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Horton (and Brook) Census Details 1841-1911 

The first step was to find Dotís father in the 1901 Census. Gilbert had not spoken of any other brothers and sisters, only step brothers Norman and Arnold Brook. With no other known relatives, it could be impossible to discover ancestry from Census data. Fortunately, there was only one Gilbert Horton born 1895-96 in Yorkshire and he appears to be the one. A major surprise was that the Census indicated that Gilbert had eleven brothers and sisters, but could his mother really have given birth to him aged 44. It seems that his real mother is likely to be Martha Horton, apparently confirmed by a marriage between Martha Horton and William Brooke, registered Jul-Sep 1900 in Halifax, plus a 1901 Census entry for Martha and William Brooke, Brighouse. Gilbert's birth certificate was obtained and showed no father and Martha as his mother. The later 1911 Census shows Gilbert living as a lodger with the Gill family in Rastrick, Brighouse and not with the Hortons in Kirkheaton. His mother Martha, stepfather William (Brook) with their sons Norman and Arnold are also shown living in Rastrick.

The large Charles Henry Horton clan was easily traceable back to 1841 and William Hortonís equally large family. The 1881 entry for mother-in-law Jane Castle provided another ancestry path. All typewritten details are in Horton Text Records. See also Other Spouses.

The following shows Christian names, occupation, age and status for all related individuals living at the given address for each Census year. Christian names and surnames are as shown and might have incorrect spelling. Ages for 1941 Census might be rounded by 5 years. Status is HD=Head, WF=Wife, SO=Son, DA=Daughter, MO=Mother, FA=Father, WI=Widowed, LO=Lodger, MI=Mother-in-law etc., GS=Grandson etc. Direct ancestry is in red, relations at same address in black and at other addresses in blue.


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1841
1851
1861
1871
1881
1891
1901
1911





 HORTON
 Field Bottom
 Kirkheaton
 HORTON
 Town
 Almondsbury
 HORTON
 4 Fields
 Kirkheaton
 HORTON
 New Town Khtn
 See W CASTLE
 HORTON
 Shaw Cross
 Kirkheaton
 HORTON
 Shaw Cross
 Kirkheaton
 HORTON
 North Hill
 Kirkheaton
 HORTON
 George Pl B'se
 North Hill Khtn





 William
 Manufacturer
30
HD
 William
 Ag labourer
43
HD
 William
 Farmer
54
HD
 William
 Farmer
64
HD


 Martha
 
30
WF
 Martha
 
41
WF
 Martha
 
52
WF

 Edmund
 
10
 

 Fred
 
9
 

 Elizabeth
 
7
 
 Elizabeth
 
17
DA


 Nancy
 
5
 
 Nancy
 Dress maker
25
DA

 Joseph
 
3
 
 Joseph
Hand loom wver
13
SO


 William
 Scholar
6
SO
 William
 Farmers boy
16
SO


 Charles
 
4
SO
 Charles Henry
 Farmers boy
14
SO
 Charles Henry
 Joiner
24
SI
 Charles Henry
 Joiner
34
HD
 Charles Henry
 Joiner
43
HD
 Charles H
 Joiner
54
HD


 Robert
 
1
SO
 Robert
 Scholar
11
SO
 Robert
 Farm labourer
21
SO


 Jonathan
 Scholar
9
SO
 Jonathan
 Farm labourer
19
SO


 See SARAH
 CASTLE
 
 
 Sarah
 
19
 
 Sarah
 
29
WF
 Sarah
 
39
WF
 Sarah
 
49
WF
 Sarah
 
59
HD


 Martha
 
0
 
 Martha
 Scholar
10
DA
 Martha
 Wool mill hand
20
DA
 See MARTHA
 BROOKE
 
 


 Joe
 Scholar
9
SO
 Joe
 Labourer
19
SO


 Arthur
 Scholar
7
SO
 Arthur
 Wool mill hand
17
SO
 Arthur
 Mill chain mkr
27
SO
 Arthur
 Pwr Loom Tunr
37
SO


 Fred
 Scholar
4
SO
 Fred
 Gardener
14
SO
 Fred
 Quarry cutter
24
SO


 Harold
 
1
SO
 Harold
 Scholar
10
SO
 Harold
 Miner
21
SO


 Jane Castle
 
66
WF
 Jane Castle
 
76
MI


 Tom
 Scholar
9
SO
 Tom
 Brick maker
19
SO


 Ernest
 Scholar
7
SO
 Ernest
Mill hand fin
17
SO


 Harry
 Scholar
5
SO
 Harry
 Mill hand dyer
14
SO
 Harry
 Railway Worker
24
SO


 Frank
 
2
SO
 Frank
 
12
SO


 Marion
 
9
DA


 Helen
 
7
DA
 Helen
 Worsted Wvr
17
DA


 Gilbert
 
5
SO
 Gilbert
 Silk Wst Dresser
15
LO
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1841
1851
1861
1871
1881
1891
1901
1911





 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 BROOKE
 Frances St
 Brighouse
 BROOK
 Graham St
 Brighouse





 William
 Silk Dresser
46
HD
 William
 Silk Wst Dresser
56
HD


 Martha
 
30
WF
 Martha
 
40
WF


 Norman
 Scholar
9
SO


 Arnold
 Scholar
8
SO


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