~1265, John born in Yorkshire, England, s/o 11816976. Sir Richard de Thornhill & 11816977. Matilda de Fixby.
~1280, Beatrice born in England, d/o §Sir William Talboner.
1287, John succeeded his father.
8/14/1290, Renunciation and disclaimers by Nicholas de Leycestr' of his right and interest in the advowson and presentation of Thornhill church in favour of John de Thornhyll. (S) UKNA.
12/27/1291, John de Thornhull, staying in Scotland on the king’s service with Brian fitz Alan. (S) CPRs.
4/27/1296, Henry de Percy at the battle of Dunbar, Scotland. A battle of mounted knights, the English commanded by John de Warenne, earl of Surrey. About 100 Scottish knights and lords were taken prisoner including 4 earls.
10/8/1296, Protection with clause volumus for 1 year, for Ralph de Sancto Audoeno, and John de Thornhill, staying in Scotland with Henry de Percy. (S) CPRs.
7/18/1302 at Hunsworth, Quitclaim by John Tylly and Gena de Gomersale … to John de Thornhyll of an annual rent of 40d, … (S) UKNA.
1303-4, Quitclaim: William, son of Lord Richard of Arcy to John son of Richard of Thornhill claim to 5a in Flkesburgh, Northdale. (S) UKNA.
4/4/1304, IPM of Alice de Lund. York: … Mixendene. A vaccary held of John de Thornhill by service of 13s. 4d. yearly … (S) CIsPM.
11/12/1305, Grant under conditions of a messuage and six acres by John de Thornehill to William son of Ellis de Waddisw' and Agnes his wife.
12/10/1306, John de Thornhill of co. York a mainpernor for the canons of the church of Lincoln. (S) CCRs.
7/7/1307, Edward II succeeded Edward I as King of England.
1308-09, William son of Nicholas Boteler made a claim respecting a tenement in Midst Rawcliffe against John de Thornhill and others, but did not prosecute . (S) A Hist. of the Co. of Lancaster, V7, 1912.
6/3/1310, Grant and Quitclaim by Jordan de Denay to John de Thornehill' (Thornhill, Yk) his lord of 1½ acres in Thornehill.
2/20/1314, Association of John de Thornhulle as an assessor and collector … Westrighing of the county of York … (S) CPRs.
2/24/1317, John de Thornhill granted a market and fair at Thornhill, Yorkshire. (S) Gaz. of Markets and Fairs in England and Wales to 1516.
9/25/1318, Commission to … and John de Thornhill, on complaint … assaulted him at Bergh by Derton, co. York, … (S) CPRs.
9/2/1320, John on a commission of oyer and terminer on complaint by Master Henry de Clif’, king’s clerk … co. York. (S) CPRs.
1321, John de Thornhill given wardship during the minority of Richard de Tonge. (S) CIsPM.
1322, John de Thornhill held the manors of Thornhill and Hunsworth of the heir of Richard de Tong, a minor in the King’s wardship, each by the service.
5/18/1322, John died; all lands and tenemants are yearly worth 89s. 4d. of the king by homage and fealty and by the service of knight’s fee. (S) Lancashire Inquests, Extents, and Feudal Aids: 1205-1307, 1907, P46.
5/19/1322, Writ for IPM of John de Thornhull. Lancaster: Folrigg. A capital messuage … Brian his firstborn son, aged 23, is his next heir. York: Thornhill. The manor, with the advowson of the church … Brecetwesel. A bovate and a half of land … Farnley. 4s. yearly rent … Hundesworth. The manor … Suelleshill. A carucate of land … Ovenden, Waddesworth and Stansfeld. 20s. rent from 8 bovates of land … (S) CIsPM.
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.
Beatrice married 2nd William fitz Simon of Shelf.
1325, Grant: Brian of Thornhill (s/o Beatrice) to William, son of Simon of Shelf and wife Beatrice, lands at Cockhill, Shelf, Yorks. (S) UKNA.
10/31/1326, Court Roll of Lady Beatrice of Thornhill (Wadsworth, Yk). (S) UKNA.
1/24/1327, Edward III, age 14, succeeded Edward II as King of England.
10/3/1327, Court Roll of Lady Beatrice of Thornhill (Wadsworth, Yk). (S) UKNA.
10/6/1328, Court Roll of Lady Beatrice of Thornhill (Wadsworth, Yk). (S) UKNA.
7/1333, Court Roll of Lady Beatrice of Thornhill held at Waddeswurh’ (Waddeswurh’, Yk). (S) UKNA.
11/1334, Roll of Court of Lady Beatrice of Thornhill held at Waddeswurh' (Waddeswurh', Yk). (S) UKNA.
11/7/1335, Court Roll of Lady Beatrice of Thornhill (Wadsworth, Yk). (S) UKNA.
5/6/1336, Court Roll of Lady Beatrice of Thornhill (Wadsworth, Yk). (S) UKNA.
(S) Nottinghamshire Archives: Savile of Rufford: Deeds and Estate Papers. (S) Foster’s Yorkshire Pedigrees.
Child of John and Beatrice:
i. Bryan Thornhill (2954244), born 1299 in Yorkshire, England.