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  1. Hiya– just by way of general info– there was a Les Houghton who owned a chip shop on the corner of Lyon St. in Garston Liverpool during the 1950’s-1960’s. Don’t recall his wife’s name but they had a daughter named Doris who I think emigrate to the States– was it Canton? Ohio

    • I lived in Lyon Street till i got married at the age of 22, Les inherited the shop from his parents think his wifes name was Doris i dont think his daughter went to live in the US , i do know she was living in Runcorn . Les done a stint in the liverpool fire brigade

  2. My father was Eric John Houghton. He was born (1919)and raised in Galt (Cambridge ) Ontario Canada His parents were Lorne Houghton and Elizabeth Reid. I believe my grandfather’s family came from England but we don’t know exactly where. My grandfather had a number of brothers and sisters. I do have their names and pictures of them but not right at hand this moment. I would be very interested in whether there is any connection in our family to your research. If you would like any further information about the Houghtons from Galt let me know. By the way we pronounce our name as (How ton)

    Diane

    • Hi Diane, I presume that Lorne was born in Canada as I don’t think I’ve ever encountered that name in my research. I’d be happy to check for any English connection but if he was born in Canada I would need something more to go on, such his parents details. Do you have Lorne’s birth certificate?

  3. Hi John

    I have enjoyed you information on this site. My mother is the daughter of Mary Alice Houghton who was the younger sister of Beatrice Houghton and her brothers and sisters born 1912. We live in Runcorn. My mother has told me much of what you have told on here, especially regarding Wilfred whom she has many fond memories of as a small child that he used to sing to her and had a wonderful voice “just like Mario Lanza”. Also the fact that Beattie as she called lived with them for a while when she was a child. I had just started to look in to the Houghton line you have saved me a lot of work thank you.

    • Hi Angela,

      I’m glad the information here has helped and I’m especially pleased to hear about the memories your mother had of Wilf, it was such a sad story. I wasn’t aware that there was a Mary Alice in that family but there were some long gaps between some of the children so it doesn’t surprise me. I’ll send you a private message to discuss further. Regards, John

  4. Hi John

    I replied to your email if you have not received it please check your junk mail as that is I found yours.

    Regards Angela

  5. John

    I am the compiler of the Houghton Surname Project in the USA and of the Houghton DNA Project.
    I would love to see any English Houghton volunteers for a combined Houghton DNA project. The American Houghtons have always
    assumed that the Ralph and John Houghton of Lancaster, MA, USA (circa 1650) were English emigrants, but there has been
    no convincing documentary evidence of this connection. I started the Houghton DNA Project (now with 50 volunteer contributors) as an attempt to discover if Ralph and John were cousins; in fact they were unrelated. If you know of any English Houghton males (including yourself) who might be interested in creating a combined English-American DNA project, that could be a start.
    Hoping to hear

    Charlie
    Charles J. Vella

  6. Hi John,

    You listed one of your sources as ““Graveyard at St Luke’s church, Farnworth, Widnes”. Do you have a reference number for it? I can’t find the booklet on any online library catalogues. I possibly have a Robinson ancestor buried at st. Luke’s in Widnes.

    • Hi Richard, If I remember correctly this was a slim typewritten booklet which I veiwed in the library at Widnes over twenty years ago. I’ve searched the Halton Libraries catalogue and I believe the full details of the publication are: “The Gravestone Inscriptions of St Lukes Church Farnworth” by A.L. Weir, 1990. Regards, John

  7. Hi John,

    A couple of years ago when I looked at your site, you had information about some Cartmells. Is that information still available?

    Thanks.

    Art Cartmell

    • Hi Art,

      I still have the information but I haven’t updated it since it was on my previous site and I haven’t copied it over to the new site, partly due to family sensitivites following a separation…

      I’d be happy to send you the information I have if that helps.

      Regards, John

  8. Hi my name is Stuart Clark, i live in Adelaide South Australia. My Grandmother was Edna May Houghton (20/4/1921) daughter of Frederick Houghton (1877-1922) and Elizabeth Houghton (Pilling) & Derby Row Newton-le-Willows. From the cenus online i know Frederick was the son of Hannah Houghton, duaghter of George and Margaret Houghton. From houghton-history.blogspot.com.au i have discovered George was the son of John Houghton (1785-1835) and Ann Houghton (Anderton) (died 14/9/1867).

    If anyone would like to get in contact with me please, i would love to hear from anyone.

  9. My name is Stuart Clark from Adelaide South Australia. I am the grandson of Edna May Brown (Houghton) (dob 20/4/1921) of 5 Derby Row Newton le Willows. Her parents were Frederick Houghton and Elizabeth Houghton (Pilling). Frederick’s mother was Hannah Houghton. Hannah’s parents were George and Margaret Houghton. From this website I believe George’s parents were John and Ann Houghton.

    Frederick’s burial is recorded at Newton cemetery 26/8/1922 age 42. Elizabeth burial is recorded as 19/2/1938 Winwick Hospital / Asylum. She died or was admitted to the hospital due to a sstroke. I have no record of a burial.

    I have hearsay that Frederick died of a railway accident. I also have hearsay he worked at the Vulcan Foundry.

    I have a possible marriage of Frederick and Elizabeth St Peter’s Newton 1907.

    If anyone has any details I would greatly appreciate it.

  10. Is this site still being updated.

    Trying to help my Grandma out with info about her Grandma, Alice Houghton (1872), Widnes, would love to see a family tree and see where it fits.

    • Hi Matt,

      Yes I still update the site when I get new information.

      Although I don’t have an Alice Houghton in my Houghton tree, I’d be happy to see if I can find out any more about your Alice for you if you can give me more details about her and any of her relatives you know about.

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