Jane Terrill

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Jane Terrill, daughter of Capt. Michael Terrill and Cornelia Walrond, was born say 1695.1 She died at St. Lucy's Parish, Barbados, before October 1739.2

Jane married Colonel Dowding Thornhill, son of Henry Thornhill and Alice Dowding, at St. Lucy's Parish, Barbados, say 1714.2,3

Jane left a will dated 3 April 1739, and proved 7 October 1739:
To my grand daughter Mary Thornhill Bonnet £500 and 4 negroes at 21.

To my grand daughter Jane Waldron Bonnet £200 and a negro girl;

To my grand daughter Thomasin Bonnet £100 and one negro.

To my nephew Henry Thornhill £50. The estate of my late husband Dowding Thornhill.

To my daughter Mary Bonnet, provided she survives her husband Edward Bonnet, if not surviving to her children.

If my daughter and grand children die I give to my brothers Major Michael Terrill and Col. William Sandiford each £50.

To my 3 nieces Cornelia Sandiford, daughter of Colonel Sandiford, Jane Terrill, daughter of Major Terrill, Cornelia Yearwood, daughter of Samuel Yearwood, and residue of my nephew Henry Thornhill.

I appoint my brother Colonel Wm. Sandiford and Lt. Col. Hillary Rowe, Captain John Waite, and Mr. Jacob Scott executors in trust.

(sgd.) Jane Thornhill. Wit: Elia Goulding, John Griffith, Mary Jordan

Proved 7 October 1739 before James Dottin.4


Colonel Dowding Thornhill b. abt. 1689, d. bef. 19 Jan 1732/33
This person was last edited on14 Apr 2023


  1. [S1330] Estimated from probable date of marriage (1714).
  2. [S829] "Thornhill of Barbados," Genealogies of Barbados Families From Caribbeana and The Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society, James C. Brandow, editor (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1983, 515-526, at 515-526; Originally published, The Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society IX (1942): 90-101, further cited as "Thornhill of Barbados."
  3. [S413] Joanne McRee Sanders, Barbados Records: Marriages 1643-1800 (2 vols., Houston, Texas: Sanders Historical Publications, 1982), 2:509, further cited as Sanders, Barbados Marriages.
  4. [S829] "Thornhill of Barbados," 518.