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Trying to find link to Amy Johnson (famous pilot)

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Gemma ; )

Gemma ; ) Report 25 Mar 2013 22:18

Hi, I really hope someone can give me some tips please. My husband is related to Amy Johnson and I am trying to close the links in the family tree (which I haven't started on line yet).

Amy is his Great, great, great cousin (Cousin of his great grandmother). I have tried starting from Amy Johnson by finding her parents and working back. I have also tried from the great grandmother but the trouble is the surname is so common there are so many I don't want to go down the wrong route. ANY IDEAS PLEASE.

Amy Johnson b.01/07/1903 Hull
Mother: Amy Johnson b.1881 Hull
Father: John William Johnson b.1877 Hull

My husbands great grandmorher:
Minnie Ellen Johnson b 1893?
Married Stanley Samuel Sudbury Ginn b.1894 poplar

thanks for your help


Gemma ; )

Gemma ; ) Report 25 Mar 2013 22:28

Hi no I haven't got the marriage cert. Is that the best place to start to get her parents names? I will see if it is in the family somewhere, if not I can order it, thanks


GlitterBaby Report 25 Mar 2013 22:29

Name: Minnie Ellen Johnson
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Age: 23
Spouse Name: Stanley Samuel Sudsbury Ginn
Spouse Age: 23
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 18 Aug 1917
Parish: Poplar St Andrew
Borough: Tower Hamlets
Father Name: William Johnson - iron moulder
Spouse Father Name: James Ginn
Register Type: Parish Register


GlitterBaby Report 25 Mar 2013 22:30

Would you like a copy of the marriage cert ?


Jonesey Report 25 Mar 2013 22:30

Unfortunately many of the "Family Links" to well known, famous or infamous people often turn out to be nothing more than wishful thinking or family stories.

If there really is a link then the correct way to trace it will be via your husband's ancestry about which hopefully more is initially known.

Name: Minnie Ellen Johnson
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1893
Registration district: Hartlepool
Inferred County: Durham
Volume: 10a
Page: 137

If the above is indeed your husband's great grandmother then you need to trace her ancestry on her father's side back until you discover which of his ancestors are related to John William Johnson (Amy Johnson's father).

Gemma ; )

Gemma ; ) Report 25 Mar 2013 22:33

That would be fantastic if you can. Many thanks


GlitterBaby Report 25 Mar 2013 22:36


Just sent as an attachment thru GR message.

Should open okay.


Gemma ; )

Gemma ; ) Report 25 Mar 2013 22:40

A big big thankyou Glitterbaby. It opens fine and I can read it. I will sit down tomorrow night with a print out and a cuppa and get stuck in.



Kay???? Report 25 Mar 2013 22:40

>>>>>>>>>>>>John William Johnson father of Amy was Danish and born in Denmark....<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<


GlitterBaby Report 25 Mar 2013 22:41

1911 possible

Name: William Johnson
Age in 1911: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1861
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Bishop Auckland
Civil parish: Poplar
County/Island: London
Country: England
Street Address: 3 Reeves Road, Bromley By Bow E
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: IRONMOLDER
Registration district: Poplar
Registration District Number: 22
Sub-registration district: Bromley
ED, institution, or vessel: 4
Piece: 1681
Household Members: Name Age
William Johnson 50
Annie Johnson 47
Annie Johnson 27
Minnie Ellen Johnson 18
Elizabeth Johnson 12

Gemma ; )

Gemma ; ) Report 25 Mar 2013 22:41

I will let you all know if I do find a link to her :-)


jansmith Report 25 Mar 2013 22:48

from searching the name
1 - Early years
Amy Johnson was born on July 1st 1903. in the family home on St Georges Road in Hull.

Her father John owned a fish processing factory. Her mother was also called Amy and she had two sisters Irene and Molly.


jansmith Report 25 Mar 2013 22:55

National Archive Reference:

RG14PN28616 RG78PN1646 RD521 SD4 ED6 SN81
Reg. District:
Sub District:
Enum. District:
48 Alliance Avenue Hull

Yorkshire (East riding)
JOHNSON, John William Head Married M 34 1877 Fish Salesman Hull Yorkshire
JOHNSON, Amy Wife Married
8 years F 30 1881 Hull Yorkshire
JOHNSON, Amy Daughter F 7 1904 School Hull Yorkshire
JOHNSON, Irene Daughter F 6 1905 School Hull Yorkshire


jansmith Report 25 Mar 2013 23:14

JOHNSON, Andrew Head Married M 38 1853 Smack Owner
Denmark British Subject
JOHNSON, Mary A Wife Married F 33 1858
JOHNSON, Hannah M Daughter Single F 16 1875 Drapers Assistant
Hull, Yorkshire
JOHNSON, John W Son M 14 1877 ****************
Hull, Yorkshire
JOHNSON, Florence C Daughter F 12 1879
Hull, Yorkshire
JOHNSON, Thomas H Son M 11 1880
Hull, Yorkshire
JOHNSON, Alice M Daughter F 6 1885
Hull, Yorkshire
JOHNSON, Evalina Daughter F 3 1888
Hull, Yorkshire
JOHNSON, Herbert A Son M 2 1889
Hull, Yorkshire
JOHNSON, Arthur S Son M 0 (11M) 1891
Hull, Yorkshire
TURNER, Clara E Servant Single F 16 1875 Domestic Servant
Barrow, Lincolnshire


jansmith Report 25 Mar 2013 23:18

Amy Johnson was born at 154 St. George’s Road, Hull on 1st July 1903, the daughter of John William Johnson, a member of the old-established family firm of Andrew Johnson, Knudtzon and Company, fish merchants, and Amy Hodge, granddaughter of William Hodge, Mayor of Hull in 1860.

Amy’s grandfather (father’s side), Anders Jorgensen, had migrated to this country from the Danish island of Fyn.


jansmith Report 25 Mar 2013 23:27

? Minnies father in 1861

14, High Tenters Street, St Andrews Auckland, Bishop Auckland

JOHNSON, William Head Married M 37 1824 Tailor
Hull, Yorkshire
JOHNSON, Francis Wife Married F 32 1829
Gateshead, Durham
JOHNSON, Mary A Daughter F 6 1855
Leeds, Yorkshire
JOHNSON, William Son M 0 (5M) 1861 ******
Bishop Auckland, Durham


Jonesey Report 26 Mar 2013 08:54

Name: Will Johnson
Age: 46
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1855
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Annie Johnson
Gender: Male
Where born: B Auckend, Yorkshire, England
Civil parish: Bromley
Ecclesiastical parish: St Leonard Bromley
Town: London
County/Island: London
Country: England
Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status:

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Registration district: Poplar
Sub-registration district: Bromley
ED, institution, or vessel: 41
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 155
Piece: 350
Folio: 93
Page Number: 23
Household Members:
Name Age
Will Johnson 46
Annie Johnson 37
Annie Johnson 19
William Johnson 13
>>>Nellie Johnson 8 (Minnie Ellen)
Elizabeth Johnson 2


Jonesey Report 26 Mar 2013 09:10

Amy Johnson's paternal grandfather:

Name: Anders Jorgensen
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 28 dec 1852
Cristening Date: 13 mar 1853
Christening Age: 0
Father: Jorgen Jorgensen
Mother: Anna Kirstine Larsen

Name: Andrew Johnson
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1874
Registration district: Hull
Inferred County: Yorkshire East Riding
Volume Number: 9d
Page Number: 313
Spouse: Mary Ann Holmes

Name: Andrew Johnson
Age: 28
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1853
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary A. Johnson
Gender: Male
Where born: Orshjerg, Denbighshire, Wales
[Orshjerg, Denmark]
Civil parish: Kingston-Upon-Hull
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England
Street Address: 36 Gt Thornton St
Condition as to marriage: Married

Employment status:

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Occupation: Fisherman
Registration district: Hull
Sub-registration district: Myton
ED, institution, or vessel: 53
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 4775
Folio: 59
Page Number: 17
Household Members:
Name Age
Andrew Johnson 28
Mary A. Johnson 23
Hannah M.D. Johnson 6
John W. Johnson 4
Florence C. Johnson 2
Thomas H. Johnson 1
Sarah Haydon 21

Name: Andrew Johnson
Birth Date: abt 1853
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1934
Age at Death: 81
Registration district: Bridlington
Inferred County: Yorkshire East Riding
Volume: 9d
Page: 455

Name: Andrew Johnson
Probate Date: 28 May 1934
Death Date: 9 Mar 1934
Death Place: Yorkshire, England
Registry: London, England


Sorry but it looks very unlikely that there is any genetic connection between Amy Johnson's paternal ancestors and those of your husbands ancestors.


jansmith Report 26 Mar 2013 22:28

Minnie E Ginn
Birth Date:abt 1893
Date of Registration:Oct-Nov-Dec 1964
Age at Death: 71
Registration district:Brighton
Inferred County:Sussex
Volume:5h Page:71

Minnie Ellen Ginn
Probate Date:
31 Dec 1964
Death Date:
13 Nov 1964
Death Place:
Brighton, England


Daniel Report 15 Dec 2013 13:14

I'm also looking for Amy johnsons family tree,I have found as far back as jorgen jorgensen but before that has become a problem,anyone got on info on this please? :-)