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James John Johnston - b Unst 1881 - COMPLETE - Thanks!
« on: Tuesday 29 December 09 19:21 GMT (UK) »
My great-grandfather was born on Unst on 9 Nov 1881. From his birth certificate, I am stuggling to read the names of his parents. I think that this reads as:

Thomas Edwardston (?) Johnston
Master

Eliza Jane Burl (?) Johnston
M S Smith

Can anyone help?
Roxburgh/Rock/O'Rouk - Edinburgh/Glasgow/Australia
Slora/Slorach - Edinburgh/Aberdeen/Moray
Roberts/Robert - Edinburgh/Torphichen
Cochrane - Edinburgh
Johnston - Shetland/Australia
Davison - Sunderland
Curtis - Sunderland/Norfolk
Shirran - Aberdeenshire/Edinburgh
Rettie - Aberdeenshire
Leng - Sunderland
Lay - Sunderland
Rogers/Rodgers - Sunderland

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Re: James John Johnston - b Unst 1881
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 29 December 09 20:58 GMT (UK) »
Could it be Edmundston and Burt for middle names?

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Re: James John Johnston - b Unst 1881
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 29 December 09 21:01 GMT (UK) »
There is an 1862 birth reg on IGI for a likely sister:

AGNES MANSON JOHNSTON Birth:13 JAN 1862 Unst, Shetland
Parents:THOMAS EDMONDSTON JOHNSTON and ELIZA JEAN BURT SMITH

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Re: James John Johnston - b Unst 1881
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 29 December 09 21:59 GMT (UK) »
Hello,

Just pm'd you all the other siblings.  :O)

No relative - just a lurker.....

Also from the IGI at www.familysearch.org.uk

Thomas E Johnston marries
 ELIZA J. B. SMITH    02 FEB 1860   Unst, Shetland, Scotland

You'll note their marriage info at the bottom of your attached clip.  Their marriage entry can be purchased from www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk for 1.20.  This will give you their address at the time, profession and names of parents and if alive.

Good luck.

Regards,   Steve .
 

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Re: James John Johnston - b Unst 1881
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 30 December 09 00:23 GMT (UK) »
Steve and Monica,

Thanks!

I had checked IGI but had a bit of a glitch!  I got some stuff from SP but could only find Thomas E and Eliza J B!

I'll check out the leads and get back.

stuartroxy

PS Steve, feel free to lurk all you like if you can provide info like that ;-)

Oh, and a Happy New Year to all!
Roxburgh/Rock/O'Rouk - Edinburgh/Glasgow/Australia
Slora/Slorach - Edinburgh/Aberdeen/Moray
Roberts/Robert - Edinburgh/Torphichen
Cochrane - Edinburgh
Johnston - Shetland/Australia
Davison - Sunderland
Curtis - Sunderland/Norfolk
Shirran - Aberdeenshire/Edinburgh
Rettie - Aberdeenshire
Leng - Sunderland
Lay - Sunderland
Rogers/Rodgers - Sunderland

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Re: James John Johnston - b Unst 1881
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 31 December 09 11:43 GMT (UK) »
I think that the end result is:

Thomas Edmondston Johnston and Eliza Jane Burt Smith

I also found this excellent Shetland family history website.

stuartroxy
Roxburgh/Rock/O'Rouk - Edinburgh/Glasgow/Australia
Slora/Slorach - Edinburgh/Aberdeen/Moray
Roberts/Robert - Edinburgh/Torphichen
Cochrane - Edinburgh
Johnston - Shetland/Australia
Davison - Sunderland
Curtis - Sunderland/Norfolk
Shirran - Aberdeenshire/Edinburgh
Rettie - Aberdeenshire
Leng - Sunderland
Lay - Sunderland
Rogers/Rodgers - Sunderland

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Re: James John Johnston - b Unst 1881
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 03 January 10 18:09 GMT (UK) »
I am the Grand-daughter of Jemima Hunter JOHNSTON (the 9th child of Thomas Edmondston JOHNSTON and Eliza Jane Burt SMITH). Thomas was a Mason, and family legend has it that he built the house in which your Great-grand-father and my grand mother were raised at Beachpark, Baltasound, Unst.
Jemima and Annie (Anderson JOHNSTON) who were the two youngest girls in the family of 11 children sailed for Australia on a ship called the Waipara. After docking in Brisbane both girls worked for a period at Newstead House before marrying and having families.
I have another cousin who has done extensive research on the Johnston side of the family, so it may be of use to you. As time permits I will scan some photographs of the croft house (Beachpark) both in it's prime and as the ruin it is today. To the best of my knowledge Thomas Edmondston JOHNSTON (junior) (born 18th July 1867) was the last of the family to live in the house. He was known as 'Tammy' and he passed away in 1951.

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Re: James John Johnston - b Unst 1881
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 03 January 10 23:49 GMT (UK) »
Vicki,

I've sent a PM.  Great to hear from a relly!

As I said, I have only recently found out about my Shetland family and, as it is not too far from Elgin, I am looking to visit soon.

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Roxburgh/Rock/O'Rouk - Edinburgh/Glasgow/Australia
Slora/Slorach - Edinburgh/Aberdeen/Moray
Roberts/Robert - Edinburgh/Torphichen
Cochrane - Edinburgh
Johnston - Shetland/Australia
Davison - Sunderland
Curtis - Sunderland/Norfolk
Shirran - Aberdeenshire/Edinburgh
Rettie - Aberdeenshire
Leng - Sunderland
Lay - Sunderland
Rogers/Rodgers - Sunderland

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Re: James John Johnston - b Unst 1881
« Reply #8 on: Monday 04 January 10 00:55 GMT (UK) »
Stuart, Vicki needs to do at least two PMs on the main forum before she can send/receive PMs.

Vicki, if you do one more you will be able to receive private messages (PMs) - a good way to exchange personal emails etc.

Monica  :)
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