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Thomas Horton (abt. 1522 - 1589)

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Thomas Horton
Born about in Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
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Died in Mowsley, Leicestershire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Nov 2010
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Thomas Horton was born in England.


Thomas Horton was born about 1522.[1]He was alive in April of 1586 but had died and was buried in Mowsley on 2 November 1589

Thomas was alternately called Junior,[2]senior, and elder[3]as he progressed through life.

Thomas may have married Jane (_____).[4]

Children of Thomas Horton and wife Jane (_______): [5]

  1. Thomas Horton who died in 1585 leaving a widow whose name was probably Elizabeth and an unknown number of minor children. Will not located but administration papers identified him as Thomas the younger.[6]Also mentioned in the administration papers were William Horton of Mowsley and Joseph Horton - it is presumed that one was the administrator and one the bondsman), with no stated relationship to Thomas the younger.[7]
  2. Joseph Horton, is presumed to be a son of Thomas Horton and his wife Jane, because of the administration papers at the time of the death of Thomas the younger.[8]"Upon the death of his older brother, Joseph may have assumed the guardianship of all his late brother's minor children, but this has yet to be documented."[9]
  3. probably a daughter who married Henry Dawes. Presumed relationship based on Joseph Horton's will.

Research Notes - Will of Joseph Horton 1616 (this Joseph is the son of Thomas Horton about whom this profile is written.)

Joseph bequeathed the following:

Johane Horton, my loving wife Richard Horton, my youngest sonne Libeas Horton, Lawrence Horton, my other two sonnes Marie Dawes my neece, daughter of Henrie Dawes Harold Erick, wife of John Erick Henrie Coleman sonne of Thomas Coleman my sonne in lawe Joyce Parsons wife of George Parsons every other child of Libeas Horton, Lawrence Horton, Richard Horton my sonnes Margaret Coleman, Elizabeth Dawes, Marie Coleman, Frances Coates, Edith Reyner, Agnes Kynde, my daughters

Robert Fellowes my brother in law and Thomas Colman my sonne in lawe to be overseers of this my last will and testament.

Probated July 1616 by the executrix.


  1. ROLLR D 41
  2. ROLLR DE 3214/2311
  3. ROLLR 1D41
  4. ROLLR DE3214
  5. Dinan 2015 p. 264
  6. Dinan 2015 p. 264
  7. Dinan 2015 p. 264
  8. Dinan 2015 p. 264
  9. Dinan 2015 p. 264
  • Bartlett Collection; NEHGS. perhaps extracted from bishops' transcripts of Mowsley.
  • Dinan, Jacqueline. "In Search of Barnabas Horton From English Baker to Long Island Proprietor, 1600-1680" Pynsleade Books, New York. 2015. p. 264.
  • Notes of Tabulated Pedigree," October 9, 1909; Bartlett Collection, NEHGS.
  • Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutand. See at [] D 41/4/236 (Jervys v. Saundersonne, Thomas Horton of Mowsley, witness).
  • Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. See at [] 1D41/4/169 and 1DY1/11/13/37.1
  • Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. See at [] DE3241/2326, DE 3214/2327
  • Will of Joseph Horton, 1616. p. 331. Dinan 2015 "In Search of Barnabas Horton..."

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