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Samuel Johnston

Samuel Johnston

Male 1907 - 1992  (85 years)

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  • Name Samuel Johnston  [1
    Born 17 Jan 1907  Orkney, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Mar 1992  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I3175  My Relatives
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 

    Father Donald Johnston,   b. 1 Nov 1868, Walls and Flotta, Orkney, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1924, Burnhouse, Longhope, Orkney, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ann Lyon,   b. 16 Mar 1866, Clett, Graemsay, Orkney, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1923, Burnhouse, Longhope, Orkney, Scotland b Osmomdwell Cem Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 31 Dec 1895  Nether Newhouse, Graemsay Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • [johnston2.FTW]

      Married by the Church of Scotland

      Parish Council and Registrar: Robert H. Sinclair

      Hoy and Graemsay population in 1905: 485

      In Graemsay, a church, of no great age, occupies the site of the old church and
      is served by a resident missionary of the Church of Scotland, with a small
      manse.(Written in 1950)

      may have lived at Gyrehouse, Stenness, Orkney before moving to Burnhouse,
      Longhope according to Dennis Johnston

      Nether means "lower"

      Burnhouse is a Farm name and is still occupied by a Mr John Budge (1997) (see
      picture) It is now (1997) used for a bed and breakfast.

      Story from Dennis Johnston:

      my father told us when they lived at the Burnhouse they had a dog that bit one
      of them so they drowned him and skinned him and used the skin for a rug in
      front of the bed.
    Family ID F413  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Ivy Johnston,   b. 30 Mar 1935, Lythes, Longhope, Orkney, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 2010 Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Vera Johnston,   b. 19 May 1938, Lythes, Longhope, Orkney, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1981  (Age 42 years)  [natural]
     4. Yvonne Johnston,   b. 1 Mar 1939, Wyng, Longhope, Orkney, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 2010 Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Living
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F1557  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • [johnston2.FTW]
      a Farmer at Muirs, Hoy then retired to Longhope
      Farmer.
      Worked at Lyness

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