Thornycroft family

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The Thornycroft family was a notable English family of sculptors, artists and engineers, [1] connected by marriage to the historic Sassoon family. The earliest known mention of the family is stated in George Ormerod's History of Cheshire as during the reign of Henry III in the 13th century, taking its name from a Cheshire hamlet. [2] Sir John Isaac Thornycroft (1843–1928) was the founder of the Thornycroft shipbuilding company.

Thornycroft family
Note: Dotted lines indicate non-marital union
John Francis
Mary Evetts
b. 1779
John Thornycroft
Ann Cheetham
Blanche Ada Coules
1846–1936 [3]
Mary Alyce
William Hamo
m. 1884
Agatha Cox
see Olivier-Cox families
Alfred Sassoon
Herbert Farjeon
Brynhild Olivier
m.(1) 1912
see Olivier-Cox families
Hugh Popham
m.(1) 1912
m. (2) 1926
m. (1) 1913
m. (2) 1926
Godwin Baynes
m. 1913
D. H. Lawrence

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  1. "Hamo Thornycroft's Family". The New York Times . 29 May 1888. p. 9. Retrieved 3 April 2009.
  2. George Ormerod (1876). History of Cheshire. Vol. 3 (2nd ed.). p. 370.
  3. Kidman 2019.