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12-08-2007, 2:19 PM
Could anyone please assist with the following family.

Thomas Thornton born about 1814 possibly at Llanbedr Painscastle
his wife, Catherine (probably Williams) born abt 1821
son William born abt 1845
son Edwin (Ted) born 1847
son Samuel born 1854
son Charles born 1857
They were probably still in Radnorshire for the 1851 and 1861 census, but were down in Rassau, Breconshire by 1863.
Marriage detaisl would also be great if possible. Again, most likely in Radnorshire.
Thanks, Roy

12-08-2007, 8:41 PM
1861 census RG9/4224 f15 p4, Ireland, Bryngwyn, Radnorshire
Thomas Thornton, head, Mar, 57, Farmer 11 acres, Presteign, Radnor.
Catherine ", wife, Mar, 30, Landewy Fach, Radnor
Edwin ", son, 13, Bryngwyn, Radnor
Margaret ", dau, 10, Bryngwyn, Radnor
Samuel ", son, 7, Bryngwyn, Radnor
Charles ", son, 4, Bryngwyn, Radnor

1851 census HO107/2491 f193, p7, Ireland, Bryngwyn, Radnorshire
Thomas Thorton, head, Mar, 45, Farmer of 10 acres land, Prestiayne, Radnor
Cathrine ", wife, Mar, 31, Landewy, Radnor
Enoch ", son, 9, Lanbedr, Radnor
William ", son, 5, Lanbedr, Radnor
Edwin ", son, 3, Bryngwyn, Radnor
Margarett ", dau, 7mth, Bryngwyn, Radnor

12-08-2007, 9:47 PM
The births of the THORNTON children are listed on www.freebmd.org.uk (http://www.freebmd.org.uk/) They were in Hay registration district.
The baptisms of Edwin & Margaret THORNTON are listed on the IGI on www.familysearch.org (http://www.familysearch.org/)
Catherine WILLIAMS married in June Q 1840, Hay, vol 26, page 549. On the same page is Thomas THORTON.

1841 census HO107/1456 f7 p9, Penllair, Llanbedr Painscastle, Radnorshire
Thomas Thorton, 35, Ag lab, N
Cathrine Thorton, 20, Y
[ages 15+ should have been rounded down to nearest 5 years, but they weren't by this enumerator; N = not born in county, Y = born in county]
At the same address, but a separate family unit, Daniel Williams 54 + Mary Williams 55; also James Evans 8, Mary Morgan 5.

13-08-2007, 1:45 PM
Hello Wirral,
Thank you so much for the info. on the Thornton family.
You have been a great help, Roy