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Major Robert Lawrence Thornton, D.L., J.P., son of Robert Thornton and Elizabeth Ann Thornton [Metcalfe]
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Major R. Lawrence Thornton, D.L., J.P., of High Cross, Framfield had an extensive life of public duty including being a barrister of the Inner Temple, High Sheriff of Sussex in 1900, Justice of the Peace in 1892, President of the Royal Sussex County Hospital and a member of the East Sussex County Council for forty years. He was Chairman of the Diocesan Finance Board and a member of the House of Layman as well as being churchwarden and choirmaster of Framfield Church for twenty years. In sport he was President of the Sussex County Cricket Club and secretary of the South Saxon Society for Lawn Tennis and Croquet. He was awarded the CBE as result of his activities in the defence of the country which stretched back to his war service from 1880 to 1901 with the 3rd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. In Freemasonry he was Provincial Grand Master for Sussex, Grand Superintendent of Sussex and many other distinctions.


See also Major Thornton published in 1936.
Date
Type
Information
Source
 
17th Sep 1865
Born
At Dulwich in the County of Surrey
1901 Census
Framfield, Sussex
 
14th Aug 1890
Married
Charlotte Raynes in the County of Essex
IGI - Family Search
 
Jan to Mar 1896
Birth of a son
Robert West in the Parish of Uckfield, Sussex; registered at Uckfield District, Sussex; ref: 1896 Q1 Vol 2b Page123
1901 Census
Framfield, Sussex
 
July to Sep 1898
Birth of a son
Gerald Edward in the Parish of Framfield, Sussex; registered at Uckfield District, Sussex; ref: 1898Q3 Vol 2b Page 128
1901 Census
Framfield, Sussex
 
19th Mar 1947
Died
Registered at Uckfield District, Sussex; ref: 1947 Q1 Vol 5h Page 587; aged 81 years
Register of deaths

Ancestor's report
Descendent's report
Thorn, Thorne, Thornhill, Thorns, Thornton, Thornton-Smith individual records
The ancestral pedigree of Major Robert Lawrence Thornton, D.L., J.P.
  
 Robert Thorntonm: 28th Oct 1862 St.Mary, Lambeth, LondonElizabeth Ann Metcalfe 
 b: 1838 Surrey, son of Thomas Thornton  b: 1840 London, daughter of Edward Metcalf
  
    
 Constance Elizabeth Florence Mary Robert Lawrence 
 b: 1863 Oak Villas, Gipsy Hill, Lower Norwood, Surrey
ch: 12th Jul 1863 St Lukes, Norwood
 b: 1864 Oak Villas, Gipsy Hill, Lower Norwood, Surrey
ch: 22nd Nov 1864 St Lukes, Norwood
 b: 17th Sep 1865 Dulwich, Surrey
d: 19th Mar 1947 aged 81 years registered at Uckfield District, Sussex ref: 1947 Q1 Vol 5h Page 587
 
        
Parental record
   
   
   
 Major Robert Lawrence Thornton
D.L., J.P.
m: 14th Aug 1890 EssexCharlotte Raynes 
 b: 17th Sep 1865 Dulwich, Surrey
d: 19th Mar 1947 aged 81 years registered at Uckfield District, Sussex ref: 1947 Q1 Vol 5h Page 587
  b: 1866 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  
   
 Robert West Gerald Edward 
 b: Jan to Mar 1896 Uckfield, Sussex registered at Uckfield District, Sussex ref: 1896 Q1 Vol 2b Page123
d: 16th Jun 1915 Sussex
 b: July to Sep 1898 Framfield, Sussex registered at Uckfield District, Sussex ref: 1898Q3 Vol 2b Page 128 
Family record

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