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.
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.