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Re: Johnstons in Tassy

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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 1 of 6 , Jul 19, 2008
      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 2 of 6 , Apr 16, 2009
        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 3 of 6 , Apr 16, 2009
          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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