Category archives for End of the Line Series

End of the Line: The David Ouston Line

In our next end of the line sequence, we turn to one of several Ouston families that descend from the Owstons.  Over the years there have been three groups who have used the Ouston spelling of the surname and all three have been confined to the Sherburn family. Only one of the three groups, the […]

End of the Line: The Venango Owstons

For the past several posts, the “End of the Line” series was on hiatus because new information unfolded in other areas of the Owston/Ouston saga.  Our “End of the Line” feature examines the individuals (particularly males) who were the last in a line or a segment of a line to bear the Owston or Ouston […]

End of the Line: The Keighley Owstons

Up to this point, the “End of the Line” series has featured extinct lines from three different branches of the Sherburn Family.  With this post, we turn to the Thornholme Family for our next extinct line – the Keighley Line.  This extinct line of Owstons descended from the Thornholme Family’s William Owston Branch.  For those […]

End of the Line: The Victoria Owstons

Our third encounter with the “End of the Line” series takes us to the continent of Australia where one man built a business empire; however, the son who carried on the surname died tragically as a recluse.  Termed as the Victoria Owston Line, the final male passed in 1933 and an unmarried sister died three […]

End of the Line: The Leicester Owstons

The Leicester Owston Line is our second installment of the “End of the Line” series which discusses those who last bore the surname.  The final male Owston in this lineage died in 1926, followed by his step-mother in 1928, and an unmarried sister in 1942; however, the name continued with a first cousin, once removed’s […]

End of the Line: The South Shields Owstons

During the last century, numerous Owston and Ouston lineages have ceased to continue to propagate the surname.  One complete family branch, 21 lines, and four sub-lines (that I call segments) of Owstons and Oustons saw the death of these lineages’ last surnamed males between 1902 and 2001. The Owston/Ouston One-Name Study begins a feature called […]