1477122. Simon de Thornhill & 1477123. Elizabeth Babthorpe
Biographia Halifaxiensis; Or, Halifax Families and Worthies. a Biographical and Genealogical History of Halifax Parish
~1340, Simon born in England, heir & s/o 2954244. Sir Brian Thornhill & 2954245. Joan FitzWilliam.
~1345, Elizabeth born in England, coheir & d/o §Edward Babthorpe.
1369, “Grant: John of Stansfield, John of Wortley, Richard Brande clerk and Richard of Catcham clerk to Elizabeth wife of Simon son of Brian of Thornhill knight, manor of Hunsworth.” (S) UKNA.
1371, Grant: John de Crousfeld of West Bretton to Simon of Thornhill manor of Hundesworth, Thornhill, Reswike and Langfeldhall. Hunsworth.
1370-1, Simon of Thornhill died: inquisition at Ovenden: “Simon de Thornhill, holding lands in Stansfeld, Skircoat, Ovenden and Wadsworth, … died, and Elizabeth, daughter and heir, of the age of two years, and in the custody of Elizabeth her mother, comes, and gives for relief ten shillings.”
(S) Nottinghamshire Archives: Savile of Rufford: Deeds and Estate Papers. (S) Foster’s Yorkshire Pedigrees. (S) Biographia Halifaxiensis: Watson, 1883, P263.
Children of Simon and Elizabeth:
i. Elizabeth Thornhill (738561), born 1368 in England. [Heir]
ii. William Thornhill, born ~1370 in England.
[William either a son born after the death of his father, or a cousin by another Simon.]
1390-91, “Grant by Henry Sayvill' de Thornhill' and Elizabeth his wife to William de Thornhill' son of Simon de Thornhill' of their manor of Colby etc and of all their other lands etc presently held in Halton, Burton, Flekysburgh', Haytheby, Theleby, Walcoytes, and Frisby, and else-where in the county of Lincoln.” (S) UKNA.