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Annis Horner [1793-18??]
Charles Horner [1838-1896]
Charles Harcourt Horner [1900-1974]
Charles Henry Horner [1870-1949]
Charles William Horner [1889-1916]
Emmanuel Horner [1854-1924]
Francis M. Horner [18??-19??]
Francis Marriner Horner [1878-1950]
Fred Horner [1853-1920]
Fred Horner [1895-1918]
Frederick Stephen Horner [1876-1952]
George Horner [1844-1914]
George Mitchell Horner [1873-1942]
Hampshaw Horner [1856-1911]
Harold Horner [1888-1918]
Horace Malcolm Horner [1888-1963]
James Horner [1???-18??]
James Dobson Horner [1867-1913]
James Henry Horner [1864-1947]
James Robert Horner [1776-1849]
Jocelyn Horner [1902-1973]
John Horner [1???-1???]
John Horner [1???-1???]
John Horner [1784-1867]
John Horner [1861-1921]
John William Horner [1852-1925]
Joseph Horner [1824-1892]
Joshua Horner [1812-1881]
Joshua Horner [1815-1846]
Joshua Horner [1872-1927]
Richard Horner [1798-1855]
Richard the Horner [12??-13??]
Stephen Horner [17??-18??]
Stephen Horner [1785-1858]
Stephen Horner [1818-1890]
Thomas Horner [17??-18??]
Thomas Horner [1819-1885]
Walter Lewis Horner [1873-1934]
Willie Horner [1889-1918] 


Horner, Annis
[1793-18??] In 1815, she had an illegitimate son Joshua.

In 1851, she was still alive, living in Boothtown, and was described as

infirm receiving parish pay

Horner, Charles
[1838-1896] The Halifax jeweller

See Charles Horner of Halifax

Horner, Charles Harcourt
[1900-1974] Son of James Dobson Horner.

In 1911, he was a pupil at an (unnamed) school at 1 St George's Road, Harrogate [Headmaster Edgar Lawn].

On 10th July 1918, [age 18 years and 185 days] of Green Hayes, Halifax enlisted [at Halifax] with the 2nd Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

He died in 1974

Horner, Charles Henry
[1870-1949] Known as Harry.

Youngest son of Charles Horner.

After the death of their father [1896], Harry & his brother James carried on the Charles Horner Limited business, in partnership with their cousin Charles William Leach.

He became Chairman of the family business after the death of his brother James in 1913.

On 13th April 1897, he married Esther Ann Bailey [1873-12th May 1921] in Halifax


Esther Ann was born in Halifax, the daughter of Josiah Bailey
 

Children:

  1. Marjorie Bailey; [1898-1987] who married Lionel Fox
  2. Colin Stephen [1901-1991]
  3. George Kenneth [1905-1981]

Esther Ann died 12th May 1921.

Harry died at Littletown Farm, Warley [4th January 1949]

Horner, Charles William
[1889-1916] Son of John Horner.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a greengrocer's errand boy half time [1901] / a percher (woollen mill) [1911] / a loom tuner [1914] / employed by Edwards & Rawson, Sowerby Bridge.

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [6th October 1914], and served with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was held in reserve [until 10th September 1915] when he went to the Front. He sailed from Southampton to Le Havre [29th June 1916] aboard SS La Marguerite. He was promoted to Lance Corporal [1st August 1916].

He was killed in action [3rd September 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, France [6A & 6B]

Horner, Emmanuel
[1854-1924] Landlord of the Black Horse, Halifax [1905, 1917, 1924]

Horner, Francis M.
[18??-19??] Liberal candidate for Hipperholme District Council [1907]

Horner, Francis Marriner
[1878-1950] Son of Charles Horner.

Born in Lightcliffe.

In 1911, he was staying with Ann Goodall [b 1849] and her daughters at 117 Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent.

He was a solicitor [1911, 1933].

In [Q3] 1933, he married Norah Atkinson [1895-1963] at St Martin's Church, London.

They lived at West View, Apperley Bridge [1950].

Francis died at Apperley Bridge [11th October 1950].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £9,582 15/11d.

Probate was granted to his widow Nora

Horner, Fred
[1853-1920] Son of Joseph Horner.

He was a grocer.

He never married.

He died at Horner's Buildings, Shay Lane [16th February 1920].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £469 13/8d to his nephew Charles Henry

Horner, Fred
[1895-1918] Son of Mary Hannah & Arthur Horner of 13 Bowman Terrace, Halifax.

He worked for R. Wilkinson.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Base Mechanical Transport Depot Royal Army Service Corps.

He died of dysentery in hospital in Salonika [10th September 1918] (aged 23).

He was buried at the Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery [1523].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His death was reported in the Halifax Courier [21st September 1918]

Horner, Frederick Stephen
[1876-1952] Son of Charles Horner.

Born in Lightcliffe.

He was a civil engineer [1903, 1911].

In [Q3] 1903, he married Eva Mary Clayton [1876-1957] in Pontefract.


Eva Mary was born in Saltburn-on-sea
 

Children:

  1. Stephen Ellerton [b 1904]
  2. Margaret Josephine [b 1908]

The family lived at

  • Aberford, Walton New Road, Warrington [1911]
  • Gwydy, Albert Drive, Deganwy, Wales [1952]

The couple died in Conway, Caernarvonshire: Frederick Stephen [7th January 1952]; Eva Mary [9th December 1957].

Probate records show that Frederick Stephen left effects valued at £5,678 11/4d

Horner, George
[1844-1914] Son of Joshua Horner.

Born 19th April 1844.

He was a butcher (like his father) and carried on the family business / a butcher employing 1 man and 1 boy [1881] / a butcher [1891] / a butcher (employer) [1901].

In [Q4] 1871, he married Amelia Sheard [1842-1913] in Halifax.


Amelia was born in Hipperholme
 

Children:

  1. Joshua
  2. Robert [b 1876] who was a butcher [1901]
  3. Amelia Annis [1878-1933] who married Charles Sykes
  4. Mary Sheard [1881-1952] who married William Sykes

The children were born in Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 11 Brunswick Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 9 Brunswick Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 4 Clare Road, Halifax [1891, 1901]
  • 14 Portland Place, Halifax [1914]

Living with them [in 1891] was sister-in-law Mary J. Sheard [b  1852] (retired schoolmistress).

George died in Halifax [14th May 1914] Probate records show that he left effects valued at £5,982 13/8d.

Probate was granted to son Joshua, daughter Mary Sheard Horner, and Charles Herbert Greenwood (secretary) 

Horner, George Mitchell
[1873-1942] Son of Charles Horner.

Born in Lightcliffe.

He was an apprentice silversmith, [1891] / a jeweller's mechanic [1896, 1901].

In 2nd December 1896, he married Mary Ann Astin in Halifax.


Mary Ann was born in Halifax, the daughter of Isaac Horsfall Astin
 

The family lived at

  • Thrum Hall Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 12 Thrum Hall Lane, Halifax [1901]

Living with them [in 1901] was Walter Mitchell (pupil teacher).

They left for Australia shortly afterwards.

The couple died in Australia In 1930, he was on the Electoral Roll at Kogarah, New South Wales, Barton District.

George 17/12/1942 died at Bowraville, New South Wales (aged 69).

He was buried at Woronara Cemetery, Sutherland, New South Wales

Horner, Hampshaw
[1856-1911] Son of Joseph Horner.

He was a brewer [1884].

On 15th November 1884, he married Mary Emily Best in Halifax.


Mary was born in Halifax, the daughter of Charles Best
 

Children:

  1. Charles Henry [1885-1954] who was a grocer and married [1914] Lucy Hemingway [1880-1957]
  2. Henrietta [1886-1974] who married [1915] Walter Jowett

The children were born in Ovenden.

Hampshaw & Mary Emily died in Halifax: Hampshaw [21st May 1911]; Mary Emily [22nd June 1946]

They were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell

Horner, Harold
[1888-1918] Son of James Henry Horner.

Born in Halifax.

He was an iron moulder with B. Hird & Son [1908, 1909].

On 24th December 1910, he married Ellen Helliwell [1889-1976] in Halifax.


Ellen was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. May [1912-2002]
  2. Irene [1918-1999]

The family lived at 4 Back Brinton Terrace, Hanson Lane.

He joined the West Riding Regiment [1908].

He returned to civilian life [1909] and resumed his job as an iron moulder with B. Hird & Son. His duties at Hird's kept him out of the war until 26th April 1916 when, by his own request, he returned to the military,

He served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was posted to France [13th April 1916] aboard SS Matheran – which was sunk of the coast of France [1917].

He was killed in action [30th August 1918].

He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial [6].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His death was reported in the Halifax Courier [21st September 1918].

After his death, Ellen was awarded a widow's pension of 25/5d per week

Horner, Horace Malcolm
[1888-1963] Son of Charles Horner.

Born in Lightcliffe.

He was living with his parents at The Poplars [1926] / at Mild Croft, Ogden [1927].

On 7th April 1916, he married Winnie Cheetham at Park United Methodist Church, Brighouse.


Winnie was the daughter of James Cheetham
 

Children:

  1. Margaret [b 1917]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1928]

The children were born in Halifax.

Winnie died in Kendal [16th March 1960].

Horace Malcolm died in Ulverston [1963]

Horner, James
[1???-18??]

On 6th July 1824, he married Elizabeth Goodall at Halifax Parish Church.

Children:

  1. Eliza [1825-1887] who married Rev Charles Halmshaw
  2. Mary Ann [1836-1895] who married John William Balme

Horner, James Dobson
[1867-1913] Son of Charles Horner.

He was a jewellery maker (employer) [1911].

After the death of their father [1896], James & his brother Harry carried on the Charles Horner Limited business, in partnership with their cousin Charles William Leach.

In [Q1] 1899, he married Emma (Emmie) Pyle [1869-1957] in Halifax.


Emma (Emmie) came from Middlesex
 

Children:

  1. Charles Harcourt
  2. Jocelyn
  3. Donald [b 1903]
  4. Anthony [1906-1985] who died in Wallasey

The family lived at

James died at Buenos Aires, South America [20th February 1913].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £28,354 6/3d.

[Resworn £36,604 6/3d] Probate was granted to his widow Emma and Charles Henry Horner (manufacturing jeweller).

He was buried at Brighouse Cemetery

Horner, James Henry
[1864-1947] Born in Halifax.

He was a leather belt/strap maker [1887].

On 19th November 1887, he married Sarah Ashworth [1868-1960] in Halifax.


Sarah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Harold

Horner, James Robert
[1776-1849] Of Brighouse.

He married Milcah [1780-1841].

Children:

  1. son
  2. Robert [1815-1839]

Members of the family were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Horner, Jocelyn
[1902-1973] Daughter of James Dobson Horner.

Born at Green Hayes, Halifax.

She was a sculptor.

She was educated at Halifax High School / Grovelly Manor, Bournemouth / Leeds College of Art [1920].

She was a friend and contemporary of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.

Her work includes various religious works, a bust of Phyllis Bentley, a bronze figure of Vernon W. Wanklyn [1930], a figure of Mrs Patrick Crossley [1930], a bronze group of the Brontë sistersCharlotte, Emily and Anne – which won the Leeds Gold Medal [1951], and a head of Sir John Barbirolli.

In 1937, she abandoned art and turned her attention to the welfare of the blind, Red Cross nursing, and animal welfare.

Around 1952, she studied modelling at Leeds, and became a member of staff at the Halifax School of Art.

She lived at

She died 15th January 1973

Horner, John
[1???-1???] He ran a dancing school in Halifax [around 1835]

Horner, John
[1???-1???] Police Constable in Sowerby [1857]

Horner, John
[1784-1867] Halifax-born landscape artist.

He was a drawing master [1851].

He taught art at Heath Grammar School and painted in his spare time.

He had his studio and a drawing school at Bond Street.

In the 1820s, he painted Marian's View, a view of Shibden valley for Anne Lister.

His collection of lithographed drawings of Buildings in the Town and Parish of Halifax [1835] records the area before industrialisation.

He was a generous member of Salem Methodist New Connexion Chapel, North Parade.

He married Martha [1794-18??].


Martha was born in Manchester
 

Children:

  1. Joshua

The family lived at

  • 6 Arches Street, Halifax [1822]
  • 11 Bond Street, Halifax [1841, 1851]
  • 6 Bond Street, Halifax

John died in 1867.

After his death, his son Joshua dedicated a fine stained glass window in his memory at Salem Chapel, along with a Horner Charity bequest for

the poor of Salem

See Bethesda Methodist New Connexion Chapel, Elland and William Williams

Horner, John
[1861-1921] Born in Manchester.

He was a canal carter / a teamer (canal) [1901] / a carter [1911]

He married Esther [1860-1918].


Esther was born in Manchester
 

Children:

  1. Ruth [b 1886] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  2. James William [b 1887] who was an edge minder (oilcloth works) [1901], a dyer's finisher [1911]
  3. Charles William
  4. Annie [b 1892] who was a weaver woollen mill [1911]
  5. Gertrude [b 1895] who was a worsted twister [1911]
  6. Esther [b 1899] who was a part time bobbin setter worsted mill [1911]
  7. John [b 1902]
  8. Fred [b 1905]

The family lived at

  • 4 Old Causeway, Sowerby Bridge [1891]
  • 1 Clough Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [1901, 1911]
  • Clough Terrace, Sowerby Bridge [1918]

Horner, John William
[1852-1925] Son of Joseph Horner.

He was a brewer [1873] / a farmer of 16 acres 1881] / a labourer [1891] / a woolcomber [1901] / a coal/coke dealer [1911].

On 20th March 1873, he married Julia Ann Horsfield in Halifax.


Julia Ann was the daughter of George Horsfield
 

Children:

  1. Walter Lewis
  2. Albert Christopher [1877-1931] who was a cloth finisher and married Phoebe Sykes [1881-1958]
  3. John Edward [1878-1957] who was a woollen spinner, a manager [1925] and married [1901] Elizabeth Hannah Gibson [1877-1925]
  4. Florence Edith [1882-1920] who married [1909] William Meggat [1880-1944] (railway porter) 
  5. Bertha Grace [1884-1964] who married [1912] Samuel Heginbottom [1876-1944] (draughtsman) 
  6. Mary Lena [b 1886] who married John Sutcliffe
  7. Arthur Raymond [b 1890]

The children were born in Ovenden.

The family lived at

  • Cock Hill Gate, Ovenden [1881]
  • Wilcock Road, Thornton, Bradford [1891]
  • Carr Terrace, Midgley [1901]
  • 6 Churn Lane, Highroad Well, Halifax [1911]
  • 2 Page Hill, Wheatley [1925]

John William died at Page Hill, Wheatley [24th September 1925].

Probate was granted to son John Edward Horner and Fred Sutcliffe (chauffeur).

Julia died in 1928.

John & Julia were buried at Illingworth Church

Horner, Joseph
[1824-1892] Son of Stephen Horner.

Baptised 26th October 1824.

He was a butcher.

He was a butcher [1851] / a cattle dealer [1861] / a common brewer [1871] / a common brewer with 1 man [1881] / a retired brewer [1891].

He married Mary Hampshaw [1821-1905] in Halifax.


Mary was born in Kellington
 

Children:

  1. Albert [b 1849]
  2. John William
  3. Fred
  4. Hampshaw

The children were born in Northowram.

The family lived at

  • Haley Hill, Halifax [1851]
  • at West Side of Turnpike Road on Bradford Old Road, Northowram [1861]
  • Ovenden [1871]
  • 17 Shay Lane, Ovenden [1881, 1891]

Joseph died in Ovenden [1892.]

Mary died 6th April 1905.

The couple were buried at Illingworth Church: Joseph [18th August 1892]; Mary [11th April 1905]

She was buried at Illingworth Church

Horner, Joshua
[1812-1881] Son of John Horner.

Halifax-born artist and portrait-painter.

He painted the portrait of Anne Lister which hangs in Shibden Hall.

Joshua travelled with a Halifax architect friend to France & Italy [leaving England on 8th August 1840]. There were in Geneva [September 1840], Milan [October 1840] and Rome [by January 1841].

He wrote letters home to his father, and with his agreement & that of his father, Henry Martin took extracts from Joshua's letters & published them in the Halifax Express. By March 1841, Martin had ceased being the proprietor & editor of the Halifax Express, and some time later, he decided to publish the extracts himself – these are currently held by the Bodleian Library, Oxford.

After his father's death [1867], Joshua dedicated a fine stained glass window in his memory at Salem Chapel along with the Horner Charity bequest for

the poor of Salem

He never married.

He lived at 11 Bond Street, Halifax, with Sarah Hellowell [b  1824] (cook/domestic servant) [1881].

Joshua died 28th September 1881 Probate records show that he left a personal estate valued at £1,588 2/9d.

The will was proved by William John Townsend of Wellington Street, Stockport (Methodist New Connexion Minister)  and John Styring Lee of Barum House, Halifax

Horner, Joshua
[1815-1846] Illegitimate son Annis Horner.

Born in Halifax.

Baptised [23rd April 1816].

He was an weaver in Ovenden [1837] / a butcher / an inn keeper at 10 Bridge Street, Halifax [1841] / landlord of the Saddle, Halifax [1845].

On 27th September 1838, he married Matilda [1810-1???] in Halifax.


Matilda was the daughter of Mr Hirst – could her father be Joseph Hirst who was landlord of the Saddle, Halifax [1837, 1843]?

She was the widow of James Mitchell and had 3 children

 

Children:

  1. Charles [1837]
  2. Sarah [1840-1880] who married Henry Aaron
  3. Annis [1842-1913] who married Edwin Turner
  4. George
  5. Elizabeth [b 1846]

They lived at

  • 10 Bridge Street, Halifax [1841]
  • 14 Market Street, Halifax [1851, 1861]

Joshua died in 1846.

Matilda took over at the Saddle [1850, 1861]

Horner, Joshua
[1872-1927] Son of George Horner.

He carried on the family butchers business.

In [Q1] 1903, he married Annie Leary [1879-19??] in Halifax.


Annie was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Winifred [b 1904]
  2. George [1906-1923]
  3. Annie [b 1909]

The children were born in Halifax.

Joshua died in Halifax [18th September 1927]

Horner, Richard
[1798-1855] Of Brighouse.

He was buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse

Horner, Richard the
[12??-13??] Owned Horner House, Shibden in 1319

Horner, Stephen
[17??-18??] Yeoman of Southowram.

On 30th December 1794, he married widow Betty Crossland of Southowram, at Halifax Parish Church

Horner, Stephen
[1785-1858] Born in Northowram.

He was a butcher [1807].

On 31st March 1807, he married Jane Akroyd [1788-1860] in Halifax.


Jane was born in Guernsey
 

Children:

  1. Rachel [1808-1846] who married James Wright
  2. Joshua [1810] who died in infancy
  3. Sarah [1812-1888] who married John Ashworth
  4. Annis [1814-1875] who married Robert Sykes
  5. Mary [1816-1884] who married Thomas Barrett
  6. Joseph

The children were born in Northowram.

The couple died in Northowram: Stephen [20th December 1858]; Jane [9th December 1860]

Horner, Stephen
[1818-1890] Son of James Horner, gamekeeper.

Born in Burnsall.

He was a weaver of Ovenden [1837] / a worsted weaver [1841] / a tea dealer [1851] / a draper/grocer [1871].

In 1837, he married Mary Robinson [1818-18??].


Mary, a weaver of Ovenden [1837], was the daughter of Jonathan Robinson, weaver.

She was a dressmaker [1871]

 

Children:

  1. Charles
  2. Ann [b 1840] who married Henry Leach

The family lived at

  • Hippins, Ovenden [1841]
  • 29 North Darley Street, Halifax [1851]
  • 54 St James's Road, Halifax [1871]

Living with them [in 1851] was sister-in-law Emma Robinson [b  1828].

Living with them [in 1871] were daughter Ann & grandson Edward Leach [b 1868], and 2 boarders (who were dressmakers).

Stephen died in Halifax [1890] (aged 72) 

Horner, Thomas
[17??-18??] From Skipton.

Around 1820, he had a shop in the building which had been the Hare & Hounds, Hebden Bridge.

In 1822, he was a grocer in Heptonstall.

Recorded on 13th July 1824 as a debtor

Horner, Thomas
[1819-1885] Born in Wakefield.

On 22nd December 1847, he married Sarah Ellen Hoyle Wheelwright at Halifax Parish Church.


Sarah Ellen was born in Rishworth, the daughter of
John Wheelwright
 

Horner, Walter Lewis
[1873-1934] Son of John William Horner.

He never married.

He died at Storthes Hall [23rd April 1934].

He was buried at Illingworth Church

Horner, Willie
[1889-1918] He worked for the North Eastern Railway at Ripon.

He married Lillian.

They lived at 28 Blackledge, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 1st/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).

He died on his way to the dressing station after being hit wilst bringing up rations [26th April 1918] (aged 29).

He was buried at the Mendinghem Military Cemetery [X C 25].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance.

His brother-in-law Arnold Cully also died in the War

 

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

Unattached BMDs for Horner:


Marriages 1889, 1908, 1910; Death 1907
 




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