Rachel Horton

Stone, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Rachel

When Rachel Horton was born in 1837, in Stone, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Henry Horton, was 34 and her mother, Elizabeth Horton, was 31. She lived in Penge, Surrey, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Henry Horton
Elizabeth Horton
Mary Horton
Rachel Horton
Joseph Horton
Rachel Horton
Samuel Horton

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 6

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 17

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 43

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. The majority, with examples in at least fourteen counties, are named from Old English horh ‘mud’, ‘slime’ or horn ‘dirt’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. One in southern Gloucestershire, however, is named from Old English heorot ‘hart’ + dūn ‘hill’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rachael Horton, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Rachael Horton in household of Henry Horton, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Rachel Horton in household of Mary Foxen, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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