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Elizabeth Johnston

Also Known As: "Johnson", "Walker"
Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: February 20, 1725 (67)
St. Peter's Parish, New Kent, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Wife of Edward Johnston and Edward Johnston, of New Kent
Mother of William Johnston; Thomas Johnson; Penelope Clark; Capt. William Johnston; Rachel Johnson and 8 others

Managed by: (D) James Richard Marsh
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About Elizabeth Johnston

Additional Curator's Notes:

Elizabeth was the wife of Edward Johnston of New Kent, Virginia. Her parents are widely disputed, as is her date of birth. Her name is recorded simply as "Elizabeth" on the baptismal records of her first four children. Many believe that her birth name was Walker. Her parents are variously given as Samuel Walker and Ann Keith, as Alexander Walker of Old Machar, as Alexander and Frances Walker of James City County, Virginia and as William Johnson and Barbara Forbes.

Elizabeth did marry Edward Johnson or Johnston c.1676. Edward's parentage is equally shaky. While most sources place him in the family of Dr. Arthur Johnston, there is only circumstantial proof that the son of Dr. Johnston named Edward was Edward Johnston of New Kent. DNA studies are underway but descendants have not been found.

Please refer to http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lksstarr/JohnsonSection/wlkcon.txt for an in-depth discussion about the parentage of Elizabeth who married Edward Johnston of New Kent. This source - http://kinnexions.com/smlawson/walker.htm#AWalker - also points out lack of proof in several theories about this family.

Maria Edmonds-Zediker, Volunteer Curator, Jan. 5, 2015


? Elizabeth - b. Jan. 13, 1658; d. 1725, New Kent Co., VA. Virtually every detail of the family of Elizabeth WALKER and Edward JOHNSON/JONSTON is based on conjecture, including the names of their parents and children, reported by


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Elizabeth Johnston's Timeline

January 13, 1658
Aberdeen, Aberdeen City, Scotland, United Kingdom
May 30, 1680
Age 22
New Kent County, Virginia, United States
July 7, 1682
Age 24
Aberdeenshire, Scotland
August 14, 1684
Age 26
New Kent County, Virginia Colony
December 8, 1686
Age 28
Age 29
St. Peter's Parish, New Kent, Virginia
December 19, 1697
Age 39
Annandale, Dumfrieshire, Scotland, (Present UK)
December 19, 1697
Age 39
Annan, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, United Kingdom
November 8, 1698
Age 40