Manuscripts and Special Collections

Biography of Thomas Thoroton (1663-1721)


Thomas Thoroton was a barrister of the Middle Temple, and Recorder of Lincoln. He inherited the manor of Screveton from his father Thomas Thoroton, but mainly lived in London, where he owned property in Portpool Lane and Leather Lane in the parish of St Andrew's, Holborn, and Lincoln. 


Thomas Thoroton married Frances Wheeler, granddaughter of Thomas Constable of London, in 1686, and had:

  • Richard (c.1689-1716), unmarried 
  • Frances (1690-), m John Jenkinson of Lincoln in 1720 
  • Robert Thoroton (1692-1751)
  • Thomas (1693-1712), unmarried

Archive Collections

  • Title deeds and estate papers relating to the Screveton estate and property in London, in the Thoroton Hildyard Collection (THF) held by Manuscripts and Special Collections, The University of Nottingham

Published Sources

  • Myles Thoroton Hildyard. The Thorotons (privately printed, 1991) [King’s Meadow Campus East Midlands Special Collection Oversize Not 150.V30 THO]  

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