This is the place to start exploring my Thorntons of Wiltshire & Hampshire
We do not know what prompted the migration of our ancestors from the the Amesbury and Woodford areas in the Upper Avon Valley . However, we do know that our Thomas was born in Amesbury1799 . He was a sawyer when he lived in Landford Wilts. with his wife Jane. His daughter Ellen had an illegitimate boy named Arthur . It was he with his wife Emily, also known as Elizabeth, Guile that migrated across Hampshire.
Thomas was born in Amesbury 1799 son of Thomas born 1758 & Ann Pike who were maried in Amesbury 1754 . Ann appears to have died after the birth of Mary Ann . Tom then appears to have remarried Mary Burch and moved to Whiteparish area .
This journey took over a century and is detailed here:
Spring of the Pond – an ebook detailing the Thornton’s in Hampshire by Tim Morris
Here is a collection of Old family Photos – Enjoy !