the Thornburgh family, available online and searchable at www.ancestry.com. Descendants of Edward Thornborough (d. 1634) and his wife, Jean, who came to Pennsylvania in 1728. Their descendants lived in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, and elsewhere. (Typescript and manuscript material dated 1918: Lilly Library, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, Chapter III. The family of Edward Thornborough, pages 10-11. Hereinafter cited as History of the Thornburgh family.

Elizabeth Thornborough1

Father*Edward Thornbrough1 b. b 1680, d. b 20 Dec 1734
Mother*Jean ______1
(Daughter) Will13 April 1734Elizabeth was named as a beneficiary in her father's will dated 13 April 1734 in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.2,1,3

Citations

  1. [S1516] The Thornburgh Family, online at http://www.billputnam.comthornburgh.pdf, citing a certified transcript of the will obtained from the Lancaster County Courthouse. Hereinafter cited as The Thornburgh Family.
  2. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America. Typed manuscript, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041: Herbert C. Standing, June 1976), page 7. Hereinafter cited as The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America.
  3. [S1514] William W. Thornburg, A History of the Thornburgh family, available online and searchable at www.ancestry.com. Descendants of Edward Thornborough (d. 1634) and his wife, Jean, who came to Pennsylvania in 1728. Their descendants lived in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, and elsewhere. (Typescript and manuscript material dated 1918: Lilly Library, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, Chapter III. The family of Edward Thornborough, pages 10-11. Hereinafter cited as History of the Thornburgh family.

George Thornborough1,2

b. circa 1705
Father*Edward Thornbrough3,2 b. b 1680, d. b 20 Dec 1734
Mother*Jean ______1,2
Birth*circa 1705George Thornborough was probably born around 1705 near Lurgan, County Armagh, Ireland, the third son of Edward and his first wife. Although George was named as an executor of his father's will, he was listed after Thomas and Robert in the granting of bequests.4
(3rd Son) Will13 April 1734George was named as a beneficiary, and also as a co-executor, in his father's will dated 13 April 1734 in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.5,3,2

Citations

  1. [S1516] The Thornburgh Family, online at http://www.billputnam.comthornburgh.pdf. Hereinafter cited as The Thornburgh Family.
  2. [S1514] William W. Thornburg, A History of the Thornburgh family, available online and searchable at www.ancestry.com. Descendants of Edward Thornborough (d. 1634) and his wife, Jean, who came to Pennsylvania in 1728. Their descendants lived in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, and elsewhere. (Typescript and manuscript material dated 1918: Lilly Library, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, Chapter III. The family of Edward Thornborough, pages 10-11. Hereinafter cited as History of the Thornburgh family.
  3. [S1516] The Thornburgh Family, online at http://www.billputnam.comthornburgh.pdf, citing a certified transcript of the will obtained from the Lancaster County Courthouse.
  4. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America. Typed manuscript, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041: Herbert C. Standing, June 1976), page 12. Hereinafter cited as The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America.
  5. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America, page 7.

Jean Thornborough1

b. circa 1722
Father*Edward Thornbrough2,1 b. b 1680, d. b 20 Dec 1734
Mother*Jean ______1
Birth*circa 1722Jean Thornborough was probably born circa 1722 in Christiana Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware.3
(Daughter) Will13 April 1734Jean was named as a beneficiary in her father's will dated 13 April 1734 in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.4,2,1

Citations

  1. [S1514] William W. Thornburg, A History of the Thornburgh family, available online and searchable at www.ancestry.com. Descendants of Edward Thornborough (d. 1634) and his wife, Jean, who came to Pennsylvania in 1728. Their descendants lived in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, and elsewhere. (Typescript and manuscript material dated 1918: Lilly Library, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, Chapter III. The family of Edward Thornborough, pages 10-11. Hereinafter cited as History of the Thornburgh family.
  2. [S1516] The Thornburgh Family, online at http://www.billputnam.comthornburgh.pdf, citing a certified transcript of the will obtained from the Lancaster County Courthouse. Hereinafter cited as The Thornburgh Family.
  3. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America. Typed manuscript, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041: Herbert C. Standing, June 1976), page 10. Hereinafter cited as The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America.
  4. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America, page 7.

John Thornborough1

b. circa 1720
Father*Edward Thornbrough2,1 b. b 1680, d. b 20 Dec 1734
Mother*Jean ______1
Birth*circa 1720John Thornborough was probably born circa 1720 in Christiana Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware.3
(Son) Will13 April 1734John was named as a beneficiary in his father's will dated 13 April 1734 in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.4,2,1

Citations

  1. [S1514] William W. Thornburg, A History of the Thornburgh family, available online and searchable at www.ancestry.com. Descendants of Edward Thornborough (d. 1634) and his wife, Jean, who came to Pennsylvania in 1728. Their descendants lived in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, and elsewhere. (Typescript and manuscript material dated 1918: Lilly Library, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, Chapter III. The family of Edward Thornborough, pages 10-11. Hereinafter cited as History of the Thornburgh family.
  2. [S1516] The Thornburgh Family, online at http://www.billputnam.comthornburgh.pdf, citing a certified transcript of the will obtained from the Lancaster County Courthouse. Hereinafter cited as The Thornburgh Family.
  3. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America. Typed manuscript, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041: Herbert C. Standing, June 1976), page 10. Hereinafter cited as The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America.
  4. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America, page 7.

Margaret Thornborough1

b. circa 1732
Father*Edward Thornbrough1 b. b 1680, d. b 20 Dec 1734
Mother*Jean ______1
Birth*circa 1732Margaret Thornborough was born circa 1732.2
(Daughter) Will13 April 1734Margaret was named as a beneficiary in her father's will dated 13 April 1734 in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.3,1,4

Citations

  1. [S1516] The Thornburgh Family, online at http://www.billputnam.comthornburgh.pdf, citing a certified transcript of the will obtained from the Lancaster County Courthouse. Hereinafter cited as The Thornburgh Family.
  2. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America. Typed manuscript, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041: Herbert C. Standing, June 1976), page 10. Hereinafter cited as The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America.
  3. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America, page 7.
  4. [S1514] William W. Thornburg, A History of the Thornburgh family, available online and searchable at www.ancestry.com. Descendants of Edward Thornborough (d. 1634) and his wife, Jean, who came to Pennsylvania in 1728. Their descendants lived in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, and elsewhere. (Typescript and manuscript material dated 1918: Lilly Library, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, Chapter III. The family of Edward Thornborough, pages 10-11. Hereinafter cited as History of the Thornburgh family.

William Thornborough1

b. 1724, d. 12 February 1786
Father*Edward Thornbrough2,1 b. b 1680, d. b 20 Dec 1734
Mother*Jean ______1
Birth*1724William Thornborough was born, as calculated from his reported age at death, in 1724 in Christiana Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware.1
(Son) Will13 April 1734William was named as a beneficiary in his father's will dated 13 April 1734 in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.3,2,1
Death*12 February 1786He died on 12 February 1786 in Guilford County, North Carolina, at age 624
Burial*14 February 1786 and was buried on 14 February 1786 at Marlboro, Randolph County.4

Citations

  1. [S1514] William W. Thornburg, A History of the Thornburgh family, available online and searchable at www.ancestry.com. Descendants of Edward Thornborough (d. 1634) and his wife, Jean, who came to Pennsylvania in 1728. Their descendants lived in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, and elsewhere. (Typescript and manuscript material dated 1918: Lilly Library, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, Chapter III. The family of Edward Thornborough, pages 10-11. Hereinafter cited as History of the Thornburgh family.
  2. [S1516] The Thornburgh Family, online at http://www.billputnam.comthornburgh.pdf, citing a certified transcript of the will obtained from the Lancaster County Courthouse. Hereinafter cited as The Thornburgh Family.
  3. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America. Typed manuscript, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041: Herbert C. Standing, June 1976), page 7. Hereinafter cited as The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America.
  4. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America, page 16.

Benjamin Thornbrough1

b. circa 1721
Father*Thomas Thornbrough1 b. c 1686, d. 1758
Mother*Sarah Hannah1
Birth*circa 1721Benjamin Thornbrough was born circa 1721.1
Marriage*before 1748He married Charity Beeson, daughter of Richard Beeson and Ann Brown, before 1748 in Frederick County, Virginia.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America. Typed manuscript, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041: Herbert C. Standing, June 1976), page 22. Hereinafter cited as The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America.
  2. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 14. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.

Edward Thornbrough1

b. before 1680, d. before 20 December 1734
Father*Edward Thornbrough2
Name-SpellingsSeveral variations of the spelling of the THORNBOROUGH surname have been found in our research of this family. Other spellings in early colonial times in America included THORNBURY, THORNBERRY, THORNBRUGH and Thornburgh, as well as some others. In some records, an "e" was inserted between "Thorn" and the remainder, spelling the name as THORNEBOROUGH or THORNEBURGH. When speaking the name, the ending was silent, which resulted in all of the different spellings of the name sounding the same to the listener who heard Thornbro, Thornburo or Thornbra. From the mid to late 1700s, the surname began to appear in our research as THORNBURG or THORNBURGH, the spellings that are still the most common today.3
Birth*before 1680It is believed that Edward Thornbrough was born before 1680 near Lurgan, County Armagh, Ireland.4
Religion*He was a Quaker.3
Marriage*The name of Edward's first wife, the mother of his older children, is not known.2
DeathEdward became a widower when his first wife died.2
Marriage*1708He married, for the second time, in Lurgan, County Armagh, in early 1708 in a non Quaker wedding. The name of this wife, the mother of at least two of his middle children, is not known.2
Religion2 April 1708 On 2 April 1708, Edward was disowned by the Lurgan Meeting of Friends for marrying out of unity.3
DeathEdward may have become a widower for the second time when his second wife died.2
Religion1 March 1717Although Edward had been disowned from the Society of Friends in 1708 for marrying outside the Society's Discipline, he requested, and was granted, a certificate of transfer on 1 March 1717 from the Lurgan Meeting of Friends, County Armagh, Ireland, to Pennsylvania or elsewhere in America.5
MarriageHe married, possibly as his third wife, Jean ______.2
Land Records*1722 In the early 1700s, Delaware was part of Pennsylvania and Wilmington was a major port of entry to America. Edward Thornbury, also listed as Edward Thornbrough, owned land in 1722 in what was called The Christiana Hundred, located in what is now New Castle County, Delaware.3
Religion6 November 1725Edward was received on his certificate from Lurgan Monthly Meeting in Ireland to the Kennett Monthly Meeting, Chester County, Pennsylvania, on 6 November 1725.3
Relocation*1726 Around 1726 Edward and Jean moved with their children to Warwick Township, Chester County.3
Land Records*1729When Lancaster County was formed out of the western portion of Chester County in 1729, the family's lands became part of Lancaster County.3
Will*13 April 1734Edward wrote his will, naming his wife Jean and each of his children, on 13 April 1734 in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He named his son George Thornborough and his cousin Thomas Thornbrough as executors6,7,1
Death*before 20 December 1734 and died in Lancaster, Warwick Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, before 20 December 1734, the date his will was probated.3,1

Family 1

Children1.Thomas Thornbury8,7 b. c 1700, d. 1742
2.Robert Thornbury7 b. c 1703
3.Walter Thornburgh+7 b. 1707

Family 2

Jean ______
Children1.George Thornborough7,1 b. c 1705
2.Elizabeth Thornborough7
3.Edward Thornborough7
4.John Thornborough7,1 b. c 1720
5.Jean Thornborough7,1 b. c 1722
6.William Thornborough7,1 b. 1724, d. 12 Feb 1786
7.Joseph Thornburg+7,1 b. c 1730, d. 25 Jun 1800
8.Margaret Thornborough7 b. c 1732

Citations

  1. [S1514] William W. Thornburg, A History of the Thornburgh family, available online and searchable at www.ancestry.com. Descendants of Edward Thornborough (d. 1634) and his wife, Jean, who came to Pennsylvania in 1728. Their descendants lived in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, and elsewhere. (Typescript and manuscript material dated 1918: Lilly Library, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, Chapter III. The family of Edward Thornborough, pages 10-11. Hereinafter cited as History of the Thornburgh family.
  2. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America. Typed manuscript, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041: Herbert C. Standing, June 1976), pages 1-10. Hereinafter cited as The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America.
  3. [S1516] The Thornburgh Family, online at http://www.billputnam.comthornburgh.pdf. Hereinafter cited as The Thornburgh Family.
  4. [S1519] Herbert Standing regarding Edward Thornbourgh b. Ireland d. Pennsylvania in "[Q-R] Early ancestors of Quaker families around Kendal, England", listserve message to Roots Web: QUAKER-ROOTS-L Archives at http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/QUAKER-ROOTS/… dated 5 December 2006. A response to a mailing of Eleanor Rayl. Printout dated 8 August 2016, the author stating reasons to support his belief that Edward Thornbrough was married twice and may have been born before 1680. Hereinafter cited as "Thornbrough (Thornbourgh) (Thornburg) Quaker families around Kendal, England."
  5. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Northern District, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, Men's Minutes, 1677-1850. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.
  6. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America, page 7.
  7. [S1516] The Thornburgh Family, online at http://www.billputnam.comthornburgh.pdf, citing a certified transcript of the will obtained from the Lancaster County Courthouse.
  8. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America, page 11.

Edward Thornbrough1

Father*______ Thornbrough1

Family

Child1.Edward Thornbrough+1 b. b 1680, d. b 20 Dec 1734

Citations

  1. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America. Typed manuscript, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041: Herbert C. Standing, June 1976), pages 1-10. Hereinafter cited as The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America.

Margaret Thornbrough1

b. circa 1715
Father*Thomas Thornbrough1 b. c 1686, d. 1758
Mother*Sarah Hannah1
Birth*circa 1715Margaret Thornbrough was probably born circa 1715 in Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland.1
Marriage*1737She married Matthew Atkinson, son of Stephen Atkinson, probably as early as 1737.1
Residence*They lived in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.1

Citations

  1. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America. Typed manuscript, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041: Herbert C. Standing, June 1976), page 20. Hereinafter cited as The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America.

Robert Thornbrough1,2

Father*______ Thornbrough3
Name-SpellingsSeveral variations of the spelling of the THORNBOROUGH surname have been found in our research of this family. Other spellings in early colonial times in America included THORNBURGH, THORNBERRY, THORNBRUGH and Thornburg, as well as some others. In some records, an "e" was inserted between "Thorn" and the remainder, spelling the name as THORNEBOROUGH or THORNEBURGH. When speaking the name, the ending was silent, which resulted in all of the different spellings of the name sounding the same to the listener who heard Thornbro, Thornburo or Thornbra. From the mid to late 1700s, the surname began to appear in our research as THORNBURG or THORNBURGH, the spellings that are still the most common today.2
Marriage*1685He married Sarah Jackson in 1685 in Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland.1,2

Family

Sarah Jackson
Child1.Thomas Thornbrough+4 b. c 1686, d. 1758

Citations

  1. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America. Typed manuscript, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041: Herbert C. Standing, June 1976), page 3. Hereinafter cited as The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America.
  2. [S1516] The Thornburgh Family, online at http://www.billputnam.comthornburgh.pdf. Hereinafter cited as The Thornburgh Family.
  3. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America, pages 1-10.
  4. [S1519] Herbert Standing regarding Edward Thornbourgh b. Ireland d. Pennsylvania in "[Q-R] Early ancestors of Quaker families around Kendal, England", listserve message to Roots Web: QUAKER-ROOTS-L Archives at http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/QUAKER-ROOTS/… dated 5 December 2006. A response to a mailing of Eleanor Rayl. Printout dated 8 August 2016. Hereinafter cited as "Thornbrough (Thornbourgh) (Thornburg) Quaker families around Kendal, England."

Robert Thornbrough1

b. circa 1719
Father*Thomas Thornbrough1 b. c 1686, d. 1758
Mother*Sarah Hannah1
Birth*circa 1719Robert Thornbrough was born circa 1719.1

Citations

  1. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America. Typed manuscript, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041: Herbert C. Standing, June 1976), page 21. Hereinafter cited as The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America.

Thomas Thornbrough1

b. circa 1686, d. 1758
Father*Robert Thornbrough2
Mother*Sarah Jackson2
Birth*circa 1686Thomas Thornbrough was born circa 1686 in Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland.3
Marriage*12 September 1713He married Sarah Hannah on 12 September 1713 in Cootehill, County Cavan.1
Religion*Thomas and Sarah were Quakers.4
(Cousin) Will13 April 1734Thomas was named as a beneficiary, and also as a co-executor, in the will of his cousin, Edward Thornbrough, dated 13 April 1734 in Warwick Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.5,6,7
Indian Attack*9 June 1757In a Monthly Meeting for Sufferings held at the School House in Philadelphia on 9 June 1757, the meeting was informed that Thomas Thornbrugh and his wife, two aged Friends lately belonging to the Monthly Meeting of Hopewell within the Compass of Chester County Quarterly Meeting, have some time ago been driven from their habitation by the incursion of the Indian enemies on the frontiers and thereby suffered very considerable loss and that they at present reside near Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.4
Religion* Throughout the coming year, the Meeting for Sufferings was kept informed of the needs of Thomas Thornbrugh and his wife. They granted them at least £20 in relief funds.4
(Husband) DeathThomas became a widower when Sarah (Hannah) Thornbrough pre-deceased him.4
Will*20 July 1758In his will dated 20 July 1758 Thomas directed that the Friends of the Meeting for Sufferings in Philadelphia be paid ten pounds to be applied by such Friends in purchasing the lands of the Indians at Opequon, provided that such a thing be accomplished within three years after Thomas's decease. His real and personal estate was to be sold in two years and the money paid to his three children, Robert, Benjamin, and Margaret, equally. The will made no mention of his wife or of any other children.4
Death*1758He died in 1758 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.4
Land Records*The Friends in Philadelphia and vicinity had been concerned for many years that the Quaker settlers at Hopewell, Frederick County, Virginia, had not purchased their lands from the Indians before moving to Virginia. The settlers had made the excuse that the Indians had mostly moved away and there were none left with which to bargain. The minutes for the Meeting for Sufferings indicate that shortly after Thomas Thornbrough's death, a committee from the Meeting for Sufferings traveled to Virginia and attempted to reach an understanding with Hopewell Friends concerning this matter.4

Family

Sarah Hannah
Children1.Margaret Thornbrough4 b. c 1715
2.Thomas Thornbrugh+8 b. c 1717, d. 9 Mar 1797
3.Robert Thornbrough9 b. c 1719
4.Benjamin Thornbrough10 b. c 1721

Citations

  1. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America. Typed manuscript, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041: Herbert C. Standing, June 1976), pages 4 and 9. Hereinafter cited as The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America.
  2. [S1519] Herbert Standing regarding Edward Thornbourgh b. Ireland d. Pennsylvania in "[Q-R] Early ancestors of Quaker families around Kendal, England", listserve message to Roots Web: QUAKER-ROOTS-L Archives at http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/QUAKER-ROOTS/… dated 5 December 2006. A response to a mailing of Eleanor Rayl. Printout dated 8 August 2016. Hereinafter cited as "Thornbrough (Thornbourgh) (Thornburg) Quaker families around Kendal, England."
  3. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America, page 3.
  4. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America, page 20.
  5. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America, page 7.
  6. [S1516] The Thornburgh Family, online at http://www.billputnam.comthornburgh.pdf, citing a certified transcript of the will obtained from the Lancaster County Courthouse. Hereinafter cited as The Thornburgh Family.
  7. [S1514] William W. Thornburg, A History of the Thornburgh family, available online and searchable at www.ancestry.com. Descendants of Edward Thornborough (d. 1634) and his wife, Jean, who came to Pennsylvania in 1728. Their descendants lived in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, and elsewhere. (Typescript and manuscript material dated 1918: Lilly Library, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, Chapter III. The family of Edward Thornborough, pages 10-11. Hereinafter cited as History of the Thornburgh family.
  8. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America, pages 18-20.
  9. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America, page 21.
  10. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America, page 22.

______ Thornbrough1

Citations

  1. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America. Typed manuscript, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041: Herbert C. Standing, June 1976), pages 1-10. Hereinafter cited as The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America.

Abigail Thornbrugh1

b. 24 April 1756
Father*Thomas Thornbrugh1 b. c 1717, d. 9 Mar 1797
Mother*Abigail Brown1 d. 21 Apr 1780
Birth*24 April 1756Abigail Thornbrugh was born on 24 April 1756 in Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Minutes, 1700-1900. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Elizabeth Thornbrugh1

b. 12 March 1749
Father*Thomas Thornbrugh1 b. c 1717, d. 9 Mar 1797
Mother*Abigail Brown1 d. 21 Apr 1780
Birth*12 March 1749Elizabeth Thornbrugh was born on 12 March 1749, probably in Frederick County, Virginia. Her birth, as well as the births of her siblings, was found in the records of the New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina.2

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Minutes, 1700-1900. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.
  2. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Minutes, 1700-1900, her birth believed to have been noted in the minutes incorrectly as the 12th of the 1st month 1748/49 and then adjusted incorrectly to 12 March 1748 instead of 1749.

Hannah Thornbrugh1

b. 30 April 1754, d. 20 September 1779
Father*Thomas Thornbrugh1 b. c 1717, d. 9 Mar 1797
Mother*Abigail Brown1 d. 21 Apr 1780
Birth*30 April 1754Hannah Thornbrugh was born on 30 April 1754 in Guilford County, North Carolina,1
Death*20 September 1779 and died on 20 September 1779 in Guilford County at age 25.1

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Minutes, 1700-1900. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

James Thornbrugh1

b. 12 June 1745
Father*Thomas Thornbrugh1 b. c 1717, d. 9 Mar 1797
Mother*Abigail Brown1 d. 21 Apr 1780
Birth*12 June 1745James Thornbrugh was born on 12 June 1745, probably in Frederick County, Virginia. His birth, as well as the births of his siblings, was found in the records of the New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Minutes, 1700-1900. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Joseph Thornbrugh1

b. 26 January 1741/42
Father*Thomas Thornbrugh1 b. c 1717, d. 9 Mar 1797
Mother*Abigail Brown1 d. 21 Apr 1780
Birth*26 January 1741/42Joseph Thornbrugh was born on 26 January 1741/42, probably in Frederick County, Virginia. His birth, as well as the births of his siblings, was found in the records of the New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina.2,3,4
Marriage*23 June 1763He married first Welmet Beeson, daughter of William Beeson and Mary Mills, on 23 June 1763 at a New Garden Meeting of Friends, Guilford County, North Carolina.5
(Husband) Death6 February 1775Joseph became a widower when Welmet (Beeson) Thornbrugh died on 6 February 1775.1
Marriage*1778He married second Rebecca Morgan in 1778.5

Family 1

Welmet Beeson b. 30 Oct 1742, d. 6 Feb 1775

Family 2

Rebecca Morgan

Citations

  1. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 18. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.
  2. [S1516] The Thornburgh Family, online at http://www.billputnam.comthornburgh.pdf. Hereinafter cited as The Thornburgh Family.
  3. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, page 39, noting his birth as 11-26-1741 in the old style.
  4. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Minutes, 1700-1900. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.
  5. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, page 39.

Joshua Thornbrugh1

b. 28 May 1760
Father*Thomas Thornbrugh1 b. c 1717, d. 9 Mar 1797
Mother*Abigail Brown1 d. 21 Apr 1780
Birth*28 May 1760Joshua Thornbrugh was born on 28 May 1760 in Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Minutes, 1700-1900. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Judith Thornbrugh1

b. 17 December 1757
Father*Thomas Thornbrugh1 b. c 1717, d. 9 Mar 1797
Mother*Abigail Brown1 d. 21 Apr 1780
Birth*17 December 1757Judith Thornbrugh was born on 17 December 1757 in Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Minutes, 1700-1900. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Prudence Thornbrugh1

b. 4 June 1763
Father*Thomas Thornbrugh1 b. c 1717, d. 9 Mar 1797
Mother*Abigail Brown1 d. 21 Apr 1780
Birth*4 June 1763Prudence Thornbrugh was born on 4 June 1763 in Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Minutes, 1700-1900. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Sarah Thornbrugh1

b. 3 March 1747
Father*Thomas Thornbrugh1 b. c 1717, d. 9 Mar 1797
Mother*Abigail Brown1 d. 21 Apr 1780
Birth*3 March 1747Sarah Thornbrugh was born on 3 March 1747, probably in Frederick County, Virginia. Her birth, as well as the births of her siblings, was found in the records of the New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Minutes, 1700-1900. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Susannah Thornbrugh1

b. 17 September 1751
Father*Thomas Thornbrugh1 b. c 1717, d. 9 Mar 1797
Mother*Abigail Brown1 d. 21 Apr 1780
Birth*17 September 1751Susannah Thornbrugh was born on 17 September 1751, probably in Frederick County, Virginia. Her birth, as well as the births of her siblings, was found in the records of the New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Minutes, 1700-1900. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.

Thomas Thornbrugh1

b. circa 1717, d. 9 March 1797
Father*Thomas Thornbrough2 b. c 1686, d. 1758
Mother*Sarah Hannah2
Name-SpellingsSeveral variations of the spelling of the THORNBOROUGH surname have been found in our research of this family. Other spellings in early colonial times in America included THORNBURY, THORNBERRY, THORNBRUGH and Thornbrough, as well as some others. In some records, an "e" was inserted between "Thorn" and the remainder, spelling the name as THORNEBOROUGH or THORNEBURGH. When speaking the name, the ending was silent, which resulted in all of the different spellings of the name sounding the same to the listener who heard Thornbro, Thornburo or Thornbra. From the mid to late 1700s, the surname began to appear in our research as THORNBURG or THORNBURGH, the spellings that are still the most common today.3
Birth*circa 1717Thomas Thornbrough was probably born circa 1717 in Cootehill, County Cavan, Ireland.4
ResidenceThe Thornbrughs lived on Middle Creek, Opequon, Frederick County, Virginia.1
Marriage*29 March 1741He married Abigail Brown, daughter of James Brown, on 29 March 1741 at a Opequon Meeting of Friends, Frederick County, Virginia.5,6
Research Notes*In our efforts to determine the relationships of various members of the extended Thornbrugh family, we found the practices of the Society of Friends, especially regarding marriage ceremonies, helpful. We learned that the Quaker marriage ceremony was solemnized in either a public or private Meeting. According to Discipline, the gathering together of at least 12 Friends was sufficient to constitute a legal Meeting. One thus finds that document, peculiar to Quaker weddings, the marriage certificate signed by at least 12 witnesses. The signatures are usually arranged in 3 columns with the place of honor reserved for the fathers of the bride & groom at the top of the rightmost column, immediately beneath the signatures of the groom & the bride.

The witnesses signing in the right hand column of the two column certificate, in order of their signatures, were Thomas Thornbrugh, father of the groom, James Brown, father of the bride, James Brittain, John Grayham, Walter Thornbrugh and Richard Beeson. Witnesses signing in the left-hand column were Hannah Thornbrugh, Mary Wall, Ann Beeson, Charity Beeson, Sarah Wood and Elizabeth Beeson.5,6
Relocation*1752Thomas and Abigail moved with their children in 1752 to North Carolina.7
(Husband) Death21 April 1780Thomas became a widower when Abigail (Brown) Thornbrugh died on 21 April 1780.8
Death*9 March 1797He died on 9 March 1797 in Guilford County, North Carolina.8

Family

Abigail Brown d. 21 Apr 1780
Children1.Joseph Thornbrugh9 b. 26 Jan 1741/42
2.Thomas Thornbrugh8 b. 11 Jan 1742/43
3.James Thornbrugh8 b. 12 Jun 1745
4.Sarah Thornbrugh8 b. 3 Mar 1747
5.Elizabeth Thornbrugh8 b. 12 Mar 1749
6.Susannah Thornbrugh8 b. 17 Sep 1751
7.Hannah Thornbrugh8 b. 30 Apr 1754, d. 20 Sep 1779
8.Abigail Thornbrugh8 b. 24 Apr 1756
9.Judith Thornbrugh8 b. 17 Dec 1757
10.Joshua Thornbrugh8 b. 28 May 1760
11.Prudence Thornbrugh8 b. 4 Jun 1763

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Men's Minutes, 1783-1800, page 1. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.
  2. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America. Typed manuscript, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania 19041: Herbert C. Standing, June 1976), pages 18-20. Hereinafter cited as The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America.
  3. [S1516] The Thornburgh Family, online at http://www.billputnam.comthornburgh.pdf. Hereinafter cited as The Thornburgh Family.
  4. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America, page 9.
  5. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Men's Minutes, 1783-1800, page 1, stating that Thomas Thornbrugh, the groom, was the son of Thomas Thornbrugh.
  6. [S1514] William W. Thornburg, A History of the Thornburgh family, available online and searchable at www.ancestry.com. Descendants of Edward Thornborough (d. 1634) and his wife, Jean, who came to Pennsylvania in 1728. Their descendants lived in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Ohio, Indiana, and elsewhere. (Typescript and manuscript material dated 1918: Lilly Library, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, Chapter III. The family of Edward Thornborough, pages 10-11, reporting incorrectly that Thomas was the son of Edward and Jean Thornborough, and not of Thomas Thornbrugh. Hereinafter cited as History of the Thornburgh family.
  7. [S1518] Herbert C. Standing, The Quaker Family of Thornbrough of Northern Ireland and Colonial America, page 20.
  8. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Minutes, 1700-1900.
  9. [S1510] Henry Hart Beeson, A Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family, downloaded from the Family History Library at www.familysearch.org. Edward Beeson immigrated to America in 1682 or 1684 from Stoke, Lancaster, England and settled in New Castle, Delaware. He married Rachel Pennington and they had four children. He married Elizabeth and they had two children. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Delaware, Ohio, Indiana, Alabama and Texas. Includes index. (Houston, Texas: H.H. Beeson, 1968), page 18. Hereinafter cited as Genealogy of the Beeson - Beason Family.

Thomas Thornbrugh1

b. 11 January 1742/43
Father*Thomas Thornbrugh1 b. c 1717, d. 9 Mar 1797
Mother*Abigail Brown1 d. 21 Apr 1780
Birth*11 January 1742/43Thomas Thornbrugh was born on 11 January 1742/43, probably in Frederick County, Virginia. His birth, as well as the births of his siblings, was found in the records of the New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S1424] U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, online at www.ancestry.com, New Garden Monthly Meeting, Guilford County, North Carolina, Minutes, 1700-1900. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935.