Thomas De Horton (1480 - 1540)

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Birthplace: Mowsley, Leicestershire, , England
Death: Died in Mowsley, Leicestershire, , England
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THOMAS HORTON born 1480 in Mowsley, Leicestershire, England.

The National Archives, C 1/825/24-25, covering dates 1532-1538: Thomas Horton of Mousley (Mowsley) husbandman, son and heir of Richard Horton v. Robert, grandson and heir of William Imyn, Land in Saddington, leicester The National Archives, C 1/1111/6-10 covering dates 1544-1551: John Caldewall and Isabel his wife, granddaughter and heir of Thomas Horton, v. Margaret, late the wife of Henry Savage, feoffee to uses, and Roger Horton, uncle of the said Isaobel; Messuages and land in Bradley (in Cuttlestone Hundred) and Levedale (in Penkridge). A History of the County of Wiltshire: Volume VIII, Warminster Manors pub. 1965 pages 96-103 - The manor of Newport or Portway was sold to Thomas Horton and William Bird, Vicar of Bradford, in 1515 Thomas Horton had a son: THOMAS HORTON born about 1500.

This Thomas Horton was a very extraordinary person. He was a minister for the church during the dangerous troubles of the Duchess of Sulfolk in the time of her exile for religions sake.(1520-1564) (Fines)Minister. MA (1549). Fellow of King's College, Cambridge (1540-1542). Fellow of Pembroke (c. 1548) Prebend of Durham (1560-1561). Rector of St Magnus, London (1560-1564). Of Catton, Derbyshire. (Venn) Disciple of Bucer. (Fines) John Foxe's Book of Martyrs, 1563 Edition, book 11, page 1470, 1563 Edition, book 12, page

1715, 1570 Edition, book 12, page 1715, 1576 Edition, book 12, page 1973, 1583 Edition,

book 12, page 2081 tells the story of Thomas Horton, Minister. Thomas Horton fled to the continent to avoid persecution (written in John Foxe's words and spelling):As ye haue heard of the daungerous trubles of the Duchesse of Suffolke in tyme of her exile for religions sake, whom notwithstanding the Lordes present protection still deliuered in distress as well from her enemyes in England, as in Dutchland from the Launceknightes there: so haue we no lesse to behold and magnify the Lords mercifull goodnes in preseruing of Thomas Horton from the like perills of the countrey. Which Thomas Horton, what a profitable instrument he was to the Church of Christ in Queene Maryes tyme, all our English men almost beyond the seas then, did both know and feele. This good Thomas Horton, as he vsed oftentymes to trauyale (travel) betwene Germany and England,for the behoofe and sustenaunce of the poore Englishe exiles there: so he iourneying vppon a tyme betwene Mastricke and Collen, chaunced to be taken there by certayne Rouers, and so beyng led by them away,was in no litle daunger: and yet this daunger of hys was not so great, but the present helpe of the Lord was greater to ayde and deliuer hym out of the same.

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Thomas De Horton's Timeline

1480
1480
Mowsley, Leicestershire, , England
1500
1500
Age 20
1500
Age 20
England
1540
February 16, 1540
Age 60
Mowsley, Leicestershire, , England
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