I am researching HORELLs (and various alternate spellings) in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Devon, but mostly in the Wiltshire villages of Long Newnton, Oldbury on the Hill, and Charlton (near Malmesbury).
My HAREWELL ancestors often spelled their names as HORELL, HORRIL, HORWELL etc and there is a strong possibility that we are descended from this gent, whose spelling seemed to change with the seasons (or the parish clerks!):-
OLDBURY ON THE HILL, GLOUCS. Parish registers:- Charles Horwellm Frances Sutton 22/10/1739 Betty Horwell. d. of Charles H. & Frances c. 25/11/1740
LONG NEWNTON, WILTSHIRE (now in Gloucestershire) parish registers:- 1742Jan 16Mary d.o. Charles & Frances Horell 1744Sep 16John s.o. Charles & Frances Horell 1745Jul 28Mary d.o. Charles Harewell & Frances his wife 1747May 10Alice d.o. Charles Harewell & Frances his wife 1748Sep 11Martha d.o. Charles Harewell (comonly called Horell) & Frances his wife 1749Oct 1Zebulon s.o. Charles Horell & Frances his wife 1750Jul 30Charles Horrill buried.An Affidavit.
That 1748 note "commonly called Horell" is revealing. It appears our HAREWELLs were actually HORELLs.
Is anyone else on the list researching this family or this area? There is almost certainly a connection with another HORRELL family in the village of Charlton Wilts, near Malmesbury, and we have found several "strays" in Tetbury, Crudwell and Hankerton. Other family names include CHAPEL/CHAPPLE and BRACE.
I would also greatly appreciate any information or book titles about the history of Charlton or Long Newnton.