Authorised form of nameHorsley; John (1685 - 1732); archaeologist
Dates1685 - 1732
Place of birthPinkie House, Inveresk parish, Midlothian, Scotland
Date of birth1685
Date of death12 January 1732
Dates and placesBurial:
Morpeth churchyard, Northumberland
OccupationAntiquary; Clergyman, Presbyterian
Royal Grammar School, Newcastle; Edinburgh. MA (1701)
Minister of the Presbyterian Congregation at Morpeth and Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Northumberland; kept a school at Morpeth; lectured in natural science at Morpeth and Newcastle; corresponded with Roger Gale (FRS 1717)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election08/05/1729
RelationshipsPossibly son of Charles Horsley, member of the Tailors' Company of Newcastle; married
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Possible birth place of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Northumberland. Proposed by James Jurin; William Rutty; Roger Gale; John Eames
Royal Society codeNA8080
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
LBO/18/24Copy letter from John Horsley to Dr JurinApril 1724
LBO/18/117Copy letter from John Horsley, Morpeth, to James Jurin20 January 1725/1726
MS/391/4Bond of John Horsley to the Treasurer of the Royal Society23 April 1730
CLP/5/21Paper, regarding weather details from Northumberland [England] for 1723 by [John] Horsley1723
CLP/5/20Paper, regarding weather details from Widdrington Castle in Northumberland [England] by [John] Horsley1723
EL/C2/81Letter, from J Challe to Reverend [John] Horsley1729
EL/H3/109Letter, from John Horsley to James Jurin, dated at Morpeth20 January 1726
EL/H3/102Letter, from John Horsley to James Jurin, dated at Widdington16 July 1723
EL/H3/101Letter, from John Horsley to James Jurin, dated at Widdington1 July 1723
EL/H3/107Letter, from John Horsley to James Jurin, dated at Morpeth1 May 1725
EL/H3/104Letter, from John Horsley to James Jurinnd
EL/H3/105Letter, from John Horsley to James Jurin, dated at Morpeth22 May 1724
EL/H3/103Letter, from John Horsley to James Jurin, dated at Widdington13 February 1724
EL/H3/98Letter, from John Horsley to James Jurin, dated at Morpeth31 August 1722
EL/H3/100Letter, from John Horsley to James Jurin, dated at Widdington near Morpeth2 April 1723
EL/H3/106Letter, from John Horsley to James Jurin, dated at Morpeth4 February 1725
EL/H3/99Letter, from John Horsley to James Jurin13 November 1722
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