Robert Horsfall

11 October 1779–28 November 1845 (Age 66)
Thornton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Robert

Robert Horsfall was born on 11 October 1779, in Thornton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of Robert Horsfall and Mary Stead. He married Elizabeth Pollard on 14 December 1806, in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Halifax St James, Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. He died on 28 November 1845, in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 66, and was buried in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Robert Horsfall
1779–1845
Elizabeth Pollard
1785–1866
Marriage: 14 December 1806
Rachel Horsfall
1807–
Ellen Horsefall
1814–1882
James Horsefall
1819–
Mariah Horsfall
1828–
Jane Horsefall
1810–
Richard Horsfall
1811–1879
Joseph Horsfall
1822–
Thomas Pollard Horsfall
1824–1897
Henry Blakey Horsfall
1836–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 December 1806
Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
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World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 22

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 29

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 36

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Horsefall in West Yorkshire, so named from Old English hors ‘horse’ (perhaps a byname) + fall ‘clearing’, ‘place where the trees have been felled’ (from fellan ‘to fell’, causative of feallan ‘to fall’).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Horsfall, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Robt Horsfall in entry for Thomas Pollard Horsfall, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Robert Horsfall, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"

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