Francis Thornton, Jr. (1682 - 1737) MP

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Nicknames: "Francis Thornton 2nd"
Birthplace: Stafford, Virginia
Death: Died in Fredericksburg, Essex County, Virginia
Occupation: Burgess for Spottsylvania; Lt. Col. of His Majesty's Militia in Spottsylvania
Managed by: Margaret, (C)
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About Francis Thornton, Jr.

Francis settled at Snow Creek, near the present Fredericksburg about 1703. There is a recorded deed in Essex County, dated Mar 1703/04 from Francis Thornton of Stafford conveying to Francis Thornton, Jr., then of Essex Co., VA, a tract of about 700 acres at Snow Creek.

Notes

  • Born in Stafford County, VA
  • Settled at Snow Creek, near the present Fredericksburg about 1703. Snow Creek flows into the Rappahannock River a short distance below Fredericksburg. When John Taliaferro and Francis Thornton settled there, that section belonged to Essex Co. and they were near neighbors and brothers-in-law. The act creating Spotsylvania Co. in 1720 specified Snow Creek as its Southern boundary. This put John Taliaferro into the new county and left Francis Thornton in the old.
  • There is a recorded deed in Essex County, dated Mar 1703/04 from Francis Thornton of Stafford conveying to Francis Thornton, Jr., then of Essex Co., VA, a tract of about 700 acres at Snow Creek. Snow Creek was in Essex County and then part of it was in Spotsylvania County when it was formed.
  • First Justice in Caroline County, VA.
  • Justice of Essex County
  • Burgess for Spottsylvania 1723-1726
  • Lt. Col. of His Majesty's Militia in Spottsylvania Co., VA
  • Three of their sons married Gregory sisters; his son Francis built Fall Hill in Fredericksburg, Va.
  • Died at Snow Creek, Essex Co., Va

Sources

  1. Family Bible Francis Thornton 1651 - 1726, printed in London 1672

References

  1. Old King William homes and families : an account of some of the old homesteads and families of King William County, Virginia, f [database on-line]. Provo, UT: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: Clarke, Peyton Neale,. Old King William homes and families : an account of some of the old homesteads and families of King William County, Virginia, from its earliest settlement. Louisville: J.P. Morton and Co., 1897.

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Francis Thornton, Jr.'s Timeline

1682
January 4, 1682
Stafford, Virginia
1703
1703
Age 20
Snow Creek,Essex,Virginia,USA
1707
1707
Age 24
Virginia
1710
1710
Age 27
Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States
1713
1713
Age 30
Spottsylvania Co, VA
1714
1714
Age 31
Essex, Virginia
1719
1719
Age 36
Snow Creek, Spotsylvania County, Virginia
1719
Age 36
1720
September 21, 1720
Age 38
Albemarle, VA, USA
1723
1723
Age 40
Spotsylvania Co, VA