William Thornhill

No Dates


William Thornhill was shown as the owner of Esperanza in Trinidad between 1819 and 1825.

  1. Frances Parson, grand-daughter of Edward Parson I (q.v.), married William Thornhill 'of Tobago' and died in Tobago in 1803 aged 29. It appears likely that William Thornhill of Tobago was the same man as the owner of Esperanza.

  2. The Trinidad Almanac for 1827 shows Lieutenant Colonel William Thornhill as Commanding the Cavalry of the Third Division [of the Trinidad militia], 16/12/1822 and lists William Thornhill as a licenced medical practitioner in Trinidad.


  1. Hazel Lake Sugar Planters in Little Parndon (2nd ed. 2007), p. 33, drawing presumably on Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette Somerset, England 29 Dec 1803 which showed 'DIED. In Tobago, Mrs. Thornhill, wife of Wm Thornhill, and eldest daughter John Parson[s], of Botesdale, Suffolk.'

  2. Trinidad Almanac (1827) pp. 27, 37.

We are grateful to Randolph Jones for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Frances Parson

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
1819 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Son-in-law → Father-in-law