Henry Blakey Horsfall

Halifax, Yorkshire, England

The Life Summary of Henry Blakey

When Henry Blakey Horsfall was born in 1836, in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Horsfall, was 57 and his mother, Elizabeth Pollard, was 51. He married Grace Wilcock on 28 May 1849, in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Halifax St James, Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 40 years.

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Henry Blakey Horsfall
Grace Wilcock
Marriage: 28 May 1849
William Henry Horsfall
Sarah Anna Horsfall
Martha Elizabeth Horsfall
Mary Jane Horsfall

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 May 1849Halifax, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened
    Age 27
    The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.
    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
    Age 44
    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

    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 (11)

    • Henry Horsfall, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
    • Henry Horsfall, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
    • Henry Horsfall in entry for William Henry Horsfall, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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