William Horsley

Sculthorpe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Horsley was born in 1813, in Sculthorpe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Horsley, was 21 and his mother, Sarah Ewen, was 25. He married Susanna Sutton on 13 October 1842, in Fakenham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters.

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William Horsley
Susanna Sutton
Marriage: 13 October 1842
Georgianna Maria Horsley
Louisa Horsley
Elizabeth Horsley
Ann Eliza Horsley

Spouse and Children

13 October 1842
Fakenham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (7)


Age 2

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 20

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 41

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Northumberland, Staffordshire, and Surrey, so named from Old English hors ‘horse’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. The reference is probably to a place where horses were put out to pasture. The surname is widespread in north-central England.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Horsley, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • William Horsley, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • William Horsley, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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