1299, Bryan de Thornhull born in Yorkshire, England, s/o 5908488. Sir John de Thornhill & 5908489. Beatrice Talboner.
~1326, Joan born in England, d/o 3803072. Sir John Fitz William & 3803073. Joan Reresby.
5/18/1322, Brian’s father died.
6/16/1322, John de Thornhull held on the day of his death certain lands in Folrigge in chief … the service of an eighth part of a knight's fee, and a messuage in the town of Thornhull in chief … by knight service, and the manors of Thornhull and Hundesworth … by knight service, and certain lands in Suellushull as of the manor of Fameleye, … by knight service, … Brian his son is his nearest heir and of full age,—to deliver to Brian the said manors, messuage and lands, he having done fealty, saving to Beatrice late the wife of John her dower. (S) CFRs.
7/9/1322, “Rec. of the Grant to Beatrice widow of Sir John de Thornhill by William de Knol, attorney of Brian son & heir of the said Sir John, as her dower, of the manor of Thornhill called Le Grenehalle with all appurtenances except the advowson of Thornhill, with the boat ferry in Thornhill on the Kelder, …, Brettewysel, Farneley Tyas, Soutz Deneby and Waddesworth … Wydehope and Smaleshagh …, Halton, Theuelby, Haytheby and Burton …” [Nottinghamshire.] (S) UKNA.
1325, Grant: Brian of Thornhill to William, son of Simon of Shelf and wife Beatrice (Brian’s re-married mother), lands at Cockhill, Shelf, Yorks. (S) UKNA.
1325, Quitclaim: Brian son of John of Thornhill to John Tylly of lands etc in Thurleston late of Thomas de Dalton. [Nottingham.] (S) UKNA.
11/25/1325, Bryan witnessed the grant of Adam de Everingham, knight, to John de Metheley of Thornhill, of the Manor of Middelshiteligton.
4/25/1326, Do. of Ct. of Brian de Thornhill at Thurleston. [Bryan held court.]
1327, Gaol delivery at York Castle, Wm son of William of Emley, kt, John his son and Brian of Thornhill, accused of killing Richard Playce at Dringhouses, put themselves on the county are found not guilty.
3/12/1328, Grant by Brian de Thornehill to John son of Thomas de Halifax of lands and tenements.
1331, John son of Mathew de Bosco of Skircoates to Brian of Thornhill lands etc in Skircoates.
10/13/1334, Bryan witnessed a charter of Adam de Copley.
3/6/1335, To William de Scarthgill, John de Eland and Brian de Thornhull in the West Riding to supervise that all the men of that Riding, knights and others, should be provided with horses and other arms according to their estate, and assessed and arrayed at arms … (S) CCRs.
7/26/1335, Appointment to arrest and imprison those guilty of trespasses of the statute of Northamton while the king was gone to Scotland … Brian de Thornhill in the West Riding of Yorkshire. (S) CPRs.
1336-7, Grant: Ralph de Manflete of Tolby and Alice his wife to Brian of Thornhill knight half part of lands in fields of Walcote.
Aft. 5/6/1336, Bryan’s mother died.
By 1341, Sir Bryan knighted. (S) Grant of this date to his heirs.
1341, Thomas Clarell and Brian reached an agreement on lands in Thurlstone, Yorkshire.
1343-4, Brian de Thornhill, Master Thomas de Morton and John de Cromwellbothum, who are the executors of the will of Brian de Thornhill, parson of Bedale.
4/13/1345, Commission de walliis et fossatis to … Brian de Thornhill, … co. York. (S) CPRs.
5/6/1347, Sir Brian de Thornhill, kt, came to Thornhill on this day and did service to Ric lord of Tang' for the manor of Grenehall in Thornhill and for the manor of Hundesworth and Byrle, which said manors were held of the said Ric by knight's service. (S) UKNA.
8/25/1347, Commission to Brian do Thornhull and Peter de Nuttelegh to levy the 10th and 15th in East Riding, co. York. (S) CFRs.[Commissioned again in 1348]
1347-8, Quitclaim by Richard son of Thomas de Popilwell in favour of Sir Brian de Thornehill knight and Lady Joan his wife.
1/13/1348, Ct. Roll of Ct. of Brian de Thornhill held at Hundesworth.
7/25/1348, Sir Brian de Thornhill ', named executor [together with Sir John FitzWilliam] of the will of Isabel Deincourt [his paternal grandmother].
8/6/1349, Brian de Thornhill, escheator in the county of York. (S) CFRs.
8/25/1349, Commitment during pleasure to Brian de Thornhull of the office of sheriff in the county of York and the keeping of York castle. (S) CFRs.
1349-50, Grant: Sir Brian of Thornhill to Lord John, rector of Thornhill and Thomas his brother Greenhall manor, Thornhill with advowson, Langfeld Hall etc. (S) UKNA.
2/10/1353, Commission of oyer and terminer to William Basset, Brian de Thornhill, … (S) CPRs.
1/13/1355, Grant by John son of John de Eland, knight, to John de Eland, knight, and Alina his wife, of the manor of Bryghowse … Witnesses: Sir Brian de Thornhill, Sir John Flemyng, knights, … (S) West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale.
11/30/1355, Writ for payment to Brian de Thornhull, one of the knights of the shire of York, of £6 for his expenses in attending the parliament summoned at Westminster …, to wit for 30 days at 4s. a day. (S) CCRs.
1358, Bryan, Knight of the Shire for York.
7/27/1360, Quitclaim of Robert de Arthyngton … Witnesses: John, son of William, "chivaler", Brian de Thornhill, "chivaler", … (S) UKNA.
10/26/1361, Commission of oyer … on complaint by the king’s son Edmund de langele that … Brian de Thornhill, ‘chivaler,’ … [many persons] … hunted in the warrens and in his free chases … (S) CPRs.
3/15/1363, Agreement between Auveys who was wife of John de Swynburn and Alexander her son of the one part and Joan who was wife of William de Swynburn and William her son of the other. … through Brian de Thornhill during the minority … (S) UKNA.
10/25/1364, Association for certain causes of … to … Brian de Thornhill, … in the West Riding, co. York … (S) CPRs.
12/8/1365, Bryan, Knt., Lord of Thornhill and Hunsworth, died.
7/20/1372, Grant by Brian Thornyll, knight, to John Haldworth and the heirs male of his body of a messuage and land in Haldworth hamlet in Ovenden, and a close called le Hayne, reserving rents of 5s. to himself and 3s. to Sir Edmund de Langlay. (S) West Yorkshire Archive Service, DD12/II/3/10.
(S) Nottinghamshire Archives: Savile of Rufford: Deeds and Estate Papers. (S) Foster’s Yorkshire Pedigrees. (S) The Fitzwilliams of Emley and Sprotborough. (S) Biographia Halifaxiensis: Watson, 1883, P263.
Children of Bryan and Joan:
i. Simon Thornhill (1477122), born ~1345 in England.
ii. Thomas Thronhill, born ? in England.
Thomas the ancestor of the Thornhills of Fixby, Yorkshire.