Person:William Hornet (2)

William Hornet
m. 7 Feb 1824
  1. John Hornet1823 - 1824
  2. Mary Ann Hornetabt 1825 -
  3. John Hornet1827 - 1828
  4. William Hornet1829 -
  5. Maria Hornet1832 - 1906
  • HWilliam Hornet1829 -
  • W.  Mary Thompson (add)
m. 12 Nov 1854
Facts and Events
Name William Hornet
Gender Male
Birth[1] 25 Jul 1829 Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England
Christening[1] 30 Aug 1829 Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England
Census[2] 6 Jun 1841 Harpenden, Hertfordshire, EnglandCold Harbour
Census[3] 30 Mar 1851 Harpenden, Hertfordshire, EnglandUpper Top Street
Marriage 12 Nov 1854 Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, Englandto Mary Thompson (add)

William Hornet was born on 25th July 1829 at Wheathampstead in Hertfordshire, son of a straw plaiter named Mary Hornet, formerly Swallow, and her husband Joseph Hornet, a labourer. William's father died when he was only three years old. His mother remarried a widower named Francis Warner the year after Joseph's death. The 1841 census finds William living with his mother and stepfather at Coldharbour in Harpenden. By 1851, Francis had died and William was living with his twice-widowed mother and siblings at Upper Top Street in Harpenden. By this time, William was working as an agricultural labourer.

William was married in 1854 to a Mary Thompson. They have yet to be traced after their marriage.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Baptisms register, in Church of England. Wheathampstead Parish Registers. (Hertford: Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies), Primary quality.
    BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish of Wheathamsted in the County of Hertford in the Year 1829
    No.When BaptizedChild's Christian NameParent's NameAbodeQuality, Trade, or ProfessionBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    770Born July 25th Baptized August 30thWill[ia]m son ofJoseph & MaryHornetThe Cherry TreesLaborerJ. Douton, Curate
  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) HO 107/1-1465 Census Returns: 1841 Census Schedules, Class HO107; Piece 441; Book 4; Folio 32; Page 17, 6 Jun 1841, Primary quality.
    AddressCold Harbour, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
    NameSexAge*Implied birthdateOccupationBorn in county?
    Francis Warnermale451791-6Ag LabYes
    Mary Warnerfemale351801-6Pl[aiter]Yes
    Mary Warner jun.female151821-6Pl[aiter]Yes
    Elizabeth Warnerfemale151821-6Pl[aiter]Yes
    Susan Warnerfemale51835/6Pl[aiter]Yes
    Sarah Warnerfemale31837/8Yes
    William Hornetmale101830/1Pl[aiter]Yes
    Maria Hornetfemale91831/2Pl[aiter]Yes
    *Age was supposed to be rounded down to the next multiple of five for everyone over 15.
  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) HO 107/1466-2531 Census Returns: 1851 Census Schedules, Class HO107; Piece 1713; Folio 73; Page 10, 30 Mar 1851, Primary quality.
    AddressUpper Top Street, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
    NameRelation to headMarital statusSexAgeImplied birthdateOccupationBirthplace
    Mary Warnerheadwidowfemale461804/5Pl[aiter]Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Susan Warnerdaughterunmarriedfemale161834/5Pl[aiter]Harpenden, Hertfordshire
    William Hornetsonunmarriedmale211829/30Ag LabWheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Maria Hornetdaughterunmarriedfemale181832/3Pl[aiter]Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    William Innance?lodgermarriedmale411809/10CarpenterHarpenden, Hertfordshire