Good to read your reply Margaret. I wonder how many Thornton families were non-conformists as yours & mine were? I’ve attached a photo of Thomas Thornton, father of Mary who died as an infant and father also to Silvester & my gx2 grandfather Sydney Thornton. I’m also wondering where the names Sydney & Silvester came from as these names were used as both first & middle names in countless descendants of Thomas & Esther Armstrong. I haven’t come across it, as yet, in any other Thornton line.