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William Horton of Gumley (son of Thomas Horton) was born Abt. 1576 in Mowsley, Leicestershire, England, and died 1637. He married Isabell Freeman on 20 Aug 1597 in Saddington Twycross, St. James, Leicestershire, England.

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William Horton son of Thomas Horton, was born about 1576 in Mowsley, Leicestershire, England, he died in 1637. He married Isabel Freeman in Saddington Twycross, St. James, Leicestershire, England on 20 Aug 1597. William was the progenitor of the Gumley Hortons. Children of William and Isabel:John Hortonborn about 1598 in Gumley, Leicestershire, England married Margery Kestin/Caslinin April 1630 in Gumley, Leicestershire, England.A History of the County of Leicestershire: Volume V pub 1964, pages 264-270, "In 1622 Thomas Hazelrig of Fawdon, Northumberland, was created a baronet,and in 1630 he was succeeded by his son Sir Arthur, the parliamentarian. Sir Arthur'sManor of Noseley was temporarily granted to Henry Guildford and John Horton in 1663after being forfeited to the Crown by Sir Arthur." Thomas Horton,Regicideborn about 1600 in Gumley, Leicestershire, England, died on Cromwells Irish Campaign in 1650 of Typhus Fever.It was estimated that100,000 soildiers were killed during the civil war. The majority of these died from"Army Fever" - a form of Typhus, rather than from injuries recieved on the battle field).James Horton born about 1602 in Gumley,Leicestershire, EnglandAndrew Horton born about 1604 in Gumley, Leicestershire, EnglandRobert Hortonborn about 1606 in Gumley, Leicestershire, EnglandWilliam Hortonborn about 1608 in Gumley, Leicestershire, EnglandMabel Hortonborn about 1612 in Gumley, Leicestershire, EnglandElizabeth Hortonborn about 1619 in Gumley, Leicestershire, England, buried 06 Dec 1629Ellen Hortonborn 1617, Christened, 11 Mar 1617, Gumley, Leicestershire, England, buried on 12 Mar 1617/18 From "The Victoria History of the Counties of England", A History of the County of Leicestershire: vol. V, published 1964, pages 116-121:"Gumley lies eleven miles south-east of Leicester at the eastern end of a ridge of hills which runs from Husbands Bosworth through Mowsley and Laughton, north of the Welland valley.Leicestershire (abbreviated Leics) is a landlocked county in central England. It takes its name from the heavily populated City of Leicester which has traditionally been its administrative centre, but is now a unitary authority administratively separate from Leicestershire. It borders onto Leicester, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire and Staffordshire, and contains part of the National Forest.The Griffin Manor in Gumley had been acquired from Edward and Thomas Griffin by William Horton in 1610. He acquired the messuage and 5 yardlands which he occupied. The fact that this property was also called a manor has added to the confusion surrounding this descent and led to the Hortons being called lords of Gumley during the 17th century. (T.L.A.S. xxiii, 13)From J. Nicholes, History & Antiquities of the County of Leicester, ii, Plate cviii: "John Horton's son-in-law, John Aldwinckle, advertised a sale of the estate in 1736."(this John Horton is a great grandson of William Horton. He died in 1701 and his wife Barbara died in 1705).From A2A Catalogue, Gibbs, Ludlow & Martyn families, Catalogue Ref. 1494/94, date 1593:Scope and Content: Conveyance of Hinton Farm, a capital messuage called Leach Court, and extensive lands in Great Hinton, Steeple Ashton, and West Ashton from William Horton to Roger Martyn, Anthony Martyn, and John Marks."From: A2A Catalogue, Deeds Appendix, Catalogue Ref. ER 3/121-233, date 30 October 1617: Scope and Content: " Witnessess: Richard Braybroke, Thomas More, William Moore, William Horton, Henry Dugard."The following records record John Horton Jr., son of John Horton, who is son of William Horton of Gumley:A2A Catalogue, Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Record Office, The Hazlerrigg Collection, Hazlerrigg family of Noseley, Leicestershire, files- all deal with Deeds to lead the Uses of a Recovery, Settlement and Release - references - DG21/82 through83, 84, 85, 98 and 111. dates: 01 Dec 15 Charles II 1663, Hilary, (two at this date) 15 and 16 Charles II (1664), 10th May 16 Charles II 1664, 23 May 1 James II 1685, and 28th June 10 William III 1698:


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Record Change: 27 Jan 2007

More About William Horton of Gumley and Isabell Freeman:
Marriage: 20 Aug 1597, Saddington Twycross, St. James, Leicestershire, England.

Children of William Horton of Gumley and Isabell Freeman are:
  1. +Thomas Horton, b. Abt. 1600, Gumley, Leicestershire, England, d. Oct 1649, in Ireland during Cromwell's Irish Campaign.
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