4. John Thorne was born
about 1643 in Lynn, Essex, MA. He died after 23 Jul 1709 in Whitestone Point,
Flushing, Long Island, NY. He was buried in Flushing, Long Island, NY. He resided
in Flushing, Long Island, NY. JOHN THORNE:There is clear evidence that John
Thorne & wife officially joined the Religious Society of Friends, but they
are likely to have lived much of their life attending meeting & generally
living the life of an ordinary Quaker, as many of their neighbors & children
were Friends. His will was dated July 23 1709. His older brother William moved
from Long Island. & John became the head of the Thorne Family on L.I. Birth
date of about 1640 means not later than.
He was married to Mary Pearsall (daughter of Nicholas Pearsall
and Mary Van Damn) on 9 May 1664 in Flushing, Long Island,
NY. Mary Pearsall was born about 1643 in Massachusetts.
She died in New York. She was buried in New York. Note difference in spelling
of her surname & her parents. No error they frequently slightly switched
spelling of names. John Thorne and Mary Pearsall had the following children: