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NOTES FOR LANGFORD THORNE

The Family of Langford Thorne & Mary Roe

http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~rbillard/ny_marriage_licenses.htm
1763 07 Oct; Lanckford Thorne; Mary Roe

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ny/orange/deeds/deedscd.txt
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):

http://www.familysearch.com/Search/af/ancestral_file_frame.asp?recid=49415379

It was submitted by:

JAY SWEET
4561 MERIDIAN CIRCLE
MURRAY UT 84123

I have not contacted Jay yet. There is also a lot of info at::

http://www.thorn.pair.com/williamthorne1/wthorne1.htm

His page on Langford is:

http://www.thorn.pair.com/williamthorne1/d3207.htm#P3207

DEEDS (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:

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ny/county/orange/history/bcm1.htm

There is also a list of persons who signed the "Association in Cornwall" in 1775, which included Cornwall, Bloominggrove and Monroe. Names include:

William Roe
Obadiah Thorn
Benjamin Thorn
Daniel Thorn
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
Langford Thorn
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:
Joseph Thorn
Zeno Carpenter
William Titus
Nicholas Townsend
Henry Townsend
William Townsend
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.

In 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)
Oliver Hyde
Drake Fowler
Timothy Witmore
Langford Thorne

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