Thornton, Joseph

Flourished: 1847-07-04 Boston, Massachusetts

Thornton was engaged in an allegedly fraudulent business in England with Andrew Pringle, Samuel Stead, and John Davidson. Thornton, along with the others, fled England with $300,000 belonging to a group of creditors, arriving in Boston on July 4, 1847.

Alexandria Gazette (VA), 23 November 1847, 2:6.