Felicity Jane Mount

(born 1953)

I am the second child of John Leo Moorhouse and Florence.
Leo was the third son of William Edward Moorhouse.

My Father was a Director of Moorhouse and Sons [Moorhouses' Jam] and after the takeover in 1959 he worked for Schweppes, then Cadbury Schweppes on the sales side for many years.

Many of you know me as Jane - I used to use my middle name because my elder brother, Stephen, couldn't say Felicity.  After my mid-life crisis I started to use my first name and this has caused much confusion amongst my husband's ex-work colleagues who assume he has remarried.

I was born in Leicester and my family moved back to Yorkshire when I was eleven, living in Linton. I went to the convent at Clifford and then the Bar Convent in York. I went to Leeds Polytechnic and studied Institutional Management.

I worked for Leeds University then Trust Houses Forte. I got married in 1975 to my husband Miles. We have lived in various places in the UK, moving with work, and then spent 11 years in America, where my husband ran a medical equipment company [and when visas allowed I worked in the Accounts Department].

When we returned to the UK our two daughters, then at University in America, took out American citizenship.  Katrina is now married with two children, and lives in Los Angeles; she works as a Genetic Counsellor.   Emma has moved back to the UK and is now married with one child on the way, and she works in Sheffield as a Technical Writer.

When we moved back to England, and after my Father's early death, I became more interested in the Moorhouse Family History.  Relations have been supplying me with a wealth of historical information, some of which is shared in this website.

My husband and I are both keen hill walkers [we walked the Wolds Way (90 miles) in 2012, The Pennine Way (278 miles) and the south Downs Way (100 miles) in 2011, The Southern Upland Way (230) miles) in 2010, The Cumbria Way and the British 3 Peaks in 2009, Offas Dyke in 2008, Hadrian's Wall in 2007, the Coast to Coast in 2006, and the Cleveland Way in 2005].  I also do a little running.  I have done the Edinburgh Marathon in 2009, the London Marathon in 2007 and the Great North Run [a half marathon] four times for charity.

Does madness run in the family?

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