Author Topic: James John Johnston - b Unst 1881 - COMPLETE - Thanks!  (Read 14353 times)

Offline Vicki.J.P.

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Re: James John Johnston - b Unst 1881
« Reply #9 on: Monday 04 January 10 08:18 GMT (UK) »
Stuart,
It was certainly surprising to receive your response to my post.  We had no idea what had happened to your Great-Grandfather after he left Shetland.
You may well be astounded to learn just how many relatives you have in the Antipodes!
I will do my best to put together as much documentation as I can, which should clarify just where the Aussie connection sits in the family tree.
I started researching the family tree in about 1982 (pre-internet, when I am certain my letters were delivered by 'snail-post'), you have developed an interest at a far more beneficial time.
Am attaching a family chart for Thomas & Eliza - with as much information as I currently hold - excluding of course your branch.
 Have a wonderful New Year and hope to continue our chat.

Regards,  Vicki

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Re: James John Johnston - b Unst 1881
« Reply #10 on: Monday 04 January 10 11:40 GMT (UK) »
Monica,

Thanks.  Vicki will, I'm sure, pick up my PM in due course.

Vicki,

In the meantime, thanks for the family chart.  It had a few details that I was unaware of.  I don't know if you have seen it but the website below has loads of detail about our family:

http://bayanne.info/Shetland/getperson.php?personID=I147687&tree=bayanne_1

The additional information that you don't have for your chart is that James John JOHNSTON married Margaret SHIRRAN (or RETTIE) on 9 Oct 1908 in Edinburgh.  I don't yet know when James died - there are a couple to investigate.  Margaret, who was born in Aberdeen on 23 Jan 1883, died in Edinburgh on 28 Oct 1922.  My grandmother, Ellen (or Helen) Margaret Johnston was one of 3 children.

All the best,

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 #11 on: Tuesday 05 January 10 22:38 GMT (UK) »
Vicki and I are corresponding via e-mail, so this thread has probably run its course.

Thanks for your help.

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