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The Horner family had strong connections with Castle Bolton and Aysgarth, and many of the extended family can be found there over the years.

1841 Census

The 1841 Census has two households of Horners.

Name Age Occupation Birthplace
HORNER Ann 40 Yks
HORNER William 30 Yks
BRADY Margaret? 4 Yks

Ann and William are siblings, being two of ten children born to Leonard and Christiana Horner of Redmire. Several members of this family later appear in Castle Bolton. Leonard and Christiana's children are:
  1. Elizabeth: baptized 14 March 1794
  2. Christopher: baptized 13 November 1796
  3. Ann: baptized 16 January 1799
  4. Isabella: baptized 7 April 1801
  5. Catherine: baptized 26 June 1803
  6. Leonard: baptized 22 September 1805
  7. Christiana: baptized 22 September 1805
  8. Margaret: baptized 20 September 1807
  9. William: baptized 29 April 1810
  10. John: baptized 24 June 1812

Name Age Occupation Birthplace
HORNER John 25 Agricultural Labourer Yks
HORNER Cathrine 25 Yks
HORNER John 4 Yks
HORNER Cathrine 3 Yks
HORNER Elizabeth 3m Yks

It first appeared that John was the son of Leonard and Christiana, baptism above. However, a monumental inscription states that John, son of Leonard and Christiana Horner died 26 March 1837, aged 24 years:

In memory of Leonard Horner, tanner late of Redmire who departed this life 2 May 1830 aged 63 years, leaving a wife and 10 children to lament his loss. Also Christiana his wife who died 2 January 1843 aged 76 years. [On reverse] In memory of Leonard son of Leonard and Christiana Horner who died at Manchester 29 September 1835 aged 30 years. Also John their son who died 26 March 1837 aged 24 years. Also William Horner who died 18 March 1877 aged 66 years. Also Ann Horner who died 21 August 1879 aged 80 years.

In nearby Castle Bolton there was another Horner family who had a son John baptized in the same year: John Horner baptized 20 September 1812 son of John and Elizabeth of Bolton. Note that in the 1851 census John gives Castle Bolton as his place of birth, although the 1861 census says he was born in Redmire.

John married Catherine Peacock, 14 November 1836 in Redmire. Their children are:

  1. John: baptized 8 January 1837 (Castle Bolton)
  2. Cathrine:
  3. Elizabeth: baptized 16 August 1840 (Redmire)

1851 Census

William and Ann are still living in the village, as seen in 1841:

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
HORNER William Head, Unmarried 41 Farmer 16 acres Redmire
HORNER Ann Sister, Unmarried 52 Housekeeper Redmire

John and Catherine's family has expanded:

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
HORNER John Head 39 Lead Miner Castle Bolton
HORNER Catharine Wife 38 Castle Bolton
HORNER John Son 14 Errand Boy Castle Bolton
HORNER Elizabeth Daughter 10 Redmire
HORNER Ralph Son 7 Scholar Redmire
HORNER Margaret Daughter 5 Redmire
HORNER Ann Daughter 4 Redmire
HORNER Mary Daughter 1 Redmire

We do not know where their daughter Catherine, now aged 13 years, is living. The new children (baptized at Redmire) are:
  1. Ralph: baptized 18 February 1844
  2. Margaret: baptized 4 October 1851
  3. Ann: baptized 5 October 1846
  4. Mary: baptized 7 December 1851

The last Horner in 1851 is in service with the Lamberts. Nothing is known of this Jane:

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
LAMBERT John Head, Widower 76 Farmer 7 acres Aysgarth Parish
LAMBERT William Son, Unmarried 40 Schoolmaster Redmire
ROBINSON Elizabeth Niece, Unmarried 49 Proprietor of Houses Manchester
HORNER Jane Servant, Unmarried 21 House servant Coverham Parish

1861 Census

William and Ann are still living together in 1861, with John and Catherine's family nearby.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
HORNER William Head, Unmarried 51 Farmer 14 acres Redmire
HORNER Ann Sister, Unmarried 62 Redmire

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
HORNER John Head, Married 49 Leadminer Redmire
HORNER Catharine Wife, Married 48 Redmire
HORNER John Son, Unmarried 24 Leadminer Redmire
HORNER Ralph Son, Unmarried 18 Leadminer Redmire
HORNER Ann Daughter 14 Redmire
HORNER Mary Daughter 10 Redmire

Catherine, Elizabeth and Margaret have left home, whereabouts unknown.

1871 Census

This is the last census for which we see William and Ann:

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
HORNER William Head, Unmarried 61 Farmer Redmire
HORNER Ann Sister 72 Annuitant Redmire

William was buried 22 March 1876, aged 66 years, and Ann was buried 25 August 1879, aged 80 years.

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
HORNER Catherine Head, Widow 60 Castle Bolton
HORNER Mary Daughter, Unmarried 22 Redmire
HORNER Margaret Granddaughter 6m Redmire

John was buried 14 February 1866, aged 55 years, and Catherine is now a widow. There is a memorial in Redmire to John and Catherine:

Erected in memory of John Horner of Redmire who died 11 February 1866 aged 55 years. Also Catherine wife of the above who died 8 September 1888 aged 72 years.

The above Margaret living with Catherine and Mary was baptized 16 July 1871, the illegitimate daughter of Mary. In the Leyburn bastardy sessions of 25 November 1870, adjourned to 30 dec 1870, Mary Horner of Redmire named Richard Thompson, shoemaker of Redmire, as the father.

There was a Catherine HORNER buried 11 Sep 1880, aged 72yrs, abode given as Preston under Scar, which is probably this person. Mary and her daughter Margaret appear in Preston under Scar in the 1881 census index. By then Mary is married to William WILLIS and the couple has two more children. Possibly Catherine was living with Mary in Preston before her death in 1880.

The final Horner family of 1871 is headed by John:

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
HORNER John Head, Married 35 Lead Miner Redmire
HORNER Alice wife, Married 28 Low Row
HORNER William Son 7 Scholar Redmire
HORNER John Son 6 Scholar Redmire
HORNER Jane Elizabeth Daughter 3 Redmire
PEACOCK Jane Mother-in-Law, Widowed 55 Low Row

John (son of John Horner and Catherine Peacock, seen with his parents in the prior census) married Alice PEACOCK (the daughter of William Peacock and Jane Sunter and, probably unknown to him, thereby his third cousin) in November 1862. Their children shown here are:
  1. William: baptized 20 April 1870
  2. John: baptized 20 April 1870
  3. Jane Elizabeth: baptized 10 August 1868
Another child Ralph was baptized 3 November 1870 and buried 31 December 1870, infant.

1881 Census

John and Alice's family continues to grow in 1881, the only Horner family left in Redmire:

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
HORNER John Head, Married 43 Lead Miner Redmire
HORNER Alice Wife, Married 38 Low Row
HORNER William Son, Unmarried 17 Lead Miner Redmire
HORNER John Son 16 Domestic Servant Redmire
HORNER Jane Elizabeth Daughter 13 Scholar Redmire
HORNER Mark Son 7 Scholar Redmire
HORNER Ralph Son 4 Redmire
PEACOCK Jane Mother-in-law, Widowed 62 Low Row

Their new children are:
  1. Mark: baptized 17 June 1874
  2. Ralph: baptized 16 April 1878

1891 Census

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
HORNER John Head, Married 53 Labourer Castle Bolton
HORNER Alice Wife, Married 47 Low Row
HORNER Mark Son, Unmarried 17 Farm Servant Redmire
HORNER Ralph Son 14 Scholar Redmire
HORNER Luther Grandson 4 Redmire
PEACOCK Jane Mother-in-Law, Widowed 72 Low Row

Luther was baptized 10 April 1887, the illegitimate son of Jane. John and Alice had another child Richard baptized 25 January 1888 and buried 30 January 1888, aged 8 days.

The Redmire parish register has a baptism for a Thomas HORNER, baptized 30 June 1895, son of John and Alice HORNER. Their abode is given as Newton le Willows. If Thomas was the child of the above couple, Alice would have been 52 at the time. It is possible that this is an adult baptism, though no mention of this is made in the register and Thomas does not appear with the family in any census record.

1901 Census

John was buried 26 October 1899, aged 63yrs, and the widowed Alice now heads the only Horner family in Redmire:

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
HORNER Alice Head, Widow 58 Blaes
HORNER Mark Son, Unmarried 27 Delivering Grocery Goods Worker Redmire
HORNER Luther Grandson, Unmarried 14 Redmire

Alice HORNER is listed in Spencerís Almanac for Richmond 1912, living in Redmire.
©2004 David W.J. Stringer-Calvert, Christine Amsden, Larraine Williams

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