Adam Thornborrow

???? - 1822


Merchant of Berbice and then Lancaster, joint owner of The Expectation and later of Friend's Retreat.

  1. Copy of Register of Secretary of Colony of Berbice (Guiana) to the effect that 1 Jun. 1799 Greenhill Jones, junior, resident at Demerara, on behalf of James Lewis, transferred to John Walmsley, Adam Thornborrow and Thomas Gornall, the cotton plantation called The Expectation (500ac.) together with 20 negro slaves, for 147,000 guilders.

  2. Will of Adam Thornborrow of Lancaster, gentleman -- to be buried in St. Mary's Churchyard, Lancaster. To friends, William Housman of Lune Bank, and Richard Thompson of Lancaster, esqs. all properties in trust for wife to occupy the house in St. Leonard Gate for life, with annuity of £500. Annuities of £50 to sister Elizabeth, aunt Mrs. Guttery, and illegitimate daughter Elizabeth. To nephew William Thornborrow £500. Residue and remainder between children equally. Dated 9 Mar. 1822. Under £14,000. Probate 9 Aug. 1822.


  1. Lancashire Archives DDO 4/17.

  2. Lancashire Archives DDO 4/15.

Further Information

Married but no further details

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1812 [EA] - 1818 [LA] → Joint owner

Lancashire Archives DDO 4/21 Jul. 1812 Lease and Release: for £1213.10.2: Joseph Greaves, Charles Thomas Jones, and James Whittle of Liverpool, and Joseph Blair of Manchester, merchants, (assignees of George Danson and John Walmsley of Liverpool, merchants, bankrupts) to Adam Thornborrow of Berbice, merchant -- as DDO 4/17; DDO 4/22 26 Feb. 1817 Notice to Governor of Berbice that Adam Thornborrow has purchased a moiety of Friends' Retreat as in DDO 4/18.

Addresses (1)

Lancaster, Lancashire, North-west England, England