Robert Houghton

M, #1441, b. 28 March 1659, d. 7 November 1723

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BirthMar 28, 1659Dedham, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, Burr & Gage: 28, 1 mo. 1659 (Dedham records); JWH: 3,28,1658; Lancaster VRs: 1698; Cutter: March 28, 1658; Pope: 28 (1) 1659; MLM: Jan. 28, 1659; FWH: 1658
Marriage1682Woburn/Lancaster, MA, USA, Burr & Gage: "He married Esther ---... She was probably Esther Lippenwell..."; Torrey, b. 1682, Woburn/Lancaster; Houghton: 1680; not in Lancaster VR
DeathNov 7, 1723Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Burr & Gage: 7 Nov. 1723, in his 65th year (gravestone at Lancaster); MLM: Nov. 17
BurialOld Common Burying Ground Cemetery, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, 65 years

Family: Esther Leppingwell b. 16 Sep 1657, d. 13 Jan 1740/41

Robert Houghton married Esther Leppingwell in 1682 at Woburn/Lancaster, MA, USA, Burr & Gage: "He married Esther ---... She was probably Esther Lippenwell..."; Torrey, b. 1682, Woburn/Lancaster; Houghton: 1680; not in Lancaster VR.
Father*John Houghton b. 1624, d. 29 Apr 1684
Mother*Beatrix (?) d. 8 Jan 1720

Jonas Houghton

M, #1442, b. April 1663, d. 20 September 1723

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BirthApr, 1663Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VRs, Burr & Gage: from gravestone dd calc; J.W. Houghton, Little, Cutter: 1660
MarriageFeb 15, 1680/81Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Torrey: 16 Feb 1681, 1680/1; Woburn, Lancaster; Clemens: Woburn, MA
MarriageMiddlesex Co., MA, USA, Middlesex Probate; widow at his death; MLM: ca. 1720
DeathSep 20, 1723Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VRs: aged 60 years, 5 months;JWH: 9/26/1723
BurialOld Common BG Cemetery, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, gravestone: ae 60y 5m

Here lyes ye Body
of Mr Jonas
Houghton; Who
Died Sept. 20th, 1723
Aged 60 Years & 5 Mo.

Family 1: Mary Burbeen b. 2 Jul 1661, d. 31 Dec 1720

Jonas Houghton married Mary Burbeen in Feb 15, 1680/81 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Torrey: 16 Feb 1681, 1680/1; Woburn, Lancaster; Clemens: Woburn, MA.

Family 2: Sarah (?) d. a 1723

Jonas Houghton married Sarah (?) at Middlesex Co., MA, USA, Middlesex Probate; widow at his death; MLM: ca. 1720.
Father*John Houghton b. 1624, d. 29 Apr 1684
Mother*Beatrix (?) d. 8 Jan 1720

Mary Houghton

F, #1443, b. 22 March 1660/61, d. before 1721

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BirthMar 22, 1660/61Dedham, Norfolk Co., MA, USA, Burr & Gage: 28, 1 mo. 1659 (Dedham records); JWH & Cutter & Pope: 3,22,1661-2
MarriageLancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, 23 June 1698: JWH date for John Harris and Sarah Houghton; 1/wf; Torrey gives a Mary Houghton as wife of John Harris, but J.W. Houghton gives John Harris as husband of John Houghton the Immigrant's daughter Sarah (with 1698 date), and Mary as wife of Thomas Wilder; Torrey gives 1/wf Mary Houghton (1666-); while this is a different bd than John Houghton the Immigrant's daughter Mary, John Houghton's will of 1684 clearly gives his daughter as Mary Harris (see Burr & Gage, p. 383).
NEHGR, 105 & BT: John Harris had married Mary Houghton
NEHGR, 152: after 1684, prob. Lancaster
Deathbefore 1721Pope: alive at father's death in 1684, but not mentioned in division of mother's property in 1721; Savage: not in Thomas Wilder's 1716 will

Family: John Harris Jr. b. Aug 1658, d. 16 May 1739

Mary Houghton married John Harris Jr. at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, 23 June 1698: JWH date for John Harris and Sarah Houghton; 1/wf; Torrey gives a Mary Houghton as wife of John Harris, but J.W. Houghton gives John Harris as husband of John Houghton the Immigrant's daughter Sarah (with 1698 date), and Mary as wife of Thomas Wilder; Torrey gives 1/wf Mary Houghton (1666-); while this is a different bd than John Houghton the Immigrant's daughter Mary, John Houghton's will of 1684 clearly gives his daughter as Mary Harris (see Burr & Gage, p. 383).
NEHGR, 105 & BT: John Harris had married Mary Houghton
NEHGR, 152: after 1684, prob. Lancaster.
Father*John Houghton b. 1624, d. 29 Apr 1684
Mother*Beatrix (?) d. 8 Jan 1720

Beatrix Houghton

F, #1444, b. 3 December 1665, d. after April 1725

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BirthDec 3, 1665Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, JWH: 12, 3, 1665; NEGHR: 10/3/1665; Lancaster VR: 3 -10mo-1665; MLM: Oct. 3, 1665
MarriageSep 20, 1683Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, 1704; Torrey: also 30 Sept.
Deathafter Apr, 1725MA, USA, Torrey: 1700+

Family: John Pope b. 1658, d. 1698

Beatrix Houghton married John Pope in Sep 20, 1683 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, 1704; Torrey: also 30 Sept.
Father*John Houghton b. 1624, d. 29 Apr 1684
Mother*Beatrix (?) d. 8 Jan 1720

Benjamin Houghton Sr

M, #1445, b. 25 May 1668, d. before 1721

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BirthMay 25, 1668Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, JWH: 5, 25, 1663; Cutter: (error) May 25, 1678; BT: gives 25 May 1668 as bd of John Houghton; MLM: May 23, 1668
Deathbefore 1721Listed as deceased in 1725 Agreement of Beatrix Houghton: "d. s.p."; Weis: Mx. Prob. 16: 264;
Father*John Houghton b. 1624, d. 29 Apr 1684
Mother*Beatrix (?) d. 8 Jan 1720

Sarah Houghton

F, #1446, b. 30 July 1672, d. before 1733

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BirthJul 30, 1672Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VR: 30.5.72; BT, Savage, & Cutter: 30 Jul 1672 (5th month); Houghton: 7,30,1672
MarriageJul 23, 1698Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Not in Lancaster VRs; J.W. Houghton: 23 Jun 1698; gives John Harris (#1532) as spouse , m. 6,23, 1698 (Torrey, p. 346, gives her sister Mary Houghton as latter's wife)

Torrey, p. 306: Daniel Goble and Sarah (Houghton); no md; Lancaster/Hanover NJ

Boykiw: cites a deed executed on 20 Sept 1734, where the Goble children inherited Lancaster land from their mother, Sarah Goble, wife of Daniel Goble (Worcester District Deeds, Book 7, p. 259).
Deathbefore 1733Hanover, Hunterdon (Morris), NJ, USA

Family: Daniel Goble Jr b. 21 May 1669, d. b 1733

Sarah Houghton married Daniel Goble Jr in Jul 23, 1698 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Not in Lancaster VRs; J.W. Houghton: 23 Jun 1698; gives John Harris (#1532) as spouse , m. 6,23, 1698 (Torrey, p. 346, gives her sister Mary Houghton as latter's wife)

Torrey, p. 306: Daniel Goble and Sarah (Houghton); no md; Lancaster/Hanover NJ

Boykiw: cites a deed executed on 20 Sept 1734, where the Goble children inherited Lancaster land from their mother, Sarah Goble, wife of Daniel Goble (Worcester District Deeds, Book 7, p. 259).
Father*John Houghton b. 1624, d. 29 Apr 1684
Mother*Beatrix (?) d. 8 Jan 1720

Mary Farrar

F, #1447, b. 1648, d. 9 April 1724

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Birth1648Halifax, Yorkshire, England, Nourse: 1650; Keizer: Lancashire, England
MarriageJan 22, 1671/72Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Torrey: 22 Jan 1671/72; Lancaster VRs: 22 11m 1671; JWH: 1,22,1671; Clemens: 10 May 1676; NEGHR: 11/22/1671; MLM: Nov. 22, 1671/2; Nourse, Early Rec.: 11.22.1671
DeathApr 9, 1724Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VRs, 156: Apr. 9; p. 412, Gravestone: Apr 7; 76 yrs; Burr & Gage: Apr. 9
BurialOld Common Burying Ground Cemetery, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, "Here lies/buried ye body/of Mrs. Mary/Houghton ye/wife of John/Houghton Esquir/who died April/ye 7 th Ano Dm 1724/and in ye 76th year/of her age"

Family: Justice John Houghton Jr & Sr b. c 1650, d. 3 Feb 1736/37

Mary Farrar married Justice John Houghton Jr & Sr, son of John Houghton and Beatrix (?), in Jan 22, 1671/72 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Torrey: 22 Jan 1671/72; Lancaster VRs: 22 11m 1671; JWH: 1,22,1671; Clemens: 10 May 1676; NEGHR: 11/22/1671; MLM: Nov. 22, 1671/2; Nourse, Early Rec.: 11.22.1671.
Father*Jacob Farrer Sr b. 21 Aug 1614, d. 14 Aug 1677
Mother*Ann (?) b. 1620

John Houghton Jr.

M, #1448, b. 13 February 1672, d. 5 April 1724

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BirthFeb 13, 1672Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VRs, Burr & Gage; & Cutter: 13, 12 mo. 1672; NEGHR, MLM: 12/13/1672
MarriageNov 20, 1698Concord, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, h/2; Mrs. Mary Goss, by Justice Minott; Torrey: Concord/Lancaster
MarriageJan 7, 1719/20Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by Justice John Houghton
DeathApr 5, 1724Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
BurialOld Common Burying Ground Cemetery, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, "Here Lyes Buried | ye Body of Lieut. | John Houghton | who decd April | ye 5th 1724. | Aged 51Years."

Family 1: Mary Prescott b. 2 Feb 1669

John Houghton Jr. married Mary Prescott, daughter of John Prescott Jr. and Sarah Hayward, in Nov 20, 1698 at Concord, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, h/2; Mrs. Mary Goss, by Justice Minott; Torrey: Concord/Lancaster.

Family 2: Sarah Gulliver b. 26 Oct 1691

John Houghton Jr. married Sarah Gulliver in Jan 7, 1719/20 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by Justice John Houghton.
Father*Justice John Houghton Jr & Sr b. c 1650, d. 3 Feb 1736/37
Mother*Mary Farrar b. 1648, d. 9 Apr 1724

Jacob Houghton

M, #1449, b. 17 April 1674, d. 12 July 1750

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BirthApr 17, 1674Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VRs, p. 14, Burr & Gage: 17, 2 mo. 1674; Lancaster VR, p. 125: Jul 24, 1680, s. of John and Anna [sic] Houghton [Henry Houghton of Putney VT data]; MLM: Feb. 17, 1764; FWH:1675; MLM: "second son" in father's will
MarriageFeb 16, 1694Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, No source appears to give correct md; internet date used.
Lancaster VR , Keizer, JWH: Dec 16, 1704; C.A. Torrey:"b 1696 (m 1704 is wrong); Lancaster"; BT:"Probably, however, the year of their marriage 1704, in Miss Charlotte Whitcomb's "Whitcomb Family in America" is too late. It apparently rests on the data furnished the Lancaster town clerk in 1825 by Henry Houghton of Putney, Vt., which is erroneous."; CJV: Houghton lineage document by Josiah Flagg, Lancaster MA town clerk, dated Jan. 20, 1826, gives date Dec.1 6, 1704; but it also gives Jacob as born in July 24 1680 based on Henry Houghton data which was erroneous.
Lineage: 1695
DeathJul 12, 1750Bolton, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Burr & Gage: "in his 77th year (Bolton records)"; BT, JWH: 1752; Bolton VR: 77 y

Family: Rebecca Whitcomb b. 12 Nov 1671, d. 22 Oct 1752

Jacob Houghton married Rebecca Whitcomb in Feb 16, 1694 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, No source appears to give correct md; internet date used.
Lancaster VR , Keizer, JWH: Dec 16, 1704; C.A. Torrey:"b 1696 (m 1704 is wrong); Lancaster"; BT:"Probably, however, the year of their marriage 1704, in Miss Charlotte Whitcomb's "Whitcomb Family in America" is too late. It apparently rests on the data furnished the Lancaster town clerk in 1825 by Henry Houghton of Putney, Vt., which is erroneous."; CJV: Houghton lineage document by Josiah Flagg, Lancaster MA town clerk, dated Jan. 20, 1826, gives date Dec.1 6, 1704; but it also gives Jacob as born in July 24 1680 based on Henry Houghton data which was erroneous.
Lineage: 1695.
Father*Justice John Houghton Jr & Sr b. c 1650, d. 3 Feb 1736/37
Mother*Mary Farrar b. 1648, d. 9 Apr 1724

Henry Houghton

M, #1450, b. 23 February 1676, d. 17 December 1756

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BirthFeb 23, 1676Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, Burr & Gage: 23 Feb. 1676 (Woburn Records); JWH, Cutter: 1675; MLM: Feb. 23, 1675
MarriageJan 2, 1699/0Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, Torrey, 1st wife; Bond: June 2, 1699-10 [sic]
MarriageApr 23, 1712Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, USA, BT, 6/27: married by Dr. Cotton Mather
NotableThey were married by Dr. Cotton Mather
DeathDec 17, 1756Bolton, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Gravestone at Bolton: a. 90.9.11
BurialOld Bolton Cemetery, Bolton, Worcester Co., MA, USA, ae 80y 9m 11d

Family 1: Abigail Barron b. 30 Jul 1680, d. 1711

Henry Houghton married Abigail Barron, daughter of Ellis Barron Jr and Lydia Prescott, in Jan 2, 1699/0 at Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, Torrey, 1st wife; Bond: June 2, 1699-10 [sic].

Family 2: Hannah West b. 2 Jun 1682, d. 14 Feb 1747/48

Henry Houghton married Hannah West in Apr 23, 1712 at Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, USA, BT, 6/27: married by Dr. Cotton Mather.
Father*Justice John Houghton Jr & Sr b. c 1650, d. 3 Feb 1736/37
Mother*Mary Farrar b. 1648, d. 9 Apr 1724

Joseph Houghton

M, #1451, b. 26 February 1677/78, d. before July 1718

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BirthFeb 26, 1677/78Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, twin of Benjamin
Marriage1st cousins
Deathbefore Jul, 1718Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Wife was admx. of estate on July 8, 1718 and widow at baptism of children on Nov. 9, 1718

Family: Isabella Houghton b. 6 Jun 1687

Joseph Houghton married Isabella Houghton, daughter of Robert Houghton and Esther Leppingwell, 1st cousins.
Father*Justice John Houghton Jr & Sr b. c 1650, d. 3 Feb 1736/37
Mother*Mary Farrar b. 1648, d. 9 Apr 1724

Benjamin Houghton

M, #1452, b. 26 February 1678, d. between March 1746 and November 1746

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BirthFeb 26, 1678Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VRs: 1678 only, no bp
Deathbetween Mar, 1746 and Nov, 1746Burr & Gage: "In the division of the estate of his brother, William (3) Houghton, in 1746, no mention was made of Benjamin, although every other brother and sister and the heirs of deceased brothers and sisters were included in the distribution. No conveyance by Benjamin of his share is recorded, and the division was in equal. It is therefore fairly certain that Benjamin had died s.p. before 1746."; CJV: Probate of William dated Nov. 1746. But he is mentioned in Mar 1746 of his father John.
Father*Justice John Houghton Jr & Sr b. c 1650, d. 3 Feb 1736/37
Mother*Mary Farrar b. 1648, d. 9 Apr 1724

Mary Houghton

F, #1453, b. 7 February 1680, d. 1 April 1752

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BirthFeb 7, 1680Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, JWH & Cutter: 6/18/1668; MLM: Feb. 17, 1680
Marriagecirca 1702Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Burr & Gage: (Worchester Deeds, lib. 3, p.126);Lancaster VR, 1890: Marriage, about 1702; was 1700 per Cutter; married before 1711 when they joined the church; Sawyer: c 1700
DeathApr 1, 1752Bolton, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Bolton: age 72

Family: William Sawyer Sr. b. 2 Feb 1679/80, d. 3 Feb 1740/41

Mary Houghton married William Sawyer Sr., son of Capt. Thomas Sawyer Jr and Hannah Lewis, in circa 1702 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Burr & Gage: (Worchester Deeds, lib. 3, p.126);Lancaster VR, 1890: Marriage, about 1702; was 1700 per Cutter; married before 1711 when they joined the church; Sawyer: c 1700.
Father*Justice John Houghton Jr & Sr b. c 1650, d. 3 Feb 1736/37
Mother*Mary Farrar b. 1648, d. 9 Apr 1724

Mercy Houghton

F, #1454, b. 15 March 1681/82, d. 7 January 1733/34

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BirthMar 15, 1681/82Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, Burr: Lancaster records [CJV: not in VRs]
Marriage
DeathJan 7, 1733/34Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA

Family: Ebenezer Wilder b. 23 Jun 1683, d. 25 Dec 1745

Mercy Houghton married Ebenezer Wilder, son of John Wilder and Hannah Atherton.
Father*Justice John Houghton Jr & Sr b. c 1650, d. 3 Feb 1736/37
Mother*Mary Farrar b. 1648, d. 9 Apr 1724

Anna Houghton

F, #1455, b. 8 May 1684, d. 3 April 1751

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BirthMay 8, 1684Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Burr & Gage: 7 May 1684
MarriageBurr & Gage: Worcester Deeds, lib. 4, p. 467; MLM: c. 1706
DeathApr 3, 1751Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Burr & Gage: in her 67th year (gravestone at Lancaster); Lancaster VRs: age 66
BurialLancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA

Family: John Priest b. 1 Nov 1681, d. 29 Sep 1756

Anna Houghton married John Priest Burr & Gage: Worcester Deeds, lib. 4, p. 467; MLM: c. 1706.
Father*Justice John Houghton Jr & Sr b. c 1650, d. 3 Feb 1736/37
Mother*Mary Farrar b. 1648, d. 9 Apr 1724

Lieut. Jonathan Houghton

M, #1456, b. 20 February 1685, d. 8 April 1737

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BirthFeb 20, 1685Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, JWH: 2, 20, 1885 [typo]
MarriageNov 6, 1712Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
DeathApr 8, 1737Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, JWH: 4,3,1737
ProblemPyrha: not given in Lancaster MA VRs, only in JWH and MLM

Family: Thankful White b. 27 Mar 1689, d. c 20 Sep 1739

Lieut. Jonathan Houghton married Thankful White in Nov 6, 1712 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA.
Father*Justice John Houghton Jr & Sr b. c 1650, d. 3 Feb 1736/37
Mother*Mary Farrar b. 1648, d. 9 Apr 1724

Hepsibeth Houghton

F, #1457, d. 1742/43

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BirthCJV: b, 1696, given before brother William in Burr & Gage; MLM: ca. 1790 (typo for 1690)
Marriage1715MA, USA, Worcester Deeds, lib. 9, p. 167
Death1742/43

Family: Joseph Brabrook d. 1742/43

Hepsibeth Houghton married Joseph Brabrook in 1715 at MA, USA, Worcester Deeds, lib. 9, p. 167.
Father*Justice John Houghton Jr & Sr b. c 1650, d. 3 Feb 1736/37
Mother*Mary Farrar b. 1648, d. 9 Apr 1724

Rebekah Houghton

F, #1458, b. circa 1709

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Birthcirca 1709CJV estimated date; Burr & Gage: "oldest daughter"; MLM: 1714
MarriageNov 17, 1726Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by John Houghton

Family: Deacon Joseph Moore b. 1702

Rebekah Houghton married Deacon Joseph Moore in Nov 17, 1726 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by John Houghton.
Father*Jacob Houghton b. 17 Apr 1674, d. 12 Jul 1750
Mother*Rebecca Whitcomb b. 12 Nov 1671, d. 22 Oct 1752

William Houghton

M, #1459, b. 26 April 1696, d. 15 July 1743

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BirthApr 26, 1696Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, not in Lancaster VRs; JWH, MLM, & Cutter: 1695; bd=ddcalc
MarriageJun 4, 1724Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by J. Prentice
DeathJul 15, 1743Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, JWH, MLM (and above) : 7, 15,1745; Burr & Lancaster VRs: ae 48.2.20
BurialOld Common Burying Ground Cemetery, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, "As you are so were we; As we are so you will be"; ae 48.2m.20d

Family: Experience Houghton b. c 1700, d. 3 Jun 1787

William Houghton married Experience Houghton, daughter of James Houghton Sr. and Mary (?), in Jun 4, 1724 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by J. Prentice.
Father*Justice John Houghton Jr & Sr b. c 1650, d. 3 Feb 1736/37
Mother*Mary Farrar b. 1648, d. 9 Apr 1724

Esther Leppingwell

F, #1460, b. 16 September 1657, d. 13 January 1740/41

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BirthSep 16, 1657Woburn, Middlesex Co., MA, USA, Burr & Gage: "She was probably Esther Lippenwell, who was born in May 1658, daughter of Michel and Isabel Lippenwell."; Torrey: 1658; BT: May 16, 1657
BT, 1933: May 16, 1659; MLM: May, 1657/8
Marriage1682Woburn/Lancaster, MA, USA, Burr & Gage: "He married Esther ---... She was probably Esther Lippenwell..."; Torrey, b. 1682, Woburn/Lancaster; Houghton: 1680; not in Lancaster VR
DeathJan 13, 1740/41Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, in 82nd year
BurialOld Common BG Cemetery, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, 82th year

Family: Robert Houghton b. 28 Mar 1659, d. 7 Nov 1723

Esther Leppingwell married Robert Houghton, son of John Houghton and Beatrix (?), in 1682 at Woburn/Lancaster, MA, USA, Burr & Gage: "He married Esther ---... She was probably Esther Lippenwell..."; Torrey, b. 1682, Woburn/Lancaster; Houghton: 1680; not in Lancaster VR.

Hannah Houghton

F, #1461, b. 2 November 1683, d. 8 January 1737/38

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BirthNov 2, 1683Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, JWH: 11, 12, 1683
DeathJan 8, 1737/38Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Father*Robert Houghton b. 28 Mar 1659, d. 7 Nov 1723
Mother*Esther Leppingwell b. 16 Sep 1657, d. 13 Jan 1740/41

Beatrix Houghton

F, #1462, b. 3 September 1685, d. 12 January 1725

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BirthSep 3, 1685Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, MLM: Dec. 3, 1685 (error); on p. 13, correct bd
MarriageAug 31, 1711Boxford, Essex Co., MA, USA, Joseph White and Beatrix Holton; JWH: Beatrix Houghton and Joseph White
DeathJan 12, 1725
Duplicatesame bd

Family: Joseph White b. 1689, d. 1750

Beatrix Houghton married Joseph White in Aug 31, 1711 at Boxford, Essex Co., MA, USA, Joseph White and Beatrix Holton; JWH: Beatrix Houghton and Joseph White.
Father*Robert Houghton b. 28 Mar 1659, d. 7 Nov 1723
Mother*Esther Leppingwell b. 16 Sep 1657, d. 13 Jan 1740/41

Isabel Houghton

F, #1463, b. 6 August 1682, d. before 1687

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BirthAug 6, 1682Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Weis: Woburn, MA
Deathbefore 1687Burr & Gage: "probably d. young."; CJV: before birth of sister Isbella
Father*Robert Houghton b. 28 Mar 1659, d. 7 Nov 1723
Mother*Esther Leppingwell b. 16 Sep 1657, d. 13 Jan 1740/41

Abigail Houghton

F, #1464, b. 18 April 1689, d. 20 November 1753

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BirthApr 18, 1689Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
MarriageMay 14, 1719Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by John Houghton
DeathNov 20, 1753Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Burr & Gage: aged 65 years, 7 months, 13 days
BurialOld Settlers' BF Cemetery, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA

Family: Amos Sawyer b. 20 Jun 1693, d. 20 Nov 1753

Abigail Houghton married Amos Sawyer, son of Nathaniel Sawyer and Mary Houghton?, in May 14, 1719 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by John Houghton.
Father*Robert Houghton b. 28 Mar 1659, d. 7 Nov 1723
Mother*Esther Leppingwell b. 16 Sep 1657, d. 13 Jan 1740/41

Eleazer Houghton

M, #1465, b. 1691, d. 20 February 1790

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Birth1691Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, dd calc; Middlesex Co. Probate: "third son"; JWH: 1690; Brandt: June 6, 1690/91
MarriageMar 11, 1718/19Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by Justice John Houghton; Burr & Gage: Worcester Deeds, lib. 1, p. 173
DeathFeb 20, 1790Lunenburg, Worcester Co., MA, USA, GS: age 99
BurialSouth Lunenburg Cemetery, Lunenburg, Worcester Co., MA, USA, GS: "They were born in Lancaster, and moved to Lunenburg in 1726. They lived together a married life 69 years and upward. He lived a peaceful and pious life, and never had a lawsuit in his life. By this you see we are but dust; Prepare for death and follow us."

Family: Elisabeth Divoll b. 1693, d. 27 Jan 1785

Eleazer Houghton married Elisabeth Divoll in Mar 11, 1718/19 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by Justice John Houghton; Burr & Gage: Worcester Deeds, lib. 1, p. 173.
Father*Robert Houghton b. 28 Mar 1659, d. 7 Nov 1723
Mother*Esther Leppingwell b. 16 Sep 1657, d. 13 Jan 1740/41

Robert Houghton Jr

M, #1466, b. circa 1688, d. before May 1718

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Birthcirca 1688Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Middlesex Co. Probate: "eldest son" ; NEHGR & JWH: 1691; Burr & Gage, Weis: ca. 1692
MarriageBT, LWL: questions marriage of D. Wilder and Robert Houghton; CJV: probate records verify marriage
Deathbefore May, 1718Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Wife a widow in May 1718; MLM, Burr & Gage: 1718

Family: Deborah Wilder b. 1692, d. 7 Nov 1763

Robert Houghton Jr married Deborah Wilder, daughter of John Wilder and Hannah Atherton, BT, LWL: questions marriage of D. Wilder and Robert Houghton; CJV: probate records verify marriage.
Father*Robert Houghton b. 28 Mar 1659, d. 7 Nov 1723
Mother*Esther Leppingwell b. 16 Sep 1657, d. 13 Jan 1740/41

Gershom Houghton

M, #1467, b. 1691

Biography

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Birth1691Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Lancaster VRs, p. 453: 1691, son of "Joseph and Jane Houghton" [CJV: this would be 2 years before parent's md]
"Nourse says of the information in his Appendix; i.e., pages 451-453 "The following lists of Marriages and Births in Lancaster families, not found in preceding pages, being mostly of dates when town, county and church registers fail us, are supplementary to those of Deaths and Marriages on pages 19 and 20. They have been made up from sundry sources supposed reliable." Guess the emphasis should be on supposed.

Ebenezer Houghton

M, #1468, b. 1699, d. 13 October 1723

Biography

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Birth1699Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, dd calc; Middlesex Co. Probate: "sixth son"; BT, JWH: 2/3/1693; GS: 24th year; Burr & Gage, Weis: in 1700, gravestone; MLM: 1700
MarriageMar 23, 1720/21Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by J. Houghton; MLM: Mar. 23, 1721/2
DeathOct 13, 1723Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
BurialOld Common BG Cemetery, Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, 24th year

Family: Mary Priest b. 12 Sep 1708

Ebenezer Houghton married Mary Priest, daughter of John Priest and Anna Houghton, in Mar 23, 1720/21 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, by J. Houghton; MLM: Mar. 23, 1721/2.
Father*Robert Houghton b. 28 Mar 1659, d. 7 Nov 1723
Mother*Esther Leppingwell b. 16 Sep 1657, d. 13 Jan 1740/41

Martha Houghton

F, #1469, b. 3 February 1692/93

Biography

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BirthFeb 3, 1692/93MA, USA, JWH: gives 2,3 1793 (typo error for 1693), same bd as brother Ebenezer

Joshua Houghton

M, #1470, b. 1695, d. between 4 March 1777 and 1779

Biography

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Birth1695Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Middlesex Co. Probate: "fifth son"; Lancaster VRs: 1695 only; JWH: 6, 30, 1695
MarriageApr 8, 1719Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA
Marriage BannOct, 1746Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Joshua Houghton of Lancaster and Elisibeth Gaffel of Shrewsborough; JWH and MLM give Joshua Jr as husband
MarriageNov 27, 1746Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Joshua Houghton of Lancaster and Elisabeth Garfield; JWH and MLM give Joshua Jr as Husband
Deathbetween Mar 4, 1777 and 1779Worcester Co., MA, USA, FWH: Jan. 13, 1740, Lancaster; Burr & Gage: bef. 1775
ProblemPossibility that Elisabeth Garfield was Joshua Sr's wife, not Joshua Jr. Only JWH and MLM give her as wife of Joshua Jr.
Nancy Wilson: My husband is descended from Joshua Jr's sister Vashti Houghton. In doing her line I noticed that her father, Joshua Sr, was widowed relatively early in his life but, unlike most men of the time, there was no mention of a second marriage. His surviving children were certainly not infants but, nonetheless, he was left with children under the age of 10 and one would expect him to marry if only to provide care for these children. One reason for men not marrying, I have found, is that they 'take off' on a spirited adventure, ie go West, strike out for the gold fields, whatever. However, Joshua Sr seems to have stayed very local as evidenced by the filing of his will in Worcester. So, we are left with the inference that he remained a widower for 35- 40 years and died the widower of Elizabeth Bennett.

Meanwhile we appear to have his son marrying, Elisabeth Garfield/Gaffel, in 1746 (about 5 yrs into his father's widowhood) having no children, and this wife dying soon enough/young enough to allow him to marry a 2nd time and have a family.

Is it all possible? Absolutely. But barring proof positive, we must hold out the possibility that Joshua Sr re-married, to Elisabeth Garfield, after 5 yrs or so of being a widower.
CJV: Lancaster and Shrewsbury (just Joshua, no Sr or Jr) VRs give marriage of Joshua (not Joshua Jr) Houghton and Elizabeth Garfield/Gaffell

Family 1: Elizabeth Bennett b. 9 Nov 1699, d. 2 Apr 1746

Joshua Houghton married Elizabeth Bennett in Apr 8, 1719 at Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA.

Family 2: Elisabeth Garfield

Joshua Houghton and Elisabeth Garfield declared their intentions of marriage on Oct, 1746 Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA, USA; Joshua Houghton of Lancaster and Elisibeth Gaffel of Shrewsborough; JWH and MLM give Joshua Jr as husband. Joshua Houghton married Elisabeth Garfield in Nov 27, 1746 and was documented at Shrewsbury, Worcester Co., MA, USA, Joshua Houghton of Lancaster and Elisabeth Garfield; JWH and MLM give Joshua Jr as Husband.

Family 3:

Father*Robert Houghton b. 28 Mar 1659, d. 7 Nov 1723
Mother*Esther Leppingwell b. 16 Sep 1657, d. 13 Jan 1740/41