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Horsley Early Origins



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.

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Horsley Spelling Variations


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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.

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Horsley Early History


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Horsley Early History



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.

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Horsley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Horsley Early Notables (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...

Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Horsley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Horsley In Ireland


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Horsley In Ireland



Some of the Horsley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Atlanti c. 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 settled in Virginia in 1652
  • Jane Horsley, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • William Horsley, who arrived in Virginia in 1658
  • Rebecca Horsley, who landed in Maryland in 1663
  • Joseph Horsley, who landed in Rowley, Massachusetts in 1699

Horsley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John H Horsley, who arrived in New York in 1839

Horsley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ann Horsley, aged 20, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "David Malcolm"
  • Joseph Horsley, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"

Horsley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Horsley (post 1700)


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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
  • 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
  • John Callcott Horsley (1817-1903), English painter and designer of the world's first Christmas card
  • Colin Horsley, English classical pianist
  • Samuel Horsley (1733-1806), British churchman, Bishop of Rochester (1792 to 1806)
  • Mervin Horsley, Australian economist

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Horsley Historic Events


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Horsley Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Alfred Horsley, British Mechanician 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Horsley Family Crest Products


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Citations


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  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.

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  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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