My Orkney Ancestors (Johnston Line)
Looking for other Descendants of my tree,
John Johnston (b1704 Kirkwall, Orkney) married Ursulla Flett
Harry Johnston (b 31 May 1730, Orphir, Orkney) married Barbara Isbister
5 Dec 1758, in Orphir, Orkney
Peter Johnston (b 1755, Orkney) married Elspet Sutherland
William Johnston (b 1793 Walls, Orkney) married Ann MacKay
22 Sep 1814 in Skaill, Reay, Caithiness, Scotland
John Johnston (b 12 Jul 1834, Walls, Orkney) married Jessie Johnston
11 Mar 1858 in Flotta, Orkney, Scotland
Donald Johnston (b 1 Nov 1868, Walls, Orkney) married Ann Lyon
31 Dec 1895, Graemsay, Orkney
James Johnston (b 1 May 1899, Aberdeen, Scotland married Bessie Burnet
30 Sep 1940 in Ont.
Raymond Johnston (b 18 Dec 1941, Branchton, Ont.) married Shirley Hollinger
15 Sep 1964, Cambridge, Ont.
their son, (me)
Richard Johnston (1 Aug 1967 Cambridge, Ont.) married Sarah Moore.
17 Oct 1998, Guelph, Ont.
Johnston - Dressee, Kirkwall, OI
If your Johnston family had a connection to Dressee near Kirkwall, we may be related. Please contact me by private email.
Re: My Orkney Ancestors (Johnston Line)
Hi Richard, my Great-great-grandfather was William Johnston (b. 1793). I've traced this rather easily on this site, due mostly, I imagine, to your efforts in tracing your family tree. This makes us some kind of distant cousins. Oddly enough I was born Aug 2 just two years earlier than you, also in Cambridge, Ontario (Galt then). I wonder if you ever went to any of the Orkney picnics in Victoria Park in West Galt?
I am very grateful to find all this information. My uncle died recently and gave to my mother a copy of the tracing of his mother's family tree (Agnes (Addie) Sutherland of Sandside, Orkney). I've been meaning to look into my family history since the time I travelled to the Orkney Isles some 10 years ago. My uncles work gave me the push I needed and your work gives me a big jump start.
Feel free to email me if you're at all interested in the info I have on the Sutherland family.