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Re: Horsey Family in England
Posted by: Jan Horsey Date: June 20, 2001 at 23:52:38
In Reply to: Re: Horsey Family in England by Nigel Horsey of 135

Me again, I've only just caught up with the message board after a break. Re the de Horsey name / family. Way back in 1100 / 1200 the name of the original Somerset knights was de Horsey but the de was dropped by 1400 as the name became anglicised. It was taken up again by a Royal Licence in 1832.
The last surviving descendent of Major Samuel Horsey - one time Governor of Carolina,USA and distant descendent of the original family - was his granddaughter Caroline. She married #1 George Waddington of Ely, Cambs & #2 Samuel Kilderbee of Suffolk. Their son SPENCER HORSEY KILDERBEE assumed the name de Horsey by special licence 13 APR 1832. He became an MP & his sons were a guardsman & an Admiral. ALGERNON the 'champagne' man was the grandson of the Admiral - ALGERNON FREDERICK ROUS de HORSEY. He was ALGERNON WILLIAM ROUS de HORSEY born 9 April, 1912 Cowes, Isle of Wight. Died about 8 Feb 1997.
Other branches of the family settled in Dorset & Herts in the 1500 / 1600s but used HORSEY.


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