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Re: Hounam families, Langholm
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 27 August 09 14:55 BST (UK) »
Hi, jaloho!
Welcome to Rootschat!

I must confess, I've been out of the loop a bit because I was fed up of bouncing off brickwalls and dead-ends in my Family Tree!

The only info I have of my earliest Hounam is the aforementioned John Hounam b.1651 - this was recorded by my great uncle and one of his sons in a family tree which was initially drawn up in the 1930's! I will go and dig out my copy of it and see if there are any other interesting tidbits there!

I seem to recall he (JH) was referred to as a "merchant of Langholm" - but have no idea how that was determined!

A Hounam married into the Beattie family - so it's mainly Beattie info that i have with any real certainty!

I will PM you with what I have!

Regards. Stoney
Beattie, Beveridge, Carson, Davidson, Hounam, Johnston,  Purdon, Rae, Stevenson, - Scotland.  Brown, Bulman, Cooke, Harding, Meyers, Osborne, Routledge - England

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Re: Hounam families, Langholm
« Reply #10 on: Thursday 27 August 09 17:10 BST (UK) »
John Hounam (1651) was a "Merchant of Langholm" - he was described as such in the Register of Testaments (index of wills) 1710. Unfortunately, the will itself has been lost.

I haven't looked at my Hounam family tree for quite a while, but I probably have quite a lot of information that will be useful to you - I'll look out what I have.  look forward to your PM.

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Re: Hounam families, Langholm
« Reply #11 on: Friday 28 August 09 11:31 BST (UK) »
Langholm Archive Group had last weekend a visitor from Colorado researching Olivers around Langholm. 

He got a surprise when he discovered that a wife of one of the Olivers was a Hounam (a daughter of John Hounam and Mary Newall) and landed a tree back to 1651! … … and an even bigger surprise that he was related to me!
Hounam ~ Dumfriesshire; Pettigrew, Scott ~ Hawick; Tweedie ~ Hawick and Moffat;


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Re: Hounam families, Langholm
« Reply #12 on: Friday 28 August 09 11:58 BST (UK) »
Hi Walter, If you come across any more wandering Hounams I'm always happy to help them with whatever information I have. Once I finish researching my mothers family tree I may even get round to that Hounam family website I've been talking about for years!

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Re: Hounam families, Langholm
« Reply #13 on: Friday 22 November 19 14:42 GMT (UK) »
Adding to a 10 year old thread to say hello to Hounams everywhere.

I'm new to RootsChat, but Hounam is one of my lines, so i thought I'd see who might still be active.

All the best

Dave

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Re: Hounam families, Langholm
« Reply #14 on: Friday 22 November 19 15:07 GMT (UK) »
Still unearthing the occasional "new" Hounam.

You might find    http://www.langholmarchive.org.uk - the local Newspaper index useful

WalterC
Hounam ~ Dumfriesshire; Pettigrew, Scott ~ Hawick; Tweedie ~ Hawick and Moffat;

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Re: Hounam families, Langholm
« Reply #15 on: Friday 22 November 19 15:42 GMT (UK) »
Yes, I've spent most of the afternoon looking at that since I came across this thread!

Absolutely fascinating!

I notice in one of your earlier posts "one of the Olivers was a Hounam (a daughter of John Hounam and Mary Newall)"...I have John and Mary in my tree! John would be my 3rd great uncle.

Will now probably spend the weekend looking at the archive!!

All the best

Dave