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William Horrell, James Horsburgh, Joe Horsfall, John Harold Horsfall, Daniel Hortop,


William Horrell

William Horrell and Elizabeth Ann Phillips came c1867 and lived at Eaglehawk
5 children 1. Samuel Gaved Horrell 1868 #8937
2. Alice Horrell 1869 #22030
3. Clara Horrell 1872 #8545
4. Beatrice Horrell 1875 #1940 - 1875 #6589 lived 4 months
5. William John Horrell 1882 #15562 - 1883 #10895 lived 1 year
1. Samuel Gared Horrell 1868 #8937 wed 1888 #8321 to Emily Beale
1 child 1. Alice Ruby Howell/Horrell 1890 - 1965 #9438 aged 75,
1. Alice Ruby Howell/Horrell 1890 - 1965 #9438 aged 75, wed 1910 #5804 to John Henry Nankaville Packham 1886 #12288

James Horsburgh

See Thomas Horsburgh cabin passenger arrived 15 June 1839 on the Midlothian from Leith 29 Feb 1839 via The Downs 15 Mar,
Thomas Dixon Horsburgh 1815 - 1872 #4479 aged 56, son of Mary Dixon Dick and James Horsburgh from Edinburgh

Ancestry message records James as son of John William Horsburgh and wife Ann Chisholm - Midlothian Scotland. See his Headstone at Baillieston, Victoria
James Horsburgh 24 hus (family 10) Labourer Prot both Dalkeith, came 22 Oct 1841 on the Catherine Jamieson with Margaret Horsburgh 23 wife of James, Ellen Horsburgh 3 and John Horsburgh 1 son of James (family 10)
James Horsburgh and Margaret baptised Janet Dinwoodie 1843

James Horsburgh 18 Apr 1817 - 30 May 1886 came 22 Oct 1841 with Margaret Henderson 22 Oct 1817 - 12 May 1893 #4490 dau of Helen Crawford and William Henderson
11 Children 1. Helen Crawford Horsburgh born in Scotland 9 Mar 1839
2. John Horsburgh 1840 - June 20, 1851 lived 10 years
3. James Cooper Horsburgh 19 July 1842 christened 1848 #33266
4. Janet Dinwoodie Horsburgh born in Melbourne 9 Jan 1843
5. Margaret Wilson Horsburgh 1846 - 1869 #6873 aged 23
6. William Horsburgh 1849 - 1917 aged 67
7. George Horsburgh 1852 wed 1868 #3853 to Annie Ross no known chn
8. Robert Henderson Horsburgh 1854
9. Charles Horsburgh 1856
10. Anne Chisholm Horsburgh 1858 - 1914 aged 46
11. John Davidson Tait Horsburgh 1859 #14973
1. Helen Crawford Horsburgh 9 Mar 1839 - 1909 aged 70, wed 1855 #3070 to Henry James Haines 1831 - 1886 #9077 aged 54, son of Mary Hinton and Henry Haines, and lived at Whroo, then Melbourne, 11 Children
3. James Cooper Horsburgh 1848 #33266 - 1929 aged 80, wed 27 July 1869 #3093 to Mary Jane Moore 1848 - 18 Sep 1920 aged 72, and lived at Heathcote,
10 Children 1. George Robert Horsburgh 1870 #16366
2. James Arthur Horsburgh 1871 #23801
3. Frank Horsburgh 1874 #16414
4. Emily Horsburgh 1876 #12982
5. Ada Violet Horsburgh 1878 #26369
6. Mary Jane Horsburgh 1880 #23485
7. Edward Herald Moore Horsburgh 1882 #6310
8. Janet Horsburgh 1883 #27443
9. Riebeca Atkins Horsburgh 885 #29881
10. Martha Henderson Horsburgh 1887 #25077
4. Janet Dinwoodie Horsburgh born in Melbourne 9 Jan 1843 - 16 May 1888, wed 18 Sep 1859 #2486 to John Hamilton 1834 - 13 Oct 1913, born in Glasgow, and lived at Heathcote
14 Children 1. John Hamilton 1860 #20928
2. James Horsburgh Hamilton 1862 #4557 - 1885 #3710 aged 23, died at Tungamah
3. William Tait Man Hamilton 1864 #8975
4. Margaret Horsburgh Hamilton 1866 #21757
5. Alice Hamilton 1868 #3075
6. Peter Hamilton 1869 #16086
7. George Groves Hamilton 1871 #9546
8. Hugh Gunn Hamilton 1872 #23769
9. Jane Manson Hamilton 1874 #9412
10. David Gavin Hamilton 1875 #23450 - 1878 #1937 lived 2 years
11. Robert Morris Hamilton 1877 #3107
12. David Gavin Hamilton 1879 #3287
13. Henry Alexander Tait Hamilton 1879 #3288 - 1879 #1678 lived 12 days
14. Henry Tait Hamilton 1881 #17125
6. William Horsburgh 1849 - 1917 aged 67, wed 1870 #4534 to Jessie Mitchell 1852 - 1915 aged 66
10 Children 1. Jessie Horsburgh 1871 #13105
2. William Horsburgh 1874 - 1884 #7939 lived 10 years
3. Susan Horsburgh 1877 #14686 - 1901 #5019 lived 24 years
4. John Henry Horsburgh 1879 #13916
5. Ernest George Horsburgh 1881 #17117
6. Herbert Fredrick Edwin Horsburgh 1883 #14254
7. Alice Annie Horsburgh 1886 #10678
8. Edith Maud Horsburgh 1889 #23570
9. David William Horsburgh 1893 #32343
10. Ruby Horsburgh 1896 #25490
8. Robert Henderson Horsburgh 1854 - 1918 aged 64 wed 1875 #4805 to Susannah Kittle 1855 #3707, and lived at Corop, Elmo, Tungamah
11 Children 1. Robert Edward Horsburgh 1877 #1874 - 1941 #3713 aged 64
2. Grace Henderson Horsburgh 1879 #15256 - 1941 #3655 aged 61, wed Lucas
3. Harold Edwin Horsburgh 1881 #2362
4. Elizabeth Emma Horsburgh 1883 #5945
5. Constance Marion Horsburgh 1887 #24558 - 1887 #12205 lived 9 months
6. Rupert Hamilton Horsburgh 1888 #34021
7. Beatrice Machin Horsburgh 1891 #21742 - 1973 #18392 aged 82, wed McLean
8. Doris Horsburgh 1893 #34478 - 1975 #15511 aged 81, wed Wells
9. Muriel Haines Horsburgh 1895 #32019
10. Lucy Horsburgh 1898 #5852 - 1898 #4404 lived 1 day
11. Charles Cooper Horsburgh 1903 - 1977 #18151 aged 74
11. John David (Davidson Tait) Horsburgh 1859 #14973 - 1910 aged 50, wed 25 May 1884 #1748 to Marion Morton 24 July 1861 #16332 - 29 April 1943
8 Children 1. James Morton Horsburgh 1885 #21981
2. Emily Florence Horsburgh 1887 #15616
3. Clara Margt Horsburgh 1889 #9091
4. Herbt Jno Horsburgh 1891 #9696
5. Eleanor Marion Horsburgh 1893 #23984
6. Elizth Horsburgh 1895 #22222
7. Ralph Geo Horsburgh 1898 #19797
8. Janet Evelyn Horsburgh 1900 #28703

John Harold Horsfall

John Harold Horsfall from Manchester wed 1887 #1660 to Sara Reid from Dublin
4 Children 1. Alfred Ernest Horsfall 1861 #23043
2. Emily Mary Horsfall 1864 #11368 wed 1893 #7009 to John McMullan
3. Rose Horsfall 1870
4. Harold Horsfall 1873 #20567 - 1876 #6222 lived 32 months
1. Alfred Ernest Horsfall 1861 #23043 wed 1888 #8158 to Margaret Ellis 1865 - 1924 #10350 aged 59, dau of Phebe Const Quilty and John Ellis
4 Children 1. Phoebe Hazel Myra Horsfall 1892 #3375
2. Ruby Vera Gladys Horsfall 1896 #2876
3. Hilda Dolphin Horsfall 1898 #12218
4. John Milverton Horsfall 1900 - 1977 #23496 aged 77
3. Rose Horsfall 1870 wed 1890 to Edwin Albert Flight

Joe Horsfall

Joe Horsfall 1846 - 1889 #14294 aged 43, son of Sarah Oldroyd and Edwd Downes Horsfall, from Leeds, wed 1875 #3918 to Jane Ann Battersby from Liverpool and lived at Tarnagulla, St Arnaud,
Jane Ann Hamilton 1859 - 1951 #19518 aged 92, dau of Jane Whyte and Geo Baker Battersby
Jane Ann Horsfall from Mt Moliagul, wed 1891 #5169 to Alf Hamilton of Amhurst
Two possible men born in Amherst -
Alfred Hamilton born 1857 #3173 son of Margaret Mauser and John Hamilton
Alfred Hamilton born 1868 #13348 son of Ann Parry and Robert Hamilton
10 Children 1. Sarah Jane Horsfall 1876 #26263
2. Emma Sarah Jane Horsfall 1878 #10579
3. Elizabeth Oldroyd Horsfall 1879 #10827 - 1942 #2432 aged 62,
4. Joe Horsfall 1881 #12646 - 1882 #7103 lived 1 year
5. Joe William Charles Horsfall 1883 #12675 - 1963 #12252 aged 80
6. Jane Horsfall 1885 #13791 - 1885 #6932 lived 4 months
7. Florence Emily Horsfall 1886 #22215 - 1937 #18479 aged 53,
8. Edwd Downes Horsfall 1889 #7766 - 1970 #4460 aged 83
3 Children
of Alf
9. William Charles Hamilton 1893 - 1961 #13303 aged 68
10. Harold Horsfall 1895 - 1978 #10963 aged 83
11. Alf Hamilton 1896 #13224 - 1968 #8781 aged 71, born at Maryborough
3. Elizabeth Oldroyd Horsfall 1879 #10827 - 1942 #2432 aged 62, wed Edward Thomas Skelton 1879 - 1945 #20090 aged 66, son of Mary Ellen Curtis wed 1878 #4199 to John Thomas Skelton 1847 #2540 son of Ellen and Henry Skelton, baptised at Roman Catholic, St Francis, Melbourne
1 Child 1. Reginald Charles Skelton 1914 - 1974 #2129 aged 60, son of Elizabeth O Horsfall and Edward Thomas Skelton
7. Flor Emily Horsfall 1886 #22215 wed 1902 #3682 wed Daniel Williams Trickey 1881 #6559 - 1955 #23207 aged 77, and lived at Adelaide Lead

Daniel Hortop

The Hortop family came on the Amazon from Plymouth 2 Jan 1856 and arrived at Port Adelaide on 8 Apr 1856, with 297 souls landed as government immigrants - Daniel Hortop 40, a Mason from Devonport, Devon, with Mary A Hortop 39, Johanna or Joanna 10 and Emily either 4 or 1, with Mary A Hortop 15 and Robert 14 listed as 'single adults'.

Daniel Hortop and Mary Ann Wymouth came to South Australia and registered John's birth at Balhannah in 1856, so giving us Mary's surname.
Mary Ann Wymouth 1815 - 1893-11-27 aged 78y wife of Daniel Hortop died at Parkside
Daniel Hortop 1814 - 1899-12-26 aged 85y died at Parkside

5 children 1. Mary Ann Hortop 1839 aged 19 wed 1858-05-06 to Joseph Harris aged 23 son of John Harris at St James Blakiston
2. Robert Hortop 1840 aged 23 wed 1863-09-24 to Elizabeth Dolphin 1834 aged 29, daughter of William Hunter
3. Johanna Matilda Hortop >Dec 1846 aged 18 wed 1863-02-16 to George Brown Simmons aged 27 son of Thomas Simmons at the Registry Office Inverbrackie
4. Emily Hortop >Dec 1851
5. John Hortop 1856-08-25 aged 20 wed 1877-03-29 to Annie Christie aged 20 daughter of James Christie at the Res of James Christie, Stirling, East Adelaide
Robert Hortop 1840 aged 23, son of Daniel Hortop, wed 1863-09-24 to Elizabeth Dolphin 1834 aged 29, daughter of William Hunter at St James Blakiston, South Australia, and lived at Woodside Onkaparinga, South Australia
4 children 1. Robert Daniel Hortop 1864-03-03
2. Ann Hortop 1866-07-19
3. Henry Hortop 1868-11-08
4. Mary Jane Hortop 1871-04-27
1. Robert Daniel Hortop 1864 wed c1907 to Mary Eleanor Bradshaw. Children provided on Friday, 6 March, 2009 by , thankyou for your help
5 children 1. Lennard Robert Hortop (my grandfather) born 4/8/1897 Died 16/10/1956
2. Clarence Hunter Hortop Born 16/6/1899
3. Isla Myrtle Hortop Born 13/10/1900
4. Verna Hortop Born 1902 Died 1905
5. Esme Lorna (Essie) Hortop 14/12/1907 (registered 1908 #5863) died in the 1970's
3. Henry Thomas Hortop 1868 - 1940 #16512 aged 71, wed 1891 #3457 to Ruth Onolove Auld 1871 - 1927 #2188 aged 56
2 children 1. Flor Vic Hortop 1892 #10985 born at Brunswick wed 1915 #12311 to Arnold Alfred Hansen/Hanson
2. Ruby Irene Hortop 1893-10-15 - 1981 #16006 aged 88, born at Stepney, SA wed 1920 #9441 to James Henry Thompson
4. John Hortop 1856-08-25 aged 20 wed 1877-03-29 to Annie Christie aged 20 daughter of James Christie at the Res of James Christie, Stirling, East Adelaide, and lived at Woodside, South Australia
5 children 1. Robert William Hortop 1878-02-20 - 1878-03-06 lived 2 weeks
2. Elen Matilda Wayman Hortop 1879-03-21 - 1879-04-13 lived 3 weeks
3. John Henry Hortop 1880-04-30 - 1881-01-11 lived 9 months
4. Elsie May Hortop 1882-03-03
5. Frederick Joseph Hortop 1887-02-17 wed 1902-23-10 to Rose Alice Smith



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