Re - George & Esther & Islay
G’day Phil, that’s a very kind offer and one I do hope others in the Group take advantage of, sadly those namesakes aren’t in our Tree and I wait in vain and hope that one day, somewhere and at sometime someone like yourself will contact myself or my cousin Gillian with the same generous offer [I wish…. J].
Welcome Basil and thanks too for your query, I hope at the least if no-one’s responded direct already that someone soon will, don’t despair no response as many in the Group might not access their emails as rapidly as we presume.
Don Johnston in Melbourne AU
From: JohnstonAustralia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:JohnstonAustralia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Phil Johnston
Sent: Saturday, 30 January 2010 6:06 PM
Subject: RE: [JohnstonAustralia] Re - Recent Spam Mail
I have recently received a comprehensive family tree tracing the Johnston descendants in Australia commencing with George and Esther. Do not have it electronically unfortunately but happy to provide specific info if needed
From: JohnstonAustralia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:JohnstonAustralia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Basil Johnston
Sent: Friday, 29 January 2010 10:08 PM
Subject: Re: [JohnstonAustralia] Re - Recent Spam Mail
I'm have found your emails very interesting but what I would like to know is why have the Johnston’s of Islay not been included in the interest of the Johnstons of Scotland itself. Angus Johnston who immigrated to Australia round about 1835 with his family, became well known in the building of the tramways and a bridge. One of the family members became a mayor. I'm sure there is more information out there from this little band of Johnston’s from Islay.
Many thanks for your ear. Basil Johnston South Africa.