'Horner1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
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, Somerset (dsp)
2. John Horner of Stoke St. Michael
A. Sir John Horner of Mells, Sheriff of Somerset (d 1587)
  m. Maryall (dau/widow of _ Holt, heiress of John Malte)
  i. Thomas Horner of Cloford & Mells Park, Sheriff of Somerset (d 1612, MP)
  m1. Elizabeth Pollard of Devon
  Visitation (Somerset, 1623, Horner) shows Thomas was father of Sir John by _ Pollard but BLG1886 shows that he was son of his 2nd wife:
  m2. Jane Popham (d 1591, dau of Sir John Popham of Littlecot)
a. Sir John Horner of Mells (b 1576/c1580, d 25.10.1659, MP, 2nd son)
  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)
m. Anne Pool (dau of Sir Henry Pool of Oaksey)
  (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 probably of this generation
  m. John Williams
(c)+ other issue
  (iii)+ 1 son (dvp) and 4 daughters
  (B) Edward Horner 'of Mells'
  Shown by Le Neve's 'Pedigrees of the Knights' (Marshall, 1873, pp79-80) as son of Sir George of Cloford (knighted 06.1660) possibly son of Thomas, eldest son of Sir John by Anne Speke. In fact that Sir George was the brother of Thomas, above.
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 shows that Edward dsp but presumably this should have been dspm as TCB (vol 4, 'Martin of Long Melford', p41) identifies Edward & Elizabeth as parents of ...
  (i) Tamworth Horner (d 15.08.1698, only dau)
  m. (1663) Sir Roger Martin of Long Melford, 1st Bart
  (B) Anne Horner
  m. Baldwin Malet
  (C) Frances Horner
  m. Thomas Bere of Huntsham
  (D)+ other issue - 2 sons (1 dvp), 2 daughters
(3) Anne Horner (b after 1623?)
  m. (1662) John Harrington
  (4)+ other issue - John, Edward, Samuel, Jane, Philippa, Amy
  HoP reports that Sir John & Anne had a total of 5 sons & 6 daughters (2 dvp). Names come from Visitation (Somerset, 1623, Horner)
  b. Thomas Horner of Leigh-on-Mendip, Somerset (dsp before 25.10.1651, MP?)
  m. Mary
  c. Amy Horner probably of this generation, presumed of this marriage
  m. John Symes
  m3. (Gabrielle) Roberta Montgomery (dau of Gabriel, Comte de Montgomery)
  ii. Dorothy Horner
  m. (20.12.1575) John Hippisley of Camedley (b 1554, d 1608)
  iii. Joane Horner (b 1561)
  m. (c1593) (John) Still, Bishop (of Bath & Wells) (b c1543, d 26.02.1607/8)
  B. George Horner of Leigh (d 1570) had issue
  C. Elizabeth Horner possibly of this generation
  m. John Roynon of Hartree Tilly (d by 1580)

Main source(s): BLG1886 (Horner of Mells Park) with a little input from HoP ("George Horner" and associated pages)
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