Surnames from the Memorial Inscriptions of St Clement's Church, Horsley

Published in April 1995

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The name Horsley comes from the Old English "horse-leah" meaning "the horse clearing".

An ancient castle "Horston Castle" once stood here, which in 1514, along with the manor of Horsley, was granted by Henry VIII to the Duke of Norfolk as a reward for services against the Scots. Later it came into the possession of the Stanhope family. There is now no trace of the castle, only a tree covered mound.

In the mid 1800's the main landowners were the Sitwells of Stainsby House, Charles Vicars Hunter of Kilburn Hall, and the Richardson and Potter families.

Today Horsley is a large parish, but was originally much larger, covering Denby until 1728, which although has an ancient church, was a parochial chapelry of Horsley. The townships of Horsley Woodhouse (until 1879), Kilburn, and part of Coxbench, were also within the parish of Horsley.

The main occupations in the area were Framework Knitting, stone quarrying and farming until the development of coal mining.

It is evident that part of the churchyard has been re-used for burials and that many graves and old memorial stones have been lost. The churchyard is bounded by a mile of stone walling and there are around a quarter of a mile of paths. There is an ancient rhododendron bush, said to be well over 100 years old. Rose bushes have been planted at various times during the past 30 years and snowdrops and daffodils bloom in the Spring.

LIST of SURNAMES from the Inscriptions

ABBOTTADAMSAGARDAL(L)DREADALLEN
ALLINSONALLSOPALLWOODALTONAMBROSE
ANNABLEAPPLETONARGYLEBAILEYBAINBRIDGE
BAMFORDBARBERBARDILLBARNESBARNETT
BATE(S)BAYLEYBEARDMOREBEARDSLEYBEASLEY
BEAVERBEESTONBELLBEN(N)ETTBENSON
BERESFORDBESTWICKBICKERSTAFFBINGHAMBIRCH
BIVENSBLACKBLACKMANBLADENBLANCHARD
BLANCHONBODENBONEHAMBOOLEBOOTH
BOWLERBOWMERBRADESTONBRADLEYBRAMLEY
BRANSONBRASSINGTONBRIDDONBRIERSBRIGGS
BROOKSBROWNBUCKLEBULLBULLMAN
BUNTINGBURGESSBURGOYNEBURTONBUTLER
BYARDBYATTBYNGELEYCADMANCALLADINE
CALVERTCARDINGCARIERCARLINCARVER
CAULTONCHADWICKCOCKRHAMCOLECHINCOLLE(D)GE
COLLINSCOOKCOOPERCOTTONCOUPLAND
COURTNEYCOWLCRANECRESSWELLCRISP
CROFTSCROOKSCROSSLANDCURZONCUTLER
DALEDAVENPORTDAWESDENSTONDERBYSHIRE
DI(Y)LK(E)SDISNEYDRAPERDRENNENDUCKWORTH
EADSONELEYELLIOTTELLYSELSE
EVANSEVERYEVETTEWINSEYRE
FAIKNERFAKEFALKONBRIDGEFEETFERGUSON
FLATEFLETCHERFORDFOULK(E)FOULKES
FOXFRANCEYSFRANCISFRITHFROST
FULLERFUTTERGAUNTGERRARDGETHING
GIBSONGILBERTGILLGODDARDGOODMAN
GORKERHAMGRACEGRAINGERGRATTONGREEN
GREYGREYGRIFFITHSGROSBIEGRUNDY
GYLOTHALLHALLAMHAMPSHIREHANKINSON
HANSONHARPERHARRISHARRISONHARTLEY
HARTSHORNHARVEYHASLAMHAWKINSHAWLEY
HAWTHORNEHAYNESHAYWOODHAZELLHAZELWOOD
HEMINGRAYHERDMANHERONHIBHERDHICKLING
HILLHOLLANDHOLLOWAYHOLMESHOPE
HORSLEYHORSPOOLHOWDENHOWITTHUDSON
HUGHESHUNTHUNTERHUSSHUTTON
HYATTJACKSONJEFFREYJOHNJOHNSON
JONESJORDANKEEFEKEENKEMP
KENTKERRYKINGKIRBYKITE
KNAGGSKNIFTONKNIGHTONKNOWLESLAMB
LAMBERTLANCASTERLANDERLANGT0NLEE
LEEK(E)LEESLEVYLEWINLINGS
LISTERLITCHFIELDLOVEGROVELUDCOCKLUDLAM
MALINMALINEREMALTBYMANNINGMARCHYNGTON
MARRIOTTMARSHALLMARSHALL-CLARKMASONMAYNARD
MEACHAMMEAKINMEEMELBOURNEMELLOR
MEYNELLMIDDLETONMILLERMILLHOUSEMILLS
MILLWARDMINTOFTMITCHELLMO(O)RLEYMOORE
MORESMORRISMOSLEYMOSSMOXHAM
MOZLEYMUSSONMYTTONNAYLORNEEDHAM
NETHERSOLENEWTONNICHOLSONNIXONNORTH
OATESOLDKNOWORMEOTTEWELLOWEN
PADDOCKPAGEPANTONPARADINEPARE
PARKERPARKINPARKINSPARRPASSEY
PEACOCKPEARSONPEATPEDDERPEDEN
PICKB(O)URNEPICKERINGPIDCOCKPIGGOTTPLATER
PLATTSPOLLICOTTPONTINGPOUCHERPOUGER
POUNDALLPRESTONPRIESTPRINCEPRIOR
PRITCHARDPYKEITRADFORDRADLEYRATCLIFFE
RAYNERREEVE(S)RH0DESRICERICHARDSON
RILEYROBERTSRODGERSRODYNGTONROOM(E)
ROUGHROUSEROWROWERUSSELL
RYCROFTSADLERSALESALTSANDERS
SANDIACRESAXTONSCHOFIELDSCOTTSEAL
SEVERNSHAWSHELDONSHERLOCKSIMPSON
SIMSSITWELLSLACKSLATERSMALL
SMALLWOODSMITHSNAPESNEAPSOWTER
SPENCERSPROLLSPURRSQUIRESSTACEY
STAFFORDSTATHAMSTEVENSSTIDOWNSTINSON
STONESTREETSUTTONSYMCOXTALBOT
TARLTONTAYLORTHOMPSONTHORLEYTHORP
TIMETONKSTOWERSTROUNCERTRUMAN
TUNSTALLTURNERVALLANCEVALLISVARNEY
VICARAGEVICARSVICKERSWADISHAWWAINWRIGHT
WALBERTONWALDYWALKERWALLISWALTERS
WALTHALLWARDWARDLEWARRENWASLEY
WATERFALLWATHALLWATSONWATTSWEBSTER
WELCHWELHAMWESTWESTONWETTON
WHEATCROFTWHEATLEYWHEELDONWHEELERWHILTON
WHITEWHITEMANWHITEMOREWIGHTWICKWIGNALL
WIGRAMWILKINSONWILLIAM(S)WILMOT-SITWELLWILSON
WILTONWINFIELDWINSONWOODWOODHOUSE
WOODWARDWOOLLANDSWOOLLEYWORRALLWORTHINGTON
WORTHYWOTTONWOTTON(sic)WREGLESWORTHWRIGHT
WYERWYMONSWOLDYATESYEOMANS 

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