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  • Melanie Durdin
    Hello All,   My name is Mel Durdin, I live in Whyalla South Australia, and I am a new member of Johnston Australia.  My family history research has led me
    Message 1 of 6 , Jul 17, 2008
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      Hello All,

       

      My name is Mel Durdin, I live in Whyalla South Australia, and I am a new member of Johnston Australia.  My family history research has led me to the Johnstons who lived in and around Ayton, Berwick, and also Kelso, Roxburgh. This family eventually ended up in the Farina, Lyndhurst and Birdsville track area of Northern South Australia. 

       

      I look forward to sharing any information in regards to this line of Johnstons.

       

      Hope to hear from you soon.

       

      Mel.



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    • Lorna
      Hi Mel Could you please send some names and dates? I have lots of Johnstons born in Tasmania and I don t know where their descendents ended up. Is is possible
      Message 2 of 6 , Jul 18, 2008
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        Hi Mel

        Could you please send some names and dates? I have lots of Johnstons
        born in Tasmania and I don't know where their descendents ended up.
        Is is possible we could connect?
        Have you looked at the files section? The excel document of Johnstons
        Australasia has lots of names.

        Lorna.

        --- In JohnstonAustralia@yahoogroups.com, Melanie Durdin <melmaxy@...>
        wrote:
        >
        > Hello All,
        > Â
        > My name is Mel Durdin, I live in Whyalla South Australia, and IÂ am
        a new member of Johnston Australia. My family history research has
        led me to the Johnstons who lived in and around Ayton, Berwick, and
        also Kelso, Roxburgh. This family eventually ended up in the Farina,
        Lyndhurst and Birdsville track area of Northern South Australia.Â
        > Â
        > I look forward to sharing any information in regards to this line of
        Johnstons.
        > Â
        > Hope to hear from you soon.
        > Â
        > Mel.
        >
        >
        > Start at the new Yahoo!7 for a better online experience.
        www.yahoo7.com.au
        >
      • Melanie Durdin
        Hi Lorna, it s lovely to hear from you.   The following are basic names and dates of my line of the Johnstons.  Funnily enough, I can find no trace of them
        Message 3 of 6 , Jul 18, 2008
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          Hi Lorna, it's lovely to hear from you.

           

          The following are basic names and dates of my line of the Johnstons.  Funnily enough, I can find no trace of them in the South Australia passenger lists arriving from overseas, so they may have landed in another state, and then travelled overland or on a domestic passage ship?

           

          My great great grandfather was Robert Caldwell Johnston, who was born in Ayton, Berwick, Scotland on 28th November 1851.  His father was Alexander Johnston, born in about 1825 in Irvine, Ayrshire, and his mother was Martha Smailes, daughter of Henry Smails.  Roberts father died very young (31yrs) and it is believed he came out to Australia with an uncle, although I am not sure which uncle it was.  Robert was only three years old at the time of his fathers death, and his sister Elizabeth was 1 year old.  Elizabeth went to live with another uncle, John Johnston, and his wife Jemima nee Brown.  They remained in Scotland. 

           

          Robert Caldwell Johnston married Agnes Annie Olivarie at the residence of H.R.B. Gadd in Hawker SA, on 15th August 1881.  Their children were as follows:

           

          (no name) Johnston born 2/12/1884 at Farina, died 2 hours old

           

          Robert Henry Johnston born 10/3/1887 at Farina - married Sarah Eileen Reid

           

          Mark Johnston born 19/7/1889 at Ediacara (station near Farina) - married Hilda May Gill (these were my great grandparents)

           

          Mary Annie Louisa Johnston born 31/12/1893 at Farina - married Thomas Donaldson

           

          Andrew Johnston born 5/11/1898  at Farina - married Mabel Reid

           

          Ruby Florence Johnston born 20/9/1909 - married Samuel Daniels

           

          I hope this info is of some interest/assistance to you.  I do have much many more records from Scotland if you are interested, tracing the family back to about 1764.

           

          I will certainly check out the excel Johnstons Australia, thank you for your help.

           

          Kind Regards,

           

          Melanie

          --- On Sat, 19/7/08, Lorna <snag@...> wrote:

          From: Lorna <snag@...>
          Subject: [JohnstonAustralia] Re: new member
          To: JohnstonAustralia@yahoogroups.com
          Received: Saturday, 19 July, 2008, 11:23 AM

          Hi Mel

          Could you please send some names and dates? I have lots of Johnstons
          born in Tasmania and I don't know where their descendents ended up.
          Is is possible we could connect?
          Have you looked at the files section? The excel document of Johnstons
          Australasia has lots of names.

          Lorna.

          --- In JohnstonAustralia@ yahoogroups. com, Melanie Durdin <melmaxy@... >
          wrote:
          >
          > Hello All,
          > Â
          > My name is Mel Durdin, I live in Whyalla South Australia, and IÂ am
          a new member of Johnston Australia. My family history research has
          led me to the Johnstons who lived in and around Ayton, Berwick, and
          also Kelso, Roxburgh. This family eventually ended up in the Farina,
          Lyndhurst and Birdsville track area of Northern South Australia.Â
          > Â
          > I look forward to sharing any information in regards to this line of
          Johnstons.
          > Â
          > Hope to hear from you soon.
          > Â
          > Mel.
          >
          >
          > Start at the new Yahoo!7 for a better online experience.
          www.yahoo7.com. au
          >



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        • Lorna
          Thanks for that Mel. Unfortunately they don t appear to be connected to my lot who were all descendents of a John Johnston who was married in Tasmania in 1841.
          Message 4 of 6 , Jul 19, 2008
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            Thanks for that Mel.
            Unfortunately they don't appear to be connected to my lot who were all
            descendents of a John Johnston who was married in Tasmania in 1841. I
            don't know where John hailed from. The family are all on the Excel
            document in the 'Files' section.
            It's good that you have your details on the website now, someone may
            find a connection.
            Lorna

            --- In JohnstonAustralia@yahoogroups.com, Melanie Durdin <melmaxy@...>
            wrote:
            >
            > Hi Lorna, it's lovely to hear from you.
            > Â
            > The following are basic names and dates of my line of the
            Johnstons. Funnily enough, I can find no trace of them in the South
            Australia passenger lists arriving from overseas, so they may have
            landed in another state, and then travelled overland or on a domestic
            passage ship?
            > Â
            > My great great grandfather was Robert Caldwell Johnston, who was
            born in Ayton, Berwick, Scotland on 28th November 1851. His father
            was Alexander Johnston, born in about 1825 in Irvine, Ayrshire, and
            his mother was Martha Smailes, daughter of Henry Smails. Roberts
            father died very young (31yrs) and it is believed he came out to
            Australia with an uncle, although I am not sure which uncle it was.Â
            Robert was only three years old at the time of his fathers death, and
            his sister Elizabeth was 1 year old. Elizabeth went to live
            with another uncle, John Johnston, and his wife Jemima nee Brown.Â
            They remained in Scotland.Â
            > Â
            > Robert Caldwell Johnston married Agnes Annie Olivarie at the
            residence of H.R.B. Gadd in Hawker SA, on 15th August 1881. Their
            children were as follows:
            > Â
            > (no name) Johnston born 2/12/1884 at Farina, died 2 hours old
            > Â
            > Robert Henry Johnston born 10/3/1887 at Farina - married Sarah
            Eileen Reid
            > Â
            > Mark Johnston born 19/7/1889 at Ediacara (station near Farina) -
            married Hilda May Gill (these were my great grandparents)
            > Â
            > Mary Annie Louisa Johnston born 31/12/1893 at Farina - married
            Thomas Donaldson
            > Â
            > Andrew Johnston born 5/11/1898Â at Farina - married Mabel Reid
            > Â
            > Ruby Florence Johnston born 20/9/1909 - married Samuel Daniels
            >
            > Â
            > I hope this info is of some interest/assistance to you. I do have
            much many more records from Scotland if you are interested, tracing
            the family back to about 1764.
            > Â
            > I will certainly check out the excel Johnstons Australia, thank you
            for your help.
            > Â
            > Kind Regards,
            > Â
            > Melanie

            >
            >
          • james thomson
            Hi!   My name is james thomson, born barry johnston in 1945, and subsequently adopted. My natural mother was claire johnston from condong n.s.w.  she was a
            Message 5 of 6 , Apr 16, 2009
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              Hi!
               
              My name is james thomson, born barry johnston in 1945, and subsequently adopted. My natural mother was claire johnston from condong n.s.w.  she was a primary school teacher who, sadly died young in  1960. her  parents were david johnston and cecilia johnston [nee moroney].
               
              That's all the info i have.  If anyone can be of help or if there are any ancestors out there, i would be thrilled to know.
               
              Best wishes to the clan.
            • Tony Johnston
              Hello Barry first of all welcome. Are you aware that for NSW, limited Birth, Death & Marriage details are available online? Births 1788-1908 Deaths 1788-1928
              Message 6 of 6 , Apr 16, 2009
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                Hello Barry
                first of all welcome.

                Are you aware that for NSW, limited Birth, Death & Marriage details are available online?
                Births 1788-1908
                Deaths 1788-1928
                Marriages 1788-1952
                Read the instruction on how to get better results and if you find what you are looking for then get a transcriber to transcribe a certificate for you (cheaper than an original)

                David JOHNSTON married Cecelia M MORONEY in the Ballina District.
                Registration Number. 3770/1907 (the last for numbers are the year they were married).

                Claire JOHNSTON died in 1960 in Sydney District.
                Father: David JOHNSTON.
                Mother: Claire Mary.
                Reg No. 29286/1960

                Cecilia JOHNSTON died in 1911 in Casino District.
                Father: Peter.
                Mother: Mary

                Have you obtained and death certificates yourself for your birth mother or her parents?
                A wealth of information may on found on them.

                http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm
                http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/adoptions/adoptions.htm

                and a link to one of the best transcription agents in NSW.
                Joy Murrin
                Tel:(02) 9585 1187
                Fax:(02) 9585 1486
                Email: joy@...
                Website: http://www.joymurrin.com.au

                Now the other method to try and get more info.
                Just as you have posted a messagi on this board, have you tried to post a similar message on a Genealogy Forum Notice Board.

                There is a good one that covers Australia and it is free, you only over to sign up and register, but there is no hidden catches.
                There are many researchers there that offer thier resources and time for free. You only have to ask the questions.
                If you use this forum then a few tips.
                Type the family/surname in capitals.
                Provide known information. such as what I have added to yours (eg:dates, parents, locations, Reg Numbers)

                http://genforum.genealogy.com/australia/

                cheers
                Tony Johnston


                --- In JohnstonAustralia@yahoogroups.com, james thomson <james.e.thomson@...> wrote:
                >
                > Hi!
                >  
                > My name is james thomson, born barry johnston in 1945, and subsequently adopted. My natural mother was claire johnston from condong n.s.w.  she was a primary school teacher who, sadly died young in  1960. her  parents were david johnston and cecilia johnston [nee moroney].
                >  
                > That's all the info i have.  If anyone can be of help or if there are any ancestors out there, i would be thrilled to know.
                >  
                > Best wishes to the clan.
                >
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