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    151 bn 1865? in 1891 census HORSLEY, George (I385)
    152 boarder with John Jackson at 2 George St. 1891. unmarried HORSLEY, George (I1922)
    153 born in George St. HORSLEY, Mary (I366)
    154 Catherine:
    This most interesting surname is of French origin, and is a metronymic form of the female personal name Catherine, thought ultimately to derive from the Old Greek word "katharos", pure, clean. The first known bearer was the 4th Century St. Katherine of Alexandria, who according to legend was an Egyptian princess so learned that she confounded the arguments of all the wise men of Egypt with her defence of Christianity, for which she was put to death. The name was introduced to Europe by the Crusaders and became widespread in England in the 12th Century in the aftermath of the Norman Conquest, from the Old French "Caterine, Cateline and Catharine". The first reference to St. Katherine in England is in a miracle play performed at Dunstable in 1100. Catherine, which is also found as Catlin and Catling (surnames) has never lost its popularity as a female personal name since its introduction, and was a particular favourite among royalty. Robert Caterin was recorded in the Assize Court Rolls of Bedfordshire in 1247, and Robert Catylin was mentioned in 1441 in Sheffield records. Johanes Catherins married Joanna Willms on July 2nd 1576 at Westminster, while Richard Catherine married Mary Griffen on July 14th 1767 at St. Clement Danes, London. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of William Catelin, Katelin, which was dated 1198, in the "Feet of Fines of Norfolk", during the reign of King Richard 1, known as "Richard the Lionheart", 1189 - 1199. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.  
    CATHERINE, Dorothy Ann (I13)
    155 cert copy of marriage entry parish of Hartlepool: Married 22 July 1855: George Horsley (signed) age 20 bachelor, fisherman s/o William Horsley pilot. Mary Ann Coulson (X her mark) age 19 spinster d/o John Coulson pilot. witness: Mary Jane Nell (X her mark), Thomas Horsley (X his mark) pilot. Family F8
    156 child of Roberte Horsleye HORSLEY, George (I96)
    157 Churchwardens accounts 1800: per contra sess unpaid George Horsley junior 1 shilling HORSLEY, George (I281)
    158 churchwardens accounts 1805 arrears wanting (cess of rates): Matthew Horsley 1 shilling Matthew Horsley, widower and fisherman, died of consumption aged 50. buried 27 Sep 1810. HORSLEY, Matthew (I277)
    159 Churchwardens accounts 1808 "arrears of church cess (rates assement) James Horsley 9 pence" HORSLEY, James (I267)
    160 Churchyard: illegitimate son of Martha Horsley. HORSLEY, Richard (I912)
    161 Circumstantial link with Lancelot. ? (I108)
    162 died aged 1 yr. (PR) HORSLEY, Robert (I46)
    163 died aged 28 WATT, Sarah (I942)
    164 died aged 66 HORSLEY, James (I55)
    165 died aged 82. HORSLEY, John (I149)
    166 Died at sea. HORSLEY, George (I128)
    167 died in aircrash  HORSLEY, Terence (I3296)
    168 died in his fathers lifetime HORSLEY, William (I137)
    169 died of 'violent rheumatism' BROWN, Elizabeth (I156)
    170 Died of Smallpox COULSON, Mary Ann (I27)
    171 Drowned and found at Coatham,(near Redcar) aged about 70 Yorkshire. (body in sea 6 months!) HORSLEY, George (I128)
    172 Drowned with James Harrison 17 Nov 1774. HORSLEY, John (I50)
    173 Durham, St Margaret index linked to 1638 Lainwell due to unusual name. HORSLEY, Lamewell (I1247)

    Sunderland was once asunder-land that is land cut asunder, separated or put to one side. Sunderland is not mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. Nevertheless by 1100 there was a fishing village at Sunderland.

    Sunderland was made a town in 1154 when it was granted a charter. (A document granting the townspeople certain rights such as the right to hold a weekly market). Sunderland slowly grew. However it only had a population of a few hundred in the Middle Ages. It would seem tiny to us but settlements were very small in those days.

    Sunderland like all other towns in England suffered severely from the Black Death in 1348-49 when perhaps half the population died but it soon recovered.

    By the 14th century salt was being made in Sunderland. Seawater was heated in iron vats until it evaporated leaving behind the salt. Shipbuilding also began in the 14th century.

    However Sunderland was small and unimportant until the 17th century. In 1565 a writer described Sunderland as: 'a fishing town and landing place which has 30 householders and is governed by Robert Bowes and the Bishop of Durham and ships and boats are loaded and unloaded but there are neither ships nor boats (belonging to the town) and only 7 fish cobbles that belong to the town occupying 20 fishermen. This town is in great decay of building and inhabitants'.


    Sunderland changed after 1589 when Robert Bowes and John Smith started making salt at Sunderland. the salt was made in iron pans at the place later called Panns Bank. They owned their own coal pit at Offerton. They used the poor quality coal for evaporating seawater. The better quality coal was exported to London and East Anglia. Bowes Quay was built for this purpose. Soon Sunderland became famous for exporting coal. It was second to Newcastle, of course, but exports of coal and salt grew rapidly.

    There was also an industry making lime for fertiliser and building in the 17th century. Alum and copperas were made in Sunderland and exported to be used in dyeing. By the end of the 17th century there was also a glass making industry in Sunderland.

    The town grew rapidly. By the mid 17th century Sunderland had a population of around 1,500. By 1700 the population of Sunderland, Monkwearmouth and Bishopwearmouth was about 5,000.

    In 1717 a body of men called the Wear Commissioners was formed. In 1723 they built a pier on the south bank of the Wear. In 1797 another pier was built on the north bank. Wearmouth Bridge was built in 1796.

    In the 18th century the shipbuilding industry in Sunderland boomed. Sunderland also had a flourishing rope making industry. In 1798 for the first time a steam engine was used to power rope making equipment in Sunderland. 
    HORSLEY, Robert (I92)
    175 eldest HORSLEY, Robert (I1400)
    176 Esther in 1891unM with parents. HORSLEY, Hester (I1402)
    177 From "Northern Daily Mail" Oct 1941: "A verdict of "accidental death" was returned at a Hartlepool inquest last night on Francis Robinson Horsley (72) of 44 West View (Road), The evidence was that shortly after 10 pm on September 12, Horsley, while crossing the road with two companions near Holy Trinity Church, was knocked down by a car driven by Mr Robert Darling of Home Farm, Hart. Horsley had both legs fractured and died in Hartlepools Hospital on Oct 12. It was stated that it was a dark and drizzly night with visibility bad." HORSLEY, Francis Robinson (Bass) (I30)
    178 From "Northern Daily Mail" p8. 10 Aug 1967, Pub. in Hartlepool. Item in "Over the Hills" by Robert Wood: On Smuggling on the NE coast: Pity the poor Exciseman. He had a dogs life as the following letter shows: " Custom House, Hartlepool. I beg leave to inform you that on the seventh day of December 1790, I Thomas Weightman, officer of HM Customs, Hartlepool, went to the dwelling house of Thomas Hunter, junior, fisherman and branch pilot, and asked him leave to search the same, for I had information of smuggled goods being lodged therein, which he granted. But as soon as I had begun to search the house and came near to the place where I supposed to goods was concealed the said Thos. Hunter pushed me aside his servant maid Martha Horsley called and let into the house Thos. Hunter senior, where the aforesaid Thos Hunter senior and junior and Martha Horsley all threatened to kill me, which obliged me to quit." (Robert Wood was a noted amateur historian of the 1960's and 70's; he wrote regular articles for the NDM.) HORSLEY, Martha (I904)
    179 From Capt John Horsley, Thames pilot, tradition: John 924 drowned whilst boarding a ship in Hartlepool channel, the rope ladder snapped. HORSLEY, John (I847)
    180 from census returns ages come out variously c. 1804 but the birth of 1802 in PR is the closest and is confirmed by death notice in South Durham Herald. HODGSON, Elizabeth (I676)
    181 Funeral service held in Salvation Army Citadel, Durham St. Hartlepool. HORSLEY, Dorothy Ann (I8)
    182 George Horsley of Horsley HORSLEY, George (I141)
    183 George, husband of Ann, is connected to mother Margaret Horsley by elimination only. HORSLEY, George (I1732)
    184 gives Hpool 1891 HORSLEY, Frank (I1374)
    185 Hartlepool records:
    1627 "sessments to pay this year; unfremen to pay this year:
    Peter Horsley 2 shillings and 6 pence"
    1629 "owings of arrears, Peter Horsley 2s. 6d."
    1632 "Robert Wright, maior. Peter Horsley, burgess.
    HORSLEY, Peter (I83)
    186 Hartlepools Hospital after being knocked down by a car HORSLEY, Francis Robinson (Bass) (I30)
    187 He has a second wife Mary J by 1891. HORSLEY, John (I368)
    188 He may be the John (iron molder) who lodges with Jane McDonald (sailor's wife) 11 Croft St. Hpool 1881. HORSLEY, John (I1923)
    189 heart attack HORSLEY, Alec (I2122)
    190 Her age at death recorded as 85 gives a birth in 1734 yet the only Margaret Lackenby bapt at Hpool is her of 1728 which makes her 92. As her father was of Seaton Carew perhaps he lost the first Margaret and had another in 1734 who would be recorded elsewhere. LACKONBY, Margaret (I899)
    191 her Bapt. is not in St.Hilda's Hartlepool SHEPHERD, Isabell (I125)
    192 her remarriage to second spouse is speculative. NB her children are shown born in Sunderland in 1891 census... recheck this linkage. Ann E. (I1733)
    193 her surname may be Martyn Agnes (I94)
    194 Horsley:
    This is an English locational surname, which derives from the various villages called "Horsley" in the counties of Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Surrey and Northumberland. In fact it is one of the quite rare locational surnames of which there can be little doubt about the real meaning. It derives from the pre 7th century Olde English "horse-lega", which does mean the "place of the horses" or more specifically a horse racing track, or training ground. The British people have always loved their horses, and this interest goes back to the very dawn of history. It is therefore hardly surprising to find both surnames and place names which record this long interest. The surname is much later than the place name, this being first recorded in Surrey in the year 871 a.d., the very dawn of written history. Nethetheless the surname is still one of the earliest of all hereditary suirnames. Early examples taken from authentic rolls and registers include Lucas Horselie of the county of Somerset in the year 1328, and Thomas Horsely, who married Margaret Whytewell, in London, in 1546. The first known recording is that of Robertus de Horslegh, of Staffordshire in the Pipe Rolls of 1292. This was during the reign of King Edward 1st, known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307.  
    HORSLEY, Lancelot (I88)
    195 Houghton le Spring index 1563-1699, this the only Horsley. HORSLEY, Agnes (I1245)
    196 Hpool 1891 HORSLEY, Isabella (I1375)
    197 Hpool 1891 HORSLEY, George (I1376)
    198 Hpool 1891 HORSLEY, Maddison (I1377)
    199 Hpool elsewhere TURNER, Esther (I1373)
    200 Hpool Hospital HORSLEY, George Herring (I359)

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