Johnstone, William

Birth Name Johnstone, William 1a
Gender male

Narrative

William emigrated in 1836, at the age of 16, with his family.

On the 2d January inst., at New London, by the Rev. Richard Cotton, Mr. William Johnston, to Grace, second daughter of Mr. Thomas Burrows, junr., both of the same place. (the Islander 17 Jan 1851) Witnesses at the marriage were Samuel Burrows, John Johnstone and James Campbell.

None of their children were in the PEI Baptismal Index. William's obituary said 2 daughters and 2 sons survived him.

After Grace died, he remarried:
JAN. 04, 1869, MARRIED AT SUMMERSIDE ON TUESDAY THE 29TH ULT., WM. JOHNSTON, (merchant), OF NEW LONDON TO MARY ROGERS, OF BEDEQUE. (Summerside Progress from the Island Register)

In the 1891 census William was living with his second wife Mary , as well as son Andrew, Andrew's wife Janie, and a two month old infant.

From his obituary:
He farmed and conducted a general store. Although dealing with hundreds and losing considerable by many, he never could be induced to resort to the law to collect a debt. He was survived by his wife, and two sons (Andrew and John, of Long River) and two daughters (Mrs. Richard Bagnall, New Glasgow and Mrs. Rev. W.A. Mason.)
Guardian January 4 1900 page 8

Name: Mary Johnstone
Marital Status: Married
Age: 55, Birth Year: abt 1836
Birthplace: Nova Scotia
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Religion: Free Church
Spouse's Name: Wm Johnstone
Father's Birth Place: Wales
Mother's Birth Place: Wales
Province: Prince Edward Island
District: Queens
Subdistrict: Lot 20
Household Members:
Name Age
Wm Johnstone 70
Mary Johnstone 55
Andrew Johnstone 30
Janie Johnstone 23
Infant emans Johnstone 2/12

 

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Baptism April 29, 1819 Kirkpatrick-Fleming, Dumfries, Scotland   1b
Death December 25, 1899 Long River, Lot 20, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada a native of Annan, Scotland; gravestone says at age 79 years and 8 months  
Residence 1891 Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada   1c
Marriage January 2, 1851   to Grace Burrows  
Marriage 1868   to Mary Rogers  

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Johnstone, WilliamAugust 20, 1784December 28, 1858
Mother Lytle Little, MaryNovember 1791May 26, 1866
    Brother     Johnstone, John July 12, 1816 April 19, 1851
    Sister     Johnstone, Isabel February 1818 August 16, 1907
         Johnstone, William April 29, 1819 December 25, 1899
    Sister     Johnstone, Jannet April 6, 1822 September 28, 1866
    Brother     Johnstone, James July 7, 1823 April 3, 1863
    Sister     Johnstone, Mary November 27, 1826 January 25, 1898
    Brother     Johnstone, Robert May 6, 1829 December 4, 1907
    Brother     Johnstone, Andrew May 6, 1831 February 5, 1857
    Sister     Johnstone, Margaret March 19, 1834 March 23, 1920

Families

Family of Johnstone, William and Burrows, Grace

Married Wife Burrows, Grace ( * 1830 + September 27, 1861 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage January 2, 1851 New London, Lot 21, Queens County, Prince Edward Island, Canada PEI Marriage Registrations 1844-52, page 551  
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Johnstone, MaryJune 17, 1851October 15, 1943
Johnstone, JohnJuly 25, 1854November 10, 1925
Johnstone, Jemima1856September 21, 1880
Johnstone, MarthaMarch 25, 1858October 17, 1940
Johnstone, AndrewNovember 19, 18601902

Family of Johnstone, William and Rogers, Mary

Married Wife Rogers, Mary ( * May 3, 1832 + November 10, 1909 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage December 29, 1868 Prince Edward Island, Canada PEI Marriage Registrations 1867-71, page 149  

Source References

  1. Library and Archives Canada: 1891 Census of Canada [database on-line]Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: T-6290 to T-6427.
      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1821 Birth place: Scotland Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1821 Birth place: Scotland Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1821 Birth place: Scotland Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Queens, Prince Edward Island, Canada