The Spratt = Cruse Family History Website

Research on the Cruse side of the Family Tree - Horn / Kirk / Morsly

Stephen Horn had eight children with Frances Morsly, and the incumbent was very helpful in including in the Baptism Register of Trimley St Martin, Suffolk, the actual dates of birth for each child.  A later incumbent did not mince his words when he entered "Sarah Kirk Horn the baseborn daughter of Ann Horn".  Note the implicit fact that John Kirk was the father of Sarah.  We cannot imagine that when Ann took her daughter to be baptised she would have named her Sarah Kirk Horn, but we doubt that she ever saw what was written in the register.  John and Ann did not marry until nine years after the birth of Sarah, although his first wife had died two years before her birth.  Sarah was the first of  Ann Horn's five children, three girls, Sarah Kirk, Ann and Mary, followed by two boys John and William.  Frances Morsly is the only person with that surname on our tree.






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