Helen Houliston

Helen Houliston

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  • Gender Female 
    Born 23 August 1859  Dovecote Hall, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Alternate Name Ellen  [3
    Baptism 23 August 1859  Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Emigration Listing from Shipping News in Otago Witness of the voyage of the Robert Henderson to Port Chalmer. Deaths “.....June 7 Ellen Houliston, aged 9 months of convulsions...”  [3
    From Here A Name They sailed on June 2nd from Glasgow in the 'Robert Henderson' (552 tons) which, under the command of Captain Logan, reached Port Chalmers on Monday, September 3rd, 1860. Their voyage had an unfortunate beginning as on June 7th the nine-months-old infant, Helen, died of consumption and was buried at sea.  [1
    Died 7 June 1860  Onboard Ship Robert Henderson Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    • Died of consumption
    Buried after 7 June 1860  At Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
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    Person ID I2602  Roger
    Last Modified 19 May 2006 

    Father Mister [--?--] 
    Mother Agnes Houliston,   b. 29 July 1839, Kennetsideheads, Hume, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 July 1921, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Family ID F4273  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 August 1859 - Dovecote Hall, Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 23 August 1859 - Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland 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
    Birth Entry for Helen Houliston born 1859
    Birth Entry for Helen Houliston born 1859
    Copy of entry in Birth Register for Cockburnspath, Berwickshire of birth of Helen Houliston to Agnes Houliston. Informant is Robert Houliston - Helen's grandfather.
    Helen died on the voyage to New Zealand.
    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

    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
    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. [S2] Booklet titled “Here a Name - A History of the Houliston Family in New Zealand”, written by Caldwell, P.
    2. [S227] Copy of entry in Birth Register for Cockburnspath, Berwickshire, Scotland.
    3. [S57] Shipping News from newspaper “The Otago Witness”, author unknown.
    4. [S15] GEDCOM File “Joan.ged”, from Joan van’t Wout, ID = 792.


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