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William Horton II , Gentleman, was born in 1576 of Bradford, Yorkshire. and died 1657. William married Elizabeth Gledhill on 11 Oct 1636. She was the daughter of Thomas Gledhill of Barkisland Hall and she left a will dated 13 Oct 1657. The two estates (Howroyde and Barkisland Hall) eventually came into the one family. In 1642 he built Howroyde Hall, a hall and cross wings, hearth passage house. The initials WH and EG for William and Elizabeth Horton are above the doorway along with the inscription: "Except the Lord build this house They Labour in vain that build"  Howroyde Hall, although only having two storeys, the design is similar to that of Barkisland Hall. There is a large stained glass window. The Hall is approached by a long and well-wooded drive, and occupies a commanding position some distance removed from the village of Barkisland, which it overlooks across a valley. Howroyde Hall in the late 1700's became the seat of  Thomas Horton, Esq. After his death Howroyde became the seat of his wife, Lady Mary Horton.
On 16 Sep 1654, William bought Coley Hall in Halifax to pay fines imposed by Parliament on Captain Langdale Sunderland for taking the Royalist side in the Civil War. The Captain had been in Coley Church on a Sunday in 1642, when he heard that the Royalists were besieging Bradford, and he raised a unit to march to Bradford to defend democracy. He then went on to fight in several Roundhead campaigns and returned from the wars to live at Coley Hall. He was arrested by supporters of the monarchy for his military activities as a Roundhead, and was imprisoned at Ripon, where he died in 1680. The original front of the hall was destroyed in bombardment by the Commonwealth troops. William acquired in the transaction: the manor of Batley and appurtenances, Coley Hall, messuages and lands in Coley and Hipperholme, Coley Mill, seats in Halifax Church and Coley Chapel and the Chapel Garth.
William and Elizabeth had the following children:
1. Thomas Horton-1651 was born 02 apr 1651 Barkisland Hall, Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, he died 02 Jan 1698. He married Everilda Thornhill in about 1681 in Ripponden, Yorkshire (near Sowerby Bridge). Thomas and Everilda had children:
a.Susanna Horton was born 1683, christened 21 May 1683 in Ripponden, Yorkshire. She died 19 Jan 1730.
b. Gledhill Horton-1685 was born 1685, christened 31 Dec 1685 in Ripponden, Yorkshire.
c. Anne Everilda Horton was born 1687, christened 02 Nov 1687 in Ripponden, Yorkshire.
d. Thomas Horton, Jr.-1689 was born 1689, christened 09 May 1689 in Ripponden, Yorkshire.
e. William Horton-1690 was born about 1690 in Ripponden, Yorkshire.
f. Elizabeth Horton was born about 1691 in Ripponden, Yorkshire.

2. William Horton III- 1652 was born about 1652 Barkisland Hall. He died 19 Feb 1715. William Horton III bought Chadderton Park in 1684.
3. Elizabeth Horton  was born about 1654 Barkisland Hall.
4. Judith Horton was born about 1657 Barkisland Hall. She married ___ Finch and they lived in Kent. She died 12 Oct 1700, her husband having preceded her in death. They are both buried in London. They left behind six children.

William Horton IV-1677 was born about 1677 in Chadderton,Lancashire, he was the son of William Horton III-1652. He married Mary Musgrave in about 1701. They had sons:
William Horton V-1702 He was christened 11 Feb 1702 in Chadderton and died 11 Feb 1739. William V married Mary Chester;
John Horton was born about 1703 and moved to Bradford,Halifax, Yorkshire. He married Martha Feather 31 Oct 1728;
Richard Horton who was christened 11 Nov 1706 in Chadderton. Richard was living at Howroyd Hall in 1729. Joshua Horton (1720-1793) was the next Horton to live at Howroyd Hall;
Abraham Horton born about 1716, he married Sarah Sugden 26 Mar 1744 of Bradford, Halifax, Yorkshire.
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