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    Francis Robinson (Bass) HORSLEY

    Male 1869 - 1941  (72 years)


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    • Name Francis Robinson (Bass) HORSLEY 
      Born 1869  Bedford St. Hartlepool Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
      • birth not in indexes
      Gender Male 
      Died 13 Oct 1941  Hartlepool, Co Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
      • Hartlepools Hospital after being knocked down by a car
      Buried West View Cemetary, Hartlepool Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
      Person ID I30  Horsley
      Last Modified 16 Dec 2016 

      Father George (Merry) HORSLEY,   b. Abt 1835, Hartlepool, Co Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1914, Hartlepool, Co Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
      Mother Mary Ann COULSON,   b. 1836, Hartlepool, Co Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1871, Hartlepool, Co Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
      Married 22 Jul 1855  St Hilda's, Hartlepool Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
      • 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.
      Notes 
      • !881 Census Hartlepool:
        Dwelling: 3 Bedford St
        Census Place: Hartlepool, Durham, England
        Source: FHL Film 1342180 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4906 Folio 99 Page 29
        Marr Age Sex Birthplace
        George HORSLEY M 46 M Hpool, Durham, England
        Rel: Head
        Occ: Fisherman
        Sarah HORSLEY M 47 F Hpool, Durham, England
        Rel: Wife
        George HORSLEY U 16 M Hpool, Durham, England
        Rel: Son
        Occ: Labourer [7]
      Family ID F8  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family 1 Harriet FOX,   b. 7 Mar 1870, Durham St, Hartlepool Find all individuals with events at this location 
      Married Sep 1888  Hartlepool Register Office Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 8
      • Witnesses at wedding: William Fox and Rebecca Pounder.
      Divorced Yes, date unknown 
      Children 
       1. Ruth HORSLEY,   b. 4 Jan 1898, West Hartlepool, Co. Durham Find all individuals with events at this location
      Last Modified 22 Feb 2006 
      Family ID F542  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

      Family 2 Caroline 
      Last Modified 14 Dec 2016 
      Family ID F616  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    • Notes 
      • 1881 census Hpool. at 3 Bedford St. with his sister Mary Kilby and brother in law Micheal Kilby (labourer) 1891 census Darlington: 13 China St, Cockerton, Darlington Francis Horsley 21 contractors man(?) bn Hpool. Harriet " wife 21 " He died 1941 after being knocked down by a car in Hartlepool. He was with his brother "Smokey" Horsley fishing for salmon in the Tees Bay during WWI when the german fleet opened fire on Hartlepool. Whilst range was being found the first shells fell around their coble, so they put into Redcar until the bombardment was over. ( from Dorothy A Nicholson, their niece)
      • 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." [9]

    • Sources 
      1. [S10] 1881 Census, Hartlepool.

      2. [S2] Marriage.
        death cert 1941, aged 72

      3. [S4] Carol Ravenhall researches.

      4. [S27] BDM, Public Record Office Index.
        1st qtr; 10a 143

      5. [S2] Marriage.

      6. [S249] Durham Records website.
        Marriages, Hartlepool District - Record Number: 147128.1
        Parish/Church: Hartlepool (St. Hilda's)
        22 Jul 1855 George Horsley, of Hartlepool, age: 20 (bachelor, Fisherman), son of William Horsley (Pilot) married Mary Ann Coulson, of Hartlepool, age: 19 (Spinster), daughter of John Coulson (Pilot), married after banns by Robert Taylor
        Witnesses: Mary Jane Yell, Thomas Horsley

      7. [S105] 1881 Census, London, PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4906 Folio 99 Page 29.

      8. [S4] Carol Ravenhall researches.
        email Feb 2003

      9. [S3] Wood Collection "Memoriam", Grays Gallery, Hpool.