Thorne, William (fl. 1757-83)

Philadelphia schoolmaster.

Immigrated to Philadelphia from London (c. 1757). Kept a writing and accounting school (c. 1757-74). Compiled a school copybook (1763). Secretary of a charitable society for English immigrants (1773-75). Served on “the Committee of Sick” (1776) and the committee to settle the accounts of the Pennsylvania Council of Safety (1777-78). Paymaster of an American regiment (1783).