Not sure if you will recall the conversation re Houghton/Sheppard/Lowe.
I linked up with my half sister and was hoping to meet her but unfortunately this didn't materialise. On a more positive note I did manage to contact cousins whom I'd never met.
I do apologise I'm a bit of a forgetful dinosaur so tend to look at sites to recall/ search names.
The main reason I started a family tree was to see if there was a connection between myself and my partner. My grandmother was lily Houghton my partner is angela Houghton. So when I think I have another link I tend to go back and check sites to see if they are listed anywhere. At the moment I've hit a brick wall with the father of George Houghton b.1810. Believe father is Richard. Trying to see if Richard is the same as son of Uriah Houghton.
Hope this makes sense.