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David Horsley

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Mr David R. Horsley
Born 1940s.
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This biography is deliberately vague on some aspects of my life, but revealing in ways which I trust are of no interest to advertisers if they are passed on Growing up during the war and in its aftermath I was forced by rationing into a balanced diet, supplemented by vegetables and fruit from a large garden. This with the care of an intelligent and devoted mother saw us grow up 6 foot tall and inquisitively intelligent though in different ways. I was academic: I passed my 11 plus in the highest grade and went to a "good school" by bus every day. I went on to pass my GCEs a year early and my "A" levels well enough to go to university, the first, but by no means the last in my family. But I had lost contact with my friends and to a significant extent with my family. I had not the faintest idea how to make or keep friends, least of all girl friends, so it is not surprising that I never married. My job as a History teacher dominated ny life.

David Robin HORSLEY. Given Name: David Robin. Surname: HORSLEY. A Given name was found in addition to a first name in the NAME tag.

Born 1943 Barlby, East Yorkshire.

Occupation: Schoolmaster.

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Hi David

We would love to have you join the Mighty Oaks for the Source-A-Thon. The marathon starts Friday, October 1 at 8 AM (ET) and ends Monday, October 4, 8 AM (ET) but you don't need to participate the whole time

If you are interested in joining us then please answer the G2G post here Source-A-Thon Registration remember to mention you would like to join the Mighty Oaks

Look forward to working with you again

Janet & Joan Co-Leaders for the Mighty Oaks

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hello David,

I have not received a response to my email sent 3rd August. There has been no work on your PIP Voyage profile since 6th July. Please advise by 20th August whether or not you intend to continue with the Voyage. If you wish to continue, please also resume improving that profile by the same date. If there is no response by 20th August you will be removed from the Voyage. You will be welcome to resume at another time, but you will have to wait in a queue until someone is available to work with you. We have a lengthy waiting list at the moment.

posted by [Living Ford]

Hi David, Hopefully you are up and running with your new computer

We would love to have you join the Mighty Oaks for the Connect-A-Thon . Need a refresher or want to know more check out the please look through Connect-a-Thon_Tutorial

See our team page here Mighty Oaks Team Page

If you are interested in joining us then please answer the G2G post here Connect-A-Thon Registration Registration closes soon, remember to mention you would like to join the Mighty Oaks

Look forward to working with you again

Janet & Joan Co-Leaders for the Mighty Oaks

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hello David,

I emailed you on 22nd June to introduce myself as your guide for the Profile Improvement Project's Voyage. I have not received a response from you , and you have not made any edits to the profile for Arthur Mercer. We have a lengthy waiting list of people waiting to undertake the Voyage. If I do not receive a response from you, indicating that you are ready to participate, by 6th July, I will remove you from the active list. You will be welcome to return to the Voyage at another time, but please note that a wait time may be necessary.

posted by [Living Ford]
Dear Leandra.

Thanks for this, which I am belatedly reading. My main computer has given up the ghost, taking my email contacts with it. I don't know if there is any way to postpone my entry into PIP, but that would be ideal for me. I have bought a new computer and should be fully back in action about 12 July.

I shall look at this page daily.

posted by David Horsley

Hi David

Thank you for joining the Mighty Oaks for the Clean-A-Thon and congratulations on your work during the CAT what an amazing result for the Mighty Oaks we added 32,841 . Altogether the teams fixed a grand total of 233,558 profiles suggestions. We hope you had fun while cleaning the tree.

See you later in the year for the Connect-A-Thon

Janet & Joan

Co-Leaders for the Mighty Oaks


Hi David

We would love to have you join the Mighty Oaks  for the Spring Clean-A-Thon

If you are interested in joining us then sign up here Clean-A-Thon Registration please mention you would like to join the Mighty Oaks

Look forward to working with you again

 Janet & Joan

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi, David!

Thank you for your participation in October 2020’s Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

Hi David

We all did a great job this weekend, thank you for participating. A job well done the grand total for the event was 57,577 profiles sourced. The Mighty Oaks contributed 8,877 of those. Maddy lead all the way and ended with a fab score of 1,130. Making her no 6 on the individual scoreboard

See: on tracking to open up your contribution list so you can review your work and possibly some tidying up.

Thanks again for this weekend, you rock

Joan & Janet

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi David. Regarding Jane Danby/Anderson. I have been ill since before New Year and recovery is hindered by my medicine which makes me almost too giddy to think. Do go ahead with whatever you need to do. Hope to be back on form in a couple of days. C
posted by C. Mackinnon
Thanks C.,

I have taken it one stage further. We can consult further, hopefully soon, when we are both a little better. David.

posted by David Horsley
Thanks for your comment, David. I have an instance of Waudby now associated in my tree, mentioned in the Will of my 6th great grandfather (which for the most part was pretty easy to read), but it apears written as Waudbly in the original will (I transcribed it but noted in parentheses the name as it appeared in the appropriate registers which was Waudby). Our thinking is aligned re the spelling conventions and trouble reading the writings of the day. I have a funny feeling we'll eventually find the two families connect at some point.

Happy Wikitreeing :) Raewyn

posted by Raewyn Vincent
David, thank you for each of your more than 1000 contributions to our Shared Tree for the month of August 2019. All of your work makes our Tree all that much better.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi. Feel free to "trespass" on any of the profiles I manage. I need all the help I can get. Thanks.
posted by C. Mackinnon
I am not allowed to add the information you added in your note for Ackholme / Danby. :-(
posted by JIm Walker Sr.
David I'm going to put all my Lamplugh profiles up for adoption perhaps you would care to adopt some of them.
posted by C. Mackinnon
David send me a request to add you to the trusted list for Sarah Carr Carr-5731 and I will approve it
posted by James Carr
Hi David, Thank you for the information. I had thought that might have also had to do with the Colonies and a way for the child to be shown as an English Citizen. I look forward to reading your insights. Thank you
posted by [Living Snyder]
Hi David,

Thanks for joining us! I’m David, a WikiTree Mentor. Hope you're enjoying our site.

Did you have fun learning your way around WikiTree?

I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Do you have any questions I can answer about using WikiTree?

Thank you for signing the Honor Code, entering your DNA and uploading your GEDCOM!

If you have any questions click my name above, then ask in the comments section on my profile or send me a private message.

Thank you, David ~ WikiTree Mentor

posted by David Selman
Hi again!

You've been a member for about a week so I thought I would check in to see how it's going. Have the How-Tos been helpful or left you with questions? Most of us have questions after all that information!

I want to help! Click my name, send me a private message or ask in the comment section of my page. Sometimes links don't work in emails. If that's happened to you, check the public comments on your profile. The links will work from there.

Cindy ~ WikiTree Messenger

PS To find reliable sources for your profiles, go to the Family Tree & Tools tab; select Genealogy Research and scroll down near the bottom of that list and select Research with RootsSearch. There are over 20 websites to access from there.


Let me know if you need to be added to the trusted list of any of the profiles that I manage. Keep working on the Acklams there are just two centuries to go. We are about the same age. We grew-up in the best of times. Life will never give me enough time to finish what I have started here on WikiTree. However, If life permits we will get there!

posted by Kenneth Shelton

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