Peter Brown Family History

George Horsley (1739) & Elizabeth Brown

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General History

George Horsley & Elizabeth Brown were one of my 7th generation ancestors.

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George Horsley was baptised on 15th June 1739 in Hartlepool, Co Durham and was the son of Thomas Horsley (bap.1709, bur.1783) and Isabell Shepherd (bur.1777). He married Elizabeth Brown in 1766 in Hartlepool. George was a fisherman and he died drowned at sea on 28th October 1813 and he was buried on 28th April 1814 in Hartlepool.

Elizabeth Brown was born in 1745. She died in 1811 in Hartlepool, Co Durham.

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George & Elizabeth had twelve children.

Jane Elizabeth Isabella Mary Susannah Frances Mary George James Susannah Mary Susannah
  1. Jane Horsley was baptised on 7th June 1767 in Hartlepool, Co Durham. She married John Rutherford on 19th February 1793 in Stockton on Tees.
  2. Elizabeth Horsley was baptised on 6th November 1768 in Hartlepool, Co Durham. She married Thomas Nell.
  3. Isabella Horsley was baptised on 4th November 1770 in Hartlepool, Co Durham.
  4. Mary Horsley was baptised on 8th November 1772 in Hartlepool, Co Durham.
  5. Susannah Horsley was baptised on 30th October 1774 in Hartlepool, Co Durham and she was buried there on 19th August 1781.
  6. Frances Horsley was baptised on 24th November 1776 in Hartlepool, Co Durham. She married Charlton Dobson. Details of Frances Horsley & Charlton Dobson are shown separately as they are direct ancestors.
  7. Mary Horsley was baptised on 9th August 1778 in Hartlepool, Co Durham and she was buried there on 25th November 1778.
  8. George Horsley was baptised on 7th November 1779 in Hartlepool, Co Durham. He was a sailor for 50 yrs (Mate). He married Jane Driver on 12th June 1804 in Holy Trinity, Sunderland.
  9. James Horsley was baptised on 3rd April 1782 in Hartlepool, Co Durham. He married Ann Davison on 3rd December 1809 in Hartlepool. In 1844 he was a fisherman but he died before 1851.
  10. Susannah Horsley was born on 10th September 1784 and she was baptised on 25th December 1784 in Hartlepool, Co Durham and she was buried there on 1st July 1789.
  11. Mary Horsley was born on 8th March 1787 and she was baptised on 29th July 1787 in Hartlepool, Co Durham.
  12. Susannah Horsley was born on 31st July 1789 and she was baptised on 22nd November 1789 in Hartlepool, Co Durham and she was buried there on 28th September 1792.

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  1. The above information was supplied by Harry Nicholson and has not been verified.
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  1. The above information was supplied by Harry Nicholson (Dhruvasimha [dhruvasimha@dharmashed.co.uk]) using sources from
    1. "St. Hilda's Parish Register Hartlepool".
    2. "Durham Records website".
    3. Ships Nostalgia site,