Robert Horsfall

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

The Life Summary of Robert

When Robert Horsfall was born on 11 October 1779, in Thornton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Horsefall, was 33 and his mother, Mary Binns, was 39. 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
Elizabeth Pollard
Marriage: 14 December 1806
Rachel Horsfall
Ellen Horsefall
James Horsefall
Mariah Horsfall
Jane Horsefall
Richard Horsfall
Joseph Horsfall
Thomas Pollard Horsfall
Henry Blakey Horsfall

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 December 1806Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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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.
    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 and Lancashire): habitational name from Horsfall in Todmorden (Yorkshire), from Old English hors ‘horse’ + (ge)fall ‘falling, place where trees have been felled, clearing’ (from fellan ‘to fell’, causative of feallan ‘to fall’).

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

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    Sources (17)

    • Robert Horsfall, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Robt Horsfall in entry for Thomas Pollard Horsfall, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • 1841 England Census

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