Sue thank you so much for all this wonderful detail and provided so quickly too!It raises a few questions for me: I was not aware that George Herbert Thunder had been born in Ireland. Do you know where or was it simply a statement he himself offered at some beaurocratic check? his father (George Samuel Thunder)describes himself as Irish in one Census yet we all know he was born and raised in Woolwich. Reason I have an interest is because I have been seeking Wm Thunder's roots for some time and am now wondering if HE was Irish.It is only George Herbert's family who use name ADAIR which to me suggests an Irish origin and maybe Ulster?? Have you formed any view on them originally being Irish?Was Kathrine Brownrigg of Irish descent?
I am fascinated by the mention of Grace Gladys Thunder b 1909. Julian had only married Agnes Clare Foxin 1909 but I was surprised that I have found only 1 daughter and she not born until 1912.. This Gladys obviously is not Gladys's daughter and yet Patrick was really too young and had a very travelled life style with no evidence of a wife at first. From 1912 - 1914 he was in Kamloops and then the Expeditionary Forces in Europe. he then returned to British Columbia . On one ships list he is quoted as being met by his brother in law Charles OHara, which hints at a marriage at some point but I cannot find out who.
I am lost at your reference to G B THorneycroft and cannot connect him to the family Clearly there was a large estate involved from the Brownriggs
Wm Thunder was man of property and the founder of Woolwich Building Soc. he left property of sorts to all his offspring but I doubt it would have amounted to enough to enrich the next and the next generations. From Probate records I think both George Samueland his grandsonJulian Adair died relatively poor. maybe Julian sold off his share of the Brownrigg fortune to fund the Motor Agency he owned in Chelsea.
The story of Blanche Thunder and her divorce is an amazing one and I think she had a landmark divorce no doubt attracting some attention in legal circles given that her wayward husband was a barrister
But the burning question for me is the origin of William Senior and his wife Elizabeth Not really expecting you to respond again , I can certainly understand if you have exhausted all you know about this branch of Thunders Regards Jenny Wintle