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DE THORNTON, Valentine
(About 1270-After 1309)


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DE THORNTON, Valentine 1

  • Born: About 1270 2
  • Marriage (1): Unknown
  • Died: After 1309

   Another name for Valentine was Valentinus de Thorntoun.3

   User ID: C932.

  General Notes:


"1309 Carta Valentino de Thorntoun, de terris de Thorntoun, in lie Kincardin Mernes."

from Index Drawn Up About 1629

The following may also be of interest and relevance here, so little being available about this surname:

"The first of this name (Thornton), either in Angus or in the Mearns, was Laurence of Thornton, who, between 1204 and 1211, appears along with a number of Churchmen (who are chiefly of the diocese of St. Andrews), in a deed by Henry, Abbot of Arbroath.

The name is next found in 1296, when JOHAN DE THORNTONE, who is designed of the Mearns, did homage to King Edward I. at Berwick-upon-Tweed; and, as before seen, much about the same time, Johan of Thornton, a burgess of Montrose, performed the same service.

But there was another person called GILBERT DE THORNTON who was one of those that, in the year 1292, recommended King Edward to give judgment regarding the person to be heir to the Crown of Scotland, and it is probable that it was he who is recorded to have done homage to the same king, in 1306, for lands in the county of Kincardine." It is recorded that Gilbert de Thornton died in 1295.

from Memorials of Angus and the Mearns

Note: One of these men, or all, may be relatives of Valentine de Thornton.
1 3 4

Valentine married.


1 Internet Site,

2 Strachan, James Andrew, FSA Scot., A History of Clan Strachan.

3 e-books, An Index drawn up about the year 1629 of many Records of Charters by William Robertson (1798).

4 e-books, Memorials of Angus and Mearns by Andrew Jervise (1885).

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