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William Houliston

Male 1812 - 1883  (71 years)


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  • Name William Houliston 
    Born 1812  Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 November 1883  Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Ploughman according to death registry entry for son Andrew

      conflict with previously extrapolated parents Robert H & Janet Lockie
      from death register entry:
      ploughman, married to Margaret Brown
      parents George Howliston labourer (deceased) and Isabella (deceased)
      son James Howliston present

      1841 census:
      Piece: SCT1841/725 Place: Yester-East Lothian Enumeration District: 1
      Civil Parish: Yester Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
      Folio: 0 Page: 11
      Address: Falconers Wind
      Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
      DONALDSON Richardson M 60 Taylor East Lothian
      DONALDSON Cristian F 59 East Lothian
      HAULSTON William M 25 Agricultural Labourer Outside Census County (1841)
      HAULSTON Jannet F 20 Outside Census County (1841)
      POWIVES Alles F 55 Seamstress Outside Census County (1841)

      1851 census:
      Piece: SCT1851/717 Place: Prestonkirk-East Lothian Enumeration District: 2
      Civil Parish: Prestonkirk Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: Prestonkirk
      Folio: 0 Page: 8 Schedule: 31
      Address: Spittlehall
      Surname First name(s) Rel Status Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
      HOWILSON William Head M M 38 Ag Lab Berwickshire - Greenlaw
      HOWILSON Janet Wife M F 39 Berwickshire - Westruther
      HOWILSON Janet Dau U F 7 East Lothian - Gifford
      HOWILSON Robert Son U M 3 East Lothian - Dirleton
      HOWILSON Andrew Son U M 5m East Lothian - Prestonkirk

      NB: It appears that sometime before the 1861 census that William abandoned his wife Janet and children. In the 1861 census he is found living in Coldingham listed as married. He is a couple of doors away from his future 2nd wife Margaret Brown who already has an illegitimate son William born about 1860. William's 1st wife Janet is listed in the 1861 census as surname Taylor together with her four children in Stenton, East Lothian.

      1861 Scotland census - Fleurs Farm, Coldingham, Berwickshire 732/00 001/00 009:
      Surname Forename Relation Condtion Sex Age Occupation Birthplace
      HOULISTON WILLIAM Head mar M 46 Ploughman Greenlaw, Berwickshire
      Smeaton Margaret servant umn F 32 Housekeeper Eyemouth, Berwickshire

      Scotland census 2nd April 1871:
      HOWLISTON WILLIAM age 50 in AYTON, BERWICK GRO ref 727/00 001/000 16
      HOWLISTON MARGARET age 33 in AYTON, BERWICK GRO ref 727/00 001/000 16
      HOWLISTON WILLIAM age 12 in AYTON, BERWICK GRO ref 727/00 001/000 17
      HOWLISTON JAMES age 5 in AYTON, BERWICK GRO ref 727/00 001/000 17
      HOWLISTON AGNES age 2 in AYTON, BERWICK GRO ref 727/00 001/000 17

      Scotland census 2nd April 1871
      GROS Reference 727/00 001/000 16
      Page 16
      Civil Parish of Ayton
      No. of Schedule 109
      Road, Street Whitfield Hinds Hse
      Name and Surname of each Person
      Relation to Head of Family
      Condition
      Age (Male/Female)
      Rank, Profession or Occupation
      Where Born
      Whether Deaf and Dumb, Blind, Imbecile or Idiot, Lunatic
      No. of children between 5 and 13 attending school or being educated at Home
      Rooms with one or more windows
      William Howliston Head Mar 50 Farm Servant Berwick Greenlaw
      - [children] 1[rooms with windows]
      Margaret “ Wife Do 33 - do. Ayton
      Page 17
      William Howliston Son - 12 Scholar Berwick Coldingham
      1 [children] -[rooms with windows]
      James “ “ - 5 - “ “
      Agnes “ Daur - 2 - “ “
      Mary Waters Serv - 17 Farm Servant Ireland

      Howliston, William death 1883 age 74 in Cockburnspath, Berwick Scotland GRO Ref. 731/00 0019
    Person ID I366  Houliston Family Tree
    Last Modified 11 March 2007 

    Father Robert Houliston,   b. 13 April 1783, Channelkirk, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Janet Lockie,   d. between 1812 and 1818 
    Family ID F256  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Janet Taylor,   b. 13 March 1816, Westruther, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 October 1903, Dron, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Janet Waddell Houliston,   b. 28 March 1844, Yester, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1924, Abernethy, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +2. Robert (Dod) Houliston,   b. 5 October 1847, Dirleton, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 February 1936, Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +3. Andrew Taylor Houliston,   b. 28 October 1849, Prestonkirk, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 November 1944, Athelstaneford, Haddington (East Lothian), Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
    +4. John Houliston,   b. 5 April 1854, Cockburnspath, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1906, Leith South, Edinburgh City, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    Family ID F54  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Margaret Brown,   b. 24 March 1831, Ayton, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 March 1884, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 1866 
    Notes 
    • marriage 11 Jun 1866 Mordington Toll according to birth entry for Agnes 1868
    Children 
     1. William (Brown) Houliston,   b. 1858, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 March 1913, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    +2. James Houliston,   b. 1866, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 January 1951, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Agnes Houliston,   b. 29 October 1868, Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1931, Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +4. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Houliston,   b. 3 November 1872, Ayton, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1937, Innerwick, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Family ID F231  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart



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