Administration Record of James Thornton
James Thornton, late of Bath. Susanna Thornton, of Bath, widow, Adm'x, 17 Oct., 1783. [II, 198.] John McFarland and Samuel Beal, both of Bath, sureties. Inventory by Henry Sewall, Hatherly Foster and Joseph Lambard, all of Bath, 16 Jan., 1784, £464 : 17 : 4. [II, 210.] Account filed 5 Sep., 1794. [V, 251-1.] Division of estate by Dummer Sewall, Simeon Turner and Joseph Lambard, all of Bath, I July, 1 796, among John Thornton, William Thornton, Joshua Thornton and James Thornton. [VI, 222.] James and Joshua, minor sons, chose Susanna, widow, to be their guardian, 27 May, 1796. Susanna, widow, guardian unto William, minor son, 27 May, 1797. [VII, 52-53.]
Source: The Probate Records of Lincoln County, Maine, 1760 to 1800 (Portland, Me.: Printed for the Maine Genealogical Society, 1895), p. 124, citing Lincoln County, Maine, Probate Records.
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