Thomas Connors and the Canadian Harvester Scheme

A recent find regarding Thomas Connors (O’Connor) is from a Canadian Government Return by the Canadian Immigration Service which recorded the arrival of passengers sailing from Liverpool on the S.S. Franconia on the 11th August 1928 and arriving at Halifax on the 18th. The name and address that Thomas gave for his nearest relative (his…

(William) Stanley Houghton’s page updated

I have now included more detailed census information for William Stanley’s parents and grandparents. Also included are probate records for William Stanley, his father John Hartley HOUGHTON and his grandafther William Chadwick HOUGHTON. Links to the HARTLEY family can now be seen from the censuses and other records and William Chadwick’s parents are tentatively identified…

Monumental Inscriptions section added

I have now transferred the church graveyard/cemetery headstone data that was originally published on my old website to this site, which you can find in the Monumental Inscriptions menu. The source of much of the information is from visits I have made to the locations and includes photographs when this was possible but also includes…

New section for notable Houghtons

In preparation for closing down my old family history site I’ve now transferred some of the material hosted there to this site. This comprises several pages dedicated to notable Houghtons, namely the de Ho(u)ghtons of Hoghton Tower, Stanley Houghton the Lancashire playwright, Samuel Houghton, the England, Cheshire and Runcorn rugby football player and Rev. John…

New Site Under Construction

I’m in the process of migrating my site from Dreamweaver to WordPress so please bear with me. I’ve moved the content of my old site to a temporary location so that you can continue to access the parish register and trade directory transcription information until the transfer is complete. The URL is: http://john-houghton.co.uk/old-gensite/index.html