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Horne Family of Combe, Oxfordshire

Edmund and Eliza Horne grave

Edmund and Eliza Horne grave. Photo by Chris Horne

In Combe, Oxfordshire in 1851 were Edmund Horn (1823-1901) a mason's labourer, wife Eliza (Huckins) (1825-1908) who married in December quarter 1844 [as Horn] and children including: Henry (1843-1927) - see The Horne Family of Careby, Lincolnshire, Jane (1845-1928) {see below} and William (1848-1915). [Their address is listed as the 80th household in Combe where the Rectory is 71 and the Parsonage is 72]

The 1861 census records for the district are known to be missing from the National Archives.

In 1871 their address is listed as the 32nd household in Combe [where the Rectory is 27, the Vicarage is 28 and the Church (St Lawrence's) interspersed before 29]. Edmund Horne (48) was an unemployed painter, Eliza (46) was engaged in household duties and the family comprised: Silas (1854-1925) {see below}, [Edmund] Paul (b.1856) {see below}[both labourers], Elizabeth Ann (1859-1881) {see below}[a glover], Robert Thomas (b.1860) {see below}, Julia (1863-1906) {see below} and George (b.1865-1935) {see below}[scholars].

In 1881 they are listed as the 72nd household in the Village of Combe [where the Cock Inn is 68, the Vicarage is 85 and the Rectory 86] with children Edmund ( gardener) Robert (carpenter) Julia (seamstress) and George (pupil teacher).

In 1891 Edmund (68) a painter and Eliza (66) a needlewoman lived alone in High Street, Combe. In 1901 Edmund (77) and Eliza (75) lived at 97 Akerman Street [still exists, running north from the village centre]. Edmund Horne died in 1901 aged 78. Eliza Horne died in 1908 aged 83.

Jane Horne married George Laughton (1846-1919) (born Stonesfield) in Woodstock district in 1867. George became an estate carpenter. They had no children living with them in the 1871 census - Miriam Louise was born later that year {married John Richard Hawkins in 1895}. By 1891 they lived in Deddington with children: Florence Elizabeth Laughton (1878-1941) {married Frank Ivings (1876-1939)} Henry George Laughton (1881-1946) [see below] Edith Laughton (b.1886) [see below] and Rosalie Laughton (b.1889) [see below]. In 1911 they lived in Glympton, Oxfordshire with Rosalie.

Henry George Laughton married Daisy Bertha Louise Blencowe (1883-1963) in Woodstock in 1904. In 1911 they lived at Howard Street, Iffley Road, Oxford with children including:

  • May Louise Laughton (b. 1905)
  • George Henry Randall Laughton (1907-1998)
  • Ivy Laughton (b.1910)
  • Henry J. Laughton (b.1913-1936)
  • John Laughton(b.1915-2005)

Henry was a carpenter. Daisy came from Appleton, New Jersey and was a New York citizen.

Rosalie married Arthur Lowe in Woodstock in 1911 and had a son Raymond J. in 1912.

William and Maria Horne grave

William and Maria Horne grave. Photo by Chris Horne

William Horne married Maria Cunliffe (b.1844) from Leyland, Lancashire in 1872. They had Samuel Henry Horne (b.1873 in Market Bosworth, Leicestershire; married Amelia Timms in Oxford in 1904); Frances Elizabeth Horne (b.1886); William Frederick S. Horne (b.1888, married Mabel L. Powles in 1920 - children Mollie Wanklin Horne, 1922-1996 and Philip Wanklin Horne, 1925-1991); Robert Edmund Horne (1883-1950).

Silas Horne was a gardener in Kent in 1881. He became a Life Assurance agent who married Susan Brown (1857-1941) in Leicester in 1884 and had children including: Bessie (b.1885) {married Harry Grant or Samuel E. Smith in Leicester in 1910}, William Bramwell (b.1887), Edith (b.1889), Ralph Edmund (1892-1950) {married Florence Elizabeth Williams (1888-1983) in 1914; died Brisbane, Queensland}, Mabel Eliza (b.1896) and Alfred Stephen (b. 1899). In 1911 the three youngest children were still at home and they had a grandson Arthur Stanley Horne (b.1909; Leicester) staying with them.

Edmund Paul Horne became Asst. Supt. of Life Assurance agents who married Priscilla Kate Chambers (1863-1942) in Leicester in 1886 and had children including: Edmund George Horne {b.1887, married Amy E. Perkins in 1915 and had Leslie Harry Horne, 1917-1992; Annie Horne b. 1919; Kenneth Edmund Horne, 1920-2005}, Carrie Eliza Annie Horne (b. 1888), Sydney Robert Horne (b.1892) and Elsie Irene (1898-1985). In 1901 they lived in West Wymer, Norwich. By 1911 they had moved to Nuneaton, Carrie and Elsie were still at home. Sydney was a law clerk, lodging in Nottingham.

Elizabeth Ann Horne (Margetts) grave

Elizabeth Ann Horne (Margetts) grave. Photo by Chris Horne

Elizabeth Ann Horne married James Edward Margetts (b.1857) in Woodstock district in 1880 and died there in 1881 aged 22 years.

James remarried Harriet Brookes also from Combe in 1883 and became an insurance agent in Ipswich. They had 10 children, four born in Combe, one in Chalvey, Bucks and the remainder in Ipswich. James was the son of James Margetts (1821-1907) and Eliza Margetts (1831-1908) who lived next door to the Hornes in 1871 and remained near neighbours.

James and Eliza Margetts grave

James and Eliza Margetts grave

Robert Thomas Horne became a Supt. of Life Assurance agents in Norwich who married Frances Louisa Eayrs (b.1865) in Leicester in 1885 and had children including: George Robert (1886-1919) { 2 men of this name married in Norwich in December quarter 1908; a man of the correct name and age is listed in 1911 married to Alice Rose Guyton and with a daughter Lillian A. Horne born in 1912} , Sidney Eayrs Horne b.1891) {may have married Margaret M. Fiddy in Yarmouth in 1921 and had a daughter Margaret B. L. in 1927} and Beatrice Louisa (b.1893).

Julia Horne married Jesse Styles (1865-1950) in Leicester in 1888. He became Supt. of a Life Assurance office in Colchester and they had children including: William Edmund (b.1889), Harry George (b.1890), Kate Rosalie (b.1894), Florence Julia (b.1895), Jesse (b.1898) {may have married Florence E. Peasland in Leicester in 1924 and had a son Anthony F. in 1926}and Rose Irene (b.1900).

After Julia died Jesse [listed as James] remarried Beatrice Maria Everitt (b.1874) in 1907 and they had children including: Evelyn Gladys (b.1908), Ida Winifred (b.1910) and Bernard E. (b.1913). In 1911 they lived in Loughborough.

George Horne was listed with his parents in 1881. He may have moved to Norfolk by 1891. In 1901 a man of this name, of the right age, born in Combe was District Supt. of Refuse Users Co. Ltd. [sic] in Yarmouth. He cannot be found in 1911. He married Margaret Yates (b.1882?) in 1915 and died in Oxford in 1935. They had Gerald George Horne (1916-2002) and Dorothy Margaret Horne (1920-1920). Gerald George married in 1939.

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