Person NameThornhill; George (1811-1875); High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire (1869); of Diddington Hall
TitleHigh Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire (1869)
Epithetof Diddington Hall
ActivityGeorge Thornhill (1811-1875) was not active in national politics as his father had been, however he took an keen interest in local government. He likely continued to be well-connected as sa result of his father's networking, and his family was of sufficient standing by this time for him to be the first of his line to hold the office of Deputy Lieutenant of the county. In addition to this honour, he was a JP for Huntingdonshire, and High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire in 1869. He was well educated, and emulated his father in earning two degrees from St John's College, Cambridge, though there is no evidence that he entered any of the Inns of Court. He was a keen first-class cricketer while at University, and this appears to have been a popular hobby with the men in his family at the time.
RelationshipsFather: George Thornhill, of Diddington (1783-1852)
Mother: Charlotte Mathilda (d.1830), daughter and heiress of Rev. Charles Greene of Offord Darcy
Spouse: Elizabeth Mary (d.1899), daughter of Robert H. Wilkinson
Children: George Thornhill (1846-1847)
George Thornhill (1849-1868)
Arthur John Thornhill (1850-1930)
Francis Herbert William Thornhill (1851-1914), m. Helen Georgina, daughter of Rev. Charles Thornhill of Milesdown, co. Louth
Edmund Henry Thornhill (b.1856)
Charlotte Sarah Thornhill
Catherine Georgina Thornhill m. Captain Maunsell Bowers of the 5th Dragoon Guards
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KAcc148/4/C/124Estate Valuation by John Oakley of 10, Waterloo Place
KAcc148/4/F/177Estate Particulars
KAcc148/5/G/334Renewal of Life Assurance Policy 14951
KHINCH/9/C/G/208Letter; George Thornhill, Cheam, to 7th Earl of Sandwich.
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/14/184Account book, George Thornhill Esq., and Henry Jordan Thornhill Esq.
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/14/183Note of payments made by Mr Hooker to the account of George Thornhill Esq. at Messrs. Childs
KAcc148/4/C/125Estate Valuation Particulars by Thomas Fisher Salter, Land Agent, Attleborough
KAcc148/MAPS/LR368/368Plan of an estate in Boxworth
KAcc148/5/D/265Marriage Licence
KDMC/368Boxworth estate plan 1853
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/4/54Manor of Offord Cluny with Offord Darcy: admission of George Thornhill of Diddington, Huntingdonshire, Esq., to cottages and lands in the said Manor, lately held by Charles Storeyof Offord Darcy, Huntingdonshire, Publican
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/4/63Instructions regarding the purchase of an estate in Offord Darcy, Huntingdonshire, by John Moyer Heathcote Esq.and the Reverend Charles Thornhill, trustees of the real estates devised by the will of the late GeorgeThornhill
KAcc148/5/C/176Letter (draft)
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/4/55Grant (draft) of newly erected freehold boarded and tiled barn and stables, small cottage and shop in Offord Darcy, Huntingdonshire
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/12/162The Manor of Dowdyke Hall in Sutterton, Lincolnshire: details of the account of George Thornhill Esq. with S.H. Jebb, with covering letter [2 items]
KAH/26/239/28Mandate for induction: Henry L'Estrange Ewen M.A., Rector of Offord Darcy: patron, George Thornhill of Diddington Co. Hunt.
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/14/187Letter from the Legacy and Succession Duty Department, Somerset House, London, to H.J.Thornhill Esq., regarding claims for Succession Duty upon the death of George Thornhill in respect of a jointure of £1500 charged on a property in Islington and passing to Elizabeth Mary Thornhill
KAcc148/5/C/171Letter - draft
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/4/49Order of Exchange (office copy) of land situated in Offord Darcy, Huntingdonshire
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/5/79Deed of Disentail re copyhold allotments of land in West Field, Buckden, Huntingdonshire
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/4/48Order of Exchange (office copy) of land situated in Offord Darcy, Huntingdonshire
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/5/80Certificate of Acknowledgment of Deeds
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/4/56Grant of newly erected freehold boarded and tiled barn and stables, small cottage and shop in Offord Darcy
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/9/112Deed Poll of appointment of £4,000 by Mrs Elizabeth Mary Thornhill of Diddington, Huntingdonshire, widow, (being part of the trust upon the Boxworth Estate payable to the widow and children of George Thornhill) in favour of Miss Catherine Georgiana Thornhill, upon Catherine's intended marriage to Maunsell Bowers, a Captain in Her Majesty's 5th Dragoon Guards
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/14/181Marriage Settlement re marriage between Rev John Thornhill and Catherine Wilkinson
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/4/40Manor of Offord Cluny with Offord Darcy: deeds, correspondence and other papers relating to copyhold land originally held by Mr. CharlesStorey and which was purchased by George Thornhill in 1866 [10 items]
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/4/53Bargain and Sale (draft) of copyhold cottages and lands in Offord Darcy, Huntingdonshire
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/14/182Appointment of New Trustees
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/14/180Bundle of deeds of covenant as to payment of reascertained Corn Rent
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/9/111Copy letter and instructions from H.J. Thornhill of 2 New Square, Lincoln's Inn, Middlesex, to the Commissioner for Inland Revenue, Somerset House, London, regarding the tenancy of the Boxworth Estate, Cambridgeshire, by the Thornhill family and the Succession Duty payable upon the death of Mr. Thornhill in 1875 [2 items]
KAcc148/4/C/143Estate Valuation
KWH/3G/895Bowers Family Wedding Group.
KAcc148/2/D/338Articles of Agreement
KHINCH/9/C/F/162-163Letter; T. Wright Vaughan, Knightbridge, to 7th Earl of Sandwich.
KAcc148/5/D/255Pedigree of the Thornhills to
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/14/186Probate of the will and codicil of George Thornhill of Diddington, Esq.
KAcc148/2/E/537Deed to declare uses
KAcc148/2/J/895Lease and Release
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/1/3Thornhill Estate book
KAcc148/5/C/168Letter - draft
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/4/52Mortgage for £784.10.0 for freehold land in Rayfield, Offord Darcy
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/4/44Mortgage for £6,000 for raising portions for the daughters of the late George Thornhill Esquire and Charlotte Matilda Thornhill.
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/5/87Manor of Buckden Brittens: admission of Arthur Thornhill to a messuage in Buckden
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/4/47Grant of Manor of Offord Darcy, Huntingdonshire, and a Fishery in the River Ouse
KTR/373/2Plan of estate in Boxworth
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/1/4Settlement of the Family Estates of George Thornhill Esquire and Arthur John Thornhill Esquire
KAcc148/UNCAT/5109/9/109Transfers of mortgage for the Boxworth estate
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