Col. Francis Thornton, II
Facts and Events
Records of Francis Thornton
- Pages 137-38. 29 Aug. 1735. Francis Thornton, Junr., of Spotsylvania County, Gent., to Thomas Pollard of Lancaster County, for £40. 400 acres... corner to Francis Mical in Col. Alexander Spotswood's line... formerly granted to James Hornsnail 27 Sept. 1729. (signed) Francis Thornton Junr. Wit: Robt. Slaughter, James Pollard, William Nash. 16 Sept. 1735. Acknowledged by Francis Thornton, Gent. [Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Dorman, pg. 12].
- Pages 42-45. 23-23 June 1737. Francis Thornton, Gent., of St. Parie's Parish, Caroline County, to Minor Will of St. Pargaret's parish in said county. Lease and release; for £26 current money. 202 acres in the great fork of Rappahannock River and on Potatoe Run, it being one moiety of a tract which formerly belonged to Joseph Cooper... elm in a glade of the said run and in a line of a pattent of the said Cooper's... (signed) Fran. Thornton. Wit: Francis Thornton, Junr., J. Wood, James Conner. 23 June 1737. Acknowledged by Francis Thornton, Gent. [Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 2, Dorman, pg. 37].
- Pages 178-84. 21-22 Nov. 1737. Francis Thornton and Mary Thornton, his wife, of St. Pary's Parish, Caroline County, planter to Joseph Stemen of Lankester County, Province of Pennsylvania. Lease and release; for £100 current money. 1,300 acres on a branch of Sherrando River called the Hawksbill or Lorrain Run... on the south side of the said run at the foot of a hill on the lower end of a piece of low ground about four miles distance from the Sherrando river... crossing the main branch of the run... crossing another large branch.. (signed) Fran. Thornton, Mary Thornton. Wit: James Taylor, Robert Jackson, William Thornton. 24 Nov. 1737. Acknowledged by Francis Thornton. [Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 2, Dorman, pg. 44].
- Page 336. 21 May 1738. Francis Thornton of St. Marie's Parish, Caroline County, Gent., to my beloved daughter Elizabeth Meriwether. For natural love and affection. 200 acres, formerly purchased of John Haddock.. corner to Majr. Augustin Smith's land in the fork of Rappahannock River upon the Mountain run... (signed) Fran. Thornton. Wit: Thomas Hill, Robt. Jackson, Patrick Dowdall, Robt. Stuart. 25 May 1738. Proved by Thomas Hill, Patrick Dowdall and Robt. Stuart. On motion of Francis Thornton, Junr., admitted to record. [Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 2, Dorman, pg. 52].
Fall Hill, the Thornton family plantation home built in the 1700s,
just recently finally passed from Thornton family members, and is now being restored
by a historic preservation group.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Genealogies of Virginia Families: From the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1982), 5:22, Secondary quality.
- ↑ International Genealogical Index. (LDS Church, 1999-2005).
- ↑ Genealogies of Virginia Families: From the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1982), 5:54.
'... Col. Francis Thornton, of Snow Creek, Caroline county, Va.'