Adam Houliston

Adam Houliston

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  • Gender Male 
    Born 19 August 1846  Castle Mains, Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Alternate Birth 1847  Castle Mains, Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Alternate Birth 1847  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 Adam Houliston, a lad in his early teens when he arrived in New Zealand, was not content with such schooling as he had; but continued his education by attending night classes in Balclutha. He was always interested in new farming ideas and modern modes of procedure......  [5
    Died 22 April 1921  Kakapuaka, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
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    Notes 
    • Adam Houliston was President of Clutha and Matau A & P Society as noted in Clutha Leader newspaper page 5 Decmeber 7 1900. [6]
    Person ID I2597  Roger
    Last Modified 17 May 2007 

    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 Jane King,   b. about 1846, Whittingehame, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 November 1906, Kakapuaka, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Alternate Wedding 7 November 1870  Hillend, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Married 21 November 1870  Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • at Ridgfoot, Benhar
    From Here a Name ....He was married on 21st November, 1879, at Ridgfoot, Benhar, to Jane King. The officiating minister was Rev. James Kirkland. Margaret King acted as bridesmaid and Samuel Houliston as best man. He lived at Te Houka on his father’s farm for some time, labouring on nearby farms, shearing, road-making and threshing with his own machine. Later he took over “Sunnyside”, Kakapuaka. He was a good farmer and a keen Romny sheep breeder. He once won a truck of lime awaded by the Milburn Lime Co. for the best Romney at the Balclutha Show. His wife, Jane, died at Sunnyside on November 12th, 1906. He continued to live there with his daughter Alice as housekeeper till his death on April 22nd, 1921.  [5
    Children 
    +  1. Female Jane Lowrie Houliston,   b. 1871, Kakapuaka, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 July 1942, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +  2. Male King Houliston,   b. 24 June 1874, Alley Bank, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 July 1942, Waiwera South, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +  3. Male Robert Houliston,   b. 1874, Kakapuaka, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown
       4. Female Alice Wright Houliston,   b. 1876, Kakapuaka, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown
       5. Female Isabella Houliston,   b. 1878, Kakapuaka, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown
    +  6. Male Alexander Houliston,   b. 1881, Kakapuaka, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 October 1947, Taumata, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +  7. Male Adam Houliston,   b. 29 June 1883, Kakapuaka, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown
    Family ID F1004  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 August 1846 - Castle Mains, Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlternate Birth - 1847 - Castle Mains, Duns, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlternate Birth - 1847 - Middlethird, Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAlternate Wedding - 7 November 1870 - Hillend, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 November 1870 - Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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  • 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
    Birth Entry for Adam Houliston
    Birth Entry for Adam Houliston
    Record shows birth of Adam Houliston 29th June 1883 to Adam Houliston and Jane King. This record shows the marriage of Adam Houliston and Jane King was 7 November 1870 at Hillend, Balclutha, which conflicts with the information shown in "Here a Name". Informant was Adam Houliston, Father.
    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

    Histories
    Article from 'The Clutha Leader' about a family Reunion held at 'Ellenslea'
    Article from "The Clutha Leader" about a family Reunion held at "Ellenslea"
    The article was published in "The Clutha Leader" on 7th February 1911, describing a Family Reunion held at Ellenslea attended by most of the then living descendants of William Moffat and Ellen Houliston.
    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.
    Obituary from 'The Clutha Leader' for Ellen Houliston
    Obituary from "The Clutha Leader" for Ellen Houliston
    This obituary is transcribed from "The Clutha Leader" of sometime in May (after the 15th obviously) - possibly by Peter Moffat.
    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

  • Sources 
    1. [S201] Descendant Chart showing descendants of Adam Houliston, prepared by Eunice Houliston.
    2. [S1] Booklet titled “Here a Name - A History of the Houliston Family in New Zealand”, written by Caldwell, P.
    3. [S15] GEDCOM File “Joan.ged”, from Joan van’t Wout, ID = 787.
    4. [S57] Shipping News from newspaper “The Otago Witness”, author unknown.
    5. [S1] Booklet titled “Here a Name - A History of the Houliston Family in New Zealand”, written by Caldwell, P., page 65.
    6. [S212] Article from newspaper Clutha Leader, author Unknown.
    7. [S755] Copy of Birth Entry for Adam Houliston.


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