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Missing York records - Thornton family
« on: Thursday 22 December 16 18:24 GMT (UK) »
Hello, findmypast appears to be very good for York parish records, but Im struggling with one family who must fall into a gap in the coverage there.

William Thornton was born c.1779 to Peter and Margaret Thornton, maiden name Jackson. I can't find any trace of this baptism.

Peter and Margaret appear to have married in 1777 but findmypast does not specify in which parish.

Peter himself was baptised in Holy Trinity Micklegate, while William later married in St John Ousegate. Does anyone have access to parishes registers from the 1770s/1780s that are not on findmypast? Any advice would be appreciated.

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Mike
Thorpe, Feak & Townsend (Norfolk) / Ormandy & Slater (Dalton-in-Furness) / Corner (Liverpool) / Wray (Lincolnshire) / Fidler, Bridge & Turner (Derbyshire)

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Re: Missing York records - Thornton family
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 22 December 16 18:51 GMT (UK) »
I located these documents confirming birth and christening.
Hope they are helpful to you.
Merry Christmas  :)
Freeman: UK, Ireland, Jersey, India
Ward: York
Heseltine: West Heslerton, Malton, Norton
Monkman: West Heslerton & Malton
Wheller: Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Malton & Hull
Colchester: Suffolk
Hall
Bruce: Scotland
Cleary: Co Clare, Ireland & London

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Re: Missing York records - Thornton family
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 22 December 16 18:54 GMT (UK) »
Hi Mike

Have you tried Familysearch?  I have found this baptism there:

William Thornton b 16 May 1779, baptised 19 May 1779, Father Peter, Mother Margaret, at St Michael-le-Belfry and St Wilfred's, York.

Peter and Margaret (nee Jackson) married there also on 11 Sept 1777.

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Pauline


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I located these documents confirming the marriage of Peter & Margaret.
Hope they are helpful to you.
Freeman: UK, Ireland, Jersey, India
Ward: York
Heseltine: West Heslerton, Malton, Norton
Monkman: West Heslerton & Malton
Wheller: Shrewsbury, Birmingham, Malton & Hull
Colchester: Suffolk
Hall
Bruce: Scotland
Cleary: Co Clare, Ireland & London

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Re: Missing York records - Thornton family
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 22 December 16 19:06 GMT (UK) »
Thank you both very much! I now know where to investigate further!

Mike
Thorpe, Feak & Townsend (Norfolk) / Ormandy & Slater (Dalton-in-Furness) / Corner (Liverpool) / Wray (Lincolnshire) / Fidler, Bridge & Turner (Derbyshire)