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With a One Name Study you are always finding brick walls.  Here are a few of my current ones.  Can you help to break them down ?


My Ancestor John Horseman married Hannah Tiffany at Pateley Bridge in North Yorkshire in 1808.  They had 4 children, the last being in 1815. I have not found any record of John since then.  His wife remarried as a widow in Ripon in 1835.  What became of John ?


Timothy Horseman  was a carpenter, who lived in London. He died in Camberwell workhouse in 1841 aged 91.  This would put his year of birth as about 1751.  Where was he born ?


Thomas Horsman, a Roman Catholic from Knaresborough was born in about 1712 and was married to Jane. Thomas had a son James being born in about 1741.  Who was Jane,  and where were they married?


Thomas Horsman was born in about 1749 and lived in Brant Broughton, Lincolnshire until he died in 1814.  He does not appear to have been born there,  and there is no settlement record for him at Lincolnshire Archives.  Where was he from ?  Could the William Horsman who died at Brant Broughton in  1831 (aged 82) be a clue.  Were William and Thomas brothers ?


Charles Horsman was born in about 1818 in Ollerton, Nottinghamshire.  He married Charlotte Bardsley in 1843,  and had 4 children. In 1851 he was a Veterinary Surgeon, aged 33, living in Ollerton.   Family legend has it that he deserted the family in about 1861, and went to the USA, fighting for the ‘North’ in the American Civil War. It is also thought that  he then settled in the USA, ‘married’ and had a second family.  Can anyone identify this person?