John Houden

ID# 5206, (c 1757 - May 1845)

John Houden was born c 1757 at East Lothian, Scotland .

John Houden married Janet Ladley c 1775 at Saltoun, Haddingtonshire, Scotland .

John Houden witnessed the birth of Janet Simson on 4 Dec 1797 Salton, Haddingtonshire, Scotland ,

James Simson and Janet Houden his spouse in the Bank in the Parish of Ormiston had a Daughter names Janet born the 4th Dec and baptised the 11th of said month before those witnesses David Simson and John Houden.1,2,3

John appeared on the 1841 Scottish Census of 6 Jun 1841, at Congleton Mains, Dirleton, Haddingtonshire, Scotland ;
HOWDEN John, 84, Farmer, East Lothian
HOWDEN Alexander, 50,
HOWDEN Margaret, 25
PONTON Jean, 15, F.S.
TELFORD Elizabeth, 15, F.S

(The above most likely are family members, Alexander could be a son.)4

John died in May 1845 at Haddington, Haddingtonshire, Scotland .

John's will was read on 16 May 1845 at Congleton Mains, Haddington, Haddingtonshire, Scotland ,

John Howden, 16/5/1845
Residing at Congaltonmains, County of Haddington
1 Page.5

John and Janet had 1 known child, most likely more.

Child of John Houden and Janet Ladley


  1. [S1] Certificate held on file, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Hereinafter cited as Certificate held on file.
  2. [S32] GROS, Scottish OPR's ( pre 1855), 1797 Saltoun Haddington East Lothian, 719/ 0020 0148. Hereinafter cited as Scottish OPR's.
  3. [S33] Birth Marriage and Burial Entries, International Genealogical Index & Family Search Web Site (IGI) : Family Search Web site, From 2000), c117194.
  4. [S82] 1841 Scottish Census ( New Register House Edinburgh, 6 June 1841), 1841 Dirleton East Lothian, 705/ ED 3. Hereinafter cited as 1841 Scottish Census.
  5. [S109] Will - Scotland: Wills a& Testment Search, Haddington Sheriff Court SC40/40/6, Scottish Record Office via the Internet, Scotland. Hereinafter cited as Will - Scotland.