Thornton, Sir Edward, count of Cassilhas in the Portuguese nobility
- C. A. Harris
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Thornton, Sir Edward, count of Cassilhas in the Portuguese nobility (1766–1852), diplomatist, was born on 22 October 1766. He was the third son of William Thornton, a Yorkshireman settled in London as an innkeeper, and brother of Thomas Thornton (d. 1814). Early left an orphan, he was educated at ...