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Dr William Johnston

Birthplace: Caskieben, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Caskieben, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of George Johnston and Christian Forbes
Husband of Barbara Forbes
Father of Elizabeth Johnston
Brother of Thomas Johnston; Gille Brite/Gilbert Johnston; Agnes Johnston; Janet Johnston; Margaret Johnson and 7 others
Half brother of John Johnston of that Ilk

Managed by: Scott David Hibbard
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About Dr William Johnston

The brother of the poet was a man of some local celebrity; he was Dr William Johnston, professor of mathematics in the Marishcal college of Aberdeen. "He was," says Wodrow, "ane learned and experienced physitian. He wrote on the mathematics. His skill in the Latin was truly Ciceronian." [Catalogues of Scottish Writers, published by Mr Maidment, Edinburgh, 1833, p. 114.]

Notes for William Johnston:

  • Medical Doctor
  • Chaired humanities and philosophy at the Univ.of Sedan
  • First professor of Mathematics in Marischal College, Aberdeen, Scotland.


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Caskieben, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
June 15, 1640
Age 52
Caskieben, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
Age 52
Aberdeenshire, Scotland