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John (Thornhill) de Thornhill (1180 - abt. 1249)

John de Thornhill formerly Thornhill
Born in Thornhill, Yorkshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about 1203 in Yorkshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Fixby Hall, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, Englandmap
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John (Thornhill) de Thornhill was a member of aristocracy in England.


John de Thornhull's birth is estimated as 1180.{citation needed}

Mary Emily Fauntleroy states that the history of the de Thornhull family can be traced back to records dated as early as 1200. The earliest de Thornhull was John, who had two sons, Ralph and Walter. [1]


John de Thornhull married Olivia Mare or Olive de la Mare.[2]

Estimate the marriage as prior to 1205.

1227 Sons Transfer Land

In 1227 his son Walter grants an estate to Walter's brother Ralph. [1] This presumes Walter had achieved majority by the time. Therefore Walter's birth is estimated as, say, 1205.

In 1227, Walter granted his brother Ralph the estate of Alveston Manor, and estate which later appears among the Fauntelroy estates. [1]


He died in 1249 in Fixby Hall.{citation needed}


  1. Walter. Geni estimates Walter de Thornhill's birth as circa 1225 in Thornhill, Dewsbury, West Riding, Yorkshire, England. [2] However, Walter as an adult by 1227. [1] Therefore estimate his birth as, say, 1205. Walter de Thornhull died circa 1260. [2]
  2. John de Thornhill[2]
  3. Simon de Thornhill[2]
  4. Sarah de Thornhill[2]
  5. Richard de Thornhill[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Mary Emily Fauntleroy. The Fauntleroy Family Indiana Magazine of History, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp. 210-217
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Geni Walter de Thornhill Managed by Private User. Last updated November 21, 2014. Not otherwise sourced. Accessed July 18, 2017 jhd

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