Robert Thoroton

(1623—1678) antiquary

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(1623–78) Author of The Antiquities of Nottinghamshire (1677), which was modelled on Dugdale's Warwickshire, but is largely genealogical and heraldic in character. His documentary researches were not supported by fieldwork. Thoroton was a country gentleman, physician, and Justice of the Peace.

From The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: History.

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