Christopher Horsman

20 October 1746–from 12 April 1814 to 17 June 1815 (Age 67)
Marske, Yorkshire, England

The Life of Christopher

When Christopher Horsman was born on 20 October 1746, in Marske, Yorkshire, England, his father, William Horseman I, was 22 and his mother, Anne Mary Stockwell, was 18. He married Mary Wilbur about 1767, in Marske, Yorkshire, England. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He died from 12 April 1814 to 17 June 1815, in Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Horsman
Mary Wilbur
Marriage: about 1767
William Horsman
Sarah Horsman
Benjamin Horsman
Christopher Horsman Jr.
Thomas Horsman
Enoch Daniels Horsman
Timothy Horsman
John Horsman Sr.
Olive Horseman
Mary Horsman

Spouse and Children

about 1767
Marske, Yorkshire, England


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World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 6

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 8

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 24

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): occupational name for a stable worker, from Old English hors ‘horse’ + mann ‘man’. It is unlikely to have been a nickname for a skilled rider, for in the Middle Ages the maintenance and use of a horse was far beyond the means of the mass of common people.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Christoph Horsman, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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