- Greetings and best wishes for 2005.
I am trying to trace ancestors of my great grandmother Jane JOHNSTON
who was born in Glasgow in September 1839. Jane's parents were
Andrew JOHNSTON and Margaret (maiden name DONALD), and they were
married at Barony Parish, Glasgow in January 1821. At the time of
their marriage Andrew gave his occupation as a Wright in Glasgow. It
is reported that at the age of 15 or 16, Jane travelled alone to
Australia to join her brother Andrew. Her brother had his own
business as a plumber and gasfitter, and he lived at 61 Young Street
Fitzroy in Melbourne.
She married William CRAWFORD in 1858 (his second marriage), and spent
most of her life on a farm near Pyalong about 100 km north of
Melbourne. William and Jane had 10 children. She died in 1916.
Her husband William CRAWFORD was born in Edinburghshire (possibly in
Penicuik) C1816. His parents were Alexander CRAWFORD (a private in
the Dumfries Shire Militia and later a shoemaker) and Margaret
THOMPSON, and they married at Penicuik in July 1807.
Any assistance that you can provide in my search for my JOHNSTON (or
my CRAWFORD) ancestors would be gratefully appreciated.