John Johnston was a coach builder by trade, in Hobart in the 1840s.
He married Maria Mather in 1841 and had 5 children:
Sarah Eleanor b. 1841
Esther Emily b. 1844
John David b. 1845
Lydia Alice b. 1847
Samuel Henry b. 1848.
My husband is a descendant of both Sarah Eleanor and Esther Emily
because his grandmother married her cousin. The husbands of these
two girls are my main focus at the moment, but I would be interested
to hear from anyone who knows of this family and the origins of John