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John Johnston

John Johnston

Male Abt 1793 - 1847  (~ 54 years)

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  • Name John Johnston  [1, 2, 3
    Born Abt 1793  Walls, Orkney, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Dec 1847  Ruesdale of Farr, Walls Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I2913  My Relatives
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 

    Family Marjorie (Margaret) Heddle,   b. Abt 1793, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1891, Touriehouse, Walls, Orkney, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 98 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1828  Walls, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • [johnston2.FTW]

      Proclamation of Marriage made 12/01/1828
    Children 
     1. Margaret Heddle Johnston,   b. 15 Aug 1829, Aith, Walls and Flotta, Orkney, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1853, Walls, Orkney Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)  [natural]
     2. Ann Irvin Hamilton Johnston,   b. Abt 1831, Walls & Flotta, Orkney Islands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
     3. Mary Johnston,   b. 26 Feb 1833, Walls and Flotta, Orkney, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Jessie Johnston,   b. 10 Sep 1834, Walls and Flotta, Orkney, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Isabella Gunn Johnston,   b. 6 Apr 1836, Walls & Flotta, Orkney Islands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1916, Hoy and Graemsay Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     6. Eliza Johnston,   b. 10 Jul 1839, Walls & Flotta, Orkney Islands c 6 November 1839 Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F1461  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Death came suddenly and unexpectedly at age 45 when he died "of fever from infection caught by taking shipwrecked men into his house, one of them being under the disease at the time." The official death register states he was living at Ruesdale of Farr at the time, a dwelling about 300 feet south of Touriehouse. John's widow lived at both Ruesdale and Touriehouse another 44 years, dying at the latter in 1891.

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] johnston2.FTW.
      Date of Import: 24 Oct 1999

    2. [S3] Garson Family History.FTW.
      Date of Import: 24 Oct 1999

    3. [S2] File from Robert Ewan.FTW.
      Date of Import: 27 Dec 2007