... 1 Jul 1999
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- Received: 7/5/99
Query: I was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK where my parents
and uncle and aunt still are. Grandparents: Hamo
Thornicroft and Mildred (Brown, I think) Thornicroft. Parents:
Peter Thornicroft and Sheila (Wardle) Thornicroft. Uncle+Aunt:
Hamo Thornicroft and Margaret (Griffiths)
- Received: 7/5/99
Query: I have a little info on Sir John Isaac
Thornycroft at http://www.my-ged.com/db/page/sandberg/0063 but I'd
be interested in filling in the blanks
- Received: 7/18/99
Query: My Grandfather, Alfred Henry Thorndycraft was born in
London at the turn of the century. He traveled to
Canada sometime before 1931 as my father, Murray
Thorndycraft, was born in 1931 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
- Received: 7/18/99
Query: Really nice to finally see some information about my
families history. I live in Dunedin New Zealand.
- Received: 8/14/99
Contact: Patrick J
Query: My surname is Sutton, but my great-great grandfather's name was Peter
Thornicroft. He was born in 1853 and died in 1913. He had two brothers, Richard and William. I've looked at all the information, but can't find them anywhere. Unfortunately, no-one in the family can remember past Peter. But, it can't be a coincidence that his son was called Hamo and then his son again was called Hamo, and one of the first Thornicrofts (de Thornicroftes) was called Hamo. We also live in Gawsworth, a village in Cheshire where some of the work of the late Sir Hamo Thornicroft is displayed. I have more information on other Thornicrofts in the family if it would be of any use.
- Received: 8/28/99
Contact: Vicki Bratton
Query: Rosey Thorneycroft daughter of Joseph and Elisabeth Thorneycroft of Boughton Monchelsea is my GG-grandmother. I would like to find out more and make sure the information I have is also accurate.
- Received: 9/1/99
Contact: Glen Thorncroft
Query: My great-ggrandfather was Henry Thorncroft, born around 1843 to (we
believe) Sarah Thorncroft (her maiden name-- no father listed), in Kent.
He left for America at 14 (by himself) and became a butcher in Chicago. That's about all we know about him.
Have you ever heard of a branch of the Thorn*cr*ft family around Kent? There is Thorncroft Manor and
surrounding area, now home to Thorncroft Vineyard. Perhaps our branch just took the name from the location. Have
you heard of any Thorncrofts in America? Any Thorncrofts at all? I know
of Thorncrofts who reside in London, who are descendants of the Thornycroft
Hall branch. But I know of no connection with the American Thorncrofts.
By the way, the earliest record of the name Thorncroft (that I'm aware of)
is of Thorncroft Manor, which was listed in the Doomsday Books in 1066. However, as far as I could determine, nobody named Thorncroft was ever
associated with the manor. I have a feeling that our family's name was taken from this place.
- Received: 9/3/99
Query: I would be interested in joining in this Thorneycroft
quest. I am a descendent of Peter Thorneycroft (Wolverhampton, England). Would love to be involved.
- Received: 9/10/99
Contact: Julie Goucher
Query: I have just started researching this side line. My great aunt Gladys BUTCHER married Frank Albert THORNEYCROFT in Guildford Surrey in 1924. Frank was in the Army and at one time was posted to Singapore and later a policeman in Essex. They had three children Frank Albert Charles born 1924 died 1999 (Emigrated to Australia 1946), Joyce and Kenneth. This branch of Thorneycrofts originally from Northamptonshire, according to Gladys sister. Have only started researching this particular branch in the last few months. Does anyone connect?
- Received: 9/17/99
Contact: Penny Joy
Query: Great page would love to find out more about crest and
motto of Thorneycroft, and about their connections with Birmingham,
England. Also any information on Sir Peter John Thorneycroft a former MP, as well as a Thorneycroft who was the lord Mayor of Wolverhampton.
- Received: 9/19/99
Contact: Roy Thorneycroft
Query: Just logged on to our web site. What a pleasant
surprise! I am retired & decided to look into the family tree. I have not yet collected much info. but what I have I am willing to share.
- Received: 9/20/99
Query: Very grateful for any info on John Thorneycroft born in England [Midlands] on 19 May 1843 d. 22 Feb 1927 in Chesterfield. He worked in the steel industry.
- Received: 9/22/99
Contact: Malcolm David
Query: I am looking for information on a William Thornicroft who came from Rode, Cheshire, and moved to Newton, Manchester, Lancashire. He was my paternal Great Great Great Grandfather. The earliest reference I have found to him was in the 1851 census of Newton, Manchester, Lancashire.
- Received: 9/23/99
Contact: Phillip Thorneycroft
Query: Descendant of John Thorneycroft and Mary-Ann Peasnall who
migrated to Australia in 1853. Would like any info?
- Received: 9/27/99
Contact: Nancy Koldyk
Query: Looks great Glen. My dad was Chester Evan Thornicroft, grandson of Edward Vincent Thornicroft.
- Received: 10/2/99
Contact: Geoff Thorncroft
Query: Hi there just looking around trying to find out a bit on my
famley name. I only know my grandfathers name and that was William
Ronald Sydney Thorncroft
- Received: 10/18/99
Contact: Lynn Thorneycroft
Query: Please keep me updated on any new findings within the
Thorneycroft family. I also have a bit of information to share with possible family members.
- Received: 10/22/99
Contact: Roy Thorneycroft
Query: Now retired. Decided to research my roots. What an excellent place to start.
- Received: 10/22/99
Contact: Beverley Scott
Query: Have family tree comp. by Stephen Tucker, Somerset Herald. Hamo de Thornicroft to Ed Charles Thorneycroft
married Martha Bradley of Bagnall. Daughter Betsy b1821 married Samuel Frost, arrived NZ 1863.
- Received: 10/23/99
Contact: Chuck Thorneycroft
Query: Hi again! Just wanted to thank Peter for his research in UK - connecting my line from William to his line from Edward. Nice to have more kinfolk and a much longer tree!
- Received: 11/2/99
Contact: Marilyn Thorneycroft-Shoemaker
Query: My grandfather was born in Workington (Andrew Ernest Thorneycroft) and he married Lucy Marie Carey. They migrated to Victoria B.C. Canada and then settled in
Nanaimo. Later moved to the U.S. and raised their children in Bellingham, Washington. My father was Norman Henry Thorneycroft and I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington where I still reside with my husband
and two children.
- Received: 11/15/99
Contact: Hugh Thornycroft
Query: An interesting site! Wait till I tell my mother! I
did not know that the earliest known Thornycroft was a Hamo, the name my
nephew now carries. There is a family tree of Hamo Thornycroft, the
sculptor (my great-grandfather), in the handsome book "Marble and
Bronze" by Elfrida Thornycroft, published in the 1980's. Hamo
(actually William Hamo) had four children, Oliver, Joan, Rosalind, and
Elfrida. Joan died last in 1989, aged 100. Oliver married Dorothy Rose
and had five children, Kate, Christopher, Priscilla, Olivia, and
- Received: 11/22/99
Contact: Sterling Williver
Query: My Grandmother was Phoebe. She was born approx 1890,
married Richard Thorneycroft who was born approx 1880. Left Richard and lived with my grandfather, Daton Sterling Williver and had my father in 1914. She left Daton and returned to Canada. I have a picture of her taken in Moose Jaw. And would like to know more about her. If you come
across her in your research, please let me know.
- Received: 12/13/99
Contact: Jane Allen
Query: I wonder if you can help. I have two oil paintings, one of John Francis and one of his wife, an inscription on the back says it was copied by Alyce Thornycroft - do you know anything about her?
- Received: 12/18/99
Contact: Coleen Mielke
Query: My Thorneycroft info is not much. My 4th great grandfather's brother, Stephen Furniss c.7 Aug 1757 Cold Higham, Northamptonshire married Mary Thorneycroft b. 19 Jan 1755 Cold Higham, Northamptonshire. They were married 14 Apr 1777 in Weedon Beck, Northamptonshire. Mary was the
illeg. daughter of Mary Thorneycroft c.27 Mar 1727 Cold Higham, Northamptonshire and the granddaughter of Joseph Thorneycroft and Elizabeth
Archbold. I have more info on Joseph Thornecroft and Elizabeth
Archbold and family, and Stephen Furniss and Mary Thorneycroft and