Herbert William Horwill (1864-1952)


Birth: July-August 1864 Sandown, Isle of Wight, UK
Father: James Horwill 1833-1917
Mother: Sarah Joyce c1835-1905

Christening: 17 August 1864 Sandown, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, UK

Marriage: April-June 1898 Lewisham, London, UK
Wife: Kate Florence Bourne 1865-1949

Death: 28 February 1952 49 Plaistow Lane, Bromley, Kent, UK


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Birth of Herbert William Horwell in FreeBMD in July-September 1864 in I Wight (2b 489).

Christening of Herbert William Horwell in the IGI on 17 August 1864 in Hampshire, parents James and Sarah Horwell.

The same information is in Ancestry All England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 with another entry adding the place as United Methodist, Shanklin Circuit (Isle of Wight), Hampshire.

Entry in Ancestry England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 for Herbert William Horwill on 17 August 1864 in Sandown, Southampton, parents James and Sarah Horwill. "No.72 Herbert William, parents James, a minister, and Sarah Horwill of Brading".

Entry in Ancestry Isle of Wight, England, Methodist Registers, 1813-1937 for Herbert William Horwill on 17 August 1864 in Shankin, Hampshire, parents James and Sarah Horwill.

His brother was born in Southsea in 1969.

In the 1871 census as Herbert W Horwitt (sic - in the index, correct on the original) aged 6, born in Sandown, Isle of Wight, and living with his parents (James and Sarah), brother (James H), widowed grandmother (Elizabeth Horswill), a servant (Matilda Maplesden aged 23, born in Tenterden, Kent and single) at Sion Cottage, Tor Hill Road?, Torquay, Devon.

In the 1881 census as Herbert W Horwill, aged 16, born in Sandown, Isle of Wight, and a pupil at Prospect College, Shebbear, Devon. The College was founded as 'Prospect College' in 1829 by the Bible Christian Church and reformed as 'Shebbear College in 1841. The second-oldest Methodist school in Britain, the College was originally formed for the sons of Bible Christians to train for the ministry.

Entry in Ancestry Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 for Herbert William Horwill: "Horwill, Herbert William, born at Sandown, I.W. 14 May 1864; IS. James,

Entry in Ancestry Oxford Men, 1880-1892 for Herbert William Horwill: "Horwill, Herbert William, IS. James, of Sandown, Isle of Wight, gent. Non-Coll,. matric. 14 Oct., 1882, aged 18; scholar Wadham Coll. 1882, B.A. 1886"

In the 1891 census as Herbert W Horwill aged 26, born in Sandown, Isle of Wight, single, a Bible Christian Minister and lodging with George P Dymond (aged 26, born in Barnstaple, Devon and a schoolmaster at a private school), his wife (Martha A aged 31 and born in Sutcombe, Devon) son (John A aged 2 and born in Plymouth, Devon), daughter (Edith M aged 1 and born in Plymouth, Devon), eight pupils and three servants at 6 Lockyer Street, Plymouth St Andrew, Devon.

Marriage of Herbert William Horwill and Kate Florence Bourne in FreeBMD in April-June 1898 in Lewisham (1d 2106).

I cannot find an entry in the 1901 census and suspect he was in Australia.

In the 1911 census as Herbert William Horwill aged 46, born in Sandown, Isle of Wight, a Writer For The Press, and living with his wife (Kate Florence), a visitor (Mary Katherine Honey - his wife's neice) and a servant (Kate Mc Grath aged 34, born in Punjab, India and single) at 31 The Avenue, Kew Gardens, Richmond, Surrey.

Entry in Ancestry All UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 results for Herbert W Horwill in Liverpool on 3 April 1902 from New York on Teutonic, White Star Dominion Line, and another for Herbert Horwill, aged 60, a journalist, arriving in London on 9 October 1924 from New York via Plymouth on Saxonia, Cunard Steamship Company Ltd adress Ealing Common W, accompanied by his wife Kate Horwill.

Entry in Ancestry UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 for Herbert W Horwill on 25 April 1902 on Minnehaha, Atlantic Transport Line from London to New York, accompanied by Rebecca Horwill, and another for Herbert Horwill aged 58, a journalist departed Liverpool on 22 September 1922 for Montreal, Canada on Empire of Britain, Canadian Pacific Railway address St John's Lodge, King Henry's Road, NW3 accompanied by his wife Mary (sic).

Entry in Ancestry All New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 results for Herbert Wm Horwill aged 39 years 10 months, a journalist arrived on 24 February 1904 on the SS Etruria from Liverpool, address 43 Lafayette Place, New York accompanied by his wife Kate Florence. He had been in New York in 1903 for 1 year and 8 months, had $50, and was not a polygamist, anarchist etc..

Entry in Ancestry Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1956 for Herbert Horwell aged 58 and a journalist, arriving 29 September 1922 at Quebec, Canada on Empress Britain from Liverpool living in London, nearest relative his brother J H Horwell, Rosanne, ? Lane, Potters Bar, M'sex and travelling to Washington DC, accompanied by his wife Kate Florence.

There are three entries in Ancestry London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965 for Herbert William Horwill address 159 King Henry's Road, Hampstead and Holborn, Camden in 1918 to 1922, other occupant Kate Florence Horwill (wife?) and another family.

Entry in Ancestry U.K., City and County Directories, 1600s-1900s 1929 Kelly's Directory for Hertfordshire "Herbert Horwill 1 High Grove Welwyn Garden City" and in 1933 Kelly's Directory for Hertfordshire "Herbert W Horwill 1 High Grove Welwyn Garden City"

There are four entries in Ancestry British Phone Books, 1880-1984 for Herbert William Horwill address St John's Lodge, Harley Road NW3, number South Hampstead 5793 in 1917 and 1919 and 159 King Henry's Road NW3 in 1920 and 1921, and 24 entries for Herbert W Horwill address 1 High Grove, number Welwyn Garden 378 between 1926 and 1943.

His wife died in Hailsham in 1949.

Death of Herbert W Horwill in FreeBMD in January-March 1952 aged 86 in Bromley (5b 180).

Entry in Ancestry England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 for Herbert William Horwill died 28 February 1952 in Kent, probate 13 June 1952 in London. "Horwill Herbert William of 49 Plaistow-lane Bromley Kent died 28 February 1952 Ptrobate London 13 June to Westminster Bank Limited. Effects 1170 13s. 9d."

Entry in Manchester University Library for Herbert William Horwill (1864-1952).

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Herbert William Horwill was the husband of Kate Florence Bourne, the daughter of Frederick William Bourne, husband of Adelaide Chalcraft, my fifth cousin three times removed.

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