NOTES FOR LANGFORD THORNE
1763 07 Oct; Lanckford Thorne; Mary Roe
DEEDS (VOL C-D), ORANGE CO, NEW YORK
C (before pg. 300) 230ish Recorded 1768 at request of Robert Farrior 1764 Samuel Conklin and w Mary, New Cornwell and Robert Ferrier 5 shillings. Property formerly granted to John Lavane lot # 1 S side of road leading to New Windsor to Goshen along land granted to Dr DePee? release and reversion and inheritance to him. Wit: John T. Carpenter and Katherine Conklin (m) Sig: Samuel Conklin and Mary Conklin
then Robert Ferrir and w Mary sell to Andrew Sutherland 1767 Wit: Langford Thorn and Daniel Sands
1767 Another sale by Conklins of land near Murderers Creek to Tobias ___, wit: Wm. Carpenter and Hezekial Howell, Jr.
John Thorn, tailor of New Cornwall and Benjamin Thorn of Runchauts, Dutchess Co.to Isaac Tobias
Most of the info I have on Langford Thorn's ancestors is from an Ancestral file at Familysearch.com (LDS website):
It was submitted by:
4561 MERIDIAN CIRCLE
MURRAY UT 84123
I have not contacted Jay yet. There is also a lot of info at::
His page on Langford is:
(VOL C-D), ORANGE, NEW YORK
C (before pg. 300) 230ish Recorded 1768 at request of Robert Farrior 1764 Samuel Conklin and w Mary, New Cornwell and Robert Ferrier 5 shillings. Property formerly granted to John Lavane lot # 1 S side of road leading to New Windsor to Goshen along land granted to Dr DePee? release and reversion and inheritance to him. Wit: John T. Carpenter and Katherine Conklin (m) Sig: Samuel Conklin and Mary Conklin then Robert Ferrir and w Mary sell to Andrew Sutherland 1767 Wit: Langford Thorn and Daniel Sands
"An Outline History of Orange County" by Samuel W. Eager Esq. (1846) There is a list of men in Cornwall, Bloominggrove, Monroe and part of Chester who served as commisioners, overseers or other officers in their towns between 1765 to 1775. The list includes the names of: William Thorn, Langford Thorn, William Roe and Elijah Carpenter. There is a copy of the list at:
There is also a list of persons who signed the "Association in Cornwall" in 1775, which included Cornwall, Bloominggrove and Monroe. Names include:
Also mentioned were several Carpenters and Abasalom Townsend.
In another history on Orange County I found the same list with more explanation - apparently the town Associations were organized to support the Revolution and the Continental Congress that had been established in 1774, and not everyone signed the Association papers. In this second book they had a list of some of the men in Cornwall who refused to sign the Association list (they were in the minority), and Langford Thorn's name is on that list. I noticed the Obadiah Thorn because there is an older man named Obadiah Thorn who settled in Chemung County later near John & Ann Carpenter Thorn.
1790 census, New Cornwall, Orange Co., NY
2 males over 16 (Langford, about age 55; Daniel, age 20-30 , born between 1760-1770. He married Mary Vandel in 1795, so probably closer to 20)
1 male under 16 (Abraham, age 1-15, born between 1775-1789? Probably closer to 15)
5 females (Mary, about age 55, Lusanna, age ?? and 3 other females???? Lusanna only daughter mentioned in Langford's will in 1807.)
Next door neighbors were James Bush and Isaac Laurence.
Other names I noticed were:
Lots of Clarks
1800 THORNE LANGFORD Orange County NY 393 00101-00100-10 Federal Population Schedule NY 1800 Federal Census Index NYS1a3151141
Langford Thorne was born about 1735 in Flushing, Long Island, NY. He died in 1807 in New York City. He had an estate probated on 7 Oct 1807 in Orange County, NY. The will was written on 10 Jun 1807. Wil Liber D, page 20.
Witnesses were Oliver Hude, Drake Fowler and Timothy Witmore. By his Grandfather's will Langford recieved a plantation in Goshen, Orange Co., NY., where he became a prominent & wealthy Quaker. At his death in 1807 he owned a mansion house on Pearl St in NYC. The Cornwall Friends Church property were purchased from Langford Thorne & his Wife Mary Thorne, by Joseph Thorne, Nicholas Townsend & William Titus. This is no doubt that Langford & Mary Thorne.
He was married to Mary Roe (daughter of Roe) on 7 Oct 1763. Langford Thorne and Mary Roe had the following children:
839 i. Daniel Thorne.
840 ii. Abraham Thorne.
841 iii. female Thorne.
Will written June 10, 1807. Proven August 1, 1807.
the name of God Amen I Langford Thorn of Cornwall in the County of Orange in the
State of New York Yeoman being weak in body but of sound and perfect mind and
memory blessed be almighty God for the same. Do make and publish this my last
will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First I bequeath
my soul to God who gave it and my body to the grave to be buried in a decent manner
at the discretion of my Executors hoping for a blessed immortality through the
merits of my dear redeemer and as to the worldly estate wherewith God has blessed
me, I give & bequeath in manner following. First having already provided for
my son Daniel Thorn I give him five pounds - Item I give and bequeath to my son
Abraham Thorn a certain bond I have against my said son Daniel Thorn on which
due about five hundred dollars. Item I give to my son in Law John Eastmond my
watch and to his wife my dear daughter my bed and all thereunto appertaining -
Item all the residue of my goods and chattels and moveable estate I give and bequeath
to my said son Abraham Thorn & my said son in Law John Eastmond to be equally
divided between them they paying or after first paying out of it all my just debts,
funeral charges, and the charges of selling my estate but I except my riding horse
which I give solely to said John Eastmond. Item I further give devise and bequeath
to my said son in Law John Eastmond his heirs and assigns all that my ? or tenement
situate lying or being in Pearl Street in the City of New York joyning the old
Ship (so called) with the mansion house and all buildings and improvements thereon
with all and singular the adjustments and hereditaments thereunto to Have and
to Hold to him the said John Eastmond and his heirs or assigns pay to my said
son Abraham Thorn out of said Estate or to his executors administrators or assigns
the sum of two hundred and fifty Dollars current Lawful money of the United States
within six months after my decease. Item an estate I claim at Flushing on Long
Island in Queens County in the state of New York and all the residue of my estate
wheresoever & whatsoever not herein before given and devised I give and devise
to my sons and son-in-law to be equally divided among them to hold to each &
each of their heirs and assigns an equal share forever. Lastly I hereby constitute
and appoint my said son-in-Law John Eastmond and Benjamin Armitage of N. York
Merc. Executors of this my last will and Testament hereby revoking all former
wills by me made - In Witness of whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal
this tenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and
seven. Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Langford Thorn
to be his last will and Testament in the presence of us who at his request and
in his presence have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses to the same the
word (hundred) over the word (thousand) erased being first ? and also the word
(forever) and the words (of New York)
Orange County: Be it remembered that on the
first day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seven
personally came and appeared before me James Easell Surrogate of the said County
of Orange Timothy Witmore, and being duly sworn upon his oath declared that he
did see Langford Thorne deceased sign and seal the written instrument then shown
unto him of which the preceding is a true copy purporting to be the last will
and Testament of the said deceased bearing date the tenth day of June last and
heard him publish and declare the same as and for his last will and Testament
that at the same time thereof he the said deceased was of sound mind and memory
to the best of the knowledge and belief of him the deponent and that he together
with Oliver Hyde and Drake Fowler subscribed their names thereunto as Witnesses
in the Testators presence and in the presence of each other.
The preceding is a true copy of the original will of Langford Thorne deceased of the certificate of the proof thereof and the Letters Testamentary Hereon.
Benjamin Everett Surrogate
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