The Phillips, Weber, Kirk, & Staggs families of the Pacific Northwest

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  • ID: I35265
  • Name: Ralph HOUGHTON 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1648 in Watertown, Middlesex, MA 2
  • Death: BEF 26 AUG 1699 in Dorchester, Suffolk, MA 3
  • Death: 7 JUN 1692 in Port Royal, Jamaica (killed in earthquake) 1
  • Note:
    Ralph Houghton, Jr. is said to be "One of our Dorchester people" in the NEGHR note about his death in a 1692 Jamaica earthquake.

    However, a later NEGHR article states that Ralph may have been in the earthquake, but that he did not die there, but died by 26 Aug 1699 when his wife Mary was appointed adminstrator of his estate in Dorchester.




    Father: Ralph (Ratcliffe) HOUGHTON b: 1 MAY 1623 in Lancaster, Lancashire, England
    Mother: Jane STOWE b: 1626 in Lancashire, England

    Marriage 1 Mary BLACKBURN b: ABT 1662 in Jamaica
    • Married: BEF 1692 3

    Sources:
    1. Title: New England Historical and Genealogical Register (NEHGR)
      Repository:
      Media: Book
      Page: vol 19 (1865), p. 122
    2. Title: New England Historical and Genealogical Register (NEHGR)
      Repository:
      Media: Book
      Page: vol 150 (1996), p. 349
      Text: b. in Mass. about 1648. Place of birth or ancestry for Ralph not proven.
    3. Title: New England Historical and Genealogical Register (NEHGR)
      Repository:
      Media: Book
      Page: vol 150 (1996), p. 349
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