So a few months later and much researching I have just about found ALL my family members.
Irene – in reply to your info the witnesses at Frank’s marriage were Catherine, my 2nd great grand aunt and George is my 2nd great grandfather
I have a Francis Goodfellow Carter (B.1831 - Ireland) who is my 3rd great grandfather married to Elisabeth Mulherring (lots of spellig versions!!1)
The Haughton line of my family commences with William Mitchell Haughton, originally from Cornwall, who arrives with his wife Maria Hobbs in Bartonholm in the 1860's. Eight children, one of whom (George) marries Agnes Goodfellow, Francis’s daughter. One of the latter's children is my Great Grandmother, also Agnes!!!
Thankfully the family gets to move out of the Bartonholm hovels by 1881and starts to live in Irvine. I have tracked down exactly where by using the National Library of Scotland and The Mitchell Centre (no relation)
The Haughton children then start to move about.. Two sons emigrate to Pennsylvania, USA the remaining six children stay in Scotland
The most taxing thing in the process has been the name mis-spelling Hawton/Hutton/Hotton/Haughton! Further compounded by the use of nick names and families moving in with each other - Phew!!
BUT I wouldn’t have changed a thing to find out so much about my heritage.
I’m now researching social history around where people lived and what motivated people to move about so much. Mainly it’s in search of work, which is of course logical and understandable. Yet I have one arm of the Haughton line where not ONE of them is a miner nor working in any related fields?? Blacksmiths, Tailors, Confectioners and a Divinity Scholar. Keeps me on my toes.
Lastly a BIG thanks must be given to Andy Abelsey who shared his family tree (Mitchells) with me and it was a great help - STAR!!!
If I can be of help - ask. you never know what info I may have stumbled onto on my journey