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William Houghton 1808

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Mark Report 6 Dec 2012 12:12

Afternoon Everyone

Today with your help/advice i would like to be able to solve the parentage of William Houghton 1808. Born in Scarisbrick. Lancashire. England, he was baptised at St Nicholas. Liverpool. Lancashire, England 19/02/1809. William married Frances Newton 18/02/1828 at St, Peter and St, Paul. Ormskirk. William worked as a Wheelwright and at the time of the 1881 census was Residing at 118 Linaker Street, Southport. Thanks. William is my 4x great grandfather.


MarieCeleste Report 6 Dec 2012 12:17

Mark - where have you already looked?


Mark Report 6 Dec 2012 12:19

Census and Lancs opc

There appears to be 2 possibilities


Margee Report 6 Dec 2012 12:20

You have his baptism, doesn't it have his father's name?


Mark Report 6 Dec 2012 12:23

cant be correct at baptism date is different

Baptisms: 2 Oct 1808 St Nicholas, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
William Houghton - Son of Thomas Houghton & Elizabeth, His Wife
Born: 12 Feb
Abode: Gascoyne St.
Occupation: Labourer
Register: Baptisms 1808, Page 363, Entry 1293
Source: LDS Film 93833


Reggie Report 6 Dec 2012 12:24

I can see no logical reason why you think that a child born in Scarisbrick is the one baptised in Liverpool


Mark Report 6 Dec 2012 12:25

The reason why i am asking for help.......


Reggie Report 6 Dec 2012 12:26

Not all PR's are on will probably have to visit the County Records Office

If you look at the LancsOPC site you will see that only 1878 has been transcribed for St Mark, Scarisbrick


Mark Report 6 Dec 2012 12:27

According to google maps 16.9 miles


Reggie Report 6 Dec 2012 12:30

Just imagine how far that would have seemed two centuries ago...........


Reggie Report 6 Dec 2012 12:32

If his age here is accurate, he was born 1807/8

1851 England Census

Name: William Houghton
Age: 43
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1808
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Frances Houghton
Gender: M (Male)
Where born: Scarisbrick, Lancashire, England
Civil parish: North Meols
Town: Southport
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England

Registration district: Ormskirk
Sub-registration district: Bickerstaffe
ED, institution, or vessel: 1d
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 44
Piece: 2196
Folio: 501
Page Number: 14
Household Members:
Name Age
William Houghton 43
Frances Houghton 46
Samuel Houghton 23
Nancy Houghton 13
John Houghton 11
Thomas Houghton 8
Matthew Houghton 5
Mary Houghton 5 Mo


Mark Report 6 Dec 2012 12:34

Thank you Reggie


Reggie Report 6 Dec 2012 12:35

This is much nearer...but almost certainly too late

Lancashire, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812
Name: William Houghton
Birth Date: 9 Dec 1808
Baptism Date: 8 Jan 1809
Parish: Rufford
Father's Name: Wm Houghton
Mother's Name: Betty Houghton
Reference Number: Pr 1227


lancashireAnn Report 6 Dec 2012 13:43

1841 living in North Meols

Name Age
William Houghton 40 - wheelwright
Francis Houghton 44
Samuel Houghton 13
Jane Houghton 8
Nancy Houghton 3
John Houghton 2 Mo

where did you get William's father's name from Mark

I would say almost certainly that his baptism is not online

St Mark's Scarisbrick did not open until 1848 and North Meols baptisms for those years are not online


lancashireAnn Report 6 Dec 2012 13:53

marriage banns for reference

Banns: St Thomas, Melling, Lancashire, England
William Haughton - Wheel Wright of this Parish
Frances Newton - Spinster of this Parish
Banns Read: 25 Nov 1827, 2nd: 2 Dec 1827
Register: Banns 1824 - 1861, Page 28, Entry 56
Source: LDS Film 1849660

Banns: St Peter and St Paul, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England
William Houghton - Wheelwright of Scarisbrick
Frances Newton - Spinster of Ormskirk
Banns Read: 3 Feb 1828
Register: Banns 1826 - 1834, Page 13, Entry 2
Source: LDS Film 1849664


Mark Report 6 Dec 2012 16:41

Think i will make a trip to Preston, LRO. Thanks


lancashireAnn Report 6 Dec 2012 19:04

they hold baptisms & marriages of St Cuthbert's North Meols and MI's to 1924 - all printed so easy to look through


Mark Report 7 Dec 2012 13:44

Thanks lancsAnn