Journal descendents of William Johnston

Descendants of William Johnston



Generation One



1. William1 JOHNSTON1,2 was born circa 1790 at Scotland. He married Effie MacRae, daughter of William MacRae, on 15 Jan 1808 at Osedale, Bracadale, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland. The marriage record reads William Johnstone Shepherd at Housdle (Osedale) to Effy McRae dau of the Late William McRae at Tallis".3 He married Effie McQueen, daughter of Kenneth McQueen and Mary MacLean, on 14 Aug 1837 at Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.4,5 He died circa 1851 at Scotland.
He was a Shepherd in 1808 at Osedale, Sleat, Inverness, Scotland. William Johnston was head of household on the census of 6 Jun 1841 at Kinloch, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland,. He was aged 50 and an Ag Labourer. Also enumerated were John Johnston, Roderick Johnston, Catherine Johnston, David Johnston, and Neil McDonald Johnston.6

The eight children of William1 Johnston and Effie MacRae were as follows:

The only child of William1 Johnston and Effie McQueen was:

Generation Two



2. Janet2 JOHNSTON (William1) was born in 1808 at Waternish, Bracadale, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.16 She was christened on 15 Jan 1808 at Minginish, Bracadale, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.17 She married Alexander McDonald circa 1830 at Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.18 She died on 17 Mar 1887 at Scullamus, Strath, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland,. The record shows that she was the widow of Alexander McDonald, Shoemaker, and the informant was her brother Roderick, who was present at her death. Her father was William Johnstone, Shepherd and her mother Helen McRae (?). She died on Bronchitis at the age of 80. Her death was registered on 28 Mar 1887 by Kenneth McDonald.19
She was enumerated with Alexander McDonald, Alexander McDonald, Catherine McDonald, Christy McDonald, and Marion Johnston on the census of 6 Jun 1841 at Harripool, Strath, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland, as Janet MacDonald. She was aged 30.20 She was enumerated with Alexander McDonald, Alexander McDonald, Christy McDonald, Jonathon McDonald, Mary Ann McDonald, and Margaret McDonald on the census of 30 Mar 1851 at 3 Upper Scullimas, Strath, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland, as Janet McDonald. She was shown as being 40 years old and born at Bracadale.21 She was enumerated with Alexander McDonald, Mary Ann McDonald, Jonathon McDonald, and William McDonald on the census of 7 Apr 1861 at Upper Scullamus, Strath, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland, as Janet McDonald. She was aged 50.22 She was enumerated with Alexander McDonald and Alexander McInnes on the census of 2 Apr 1871 at 17 Upper Scullimas, Strath, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland, as Janet McDonald. She was aged 63 and born Bracadale.23 Janet Johnston was head of household on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at Upper Scullamus, Strath, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland, as Janet McDonald. She was a Crofter aged 72 and a Widow. Also enumerated were William McDonald.24

The nine children of Janet2 Johnston and Alexander McDonald were as follows:

3. John2 JOHNSTON (William1).

John Johnston was born circa 1814 at Bracadale, Waternish, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.51,52 He married Mary McClure, daughter of Donald McClure and Christy Stewart, on 26 Jan 1849 at Isleornsay, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.53,54

John Johnston died on 16 Oct 1871 at Gippsland Hospital, Sale, Vic, Australia,. The cause of death was an accidental fall from his horse, he died one day after the fall. His occupation was listed on the death certificate as "Shepherd" as was his father who was named as William; his mother's name was listed as unknown. His death certificate stated that he had been married at the age of 34 in Skye to Mary McClure and had been in Victoria for 16 years. He was survived by 10 children: Ephemia (22), William (19), Christina (17), Margaret (14), Janette and Donald (11), Ann (8), Isaac (6) and Alexander and John both aged 3.55 He was buried on 17 Oct 1871 at Sale Cemetery, Sale, Vic, Australia. The burial service was conducted by Rev Login, Presbyterian. His estate was probated on 5 Oct 1882 at Vic, Australia. His estate was probated by "administration" with his wife, Mary, being the grantee. His occupation was noted in the probate documents as "Farmer". For some reason his probate appears twice in the records with the same death date but different probate dates.56,57

. He was enumerated with William Johnston on the census of 6 Jun 1841 at Kinloch, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland,. He was aged 25.58 He lived in 1848 at IsleOrnsay, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.59,60 John Johnston was head of household on the census of 30 Mar 1851 at Duisdalebeg, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland,. He was aged 40, and shown as a Seaman and Carpenter. He was shown as having been born at Bracadale, Sleat. Also living at the same address was a Margaret Maclure, aged 14, a General Servant, born Sleat. The town of Duisdalebeg lies in the district bounded by Quisdelmore and Brais of Knoch.61 He and Mary McClure emigrated on 29 Jul 1854 from Camuscross, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland. John, Mary, Effy and William departed from Liverpool, England on the ship Hornet. The family lived on the estate of Lord MacDonald and they were listed as having "no aid". John was 35, Mary 24, Euphemia 5 and William 2. Camuscross is said to be a very pretty spot on the southern part of the Isle of Skye, not far from Broadford.62

John Johnston immigrated on 23 Oct 1854 to Geelong, Vic, Australia. With John and his wife Mary were their two children Effy (Euphemia) and William. They came from the Camuscross, Parish of Sleat, Isle of Skye, Inverness, Scotland, departing Liverpool on 29 July 1854, on the Hornet, a vessel of 1155 tons. After a trip of 87 days they arrived at Port Phillip Heads on the 23 Oct 1854 and in Geelong on the following day. The master of the vessel was B. Stacey. John was listed as being 'on his own account', meaning he had no employer when he arrived. He was listed as an agricultural labourer. None of the family could read or write and all were listed as being of the Presbyterian religion. The Hornet carried 344 adults (over the age of 14) and 90 children. One child, aged 3, died during the voyage of gastric irritations and exhaustion. All passengers were Scottish immigrants sponsored by the Highland Island Emigration Society. The ship also carried 100 tons of coal from Liverpool. At least one child was born during the voyage from Liverpool; on 8 Aug 1854 a daughter to Isabella, the wife of William McLean, of Glasgow. Also on the same vessel was John's sister, Marion, and her husband, John McLean.63

An inquest was held by the Coroner, Alexander Arbuckle, into his death at Sale, Vic., on 17 Oct 1871. There were two witnesses to the inquiry, John's brother-in-law, John McLean, and a Medical Practitioner, William Forbes. John's death was notified to the Coroner by Dr. Forbes on 16 Oct 1871.

The evidence of John McLean, a Farmer, read: The deceased John Johnson is my brother-in-law, I left Sale in his company on Saturday 14th inst about 3pm to go home to Denison. We were both on horseback and were joined by Samuel McWilliams at Foster Stub (?) Bridge. We rode together along the rode for about 4 miles when deceased cantered ahead of us about 20 chains when I saw him fall from his horse on his head I cannot say what caused him to fall but believe his horse must have stumbled or stopped very short. There was no person in his company or near him than myself when he fell. McWilliams and I rode up to where he was lying, with his face on the ground, there was blood about his mouth and nose. I lifted him hp with his head on my arm, he never spoke and for some little time scarcely breathed. I left him with McWilliams and rode back to Sale for Dr. Forbes who returned with me and deceased was then conveyed to the Sale Hospital. Deceased was not perfectly sober but I thought him quite capable of riding his horse which was, as far as I know, a quiet one. Deceased was 57 years of age.

The evidence of William Forbes, a Medical Practitioner, of Sale, read: I went by request of John McLean to the deceased on Saturday 14th inst. I found him lying by the side of a tree on the Rosedale Road near Mr. Jones's property, Mr. McWIlliams and several others were there when I arrived. He was suffering from all the symptoms of concussion of the brain, breathing slow and pulse small, there was abrasion of the skin of the nose and right temple and the right eye protruded slightly from the socket, the pupil of the left eye was contracted and that of the right dilated. I arranged his removal to hospital as soon as a conveyance could be procured. Deceased rallied slightly on the next day, but gradually sank and died yesterday afternoon (16th). I have performed a post-mortem examination this day and find in addition to marks already described a contusion on the left temple. Between the scalp and the skull there was confusion of coagulated blood all over the upper surface. There was a fracture extending over the frontal parietal bones along the flow of the orbs from one side to the other and round to the top again. The bones were not displaced. There was a large clot of blood on the surface of the brain under th left temple. There is no doubt that the fracture of the skull was the cause of death. There was no hope of his recovery..
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The 10 children of John2 Johnston and Mary McClure were as follows:

4. Catherine2 JOHNSTON (William1)89 was born between 1814 and 1818 at Sleat or Duirinish, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland. The 1861 census shows her birth place as Duirinish whereas the 1851 shows Sleat.90,91,92 She married John Grant, son of Donald Grant and Ann Robertson, on 17 Jan 1845 at Strath, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland. The marriage record shows Catherine was from Kinloch and John from Duisdale. This would appear to confirm that Catherine was of the William Johnston and Effie McRae family as a Catherine is shown in the 1841 census as living with William and his other children at Kinloch.93 She died on 19 Jan 1871 at Duisdlemore, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland,. She died at 8AM of Paralysis which she had for 6 months. She was shown as being 57 years of age. Her husband, John, was the informant. Her parents were shown as William Johnston, Shepherd, and deceased, and her mother as Effy MacDonald, which, hopefully, is an error, as her mother should be shown as Effy McCrae.94,95
She was enumerated with William Johnston on the census of 6 Jun 1841 at Kinloch, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland,. She was aged 20.96 She was enumerated with John Grant, Peggy (Margaret) Grant, and Donald Grant on the census of 30 Mar 1851 at 7 Duisdalmore, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland, as Catherine Grant. She was aged 33 born Sleat.97 She was enumerated with John Grant, Peggy (Margaret) Grant, Donald Grant, Effy Grant, and David Grant on the census of 7 Apr 1861 at 10 Duisdlemore, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland, as Catherine Grant. She was aged 44, a Crofter's wife, and born Duirinish.98

The four children of Catherine2 Johnston and John Grant were as follows:

5. Alexander2 JOHNSTON (William1) was born on 16 Jun 1818 at Bay, Duirinish, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland. (an unknown value).113 He was baptized on 22 Jun 1818 at Duirinish, Bracadale, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.114 He married Barbara Campbell, daughter of John Campbell and Catherine McRae, on 6 Feb 1849 at Isleornsay, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.115,116 He died between 1862 and 1871 at Scotland. His wife is listed as a Widow on the 1871 census roll.117
He was on the census of 6 Jun 1841 at Knock, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland, as Alex Johnstone. He was a Male Servant aged 20. He was living in the household of John Elder, Farmer.118 Alexander Johnston was head of household on the census of 7 Apr 1861 at Camiscross, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland,. He was a Crofter aged 41 and shown as having been born in Sleat. Also enumerated were Barbara Campbell, Margaret Johnston, Euphemia Johnston, Thomas Johnston, William Johnston, Catherine Johnston, John Johnston, and Janet (Jessie) Johnston.119

The eight children of Alexander2 Johnston and Barbara Campbell were as follows:

6. Roderick2 JOHNSTON (William1) was born on 2 Jun 1820 at Dunvegan, Duirinish, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland. The record reads Rory son of William Johnston in Bay, born 2 Jan 1820, christened 8 Jun 1820.146,147,148 He was baptized on 8 Jun 1820 at Duirinish, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.149,150 He married Catherine Maclean, daughter of John Maclean and Flora Matheson, on 27 Mar 1855 at Glenelg, Inverness, Scotland. The record showed his age as 29 and her age as 19.151 He died on 4 Aug 1896 at Kilchoan, Argyll, Ardnamurchan, Scotland, at age 76. He died at age 62 of Paralysis which he had for 12 months. He was shown as an Innkeeper and the informant was his nephew Lachlan Robertson. His parents were shown as William Johnston, Shepherd and deceased and his mother as Effy McRae also deceased. He waS shown as having been married to Catherine McLean.152
He was enumerated with William Johnston on the census of 6 Jun 1841 at Kinloch, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland,. He was aged 20.153 Roderick Johnston was head of household on the census of 30 Mar 1851 at Kylerhea, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland,. He was a Shepherd aged 29, born at Dunvegan. There were several of his siblings living with him at the same address, along with his niece, Catherine MacDonald, aged 13 and born in Sleat, and Ann Martin, who was shown as a lodger, aged 22 and born Sleat. Also enumerated were David Johnston, Marion Johnston, Neil McDonald Johnston, and Catherine McDonald.154 Roderick Johnston was head of household on the census of 7 Apr 1861 at Kylerhal, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland, as Roderick Johnston. His occupation was shown as a Shepherd. Also enumerated were Catherine Maclean and Neil McDonald Johnston.155 Roderick Johnston was head of household on the census of 2 Apr 1871 at 3 Kinloch, Strath, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland,. He was a Shepherd, aged 45, born Duirinish. Also enumerated were Lachlan Robertson and Catherine Maclean.156 Roderick Johnston was head of household on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at Rhunacallich, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland, as Roderick Johnston. He was a shepherd. Also enumerated were Catherine Maclean and Lachlan Robertson , their nephew, aged 13 and a scholar, who had been born at Sleat. Lachlan was the son of Mary MacLean, a sister of Roderick's wife, Catherine.157

The only child of Roderick2 Johnston and Catherine Maclean was:

7. Margaret (Peggy)2 JOHNSTON (William1) was born circa 1825 at Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.162,163 She married Farquhar McClure, son of Malcolm McClure and Anne Beaton, on 11 Feb 1848 at Ord, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland. This marriage is mentioned in both the Sleat and Strath parish records. The Sleat record mentions Farquhar McLure and Peggy Johnston Ord, 11 Feb 1848, and the Strath record says Farquhar McLure, Ord, and Mary Johnston, Kinloch, 15 Feb 1848. The fact that the record says Margaret was from Kinloch would appear to confirm that she was a child of William Johnston and Effie McRae as the 1841 census had the family of William and his children were living at Kinloch in 1841. Also, Catherine Johnston, another daughter of William was also shown on her marriage record as being from Kinloch and Catherine is also shown in the 1841 census as living with William.164,165 She died on 28 Feb 1914 at Numurkah, Vic, Australia.166
She was on the census of 6 Jun 1841 at Ord, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland, as Peggy Johnstone. She was aged 15. She was a Female Servant on the farm of Charles McDonald. Also on the same farm was a Malcolm McLure, Shepherd, aged 25.167 She was enumerated with Farquhar McClure, Donald McClure, William McClure, and Effy (Euphemia) McClure on the census of 30 Mar 1851 at 11 Ord, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland, as Peggy McLure. She was aged 26.168 She and Farquhar McClure emigrated on 25 Jul 1853 from Plymouth, England. The family intitially departed from Scotland under the program of the Highland and Islands Emigration Society (HIES) on the HMSHercules, but, after the outbreak of smallpox and fever, a large number of the passengers on the Hercules were off-loaded in Ireland and many continued onto Australia on other vessels. Farquhar and his family eventually arrived in Melbourne on 25 Oct 1853 aboard the Argyle. They travelled onto Diamond Creek under the auspices of a Mr Herbert. A note in the HIES list says that Farquhar was "A respectable man and a good labourer". The family had to pay 8-19-11 for their passage.169,170
A Peggy Johnston is shown as living at Ord, Sleat, in the 1841 census. Ord is slightly more 2 km from Tokavaig (Toevaig?) where Malcolm and Ann McLure and their family were living (the parents of Farquhar McLure). As she is the only female Johnston living at Sleat in the 1841 census it seems logical that she is the correct person.171


The six children of Margaret (Peggy)2 Johnston and Farquhar McClure were as follows:

8. Marion2 JOHNSTON (William1) was born in 1827 at Dunvegan, Duirinish, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland. The date and place are taken from the 1851 census record.180,181 She married John Jnr Maclean, son of John Maclean and Flora Matheson, circa 1853 at Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland. She died in 1886 at Heyfield, Vic, Australia,, her age was shown as 56.182
She was enumerated with Alexander McDonald and Janet Johnston on the census of 6 Jun 1841 at Harripool, Strath, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland, as Marion Johnson. She was age 13 and a Female Servant. She was living with her sister Janet and Janet's husband and children.183 She was enumerated with Roderick Johnston, David Johnston, and Neil McDonald Johnston on the census of 30 Mar 1851 at Kylerhal, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.184 She and John Jnr Maclean immigrated on 23 Oct 1854 to Geelong, Vic, Australia. They both immigrated on the ship Hornet. He was shown as an Ag Labourer aged 25, and Marion was aged 22. Both were Presbyterians and could read and write. They immigrated at their own cost. Also on the same vessel was Marion's brother, John Johnston, and his wife and two children.185

The seven children of Marion2 Johnston and John Jnr Maclean were as follows:

10. Neil McDonald2 JOHNSTON (William1)196,197 was born on 21 Dec 1838 at Kinloch, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.198 He was christened on 4 Jan 1839 at Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.199,200 He married Chirsty Maclean, daughter of John Maclean and Flora Matheson, on 10 Mar 1870 at Strath, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.201 He died on 28 Nov 1897 at Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland, at age 58. He died at sea, possibly near Kylerhea, Sleat. His son William was supposed to have dived on the wreck to retrieve items. His wife, Chirsty was said to have pined away after his death.202,203 He was buried at Edinburgh, Scotland. The grave stone is a memorial to Neil and Chirsty and to their daughter, Euphemia and her husband, William West.204
He was enumerated with William Johnston on the census of 6 Jun 1841 at Kinloch, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland,. He was aged 2.205 He was enumerated with Roderick Johnston, David Johnston, and Marion Johnston on the census of 30 Mar 1851 at Kylerhal, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.206 He was enumerated with Roderick Johnston and Catherine Maclean on the census of 7 Apr 1861 at Kylerhal, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland, as Neil Johnston. He was shown as living with his half-brother, Roderick, and his sister-in-law, Catherine.207 He was enumerated with John Maclean, Alexander Maclean, and Chirsty Maclean on the census of 2 Apr 1871 at Kylerhal, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland, as Neil Johnston. He was shown as the son-in-law of the head of the family and a Sailor.208 Neil McDonald Johnston was head of household on the census of 5 Apr 1891 at Bathfield House, Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, as Neil Johnstone. He was shown as an Ordinary Seaman, aged 45, and born at Kinloch, Invernessshire. The house had 2 rooms with one window or more. He spoke Gaelic and English. Also enumerated were Chirsty Maclean, Roderick Johnston, John Johnston, William Johnston, and Neil Ewen Johnston.209

The seven children of Neil McDonald2 Johnston and Chirsty Maclean were as follows:

Generation Three



13. Catherine3 MCDONALD (Janet2 Johnston, William1) was born on 3 May 1838 at Harripool, Strath, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.218 She was christened on 27 Jun 1838 at Strath, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.219 She married John McInnes on 15 Dec 1863 at Strath, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.220
She was enumerated with Alexander McDonald, Janet Johnston, Alexander McDonald, Christy McDonald, and Marion Johnston on the census of 6 Jul 1841 at Harripool, Strath, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.221 She was enumerated with Roderick Johnston on the census of 30 Mar 1851 at 3 Upper Scullimas, Strath, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland,. She was aged 13 and a Scholar.222

The two children of Catherine3 McDonald and John McInnes were as follows:

20. Euphemia3 JOHNSTON (John2, William1) was born in 1850 at Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.226

Euphemia Johnston married William Ross, son of Andrew Ross and Ann Jane Craig, on 6 May 1869 at Kinloch, Parish of Denison, Vic, Australia. They were married by license with the consent of the bride's father, John, who signed with his mark. Both parties had never been married before. The Presbyterian minister was William Spense Lagin. William Ross's father and mother are shown on the certificate as Andrew Ross and Ann Jane Craig respectively, from County Antrim, Ireland. Andrew was a farmer.227

Euphemia Johnston died in 1942 at 2 Willesden Road, Oakleigh, Bourke, Vic, Australia,. She died at her home at the age of 92 of various medical complications related to cardiac disease, arteriosclerosis and gastric neoplasm. Euphemia was attended by a Dr. V. H. Wallace the day before she died. The informant was T. Renton, as authorized agent, of Station St. Oakleigh. There is an error on her death certificate; her husband is listed as Thomas, it should be John (see notes for her marriage). There were still 5 children alive when she died.228 She was buried on 17 Feb 1942 at Heyfield Cemetery, Heyfield, Vic, Australia. The undertaker was H. Tryhorn and the service was conducted by Rev. R Corr a Presbyterian Minister.229

See notes for her father John Johnston.
There is no entry in the Old Parish Records of Euphemia's birth or christening. She appears on the 1851 census records, as she is on the same book and page as a John and Mary Johnston who were her parents.
She was enumerated with John Johnston on the census of 30 Mar 1851 at Quisdlebey, Sleat, Isle of Skye, Inverness, Scotland,. She was 1 year old.230 She immigrated on 23 Oct 1854 to Geelong, Vic, Australia. Euphemia came from Camuscross, on the estate of Lord MacDonald in the Parish of Sleat, Isle of Skye, Inverness, Scotland. She was aged 5 when she arrived in Geelong, and came with her father John, her mother Mary and her younger brother William. More details of her arrival ar given under her father's entry. She was listed on the shipping record as Effy.231 She and William Ross lived in 1907 at Denison, Vic, Australia.232 She lived between 1908 and 1917 at Denison, Vic, Australia.233


The 10 children of Euphemia3 Johnston and William Ross were as follows:

21. William3 JOHNSTON (John2, William1) was born in 1852 at Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.259 He married Amelia Rebecca Ward, daughter of Abraham Dathe Ward and Harriet Ridley, on 17 Dec 1883 at Bairnsdale, Vic, Australia.260

William Johnston died on 29 Oct 1932 at Tambo Upper, Vic, Australia,. He died from senile decay which he had had for an indefinite period. The informant to his death was his son William Edward who was present at the death.261 He was buried on 30 Oct 1932 at Bruthen Cemetery, Bruthen, Vic, Australia. The burial service was conducted by Rev. Menzies, Congregational Minister. His estate was probated on 24 Dec 1932 at Vic, Australia, by Administration.262

He immigrated on 26 Oct 1854 to Geelong, Vic, Australia. William came from the Camuscross, on the estate of Lord MacDonald, in the Parish of Sleat, Isle of Skye, Inverness, Scotland. He was aged 2 when he arrived in Geelong, and came with his father John, his mother Mary and his sister Euphemia. More details of his arrival are given under his father's entry.263 He was a labourer in 1883. He witnessed the marriage of Abraham William Ward and Margaret Pichett on 10 Apr 1883 at Wesleyan Parsonage, Bairnsdale, Vic, Australia.264 He lived in 1931 at Tambo Upper, Vic, Australia.265

The six children of William3 Johnston and Amelia Rebecca Ward were as follows:

41. Ann3 JOHNSTON (Alexander2, William1) was born on 18 Jan 1862 at Camiscross, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland. She was born at 6 AM. Her father was shown as Alexander Johnston, Crofter, and her mother as Barbara Campbell. Her mother was the informant.266 She married Lachlan Nicolson in 1891 at Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland. Her name is shown as Anna Johnstone and his as Lachlan Nicolson.267 She died on 9 Aug 1945 at Camusross, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland, at age 83. She died at 0:10 AM aged 83. The informant was A. Sutherland, her nephew. She was shown as the Widow of Lachlan Nicolson, who had been a Carpenter.268
She was enumerated with Barbara Campbell, William Johnston, John Johnston, and Janet (Jessie) Johnston on the census of 2 Apr 1871 at 17 Camiscross, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland,. She was a Scholar aged 9.269 She was enumerated with Barbara Campbell, John Johnston, and Janet (Jessie) Johnston on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at Camuscross, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland, as Ann Johnstone. She was unmarried aged 19.270 She was enumerated with Barbara Campbell and Lachlan Nicolson on the census of 5 Apr 1891 at Cottage, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland, as Ann Nicholson. She was aged 28, married and a Domestic Servant, born at Sleat and she spoke English and Gaelic. She was the daughter of the head of the household.271 She was enumerated with Barbara Campbell, Euphemia Johnston, John Nicolson, and Alex Nicolson on the census of 31 Mar 1901 at Camusross, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland, as Ann Nicolson. She was aged 37 and spoke English and Gaelic.272

The two children of Ann3 Johnston and Lachlan Nicolson both born at Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland, were as follows:

45. Effy (Euphemia)3 MCCLURE (Margaret2 Johnston, William1) was born in 1851 at Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland. She married Charles Hilliard, son of Charles Hilliard and Margaret Newman, in 1873 at Vic, Australia.277 She died in 1938 at Numurkah, Vic, Australia.278

The eight children of Effy (Euphemia)3 McClure and Charles Hilliard were as follows:

52. John Lachlan3 MACLEAN (Marion2 Johnston, William1) was born on 20 Sep 1861 at Glenmaggie, Vic, Australia.287 He married Sarah Elizabeth Simpkin, daughter of Jonas Simpkin and Sarah Jennings, on 18 Jun 1898.288 He died in 1930.

The seven children of John Lachlan3 Maclean and Sarah Elizabeth Simpkin were as follows:

56. Euphemia3 JOHNSTON (Neil2, William1) was born on 15 Jul 1871 at Strath, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.302 She married William West, son of William West and Jane Crawford, on 31 Aug 1898 at 6 Warrender Park Rd, Edinburgh, Scotland. He was a bachelor Butcher aged 26 living at 14 Clifford Park, Edinburgh, and she was a Spinster also aged 26 living at 20 Clifford Park. They were married after banns according to the forms of the Church of Scotland. Witnesses were Robert West and Margaret Syme. William's parents were William West, a Shopkeeper, and Jane West, nee Crawford. Euphemia's parents were shown as Neil Johnstone Merchant Service, deceased, and Christina Johnstone, nee McLean, deceased.303 She died on 13 Dec 1958 at Penicuik, Edinburgh, Scotland, at age 87.304 She was buried at Edinburgh, Scotland. The grave stone is a memorial to William, Euphemia and to Euphemia's parents, Neil and Chirsty.305
She was enumerated with John Maclean, Chirsty Maclean, Roderick Johnston, John Johnston, and Flora Johnston on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at Kylerhal, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.306 She Euphemia was said to have spoken only Gaelic when she moved from Skye to the Mainland.307 She was enumerated with William West and William West on the census of 31 Mar 1901 at 15 Bowling Green St, Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, as Euphemia West. She was shown as being 28 years old, born on Skye. She could speak Gaelic and English.308

The four children of Euphemia3 Johnston and William West were as follows:

57. Roderick3 JOHNSTON (Neil2, William1) was born on 17 Dec 1873 at Rhunacallaich, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland. He was born at 9:30 pm, his father Neil, was present.320,321 He married Hannah (--?--) in 1913, (an unknown value).322 He died circa Dec 1958 at Reading, England,. He was knocked down by a car and died from the injuries.323,324
He was enumerated with John Maclean, Chirsty Maclean, Euphemia Johnston, John Johnston, and Flora Johnston on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at Kylerhal, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.325 He was enumerated with Neil McDonald Johnston, Chirsty Maclean, John Johnston, William Johnston, and Neil Ewen Johnston on the census of 5 Apr 1891 at Bathfield House, Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, as Roderick Johnstone. He was aged 17, unmarried and a Ship Carpenter Apprentice. He was shown as having been born at Rhunacallaich, Invernessshire, and he could speak Gaelic and English.326

The only child of Roderick3 Johnston and Hannah (--?--) was:

58. John3 JOHNSTON (Neil2, William1) was born on 5 Sep 1876 at Kylerhal, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland. He was born at 7:00 pm, Janet Martin was the attending Nurse and A. Nicholson the register witness.333,334,335 He married Divina Gillespie on 14 Jul 1898 at 5 Vanburgh Place, Leith, Midlothian, Scotland. He was a bachelor and a Dairyman aged 22 and she was a spinster aged 22 and a Dairymaid. Both were living at Bormington Haugh, Leith. John's full name was shown as John McLean Johnston. They were married under banns according to the rites of the Church of Scotland. His father was shown as Neil Johnston, Seaman, deceased and his mother as Christina Johnston, nee McLean, also deceased. Her parents were James Gillespie, Coal Miner, and Agnes Gillespie, nee Bisset. The marriage was registered by James Park Minister of St John Parish and the witness was William Wood.336 He died after 1897. It was thought that he had died at sea prior to 1882 as he is not listed on his brother, William's, birth certificate. However, he is listed on the 1891 census living at Leith North, and he was the informant to his mother's death in 1897, also living at Leith.337
He was also known as John McLean Johnston.338 He was enumerated with John Maclean, Chirsty Maclean, Euphemia Johnston, Roderick Johnston, and Flora Johnston on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at Kylerhal, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.339 He was enumerated with Neil McDonald Johnston, Chirsty Maclean, Roderick Johnston, William Johnston, and Neil Ewen Johnston on the census of 5 Apr 1891 at Bathfield House, Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, as John Johnstone. He was aged 14 and employed as a Mrace or Brace Boy. He was shown as having been born at Kylerhea, Invernessshire and he could speak Gaelic an English.340

The only child of John3 Johnston and Divina Gillespie was:

60. Flora3 JOHNSTON (Neil2, William1)342 was born on 18 Sep 1880 at Kylerhal, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.343,344 She married Donald Finlayson MacSween on 6 Jan 1911 at Blythswood, Glasgow, Scotland.345
She was enumerated with John Maclean, Chirsty Maclean, Euphemia Johnston, Roderick Johnston, and John Johnston on the census of 3 Apr 1881 at Kylerhal, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.346 She was enumerated with Catherine Maclean, Lachlan Robertson, and Neil Ewen Johnston on the census of 31 Mar 1901 at Kilchoan Inn, Kilchoan, Aryll, Ardnamurchan, Scotland,. She was aged 19, single, and a General Servant, Domestic. She was a niece of Catherine Johnston nee McLean. Also living with him was her brother Neil, and cousin Lachlan Robertson. She spoke Gaelic and English.347

The seven children of Flora3 Johnston and Donald Finlayson MacSween were as follows:

61. William3 JOHNSTON (Neil2, William1)348,349 was born on 17 Oct 1882 at Kylerhal, Sleat, Inverness, Isle of Skye, Scotland.350,351 He married Elizabeth Peters, daughter of William Peters and Elizabeth Steinmeyer, on 26 Apr 1911 at Qld, Australia.352 He died on 2 Jun 1957 at Qld, Australia, at age 74.353 He was buried at Miles Cemetery, Qld, Australia. The inscription reads: My husband & our father. He was aged 74 and is buried with his wife, Elizabeth.354
He was enumerated with Neil McDonald Johnston, Chirsty Maclean, Roderick Johnston, John Johnston, and Neil Ewen Johnston on the census of 5 Apr 1891 at Bathfield House, Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, as William Johnstone. He was 8 years old and a Scholar, born at Kylerhea, Invernessshire. He could speak Gaelic and English.355 It is thought that William was raised by his eldest sister, Euphemia, at Leith, near Edinburgh, and that he ran away to join the Merchant Navy. There is a Certificate of Discharge for him from the Dale for 7 Feb 1899 listing his age as 17, but no record before that date. His Parchment Registration Certificate of 1903 lists his address as 67 Privi (?) Regent Street, Leith.

Records of the ships William served on are:

Dale Leith - Leith Scotland 5 July 1899 7 December1899
Ioua Leith Scotland 25 June 1900 1 March 1901
SS Ilamu Dunedin New Zealand 12 January 1904 19 February 1904
Stormbird Wellington New Zealand 5 March 1904 28 March 1904
Herald New Zealand 5 May 1904 9 July 1904
Ganymede Auckland Melbourne 19 September 1904 26 September 1904
Ganymede Melbourne - Wellington New Zealand 4 October 1904 30 November 1904
Takapuna New Zealand 17 December 1904 20 January 1905
Takapuna New Zealand 21 January 1905 5 May 1905
Southern Cross Auckland - Sydney 12 May 1905 12 June 1905
Southern Cross Sydney - Sydney Australia 16 June 1905 13 October 1905
Koyla (Zoyla) Sydney - Sydney Australia 25 October 1905 9 January 1906
Tarawera Dunedin New Zealand 30 Mar 1906 4 June 1906
Waikare Dunedin New Zealand 16 August 1906 24 October 1906
Tarawera Dunedin New Zealand 18 December 1906 2 January 1907
Tarawera Dunedin New Zealand 13 January 1907 28 January 1907
Waikare Dunedin New Zealand 1 February 1907 20 May 1907
Waikare Dunedin New Zealand 21 May 1907 1 July 1907
Tarawera Dunedin New Zealand 5 August 1907 25 August 1907
Tarawera Dunedin New Zealand 30 August 1907 26 September 1907
Tarawera Dunedin New Zealand 27 September 1907 21 October 1907
Marama Dunedin - Sydney 8 December 1907 13 March 1908
Marama Sydney - Sydney 6 June 1908 10 August 1908
Winfield Sydney - Newcastle 12 September 1908 16 November 1908
Colac Sydney - Sydney 8 October 1908 31 December 1908
Mallina Sydney - Sydney 21 January 1910 14 March 1910
Kadina Newcastle - Sydney 18 March 1910 16 June 1910


There are no further records of William working as a seaman. He is listed on all documents as an Able Bodied Seaman (AB), but he may have been a Bosun The ships he worked on were mainly carrying wool.

He had apparently met Elizabeth Peters in New Zealand and they were married in 1911. After leaving the Mercant Navy he worked with the railways first as a shunter in the depression years at Miles and later as a ganger/fettler at Yuelba until 1944/5. He had also worked as a ganger in Chincilla.

William and Elizabeth bought a farm and Brown's shop at Columboola. The farm was 1128 acres in size (or was it a 5000 acre block at Wandoan and the property was called Kylerhae). They ran some dairy cattle and sheep on the property. The shop burnt down twice and neither time did they have insurance, because William didn't believe in it. The farm was sold when William retired.

William was a member of the Masonic Lodge and went on to become a Grandmaster and then Superintendent of Workings. He spoke gaelic and could play the bagpipes. His pipes were passed to one on the sons after his death.

There was no electricity in this part of Queensland even as late as the 1950's so they used kerosene lights and refrigerator. The children would ride ponies (Silvy and Betty) the 3 1/2 miles to school, but during a drought they would walk. When riding they were aloud only to ride bare-back because of an accident when Grace had been caught in the riding pad. The children had a limited education at Columboola and Yuelba State Schools to year 7. Before and after school there were chores for the children to complete, namely milking the cows and chopping wood. The milk and wood were for themselves and the local Pub. During holidays the family would go to Brisbane and they would stay at the Valley Guest House. They would visit the town hall, and play soccer.

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He had apparently met Elizabeth Peters in New Zealand and they were married in 1911. After leaving the Merchant Navy he worked with the railways first as a shunter in the depression years at Miles and later as a ganger/fettler at Yuelba until 1944/5. He had also worked as a ganger in Chincilla.

William and Elizabeth bought a farm and Brown's shop at Columboola. The farm was 1128 acres in size (or was it a 5000 acre block at Wandoan and the property was called Kylerhae). They ran some dairy cattle and sheep on the property. The shop burnt down twice and neither time did they have insurance, because William didn't believe in it. The farm was sold when William retired.

William was a member of the Masonic Lodge and went on to become a Grandmaster and then Superintendent of Workings. He spoke Gaelic and could play the bagpipes. His pipes were passed to one of the sons after his death.

There was no electricity in this part of Queensland even as late as the 1950's so they used kerosene lights and refrigerator. The children would ride ponies (Silvy and Betty) the 3 1/2 miles to school, but during a drought they would walk. When riding they were only allowed to ride bare-back because of an accident when Grace had been caught in the riding pad. The children had a limited education at Columboola and Yuelba State Schools to year 7. Before and after school there were chores for the children to complete, namely milking the cows and chopping wood. The milk and wood were for themselves and the local Pub. During holidays the family would go to Brisbane and they would stay at the Valley Guest House. They would visit the town hall, and play soccer.
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The 10 children of William3 Johnston and Elizabeth Peters were as follows:

Generation Four



67. Robert4 ROSS (Euphemia3 Johnston, John2, William1)363 was born in 1873 at Denison, Vic, Australia.364 He married Emily Sophia Sherrard, daughter of William Thomas Sherrard and Eleanor Bell, on 17 Feb 1917 at Beach, Brighton, Vic, Australia.365 He died on 26 Oct 1958 at Maffra, Vic, Australia.366 He was buried on 28 Oct 1958 at Crematorium, Springvale, Vic, Australia.
He lived between 1903 and 1909 at Denison, Vic, Australia. as a labourer living.367 He lived between 1914 and 1929 at Winnendoo, Heyfield (Denison), Vic, Australia. as a farmer.368 He and Emily Sophia Sherrard lived between 1917 and 1958 at Winnendoo, Heyfield (Denison), Vic, Australia.369

The two children of Robert4 Ross and Emily Sophia Sherrard both born at Sale, Vic, Australia, were as follows:

69. Margaret4 ROSS (Euphemia3 Johnston, John2, William1) was born in 1878 at Sale, Vic, Australia.377 She married Herbert Henry Cleeland, son of Joseph Cleeland and Mary Moore, in 1903 at Epping, Vic, Australia.378 She died on 24 Apr 1917 at Heyfield, Vic, Australia.379 She was buried on 26 Apr 1917 at Cemetery, Heyfield, Vic, Australia. She is buried in Sec 4, Row 5, No 22.380

The four children of Margaret4 Ross and Herbert Henry Cleeland are as follows:

71. William4 ROSS (Euphemia3 Johnston, John2, William1) was born in 1883 at Sale, Vic, Australia.385 He married Alison Semple Wilson, daughter of George Wilson and Jeanie Hopkins, in 1916 at Vic, Australia.386,387 He died in 1955 at Bund, Vic, Australia.388
He lived between 1914 and 1922 at Denison, Rosedale, Vic, Australia. as a farmer.389 After the First World War he he spent the rest of his life in a mental home suffering from shell-shock.

The three children of William4 Ross and Alison Semple Wilson were as follows:

74. Andrew4 ROSS (Euphemia3 Johnston, John2, William1) was born in 1893 at Sale, Vic, Australia.393 He married Jo Kincaid. He died in 1927 at Avoca, Vic, Australia.394 He was buried at Cemetery, Heyfield, Vic, Australia.395

The three children of Andrew4 Ross and Jo Kincaid are as follows:

75. William Edward4 JOHNSTON (William3, John2, William1) was born in 1884 at Buchan, Vic, Australia.396 He married Jean Dorothy Cooke circa 1921 at Vic, Australia. This marriage date was calculated from William's death certificate.

William Edward Johnston died on 7 Nov 1948 at Bruthen, Vic, Australia,. He died suddenly from a coronary occlusion; he had coronary sclerosis and arteriosclerosis. His doctor was J.R. Searls.397 He was buried on 9 Nov 1948 at Bruthen Cemetery, Bruthen, Vic, Australia. The service was conducted by Rev. T.D. Carly, Congregational. The undertaker was Holford Craig. His death and burial were registered by R.S.Buchan of Bruthen.

He and Jean Dorothy Cooke lived between 1931 and 1945 at Tambo Upper, Vic, Australia, where he was a share farmer.398

The two children of William Edward4 Johnston and Jean Dorothy Cooke both born at Bruthen, Vic, were as follows:

76. Ethel Rose (Sis)4 JOHNSTON (William3, John2, William1) was born in 1886 at Orbost, Vic, Australia.405 She married John (Jack) Royce Lay, son of John Royce Lay and Christiana Deblaine Wilson, in 1902 at Orbost, Vic, Australia.406 She died in 1970 at Mackay, Qld, Australia.407 She was buried in 1970 at Mt Basset Cemetery, Mackay, Qld, Australia.


Ethel Rose (Sis) Johnston and John (Jack) Royce Lay were living at Pirie St, Mackay, Qld, Australia, in 1926, he was an engine driver and she was doing "home duties."408 They were living at between 1930 and 1941 at Alligator Creek, Qld, Australia, where he was a farmer.409 She and John (Jack) Royce Lay were enrolled on the electoral roll between 1943 and 1949 at 18 Acacia Road, Sutherland, NSW, Australia. Interestingly John was still on the electoral roll at Alligator Creek in 1943 as well as at Sutherland. It seems that Ethel Rose and her husband went to Sydney to assist with the upbringing of John Charles' children. One of those children, Kenneth Roy, remembers Ethel as a very strict woman, who may have taken a dislike to Roy, as Roy maintained that she gave him a very hard time.410 They were living at West St, Sarina, Qld, Australia, between 1946 and 1952 when he was a Farmer.411 She was living at Leslie St, Sarina, Qld, Australia, in 1961. In 1965 she was living at the home of her daughter and son-in-law c/- F.A.Gaw, South Side, Sarina, Qld, Australia.412


The six children of Ethel Rose (Sis)4 Johnston and John (Jack) Royce Lay were as follows:

77. John Charles4 JOHNSTON (William3, John2, William1) was born on 30 Jul 1888 at Nowa Nowa, Tambo, Vic, Australia. John's birth certificate was signed by his father William, a labourer living at Orbost. He had two siblings, William Edward, aged 4 and Ethel Rose aged 3. The witnesses to his registration were Mrs H.S.Charmann, the registered nurse, Mr A. W. Ward, the occupier of the residence, probably Amelia's brother, and Mrs Ward (senior), possibly Amelia's brother's wife, who acted as midwife. John Charles was registered on 6 Sep 1888 at Orbost by Jas Jno Thompson, the Deputy Registrar.430

John Charles Johnston married Edith Alice MacCarthy, daughter of Edward Robert Norfor MacCarthy and Edith Bushnell, on 4 Feb 1910 at Mission House, Leichhardt St, Brisbane, Qld, Australia. Jarvis B. Johnson married them according to the rites of the "Joyful News Mission". The witnesses were R.B. Crawford and Lena G. Johnson. The marriage was registered on 7 Feb 1910 by Hartley Lancaster Dixon, Deputy Registrar-General.431

John Charles Johnston died on 1 Jul 1952 at 133 Oak Road, Kirrawee, NSW, Australia, at age 63. He was buried on 4 Jul 1952 at Woronora Cemetery, Sutherland, NSW, Australia. Buried in Rose garden 4, pos 0206 (Congregational Section:S, Pos:4/5), with his wife Edith Alice and son Ronald Charles.432,433 His estate was probated in 1953 at NSW, Australia.434



Little is known of the early life of Charlie, as he was normally known. One item of interest was how he lost his finger(s). Apparently his elder sister was chopping wood and Charlie dared her to chop off his fingers if he put them on the block. Well, it appears that he did and she did, chopping off two fingers, one of which was sewn back on.

His mother died when John was about 11 years old and his eldest sister Ethel Rose (Aunty Sis), who at that time was only 12 years old, took the family role of mother. When Ethel Rose was just 16 years old she married Jack Lay and they, and the two younger siblings, Doris and Christina, moved to live on Raymond Island in the Gippsland Lakes. John Charles did say at one time that his father had kicked him out of the house and he referred to his father as a "sanctimonious old bastard". (Rather interestingly, John's sister, Christina referred to her father as a wonderful old Scottish gentleman.)

John Charles moved to Queensland probably in the early 1900's. That was after his mother died and the family came under the wing of his eldest sister, Ethel Rose, who was married to Jack Lay. Ethel took all the children, except for Mary and William Edward to Qld. John Charles first appears on the Commonwealth electoral roll in 1915 and 1916, living in the Division of Herbert, subdivision of Mackay. He is shown as a labourer living at Town Beach , Wharf St., Mackay. His wife Edith Alice is also shown at the same address. Interestingly, only his wife, Edith Alice, is shown as living at North Side, Mackay on the 1921 electoral roll.

John's son Alan, always said that his father was a very "hard" man physically. He was apparently very strong, and Alan used to tell the story of him carrying 56lb weights home from work just for something to carry. He was a very good axeman, and many of his tree felling tools were left in Alan's house at Kirrawee. One item of special interest was a thin cylinder that was rammed into the centre of a tree, wedges were driven into the outside of the tree trunk and the cylinder filled with gun-powder. When the explosion occurred the log would be split into many pieces, which only needed ot be trimmed to turn them into railway sleepers.

The family moved several time between Sydney and Mackay in the late 1910's and 1920's. When in Sydney John Charles worked on the railways as a fettler, and when in Mackay on the wharves as a labourer.

In the early 1920's the family lived at Lillyvale, near Helensburgh, NSW, but, after the death of one of John's daughters of typhoid fever, they all moved to Sutherland.
He was an Axeman (from his marriage certificate) in 1910.435 He and Edith Alice MacCarthy lived between 1915 and 1917 at Town Beach, Wharf St, Mackay, Qld, Australia.436 He lived between 1921 and 1922 at Lilyvale, NSW, Australia.437 He and Edith Alice MacCarthy lived between 1922 and 1933 at Forest Road/Acacia St, Sutherland, NSW, Australia.438 He was enrolled on the electoral roll as a labourer in 1934 at Forest Road, Sutherland, Division of Werriwa, NSW, Australia. Also at that address was Henry Eric and Maud Isabella Johnston, although they were shown as living at Acacia St., the house was on the corner.

There is in existence a MacCarthy family tree that traces their line back to the English King Edward III. Apparently when Edith would mention it, John Charles would comment that "that was nothing as he was related to the martyr Nicholas Ridley, Bishop of London, who was burned at the stake by Bloody Mary (Mary I, daughter of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon) on 16 Oct 1555. Ridley was burned at the stake with Hugh Latimer for opposing the attempt by Bloody Mary to take England back to the Church of Rome". It is unclear if Nicholas Ridley was related to Harriet Ridley, the grandmother of John Charles Johnston.


The nine children of John Charles4 Johnston and Edith Alice MacCarthy were as follows:

78. Mary4 JOHNSTON (William3, John2, William1) was born in 1891 at Orbost-Snowy River, Vic, Australia.465 She married John Henry Erfurth, son of Carl Frederick Erfurth and Ruby Ethel Grace Lear, in 1909 at Vic, Australia.466 She died in 1953 at Richmond, Vic, Australia.467
She lived between 1944 and 1953 at 128 Copin St, Richmond, Vic, Australia, she was shown as a Cook, possibly in a hotel.

The three children of Mary4 Johnston and John Henry Erfurth were as follows:

79. Doris Harriet4 JOHNSTON (William3, John2, William1) was born on 1 Mar 1894 at Orbost, Vic, Australia.480 She married Henry Vincent King, son of Henry J King and Mary A (--?--), on 6 Sep 1924 at St Vincents Catholic Church, Ashfield, NSW, Australia.481 She died on 16 Sep 1973 at Ashfield, NSW, Australia, at age 79. She was buried on 19 Sep 1973 at Rookwood Catholic Cemetery, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Buried with her husband in Catholic Mortuary 2 & 3, Section 20, Row 14; Plot 1252.482
She lived between 1921 and 1922 at Sarina, Qld, Australia.483 She lived in Sep 1924 at Margaret St, Strathfield, NSW, Australia.

The four children of Doris Harriet4 Johnston and Henry Vincent King were as follows:

80. Christina McClure4 JOHNSTON (William3, John2, William1) was born on 8 Jun 1897 at Orbost, Vic, Australia.490 She married Frank Glen Landells, son of William Landells and Emma Jane Gogay, on 30 Apr 1923 at Presbyterian Church Anne St, Brisbane, Qld, Australia.491 She died on 5 Apr 1971 at Mackay, Qld, Australia, at age 73. She was buried on 7 Apr 1971 at Harbour Cemetery, Mackay, Qld, Australia.
She was School Teacher. She was educated. She was a Presbyterian. She

Chrissie Johnston was born at Orbost Vic. and was 2 years old when her mother died of peritonitis. The role of mother was passed to her eldest sister Ethel Rose (Aunty Sis) who at that time was only 12 years old. When Aunty Sis was just 16 years old she married Jack Lay and they and the two younger children,Doris and Christina, moved to live on Raymond Island in the Gippsland Lakes. They had to go over to the mainland each day to attend school at Paynesville although it seems they spent a number of years at Raymond Island school. At some time during her early childhood, possibly when she was about 6 years old, Christina was seriously burnt while sitting close to an open fire and her nighty caught alight. She carried the terrible scars from that ordeal through life but they could always be covered by clothing.

Christina went to High School at Sale Agricultural College and eventually Teacher Training College in Melbourne. She was very proud of her Lifesaving Bronze which she obtained during teacher training. It is not known what happened to the medallion. Although not much has been mentioned of her father it seems he financed her education and must have had a lot of contact with the children although they were mainly brought up by Aunty Sis. Christine used to speak of her father as being a lovely old Scottish gentleman. It is not known what teaching she would done in Victoria but there would certainly have been some. In about 1917 she shifted to Queensland and her first teaching position was at Kynuna (South of Julia Creek). It is not known how long she was there but it must have been a daunting experience for a young lady. Just getting there must have been bad enough.

Aunty Sis and Jack Lay had previously shifted up to Queensland and were living in Mackay and eventually Christina ended up teaching in the Mackay region. This must have been after the 1918 cyclone hit and devastated the Mackay district. Aunty Sis and Uncle Jack used to speak of their experiences in the cyclone but Christina never mentioned it. The school where she spent the most time was Cliftonville, not far from the farm at Alligator Creek. This was where she met Frank. Cliftonville was eventually closed and the building was shifted to Sarina and became Uncle Jim Landells' house. In 1923 she was transferred to the Malaney district to teach at Connondale School.

In April 1923 Frank's Mother passed away and soon after he travelled down to see her and they were married soon after in the Ann St Presbyterian Church Brisbane. Thus began their, just short of, 48 years of marriage.
She and Frank Glen Landells lived between 1926 and 1936 at Alligator Creek, Qld, Australia.492 She and Frank Glen Landells lived in 1946 at Sarina, Qld, Australia.493


The five children of Christina McClure4 Johnston and Frank Glen Landells are as follows:

85. Margaret4 HILLIARD (Effy3 McClure, Margaret2 Johnston, William1) was born in 1878 at Lancefield, Vic, Australia.494 She married Samuel Marcus in 1900 at Vic, Australia.495 She died in 1960 at Vic, Australia.496

The six children of Margaret4 Hilliard and Samuel Marcus all born at Numurkah, Vic, Australia, were as follows:

91. Muriel Sarah4 MACLEAN (John3, Marion2 Johnston, William1)506,507,508 was born in 1899 at Perth, WA, Australia.509,510 She married Stan Dinning.511 She died in 1970.512

The only child of Muriel Sarah4 Maclean and Stan Dinning is:

94. Keith Johnson4 MACLEAN (John3, Marion2 Johnston, William1)516,517,518 is still living.

The two children of Keith Johnson4 Maclean and Doris Anne Wyatt are as follows:

95. Esmond Arthur4 MACLEAN (John3, Marion2 Johnston, William1)525,526,527 is still living.

The two children of Esmond Arthur4 Maclean and Verna ? are as follows:

96. Allan Clive4 MACLEAN (John3, Marion2 Johnston, William1)534,535,536 is still living.

The only child of Allan Clive4 Maclean and Gwen White is:

97. John Lachlan4 MACLEAN (John3, Marion2 Johnston, William1)540,541,542 was born in 1913.543 He married Eva May McKimmie circa 1941.544 He died in 1980.545

The four children of John Lachlan4 Maclean and Eva May McKimmie were as follows:

101. Jane (Jean) Crawford4 WEST (Euphemia3 Johnston, Neil2, William1)560 was born in 1904.561 She married David Gow Smith on 4 Aug 1935 at Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland.562 She died in 1981 at Morpeth, Northumberland, England.563

The two children of Jane (Jean) Crawford4 West and David Gow Smith are as follows:

105. Roderick Johnston4 MACSWEEN (Flora3 Johnston, Neil2, William1) married Jean Gormley McMillan. He died circa 2000.
He and Jean Gormley McMillan lived between 1961 and 1966 at 91 South Station Rd, Silkstone, Qld, Australia. He was a Boilermaker.568 He lived between 1966 and 1988 at 91 South Station Rd, Silkstone, Qld, Australia, he as a Boilermaker.569

The three children of Roderick Johnston4 MacSween and Jean Gormley McMillan are as follows:

110. Neil Johnston4 MACSWEEN (Flora3 Johnston, Neil2, William1) is still living.

The two children of Neil Johnston4 MacSween and unknown unknown are as follows:

112. Roderick Neil4 JOHNSTON (William3, Neil2, William1)570 was born on 7 Feb 1913 at Qld, Australia.571 He married Ruby Maud Kurtz. He died on 8 Dec 1969 at Qld, Australia, at age 56.572 He was buried at Cemetery, Miles, Qld, Australia. He was 56 years old and the inscription reads:My husband & our father died suddenly.573

The six children of Roderick Neil4 Johnston and Ruby Maud Kurtz are as follows:

113. William George4 JOHNSTON (William3, Neil2, William1)580 was born on 26 May 1915 at Miles, Qld, Australia.581,582 He married Josephine Francess Tame on 14 Apr 1947. He died on 8 Aug 1990 at Jandowae, Qld, Australia, at age 75.583 He was buried at Cemetery, Jandowae, Qld, Australia. He was 74 years old and the inscription reads: A.I.F. QX27406, Pte 25th infantry batt..584
He began military service on 17 Feb 1942 at Brisbane, Qld, Australia, his locality on enlistment was shown as Yuleba, Qld.585 He ended military service on 8 Jan 1946 at Australia, he was a Private in the 25th Australian Infantry Battalion, had no war honours and had not been a prisoner of war.586 He and Josephine Francess Tame lived in 1990 at 42 Warra St, Jandowae, Qld, Australia.587

The four children of William George4 Johnston and Josephine Francess Tame are as follows:

114. Euphemia Elizabeth4 JOHNSTON (William3, Neil2, William1)592 is still living.

The four children of Euphemia Elizabeth4 Johnston and Thomas Cecil Murphy are as follows:

116. Grace Flora Daisy4 JOHNSTON (William3, Neil2, William1)597 is still living.

The three children of Grace Flora Daisy4 Johnston and Clarence Duncan Pope are as follows:

117. Douglas Allan4 JOHNSTON (William3, Neil2, William1)601 is still living.

The three children of Douglas Allan4 Johnston and Beryl Rickard are as follows:

118. Ivan Maclean4 JOHNSTON (William3, Neil2, William1)605 was born on 18 May 1926.606 He married Edna Smith, daughter of Elsie Smith, on 2 Nov 1949 at Gordonvale, Qld, Australia. He died on 23 May 2002 at Qld, Australia, at age 76.607
He and Edna Smith lived in 2000 at 26 Geoffrey St, Toowoomba, Qld.608

The three children of Ivan Maclean4 Johnston and Edna Smith are as follows:

119. Margaret Lily4 JOHNSTON (William3, Neil2, William1)612 is still living.

The four children of Margaret Lily4 Johnston and Roy Charly Halford are as follows:

120. Robert Donald Owen4 JOHNSTON (William3, Neil2, William1)617 is still living.

The six children of Robert Donald Owen4 Johnston and Beryl Audrey Greig are as follows:



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