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Henry 
Thornton
1760 - 1815


Henry 
Thornton
, of Battersea Rise, MP for Southwark. Close friend (and also a relative) of Wilberforce. They shared a house in Palace Yard, London until Wilberforce's marriage to Barbara Spooner. He was a Calvinist, a banker, philanthropist and Member of Parliament for Southwark. He bought Battersea Rise House in 1790. This was eventually to become the "headquarters" of the Clapham fellowship. Thornton gave away as much as six-sevenths of his income till he married, and after that at least a third of it. Probably his greatest personal efforts were expended in directing the affairs of the Sierra Leone Company, a Clapham-inspired enterprise to establish a colony of freed slaves in West Africa. Treasurer of the Church Missionary Society. MP for Southwark, 1782-1814. From 1784, partner of London banker, Down, Free and Thornton.

Born: 10th Mar 1760Baptised:
Died: 16th Jan 1815Buried:
Family:
Thornton

Ancestors
[ Patrilineage | Matrilineage | Earliest Ancestors | Force | Force2 | Options ]

1.
Henry 
Thornton
(
Sykes
) 1760 - 1815
2.
John L. 
Thornton
(
Watson
) 1720 - 1790
4.
Robert 
Thornton
(
Swyncocke
,
Newby
) 1692 - 1748
5.
Hannah 
Swyncocke
(
Thornton
) 1690 - 1732
3.
Lucy 
Watson
(
Thornton
) + 1785
6.
7.
Margaret 
Hoghton
(
Watson
) + 1775

Siblings


1.
F/? 
Thornton

2.
Samuel 
Thornton
(
Milnes
) 1754 - 1838
3.
Robert 
Thornton
(
Eyre
) 1759 - 1826
4.
Jane 
Thornton
(
Leslie-Melville
) + 1818

Spouses



1. 9th Mar 1796
Mary Anne 
Sykes
(
Thornton
) + 1815

Descendants
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a.
Mary Anne 
Sykes
(
Thornton
) + 1815
1.
Marianne 
Thornton
1797 - 1887
2.
Henry Sykes 
Thornton
(
Dealtry
,
Dealtry
) 1800 - 1880
2a.
Emily 
Dealtry
(
Thornton
) + 1907
2.1.
Anna Maria 
Thornton
2b.
Harriet Maria 
Dealtry
(
Thornton
) + 1840
2.2.
Emily 
Thornton
(
Sykes
) * c. 1833
2.3.
Harriet 
Thornton
(
Pym
) ante 1840 - 1894
2.4.
Henry Charles Sykes 
Thornton
(
George
) 1840 - 1879 ...
2c.
Emily 
Dealtry
(
Thornton
) + 1907
2.5.
Florence Emily 
Thornton
(
Thornton
) + post 1877
2.6.
Emily Mildred 
Thornton
(
Pym
) + post 1936 ...
3.
Rev. Watson Joseph 
Thornton
(
Webb
) 1802 - 1855
3a.
Frances Anne 
Webb
(
Thornton
) + 1855
3.1.
Frances Marianne 
Thornton
(
Southney
)
3.2.
Henry Sykes 
Thornton
(
Rawlinson
) 1847 - ante 1931
3.3.
Charlie Inglis 
Thornton
(
Dowell
) 1850 - 1929
4.
Laura 
Thornton
(
Forster
) 1808 - 1869
4a.
Rev. Charles 
Forster
(
Thornton
) + post 1847
4.1.
John Webb 
Forster
1834 - 1868
4.2.
Henry Thornton 
Forster
1838 - 1865
4.3.
Laura Mary 
Forster
1839 - 1924
4.4.
Edith Lucy 
Forster
1845 - 1868
4.5.
Edward Morgan Llewellyn 
Forster
(
Whichelo
) 1847 - 1880 ...
4.6.
Arthur Harrision 
Forster
1849 - 1864
4.7.
William Howley 
Forster
1855 - 1910
5.
Rev. Charles 
Thornton
1810 - 1839
6.
Isabella 
Thornton
(
Harrison
) 1826 - post 1891
7.
Henrietta 
Thornton
(
Synnot
) + post 1836
7a.
Richard Walter 
Synnot
(
Thornton
) 1812 - 1841
7.1.
Henrietta 
Synnot
1841 - post 1881
7.2.
Henry Robert Inglis 
Synnot
+ post 1866
8.
Lucy 
Thornton
+ 1844
9.
Sophia 
Thornton
(
Leslie-Melville
) + 1887
9a.
John Thornton 
Leslie-Melville
(
Thornton
,
Thornton
) 1786 - post 1839
9.1.
Ronald Ruthven 
Leslie-Melville
(
Portman
) 1835 - post 1890
9.2.
Norman 
Leslie-Melville
(
Ball
) 1839 - post 1890
Sources

Timeline


10th Mar 1760Born
9th Mar 1796Married
Mary Anne 
Sykes
(
Thornton
) + 1815
16th Jan 1815Died
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