Granddaughter of Lord Horatio Nelson.
Horatia Nelson Johnson was the seventh of nine children born to Horatia Nelson (1801-1881), Lord Horatio Nelson’s child by Emma Hamilton.
Her father was the Rev. Philip Ward (1795-1859), for many years Vicar of St Mildred’s Church in Tenterden, Kent. Horatia married William Johnson (1827-1891) in August 1858, and they lived in London, latterly at 6 Gower Street. They had several children: William Horatio (born 1859), Philip (1861-1948), and Marjorie, who died in infancy. Horatia died in October 1890, and William died in the following March.