Looking for HOUGHs in Lancashire
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.