George Houliston

George Houliston

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  • Gender Male 
    Born 1851  Spott, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Alternate Birth 1851  Spat, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Emigration “Robert Houliston, wife, 4 sons and 4 daughters” arrived 3 September 1860 on the Robert Henderson.  [5
    From Here A Name George Houliston married Mary Ann Rae whose parents owned hotels at Stirling and at Stony Creek at various times. After their marriage they lived at Stony Creek. Here George died at the age of 48. His wife then left the farm and went to live in Balclutha where she made a living as a midwife, Mary Ann and George were a hospitable and friendly couple. The waggoners passing their doors were always stopped on the return journey and treated to a meal. Mary Ann used to see them passing and, knowing when they were due back, would have the meal ready and waiting. She died at Balclutha at the age of 55.  [6
    Died 1899  Stony Creek, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
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    Person ID I2599  Roger
    Last Modified 30 January 2006 

    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 Mary Ann Marjorie Rae,   b. 1851, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 November 1906, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 31 July 1873  St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
    +  1. Female Rosina McLean Houliston,   b. 1875, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown
    +  2. Female Eva Wright Houliston,   b. 1877, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown
    +  3. Male William Robert Houliston,   b. 1879, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 October 1933, Tuapeka, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +  4. Male George Houliston Houliston,   b. 1 June 1880, Stony Creek, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 November 1975, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
    +  5. Female Sarah Alice Houliston,   b. 1884, Balclutha, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes - date unknown , Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F1005  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1851 - Spott, Haddingtonshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1899 - Stony Creek, Balclutha, 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

    Histories
    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

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Booklet titled “Here a Name - A History of the Houliston Family in New Zealand”, written by Caldwell, P., page 1.
    2. [S15] GEDCOM File “Joan.ged”, from Joan van’t Wout.
    3. [S15] GEDCOM File “Joan.ged”, from Joan van’t Wout, ID = 789.
    4. [S2] Booklet titled “Here a Name - A History of the Houliston Family in New Zealand”, written by Caldwell, P.
    5. [S57] Shipping News from newspaper “The Otago Witness”, author unknown.
    6. [S1] Booklet titled “Here a Name - A History of the Houliston Family in New Zealand”, written by Caldwell, P., page 71.
    7. [S9] Booklet titled “Here a Name - A History of the Houliston Family in New Zealand”, written by Caldwell, P.
    8. [S579] Website of Presbyterian Church Aotearoa New Zealand Archives, Presbyterian Church of New Zealand.


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