CHARLES JOHNSON (1799...1875)

Charles Johnson (1799...1875)

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Charles Johnson's Photograph
Charles Johnson & Alice Waddington's Headstone
Lands Dept map of Narrowgut . Showing Charles Johnson's farm allotment Morpeth (listed as Chas Johnson)

Children :

1 . H . Catherine .. Johnson . ( b.19/10/1836...d.13/12/1877) m 1877 H . James . Lonsdale . (.b...d.1874) (First Marriage) 2. Marriage was to Robert . Strang . 1 Child.Robert then married H . Isabella . Johnson . : Catherine's sister
2 . H . Margaret . Alice . Johnson . (b.27/3/1838...d13/8/1876 ) m H . John . Joseph . Healey . (b.....d)
3 . H . Mary . Ann Priscilla. Johnson . (b.1840...d.1920 ) m . H . Isaac . Richard . Pillidge # 2 . (b.1837..d.1921)
4 . H . Isabella. Johnson .(b.2/4/1842.....1913) m 1878 H . Robert . Strang . (b.....d).
5 . Nancy . Johnson . (b.1843...d.19/10/1848) Died at birth or early infancy.
6 . H . Elleen .. Johnson . (b.26/12/1844...1927) m H . William . Drew . (b.....d)
7 . Robert Charles . Johnson . (b.1846..d.1901) never married
8 . .H . Emma .. Johnson . (b.15/11/1847...1929d.) m H . Charles .. Newman . (b.....d)
9 . H . John Thomas. Johnson . ( b.21/9/1849... d1929) m 14/1/1875 H . Mary . Emma . Baker . (b.8/12/1849....d1/12/1936)
10 . H . Charles William . Johnson . (b.21/5/1851..d.1935) m.8/5/1878 H . Margaret . Blundell .
11 . Sarah Ann . Johnson .(b.1853...d.11/12/1853)Died at birth or early infancy.
12 . H . Alexander . Johnson . (b.28/5/1854..d28/12/1928 ) m 3/2/1876 H . Miriam . Ellen . King . (b.17/4/1857....d.8/1/1937)
13 . H . George . Johnson . (b.10/10/1857..d.1931) &.H . Jane . .Baker . (b.....d)
14 . .H . Horatio Edward . Johnson . (b.19/1/1861...d.7/8/1941) m 10/2/1885 H . Sarah . Jane . Williams . (b2/10/1895...d.3/8/1908)
15 . Robert Charles . Johnson . (b.1846..d.1901) never married
 

History & Achievements :

Robert Johnson, born 1724 in Scotland was a supporter of Bonnie Prince Charles during his attempt to oust his father,(James V111 of Scotland, James II of England) from the throne in 1745. Anyone who was a known supporter of Bonnie Prince Charles was in threat of a beheading, so Robert decided in 1746 to go to Sweden.
Charles Johnson, father of Mary Ann Priscilla,was born in Helsingborg,Sweden around 1799.As a young sailor aged about 18 he was shipwrecked on a voyage from England to Australia.Along with 4 others and a Newfoundland dog they survived on a flimsy raft off the coast of Western Australia until they were picked up by the " MATILDA" (which was slightly off course). On board the travelling with his Regiment to the penal colony of N.S.W was our soldier ancestor, John Waddington. On arrival in Australia Charles joined the crew of a sealer ship,the schooner, " HUNTER " .On 8th June 1828, the HUNTER was driven ashore and totally wrecked off Kapiti Island (off the coast of New Zealand). All hands were saved and bought back to Sydney in 1829. Charles was listed as a fireman on the " SOPHIA JANE"a paddle wheel steamer which sailed regularly from Sydney to Newcastle.
Charles continued his friendship with John Waddington and oral history has it that he was also very good friends with the King family, shipbuilders of Morpeth (who also later married into the Johnson family) On September 20th 1833, aged 34 years,he married H . Alice . Waddington . then aged 18 years at St Phillips Methodist Church in Sydney. They settled at Narrowgut, Morpeth on the Hunter River and reared their 14 children. Alice died on 9th August 1872, aged 57 years at Morpeth. Charles died 28th June 1875, aged 75 years at Morpeth. Both are buried at Morpeth Cemetery, with 2 of their grandchildren, Nancy,aged 6 years & Sarah, aged 10 months.
(Historical content supplied by
Elizabeth McClenahan.... bmc@uq.net.au
Don Johnson ......donjohn@bigpond.com.au
 
 
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