According to the historian John Hammond. â€œUpon the express assurance that there would be a modification of the oaths of the office and fidelity, and enjoyment of liberty of conscience, and the privilege of choice in officers, the Virginia Non-Conformists agreed to remove to Maryland.â€ Hammond was a strong advocate of Governor Stoneâ€™s administration. Other historians differ as to the exact promises made at that interview, but our â€œRent Rollsâ€ undoubtedly show that Governor Stone and Lord Baltimore were both anxious to have settlers upon the modified terms offered in the â€œConditions of Plantationâ€ of 1648. Since Lord Baltimore would later renege on these promises, they were later denied. Maryland would probably not have survived, as a colony without the Non-Conformist. Among the Non-Conformist, south-side Maryland settlers of 1649 listed was James Horner (1611-after 1649), who held â€œLocust Neckâ€ on the Severn. (E) James Horner Came to Virginia in 1635 at age: 24 (G) Henry Catlin was a commissioner and neighbor of Edward Lloyd. He was a Justice and Burgess in Virginia and an active supporter of the Independent Church of Virginia. He is in Maryland in 1649, with wife and stepson Richard Horner. He may have married James Horner widow. In 1661 he assigned his estate to Matthew Howard, who called it â€œHowards Inheritanceâ€. In his Maryland Will of Henry Catlen (Catlyne), ,20th Nov., 1669; To Valentine Horner, 50 A. dwelling plantation-( This appears to be another step son.)---Overseers: William Crouch (?) and William Hopkins. ---Test: Robert Tyler, Thomas Hook, ( John Coodeâ€™s second wife Elizabeth married William Hook in abt 1710.)Thomas Brown. (J) Will of Mathew Howard, A. A. Co.,3rd Oct., 1691; --Test: Rich'd Horner- (This appears to be the stepson of Henry Catlin.) (L) We have Luke Horner buying land between 1649-1662 in Maryland (H) I am not sure of the relationship between James and Richard, Valentine and Luke Horner. In 1760 we have Edwd Horner and Ann Horner buying land on the Virginia side of the river. (I) By 1660 the population of Maryland had increased to twelve thousand inhabitants, with about half being the southern Non-Conformist. The Hornerâ€™s and Coodeâ€™s would be inter-marrying in a couple of generations. These appear to be children of James Horner. All of these names are listed among the Non-Conformists. Helen Horner, George Horner and Henry Howard of A. A. Co., Md., in the will of John Pawson 2nd Aug., 1677-Witness: Wm. Hardwick- husband of Frances GERARD- (John Coodeâ€™s brother and sister-in laws.) (K) Will of Samnel Withers, , Talbot Co.,9th Nov., 1697; Test: Jno. Dawson, Wm. Horner. 7. (M) PAUL HORNER : Baltimore Co. MD : Spesutij Hundred Year: 1703 Record Type: Tax List Database: MD Early Census Index--- RICHARD HORNER: Baltimore Co. MD : S Side Patapscounty Hund Year: 1704 Record Type: Tax list Database: MD Early Census Index ----
Will of John Bosman (Bozman), Somerset Co.,26th Apr., 1716; 26th Sept., 1716. To son William, tract of land where Geo. Horner now lives. (N) The Horners spread out from here.
BENJAMIN HORNER : Somerset Co. MD : Munney Hundred Year: 1723 Page: NPL Database: MD Early Census Index JOHN HORNER State: County: Somerset Co. MD Anomesex Hundred Year: 1723 Page: NPL Database: MD Early Census Index
GEORGE HORNER : Somerset Co. MD Manokin Hundred Year: 1723 Page: NPL Database: MD Early Census Index JOSEPH HORNER : Talbot Co. MD : Petitions Year: 1738 Page: NPL Database: MD Early Census Index
NICHOLAS HORNER State: MD County: Baltimore County Township: Residents Year: 1739 Page: 059 Database: MD Early Census Index