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Families covered: Horner of Cloford, Horner of Mells Park

John Horner
BLG1886 reports that John is "traditionally supposed to have been Steward to the Abbot of Glastonbury at the dissolution of the Monasteries" which took place mainly over (roughly) the period 1536-1541.
1. Sir Thomas Horner of Cloford and/or Mells, Somerset (dsp 1555)
2. John Horner of Stoke St. Michael and/or Cloford, Somerset (a 1544)
  A. Sir John Horner of Cloford & Mells, Sheriff of Somerset (d 1587, 2nd son)
  BLG1886 identifies John's wife as Maryall Holt, widow, heiress of John Malte. MGH identifies her as ...
  m1. (c1545) Meriel Malte (dau of John Malte of London)
  i. William Horner
ii. Thomas Horner of Cloford & Mells Park, Sheriff of Somerset (bur 20.06.1612, MP)
  m1. Elizabeth Pollard of Devon (bur 11.07.1573)
  a. Elizabeth Horner
  m. Francis Cholke of Yatton (m1. ??)
  b.+ other issue - John (a 1571, bur 08.07.1573), Susan (bpt 30.04.1570), Agnes (bpt 19.03.1570-1)
  Visitation (Somerset, 1623, Horner) shows Thomas was father of Sir John by _ Pollard but BLG1886 & MGH show that he was son of his 2nd wife:
  m2. Jane Popham (bur 03.06.1591, dau of Sir John Popham of Littlecot)
e. Sir John Horner of Mells (b 1576/c1580, d 25.10.1659, MP, 2nd son of this marriage)
  m. Anne Speke (d 22.03.1666, dau of Sir George Speke of White Lackington)
  (1) Thomas Horner of Mells (b c1603, a 06.1629, d unm?, MP?)
  (2) Sir George Horner of Cloford & Mells (bpt 03.03.1604/5, d 09.02.1677, MP)
  BLG1886 identifies George's wife Anne as dau of Sir Henry Pool. MGH identifies her as dau of Sir Henry Poole of Saperton by Beatrix Bridges, dau (sb sister) of Grey, Lord Chandos. HoP identifies her as ...
m. Anne Pool (dau of Sir Neville Pool of Oaksey (by Frances, dau of Sir Henry Poole of Sapperton))
  (A) George Horner of Mells (b 1646, d 11.03.1707, MP)
  m. Elizabeth Fortescue (d 05.09.1693, dau of Colonel Robert Fortescue of Buckland Filleigh)
  (i) Thomas Horner, later Strangways-Horner of Mells Park (b 1688, d 19.11.1741, 2nd son)
  m. (1713) Susannah Strangways (dau/heir of Thomas Strangways of Melbury)
  (a) Thomas Horner, later Strangways of Milbury Sandford (dsp) mentioned by TCP (Ilchester)
(b) son (dvp) mentioned by HoP ("Thomas Horner")
  (c) Elizabeth Horner, heiress of Melbury
  m. (15.03.1735) Stephen Fox, later Fox-Strangways, 1st Earl of Ilchester (b 1704, d.1776)
  (ii) John Horner of Mells (b 1689, d 1746)
  m. Ann Phelips (dau of Edward Phelips of Preston Plucknett)
(a) Thomas Horner of Mells Park (b 1737, d 1804)
  m. (1758-9) Elizabeth Paget (d 1802, dau of Rev. Thomas Paget)
  ((1)) Thomas Strangways Horner of Mells Park (b 1762, d 12.03.1844) had issue
  m. (06.07.1805-6) Margaret Frances Hippisley (d 18.10.1865, dau of Sir John Coxe Hippisley, Bart)
  ((2)) Elizabeth Anne Horner (b c1760, d 25.03.1843)
  m1. Henry Hippisley Coxe
  m2. (16.02.1801, sp) Sir J. Coxe Hippisley, Bart
  (b) Merriell Horner (b 1734-5, d 30.03.1813)
  m. John Williams (son of Sydenham of Herringstone)
  (b) Edith Horner (b c1728, d 17.01.1778)
  m. Robert Pearson (b c1717, d2 3.09.1787, Rector of Maiden Newton)
  (b) Ann Horner (d 1741)
  (b) Elizabeth Horner (d 1802)
  m. Thomas South
  (iii)+ other issue - son (dvp), Elizabeth, Ann, Susanna, Meriel
  (B) Neville Horner of East Cranmore & Doulting (bpt 10.05.1651, d 1715)
  m. Mary Brewer
(i) Samuel Horner (a 1740, 3rd son)
  m. Rebecca Clark
  (a)+ issue - Samuel, John, Joseph, Nevill (bpt 18.06.1749), Susan, Ann, Mary, Elizabeth, Rebecca
  (ii) Ann Horner (a 1709)
  m. Thomas Wells (Vicar of Frome)
  (iii)+ other issue - Edward (a 12.1740), George (a 1709), Neville (b 1711)
(C) Anne Horner
  m. Baldwin Malet
  (D) Frances Horner
  m. Thomas Bere of Huntsham
  (E)+ other issue - Maryel (a 1674), Amy (a 1676)
  (3) Edward Horner 'of Mells' (d by 1660)
  m. Elizabeth Rereseby (d c1695, dau of ?? Reresby of Thigby (Thribergh), m2./widow of Sir Francis Foliambe Bart, m3. William Viscount Mounson m4. Sir Adam Felton of Playford)
  Le Neve's 'Pedigrees of the Knights' (Marshall, 1873, pp79-80) shows that Edward dsp but presumably this should have been dspms as MGH shows the following children.
  (A) Thomas Horner (dvpsp?)
  (B) Tamworth Horner (d 15.08.1698)
  m. (1663) Sir Roger Martin of Long Melford, 1st Bart
  (4) Anne Horner (b after 1623?)
  m. (1662) John Harrington of Kelston
  (5) Meriel Horner (b 1635, d 1717)
  m.Thomas Symes of Barwick
  (6)+ other issue - John (b 1606, d 1674), Samuel (b 1619, d unm 1706), Jane (b 1607, bur 10.02.1636), Philippa (bpt 21.12.1608, bur 13.02.1674), Amy (bpt 02.06.1611, bur 19.01.1636), Elizabeth (d 1686)
HoP reports that Sir John & Anne had a total of 5 sons & 6 daughters (2 dvp). Names come from MGH with some support from Visitation (Somerset, 1623, 'Horner').
  f. Thomas Horner of Leigh-on-Mendip, Somerset (dsp before 25.10.1651, MP?)
  m. Mary
  g. Amy Horner
  m. John Symes of Frampton Cotterell (b c1581, d 1661)
  h. Ann Horner
  m. Thomas Webb
  j.+ other issue - Hercules (bpt 15.06.1578, d young), Tristram (a 1611), Henry (bpt 29.03.1583), Anthony (bpt 12.08.1590, d 02.11.1590)
  m3. Gabrielle Roberta Montgomery (dau of Gabriel, Comte de Montgomery, widow of Gawan Champernowne of Dartington)
  m. Edward Horner (bpt 31.08.1597, d 1653)
  (1) Daniel Horner (a 1615)
  m2. Elizabeth (bur 28.02.1598-9) not mentioned by BLG1886
  iii. Maurice Horner (b 1563, bur 24.02.1621)
  m1. ??
  a.+ issue - Edward (a 1606), Frances (bpt 12.1595)
  m2. 920.09.1597) Alice Bowden (bpt 19.09.1574, bur 15.06.1657, dau of George Bowden)
  c. Maurice Horner (bpt 20.01.1602, youngest slon)
m. Barbara Chayney
  (1) Rachel Horner (d 15.08.1655)
  m. Giles Clutterbuck (bur 22.12.1689?)
  d.+ other issue - John (bpt 12.01.1598, bur 23.02.1663-4), George (bur 17.08.1616), Edward (bur 22.01.1614-5), Thomas (bpt 18.11.1599, bur 12.1599), Jane (bur 22.01.1615)
  iv. Edward Horner of Leigh-on-Mendip (dsp 1606)
m. (02.04.1577) Gertrude Berkeley (a 1606, dau of Sir Maurice Berkeley of Bruton)
  v. Dorothy Horner
  m. (20.12.1575) John Hippisley of Camedley (b 1554, d 1608/1614)
  vi. Jane/Joane Horner (b 1561, bur 29.09.1608)
  m. (c1593) John Still, Bishop of Bath & Wells (b c1543, d 26.02.1607/8)
  vii.+ other issue - Ralph (b/d 1564), Margaret (b 1565, a 1608)
  B. George Horner of Leigh-on-Mendip (d 1570)
  m. Margaret (d 1576)
  i.+ issue (a 1576) - John, George, Thomas, Mary
  C. Elizabeth Horner possibly of this generation
  m. John Roynon of Hartree Tilly (d by 1580)
  D.+ other issue - Robert (dsp 1551), Leonard (a 1605), daughter(s)
3. Joan Horner
  m. John Bucklande of West Harptree (b c1498, d 1558)
4. Alice Horner (bur 21.01.1574)
  m. John Roynon of Compton Martin (b c1514, bur 24.05.1570)

Main source(s): BLG1886 ('Horner of Mells Park'), MGH (NS1, vol 4 (1884), 'Horner Pedigree', p161+) with a little input from HoP ("George Horner" and associated pages)
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