'Horsley1'Index links to: Lead / Letter DRAFT
Families covered: Horsley of Bolam, Horsley of Brinkheugh, Horsley of Crawcrook, Horsley of Full Sutton, Horsley of Horsley, Horsley of Milburne Grange, Horsley of Scranwood, Horsley of Skirpenbeck, Horsley of Thernham
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First displayed: 01.04.14Last updated: 01.04.14
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We hope that in due course we will find out whether or not (and, if so, how) the following families were connected. These families all came from Northumberland and are presumed to have originated from the village of Horsley in that county. There is also a Horsley in Gloucestershire and a West & East Horsley in Surrey. The earliest connected pedigree we have found starts with the following Richard of whom Hodgson reports "Of his ancestors I have seen no account; but suppose he was a descendant of the Horsleys of Scranwood and Horsley." The arms of the following branch are shown as based on 3 cinquefoils.
Sir Richard de Horsley (a 1278, 1308)
1. John de Horsley (a 1301)
  A. Sir Richard Horsley, Sheriff of Northumberland (a 1317)
i. John Horsley (a 1328)
  a. Richard Horsley, Sheriff of Northumberland (d by 1372) this generation given by Hodgson but omitted by Marshall
  (1) Sir Robert Horsley of Thernham (Northumberland), Crawcrook (c. Durham), etc. (d 1393)
  m. Joan Strother (sister of Alan Strother)
(A) Robert Horsley (b c1381, a 1415)
  m. Elizabeth Swinburne (dau of Sir William Swinburne by Mary, dau/coheir of Sir Alan de Heton)
  (i) Richard Horsley of Crawcrook (a 1445)
  (a) Richard Horsley (d 1496-7)
  ((1)) Giles Horsley (a 1541, "fatuus et idiota")
  ((2)) Roger Horsley of Thernham
  ((A)) Roger Horsley of Crawcrook & Thirnham (d(sp?) 1544)
  ((B)) Margery or Margaret Horsley (b c1525)
  m. Cuthbert Carnaby of Ayden (a 1586, son of William of Halton)



Most of the following was originally shown on HZmisc03 on 13.05.09. The arms of the following branch are shown as based on 3 horse heads.
Sir John de Horsley of Scranwood (Scrainwood) & Long Horsley, Sheriff of Northumberland (a 1522, 1552, Captain of Bamborough Castle)
1. Cuthbert Horsley of Horsley & Scranwood (b by 1517, d by 1586, of Lincoln's Inn, MP)
  m. Elizabeth
  A. John Horsley of Horsley (d c1605)
  m. Eleanor Hilton (dau of William Hilton of Hilton Castle)
  i. George Horsley of Horsley (dsp c1615)
  m. Catherine Grey (dau of _ Grey of Chillingham)
  ii. Anne Horsley
  m. Robert Horsley of Brinkheugh @1@ below
  iii.+ other issue (d young?) - William, John
  B. Elizabeth Horsley
  m. John Bell of Bellasis
2. Isabella Horsley
  m. Thomas Horsley of Brinkheugh @2@ just below



Most of the following was originally shown on HZmisc03 on 13.05.09.
Thomas Horsley of Brinkheugh
m. Isabella Horsley (dau of Sir John de Horsley) @2@ just above
1. Lancelot Horsley of Brinkheugh (d 1609)
  m. Elizabeth or Jane Widdrington (dau of John Widdrington of Hauxley)
  A. Sir Thomas Horsley of Horsley, Sheriff of Northumberland (b 25.08.1612, a 1664)
m. Eleanor Calverley (dau of William Calverley of Calverley)
  i. William Horsley (dvpsp)
  m. Rebecca Salvin (dau of Robert Salvin of Durham)
  ii. Dorothy Horsley
  m1. (c1665, sp) Robert L'Isle (d 1657)
  m2. (23.02.1660/1) Edward Widdrington (son of Lord William)
  iii. Mary Horsley
  B. Robert Horsley of Brinkheugh
  m. Anne Horsley (dau of John Horsley of Horsley) @1@ above
  C. Catherine Horsley
  m. _ Fulwood
  D.+ other issue - Margaret (d unm), Florentina



Foster shows the arms of the Skerpenbeck branch are shown as based on 3 cinquefoils whilst Dugdale shows the arms of the Full Futton branch as based on 3 horse heads.
William Horsley of Skerpenbeck (Skirpenbeck), Yorkshire
m. Elizabeth
1. William Horsley of Skerpenbeck (a 1584)
  m1. Margery Thwaytes (dau of William Thwaytes of Marston)
  A. William Horsley (a 1584)
  m. Dorothy Lakyn (dau of William Lakyn of Easingwold)
  i. William Horsley (b c1578, a 1584)
  ii. Elizabeth Horsley
  m. William Slater
  iii. Mary Horsley
m. Thomas Bulborough
  iv. Margaret Horsley
  m. William Taylor
  B. Richard Horsley
  C. Elizabeth Horsley
  m. William Dawtrey (Dealtry) of Fullsutton in Harthill
  m2. Ellinor Smyth of Lincolnshire
D. Francis Horsley of Full Sutton, Yorkshire (d c1630)
  The following comes from Visitation (Dugdale, Yorkshire, 1665, 'Horsley of Full Sutton').
  m. Gertrude Wytham (dau of ?? Wytham of Wytham) ## possibly this Gertrude Witham? ##
  i. Francis Horsley of Skirpenbeck (dvp)
  m. Isabell Fryar (dau of James Fryar)
  a. Francis Horsley of Full Sutton (b c1630, a 09.1665)
  m. Mary Spoforth (dau of John (sb Joshua?) Spoforth of Howsham, widow of Francis Dawtre of Full Sutton)
  (1)+ issue (a 09.1665) - Francis (b c1655), Triphena, Mary
  b. George Horsley
  ii. Gertrude Horsley
  m. Caleb Procter of Yorkshire
  iii.+ other issue - Richard (d unm), Edward of Stamford Bridge (had issue)
  E. Dorothy Horsley
  m. Francis Chamberlayn of Thoraldby
  m3. Ellinor Bulmer
  F. Robert Horsley of Cropton
  m. (by 1612) _ Gedney
  G.+ other issue - Jerome, Thomas



John Horsley of Mylborn or Milburn Grange (a 1552, 03.1582)
1. Lamrocke Horsley of Newham
  m. Agnes
  A. Lancelot Horsley
  Hodgson, having mentioned a Jason "son of John H. of Milburne-grange", shows a dotted line between Lancelot and the following Jason, indicating some uncertainty as to either Jason's parentage or his legitimacy.
  i. James Horsley of Milburne Grange (d before 19.08.1620)
  m1. (c06.1594) Margaret
  a. John Horsley
  (1) Henry Horsley of Milburne Grange & Newcastle (d before 03.11.1660)
  m. Margaret (a 1660)
  (2) John Horsley of Milburne Grange (d c02.1689)
  (A) John Horsley of Newnham & Milburne Grange
  m. Elizabeth (d c1688)
  (i) George Horsley of Milburne Grange (d 1684-5)
  m. Mary Anderson (dau of Ralph Anderson of South Shields, m2. John Horsley of Pegsworth)
(a) John Horsley of Milburne Grange, Sheriff of Northumberland (d 10.05.1746)
  m. Jane Reay (dau of Richard Reay of Newcastle by Dorothy)
  ((1)) John Horsley of Bolam (b c1708, d 04.09.1772, 2nd son?)
  m. (c05.1739) Philadelphia Pearson of East Matfen (b 1714-5, d 09.02.1794)
  ((A)) Robert Horsley of Bolam (b 15.06.1749, d 23.12.1809, 2nd son)
  m. (28.12.1784) Catharine Meggison (d 25.02.1818, dau of Lancelot Meggison of Whalton)
  ((i)) Philadelphia Horsley (bpt 15.01.1784)
  m. (10.07.1810) John de la Poer Beresford, later Horsley-Beresford, Lord Decies of Decies (b 20.01.1776
  ((ii))+ 6 others (d young)
  ((B)) Isabella Horsley (bpt 17.01.1745)
  m. (11.05.1761) Thomas Fenwick
  ((C))+ other issue - John of Bolam (bpt 09.04.1747, dvp unm 13.05.1770), Dorothy (bpt 12.06.1740, bur 20.02.1747), Catharine (bpt 13.05.1742), Jane (bpt 01.12.1743)
  ((2))+ other issue - Richard (b 1702-3, dvp 23.06.1742), George (bur 20.06.1725), Edward (b 1711-2, d 04.04.1737)
  (b)+ other issue - Ralph, Edmund, Edward, Isabella
  (B) Edward Horsley (4th son)
  (i) Anne Horsley (b by 1689)
  (C)+ other issue - Henry, Thomas, Joseph, Benjamin, Jane, Alice, Catharine (bpt 24.03.1628), Dorothy, Mary
  b. Reginald Horsley
  m2. Anne (a 1620)
2. Edmund Horsley (dvp by 03.1582)
  A. Robert Horsley
3.+ other issue - Jason, Jane (a 03.1582)

Main source(s):
(1) For Horsley of Crawcrook & Thernham : 'A History of Northumberland' by Rev. John Hodgson (Part 2, Vol 2, 1832, 'Pedigree of Horsley of Thernham', p103), Visitation (George Marshall (1878), Northumberland, 1615, 'Carnaby', p73)
(2) For Horsley of Horsley & Scranwood : 'A History of Northumberland' by Rev. John Hodgson (Part 2, Vol 2, 1832, 'Pedigree of Horsley of Scranwood and Long Horsley', p104), the section 'Family of Horsley' within Commoners (vol 3, 'Riddell of Felton Park', p210)
(3) For Horsley of Brinkheugh : 'A History of Northumberland' by Rev. John Hodgson (Part 2, Vol 2, 1832, 'Pedigree of Horsley of Scranwood and Long Horsley', p104), the section 'Family of Horsley' within Commoners (vol 3, 'Riddell of Felton Park', pp210-211)
(4) For Horsley of Full Sutton & Skirpenbeck : Visitation (Foster, Yorkshire, 1584/5, 'Horsley of Skerpenbeck') with input as reported above
(5) For Horsley of Bolam & Milburn Grange: 'A History of Northumberland' by Rev. John Hodgson (Part 2, Vol 1, 1827, 'Pedigree of Horsley of Milburn Grange and Bolam', pp335-6)
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