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Ancestry report for Thomas Walker Horsfield, son of James Horsfield and Ann Horsfield [Hewett]

Thomas Walker Horsfield was born in Sheffield in 1792. He became minister of the Westgate Chapel at Lewes, more popularly known as the "Bull Meeting", from the fact that the old Presbyterian (afterwards Unitarian) chapel stood upon or near the site of an Inn called the Bull, which in times still further back had been the town house of the Goring family. In addition to his ministerial duties Thomas Horsfield took pupils, and was much respected for his social and intellectual qualities. From 1824 to 1826 he published "The History and Antiquities of Lewes" and then, in 1835, his most important work for which he is best remembered - The History, Antiquities and Topography of the County of Sussex. This work in two volumes covered every aspect of the history of Sussex - its families and its places - and became the standard reference book for all subsequent Sussex historians. Thomas Horsfield removed from Lewes some previously to his death, which occurred at Chowbent in Lancashire in 1837.


See also The History, Antiquities and Topography of the County of Sussex and
Generation No. 1
1. Thomas Walker Horsfield was the son of (2) James Horsfield and (3) Ann Horsfield [Hewett]. He was born 1792 at Sheffield, Yorkshire; christened 2nd Dec 1792 at St. Peter's Cathedral, Sheffield, Yorkshire; died 1837 at Lancashire
 
Generation No. 2
2. James Horsfield He was born c 1770
He married Ann Hewett on 29th Jul 1790 at St. Peter's Cathedral, Sheffield, Yorkshire. She was born c 1770. They had the following children:
iThomas Walker who was born on 1792 Sheffield, Yorkshire; christened 2nd Dec 1792 St. Peter's Cathedral, Sheffield, Yorkshire; died 1837 Lancashire
iiFrederick who was born on 1794 Sheffield, Yorkshire; christened 7th Sep 1794 St. Peter's Cathedral, Sheffield, Yorkshire
iiiGeorge who was born on 1796 Sheffield, Yorkshire; christened 1st Apr 1796 St. Peter's Cathedral, Sheffield, Yorkshire
ivMary Ann who was born on 1797 Sheffield, Yorkshire; christened 3rd Dec 1797 St. Peter's Cathedral, Sheffield, Yorkshire
vAlathea who was born on 1799 Sheffield, Yorkshire; christened 20th Oct 1799 St. Peter's Cathedral, Sheffield, Yorkshire
viHarriet who was born on 1803 Sheffield, Yorkshire; christened 2nd Jan 1803 St. Peter's Cathedral, Sheffield, Yorkshire
 
3. Ann Horsfield [Hewett] She was born c 1770
She married James Horsfield on 29th Jul 1790 at St. Peter's Cathedral, Sheffield, Yorkshire. He was born c 1770. They had the following children:
iThomas Walker who was born on 1792 Sheffield, Yorkshire; christened 2nd Dec 1792 St. Peter's Cathedral, Sheffield, Yorkshire; died 1837 Lancashire
iiFrederick who was born on 1794 Sheffield, Yorkshire; christened 7th Sep 1794 St. Peter's Cathedral, Sheffield, Yorkshire
iiiGeorge who was born on 1796 Sheffield, Yorkshire; christened 1st Apr 1796 St. Peter's Cathedral, Sheffield, Yorkshire
ivMary Ann who was born on 1797 Sheffield, Yorkshire; christened 3rd Dec 1797 St. Peter's Cathedral, Sheffield, Yorkshire
vAlathea who was born on 1799 Sheffield, Yorkshire; christened 20th Oct 1799 St. Peter's Cathedral, Sheffield, Yorkshire
viHarriet who was born on 1803 Sheffield, Yorkshire; christened 2nd Jan 1803 St. Peter's Cathedral, Sheffield, Yorkshire
 

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