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John Thornley

Birthplace: Ulnes Walton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Smithfield, Cache County, Utah Territory, United States
Place of Burial: Smithfield, Cache County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Thornley and Jennet Thornley
Husband of Hellen Thornley and Grace Clark Thornley
Father of John Thornley; Alice Thornley; Robert Thornley; Mary Thornley; Thomas Thornley and 2 others

Managed by: Carson Jared Wheeler
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About John Thornley

John Thornley (1801 - 1893), son of Robert Thornley and Jane Welsh, was born 4 March 1801, at Ulnes Walten, Lancastershire, England. He came to Utah in 1865. He married Helen Langton, daughter of Ralph Langton and Mary Rigby, in 1827 at Eccles, Lancashire, England. John Thornley died at the age of 92 on 18 May 1893.

Marriage and Children

  1. Helen Langton, married 1827, Eccles, Lancashire, England. Their children:
    1. Alice Thornley (born 1827), married Thomas Swift
    2. Robert Thornley (born 1830), married Annie Brighton
    3. John Thornley (born 1832), married Margaret Stringfellow
    4. Mary Thornley (born 1834), died in infancy
    5. Thomas Thornley (born 1837)
    6. Mary Thornley (born 1842), married Thomas Carr


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John Thornley's Timeline

May 4, 1801
Ulnes Walton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
March 27, 1826
Age 24
Croston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
February 8, 1833
Age 31
Bolton, Lancashire, England, UK
Age 68
Utah Territory, United States
May 18, 1893
Age 92
Smithfield, Cache County, Utah Territory, United States