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John (Jack) Houliston

Male 1855 - 1941  (85 years)


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  • Name John (Jack) Houliston 
    Born 11 July 1855  Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 July 1941  Kahutara Road, Featherston, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Probably Cardiac Syncope 
    Buried 12 July 1941  Martinborough, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Headstone for Jack and Sarah Houliston
    Headstone for Jack and Sarah Houliston
    Notes 
    • 10 year discrepancy between this birthrecord and his marriage registry age - possibly 1st son John died and they had a 2nd or John was understating his age (bride Sarah was still 20 years his junior)

      Castle Douglas, in the parish of Kelton, is the nearest market-town, and is situated at the distance of about six miles from the centre of Balmaghie. [Castle Douglas is stated as birthplace at marriage]

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      JOHN HULISON
      Male
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      Event(s):
      Birth: 11 JUL 1855 Balmaghie, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
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      Parents:
      Father: JAMES HULISON Family
      Mother: SARAH GOOD
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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:
      C118571 1855 - 1875 6035516 REGISTER Film NONE
      Sheet: 00
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      1861 Scotland census - Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire:
      Name Estimated birth year Birthplace Relation
      James Huliston abt 1833 Balmaghie, Kirkcudbright Head
      Sarah Huliston abt 1832 Carsphairn, Kirkcudbright Wife
      Elizabeth Huliston abt 1854 Balmaghie, Kirkcudbright Daughter
      John Huliston abt 1856 Balmaghie, Kirkcudbright Son
      William Huliston abt 1858 Balmaghie, Kirkcudbright Son
      Jane Huliston abt 1860 Balmaghie, Kirkcudbright Daughter
      James Huliston abt 1781 Landough Blind, Berwick Father

      1871 Scotland census:
      Surname Forename Relation Condtion Sex Age Occupation Birthplace Notes scholars rooms District City/County GROS Data
      HOULISON JOHN Servant M 15 Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire PARTON /KIRKCUDBRIGHT 878/00 001/00 015

      appears to have emigrated to NZ around 1900

      John Houliston, a farm manager at a place called Martinborough.

      John Houliston's death registration is not as helpful as it could have been. .
      J.H. was noted as "Houlison" but on electoral rolls and the marriage listing it is Houliston.
      Died "10 July 1941" at "Kahutara Road, Featherston". "Famer". Aged "74". All information about his parents is "Unknown". Where born --- "? Scotland". In N.Z. ---"about 40 years".
      Married ---"Wellington ". At what age married --- " Unknown ". To Whom Married ---- " Sarah Charlotte Olsen ". Age of Widow, if living --- " 55 [Mental Hospital ] ". Issue living --- nothing noted. Cause of death -- " Verdict of Cororner Natural Causes. Probably Cardiac Syncope ".

      MI - Karori Cemetery, Wellington, NZ
      In Loving Memory of
      SARAH HOULISTON
      DIED 8th SEPTEMBER 1942
      AGED 56 YEARS
      ALSO JACK
      BELOVED HUSBAND OF ABOVE
      DIED 10th JULY 1941
      INTERRED AT MARTINBOROUGH
    Person ID I6457  Houliston Family Tree
    Last Modified 18 May 2007 

    Father James Houliston,   b. 5 August 1832, Balmaghie, Kirkcudbright, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Sarah Good,   b. 5 August 1831, Carsphairn, Kirkcudbright, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 18 October 1853  Kells, Kirkcudbright, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
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      SARAH GOOD
      Female Family
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      Marriages:
      Spouse: JAMES HULISON Family
      Marriage: 18 OCT 1853 Kells, Kirkcudbright, 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:
      M118684 1819 - 1854 1067975 Film 6901729 Film
      Sheet: 00
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    Family ID F1065  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Sarah Charlotte Olson or Olsen,   b. about 1885, Akaroa, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 September 1942, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Married 15 February 1923  Presbyterian Manse, Adelaide Road, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John H. 57years married Sarah Charlotte Olson 37years;
      on 15th February 1923; at Presbyterian Manse, Adelaide Road, Wellington, N.Z.
      John was a "Station Manager, Bachelor".
      He was born "Castle Douglas Scotland".
      His parents were "James Houliston, Shepherd and Sarah Good".

      1923 Marriage in the District of Wellington # 768
      16/637
      Thursday February 15th 1923
      Presbyterian Manse, Adelaide Road, Wellington
      John Houliston; age 57; Station manager; bachelor; birthplace Castle Douglas, Scotland; residence (present, usual) Wellington, Martinborough; parents James Houliston shepherd ,Sarah Houliston nee Good
      Sarah Charlotte Olson; age 37; divorced decree absolute 24.3.1921 (year not clear); birthplace Akaroa; residence (present, usual) Wellington, Martinborough; parents Olof Olson settler, Harriet Olson nee Jones
      Certified copy of entry in Register -book of Marriages kept at St James Church, Wellington South
      Registrar's Certificate No. 159, issued at Wellington
    Family ID F2265  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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