Jane Houliston

Jane Houliston

Female 1844 - 1913  (69 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document


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  • Gender Female 
    Born 16 June 1844  Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Alternate Birth 1845  Middlethird, Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Emigration “Robert Houliston, wife, 4 sons and 4 daughters” arrived 3 September 1860 on the Robert Henderson.  [4
    From Here A Name Jane went out to service on arrival in New Zealand and had some unusual experiences. At one place, her mistress was very fond of the bottle and was so often "under the weather" that the young Jane had more than her share of extra work and responsibility. Later she worked for a Mrs Fuller, at Woodside. While there, she had an exciting adventure in connection with the Maungatua robberies of 16th October, 1861. Quite a number of miners returning from the gold fields were held up as they came over Mt. Maungatua, tied up and robbed of their gold. One man managed to free himself and subsequently the rest of his mates. They then walked three miles to Fuller's where they were taken in and fed. Jane was aroused from bed and set to boil potatoes as there was insufficient bread in the house.  [5
    Died 16 December 1913  Taieri Beach, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Buried after 16 December 1913  Taieri Beach Cemetery, Taieri Beach, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
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    Person ID I2596  Roger
    Last Modified 19 November 2005 

    Father Robert Houliston,   b. 1814, Lochtower, Yetholm, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 November 1879, Te Houka, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Alice Wright,   b. 13 May 1814, Yetholm, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 July 1901, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Family ID F17  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Robert Allen Fairbairn,   b. 23 March 1842, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 June 1915, Taieri Beach, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 10 May 1864  Warepa, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    From Here a Name Jane Houliston, aged 16, and Robert Fairbairn, aged 20, became great friends on board the Robert Henderson while coming to New Zealand. It was, however, four years before they married.  [8
    Children 
    +  1. Female Alice Fairbairn,   b. 1 October 1864, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 September 1950, Mosgiel, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +  2. Female Catherine Fairbairn,   b. 15 May 1866, Taieri Beach, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 August 1951, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
       3. Male James Fairbairn,   b. 4 September 1867, Taieri Beach, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 March 1879, Saddle Hill, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)
    +  4. Male Robert Houliston Fairbairn,   b. 31 January 1869, Taieri Beach, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1936, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +  5. Female Mary Jane Fairbairn,   b. 3 August 1870, Taieri Beach, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown
    +  6. Male William Moffat Fairbairn,   b. 9 June 1872, Taieri Beach, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 January 1945, St Leonards, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +  7. Female Ellen Houliston Fairbairn,   b. 3 April 1874, Taieri Beach, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 August 1962, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +  8. Male Samuel Houliston Fairbairn,   b. 9 November 1875, Taieri Beach, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 July 1944  (Age 68 years)
    +  9. Female Jemima Fairbairn,   b. 9 April 1879, Taieri Beach, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 April 1958, Milton, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +10. Female Barbara Fairbairn,   b. 5 October 1880, Taieri Beach, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 November 1959, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Family ID F115  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 June 1844 - Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlternate Birth - 1845 - Middlethird, Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - after 16 December 1913 - Taieri Beach Cemetery, Taieri Beach, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Farm Town Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Photos
    Dovecothall - the house at Cockburnspath
    Dovecothall - the house at Cockburnspath
    Dovecothall is the house that Robert Houliston his wife Alice Wright, and their children lived in before leaving for New Zealand in 1860.

Their eldest daughter Ellen Shiels Houliston married William Moffat in this house.
    Helen Houliston was born here in August 1859.

    Documents
    Shipping News from Otago Daily Witness of 8 September 1860.
    Shipping News from Otago Daily Witness of 8 September 1860.
    Bottom corner of page 4 lists passengers arriving on Robert Henderson at Port Chalmers.
    Shows the following families:
    "Donald Campbell, wife, son and 2 daughters";
    "Robert Houliston, wife, 4 sons, 4 daughters";
    "Alexander King, wife, son and daughter";
    "Adam King, 3 sons and 5 daughters";
    and records the death of Ellen Houliston on 7 June and Jane King (wife of Adam) on 14 June.
    From http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/bin/papers?name=OW&year=1860&month=09&day=08&action=view
    Article from the 'Otago Witness' of Saturday 25 August 1860
    Article from the "Otago Witness" of Saturday 25 August 1860
    The article talks about the arrival of the "Pladda" with John Bringans, Janet Mitchell and Bethia Breingans as passengers, the conditions in Otago at the time and concerns about the rapidly growing immigration to Otago.

    See also this history page for a transcript of this article.
    Clipping from the 'Otago Witness' of Saturday 25 August 1860.
    Clipping from the "Otago Witness" of Saturday 25 August 1860.
    This clipping lists a number of items for sale that were brought to Dunedin on the Pladda - blankets, cloth, floorboards, wheels paper. Items of interest to all new settlers probably.
    Shipping News from Otago Daily Witness of 21 July 1860
    Shipping News from Otago Daily Witness of 21 July 1860
    Announcement from Otago Witness Newspaper of future sailing of the ship "Pladda" from Glasgow to New Zealand. Passengers listed include A Bringin, wife and child. This list was compiled in advance of the sailing and sent to New Zealand by mail. It was published in the Otago Witness on Saturday July 21 1860.

    The article also includes reference to upcoming sailings to New Zealand, including the Robert Henderson on which Robert and Alice Houliston and 9 children arrived in New Zealand a few weeks after the "Pladda" arrived on 20 August 1860.

    From http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/bin/papers?name=OW&year=1860&month=07&day=21&action=view

    Headstones
    Headstone in Taieri Beach Cemetery, Otago, New Zealand
    Headstone in Taieri Beach Cemetery, Otago, New Zealand
    In
    Memory of
    James Fairbairn
    Born Sept 4th 1867
    Died Febry 28th 1879
    Also
    Jane Fairbairn
    Born June 6th 1844
    Died Decr 16th 1913
    Also
    Robert Fairbairn
    Born March 22nd 1840
    Died June 8th 1915
    Though lost to sight to memory dear

    Histories
    Article about Robert Houliston and Christina Cameron from Stan Dunn's 'Please meet.... Robert Houliston and Christina Cameron'
    Article about Robert Houliston and Christina Cameron from Stan Dunn's "Please meet.... Robert Houliston and Christina Cameron"
    The first 7 pages from the booklet made available by Stan Dunn that lists the descendants of Robert Houliston and Christina Cameron. Photocopy obtained by Roger Moffat in August 2004
    Article from the 'Otago Witness' of Saturday 25 August 1860
    Article from the "Otago Witness" of Saturday 25 August 1860
    The article talks about the arrival of the "Pladda" with John Bringans, Janet Mitchell and Bethia Breingans as passengers, the conditions in Otago at the time and concerns about the rapidly growing immigration to Otago.
    Travels of the Moffats - by Peter Moffat
    Travels of the Moffats - by Peter Moffat
    This article written by Peter Moffat describes his travels in the footsteps of his ancestors in Berwickshire as he visited the farms and places where several generations of Moffat and Houliston ancestors lived and worked
    Document about Houliston and Lawson Families' Early History
    Document about Houliston and Lawson Families' Early History
    Document supplied by Michelle Fitzsimons Scott, who prefaced it saying it was told to her by her grandmother - Catherine Jane Higgins - in 1977.

  • Sources 
    1. [S15] GEDCOM File “Joan.ged”, from Joan van’t Wout, ID=686.
    2. [S603] Tombstone Photograph, provided by Peter Marsh in eMail.
    3. [S1] Booklet titled “Here a Name - A History of the Houliston Family in New Zealand”, written by Caldwell, P., page 1.
    4. [S57] Shipping News from newspaper “The Otago Witness”, author unknown.
    5. [S6] Booklet titled “Here a Name - A History of the Houliston Family in New Zealand”, written by Caldwell, P., page 43.
    6. [S15] GEDCOM File “Joan.ged”, from Joan van’t Wout, ID = 686.
    7. [S15] GEDCOM File “Joan.ged”, from Joan van’t Wout.
    8. [S6] Booklet titled “Here a Name - A History of the Houliston Family in New Zealand”, written by Caldwell, P.


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