Jonie Horrobine married James Welch 19 February
1603 in Great Harwood. No christening record is found for Jonie
in Great Harwood. There are only a few Horrobines in the parish.
Marriage record for Jonie Horrobine in Great Harwood: "
James Welshe & Jonie Horrobine the xvxth of feburarie
There is a marriage record for James Harowbine and Elizabeth
Haworth 24 August 1588 in Great Harwood. This is the only
marriage for a male Horrobine in Great Harwood. There is one
other marriage for Jean Howrobine to John Holme 16 June 1586 in
The only baptisms for Horrobines in Great Harwood were for
George Hawrobine 1 July 1601 (with no parents listed), and for
George's children Margaret (1623) and Anna (1627). The only
burial entry for a Horrobine is for Margaret, George's
daughter, in 1626.
It seems likely that James was Jonie's father. While his burial
is not recorded in Great Harwood, there is an entry for James
Horrybinn in Blackburn on 12 January 1609/10. Blackburn is about
five miles southwest of Great Harwood, and is where Jonie raised
Burial record for James Horrobine in Blackburn: "12. James
There is also a burial record for the wife of James Harobin in
November 1607 in Blackburn.
"Horrobin is one of the oldest family names to come from the
Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the name
Rabin or Robin, which are pet forms of the personal name
Robert. The name is preceded the Old English prefix har, which
means gray. Hence, the surname Horrobin literally means gray
Rabin or gray Robin." (www.houseofnames.com)