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Johnston family Westmorland

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Sally

Sally Report 8 Apr 2013 11:14

Trying to get any info on my grandfather Lawrence JOHNSTONS family, he had quite a few siblings I would love to have contact, I am his granddaughter we emigrated to Australia in 1964, Sally Ann Johnston

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 8 Apr 2013 11:31

Welcome to the boards Sally.
You need to say a little more. For example, when was he born roughly? And who did he marry? It all helps!
I assume you are trying to find out who his parents and siblings were?
Jan

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 8 Apr 2013 11:34

A pointer - for England/Wales birth, marriage and death indexes 1837-1955ish go here:

http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl

there is only one person of this name born Westmorland - might this be him?

Births Jun 1894 (>99%)
Johnston Lawrence W. Ward 10b 704

Marriages Mar 1925
Johnston Lawrence Richardson E.Ward 10b 981
Richardson Edith A Johnston E.Ward 10b 981

Jan

+++DetEcTive+++

+++DetEcTive+++ Report 8 Apr 2013 11:37

Welcome to the boards Sally

Do you know the names and yob of his siblings? If so, use the 'Search All Trees' function from the drop-down list under 'Search' to see if anyone else has them listed in their trees.

You can search for marriages of his siblings on this site, or http://www.freebmd.org.uk/ (upto the 1950's) then the births of children and *their* marriages.

After Sep 1911, the mother's maiden name is shown on the index helping to identify the correct children. Sometimes the only way to confirm is to purchase certifcates from http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/ for £9.25 including world wide P&P

http://www.192.com lists Electoral Rolls 2002-2013. It is a pay to view site (not subscription). As there was the option to opt out of the lisitngs after 2002, many people may not be shown.

If you want specific help, then please post what you do know - names and yob, and last place and year of contact

Reggie

Reggie Report 8 Apr 2013 12:27

That birth matches the info in Sally's GR tree

No-one else has him in a tree on GR

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 8 Apr 2013 12:46

If it is the right person, here he is 1901 and 1911:

1901 England Census about
Name: Lawrence Johnston
Age: 7
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Relation: Son
Father's Name: Thomas Johnston
Mother's Name: Sarah A Johnston
Gender: Male
Where born: Bolton, Westmorland, England

Civil parish: Long Marton
Ecclesiastical parish: St Margaret
Town: Long Marton
County/Island: Cumberland

Registration district: East Ward
Sub-registration district: Appleby

Thomas Johnston 53
Sarah A Johnston 50
Robert J Johnston 21
Sarah Johnston 19
Maria Johnston 16
Frank W Johnston 13
Margaret E Johnston 11
Lawrence Johnston 7

1911 England Census
Name: Lawrence Johnston
Age in 1911: 17
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Relation to Head: Son
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Bolton, Westmorland, England
Civil parish: Long Marton
County/Island: Westmorland
Country: England
Street Address: Knock Appleby
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Farmer Son Working On Farm
Registration district: East Ward
Registration District Number: 579
Sub-registration district: Appleby

Thomas Johnston 64
Sarah Ann Johnston 60
Robert John Johnston 31
Sarah Johnston 29
Maria Johnston 26
Frank Walker Johnston 24
Margaret Emily Johnston 21
Lawrence Johnston 17
Elizabeth Walker 75 Relation to Head: Sister-in-law

Reggie

Reggie Report 8 Apr 2013 12:50

Plenty of names for you to follow-through on freebmd..........have fun

1911 census

Person: JOHNSTON, Lawrence Address: White House Knock Appleby

JOHNSTON, Thomas Head Married M 64 1847 Farmer Westmorland Ormside VIEW
JOHNSTON, Sarah Ann Wife Married37 years F 60 1851 Westmorland Bolton VIEW
JOHNSTON, Robert John Son Single M 31 1880 Farmer's Son Working On Farm Westmorland Bolton VIEW
JOHNSTON, Sarah Daughter Single F 29 1882 Assistant Teacher-Elementary Westmorland Bolton VIEW
JOHNSTON, Maria Daughter Single F 26 1885 Farmer's Daughter Dairy Work Westmorland Bolton VIEW
JOHNSTON, Frank Walker Son Single M 24 1887 Farmer's Son Working On Farm Westmorland Bolton VIEW
JOHNSTON, Margaret Emily Daughter Single F 21 1890 Farmer's Daughter Dairy Work Westmorland Bolton VIEW
JOHNSTON, Lawrence Son Single M 17 1894 Farmer's Son Working On Farm Westmorland Bolton VIEW
WALKER, Elizabeth Sister In Law Single F 75 1836 Private Means Westmorland Newbiggin

8 children born, of whom 1 has died

Reggie

Reggie Report 8 Apr 2013 12:56

A little kick-start for you

Death

Name: JOHNSTON, Robert J
Registration district: East Ward
County: Westmorland
Year of registration: 1916
Quarter of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Age at death:36
Volume no: 10B
Page no: 869

Reggie

Reggie Report 8 Apr 2013 13:00

The parents died in 1923 and 1924