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John JOHNSTON

John JOHNSTON

Male 1843 - 1911  (68 years)

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  • Name John JOHNSTON  [1
    Born 4 Aug 1843  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence Woodchester SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 25 Nov 1911  [4
    Person ID I-5691  Christina and Donald McLean
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2021 

    Family Bridget CALLAGHAN,   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) 
    Married 23 Apr 1858  New Hamburg SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • 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.
    Children 
    +1. Margaret Mary CALLAGHAN,   b. 4 Sep 1860, Hamburg SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1921, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  []
     2. James Boyle JOHNSTON,   b. 25 Jan 1859, Angas Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     3. Edward JOHNSTON,   b. 6 Jan 1863, Woodchester SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
     4. Mathew JOHNSTON,   b. 20 Oct 1864, Bremer SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1936, Perth WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  []
     5. Mary Ann JOHNSTON,   b. 14 Jul 1966, Bremer SA Find all individuals with events at this location  []
    Last Modified 19 Mar 2021 03:16:39 
    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-3] BRB 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995 copies available, Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. .

    2. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , 9 Jan 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Surname:JOHNSTON Given Names:John Date of Birth:04-Aug-1843 Gender:M Father:John JOHNSTON Mother:Jane SAVAGE Birth Residence:Company Tiers District: Adelaide Book/Page:1/31

    3. [S-52] http://ancestry.com.au, ancestry.co.au with log in , 9 Jan 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Groom Surname:JOHNSTON Groom Given Names: Matthew
      Bride Surname:MCLEAN Bride Given Names: Elizabeth Ann Marriage Date:17-Nov-1896 Marriage Place:Res of Mrs Jefferies Strathalbyn Groom Age: 31 Groom Marital Status: S Groom Father: John JOHNSTON Bride Age: 20 Bride Marital Status:S Bride Father:Hugh MCLEAN District:Strathalbyn Book/Page: 189/525

    4. [S-3] BRB 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995 copies available, Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. , P558; para 4 and 559; para, 29 Jul 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      P558 para 4; DEATHS; of Matthew Johnston in 1936 at Perth WA. Interred at Karrakatta Cemetery. He was a son of JOHN JOHNSTON of Woodchester SA and his wife Brigette Nee Corrigan.
      Page 559, PARA 4: NB;THIS PARA IS REFERRING to Matthews parents states - This mother Brigette nee Corrigan died at the age of 59 on 17/10/1892. His father John Johnston died aged 81 yoa on 25/9/1911 - so their birthdates were approx: Bridgette in 1833 and John in 1830.
      No reference to source of information.

    5. [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

    6. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, 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