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NameJohn Thornton
Livedb. - d. ca. 1704-03-25 (old)
Linked Manuscriptsmanuscript owner - Letters to John Thornton: MS. Rawl. letters 109
Linked Sermons
Linked ReportsLetter from William Bates to John Thornton -- recipient of letter
Associated PlacesTrinity College -- Place of Study
Source of DataACAD (Venn) (ID: THNN641J); Book Owners Online; Hannah Yip.
Biographical Sources ConsultedACAD (Venn) (ID: THNN641J); Book Owners Online
Other NoteThe exact date of birth of John Thornton is not known. He was admitted sizar at Trinity College, Cambridge on 6 July 1641. He graduated B.A. in 1645/6 and proceeded M.A. in 1654. A nonconformist, he served as tutor and chaplain to William Russell, Duke of Bedford. Letters from Thornton to the Russell household survive at the Devonshire Collection Archives, Chatsworth (GB 2495 CS1/10). For his will, see The National Archives, PROB 11/480/339.
GEMMS record createdOctober 09, 2022
GEMMS record last editedOctober 13, 2022