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Horsley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Horsley family


The surname Horsley was first found in Northumberland at Horsley, a township, in the parish of Ovingham, about 9 miles from Newcastle-upon-Tyne. There is also a parish named Horsley, in Gloucestershire and another parish, so named in Derbyshire. The name is derived from the Old English words hors + leah, and literally means "clearing or pasture where horses are kept". [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
The parishes in Derbyshire and Gloucestershire were both listed as Horselei in the Domesday Book. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
At one time the family held a manor in Long Horsley. "The manor was at an early period the property of the Merlays; after them the Greystocks held it; and the Horsleys possessed lands here from an early period, till their heiress married into the family of Widdrington." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Early History of the Horsley family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Horsley research.
Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1296, 1546, 1547, 1525, 1583, 1550 and 1626 are included under the topic Early Horsley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Horsley Spelling Variations


The name, Horsley, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Horsley, Horsey, de Horsey, O'Horsey and others.

Early Notables of the Horsley family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir John Horsey (died 1546), knight of Henry VIII and Lord of the Manor of Clifton Maubank; Sir John Horsley who was knighted at the Battle of Musselburgh in 1547. Later he was made Captain of Banborough Castle...
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Migration of the Horsley family to Ireland


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Migration of the Horsley family to the New World and Oceana


The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Horsley surname who came to North America were:

Horsley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph and Jane Horsley, who settled in Virginia in 1652
  • Jane Horsley, who landed in Virginia in 1652 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Horsley, who arrived in Virginia in 1658 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Rebecca Horsley, who landed in Maryland in 1663 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Joseph Horsley, who landed in Rowley, Massachusetts in 1699 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Horsley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John H Horsley, who arrived in New York in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Horsley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ann Horsley, aged 20, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "David Malcolm" [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 5th January 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) David Malcolm 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/davidmalcolm1854.shtml
  • Joseph Horsley, aged 19, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"

Horsley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William A. Horsley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bombay" in 1863
  • Elizabeth Horsley, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Blairgowrie" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Horsley (post 1700)


  • Jamie P Horsley, American Deputy Director of the China Law Center, senior research scholar in law, and lecturer in law at Yale Law School
  • John Callcott Horsley RA (1817-1903), English Academic painter of genre and historical scenes, illustrator, and designer of the first Christmas card
  • William Horsley (1774-1858), English musician
  • Charles Edward Horsley (1822-1876), English musician, son of William Horsley
  • Sir Victor Horsley MD (1857-1916), English surgeon who became one of the earliest pioneers in Neurosurgery
  • Colin Horsley, English classical pianist
  • Samuel Horsley (1733-1806), British churchman, Bishop of Rochester (1792 to 1806)
  • Mervin Horsley, Australian economist

Historic Events for the Horsley family



HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Alfred Horsley, British Mechanician 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  5. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 5th January 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) David Malcolm 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/davidmalcolm1854.shtml
  6. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

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