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William Houliston

Male 1824 - 1890  (65 years)


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  • Name William Houliston 
    Born 25 November 1824  Gordon, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 18 January 1825  Gordon, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 February 1890  USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • HOULISTON, William Christening
      Gender: Male
      Birth Date: 25 Nov 1824
      Christening Date: 18 Jan 1825 Recorded in: Gordon, Berwickshire, Scotland
      Father: John HOULISTON
      Mother: Mary WIGHTMAN
      Source: FHL Film 1067899 Dates: 1749 - 1855

      Birth record of WILLIAM HOULISTON on 18 Jan 1825 to JOHN HOULISTON/MARY WIGHTMAN FR1391 in GORDON GRO ref 742/00 0005

      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)

      Film No 1042826
      Parish of Maxton [798] Burnside
      John Houliston 44y Ag Lab Y
      Mary " 35y N
      William " 16y N
      James " 14y N
      Mary 12y N
      Thomas " 3y N
      /Agnes Messer 16y F Ag Lab N

      Piece: SCT1841/798 Place: Maxton-Roxburghshire Enumeration District: 3
      Civil Parish: Maxton Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: Maxton
      Folio: 3 Page: 1
      Address: Burnside
      Surname First name(s) Sex Age Occupation Where Born Remarks
      HOULISTON John M 44 Agricultural Labourer Roxburghshire
      HOULISTON Mary F 35 Outside Census County (1841)
      HOULISTON William M 16 Outside Census County (1841)
      HOULISTON James M 14 Outside Census County (1841)
      HOULISTON Mary F 12 Outside Census County (1841)
      HOULISTON Thomas M 3 Outside Census County (1841)
      MESSER Agnes F 16 Female Agricultural Labourer Outside Census County (1841)

      1851 Census:
      Highridgehall in Ednam parish Houliston, John. Head. M 53y Farm Serv. b. Roxb., Makerstoun Houliston, Mary. Wife M 47y b. Roxb., Stitchell Houliston, William Son U 25y Farm Serv b. Berw., Gordon Houliston, James Son U 23y Mason b. Berw., Gordon Houliston, Margaret Dau U 21y Farm Serv b. Berw., Gordon Houliston, Thomas Son 13y Scholar b. Berw., Gordon Houliston, John Son 6y Scholar b. Roxb., Roxb.

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      Appears that Mary and sons James & John travelled to USA arriving in New York in 1859.
      This is not 100% certain but would explain why there was no evidence of the family in UK after husband John died in 1855.
      Older brother William has not been found on a passenger list but has been assumed to be the father of the Illinois Houliston family born in the 1870's.
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      1888 Chicago Voter Registration
      City of Chicago, Northern District of Illinois.
      Record and Index of Persons Registered and of Poll Lists of Voters.
      Congressional District 3
      Ward 12
      Precinct 17
      RESIDENCE 1262 Monroe St.
      NAME Houliston Will
      NATIVITY Scotland
      COLOR White
      TERM OF RESIDENCE (Precinct County State) 7 yrs 34 yrs 34 yrs
      Naturalized yes
      DATE OF PAPERS 1860
      COURT Circuit Court of Cook County
      Qualified Voter yes
      DATE OF APPLICATION TO BE REGISTERED Oct 16 1888
      VOTED yes
      NUMBER OF BALLOT 232
      NB: in the 1900 census Agnes and son John R Houliston are living at 1262 Monroe St !!
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      Notes from Mary Louise Houliston of Wheaton, IL
      William Houliston born Apr 1827 in Scotland died 1 Feb 1890
    Person ID I378  Houliston Family Tree
    Last Modified 7 May 2007 

    Father John Houliston,   b. 13 September 1793, Makerstoun, Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1855, Chirnside, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Mary Wightman,   b. 1803, Stitchell, Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 31 May 1823  Gordon & Legerwood, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • !! year discrepancy 31 May 1824 - John H of Legerwood, Gordon and Mary Wightman of Huntleywood, Gordon, Berwick, at Gordon.


      Marriage record of HOULISTON, JOHN to MARY WIGHTMAN/FR256 in 1823 in LEGERWOOD GRO ref 749/00 0002

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      JOHN HOULISTON
      Male Family
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      Event(s):
      Birth:
      Christening:
      Death:
      Burial:
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      Marriages:
      Spouse: MARY WIGHTMAN Family
      Marriage: 25 MAY 1823 Legerwood, 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:
      M117494 1817 - 1854 1067902, 0103238 Film 6901707 Film
      Sheet: 00
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      JOHN HOWLISTON
      Male Family
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      Event(s):
      Birth:
      Christening:
      Death:
      Burial:
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      Marriages:
      Spouse: MARY WIGHTMAN Family
      Marriage: 31 MAY 1823 Gordon, 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:
      M117428 1818 - 1854 1067899 Film 6901538 Film
      Sheet: 00
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    Family ID F67  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Agnes H Beith,   b. 18 March 1832, Ayrshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 October 1917, Kaw Township, Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Children 
    +1. John Robert Houliston,   b. 15 August 1873, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. January 1977, Wheaton, Du Page, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 103 years)
    Family ID F262  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart



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