- c1860-c1900 (Creation)
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Their son, William Thornton, was in business with the Sandeman family and he married Sibella Ann Sandeman in 1833. In 1855, they emigrated to Australia, settling in Ipswich, Queensland. William Thornton died there in 1878, and Sibella moved to Inverell, New South Wales where she died in 1888. Her youngest child, Mary Sandeman Thornton also died there in 1911.
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/1 Scrapbook, inscribed 'Robert Thornton esquire Dundee', containing an original despatch sent by the Earl of Ancram, warning that any property or people found harbouring arms would be punished, 1746. With dried flower [possibly white rose cockade or sweet william?] The Scrapbook contains pictures from magazines etc featuring European buildings and artworks, with scenes of Australian buildings and places, particularly around Brisbane, some news cuttings, sketches and printed verses headed 'Crichton Institution'.
/2 Contextual papers, comprising modern transcript of the military despatch, provenance and pedigree of the scrapbook and the Small and Thornton families, with note on the 'Scotland Invasion' of Honley.