Sir Hugh married no less than --- Joan de Holand who was the sister of Robert de Holland
who married Maud La Zouche another family in our tree.
Joan was the daughter of Robert de Holland and Elizabeth de Salmesbury.
She had an interesting life as she married 4 times. Sir John Radcliffe, Sir Edmund Talbot and our Sir Hugh.
The Radcliffes are also among our ancestors.
Hugh and Joan had three children:
- Thomas 1314 m Ellen de Thornton * Our lineage
- William 1316 Parson of Thornton
- Geoffrey 1318 m Agnes Massey
- Robert 1320
Katherin de Pierre!
The Le Clec line is included in the information about Lord Malpas!
married Amica de Kingsley
Amica was the daughte of Sir Richard de Kingsley and Joan de Sylvester
a son Peter de Thornton who married Matilda le Clerc
Ranulph and Matilda had a son Randolph (Peter) Thornton who married our Katherin de Pierre!!!
Wonder if our family lived here?
Thornton Abbey was a medieval abbey located close to the small North Lincolnshire village of Thornton Curtis.
It was founded as a priory in 1139 by William le Gros, the Earl of Yorkshire, and raised to the status of Abbey in 1148. It was a house for Augustinian or black canons, who lived a communal life under the Rule of St Augustine but also undertook pastoral duties outside of the Abbey. Officers within the Abbey besides the abbot and prior included a cellarer, bursar, chamberlain, sacrist, kitchener and an infirmer.
The abbey was closed in 1539 by Henry VIII as part of the dissolution. Thornton was a wealthy and prestigious house valued at the dissolution at the considerable sum of £591 0s 2 ¾ d.
The later abbey from the 13th/14th centuries was built in Early Gothic style. Little remains of the building, except for three walls of the chapter house and part of the cloister, though the groundplan of the abbey is traced out.
The main interest lies in the gatehouse which is amongst the earliest largescale uses of brick in England. It stands two storeys high and is structurally intact. There are few windows in the building, and the internal dimensions are cramped due to the thickness of the walls.
The outside of the building is adorned with three almost lifesize statues directly above the gate. A bridge over the moat adjoins the gatehouse and is fortified with walls and guardrobes.