Thomas Clark, Thornton - Lancashire or Yorkshire

+2 votes
I have a relative (Thomas Clark) who was born in Thornton in 1815 I believe.

 I am not sure whether the Thornton was actually in Lancashire, or Yorkshire since different places were shown on the 10 year Census Returns.

Thomas Clark moved to Cumberland as a young man.

Any help would be appreciated
WikiTree profile: Thomas Clark
in Genealogy Help by Unknown Clark G2G Crew (820 points)

Do you have the link to the source? There's quite a few Thornton's, in Yorkshire and Lancashire

Looking at the parents (if you're certain they are from lancs.) I'd say you want the Lancashire Thornton - I put links below, but would be easier to see whats actually written to help decifer. The records may differ because of the person/census taker's error.


Thanks to a.C. Raper for this information

Thomas Clark shows his place of birth on various census docs as

  1. Thornton, Yorkshire, England, 
  2. Lancashire, England, 
  3. Lancaster, Lancashire

So I'm not really sure which Thornton he was from, since there appears to be several Thornton's in the geographical area.

Any local help, or knowledge of the area to help narrow this down would be appreciated, since I am not 100% sure whether the parents I have got listed are correct - see Wikitree link

Please log in or register to answer this question.

Related questions

+2 votes
1 answer
69 views asked Feb 11, 2018 in Genealogy Help by Erin Lacey
+6 votes
1 answer
92 views asked Aug 29, 2016 in Genealogy Help by Steve Clark G2G Crew (870 points)
+5 votes
2 answers
55 views asked Jul 23, 2016 in Genealogy Help by Beverly Fritsch
+2 votes
1 answer
85 views asked Feb 7, 2014 in Genealogy Help by anonymous
0 votes
1 answer
+4 votes
2 answers

WikiTree  ~  About  ~  Help Help  ~  Search Person Search  ~  Surname:

disclaimer - terms - copyright