Another name for Robert was Robert Thorne.
In 1841 he was working as a Labourer and living at Villa St, Beeston. 8
In 1851 he was described as a Lace Manufacturer and was living with his 3rd wife Elizabeth and children at 33 Villa St, Beeston. 9
In 1861 he was a Lace Manufacturer living in Villa St, Beeston with wife and 3 daughters, next door to son richard and his family. 10
Robert next married Catherine Cox, daughter of William Cox and Ann Anderson, on 21 Dec 1812 in Greasley, Nottingham.1 2 (Catherine Cox was born on 10 Dec 1794 in Beeston, Notts 2 12, christened on 14 Dec 1794 in Beeston, Notts 1 13 and died in 1814 2.)
Robert next married Elizabeth Cockayne, daughter of William Cockayne and Mary, on 7 Feb 1814 in Beeston, Notts.2 (Elizabeth Cockayne was born on 27 Jun 1790 2 14, christened on 4 Jul 1790 in Beeston Parish Church, Notts, died on 6 Jun 1875 in Beeston, Notts 2 and was buried on 11 Jun 1875 in Beeston Baptist Chapel, Nether St 15.)
1 JP (researchng Cox) 2004.
2 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index, www.familysearch.org/, Ancestral File.
3 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R) www.familysearch.org/, Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998.
4 http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bewickgenealogy/census/bees.htm (1851), Z/11/33/VILLA STREET/ J/ROBERT/THORNHILL/HEAD/MAR/64//LACE MANUFACTURER/NTT/BEESTON/ J/ELIZABETH/THORNHILL/W/MAR//60//NTT/BEESTON/ J/ELIZA/THORNHILL/D/MAR//32/MILLINER/NTT/BEESTON/ J/HARRIETT/THORNHILL/D/U//25/STRAW BONNET MAKER/NTT/SNENTON/ J/ANN/THORNHILL/D/U//23/STRAW BONNET MAKER/NTT/BEESTON/ J/CAROLINE/THORNHILL/D/U//21/DRESS MAKER/NTT/BEESTON/.
5 Letter - Samantha Ward 1998 Thornhill tree, Year only.
6 1837online (now findmypast), http://www.findmypast.com, Death. Deaths Mar 1863 Thornhill Robert Basford 7b 80.
7 General Register Office (England & Wales) Certificate, http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/home.asp, Death.
David Hallam (Specialist in 19th Century Beeston and District), http://www.beeston-notts.co.uk, 1841 Census - Villa St, Beeston "Robert Thornhill" 13/113/1 - Labourer
9 http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~bewickgenealogy/census/bees.htm (1851).
10 Ancestry.com Online Census and BMD, www.ancestry.com, 1861C.
11 Nottingham Family History Society (NFHS), www.nottsfhs.org.uk, BEE11/04/1784AnnWilliamAnnCOX.
JP (researchng Cox) 2004, CATHERINE COX, b. 1794; m. ROBERT THORNHILL, December 21, 1812, Greasley, Nottingham.
More About CATHERINE COX: Christening: December 7, 1794, Beeston, Nottingham.
13 Nottingham Family History Society (NFHS), www.nottsfhs.org.uk, BEE14/12/179410 12 1794CatharineWilliamAnnCOX.
14 Nottingham Family History Society (NFHS), www.nottsfhs.org.uk, Baptism. WilliamMaryBEE4/07/1790Elizabeth27 06 1790COCKAYNE.
15 David Hallam (Specialist in 19th Century Beeston and District), http://www.beeston-notts.co.uk, Burial. Died: Jun 1875 at age 85 Buried: 11 Jun 1875, Beeston Baptist Chapel, Nether St.