There were many Lockyers, clearly part of the Cranborne Lockyer family and living close to those recorded in the main tree, whom I cannot yet link to that tree. I hope soon to find the links among these clusters of the family but, for the moment, present the unattached groups here so that others may examine them. Any information that will help me to attach the branches will be very welcome.
Horton is a village that has virtually relocated. In 1762, a new turnpike road from Ringwood to the
Horton Inn was constructed. The houses that make up the present Horton village lie along this road,
concealing the early location, which was around the Church of St Wolfrida. The original road passed
close to the church and headed more directly east, out towards Chalbury Farm. Today, the public footpath
directly opposite the church entrance marks the route of the original road. The church itself stands
on the site of an early monastery, which is recorded in the Domesday Book.
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There is an obvious group of Lockyers, who lived in the Horton area, that is recorded in the tree
given here. Included among them is Joseph Lockyer, who was the landlord of the famous old Horton Inn.
At the present root of this subtree are his father, after whom he was named, and his mother, Hannah.
|Parents||Joseph Lockyer||Unknown||14 May 1794|
|Hannah Lacey||*4 June 1760|
|Children||Mary||*21 August 1796|
|Joseph||*18 August 1799|
Another group of Lockyers whose members were clearly directly related to those in the main tree lived in and around the village of Woodlands. Before the church in Woodlands was built in the mid-nineteenth century, the residents of the village originally worshipped in the Church of Wolfrida in Horton and the parish was known as Horton With Woodlands.
For some time, I was confused by the simultaneous existence of two families, both headed by a
Jonathan Lockyer whose wife's name was Mary. Only one of these families lived in Woodlands, the other being
residents of Hinton Martell, so that is the one shown here.
|Children||John||*8 May 1774|
|Sarah||*13 August 1776|
|Mary||*22 June 1777|
|Parents||William Lockyer||1797||12 November 1829|
|Children||Sarah||*30 May 1830|
|William||10 December 1832|
|John||*26 June 1836|
|Thomas||*25 September 1839|
|Mary Anne||*20 February 1842|
|Mary||*4 June 1846|
|Martha||*4 June 1846|