Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Richard Hornby of Blyton and Gainsborough
Another Lincolnshire resident was Richard Hornby, son of John and Susan Fletcher Hornby. He was christened on 28 January 1702 at Blyton. Blyton, while still in Lincolnshire, is a hefty 48 miles NW of Alford, where the Cracrofts lived. It is about four miles north of Gainsborough, of earlier posts. Richard married Sarah Yellet. Sarah was from Marton, about six miles south of Gainsborough. And so they met in the middle and married at Gainsborough on 23 April 1739. Gainsborough is where the Hornbys and Cracrofts eventually merged.
Richard and Susan had a large family of ten children, our ancestor being their fourth child, also named Richard. The first two were christened at Marton, and the rest at Gainsborough.