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William Houlison (baptised Gibson) Houliston

Male 1836 - 1911  (75 years)


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  • Name William Houlison (baptised Gibson) Houliston 
    Born 24 April 1836  Oxnam, Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 October 1911  Wattamondara, Cowra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Illegitimate son of Anne Gibson and presumably William Houliston

      GIBSON, William Houlison Christening
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 24 Apr 1836 Birthplace: , Oxnam, Roxburgh, Scotland
      Recorded in: Oxnam, Roxburgh, Scotland
      Mother: Anne GIBSON
      Source: FHL Film 1067950 Dates: 1700 - 1854

      Referred to as Nephew in 1851 census but as son in Australia
      father William's death register entry lists son William 22 yrs old in 1860

      UK 1841 Census which was taken on June 7th 1841.
      name : age : occupation : whether born in county where dwelling
      (ages above 15 were rounded down to the nearest figure ending with 0 or 5)
      Parish of Hawick ; Landbed .
      William Houliston 40 yrs China Merchant Y
      Anne do 35yrs Y
      William do 5yrs Y
      John do 2months Y

      1841 Scotland census:
      Piece: SCT1841/789 Place: Hawick-Roxburghshire Enumeration District: 4 Civil Parish: Hawick Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: - Folio: 4 Page: 50 Address: Sandbed
      Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
      HOULISTON William M 40 China Merchant Roxburghshire
      HOULISTON Anne F 35 Roxburghshire
      HOULISTON William M 5 Roxburghshire
      HOULISTON John M 2m Roxburghshire

      UK 1851 Census which was taken on March 30th 1851.
      name : position in household : marital status : age : occupation : birthplace
      Parish of Hawick ; Buccleuch Street.
      Howliston . William -- Head M. 48y. China & Earthenware Merchant Berw. Makerston
      do Anne W Wife M. 45y Roxb. Roxb.
      do William Nephew 14y Scholar Roxb. Oxnam
      do John W. Son 9y Scholar Roxb. Hawick
      do Mary Daur. 7y Scholar Roxb. Hawick.
      Rutherford James Lodger U 19y Waitery? Clerk Roxb. Ancrum.

      moved to Wattamondara and died there

      William Houliston was born circa. 1837. The 1851 Census lists him as being a nephew aged 14 years born in Oxnam Roxburghshire. This is the only reference to him being a nephew as the 1841 Census doesn’t stipulate this and he is on both his mother and father’s death certificates as a son and there has been no other mention in the family that he was anything but a son and brother. That of course doesn’t necessarily prove his status in the family either way. The 1841 Census states that he was 5 years old. The ship’s passenger list when he came to Australia with his family in 1852 states that he was 15 years. His headstone at the Cowra cemetery and obituary in the Cowra newspaper state that he was 73 in 1911.

      William died Wattamondara on 7/10/1911 aged 73. William and Catherine are buried at Cowra together near John and Mary. William’s obituary stated that he had a daughter Isabella surviving him and a son and daughter having predeceased him. I can find no record of this son and daughter having been born or dying. Perhaps they died shortly after birth. There may be more information on either William or Catherine’s death Certificates.

      From copy of William Houliston's death certificate. Had heart disease. The informant was William David Houliston the eldest of John and Mary's children. Doesn't seem as accurate. Age 73 when he died in 1911. Married aged 31 the same year as John (who was actually about 5 years younger). Place of birth, Scotland (perhaps the informant knew it wasn't the same place as his father). Married Catherine McColl, daughter Isabella McIntyre 30 (more likely 34). Not known how long he was in Victoria, even though he came to Australia with the informant's father. Father William Houliston, mother Ann Wentworth Gibson and as in the obituary I male child, 1 female child deceased.

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      WILLIAM HOULISON GIBSON
      Male
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      Event(s):
      Birth: 24 APR 1836 Oxnam, Roxburgh, Scotland
      Christening:
      Death:
      Burial:
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      Messages:
      Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.
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      Source Information:
      Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
      C118024 1819 - 1854 1067950, 0102300 Film 6901558 Film
      Sheet:
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      Deaths http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au
      Registration Number Last Name Given Name(s) Father's Given Name(s) Mother's Given Name(s) District
      14324/1911 HOULISTON WILLIAM WILLIAM ANN W COWRA
    Person ID I2128  Houliston Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 May 2005 

    Father William Houliston,   b. 23 June 1801, Makerston, Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 September 1860, Smeaton, Creswick, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Anne Wentworth Gibson,   b. 11 June 1803, Roxburgh, Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 31 May 1840  Ancrum & Hawick, Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marriage record of HOULISTON, WILLIAM to ANN GIBSON/FR817 in 1840 in ANCRUM GRO ref 780/00 0004
      Marriage record of HOULISTON, WILLIAM to ANN GIBSON/FR1407 in 1840 in HAWICK GRO ref 789/00 0006


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      WILLIAM HOULISTON
      Male Family
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      Event(s):
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      Marriages:
      Spouse: ANN GIBSON Family
      Marriage: 31 MAY 1840 Ancrum, Roxburgh, Scotland
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      Messages:
      Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the marriage date.
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      Source Information:
      Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
      M117805 1820 - 1854 1067930 Film 6901346 Film
      Sheet: 00
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    Family ID F286  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Christina (Catherine) McColl,   b. 1843,   d. 13 May 1909, Cowra, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 1874  Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/sct/misc/strays.txt
      BORN IN THE BORDER COUNTIES OF SCOTLAND THE ACCOMPANYING LIST CONTAINS NAMES THAT HAVE BEEN EXTRACTED FROM THE MARRIAGE INDEX (1853 - 1895) OF VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA. Copies of these marriage certificates can be obtained from Registry of B.D.M GPO Box 4332 Melbourne, Vic, 3001, Australia.
      NAME OF PERSON WHO GAVE HIS BIRTHPLACE AS BORDER COUNTY WHEN HE / SHE MARRIED
      COUNTY OF BIRTH; YEAR OF MARRIAGE; NAME OF SPOUSE; REGISTRATION NUMBER
      Gerrand, Mary. . . . . . . . . . dfs 1874 Houliston,John. . . . . . . .2112
      Houliston, John. . . . . . . . . rox 1874 Gerrand,Mary. . . . . . . . .2112
      Houliston, William . . . . . . . rox 1874 McColl,Christina. . . . . . .3335

      William married Christina McColl in 1874.
    Children 
     1. Isabella (Belle) McIntyre Houliston,   b. 1877,   d. 1952, Chatswood, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Son Houliston
     3. Daughter Houliston
    Family ID F984  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart



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