Widnes

St. Mary, Widnes

 

Transcribed from from a booklet in Widnes library, “Graveyard at St Mary’s Church, Widnes”

1. “In memory of Sarah wife of John BRAY who died 21.7.1869
aged 44 years … remainder of inscription indecipherable…
appended is:
James HOUGHTON who died 27.7.1884 aged 94 years

2. “Sacred to the memory of Peter HOUGHTON who
died 8.6.1859 aged 43 years

3. “In loving memory of William HOUGHTON
who died 23.12.1884 aged <unknown> years
also
John William, who died 8.2.1896  aged 13 years
also
Elizabeth, wife of William HOUGHTON who died 7.6.1897
aged 60 years”

St Luke, Farnworth

 

Transcribed from from a booklet in Widnes library; “The Gravestone Inscriptions of St Lukes Church Farnworth” by A.L. Weir, 1990”.

Widnes House, Highfield Road

1. Henry HOUGHTON, b. 12.3.1797 of Rainhill d. 20.11.1860
Ann b. 24.3.<no year> d. 10.2.1897
George, son, b. 6.3.1830  d. 17.1.1878

2. Richard and Ann HOUGHTON.
Hannah their daughter 2 years d. 8.5.1848
Richard, 71 years 18.1.1879
Ann, wife, 72 years, 26.9.1833
Elizabeth HOUGHTON 79 years 5.9.1915
Ann HOUGHTON 83 years 2.1.1939
Farmer, Town End, Cronton

3. Henry and Alice HOUGHTON.
Charles their son aged 8 years d. 12.11.1860
Henry, 54 years  4.8.1880
Alice, 58 years 29.12.1880

4. Samuel HOUGHTON of Ditton, 77 years  13.11.1863
Hannah, 83 years 30.3.1874

Widnes Cemetery, Birchfield Road

 

The plan of the cemetery is shown below:

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The family plot with my great-grandparents (Samuel and Elizabeth HOUGHTON) is located in section 1C. There are also two urns on the plot; one reads “Our dear son Bill” and the second “Our dear mother”.

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In affectionate remembrance of
Elizabeth
dearly beloved wife of
Samuel HOUGHTON
died June 14th 1944, aged 69 years
“at rest”
also the above
Samuel HOUGHTON
died August 30th 1947, aged 71 years
also her daughter
Charlotte Beatrice HOUGHTON
died January 3rd 1987, aged 90 years
also Elsie daughter of the above
died 23rd July 1993 aged 78 years

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Below is a table containing inscriptions I have recorded on visits to the cemetery. Comments include information from the cemetery burial records (published by the Liverpool & S W Lancs Family History Society).

First name Last Name Age Died Inscription Comments Photo
William RILEY 68 27 Feb 1939 In loving memory of William, beloved husband of Ann Selina Riley/died Feb 27th 1939 aged 68 years/also/the above Ann Selina Riley died Sept 21st 1940 aged 62 years In section 1C (grave # 326). From the cemetery burial records, “William PRATT otherwise RILEY” died 27 Feb 1939 aged 68 at 1 Warrington Road, Whiston* (see note below)  and was buried (2 Mar) from 26 Lowerhouse Lane, Widnes. “Ann Selena (sic) RILEY or PRATT” died on 21 Sep 1940 aged 63 years at 26 Lowerhouse Lane; she was a widow and was buried (24 Sep) from the same address. Yes
Ann Selina RILEY 62 21 Sep 1940
Elizabeth HOUGHTON 69 14 Jun 1944

In affectionate remembrance of/ Elizabeth,/ dearly beloved wife of/ Samuel HOUGHTON, died June 14th 1944, aged 69 years/ “at rest”/also the above/ Samuel HOUGHTON,/died August 30th 1947, aged 71 years/also her daughter/ Charlotte Beatrice HOUGHTON/ died January 3rd 1987, aged 90 years/also Elsie daughter of the above/ died 23rd July 1993 aged 78 years.

In section 1C (grave # 824). Also two urns:one reads: our dear son Bill and the second reads: our dear mother. From the cemetery burial records, Samuel died at and was buried (3 Sep) from 15 Appleton Village, Widnes; Elizabeth (Mary) died at and was buried (17 Jun) from 365 Warrington Rd, Widnes and Charlotte died at and was buried (13 Jan) from 25 Frank St, Widnes. Yes
Samuel HOUGHTON 71 30 Aug 1947
Charlotte Beatrice HOUGHTON 90 3 Jan 1987
Elsie HOUGHTON 78 23 Jul 1993
William HOUGHTON 23 9 Mar 1933 In loving memory of William beloved husband of Agnes HOUGHTON/died March 9th 1933 aged 23 years In section 2C (grave # 1429). From the cemetery burial records, William was a chemical process worker. He died at and was buried (14 Mar) from 15 Rose St, Widnes.
Agnes HOUGHTON
Jane HOUGHTON 73 21 Jan 1933 In loving memory of Jane beloved wife of James HOUGHTON died/January 21st 1933 aged 73 years/also John their beloved son died June 23rd 1935 aged 37 years/also the above James HOUGHTON died January 5th 1940 aged 85 years In section 2C (grave # 1377). From the cemetery burial records, Jane died at and was buried (25 Jan) from 9 Frederick St, Widnes; John died at 1 Warrington Rd, Whiston* (see note below) and was buried (27 Jun) from 24 Princes St, Widnes and James died at 1 Warrington Rd, Whiston* and was buried (8 Jan) from 24 Princes St, Widnes.
John HOUGHTON 37 23 Jun 1935
James HOUGHTON 37 5 Jan 1940
William HOUGHTON 69 5 May 1971 In loving memory of Robert beloved husband of Annie TWEEDIE/died February 15th 1934 aged 60 years/also Annie beloved wife of the above died February 21st 1955 aged/ 80 years/also William HOUGHTON their son-in-law beloved husband of Annie died/ May 5th 1971 aged 69 years cremated May 8th 1971 In section 2C
John HOUGHTON 71 29 Jun 1978 Treasured memories of our Dad and Mum John HOUGHTON died 29th/ June 1978 aged 71 years also Alice May HOUGHTON died 8th October/1980 aged 75 years and Edward Leigh In section 12C (grave # 4897). From the cemetery burial records, John was d.o.a. at Whiston Hospital and was buried (5 Jul) from 119 Leigh Avenue, Widnes and Alice May died at Warrington General Hospital and was buried (14 Oct) from 40 Derwent Rd, Widnes.
Alice May HOUGHTON 75 8 Oct 1980
Ethel May 69 7 Dec 1961 Treasured memories of our dear mother and father Ethel May died/ 7th December 1961 aged 69 years, James died 7th June 1982 aged/ 86 years In section 12C (grave # 4867). From the cemetery burial records, Ethel May died at and was buried (13 Dec) from 57 Greenway Rd, Widnes and James died at and was buried (10 Jun) from the same address.
James 86 7 Jun 1982
Herbert HOUGHTON 46 24 Feb 1958 In loving memory of my dear husband Herbert HOUGHTON who died/ 24th February 1958 aged 46 years In section 12C (grave # 4844). From the cemetery burial records, Herbert died at the county hospital, Whiston and was buried (28 Feb) from 22 Fairhaven Rd, Widnes
Frances HOUGHTON 74 14 May 1959 Treasured memories of our dear Mam Frances HOUGHTON died 14th/ May 1959 aged 74 years also our dear Dad Robert HOUGHTON died 15/ September 1962 aged 81 years//
In loving memory of Bob from his devoted wife Jane
In section 12C (grave # 4846). From the cemetery burial records, Frances died at the Whiston hospital and was buried (19 May) from 9 Frederick St, Widnes and Robert died at and was buried (19 Sep) from 32 Princes St, Widnes. Also listed in the records for the same grave # is Robert Alfred HOUGHTON died 15 May 1983 at Warrington General hospital aged 73, cremated (14 Jun) from 49 Grange Drive, Penketh.
Robert HOUGHTON 81 15 Sep 1962
John HOUGHTON 78 1 Aug 1951 In loving memory of John the beloved husband of Matilda/ HOUGHTON died 1st August 1951 aged 78 years also the above Matilda/ HOUGHTON died 4th July 1952 aged 76 years In section 5C (grave # 4580). From the cemetery burial records, John died at and was buried (7 Aug) from 22 Christie St, Widnes and Matilda died at Whiston hospital and was buried (8 Jul) from Church St, Widnes
Matilda HOUGHTON 76 4 Jul 1952
Elsie HOUGHTON 1950 HOUGHTON: Elsie 1897-1950 and Jim 1897-1974 In section 12C (grave # 4401). The following cemetery burial record matches the inscription: Elsie died on 13 Jun 1950, aged 52) at the Royal Southern hospital, Fazakerley and was buried (16 Jun) from 42 Sycamore Ave, Widnes. James died on 16 Jan 1974 and was buried (23 Jan) from 42 Sycamore Ave, Widnes.
Jim HOUGHTON 1974
William HOUGHTON 81 16 Dec 1963 In loving memory of William HOUGHTON died 16th December 1963/ aged 81 years also Eliza died 24th August 1968 aged 84 years In section 12C (grave # 4993). The following cemetery burial record matches the inscription: William died on 5 Dec 1963, aged 81 at 16 Beaumont St, Widnes and was buried (16 Jun) from the same address. Eliza HARPER died on 25 Aug 1968 aged 84 at Whiston hospital and was buried (28 Aug) from 16 Beaumont St, Widnes.
Eliza HOUGHTON 84 24 Aug 1968
Francis Samuel HOUGHTON 80 6 Jun 1971 In loving memory of a dear husband and Dad Francis Samuel/ HOUGHTON died 6th June 1971 aged 80 years also Alice his beloved/ wife died 12th May 1975 aged 79 years In section 12C (grave # 4356). From the cemetery burial records, Francis Samuel died at Whiston hospital and was buried (9 Jun) from 2 Browning Ave, Widnes and Alice died at and was buried (16 May) from the same addressAlso listed in the records for the same grave # is Frances Mary HOUGHTON died 28 Jun 1945 at Fall hospital, Horwich aged 18, buried (2 Jul) from 8 George St, Widnes.
Alice HOUGHTON 79 12 May 1975
Thomas HOUGHTON 42 21 May 1917 In Loving memory of/ Thomas / beloved husband of Mary HOUGHTON / died May 21st 1917 aged 42 years / also Mary HOUGHTON / beloved sister of the above / died Nov 12th 1912 aged 34 years / also Mary / beloved wife of the above / Thomas HOUGHTON / died Oct 17th 1950 aged 76 years In section 7C (grave # 2995). The dates according the cemetery burial records differ slightly as follows: Thomas died at Prescot Union workhouse on 31 May 1917 aged 43 years. He was a marine store dealer and was buried (4 Jun) from 7 Denton St, Widnes. Mary (his sister) died 12 Aug 1912 aged 33 years at 7 Denton St, Widnes and was buried (15 Aug). Mary (his wife) died on the 17 Oct 1950 aged 76 years at “The Dell”, 2 Victoria Avenue and was buried (19 Oct) from the same address. Yes
Mary HOUGHTON 34 12 Nov 1912
Mary HOUGHTON 76 17 Oct 1950

* 1 Warrington Road is the address of Whiston Hospital

 

 

 

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