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  • Jeannie J
    Sep 15, 2007
       Thank you so much.... you have found out so much more information than I could have hoped for.
      I never knew Isabella's last name or anything about her. We had her studio portrait at home. Her husband - my great grandfather - according to family folk lore was a philanderer!
      There's a mystery about the whole family because on the shipping records the name was changed from  Church register name Munro to Johnston.
      You may be able to solve this mystery - all we know about my great grandfather  is his date of birth - and there are 2 different months but the year is the same- and his date of death... but I don't know where he died.
      David Johnston born Scotland - either 14/ 7/1854 OR 14/4/1854.... died 9/10/1906....
      That's interesting about Isabella's place of death because my grandparents David [ her eldest child] and Elizabeth Johnston were living at Plant Street Northcote at the time. I do not know where her other children Frank and Helen were living at the time.
      Of course, discovering that I have Irish blood is  ironic because I have always been quite definite in my protestations that there wasn't a drop of Irish blood in my veins. I was proudly English, Scots and German.
      Thank you so much for the time you have spent filling in the gaps  for me.
      Jeannie Johnston.
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Friday, September 14, 2007 11:54 PM
      Subject: RE: [JohnstonAustralia] Birth Death & Marriage - Victorian look up's

      Hello Jeannie.
      first of all let me apologise for my late response due to moving house and then sent rather urgently for work purposes to Alice Springs and I had no internet access.
      Despite that, I think that I do have some positive news for you.
      David JOHNSTON (b:Scotland)
      married in 1878 to
      Isabella KIERNAN (b:Ireland)
      registration No. 1949
      David JOHNSTON
      born: 1879 at DROUN (Drouin)
      father: David JOHNSTON.
      mother: Isabella KIERNAN
      registration No. 15522
      Isabella JOHNSTON (b:Ireland)
      died: 1909 at Clifton Hill.
      age: 61
      father: Fran (Frank?) KIERNAN
      mother: Ann McDERMOTT
      registration No. 11919
      Does this help you?
      Please do not hesitate in contacting me for more information, but please try and include as much info as possible. David JOHNSTON is a popular name and by you adding in those little extras helped me to help you.
      I now also have access to Deaths in Victoria up to 1985.
      Tony Johnston
      Virginia NT


      To: JohnstonAustralia@ yahoogroups. com
      From: jeanniej2@bigpond. com
      Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2007 09:31:35 +1000
      Subject: Re: [JohnstonAustralia] Birth Death & Marriage - Victorian look up's

       You may be able to help me with this problem:
      according to the details in our Family Bible... my Grandfather:
      David Stanislaus Johnston -DOB 25/6/1879,
      Place: Langwarrin Sth Gippsland...
      I have drawn a blank .... with the Victorian Births, deaths  & Marriages... no such name or birth is registered!! !! ????
      His parents were David Johnston [ Munro] born in Greenock Scotland 14/7/1854,
      Isabella ... Irish... don't know her maiden name as it is not recorded in the Family Bible.
      Can you find out any details, please? Surely the birth was registered.
      Isabella Johnston died in Melbourne 28/10/1909- according to what is in the Family Bible.
      Jeannie Johnston
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Saturday, June 23, 2007 9:55 AM
      Subject: [JohnstonAustralia] Birth Death & Marriage - Victorian look up's

      Hello all,
      I am offering free Look Ups for Birth's, Death's and
      Marriage's in Victoria between 1889 - 1920.
      If you wish to take advantage of this please supply as much information
      of the name as possible as well as approximate year and town or suburb.

      There is no charge for this at all, and there is no catches. I will not
      chase you up to buy anything. I am just sick of the rubbish on TV and
      would like to do something more constructive with my computer.

      Tony Johnston
      Palmerston NT
      p.s. this offer is not restricted to the surname Johnston(e), any
      name's will be looked up, remember VICTORIA ONLY as I do not have
      rescources for elsewhere.

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