Pressley Thorton

Pressley Thorton
b: 1765
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Biography
<353> Pressley (also spelled Presley, Presly," and Prestly) -- Born 1765. Parents unknown; husband o Mary Thornton <380); probably father of Lucy Thornton (192>, Bett<--->, Aggy Thornton 136>, Lettice Thornton <123>, Betty(Thornton?) <070>, Tom (Thornton?) <012), and Ciller(Thornton) <558>. Residing at Forest Quarter in 1782, 1785(tithable), 1788 (foreman), 1790 (foreman), 1791, and 1796(foreman). In 1790 he was tried but found innocent of stealing a sheep from William Harrison, the tenant at Forest Quarter. Named in 1791 deed of emancipation. Scheduled for emancipation in 1798. Sources: Deed of Emancipation ,August 1, 1791, pt. 1, pp. 10, 27, and pt. 2, pp. 6, 23, 43;2d Book of Miscellanies,TM pp. 19, 99; Letterbook, 1782-1784, p. 8; Westmoreland County Personal Property Tax List,1785, VSA; Letterbook, 1787-1789, pp. 129, 152; Nomony Hall Daybook, 1788-1789, P. 19; Westmoreland County Orders, 1790-1795, VSA microfilm, pp. 52-53.
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  • 1765 - Birth -
  • Death - Y
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (U) ?
Birth
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PARENT (U) ?
Birth
Death
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CHILDREN
MPressley Thorton
Birth1765
Death
Marriageto Mary Thorton
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) Pressley Thorton
Birth1765
Death
Marriageto Mary Thorton
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Mary Thorton
Birth1764
Death
Marriageto Pressley Thorton
FatherAbraham Daniel
MotherBetty Daniel
CHILDREN
FAggy Thorton
Birth1785
Death
Marriageto Aggy Thorton
FLucy Thorton
Birth1781
Death
FLettice Thorton
Birth1786
Death
FBett Thorton
Birth1789
Death
MTom Thorton
Birth1789
Death
FCiller Thorton
Birth1793
Death
Descendancy Chart
Pressley Thorton b: 1765
Mary Thorton b: 1764
Aggy Thorton b: 1785
Aggy Thorton b: 1785
Emily Thorton b: 1819
Lucy Thorton b: 1781
Lettice Thorton b: 1786
Bett Thorton b: 1789
Tom Thorton b: 1789
Ciller Thorton b: 1793