Early Generations (4)
- 1 John Hawtie/Haughty(/Oughton) ( 1796) m. Margaret (?Elizabeth) Watt(en) ( 1811)
- 1.1 James (Hawtie/Haughty/)Oughton (1760 1832) m. ?
- 1.2 John Haughtie (1764 18xx) m. ? ( pre1832)
- 1.2.1 James Oughton (1790c 18xx) m. Margaret Wilson ( )
- 188.8.131.52 Isabella Oughton (1828 1904) m. James Morison (1824c )
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Other (probably unrelated) HAWTIE / OUGHTON Lineages
Admiral James Oughton, RN, was born at Cullen Banffshire [now Morayshire] Scotland in 1761, and died there in 1832. He had been born James Hawtie, but changed his surname soon after entering the Navy; his parents and siblings also changed theirs. Later generations of the Oughton family are found about Lasswade in the Midlothians. Admiral James Oughton was in 1885 identified as the great-grandfather of Thomas George Dunbar Oughton Kidd, though no direct information regarding the Admiral's marriage or issue has been found.
Details of this family emerge in the chronicles of Cullen, a fishing port at the eastern end of Cullen Bay on Moray Firth in North Banffshire [now Morayshire] Scotland. One in a chain of royal burghs stretching from Banff to Inverness, Cullens charter was probably granted by William the Lion, perhaps because of its location rather than other merits. The burghs long history was to Cramond (1883) almost one unbroken wail of poverty.
Cullen today is a fishing port and seaside resort consisting of two parts, Cullen [New Town] and Seatown (or Fish Town). Old Cullen, the site of the town until 1822 when it was demolished to allow improvements to Cullen House, lies one kilometre upstream from where the Burn of Deskford enters Cullen Bay on Moray Firth at Seatown.
The bay is backed by the Bin of Cullen (320m) and Knock Hill (430m), respectively 3km south-west and 12km south, landmarks visible from the northern-most parts of Scotland and which probably guided early Viking raiders towards the bay, one of the easiest landing places on the coast; in consequence the region was repeatedly raided. In 904 David was killed at Forres, some distance west, and circa 961 Indulf lost his life leading his troops at Cullen in the Battle of the Bands, the last epic in a series of battles which expelled the Danes from mainland Britain. Cullen was later repeatedly raided by the Marquees of Montrose, and in May 1645 was plundered and then burnt to the ground by his troops.
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John Hautie, apparently a descendant of an English soldier, was thought to have been brought to the Cullen area of Banffshire from the south to be the foreman of a linen manufactory [Hautie appears also as Haughty, Haughtie and Hawtie, and later as Oughton]. He married Margaret Watt at Cullen on 3 December 1759 [she was also recorded as Margaret/Elizabeth or simply Elizabeth and her surname Watt occasionally as Watten]. The Cullen Old Kirk headstone for John ans Margaret note them as "natives of Cullen".
John Hawtie/Haughty, shoemaker/vintner of Farskine [Farskane, just west of Cullen] and his wife Margaret (?or Elizabeth) Watt(en) were the parents of (at least):
John Oughton (ie Hawtie/Haughty) of Cullen died in 1796; Margaret (?Elizabeth) Watt(en), his wife, a native of Cullen, died in 1811.
James Oughton, son of JOHN HAWTIE or HAUGHTY of Farskine [Farskane] and his wife MARGARET (?or ELIZABETH) WATT(EN), was born 1760 at Cullen, Banffshire, Scotland, and christened James Hawtie.
Much of James naval career is summed up in a note by Cramond (1883, pp. 119-120) regarding memorial inscriptions at Cullen church:
James Oughton [Haughty]
was amongst those made a burgess of Cullen in 1784, by which status he may have
been entitled to represent that burgh in Parliament.
Nota Bene: Prior to February 2004 this author considered that James Oughton married, though no official record or biographical note supporting either marriage or issue has been yet located. It had been postulated that his wife was a relative of William Bligh ?possibly a niece? (he and Bligh were both at the Battle of Camperdown), and that she and James had at least one child:
Information from Graeme
Broxam (pers comm, 31 January 2004) appears to preclude
this relationship. Refer to the Kidd
John Haughtie, son of JOHN HAWTIE or HAUGHTY and his wife MARGARET / ELIZABETH WATT, was born in 1764, became a weaver and married; it is known that his wife predeceased his brother James who died in 1832. It appears likely that John fathered at least two children,
Davids name appears in the 1841 census at Seafield Place in Cullen, home of Johns sisters Isabella and Margaret Oughton, and is described as their nephew.
the following information is from Pamela
Oughton , pers comm 21 January 2000]
James Oughton, possibly son of weaver JOHN HAUGHTIE, may have been born circa 1790. James married Margaret Wilson in 1813 at Canongate in Edinburgh, and they appear to have lived at Lasswade, Midlothian. It is likely that James fathered at least four (possibly ten) children,
Isabella Oughton, daughter of JAMES OUGHTON and his wife MARGARET WILSON, was born circa 1828 at Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland. Isabella married farmer James Morison at Lasswade on 30 August 1855, and they lived at Culvie House in Marnoch. James hailed from Boyndie where he had been born circa 1824 to farmer JAMES MORISON and his wife ISABELLA TAYLOR, natives of that district and also parents of John Morison, born Boyndie circa 1821. Children born to Isabella and James included:
Isabella Oughton Morison nee Oughton, daughter of farmer JAMES OUGHTON and his wife MARGARET WILSON (both deceased), widow of landed proprietor James Morison, died on 4 August 1904 at Boyndie Street Banff, aged 75 years.
Related Families from the same areas:
Victoria, Australia: Kidd; ?Bligh.
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