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John Houghton

John Houghton

Male 1624 - 1684  (~ 59 years)

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  • Name John Houghton 
    Christened 24 Dec 1624  Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7
    Immigration 1646 or 1647  [2, 6
    John brought with him his wife, Beatrix, and three children, John, Jacob and Mary. His cousin, Ralph and his wife Jane, came with him. After he and his family arrived, they lived for a while in Charlestown, Watertown, and Dedham.  
    Land/House 1647  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Moved To Abt 1650  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land/House 1663  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Miscellaneous 3 Feb 1667  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Miscellaneous 7 Feb 1670  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Moved To 1676  Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 13
    Petition 11 Mar 1675/76  Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Miscellaneous 12 Oct 1676  Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Miscellaneous 1677  Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Moved To Abt 1679  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 8 Apr 1684  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 10
    Died 29 Apr 1684  Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12
    Buried Est 1 May 1684  Old Settlers Burial Yard, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 9
    Probate/Proved 17 Jun 1684  [2, 10
    Web References 2019 
    Person ID I351  | Roy Line, Boudreau Line
    Last Modified 24 Dec 2020 

    Father John Houghton,   c. 19 May 1593, Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Damaris Buckmaster 
    Family ID F8140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Beatrix,   b. 1628, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1711/12, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [2, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13
    Married Abt 1648/49  [6
    Age at Marriage He was 24 years - She was 21 years 
    Children 
     1. John Houghton, Jr. Esq,   b. Abt 1650,   d. 3 Feb 1736/37, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)
    +2. Robet Houghton,   b. 28 Mar 1659, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1723, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. Mary Houghton,   b. 22 Mar 1660/61, Dedham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Jonas Houghton,   b. Abt Apr 1663, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1723, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
     5. Beatrix Houghton,   b. 3 Dec 1665, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Benjamin Houghton,   b. 25 May 1668, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before 1721  (Age 52 years)
     7. Sarah Houghton,   b. 30 Jul 1672, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Before 1733, Hanover, Morris County, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 24 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F388  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Farmer (1829) has him a representative six years after his death. This refers to his son. [4]

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsLand/House - 1647 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved To - Abt 1650 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand/House - 1663 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMiscellaneous - 3 Feb 1667 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMiscellaneous - 7 Feb 1670 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved To - 1676 - Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPetition - 11 Mar 1675/76 - Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMiscellaneous - 12 Oct 1676 - Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMiscellaneous - 1677 - Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved To - Abt 1679 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 8 Apr 1684 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Apr 1684 - Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Est 1 May 1684 - Old Settlers Burial Yard, Lancaster, Worcester County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Deed from Indians to John Houghton Memorial
    Deed from Indians to John Houghton Memorial
    This is in the Old Settlers Burial Yard
    Back of Deed from Indians to John Houghton Memorial
    Back of Deed from Indians to John Houghton Memorial

  • Sources 
    1. [S1726] anonymous. "Memoir of the Farrar Family" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume VI, 1852), Secondary Source.

    2. [S1105] Burr, Annie Lane and Thomas Hovey Gage. "John Houghton of Lancaster, Mass., and Some of His Descendants", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Registe, volume LXXIX, 1925), Secondary Source.

    3. [S1573] Drake, Samuel G. Result of some Researches Among the British Archives for Information Relative to the Founders of New England, (Boston: Samuel G. Drake, 1860), Secondary Source.

    4. [S1571] Farmer, John. Genealogical Register of First Settlers of New England, (Lancaster, Massachusetts: Carter, Andrews, & Company, 1829), Secondary Source.

    5. [S14] Find-a-Grave website, (http://www.findagrave.com), Secondary Source.
      Memorial ID 6238458 John Houghton

    6. [S1729] Houghton, John W. The Houghton Genealogy: The Descendants of Ralph and John Houghton of Lancaster, Massachusetts, (New York: Frederick H. Hitchcock, 1912), Secondary Source.

    7. [S1730] Love, William De Loss. The Descendants of Capt. William Houghton, 1774-1863, and Marilla Clay, 1780-1858, (Berkeley, California: manuscript, 1953), Secondary Source.

    8. [S1095] Nourse, Henry S. The Early Records of Lancaster, Massachusetts 1643-1725, (Lancaster, Massachusetts: Henry S. Nourse, 1884), Secondary Source.

    9. [S464] Nourse, Henry S. The Birth, Marriage and Death Register, Church Records and Epitaphs of Lancaster, Massachusetts 1643-1850, (Lancaster, Massachusetts: Henry S. Nourse, 1890), Secondary Source.

    10. [S72] Pope, Charles Henry. The Pioneers of Massachusetts , (Boston: Charles H. Pope, 1900), Secondary Source.

    11. [S1027] Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May 1692 on the Basis of Farmer's Register, volume II , (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860), Tertiary Source.

    12. [S1727] Smith, Columbus. Report to the Houghton Association, U.S.A., (Burlington, Vermont: Daily Free Press, 1869), Secondary Source.

    13. [S84] Wyman, Thomas Bellows. The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, Massachusetts 1629-1818 , (Boston: David Clapp & Son, 1879), Secondary Source.