Origins of surname
The family name came from a settlement of the same name, derived from the old English horh = mud and tun = settlement, suggesting that the name was given to someone who lived in a farm with muddy soil
The first of these three families to settle in Jersey was that of Mathieu Horton and Jeanne Bisson, who had seven children baptised in St Peter from 1715 onwards. There is no record of their marriage in the island. For the first 100 years this family was largely confined to St Peter. The other two families migrated to Jersey from Warwickshire, one in the late 18th century, the other during the 19th century. The surname is quite common in the English Midlands.
The first two trees, from different sources, overlap
- Horton baptisms in Jersey
- Horton marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Horton marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Horton burials in Jersey
These wills created by members of the Horton family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Anne Horton, 47 Colomberie, St Helier - 27 July 1907, D/Y/A/66
- Eliza Horton, 19 Old Street, St Helier widow of Thomas Stone - 23 March 1934, D/Y/A/96
- James Horton, 53 David Place, St Helier - 4 March 1942, D/Y/A/109
- Lydia Horton of Eltham, Kent now of 9 Clarendon Road, St Helier, widow of Joseph Francis Monti - 5 March 1891, D/Y/A/50
- Matthieu Horton of St Peter, desires to be buried in St Peter's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of his last dwelling, £10 of the order of the King, to Elizabeth Kerby, his wife, the interest of £1,000 sterling in funds in 3% annuities in the Bank of England, to give his children a good education 30 March 1793 - D/Y/A/15
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