2954244. Lord Bryan Thornhill & 2954245. Joan FitzWilliam
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~1300, Bryan born in Englad, s/o 5908488. Sir John de Thornhill & 5908489. Beatrice Talboner.
~1315, Joan born in England, d/o 3803072. Sir John Fitz William & 3803073. Joan Reresby.
Bef. 7/9/1322, Bryan succeeded his father, date of agreement of his mother’s dower. Brian identified as son and heir.
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.
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.
8/18/1337, Exemption, for life, from being put on assizes, juries, … Brian de Thornhill. (S) CPRs.
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.
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 ', executor [together with Sir John FitzWilliam] of the will of Isabel Deincourt [his mother-in-law].
3/24/1350, Appointment … indicted before … Brian de Thornhill … appointed as keepers of the peace … (S) CPRs.
2/10/1353, Commission of oyer and terminer to William Basset, Brian de Thornhill, … (S) CPRs.
1355, 1358, Bryan, Knight of the Shire for York.
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.
10/25/1364, Association for certain causes of … to … Brian de Thornhill, … in the West Riding, co. York … (S) CPRs.
Aft. 12/8/1365, Bryan, Knt., Lord of Thornhill and Hunsworth, died.
(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 ~1340 in England.
ii. Thomas Thronhill, born ? in England.
Thomas the ancestor of the Thornhills of Fixby, Yorkshire.