Fifth Generation


121. Margaret Susannah BIRLEY3,15,36,37,44,101 was born on 14 May 1810 in Kirkham, Lancashire, England. She was born on 14 May 1810.3,4 She was buried in 1898/9 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England. Margaret died on 27 September 1899 in of Blackburn, Lancashire, England. Burke's and Hornby Research: show d. year as 1898 She died on 27 September 1899.3 She has reference number B2A2H5.

Margaret Susannah BIRLEY and William Henry HORNBY MP, JP & DL were married on 19 May 1831 in of Blackburn, Lancashire, England. They were married on 19 May 1831.3 William Henry HORNBY MP, JP & DL3,15,37,44,211,212,213 was born on 2 July 1805 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England. He was born on 2 July 1805.3,4 He died on 4 September 1884 in of Blackburn, Lancashire, England. William died on 4 September 1884.3,4 He has reference number B2A2H7. He was in M.P. FOR BLACKBURN, J.P. & D.L..3 "Hornby Research": of King Street and subsequently of Brookhouse Lodge, Blackburn; and of Shrewbridge Hall and subsequently of Pool Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire; M.P. for Blackburn, 1857-69, and first mayor of Blackburn, 1851. Chairman of the Conservative party in Blackburn aat the first election in Dec., 1832. Leader of the Conservative Party in the Borough for many years. Chosen by the newly-constituted Town Council first mayor of Blackburn, 10 Nov., 1851. Contested Blackburn in by-election, March 1853, but was defeated. An ardent promoter of the Ten Hours Bill, for regulating the hours of work in factories. Elected M.P. for Blackburn, unopposed, March, 1857. Re-elected, after contests, in Gen. Elections of 1859, 1865 and 1868. His return in Nov. 1868, with that of his colleague and kinsman, Joseph Fielden, Esq., was petitioned against. The petition was tried at Blackburn by Mr. Justice Wiles in march 1869, and the election was declared void. In April, 1840, Mr. W. H. Hornby had founded Sunday Schools in connection with St. Michael's Church at Derrikens in Brookhouse, and he was a governor of Blackburn Grammar School. He was a leading promoter - and chairman - of the railway between Blackburn and Bolton and Clitheroe, and after the amalgamation of the Company with the Lancs. and Yorks. Railway, he became a Director of the latter. He succeeded his father in the family cotton business, as owner of the Brookhouse mills, but although retaining the ownership played no active part in the business after leaving the family home in King Street, Blackburn, for Shrewbridge Hall, Nantwich, in 1856. A statue of him was subsequently erected at Sudell Cross, Blackburn, which was removed in the 1960s to a new site in Central Blackburn.

Margaret Susannah BIRLEY-B2A2H5 and William Henry HORNBY MP, JP & DL-B2A2H7 had the following children:

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John HORNBY.

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Elizabeth Henriana HORNBY29,37,214 was born on 1 June 1834 in Raikes Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire, England. She died on 1 May 1851.

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Frances Mary HORNBY.

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Augusta Margaret HORNBY.

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Edward Kenworthy HORNBY J.P.37,215 was born on 16 June 1839 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England.29 He died on 25 June 1887. Date 25 June, 18 ... remainder is truncated. Must check original record. One-time M.P. for Blackburn, of Blackburn and of Pool Hall, Nantwich, Cheshire. Educated at Harrow. Played cricket for the Cheshire County Eleven, for Lancashire and for the Gentlemen of England. Elected a Councillor for the Trinity Ward of Blackburn in Nov. 1868. Succeeded his father as M.P. for Blackburn, 30 March, 1869. Sat until the Dissolution of Jan., 1874, then retired. J.P. (Lancs.) Died unmarried.

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Henry Sudell HORNBY37,216 was born on 4 July 1840 in Raikes Hall, Blackburn, Lancashire, England.29 He died on 26 August 1840 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England.

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Sir William Henry HORNBY D.L., J.P..

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Capt. Cecil Lumsden HORNBY.

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Caroline Louisa HORNBY.

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Albert Neilson HORNBY J.P..

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Charles Herbert HORNBY.