34848. Hugh HORNBY3,11,12,22,23,24 was born on 19 July 1719 in of Kirkham, Lancashire, England. He died in February 1781 in of Kirkham, Lancashire, England. BIOGRAPHY: ...settled in Kirkham. Apprenticed to Joseph Hankinson, Esq. of Kirkham, drysalter, flax and linen merchant and sail cloth manufacturer, whose daughter and ultimate sole heiress he married. After his father-in-law's death, Mr. Hugh Hornby went into partnership with his brother-in-law, Mr. Thomas Hankinson, as a flax dresser and merchant, with premises in Kirkham and at Skippool Creek, near Poulton-le-fylde, which were later moved to Wardleys, on the other side of the River Wyre. Mr. Thomas Hankinson died intestate c.1775, and Mr Hugh Hornby then became sole proprietor of the merchanting business. By this means, he inaugurated the Hornby family's extensive interests in the textile industry, which lasted well into the 20th century. Margaret HANKINSON and Hugh HORNBY were married about 1745 in of Kirkham, Lancashire, England.
34849. Margaret HANKINSON2,11,12,22 was born on 27 October 1723 in of Kirkham, Lancashire, England. She died on 3 August 1804 in of Kirkham, Lancashire, England. "...eventually sole heiress of her father, Joseph."
|Alice HORNBY2,10,11,12,23,24,25,26,27,28,29 was born on 9 June 1746 in Kirkham, Lancashire, England. She was christened on 30 June 1746 in Kirkham, Lancashire, England. She died on 19 April 1812 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England. Alice was buried after 19 April 1812 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England.30 She has reference number B2A0E9. Pedigree, and probably through it, Burke's, incorrectly state that Alice was the daughter of Thomas Hornby. Thomas was, in fact her brother.|
|Joseph HORNBY D.L. and J.P.2,11,12,31 was born on 22 September 1748 in Kirkham, Lancashire, England. He was christened on 30 September 1748 in Kirkham, Lancashire, England. He died on 19 March 1832 in Lancashire, England. BIOGRAPHY: Merchant who succeeded his father in the family business in Kirkham, and who in the 1780's built Ribby Hall, Ribby-with-Wrea, which thereafter became his residence. . . In 1789, he purchased the advowson of St. Michael's-on-Wyre, Garstang, for his youngest brother, Rev. Hugh Hornby, M.A. He purchased the Bradkirk estate, Kirkham, in 1797, and was Lord of the Manor of Singleton. In 1809, he built the first Singleton Church. He also purchased very extensive lands in and around Kirkham, becoming one of the largest landowners in the vicinity. (See numerous title deeds held  by William A. Hornby, of The Old House, St. Michael's-on-Wyre). In business, Mr. Joseph Hornby formed a co-partnership with his brothers, Thomas and William, trading as Messrs. J., T., and W. Hornby. This was effected by a series of conveyances in 1793. The partnership had premises in Freckleton Street, Kirkham, which included two spinning-sheds, a weaving-shop, a bowkhouse or bleach-house and two rows of workers' cottages known as Old Row and New Row, to which were later added further cottages and weaving-shops in a close called Hornby Square. Several fields were purchased in Orders Lane, Kirkham, on which the partners built another factory and bowkhouse, while in Moor Lane they had weaving shops and other buildings. Their town residences and counting-houses were in Poulton Street, Kirkham. About 1785, the partners owned a flax-spinning mill near Whitehaven, and they also owned a mill at Bentham, in the West Riding of Yorkshire. By 1824, they had in addition a factory in Redcross Street, Liverpool, and to supply these various establishments they were part owners of many ships which brought flax and hemp from the Baltic ports to Liverpool, Lancaster and Wardleys. . . With his death the Kirkham mercantile interests of the family ceased, although these interests continued in Liverpool, (see Messrs. Hugh and Joseph Hornby, of Liverpool - below).|
Messrs. J., T. & W. Hornby established themselves in Bentham about 1795, and at first operated from Low Mill. They imported Baltic Flax into a warehouse on St. George's quay, Lancaster, and transported it by four horse wagons to Bentham. Initially, the brothers spun yarn at Bentham for their sailcloth factories in Kirkham, and later they built premises for weavers in Bentham, some of whom came from Kirkham. The Bentham operations were managed after about 1814 by Tony Roughsedge Esq., who continued to trade under the name of Hornby & Co., but who extended the Hornby interests there. In 1814, Mr. Hornby Roughsedge - who had formerly managed the Hornby factories in Kirkham - purchased High Hill and the residence known as Bentham House in Bentham from Charles Parker Esq. He also acquired the manorial rights of Ingleton, and became the leading gentleman of the district. He was a great benefactor of St. Margaret's Church, Bentham, which contains several memorials to him. In the 1830's, the sailcloth industry began to decline in Bentham, and the mills went over to the production of finer yarns by wet spinning. In 1850, Mr. Hornby Roughsedge sold the Bentham mills and Bentham House to Messrs. Waithman & Co., and retired to Foxghyll, near Ambleside. He died in September, 1859, and was buried at Grasmere. (Mr. Hornby Roughsedge was the son of Rev. Thomas Hankinson Roughsedge, Rector of Liverpool, and was a kinsman of the Hornbys through his grandmother (nee Hankinson) - see Mr. Hugh Hornby, of Kirkham (above). See also Rev. Edward James Geoffrey Hornby, M.A. Rector of Bury (below), who married Elizabeth, only daughter of Mr. Hornby Roughsedge).
|Robert HORNBY2,11,12 was born on 18 July 1750 in of Kirkham, Lancashire, England. He died in 1776/7 in of Kirkham, Lancashire, England. Unmarried|
|William HORNBY11 was born on 28 May 1752 in of Kirkham, Lancashire, England. He died on 20 September 1758 in of Kirkham, Lancashire, England.|
|Thomas HORNBY11 was born on 12 April 1754 in of Kirkham, Lancashire, England. He died on 12 March 1758 in of Kirkham, Lancashire, England.|
|John HORNBY11 was born on 21 September 1756 in of Kirkham, Lancashire, England. He died on 15 March 1758 in of Kirkham, Lancashire, England.|
|William HORNBY2,11,12 was born on 26 July 1761 in of Kirkham, Lancashire, England. He died on 17 February 1824 in of Kirkham, Lancashire, England. BIOGRAPHY: Merchant; a partner with his elder brothers Joseph and Thomas in the family business. Shortly before his death, Mr. William Hornby purchased the Raikes Hall estate, Blackpool, which he bequeathed on his death to his younger brother, John Hornby, Esq., of Blackburn. Died unmarried.|
|John HORNBY2,11,12 was born on 2 July 1763 in Kirkham, Lancashire, England. He died on 29 January 1841 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England. King Street, Blackburn. He was buried after 29 January 1841 in Blackburn, Lancashire, England. St John's Churchyard BIOGRAPHY: Merchant and Cotton manufacturer, of King Street, Blackburn, and of Raikes Hall, Blackbool. Left Kirkham for Blackburn, 1779, to learn the business of a merchant with his brother-in-law, Richard Birley, (q.v.) With part of the capital accruing to him on his father's death (1781), purchased a share in a spinning mill at Scorton, nr. Garstang. Extended this business to Blackburn, in conjunction with Richard Birley. their first warehouse was in Clayton Street, Blackburn, and here they acted as "putters-out" to handloom weavers. About 1809, the partners purchased Derrikin's Field at Brookhouse, Blackburn, and erected a size-house. Their first spinning mill was built on land adjoining in about 1828, and a much larger mill was completed in 1832. From these extended the full Brookhouse Mills organization run by the Hornby family throughout the 19th, and early 20th centuries. Mr. John Hornby's valuation of his estate in 1786 was £3,131, but by 1796 it had increased to £26,242, and was worth c. £200,000 on his death. He was a trustee for the rebuilding of Blackburn Parish Church, 1819, and was a trustee of Blackburn Savings Bank. He was also a leading contributor to the building of Blackpool Parish Church.|
|Rev. Hugh HORNBY M.A..|
|Elizabeth HORNBY2,10,11,12 was born on 11 March 1771 in of Kirkham, Lancashire, England. She died after 11 March 1771 in of Kirkham, Lancashire, England. Hornby: "Died in infancy"|