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Thomas Thornton (c.1807-c.1884)

Thomas Thornton, was born in Whitburn parish, West Lothian, and like his younger brother James Thornton, farmed and operated coal mines in the Crofthead (Fauldhouse) area. The firm of Thomas and James Thornton, had a range of mineral interests, including the operation of a number of oil works. Thomas died shortly before formation of the Hermand Oil Co. Ltd., which purchased Thomas' oil interests from his heirs.


Business interests

Census references

Census data records that Thomas Thornton was born in Whitburn parish, Linlithgowshire on c.1807


WILLIAM MACKINNON, Chartered Accountant, Glasgow, Trustee on the Sequestrated Estate of THOMAS THORNTON, Coalmaster, Glasgow and Fauldhouse, and residing at Crofthead, near Fauldhouse,Linlithgowshire, and also carrying on business as a Farmer at North Cobbinshaw, near West Calder, as an Individual, and also as an alleged Partner of the City of Glasgow Banking Company qua Trustee, hereby calls a General Meeting of the Creditors, to be held within the Office of Messrs. M'Clelland, Maekinnon, & Blyth, C. A., 115 St. Vincent Street, Glasgow, on Wednesday the 25th June current, at twelve o'clock noon, to take into consideration an offer of Composition to be made by the said Thomas Thornton. WILLIAM MACKINNON.Glasgow, 16th June 1879.

The Edinburgh Gazette, 17th June 1879


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