Joshua Thornwood was Ida Thornwood's husband.
He was a cruel man, who only wanted marriage out of convenience. He made Ida do everything after marriage, and physically abused her. When they had a child, Ida had hoped that her marriage would be more peaceful, but it only got worse as their daughter inherited the same traits from Joshua. The man never acknowledged Abigail's existence, and refused to speak to her. In the end, Abigail became vengeful and used a spell to make Joshua hang himself.