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Alexander Houliston

Male 1796 - 1867  (71 years)


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  • Name Alexander Houliston 
    Born 17 April 1796  Coldingham, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 27 April 1796  Coldingham, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptism record of Alexander Howliston 27 Apr 1796 Coldingham
    Baptism record of Alexander Howliston 27 Apr 1796 Coldingham
    Alexander Son of Alexr. Howliston and Alison Brown
    his Spouse was Baptized Witnesses Alexr. Fisher
    Shoemaker and Alexr. Dods Mason both in Chirnside
    Said Child was Born April 17th
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 June 1867  Alton, Coldingham, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death register entry for Alexander Houliston age 72
    Death register entry for Alexander Houliston age 72
    Buried Chirnside, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Film Coldingham:
      page 211
      April 27th 1796
      Alexander Son of Alexr. Howliston and Alison Brown
      his Spouse was Baptized Witnesses Alexr. Fisher
      Shoemaker and Alexr. Dods Mason both in Chirnside
      Said Child was Born April 17th

      baptism witnesses Alexander Fisher (Shoemaker Chirnside) & Alexander Woods (Mason Chirnside)

      Hynd in Cockburnspath
      Hynd in Reston Hill 1823, 1825, 1828, 1832, 1834

      see Alexander Fisher in database, this is probably where the shoemaking profession was introduced

      Birth record of ALEXANDER HOWLISTON on 27 Apr 1796 to ALEXANDER HOWLISTON/ALISON BROWN FR1284 in COLDINGHAM GRO ref 732/00 0005

      1841 Scotland census which was taken on June 7th 1841 [732/00 001/00 005]
      name : age : occupation : whether born in county where dwelling
      (ages above 15 were rounded down to the nearest figure ending with 0 or 5)
      Berwickshire, parishes---A --E , film no. 1042821.
      Parish of Coldingham ----- parish 732
      Houndwood quoad sacra
      Restonhill Alexander Houliston 40y Ag Lab Y Margret do 40y Y Alexander do 15y Y Allison do 12y Y Andrew do 10y Y Hellen do 7y Y George do 4y Y Elisbeth do 1y Y Mary Tate 15y Ag Lab Y

      1851 Scotland census [731/00 002/00 004]:
      Parish of Cockburnspath, no 72 Redheugh
      Alexander Houliston Head M 55y Ag Lab Berwickshire, Coldingham
      Margret Houliston Wife M 52y - East Lothain, Spott
      Alison Houliston Daur U 21y Ag Lab Berwickshire, Coldingham
      George Houliston Son U 14y Scholar Berwickshire, Coldingham
      Isabella Houliston Daur - 11y Scholar Berwickshire, Coldingham
      Elizabeth Houliston Daur - 9y Scholar Berwickshire, Coldingham

      1861 Scotland Census (7 April 1861) [735/00 003/00 012]
      Parish of Dunse, Town of Dunse, Film no. 0103811
      Enumeration District no. 3
      Enumerator: John Mercer
      page 12
      No of schedule. Address Scholars Rooms with one or more windows
      79 / Easter Street / 0 / 2
      Alexr Houliston Head Mar 63 Gardener Berwickshire Coldingham
      Margaret do Wife Mar 61 - Haddingtonshire Spott

      Tombstone in Memory of Alexander & Alison Brown(his parents), himself and Margaret Goodall (his Wife) in Chirnside [Alexander Houliston died 23 June 1867 (not clear) aged 72 (not clear) - this would be 71 years from April 1796]

      Tombstone record in Chirnside # 219:
      1869 May 1st By George Houliston, son Alexander aged 1 year six months
      1888 Jun 10th wife Isabella Dalgleish aged 50 years
      1894 Dec 12th son James Alexander Houliston died at Brighton aged 24
      years. Interred there
      ON BACK
      1825 Jul 22nd By Alexander Houliston, wife Alison Brown aged 67 years
      1832 Oct 11th Above Alexander Houliston aged 80 years
      1867 Jun 23rd Son Alexander aged 72 years - his wife Margaret Goodall [notes from Rupert state 25th June]
      1879 Mar 11th aged 82 years


      Death record of HOULISTON ALEXANDER in 1867 age 72 in COLDINGHAM BERWICK GRO ref 732/ 0018

      Houliston, Alexander death 1867 age 72 in Coldingham Scotland GRO Ref. 732/0018 spouse Margaret Goodall father Alexander mother Alison Brown

      Extract of e-mail from William Houliston Bradford (his g-grandson):
      Alexander Houliston died in 1867 of Asthma at Alton a farm in the Coldingham parish. On his Death Cert. he was a gardener and died a pauper - his daughter Elizabeth notified the death.
    Person ID I22  Houliston Family Tree
    Last Modified 28 February 2007 

    Father Alexander Houliston,   b. 1755, Chirnside, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 October 1832, Chirnside, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Alison Brown,   b. 1758,   d. 22 July 1825, Chirnside, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 2 June 1781  Chirnside, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Film Chirnside:
      Register of Collections and Distributions
      page 269
      1781
      June 2
      Received from Alexander Howliston
      and Alison Brown for their prom.
      1 shilling

      ALEXANDER HOWLISTON
      Male Family
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Event(s):
      Birth:
      Christening:
      Death:
      Burial:
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Marriages:
      Spouse: ALISON BROWN Family
      Marriage: 02 JUN 1781 Chirnside, Berwick, 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:
      M117304 1783 - 1819 1067867, 0103212 Film 6901535 Film
      Sheet: 00
    Family ID F23  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Margaret (Goodale) Goodall,   b. 1797, Yester, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 March 1879, Fireburn Mill, Coldstream, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 16 June 1820  Dunse, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Cockburnspath film:
      page 224
      1820 May 29th
      Alexander Howlison in this
      Parish and Margaret Goodall
      in the Parish of Dunse gave up
      their names for proclamation

      Cockburnspath film:
      page 99
      Proclamations for the year 1820 included in that part of
      the Register sent to the Register General
      1820 May 29th
      Alexander Houlison in this parish and Margaret
      Goodall in the parish of Dunse gave up their names
      for proclamation

      Dunse film:
      page 65
      1820
      June 16
      Alexander Howliston Hind Cockburnspath, and
      Margaret Goodall, Dunse
      Wits David White & Robert Peacock.

      also recorded as 29 May 1820 Cockburnspath, Berwick, Scotland
      Witness to marriage David White & Robt Peacock

      ALEXANDER HOULISON
      Male Family
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Event(s):
      Birth:
      Christening:
      Death:
      Burial:
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Marriages:
      Spouse: MARGARET GOODALL Family
      Marriage: 29 MAY 1820 Cockburnspath, Berwick, Scotland
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Messages:
      Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the marriage date.
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Source Information:
      Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
      M117315 1820 - 1854 1067867, 0103213 Film 6901513 Film
      Sheet: 00

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      ALEXANDER HOWLISTON
      Male Family
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Event(s):
      Birth:
      Christening:
      Death:
      Burial:
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Marriages:
      Spouse: MARGARET GOODALL Family
      Marriage: 16 JUN 1820 Duns, Berwick, Scotland
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Messages:
      Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the marriage date.
      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Source Information:
      Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
      M117356 1797 - 1854 1067894, 0103224 Film 6902075 Film
      Sheet: 00
    Children 
     1. Alexander Houliston,   b. 7 August 1821, Cockburnspath, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Houliston,   b. 21 July 1823, Coldingham, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. David Houliston,   b. 16 October 1825, Coldingham, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 July 1885, Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +4. Alison Brown Houliston,   b. 15 December 1828, Coldingham, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 November 1901, Heiton, Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +5. Andrew Houliston,   b. 17 April 1832, Coldingham, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Hellen (Ellen) Goodall Houliston,   b. 3 September 1834, Coldingham, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1887, Wandsworth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +7. George Houliston,   b. 17 March 1837, Coldingham, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1911, 33 Newtown Street, Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +8. Isabella Laurie (Lawrie Lary) Houliston,   b. 17 June 1839, Coldingham, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1902, Grantshouse, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +9. Elizabeth Houliston,   b. 28 November 1841, Coldingham, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900, St Giles, Edinburgh City,Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Family ID F21  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1841 census of Alexander and Margaret Houliston and children in Coldingham
    1841 census of Alexander and Margaret Houliston and children in Coldingham
    1851 census of Alexander and Margaret Houliston and children in Redheugh, Cockburnspath
    1851 census of Alexander and Margaret Houliston and children in Redheugh, Cockburnspath
    1861 census of Alexander and Margaret Houliston in Dunse
    1861 census of Alexander and Margaret Houliston in Dunse

    Headstones
    Houliston Headstone in the Chirnside Graveyard
    Houliston Headstone in the Chirnside Graveyard
    This photo is of the front of the stone. More recent Houlistons are listed on the back side.

    Inscription on front says:

    Erected by
    Alexander Houlston
    in memory of his wife
    Alison Brown
    who died July 22 1825 aged 67
    years. Also the
    above Alexander Houliston
    who died Octobeer 11 1832
    aged 80 years. And Alexander
    his son who died 25 June 1867
    aged 72 years
    also Margaret Goodall his wife
    who died 11th March 1879 Aged 82 years.


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