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Patrick Houstoun 5th Bt. (bef. 1697 - 1762)

Sir Patrick Houstoun 5th Bt. aka Houston
Born before in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotlandmap
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Husband of — married 26 Jan 1741 in Georgiamap
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Died in Savannah, Georgiamap
Profile last modified | Created 24 Jan 2015 | Last significant change: 7 Jun 2021
11:09: Michael Cayley edited the Biography for Patrick Houstoun 5th Bt. (bef.1697-1762). (Updated Magna Carta section at end of bio) [Thank Michael for this]
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Biography

Patrick Houstoun (or Houston), the second son of Patrick Houstoun and Isobel Johnstoun,[1][2] was baptised 24 June 1697 at Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.[3][4] Although he is frequently referred to as being from Glasgow, family tradition is that he actually grew up at Paisley (situated about ten miles from Glasgow, in the county of Renfrewshire).[5] His father was a merchant in Glasgow, and during 1698-1699 served as a M.P. from Renfrewshire.[6]

According to Richardson, Patrick Houstoun "matriculated at Glasgow University for the class of humanity and literature in 1713",[1] although the University has no record of his graduation.[5][7] He became a burgess and guild brethren of Glasgow 19 April 1718,[8] and by 1730 was the chamberlain of Kinneil in West Lothian.[1][2]

In early March 1734, Patrick Houstoun immigrated to Georgia,[9] later settling in Savannah.[1][10] He was initially granted 500 acres of land on the Great Ogeechee River, later moving to Savannah where Patrick carried on the family tradition by earning his living as a merchant and also as an Indian trader.[1][2] In 1736 he was granted an additional 500 acres of land, this time at Rosdue, situated between the Vernon and the Little Ogeechee Rivers.[1][2]

Patrick succeeded his cousin, Sir John Houstoun, as the 5th baronet in 1751. Unfortunately, he did not inherit any of the family estates along with the title.[1][11] He was actively engaged in Georgia politics and, in 1755, served as the president of the Royal Council of Georgia.[1][2] He also sat on the Upper House of Assembly (which met daily when the Council was in session), was the register of grants and receiver of quit rents, and served as the commissioner for the defense of the colonies.[12]

Marriage and Children

Patrick married Priscilla Dunbar[10] sometime before 26 January 1740/1.[13] Pricilla was the daughter of James Dunbar and his wife Jannet and was baptized in Inverness, Scotland 21 (or 31) October 1711.[1][14] She was the sister of Captain George Dunbar who, for a number of years, ferried settlers back and forth between Scotland and the southern colonies. On 18 October 1735 she left her family in Inverness and sailed to the colonies under her brother's care. George Dunbar had himself received a grant for 500 acres of land just south of Savannah in Frederica. Priscilla was granted a small piece of that property on which a home was constructed for her, and where her brother stayed with her whenever he was not at sea.[13] Patrick Houstoun, an acquaintance of Capt Dunbar's, frequently visited him at Frederica. The only written record that can be found of the marriage of Patrick and Priscilla is a notation which the Earl of Egmont made in his Journal dated 26 January 1740/1, in which he wrote that on that day "Houstoun had written Harmon Verelst from Frederica that 'he was settled on the lot of Capt Dunbar's sister whom he had marryed.'"[13][15] By this marriage the home at Frederica was added to the plantation Rosdue as an additional residence of the Houstoun family.[13]

There were six children from this marriage:

Death

Patrick Houstoun died 5 February 1762[10] at Savannah.[1] His will (which appointed Priscilla as his sole executrix) was probated 15 April of the same year.[23] He was survived by his wife, who died 26 February 1775. They were both buried at Savannah.[1][2]

Research Notes

Spelling of LNAB

Richardson uses an anglicized form (i.e. 'Houston') of the Scottish surname 'Houstoun.' The subject of this profile was identified as 'Houstoun' in all official documents (including christening records, guild membership records, immigration records, and probate records), as were all of his children and his own parents. It is WikiTree's policy to use the surname which was actually used during the lifetime of the person being profiled.

Sources

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 Douglas Richardson. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham (Salt Lake City: the author, 2013), vol. 3, p. 328 HOUSTON 22. Patrick Houston
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Douglas Richardson. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols, ed. Kimball G. Everingham, 2nd ed. (Salt Lake City: the author, 2011), vol. 2, p. 407 HOUSTON 19. Patrick Houston
  3. "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XYSV-LBL : 11 February 2020), Patrick Houstoun, 1697.
  4. "Scotland Select Births and Baptisms 1564-1950", Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., Provo, UT 2013. Patrick Houstoun. Baptism date: 24 Jun 1697; Baptism place: Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland; Father: Patrick Houstoun; Mother: Issobell Johnstoun; FHL file #: 990750; Reference id: -2:1670JQG. available online by subscription.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Johnston, Edith Duncan. The Houstouns of Georgia. Athens: University of Georgia Press (1950), p. 1 available online.
  6. Richardson. Royal Ancestry, vol. 3, p. 328 HOUSTON 21. Patrick Houston
  7. University of Glasgow Alumni Records (up to the year 1920), available online.
  8. Anderson, James R. The Burgesses and Guild Brethren of Glasgow 1573-1750. Edinburgh: Scottish Record Society (1925), p. 335 available online.
  9. Johnston, Edith Duncan. The Houstouns of Georgia. Athens: University of Georgia Press (1950), p.24 available online.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 David Dobson, The Original Scots Colonists of Early America 1612-1783. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc. (1989). Online at Ancestry.com page 137: "#2824 Houstoun, Patrick, b. 1698, Paisley Renfrewshire, merchant edu. Glasgow Uni, res Glasgow, pts. Patrick Houstoun, sh. 1734, sett. Savannah Ga,, m. Priscilla Dunbar, d. 5 Feb 1762 Ga, bd Bonadventure, Ga pr1762 A.83. (PRO.CO5.670.101)".
  11. Cokayne, G.E. Complete Baronetage. Exeter: William Pollard and Co. Ltd. (1904), vol. 4, p. 269 available online.
  12. Georgia Historical Society: Profile of Patrick Houstoun, from Dictionary of Georgia Biography.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 Johnston, Edith Duncan. The Houstouns of Georgia. Athens: University of Georgia Press (1950), pp. 43-46 available online.
  14. "Scotland Select Births and baptisms 1564-1950", Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., Provo, UT 2013: Priscilla Dunbar. Baptism date: 31 October 1711; Baptism place: Inverness, Scotland; Father: James Dunbar; Mother: Jannet Dunbar; FHL film #: 990666, 990667. available online by subscription.
  15. Manuscripts of the Earl of Egmont. Diary of Viscount Percival, afterwards first Earl of Egmont. London: HMSO (1920), vol. 3, p. 214 available online.
  16. Georgia Historical Society. Patrick Houston in The Houstons of Georgia, available online.
  17. "Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992", Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., Provo, UT 2015: Patrick Houstoun. Probate date: 29 Nov 1785; Probate place: Chatham, Georgia; Inferred death year: c 1785; Inferred death place: Georgia, USA; Case #: 4 available online by subscription.
  18. Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., Provo, UT 2015. Sir George Houstoun. Probate date: 1 Oct 1795; Probate place: Chatham, Georgia; Inferred death year: 1795; Inferred death place: Georgia, US; Case #:87-H available online by subscription.
  19. Biographical Dictionary for the United States Congress 1774-2005... (Washington, DC: US Govt Printing Office, 1961). Online at HathiTrust, page 1081. Entry for John Houstoun.
  20. William J. Northern. Men of Mark in Georgia. Atlanta: A.B. Caldwell (1907), pp. 167-172 available online.
  21. Georgia Historical Society: Profile of John Houston.
  22. American History (online) from Revolution to Reconstruction. A Biography of William Houstoun 1755-1813. available here.
  23. Georgia Wills and Probate Records 1742-1992. published by Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., Provo, UT 2015. Sir Patrick Houstoun. Probate date: 15 Apr 1762; Probate place: Georgia, USA; Inferred death year: c 1762; Inferred death place: Georgia, USA available online by subscription.
  • Richardson, Douglas. Magna Carta Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 4 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham. 2nd edition. Salt Lake City, UT: the author, 2011. See also WikiTree's source page for Magna Carta Ancestry.
  • Richardson, Douglas. Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, 5 vols., ed. Kimball G. Everingham. Salt Lake City, UT: the author, 2013. See also WikiTree's source page for Royal Ancestry.

Acknowledgements

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Magna Carta Project

This profile was developed for the Magna Carta Project by Jen Hutton and was reviewed and approved by Thiessen-117 on 23 August 2020.
Patrick Houstoun 5th Bt. is listed in Magna Carta Ancestry as a Gateway Ancestor (vol. I, pages xxiii-xxix) in a Richardson-documented trail to Magna Carta Surety Barons Gilbert de Clare and Richard de Clare (vol. II, pages 403-407 HOUSTON) that was badged by the Magna Carta Project on 14 Feb 2021. The Project also identified this profile as the Gateway in trails to surety barons Hugh le Bigod, Roger le Bigod, Robert de Vere, and Saher de Quincy. These trails are currently under development by the Project and are set out below.
See Base Camp for more information about identified Magna Carta trails and their status. See the project's glossary for project-specific terms, such as a "badged trail".

Magna Carta Trails

Badged Richardson-documented trail to the Clares (MCA II:403-407 HOUSTON):
Gateway Ancestor Patrick Houston (badged)
1. Patrick is the son of Patrick Houston (badged)
2. Patrick is the son of Anne Hamilton (badged)
3. Anne is the daughter of John Hamilton (badged)
4. John is the son of John Hamilton (badged)
5. John is the son of John Hamilton (badged)
6. John is the son of James Hamilton (badged)
7. James is the son of James Hamilton (badged)
8. James is the son of Mary Stewart (badged)
9. Mary is the daughter of James II (badged)
10. James is the son of James I (badged)
11. James is the son of Robert III (badged)
12. Robert is the son of Robert II (badged)
13. Robert is the son of Marjorie de Bruce (badged)
14. Marjory is the daughter of Robert de Brus (badged/100% 5-star)
15. Robert is the son of Robert de Bruce (badged/100% 5-star)
16. Robert is the son of Isabel de Clare (badged/100% 5-star)
17. Isabel is the daughter of Magna Carta Surety Gilbert de Clare
18. Gilbert is the son of Magna Carta Surety Richard de Clare
Unbadged trails to the Bigods, Vere and Quincy:
13. Robert II is the son of Walter Stewart (trail pending/needs development)
14. Walter is the son of Egidia de Burgh (trail pending/R&A 7 June 2021)
15. Egidia is the daughter of Aveline FitzJohn (trail pending/needs development)
16. Aveline is the daughter of Isabel le Bigod (badged/100% 5-star)
17. Isabel is the daughter of Magna Carta Surety Hugh le Bigod
18. Hugh is the son of Magna Carta Surety Roger le Bigod
10. James II is the son of Joan Beaufort (badged/5-star needs re-review)
11. Joan is the daughter of Margaret Holland (badged/100% 5-star)
12. Margaret is the daughter of Alice FitzAlan (badged/100% 5-star)
13. Alice is the daughter of Richard de Arundel (badged/100% 5-star)
14. Richard is the son of Alice de Warenne (badged/100% 5-star)
15. Alice is the daughter of Joan de Vere (badged/100% 5-star)
16. Joan is the daughter of Robert de Vere (badged/100% 5-star)
17. Robert is the son of Hugh de Vere (badged/100% 5-star)
18. Hugh is the son of Magna Carta Surety Robert de Vere
17. Robert de Vere is the son of Hawise de Quincy (badged/100% 5-star)
18. Hawise is the daughter of Magna Carta Surety Saher de Quincy




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Houstoun-31 and Houstoun-5 appear to represent the same person because: please merge. Houstoun-5 started as Patrick on 24 Jan 2015, based on William's Wikipedia article. Houstoun-31 was created 5 years later, when the Magna Carta Project profile Houston-1467 (created 10 Jan 2015) was renamed.

it appears that recently the biography of Houstoun-31 has been copied into Houstoun-5, but I don't know if additional changes were made.

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
I have completed the merge. Thanks, Liz.
posted by Michael Cayley
edited by Michael Cayley
update - sorry, source was William Houstoun's Wikipedia article, but the profile was apparently created with the intention of representing this Patrick Houstoun.

I just discovered that Houstoun-5 has been changed to be a duplicate of this profile (previously, it had been for William Houstoun, based on the Wikipedia article 'William Houstoun (lawyer)' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Houstoun_%28lawyer%29 )

It looks like the information from this profile was copied into that one, but not sure & also not sure how the project wants to handle this.

posted on Houstoun-31 (merged) by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
edited by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
nevermind... seems that Houstoun-31 was the duplicate, when Houston-1467 was renamed in 2020. I'll propose a merge with Houston-5.
posted on Houstoun-31 (merged) by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
This profile started life as William Houstoun. It is now a duplicate (with copied in information) of the profile managed by the Magna Carta Project of Houstoun-31. Why was this done? What happened to William?
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Houston-3225 and Houstoun-31 do not represent the same person because: Conflated with fathers profile. Needs some rearranging.
posted on Houstoun-31 (merged) by Traci Thiessen
Houston-3225 and Houstoun-31 appear to represent the same person because: Houstoun is correct last name per primary sources; birth date on Houston-3225 is wildly off...he would have been 89 when he married. Houstoun-31 is sourced. Same parents and spouse.
posted on Houstoun-31 (merged) by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
The parents aren't the same....the father of 3225 is a dup of this Patrick's grandfather. The only record attached to 3225 is a marriage record for this Patrick's parents. Messy stuff.
posted on Houstoun-31 (merged) by Traci Thiessen
I have completed updating this profile. If anyone spots any typos please correct or message me. Thanks,

Jen

posted on Houstoun-31 (merged) by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
'Houston' is the anglicized form of the Scottish surname 'Houstoun,' and Richardson appears to have arbitrarily chosen to use it. Patrick's christening record, his membership as a burgess and guild brethren, his immigration record, his listings in the Georgia assembly, and his will and probate documents all clearly identify him as Patrick Houstoun. His sons were also identified as 'Houstouns' in official records (most notably his son John Houstoun, who became Governor of Georgia), as was Patrick's own father (identified as Patrick Houstoun on his son's christening record). The LNAB on this profile needs to be changed to Houstoun, and the last name at birth also needs to be corrected.
posted on Houston-1467 (merged) by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
edited by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
Thanks, Jen. Correction made. I imagine you will add a research note to say that Richardson has changed the spelling.
posted on Houstoun-31 (merged) by Michael Cayley
I am going to be updating this profile on behalf of the Magna Carta Project. If anyone has additional information (not included in the comments below) and sources they feel should be included, please message me or post here. Thanks!

Jen

posted on Houston-1467 (merged) by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
Source: Royal Ancestry, D. Richardson Vol. I page 661.
Thomas (Hay-299) (1481-1513) (son of ISABEL (Gordon-804), daughter of Annabella (Stewart-1854), by George (Gordon-618), (1441-1501) Knt.), and William Hay, 3rd Earl of Erroll.

Footnote: 59.

Thomas Hay (of Logie) and his wife, Margaret Logie, are ancestors of Patrick Houston, 5th Baronet (died 1762), of Georgia, and Sir William Keith, 4th Baronet (died 1749), colonial Governor of PA. and Delaware. For Houston, see Roberts "Royal Descents pf 600 Immigrants (2004): 70-71; Cokayne Complete Baronetage 4 (1904); 268-269 (sub Houston); Scots Peerage 1 (1904); 199-206 (sub Douglas, Earl of Angus); Scots Peerage 2 (1905): 28-29 (sub Bargeny); etc.

Thank you  :-)

posted on Houston-1467 (merged) by Bettye (Holland) Carroll
sorry - this profile started as Patrick, based on William's Wikipedia article. Houstoun-31 was created in 2020 when Houston-1467 was renamed. I'll propose a merge.
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
There is a will located at the following link for Sir Patrick Houstoun, Baronet.

https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE1243494&from=fhd

It is called Abstracts of Will, Chatham County, Georgia 1773-1817 Book B pg 59 just search the surname.  :)

Not sure if this is your Gateway or not but it is definitely a family member.

posted on Houston-1467 (merged) by Gigi (Ward) Tanksley

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