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  • ID: I30527
  • Name: John Horton 1
  • Sex: M
  • Burial: Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire 2
  • Residence: Iford, Wiltshire, & Lullington, Somerset
  • Note: 2 3

    Given as ?Johannnes de Ifford? in one pedigree, but more commonly designated as of Lullington, Somerset. The first of the Horton family described as of Westwood or Iford in their own pedigree is the grandson of this John. However John?s son is described in his will as of Iford, and he requests to be buried with his father in Bradford Church.
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    The most famous tenant of Westwood Manor was Thomas Horton, born just down the road in Iford, Somerset. Horton made a fortune in the wool trade with interests in Bradford-on-Avon and Trowbridge. Horton took the lease in 1518, not only adding to the manor, but also paying for the tower of Westwood Church as well as extensions to the church itself.
    There is a brass to the clothier Thomas Horton d abt 1520 (or 1530?) at Bradford on Avon.
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    Thomas Horton described himself as the second son of John Horton of Lullington in Somerset.
    (The Wiltshire Woollen Industry in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
    By George Daniel Ramsay)
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    (Richard Hodgson, author of this family database lived at Iford Manor (Brewhouse Cottage) to the age of 2yrs.
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    Behind the 18th century facade of Iford an older building occupied by a series of families, some of them wool-merchants: the Hortons, Hallidays, Gaisfords and Rookes. In 1899, it was acquired by the architect, Harold Peto.
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    Lullington is near Frome.
  • _UID: 7F99B790A8224A1797C6CC34E1DCF0B347DB
  • Change Date: 23 AUG 2007



    Father: Roger Horton

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      Children
      1. Has Children Joan Horton

      Sources:
      1. Type: Book
        Periodical: Victoria County History of Wiltshire
      2. Type: Book
        Periodical: Bradford-on-Avon
        Author: Rev WH Jones
        Publication: Dotesio, Bradford-on-Avon
        Date: 1854-9 (Wiltshire Archaeological Magazine)
      3. Type: Web Site
        Title: Monumental Brass Society
        URL: www.mbs-brasses.co.uk
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