William "Riley" Thornhill
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William "Riley" Thornhill
(1834-1910)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Eliza Wibberley

2. Rosa Markham

William "Riley" Thornhill 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 21 Jan 1834, Beeston, Notts 9 10
  • Christened: 16 Feb 1834, Beeston, Notts 11
  • Marriage (1): Eliza Wibberley on 8 Aug 1855 in St Thomas, Five Ways, Birmingham 1 2 3
  • Marriage (2): Rosa Markham on 1 Sep 1887 in Beeston Parish Church, Notts 4
  • Died: 11 Feb 1910, Beeston, Notts 12 13
  • Buried: Feb 1910, Beeston Parish Church, Notts
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  General Notes:


The full story of the Thornhill family can be found on David Hallam's website "Exploring Beeston's History" (http://www.beeston-notts.co.uk).

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  Chronology:

From 1841 to 1851 he was living on the Turnpike (High Road), Beeston. 14

In 1856 at the time of Annie's birth he described himself asTailor (Master). 15

In 1861 he was a Tailor living in High Road, Beeston with his family and lodger, John Thornhill, 22, born Stanton, Derbys, also a tailor. 16 17

In 1871 he was a Tailor living in the High Road, Beeston. Niece, Emma Wibberley was visiting. 18 19

In 1881 he was a widower, still a Tailor at High Street, Beeston with his children. 20

In 1891 he was still a Tailor at High Street, Beeston where he was living with second wife Rosa and her son Edward J Boot. 21

In [1901] he was still a tailor and was living at 10 North St, Beeston with Rosa and her sons Maurice and Edward Boot. 22

4 Mar 1910, Nottingham Probate - Will.


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William married Eliza Wibberley, daughter of Isaac Wibberley and Ann Fountain, on 8 Aug 1855 in St Thomas, Five Ways, Birmingham.1 2 3 (Eliza Wibberley was born on 30 May 1836 in Wollaton, Notts 24, christened on 4 Jun 1836 in Wollaton, Notts, died on 10 Jul 1875 in Beeston, Notts 25 26 and was buried in Jul 1875 in Beeston Parish Church, Notts 27.)


  Marriage Notes:

Witnesses - William Higginson Ragg, Mary Ann Ragg. Eliza's age shown incorrectly as 21.

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William next married Rosa Markham, daughter of William Markham and Mary Ball, on 1 Sep 1887 in Beeston Parish Church, Notts.4 (Rosa Markham was born on 21 Jan 1842 in Lenton, Notts,28 29 30 died on 1 Nov 1919 in Basford, Nottingham 31 and was buried in Nov 1919 in Beeston Parish Church, Notts 32.)


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1 David Hallam (Specialist in 19th Century Beeston and District), http://www.beeston-notts.co.uk, Marriage: (1): Eliza Wibberley 8 Aug 1855, St Thomas, Five Ways, Birmingham
. Source is Certificate.

2 1837online (now findmypast), http://www.findmypast.com, Marriages Sep 1855 THORNHILL William Birmingham 6d 175.

3 General Register Office (England & Wales) Certificate, http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/home.asp, Marriage.

4 David Hallam (Specialist in 19th Century Beeston and District), http://www.beeston-notts.co.uk.

5 Letter - Samantha Ward 1998 Thornhill tree, only ref to "Riley" as middle name. apparently from sylvia's birth cert.

6 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R) www.familysearch.org/, Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998.

7 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index, www.familysearch.org/, Census 1881. Wm. THORNHILL Head W Male 47 Beeston, Nottingham, England Tailor
Isaac THORNHILL Son U Male 19 Beeston, Nottingham, England Tailor
Sylvia THORNHILL Daur U Female 17 Beeston, Nottingham, England
Caroline THORNHILL Daur U Female 16 Beeston, Nottingham, England
Charlie W. THORNHILL Son U Male 15 Beeston, Nottingham, England Scholar
Joseph THORNHILL Son U Male 8 Beeston, Nottingham, England Scholar
Source Information: Dwelling High St Census PlaceBeeston, Nottingham, England Family History Library Film 1341794 Public Records Office Reference RG11 Piece / Folio 3331 / 53 Page Number 8.

8 Census 1901 - PRO, RG13_Pc-3153_Fo-50_Pg-45[1].

9 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index, www.familysearch.org/, Ancestral File.

10 Letter - Samantha Ward 1998 Thornhill tree, Year & Place.

11 Nottingham Family History Society (NFHS), www.nottsfhs.org.uk, Baptism. FNAMEMNAMEDATEPLACECNAMEBORNFSURNMSURNABODE WilliamMary Anne16/02/1834BEEWilliamTHORNHILL.

12 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index, www.familysearch.org/, Ancestral File - Date only.

13 Letter - Samantha Ward 1998 Thornhill tree, Place.

14 David Hallam (Specialist in 19th Century Beeston and District), http://www.beeston-notts.co.uk, 1841 Census - Turnpike, Beeston 13/183/3
1851 Census - Turnpike, Beeston 1D/160/3
1861 Census - High Rd, Beeston 15/104/1
1871 Census - High Rd, Beeston 15/009/1
1881 Census - High Rd, Beeston 16/039/1
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15 General Register Office (England & Wales) Certificate, http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/home.asp, Birth AT 1856.

16 David Hallam (Specialist in 19th Century Beeston and District), http://www.beeston-notts.co.uk, 1861 Census - High Rd, Beeston 15/104/1

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17 Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, 1861C.

18 David Hallam (Specialist in 19th Century Beeston and District), http://www.beeston-notts.co.uk, 1871 Census - High Rd, Beeston 15/009/1

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19 Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, 1871C.

20 Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, 1881C.

21 Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, 1891C.

22 Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, 1901C.

23 David Hallam (Specialist in 19th Century Beeston and District), http://www.beeston-notts.co.uk, Probate, 4 Mar 1910, Nottingham Probate - Will.
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24 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index, www.familysearch.org/, Ancestral File. Birth: 1836 <St Thomas Church, Birmingham, England> Death: 1875. Place suspect? Samantha ward has Wollaton, Nottingham
and 1871 Census has wollaton.

25 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index, www.familysearch.org/, IGI - British Isles. Birth: 30 MAY 1836 Wollaton, Nottingham, England Christening: Death: 10 JUL 1875 , Nottingham, England Burial: Beeston Parish Church, , Nottingham, England.

26 David Hallam (Specialist in 19th Century Beeston and District), http://www.beeston-notts.co.uk, Born: 30 May 1836, Wollaton, Notts
Baptised: 4 Jun 1836, Wollaton, Notts
Marriage: William Riley Thornhill 8 Aug 1855, St Thomas, Five Ways, Birmingham
Died: 10 Jul 1875, Beeston, Notts at age 39
Buried: Jul 1875, Beeston Parish Church
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27 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index, www.familysearch.org/, IGI - British Isles.

28 Census UK, http://www.censusuk.co.uk/, 1891. Rosa Thornhill,Wife,M,,47,,,Lenton Nottinghamshire,, ,,, Edwd J Boot,Sonlaw,,13,,Scholar,,Beeston Nottinghamshire,.

29 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index, www.familysearch.org/, Ancestral File. Rosa MARKHAM BOOT (AFN: 1D52-2FN) Sex: F

Birth: Abt. 1838 <Beeston, Nottingham, England>.

30 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index, www.familysearch.org/, IGI. Rosa MarkhamFemale Birth: 21 JAN 1842 Lenton, Nottingham, England Christening: Death: 01 NOV 1919 Basford, Nottingham, England Burial: Parents: Father: William Markham Mother: Mrs Mary Markham.

31 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index, www.familysearch.org/, IGI Rosa Markham.

32 David Hallam (Specialist in 19th Century Beeston and District), http://www.beeston-notts.co.uk, Rosa Thornhill
nee Markham
born January 21 1842
died November 1 1919Harriet Bloodworth
daughter of Mary & William Markham
died April 18 1874
Aged 42 years

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