Horton

Introduction

Church: St Michael

Hundred: Stoke

Poor Law District: Eton

Size (acres): 1367

Easting & Northing: 501175

Grid Ref TQ010750 Click to see map

Names

Names & Places

NameTypeNote
Horton PARISH St Michael
Hortune NAMES name for Horton in Domesday Book in 1086
Methodist NON-CONFORMIST First Mentioned: 1864
Colnbrook (Part) PLACE town in parish until 1853
Okehyde (lost) PLACE within the parish

 

Population

Population

These population figures are based on the Census results. The boundaries are those used in the particular census which may vary over time..

Note  
1801 647
1811 723
1821 796
1831 804
1841 873
1851 842
1861 810
1871 835
1881 861
1891 824
1901 834
1911 871
1921 828
1931 1156
1941 N/A
1951 1033
1961 1024
1971 825
1981 N/A
1991 N/A

There was no census in 1941.

Records

Records

Parish  Church  Register  Start
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Horton   St Michael   Baptisms   1571   1878   Yes,
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Horton   St Michael   Marriages   1571   1849   Yes,
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Yes,
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Horton   St Michael   Burials   1571   1876   Yes,
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Yes,
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Surnames

Surnames

These were extracted from our own records and presented as a guide.

PositionBefore 1700  18th Century  19th Century  Overall Surnames  
1 SANDON STEVENS STEVENS STEVENS
2 GURNEY ALLMAN CLARK BROWN
3 BOWRY SMITH BROWN CLARK
4 STEVENS SINGER COOK ALLMAN
5 HAYNES BROWN PULLIN WARDEN
6 HEARNE WARDEN BARNES COOK
7 HAINES HAYNES WARDEN SMITH
8 WEST BOWRY MILES HAYNES
9 WELLS HOLDERNESS BRADFORD HOLDERNESS
10 COOKE GREEN BENNETT PULLIN

 

Description

Description of Horton from J.J. Shearhan, 1861

Area, 1,610 acres; population, 810; rateable value, £4,168. A portion of the town of Colnbrook is in Horton parish. The place has acquired somewhat of a classical character, from having been the scene of a few years of Milton's life - from the 24th to the 30th year of his age - it being then the residence of his parents. The village is scattered and lies 1.25 mile S, from Colnbrook, and 4 miles E. from Windsor. Masson, in his "Life of Milton." gives pretty description of the village and neighbourhood. The place is remarkable for the nightingale, and hence Milton's "Sonnet" to that sweet bird.

Education

Horton Parish, with part of Colnbrook Chapelry, (Pop. 804)-

Three Daily Schools, containing 22 males and 18 females

One Day and Boarding School, 49 males, and 15 females all of whom are under instruction at the expense of their parents

Two Sunday Schools,

One (commenced 1820), supported by voluntary contributions, with 25 children of each sex;

The other (commenced 1821), supported by the Right Hon. T. Sulliven, with 10 males and 15 females. This School has a small lending Library attached.

ABSTRACT OF EDUCATION RETURNS, 1833.