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William Johnston

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ayton, Berwickshire, Scotland
Death: October 14, 1881 (28)
At sea aboard "Guiding Star", Burnmouth, off Burnmouth, Berwickshire, Scotland (Drowned Eyemouth Disaster)
Immediate Family:

Son of William Johnston and Jane Johnston
Husband of Helen Fraser
Father of Janet Johnston; William Johnston; Jane Johnston and Helen Johnston
Brother of Robert Johnston; James Johnston; Thomas Johnston; Jane Johnston; Arthur Johnston and 3 others

Occupation: 1861 - 7, Scholar; 1871 - 17, Fisherman; 1881 - 27, Fisherman;
1861 Census: Stanfauld - Ayton; ED: 7; Page: 14; Line: 4; Roll: CSSCT1861_136
1871 Census: Stanfauld Cottages, Ayton; ED: 7; Page: 15; Line: 7; Roll: CSSCT1871_174
1881 Census: Ayton; ED: 5; Page: 16; Line: 17; Roll: cssct1881_307
Birth Reg.: JOHNSTON WILLIAM. WILLIAM JOHNSTON/JANE WOOD. 3 MAY 1853. 18 MAY 1853 AYTON - SUMMERHILL ASSOCIATE
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About William Johnston

ERROR in "Children of the Sea" - Essentially first names of the Johnston brothers are switched

The death of only one William Johnston (age 28) was registered (Ayton) married to Helen Fraser.
In the 1881 Census William and his wife Helen had three children -

  • Janet Johnston 5
  • William Johnston 3
  • Jane Johnston 1

In 1891 Helen is listed as follows

  • Helen Johnston 36
  • Janet Johnston 15
  • William Johnston 13
  • Jane Johnston 11
  • Helen Johnston 9
  • Maggie Stevenson 3
  • Thomas Stevenson 2
  • David Stevenson 1 Mo
  • Thomas Stevenson 34

Scotland, Select Marriages, 1561-1910

  • Name: Ellen Fraser
  • Gender: Female
  • Marriage Date: 16 Apr 1875
  • Marriage Place: Ayton, Berwick, Scotland
  • Spouse: William Johnstone
  • FHL Film Number: 6035516

Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013


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William Johnston's Timeline

1853
May 3, 1853
Ayton, Berwickshire, Scotland
May 18, 1853
Ayton, Berwickshire, Scotland
1876
1876
Age 22
Prestonpans, Haddimngtonshire, Scotland
1878
1878
Age 24
Ayton, Berwickshire, Scotland
1880
1880
Age 26
Ayton, Berwickshire, Scotland
1881
April 26, 1881
Age 27
Eyemouth, Berwickshire, Scotland
October 14, 1881
Age 28
off Burnmouth, Berwickshire, Scotland