Gilbert Johnstone, Jr.

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Gilbert Johnstone (Johnston), Jr.

Birthplace: Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: after March 8, 1790
Prince George Parish, Horry, South Carolina, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Gilbert Johnston, Sr. and Caroline Johnstone
Husband of Margaret Johnstone
Father of Hugo Johnstone; Gilbert Johnston, III and Isabella Johnston
Brother of Margaret Mary Graham; Henry Johnston; Isabella Johnston; Peter Johnson and William Johnston

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About Gilbert Johnstone, Jr.

A Patriot of the American Revolution for NORTH CAROLINA. DAR Ancestor # A063930

Gilbert Johnstone (1725-94), raised and equipped a company of partisan horsemen and served under Marion during the Revolution. His son Hugo was in his command and their military orders were signed by John Rutledge. He was born in Ireland and died in North Carolina. (The National Society for the Daughters of the American Revolutions Volume 17, page 239 - Mrs. Virginia Eliza Powell Pickett. DAR ID Number 16646)

"In 1776, Gilbert Johnstone Jr., and his eldest son, Hugo, raised and equipped a squadron of partisan light horse and led them, under Folsome in North Carolina, 1776 to 1780, and under Marion in South Carolina, 1780-1783, "without pay or bounty".

"Some Prominent Virginia Families" by Louise Pecquet du Bellet

Gilbert of Johnstone is first named as a witness in a charter by Thomas Randolph, Earl of Moray, Lord of Annandale and Man, in favour of William Murray, of the lands of Cumlongan and Ruthwell. His lands of Brackanthwaite were in 1333 bestowed by King Edward III upon Henry Percy. In 1347 he was present at an inquest at Lochmaben, and he is said to have died about 1370. He was succeeded by Sir John Johnstone.
Gilbert, along with the Earl of Menteith and Buchan and other, in July 1249, is a witness to a grant to Sir Robert Bruce (the competitor) of the lands of Ecclefechan.

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Gilbert Johnstone, Jr.'s Timeline

Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Age 26
Bladen County, North Carolina, United States
Age 31
Bladen County, North Carolina
July 3, 1763
Age 38
Prince George Parish, Horry, South Carolina, USA
March 8, 1790
Age 65
Prince George Parish, Horry, South Carolina, USA