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William Thorne

William Thorne

Male Bef 1618 - 1664  (> 46 years)

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  • Name William Thorne  [1, 2
    Born Bef 1618  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 1657-1664  Jamaica, Long Island, New Netherland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Person ID I7986  Nielsen Hayden genealogy
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2016 

    Family Susannah Booth,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jan 1676, Long Island, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1636  [3, 4
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Thorne,   b. Abt 1642,   d. May 1727, Flushing, Queens, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2017 06:35:07 
    Family ID F1363  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Signature page of the Flushing Remonstrance.
    Signature page of the Flushing Remonstrance.
    William Thorne signed near the top, writing only "Thorne" in Elizabethan script. Edward Heart, the town clerk, wrote in "William" before his name and "seignior" after it. The next line, also mostly in Heart's hand, reads "The mark of [mark] William Thorne Junior."

  • Notes 
    • Emigrated 1637; first at Lynn, Massachusetts, where he was in trouble with the authorities for his support for religious dissidents. Appears to have been an associate of Lady Deborah Moody, the "dangerous woman" who fled persecution in the Bay Colony to become, as founder of Gravesend, Long Island, the only woman to found a colonial settlement in early North America. Thorne himself removed to Long Island, first at Gravesend, then Flushing (where he was an original patentee) by 1648, then Jamaica.

      Tor Hylbom has an excellent chronology of the eventful life of William Thorne here.

      William Thorne was a signer--in fact the third signer, after Sheriff Feake and William Noble--of the Flushing Remonstrance.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1131] Bowne Family of Flushing, Long Island by Edith King Wilson and Jacob Titus Bowne. New York, 1948.

    2. [S1387] Eardeley Genealogy Collection at the Brooklyn Historical Society.

    3. [S199] Genealogies of Long Island Families, From the New York Genealogical and Bibliographical Record, ed. Henry B. Hoff. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1987.

    4. [S745] Thorn Dickinson, "Early History of the Thorne Family of Long Island." New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 92:1, 92:91, 92:178, 92:208, 93:29, 93:85, 93:158.

    5. [S756] The Early Families of New England Study Project, by Alicia Crane Williams. Online database, New England Historic Genealogical Society.