CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: Admission to Dorchester church prior to 3 September 1634 implied by freemanship.
FREEMAN: 3 September 1634 [MBCR 1:370].
DEATH: Boston 15 February 1699/1700. (On 14 February 1699/1700 Samuel Sewall visited "Mr. Tho[mas] Thornton in the afternoon between 3 and 4. He made a shift to say he was willing to die, but wanted patience. Hoped shoud die next night. … At three past midnight he altered much." On 15 February Sewall reported that "Mr. Tho. Thornton dies very quietly; which Mr. Gee acquaints me with. Is very near 93 years old" [Sewall 425-26].)