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The entries for people & families with the surname Horton are gathered together in this SideTrack.

This Page does not include people with other forms of the surname.

The individuals listed are not necessarily related to each other.


Mr Horton [18??-18??]
Charlotte Horton [1784-1863]
Elizabeth Horton [1583-1???]
Elkanah Horton [1659-1729]
G. W. Horton [18??-19??]
Rev George Herbert Horton [18??-1922]
George Herbert Horton [1877-1922]
Joseph Horton [1578-1???]
Joshua Horton [1???-1679]
Joshua Horton [1572?-1679]
Joshua Horton [1616-1676]
Joshua Horton [1720-1793]
Rev Joshua Thomas Horton [1???-1845]
Joshua Thomas Horton [1836-1895]
Rev Joshua Thomas Horton [1847-1894]
Joshua Thomas Horton [1860-19??]
Judith Horton [16??-1???]
Rear Admiral Joshua Sydney Horton [1768-1835]
Richard Horton [1707-1742]
Richard Henry Horton [1776-1813]
Sarah Horton [1581-1658]
Thomas Horton [1580-1694]
Thomas Horton [16??-1694]
Thomas Horton [16??-1698]
Dr Thomas Horton [16??-17??]
Thomas Horton [1650-1699]
Thomas Horton [17??-18??]
Thomas Horton [1766-18??]
Sir Watts Horton [17??-1811]
William Horton [1550-1640]
William Horton [1576-1657]
William Horton [1651-1716]
William Horton [1701-1739]
William Theodore Horton [1874-1911]


Horton, Mr
[18??-18??] A groom and gardener of Cleckheaton.

On 26th May 1864, he had gone with his horse and cart to fetch stone from a quarry at Hipperholme. The gates of the railway crossing at Hipperholme Station were open and he was on the line when he saw a train approaching. He managed to get off the line, but the train caught the back of the cart and threw Horton on his back. He suffered spinal injuries and some paralysis.

In August 1865, at Leeds Assizes, he was awarded £1200 damages from the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company

Horton, Charlotte
[1784-1863] Born in Chadderton, Lancashire. She was the only daughter of Rev Sir Thomas Horton [1758-1831] third baronet, of Hound Hill, near Pontefract. Her mother was a granddaughter of the 11th Earl of Derby.

She married Colonel George Pollard

Horton, Elizabeth
[1583-1???] Youngest daughter of William Horton

Horton, Elkanah
[1659-1729] Of Thornton Hall.

Son of Joshua Horton.

He was a barrister at Gray's Inn, London.

In 1722, he made Lower Langley Farm, Norland, Birch Farm, Sowerby, and Lane Ends Farm, Norland over to the Rev Nicholas Jackson, the curate at Sowerby, and his successors.

His will [1728] provided 6 almshouses in Sowerby Town for 3 poor men and 3 poor women of Sowerby aged over 60, and endowed them for all time.

He inherited Stansfield Hall, Todmorden.

In 1679, his father Joshua left Elkanah property in Thornton, Allerton, Addingham, Hillhouse, Heslegreave, Slack in Barkisland, and Stavery in Sowerby.

He went to live in Thornton.

In 1696, he sold Stansfield Hall to William Sutcliffe.

He died without issue.

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby [28th January 1729]

Horton, G. W.
[18??-19??] Physician and surgeon at Greetland [1905]

Horton, Rev George Herbert
[18??-1922] He was rector at Kent and curate at Wigan before becoming Curate at St Jude's Church, Halifax [1916]

Horton, George Herbert
[1877-1922] Son of Joshua Thomas Horton.

He was buried at Frinstead, Kent.

He is remembered on the family grave at Christ Church, Barkisland

Horton, Joseph
[1578-1???] Son of William Horton.

In 1599, he married Mary Schuyler.

Children:

  1. Barnabas [1600-1680] who emigrated to America and died in New York

He and his wife were born in Leicestershire and lived there

Horton, Joshua
[1???-1679] In 1675, he bought Stansfield Hall, Todmorden from John Pilling.

He married Martha Binns.

Children:

  1. Elkanah
  2. Joshua
  3. Thomas

Horton, Joshua
[1572?-1679] JP.

Of Sowerby. Second son of William Horton.

He married Martha Binns.

Children:

  1. Joshua [1657-1708] of Chadderton who married Mary [16??-1708] (both buried at Oldham) 
  2. Elkanah
  3. son

He is mentioned in the Catalogue of Portraits of Old Halifax Worthies which appears in Horsfall Turner's Halifax Books & Authors.

In his will, he left son Elkanah property in Thornton, Allerton, Addingham, Hillhouse, Heslegreave, Slack in Barkisland, and Stavery in Sowerby

See Broadstones, Halifax, Thomas Gledhill, Sir Watts Horton and Henry Root

Horton, Joshua
[1616-1676] Son of Joshua Horton.

He built Sowerby Hall.

In 16??, he married Isobel.

He was one of the electorate of 59 people when Jeremy Bentley was elected first MP for Halifax in 1654. In 1655, he bought High Sunderland from Langdale Sunderland.

In 1673, he bought Stannery End and Thymeley bent from Samuel Gregson and the Gregson family.

In 1675, he bought Stansfield Hall, Todmorden.

In 16??, he bought property called Chadderton near Oldham.

He was a friend of Rev Oliver Heywood.

He built a meeting house Quarry Hill, Sowerby.

He was buried at St Peter's Church, Sowerby

Horton, Joshua
[1720-1793] JP for Yorkshire, DL.

Son of Governor Thomas Horton.

He lived at Howroyd Hall, Barkisland.

In 1754, he introduced Hare coursing to Halifax.

He married (1) Ann.

Children:

  1. Richard Henry

He married (2) Mary Bethiah.

Children:

  1. Thomas

He is mentioned in the Catalogue of Portraits of Old Halifax Worthies which appears in Horsfall Turner's Halifax Books & Authors.

See Havercake

Horton, Rev Joshua Thomas
[1???-1845] JP for Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Son of Thomas Horton.

He became Vicar of Ormskirk.

He is mentioned in the Catalogue of Portraits of Old Halifax Worthies which appears in Horsfall Turner's Halifax Books & Authors.

He was buried at Ormskirk.

See Horton Vs Thompson

Horton, Joshua Thomas
[1836-1895] JP, DL.

Of Howroyde.

Born 10th May 1836.

He was Captain in the 2nd West York Yeomanry Cavalry.

On 18th November 1857, he married Elizabeth Blackie Roberton [1839-1902].


Elizabeth was the daughter of John Roberton of Edenmouth, Scotland
 

Children:

  1. Harriet [1858-1889]
  2. Joshua Thomas
  3. Mary Elizabeth Jane [1863-1870]
  4. John [1865-1870]
  5. William Theodore
  6. George Herbert

He died in Halifax [Q4 1895] (aged 59).

He is mentioned in the List of Local Wills: 1895

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Barkisland.

See Buzzer & Whistle Nuisance [1873] and Mary Kirkham

Horton, Rev Joshua Thomas
[1847-1894] Of Barkisland

Horton, Joshua Thomas
[1860-19??] Son of Joshua Thomas Horton.

Born 12th Jun 1860.

Recorded in 1917, when he was one of the principal landowners in Barkisland

Horton, Judith
[16??-1???] Daughter of William Horton of Coley Hall. She was the second wife of Thomas Ramsden

Horton, Rear Admiral Joshua Sydney
[1768-1835] Brother of Thomas Horton of Howroyde near Halifax. He died at Boulogne-sur-Mer

Horton, Richard
[1707-1742] Of Howroyd Hall.

Son of William Horton.

He never married.

He was buried at Elland Parish Church

Horton, Richard Henry
[1776-1813] Youngest son of Joshua Horton. He was a Major of the 84th Foot Regiment. He died whilst on duty with his regiment in Ireland

Horton, Sarah
[1581-1658] Daughter of William Horton.

In 1636, she married John Gledhill.

She and John rebuilt Barkisland Hall

Her will [1657] mentioned several local people and places:


SARAH GLEDHILL late of Birkisland, co. Yorke & now of London, spinster. (Dat. 13 Oct. 1657). Uncle Joshua Horton. Mr Bococke his wife - Mrs Oakes my cousin - Elizth Horton & Martha Preston my servt - Legacy to school & schoolmaster of Birkisland - Grandmother Mrs Elizth Horton - Uncle Mr Thos. Horton - Cous. Eliz. Horton - Richd Hoyle & his son Nathan Hoyle of Lighthasles - Cos. Edwd Hanson of Woodhouse - Cous. Jas. Gledhill of London 7 his wife & chn - The sister of sd James Gledhill - Judith Haslam of Rochdale - Thos Deane - Michl Deane - Henry Green's wife - Susan Horton & her son Nathan & Sarah her dau - John Wormall & his sist Grace & sist. Martha - Nathan Hoyles wife of Milnebanck - Mr Kenyon minister of Ripponden - Jas Butterfield, Thos Thompson, Margt. Mather & Prudence Hayle my servants - Nathan Sherrock - Henry Elliston my father's apprentice - Mr Bococke, his wife & three daus - Mr John Tillatson - Elizth wife of Mr Jas. Oakes - Elizth Brooke - Robt Pickles - Uncle Josua Horton of Sowerby esq & Aunt Eliz. Horton of Holride exors. Sarah Gledhill - Wits:- Geo. Bowcock, James Oakes, Josua Tillatson, Martha Preston.

(Pr. 30 Apr. 1658) 

 

Horton, Thomas
[1580-1694] Youngest son of William Horton. He owned property and land at Howroyd Hall and Cromwellbottom.

He married Francis Throppe.

See Broadstones, Halifax

Horton, Thomas
[16??-1694] MD.

Of London.

Son of Joshua Horton.

He died without issue

Horton, Thomas
[16??-1698] He left a part of Hill Top Farm, Barkisland to the Minister of Ripponden on condition that the Minister preach an annual sermon on St Thomas's Day

Horton, Dr Thomas
[16??-17??] In 1693, Mrs Pilling released her rights to Stansfield Hall to Horton

Horton, Thomas
[1650-1699] Son of William Horton.

Of Barkisland Hall.

On 27th January 1672/3, he married Everilde.


Everilde was the daughter of John Thornhill
 

Children:

  1. Thomas [1673] who died in infancy
  2. William [1675] who died in infancy
  3. Everilda [1676-1683]
  4. John [1677] who died in infancy
  5. William [1678-1680]
  6. Susanna [1683-1730] who married Richard Beaumont from Whitley Hall
  7. Frances [1684] who died in infancy
  8. Gledhill [1686] who died in infancy
  9. Anne Everilda [1687-1750] who married Richard Bold
  10. Thomas [b 1689]
  11. Elizabeth [b 1693] who married Richard Bold

Many of the family were buried at Elland Parish Church

Horton, Thomas
[17??-18??] He lived at Howroyd Hall, Barkisland. In 1802, he was appointed JP.

Brother of Rear Admiral Joshua Sydney Horton

Horton, Thomas
[1766-18??] JP, DL.

Of Howroyd Hall.

Son of Mary Bethiah and Joshua Horton.

He was instrumental in raising the Halifax Militia and was a Colonel of the troop. The original colours of the Militia were presented to the regiment on 10th January 1804 by Lady Mary Horton, and now hang in Howroyd Hall.

He married Mary Gordon.

Children:

  1. Joshua Thomas

He is mentioned in the Catalogue of Portraits of Old Halifax Worthies which appears in Horsfall Turner's Halifax Books & Authors.

He was buried at Elland Parish Church

Horton, Sir Watts
[17??-1811] Of Chadderton, near Oldham. A descendant of Joshua Horton. He was a local landowner with property around what is now the railway station at the bottom of Horton Street, and land around Broadstones, Halifax and the Corn Market.

He led an extravagant life and sold much his Halifax property to support his house at Chadderton. This included land for the construction of the New Market and the Theatre Royal In 1793, he sold the Angel Inn, Halifax to the innkeeper, William Walker

Horton, William
[1550-1640] Of Great and Little Horton, Bradford.

Son of Robert Horton [1530-1570] of Leicestershire.

He was an early member of the local branch of the Horton family.

In 1571, he married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Hanson.

Children:

  1. Joshua
  2. Margaret [b 1574]
  3. William
  4. Joseph
  5. Thomas
  6. Sarah
  7. Elizabeth

The family lived at Howroyd Hall, Barkisland.

See Coley Hall

Horton, William
[1576-1657] Of Howroyd.

Son of William Horton.

Born in Leicestershire.

He owned other property in the area, including Firth House, Barkisland.

He built Howroyd Hall around 1642.

On 11th October 1636, he married Elizabeth Gledhill from Barkisland Hall.


The wedding was on the same day that his sister, Sarah, married Elizabeth's brother, John
 

Children:

  1. Judith
  2. Thomas

His wife was daughter of Thomas Gledhill of Barkisland Hall – and the two estates eventually came into the one family

Horton, William
[1651-1716] Of Howroyd Hall.

He married Mary Musgrave.


Mary youngest was the daughter of Sir Richard Musgrave of Cumberland
 

Children:

  1. William
  2. Richard

He was buried at Elland Parish Church

Horton, William
[1701-1739] Of Coley.

Son of William Horton.

He was buried at Elland Parish Church

Horton, William Theodore
[1874-1911] Son of Joshua Thomas Horton.

Born 7th August 1874.

He died in Hawarden, North Wales [Q4 1911] (aged 36) 

 

The Horton family of Barkisland
The family may have originated in the Horton area of Bradford where they held the Manor of Horton.

William Horton was an early member of the local branch of the family.

See Barkisland Hall, Cromwellbottom Hall, Holden House, Howroyd Hall and Wynteredge Hall

The Horton family of Coley

The Horton family of Sowerby

Horton surname

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

There are over 30 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Horton, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.




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