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 as George and Sarah HOUGHTON of Cheadle.
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 Houghton, one of the “Martyrs of Golbanti”.