Wood Family History

Ezra A Thornton


The following record may be the first wife of Ezra. He is listed as having wife Emma in later census records. Maria Thornton, wife of Ezra (Slater) buried in the Norman Lane Burial Ground* (Row 19/4) in Eccleshill on May 9 1877. Died aged 28 years.

ref: A transcription of the burial registers, grave books and monumental inscriptions of Norman Lane Burial Ground, Eccleshill, in two volumes, 1825-1984. Wesleyan Chapel Burial Ground, Eccleshill. Volume 2, Grave book and indexed monumental inscriptions.

1851 Census of Eccleshill: Ezra THORNTON Son aged 4, Scholar, born in Bradford [complete entry]

1881 census at Town Lane 3 Hall Estate, Eccleshill. Ezra A Thronton, Head, age 34, born Eccleshill, York, England, Occupation Skirt Manufr Milliner [complete entry]

1891 Census Eccleshill

Census Indexes 1891 Eccleshill ED1, The census returns for 1891 were taken on the evening of April 5th and the area of Eccleshill is covered by piece RG12/3651. ED1, Folios 1-17

Address: 3 Hall Terrace

name   Gender age    
Ezra A THORNTON Head M 44 Skirt & Underclothing Mfgr Eccleshill
Emma THORNTON Wife M 36   Bradford