William Johnston

Male Abt 1801 - 1882  (~ 81 years)


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  • Name William Johnston 
    Born Abt 1801  Greenhill, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Between 1863 and 1881  Stanley Township, Huron South, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    tailor and farmer 
    Residence Con SB Lot 28 (96 acres), Drysdale PO, Stanley Twp, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 9D6250CF2B100F4D93037576E57756BBA389 
    Died 28 Mar 1882  Stanley Township, Huron South, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I142  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2015 

    Family Elizabeth Robinson,   b. Abt 1802, Greenhill, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1897, Stanley Township, Huron South, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 95 years) 
    Married Abt 1825  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John Johnston,   b. Abt 1823,   d. 18 Dec 1879, Greenhill, Glenwhirry, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)
     2. Archibald Johnston,   b. Abt 1825, Greenhill, Glenwhirry, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1909  (Age ~ 84 years)
     3. Elizabeth Johnston,   b. Abt 1827, Greenhill, Glenwhirry, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1906, Cross, Ballyclug, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
    +4. Robert Johnston,   b. Abt 1832, Greenhill, Glenwhirry, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1908, Lisnahilt, Broughshane, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
     5. Patrick Johnston,   b. Abt 1833, Greenhill, Glenwhirry, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1896, Stanley Township, Huron South, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     6. Mary Johnston,   b. Abt 1837, Greenhill, Glenwhirry, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1917, Cullybackey, Craigs, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)
     7. Alexander Johnston,   b. Abt 1840, Greenhill, Glenwhirry, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1910, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
     8. Sarah Johnston,   b. Abt 1842, Greenhill, Glenwhirry, Antrim, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1916, Port Hope, Huron, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Neighbors in Ontario were James Johnston & his wife Mary Ross and William Johnston and his wife Elizabeth Dinsmore, possibly cousins of William Johnston.

      "William and Betty Johnson. He was a tailor. They had five sons and three daughters. They came to Ontario, Canada, with three children when 50 years old. My mother, Mary Johnson, was their daughter. Robert, John, Archie, Eliza were married and lived in the Green Hill, Ireland. Alex, Paddy, and Sarah were the three that came with them. They bought a farm. Grandfather lived to be 80 years old and made clothes all his life. His wife lived to be 96. Sarah married Alex Esler. A forest fire burned out their home. Alex borrowed 10 dollars and came to Fort Hope, Michigan, and was a lighthouse keeper for 10 years. He and his wife adopted five children, they had none of their own. He bought a farm there. We visited them several times before they died. Aunt Sarah was 80 when she died. "- from oral history by granddaughter Margaret (Hoy) Tate in possession of the website author

      Griffith's Valuation - Archibald Johnson and William Johnson at Greenhill, Glenwhirry, leasing 86 from John Owens

      Stanley Township Southern Boundary Lot 28 96 acres (the original owner was Andrew Kain who bought the land from the Canada Company)
      FHL Film #171,463 Stanley Twp, Huron Co., deed bk.
      Vol III no. 504 instrument dated & registered 15 May 1863
      Andrew Kain of Stanley Twp, farmer, to William Johnston of Stanley Township
      Consideration not indicated; signed Andrew Kain
      Vol IV no. 217 instrument dated 16 Dec 1865 registered 26 Dec 1865 William Johnston & wife Elizabeth of Stanley Twp, yeoman mortgage to John McKinley of Stanley Twp, yeoman, for $ 500; William Johnston signs, witness Thomas Johnston of Hay Twp, yeoman signs

      FHL Film # 171,460 Stanley Twp, Huron Co. Abstract Index Book
      Vol IX no. 1203 instrument dated 19 Jun 1875 registered 23 Jun 1875 discharge of mortgage Vol IV no 217

      FHL Film # 1,705,085 Stanley Twp, Huron Co., deed bk, Vol XII, no. 2187
      instrument dated 28 Jul 1879 registered 31 Jul 1879
      William Johnston & wife of Stanley Twp., yeoman, to Patrick Johnston of Stanley Twp., yeoman
      consideration $ 1000
      Signed William Johnston, Elizabeth Johnston makes her mark, Signed Patrick Johnston, witness James Johnston of Stanley Twp., signs.

      FHL Film #171,460 Stanley Twp, Huron Co. Abstract Index Book
      Vol XX no. 6181 instrument dated 23 Apr 1910 registered 26 Apr 1910 Harriet Johnston (sole surviving heiress of Patrick Johnston) and John Johnston sell to Edward Denomme for $ 2,900

      1871 Census of Canada Huron South District 25 page 24 Stanley Township
      household 90
      JOHNSTON William age 71 born Ireland C. Presb. farmer
      JOHNSTON Elizabeth age 70 ditto
      JOHNSTON Patrick age 26 ditto, farmer
      JOHNSTON Sarah age 28 ditto

      Household Record 1881 Canadian Census
      Patrick JOHNSTON W Male Irish 35 Ireland Farmer Reformed Presbyterian
      William JOHNSTON M Male Irish 81 Ireland Tailor Reformed Presbyterian
      Elizabeth JOHNSTON M Female Irish 80 Ireland Reformed Presbyterian
      Source Information
      Census Place Stanley, Huron South, Ontario
      Family History Library Film 1375908
      NA Film Number C-13272
      District 173
      Sub-district E
      Division 3
      Page Number 40
      Household Number 171