I am Nicholas Thorne and I have a fascination with my ancestors; who they were, where they lived, what they did and by finding out about them I feel I am making some sort of connection to them.

If you have stumbled across my pages and know anything about any of the people featured, do please get in touch at
nick at nicholasthorne.info if you are willing to share your information with me.

So far I have found paternal ancestors in Dartmouth, Paignton, Plymouth, Bigbury and Tavistock, in Devon and In Reading, Berkshire and Portsmouth, Hampshire.

A rich maternal line is being uncovered in Scotland, because of the wealth of information that is available in that country and yet there is so much more, I feel, that will gradually be revealed on the lines that I have yet to investigate.

In the summer of 2005 I was lucky enough to visit Dartmouth and to meet with a branch of the Thorne family that , like me, are descended from Captain Henry Thorne. The 'Admiral', as he was nicknamed,  was firstly the steersman and then the Captain of the Paddle steamer Dolphin, serving on her for forty years until 1904.

Summer 2006 I was able to have three days in Scotland on the trail of my maternal great-gandfather's family, the Hays and was speechless to be shown a beautiful cartwheel family-tree tracing the line back to 1170 and a Norman called William de Haya who was cupbearer to two of Scotland's Kings!

This website is dedicated to all my family and to all my ancestors of every branch.
Nicholas Thorne's Family History Pages.
http://www.nicholasthorne.info/index.html http://www.nicholasthorne.co.uk/Thorne.html http://www.nicholasthorne.co.uk/Stephens.html http://www.nicholasthorne.co.uk/Hay.html

http://www.nicholasthorne.co.uk/Three days in Scotland-Introduction.html http://www.nicholasthorne.co.uk/Cuttlehill.html http://www.nicholasthorne.co.uk/Craighall Castle.html http://www.nicholasthorne.co.uk/Hay Cartwheel.html http://www.nicholasthorne.co.uk/Auchindinny House.html http://www.nicholasthorne.co.uk/Neidpath Castle.html http://www.nicholasthorne.co.uk/Yester.html
With acknowledgement to the BBC programme of a similar name.
Who do I think I am?
Grandma Thorne Great-aunt Winnie Great-Uncle Harold

Grandma Thorne Great-aunt Winnie Great-Uncle Harold

Grandma and Grandfather Renaux

Grandma and Grandfather Renaux

Grandma and Step-Grandpa Brewer in the Rover 75

Grandma and Step-Grandpa Brewer in the Rover 75

Paignton 1952 Thorne and Brewer

Paignton 1952 Thorne and Brewer

Grandmama and Grandpa Thorne wedding.

Grandmama and Grandpa Thorne wedding.

Sydney Thorne

Sydney Thorne

 
Maternal line investigation - "Three days in Scotland" - Tracing the Hays, Wemyss and Rattrays. CLICK BELOW.
If you have any information you wish to share about anything on this website please contact me at: nick at nicholasthorne.info (Just replace the 'at' with the symbol @ .)

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