Person NameThornhill; George (1681-1754); of Diddington Hall
Epithetof Diddington Hall
ActivityGeorge Thornhill's (1681-1754) career is difficult to discern, he is not a particularly notable figure because of his holding of public offices or for leaving a particularly large cache of documents; rather he is an important figure for responding to his somewhat unusual circumstances by acquiring land in a county far from his family home. His legacy is the centuries of public service and prominence which his descendants enjoyed in Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire. All that can be said with certainty about his occupation is that a portion of his time would be spent managing the lands around Diddington which he acquired around 1719.
RelationshipsFather: George Thornhill of Fixby (1655-1687)
Mother: Mary (m.1677), daughter and heiress of Thomas Wyvill of Constable Burton
Spouse: Sarah (m.1733), daughter of John Barne of London
Children: Thomas Thornhill of Fixby (d.1800)
George Thornhill of Diddington Hall (1738-1827) m. Mary Anne, daughter of Sir Cesar Hawkins, 1st Baronet of Kelston, Somerset
Mary Thornhill, m. Miles Barne of Sotterley
Sarah Thornhill, m. Sir John Blois, 5th Baronet of Cockfield Hill, Suffolk (d.1766)
Linked entries in the catalogue
KAcc148/4/A/7Account Book
KAcc148/4/A/5Cash Book
KAcc148/5/B/15Copy Judgement
KAcc148/4/A/8Account Book
KAcc148/4/A/4Account Book for Huntingdon Estates
KAcc148/5/B/8Questions for defendants
KAcc148/2/H/860Assignment of Tally and Order 2990 and £14 annuity
KAcc148/2/E/525Lease for 15 years
KAcc148/2/A/32Schedule of Deeds to 1700
KAcc148/5/B/16Copy Decretall Order
KHAC0/847/4Marriage Settlement
KAcc148/5/B/7Summary of Case
KAcc148/5/G/342Plea in a case of debt
KAcc148/5/B/13Case Summary
KAcc148/2/A/78Lease and Release
KAcc148/2/A/76Articles of Agreement
KAcc148/5/B/12Case Summary
KAcc148/2/A/69Lease for 6 years
KAcc148/2/G/723Abstract of Title
KAcc148/5/B/9Questions for plaintiffs
KAcc148/1/41Will: (Codicil); George Thornhill of Diddington, Hunts Esq
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/3/14Release[as in Acc 5109/13]
KAcc148/2/A/80Articles of Agreement draft
KAcc148/1/42Will: George Thornhill of Diddington, Hunts
KAcc148/2/C/250Admission - Copy of Court Roll
KAcc148/2/J/867Assignment of Annuity
KAcc148/2/G/711Articles of agreement
KAcc148/2/G/714Lease for 1 year
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/3/16Feoffment of messuage or farmhouse and lands in Doddington alias Diddington, Boughton and Southoe, Huntingdonshire
KAcc148/1/40Will: duplicate; George Thornhill of Diddington, Hunts
KAcc148/2/J/869Confirmation of Annuity to be paid
KAcc148/2/J/8701 sheet of accounts
KAcc148/2/H/859Assignment of Annuity
KAcc148/2/C/248Manor of Buckden Brittens.Admission of George Thornhill
KAcc148/2/G/710Settlement in Trust
KAcc148/1/39Will: (and Codicil); George Thornhill of Diddington, Hunts Esq
KAcc148/2/A/75Counterpart Lease for 6 yrs
KAcc148/2/J/868Articles of Agreement
KAcc148/2/A/81Lease for 1 year
KAcc148/2/A/77Articles of Agreement
KAcc148/2/A/74Covenant to purchase after suffering recovery and levying a fine
KAcc148/2/A/73Exemplification of Common Recovery
KAcc148/2/A/72Release and covenant to lead a use to a recovery
KHAC0/845/8Tenement in Diddington alias Doddington: Lease for a year
KAcc148/2/E/526Deed to declare uses to a recovery
KAcc148/2/G/706Marriage Settlement
KAcc148/2/G/717Marriage Settlement
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/3/15Release [Lease missing] of messuages, farms and lands in Doddington alias Diddington and Boughton,Huntingdonshire
KAcc148/2/G/712Lease and Release
KAcc148/2/G/705Marriage Settlement - draft
KAcc148/2/J/873Marriage Settlement
KAcc148/4/A/6Account Book
KAcc148/5/B/17Cause Summary
KAcc148/5/B/18Settlement of Account
KAcc148/5/D/255Pedigree of the Thornhills to
KAcc148/2/A/79Release and covenant to levy a Fine and suffer a recovery
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/3/17Release under the will of George Thornhill Esq., of mansion house in Doddington alias Diddington with all messuages and lands in Doddington alias Diddington, Southore [Southoe] and Boughton, Huntingdonshire
KAcc1832/A/2/25Deed of Exchange. 30 Jun.1741
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/3/13Lease for a Year of Manors of Grimbauds, Gimbers and Waldersheaves alias Waldershaws in Doddington alias Diddington, Bowton alias Boughton, Buckden, Stirtloe, Grafham, Southoe, Huntingdonshire, and Hardwick, Cambridgeshire
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