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James Boyle JOHNSTON

James Boyle JOHNSTON

Male 1859 - 1918  (59 years)

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  • Name James Boyle JOHNSTON 
    Born 25 Jan 1859  Angas Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • need to find death or similar evetns
    Gender Male 
    Cause of death It appears that he died of natural causes, presumably heart failure, at the Manganese mine near Woocalla on the East-West Railway, South Australia. The informant was John Walsh, Police Constable, Woolcalla. (source: Kaye Killin)  [1
    Occupation Farmer, then labourer (as per death cerificate) (source: Kaye Killin)  [1
    Died 9 May 1918  Woocalla Port Augusta SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Died near Woocalla. [1]
    Person ID I-1522  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 3 Nov 2022 

    Father John JOHNSTON,   b. 4 Aug 1843, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1911  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship -1864 
    Mother Bridget CALLAGHAN OR CORRIGAN,   b. 1833, Clare Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1892, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship -1864 
    Married 23 Apr 1858  New Hamburg SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • ANCESTRY indicates John and Bridget Callaghan married on 23 Apr 1858 but in Mt Barker SA. Whereas genealogySA state location is at New Hamburg SA. At time of writing -Nov 2020- it is to be noted that New Hamburg is now referred to as Willyaroo-however since we are recording the facts from official records, we enter those details not current details. Any researcher can source current information, but it wont link them back to the original story nor the ORIGINAL SOURCE DOCUMENTS as is practise of genealogy.
      Both sites state the wedding is at a private address of James MacKenzie.
    Family ID F-1864  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones

    Memorial plaque; Created by Patricia Long nee LODER and installed it on the gravesite of the buried family of John Johnston and Bridget Callaghan plus 4 of 5 found records of their children.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-276] Kaye Killin, Email on 3rd Sept 2022.

    2. [S-10] Headstone detail transcription, HS image attached, 20 Feb 2018 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      dates, names of parents, children and creator of HS great granddaughter Patricia Long

    3. [S-75] BDM SA, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , 9 Jan 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      JOHNSTON John Bride Surname:CALLAGHAN Bride Given Names: Bridget Marriage Date:23-Apr-1858 Marriage Place:Res of James McKenzie New Hamburgh SA Groom Age:29 Groom Marital Status: N Groom Father: John JOHNSTON Bride Age:22 Bride Marital Status: N Bride Father:Patrick CALLAGHAN District:Mount Barker Book/Page:34/455