Horsley, John an eminent English clergyman and antiquary, was born in 1685, at Mid- Lothian, and was pastor of a dissenting congregation at Morpeth. He died in December, 1731. He wrote Roman Antiquities of Britain (published posthumously, 1732). See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.