~1240, Richard de Thornhyll born in England, s/o §§Sir John de Thornhill & Olivia de la Mare.
~1245, Matilda born in England, d/o §§Thomas de Fixby.
1249, Richard’s father died.
By 1254, Grant by Olyva de la Mare, widow, to Richard de Thornil, her son, of all her land in Galthorn namely all that land which she had of Geoffrey de Nevill and Mabel, his wife, in exchange for land in Culgarth, in accordance of a deed of quit claim which the said Richard has from William de Arci, the said Olyva’s son and heir. Witnesses, John de Lungvilers, … (S) West Yorkshire Archive Svc., Yorkshire Arch. Soc.: Clarke Thornhill of Fixby Collection.
1255, Grant: Richard de Thornhill, Agnes wife of Geoffrey Pontus of Normarby bovate and half arable in Theleby. (S) UKNA.
1260, Quit claim Richard of Thornhill to Lord John de Sothill & others, before court Adam de Mirfield & others & Henry Walens Steward of Pontefract, claim to lands in Mixenden, Yorks. (S) UKNA.
1261, By William Chaumberlayn of Neuton, chaplain, to Richard de Thornhill, of parcels of land (specified) in Shitlington for life. (S) UKNA.
~1263, Richard married Matilda.
11/16/1272, Edward I succeeded Henry III as King of England. [While on crusade.]
1274, Simon the Grave of Hipperholme, …, Richard de Thornhyll, … and John del Botherode give 20 marks for having the mill of Raastrik this year.
1274, Jordan de Schakeltonstal, Nelle de Wynter John Luvekyn and William son of Elkoe de Schakeltonstal, accused of taking a stag, remain under the surety of Sir Richard de Thornhyll until the next Court at Wakefield.
8/19/1274 at Westminster abbey, Edward I crowned king of England.
10/18/1274, Richard de Thornhyll, attended court at Halifax.
1275, Henry de Willeys clerk appointed the Earls receiver by his letters patent finds these pledges namely Sir Richard de Thornhill … Baldwin de Seyvile …
9/7/1275 at Dewesbury, Covenant. Between John Count of Warenne … Witnesses: …, Sir Richard de Thornhill, …, Sir John de Percy, …, knights, … (S) UKNA.
1287, Richard died.
(S) Foster’s Yorkshire Pedigrees.
· 1236, John de Thornhill built Thornhill manor.
Child of Richard and Matilda:
i. John de Thornhill (5908488), born ~1265 England.