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I've had a John SMITH in England, son of John and a William WILLIAMS, son of William in Wales so here is a John JOHNSTON, son of John in Scotland.

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848-1954) - Saturday 26 January 1867 p.4
JOHNSTON.-On the 22nd October, at his father's residence, Crook, Rendall, Orkney, after a lingering illness, Captain John Johnston, late of No. 4 Howard-street, West Melbourne. Deeply regretted by his wife and a large circle of friends.

According to the funeral notice his spouse was Ann yet her death reg has Mary Ann:

Given Names: Mary Ann
Event: D
Father: Shaw Daniel
Mother: Mary Ann MAGIN
Age: 24
Birth Place: DERR
Year: 1867
Reg Number: 11552

I don't know yet where and when they married. A son John would have been born about 1850-1855 but I don't know where.

I don't know if the father of the one who died back in Scotland is another John or not but still living in 1867 and I hope still living in 1871. The John who died in Scotland was at one time living in Peterhead, Aberdeen before he came to Victoria. I have no age at death for either John or his spouse.

Am I on the right board? Depends what my question is. ;)

Looking in 1841 and 1851 there are very few JOHNSTONs in Evie & Rendall.



Please see if a male JOHNSTON probably aged about 65 can be found in Crook, Rendall in 1871.

I'm thinking possibly unknown b. abt 1805, John b. abt 1830, John b. abt 1855 who married 1875 in Victoria.


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