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Looking for HOUGHs in Lancashire

Query by mariapbf

My ggg grandfather Richard Hough was born in Chorley c. 1798 and died in the Bolton workhouse in 1882. He was a brewer by trade and entered the workhouse in 1879 due to destitution.

There is some debate as to who his parents are and some researchers make links to a Dutch line. The problem is the HOUGH name is quite common in Lancashire and there seem to be several different branches.

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on 2011-05-31 09:40:52

mariapbf has been a Family Tree Circles member since May 2011. is researching the following names: GOATER, LONERGAN, FLAHERTY and 4 other(s).

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by mowsehowse on 2011-05-31 15:04:59

According to < familysearch > Richard Hough was Baptised: 10 June 1798 at Eccleston, Lancs, England.
His parents were William Hough and Margaret.
It seems possible they were married: 25 June 1797 at Ormskirk, Lancs.
(Ormskirk is approx 10 miles from Eccleston.)
The Margaret of that marriage had the maiden name Tyrer.

It seems possible Richard had these siblings:
Robert Bap: 30 MAR 1800 Eccleston By Chorley, Lancashire, England.
Mary - Bap: 30 MAR 1800 Eccleston By Chorley, Lancashire, England
Thomas Bap: 28 Aug 1802 Eccleston By Chorley, Lancs, England.

You would of course want to verify these details by looking at transcripts of the parish registers.

You might get information about how to access these from the Lancs. pages of Genuki:
or at the Lancs. page of rootschat:

Good luck......

by mariapbf on 2011-06-01 04:32:56

Hello, nice to hear from you and thanks for the info. The other possibility on IGI is William & Mary also in Chorley in November 1800. When time permits I will certainly be checking the registers to verify the info.

Best wishes

by mowsehowse on 2011-06-01 13:59:18

It might be that is a second marriage, after what may be twins or a double baptism of siblings.
Unusual but not unknown to postpone a baptism in case of infant death.
Very exciting, please do let me know what you find.

by mariapbf on 2011-06-03 04:41:25

Hadn't thought about a second marriage - very clever!

Will certainly keep you updated.

best wishes


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