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From: Laura <>
Subject: Re: [JOHNSTON] Johnston - Shannonbridge, Offaly (Kings), Ireland
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 22:51:19 +0100
I am not in contact with anyone of that line so I don't know if they have
had their DNA analysed.
I assume my Henry's father (William) was born in Ireland. I looked at the
1900 US census and the man who I think is Henry's brother (another William
Johnston) says his father is from Ireland. Unfortunately William Sr. was
dead before any of the surviving Irish censuses were taken so I don't have
any Census evidence of his birth location.
On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 2:48 PM, Joanne & Edward Johnston <
> I had a Great Grand Father by the name of Henry born April 1866 in
> Ireland, and according to the census his father was from Scotland.
> Has anyone in this line gone the DNA route?
> On Aug 27, 2009, at 3:13 PM, Laura wrote:
> My Johnston ancestors were from a townland called Woodbank (sometimes
> Killaphort) near Shannonbridge in Offaly, Ireland.
> My gg-grandfather was William, married Susan Chartres, and they had 10
> Anne Matilda (1842-1901), married William Wilson, ran a shop in
> John (1848-1862)
> William Henry (1849-c1927), emigrated to the US I think
> Joseph (1853-1917), married Annie Lewis Dagg, stayed in Woodbank on
> farm, had several children
> George Edward (1855-c1925), never married, stayed on family farm I think
> Lucy (c1856-1917), my great-grandmother, married John Price, had
> three sons
> Sarah Jane (1858-?)
> Maria (1860-?)
> Susan (1862-?), married Thomas Lewis, possibly emigrated to Australia
> Henry (1865-?)
> If anyone has any links to the family I would love to compare notes.
> - Laura
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