John Houghton, of Lancaster

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John Houghton

Birthdate: (59)
Birthplace: Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England
Death: April 29, 1684 (59)
Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Granary Burying Ground, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of John Houghton of Lancaster's father and John Houghton of Lancaster's mother
Husband of Beatrix Jocelyn Houghton
Father of John Houghton, II; Robert Houghton; Jonas Houghton; Beatrix Pope; Daniel Houghton and 3 others

Managed by: Andrea Bernadette Twiss-Brooks
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About John Houghton, of Lancaster

If paternities are all accurate, should be R-M269 Y line DNA (which corroborates NW Euro origin and is highly prevalent in the modern UK). per

John Houghton of Lancaster, MA(#102):

John Houghton, the emigrant ancester, was probably born in England circa 1624. His ancestry remains unproven. He emigrated probably circa 1647-1650. He married Beatrix. Her parentage is unknown. John subscribed to the Lancaster covenant in 1653. He died in 1684.


  1. Beatrice, christened 24 Dec 1624 at Eaton Bray.


  1. Justice John Houghton Jr & Sr+ b. c 1650, d. 3 Feb 1736/37
  2. Robert Houghton+ b. 28 Mar 1659, d. 7 Nov 1723
  3. Mary Houghton+ b. 22 Mar 1660/61
  4. Jonas Houghton+ b. Apr 1663, d. 20 Sep 1723
  5. Beatrix Houghton+ b. 3 Dec 1665, d. a 1711
  6. Benjamin Houghton Sr b. 25 May 1668, d. b 1721
  7. Sarah Houghton+ b. 30 Jul 1672, d. b 1733


Immigration: 1635 on ship Abigail He was about 10 years old

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John Houghton, of Lancaster's Timeline

December 24, 1624
Eaton Bray, Bedfordshire, England
December 24, 1624
Eaton Bray, Bedford, England
December 24, 1624
Eaton Bray, Bedford, England
December 24, 1624
St. Mary, Bray Eaton, Bedford, England
Age 10
Age 10
April 26, 1650
Age 25
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
March 28, 1658
Age 33
Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony