Sir Patrick Houston, 5th Baronet

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Patrick Houstoun

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Scotland
Death: 1762 (64)
Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Patrick Houston and Isabel Houstoun
Husband of Priscella Houstoun
Father of John Houstoun, Governor; Sir Patrick Houstoun, 6th Baronet and Sir George Houston, 7th Baronet
Half brother of James Houstoun

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About Sir Patrick Houston, 5th Baronet

Biographical Summary

"Sir Patrick Houston, Baronet [S. 1668], of Savanna, in Georgia, cousin and h. male, being 2d s. but eventually (before Dec. 1747) h. male of Patrick Houston, Merchant, of Glasgow, by Isabel, da. and h. of George Johnstone, also of Glasgow, Merchant, which Patrick, who d. before 1717, was 2d s. of the 1st Baronet. He, who was b. about 1698 and was Comptroller of the Customs at the Port of Glasgow in 1723 and Chamberlain of of Kinneil, 1730 ; emigrated to America( c ) about 1740, and became President of the Council at Georgia. He suc. to the Baronetcy, but not to any of the family estates, 27 July 1751. He m. Priscilla Dunbar. He d. 5 Feb. 1762, at Savanna, aged 64. His widow d. 26 Feb. 1775, aged 70. M.I. to both of them in the cemetery at Savanna."

SOURCE: Complete baronetage; Cokayne, George E. (George Edward); 1904; Vol. IV; page 269


  • Came to His Majesty's colony of Georgia in 1734.
  • Served as President of His Majesty's Council for the Province of Georgia
  • Married to Pricilla Dunbar (Lady Houstoun)
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Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, USA