Ralph Houghton Jr

Brief Life History of Ralph

When Ralph Houghton Jr was born in March 1648, in Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Ralph Houghton, was 24 and his mother, Jane Stowe, was 23. He married Mary Blackburn about 1684, in Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 26 August 1699, in Dorchester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 51, and was buried in Dorchester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.

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Ralph Houghton Jr
Mary Blackburn
Marriage: about 1684
Martha Houghton
Mary Houghton

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  • The Houghton genealogy : the descendants of Ralph and John Houghton of Lancaster, Massachusetts; with an introduction giving the Houghton families in England from the time of William the Conqueror, 1065, to Lord Henry Bold Houghton, 1848 by Houghton, John
  • Book: The Houghton Genealogy (1912)

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World Events (1)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.

Name Meaning


habitational name from any of numerous places called Houghton or Hoghton. Most of the placenames derive from Old English hōh ‘heel, spur of land’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’, though some have different etymologies; for example, Little Houghton in Eccles (Lancashire), which derives from Old English halh ‘nook, corner of land’ + tūn, and Houghton in Bigbury (Devon), which may derive from an Old English personal name Huhha + Old English tūn.

variant of Haughton .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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