Johnston/ Bessell - Ireland to Tasmania
- I would appreciate any help anyone can provide me with the following
CHARLES JOHNSTON was born 1808 in Ireland, and died 1868 (don't know
where). He married FRANCES BRICEN/BRYSON Abt. 1829 in Belfast,
Ireland, daughter of WILLIAM BRICEN and JANE ANDERSON. She was born
1808 in Belfast, Ireland, and died 13 Jun 1891 in Palmerston, Otago.
Charles and Frances turned up in Tasmania sometime before 1859.
Children of CHARLES JOHNSTON and FRANCES BRICEN/BRYSON are:
JANE JOHNSTON, b. 1834, Belfast, Ireland.
m. William Curry and stayed in Ireland
JOHN JOHNSTON, b. 1838, Belfast, Ireland; d. 09 Nov 1898, Palmerston,
Otago. m. Sarah Madams in NZ
ROBERT BRYSON JOHNSTON, b. 1839; d. 01 Feb 1913, Christchurch.
CHARLES JOHNSTON, b. 1843.
ANNIE JOHNSTON, b. 1846; d. 07 May 1888, Palmerston, Otago.
m. John Hailstone(s) in Palmerston, Otago
ELIZABETH SARAH JOHNSTON, b. 1853.
m. Lawrence Clements in Tasmania - moved to Palmerston, Otago
FRANCES JOHNSTON, b. 1855.
TIMOTHY JOHNSTON, b. 1859, Tasmania, Australia.
Also Anne and Jane Johnston - sisters who both married Charles Bessell
Anne and Charles (both convicts) had
John George b 1844
Elizabeth b 1848
Sarah Anne b 1852
Kate Ann b 1854
William b 1855
Anne died in 1858 and Charles married her sister Jane
Jane and Charles had
Joseph b 1859
Frances Alice b 1861
Robert b 1864
Annie Flora b 1867
Emily Jane b 1869
Charles Arthur b 1873
There is some connection between the Johnston who married Charles
Bessell and Charles and Frances Johnston's family as Annie Flora
Bessell ended up in Palmerston, Otago and is buried in the Johnston
family plot there with Frances, John, his wife Sarah and Robert. I'm
still trying to confirm what this connection is.
If anyone has any information about any of these people I would love
to hear from you.
Theresa in Dunedin, NZ