William Johnston

24 January 1866–
New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Johnston was born on 24 January 1866, in New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Johnston, was 43 and his mother, Jane Easton, was 29. He lived in Muirkirk, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Family Time Line

James Johnston
1823–
Jane Easton
1836–
Jean Johnston
1857–
Janet Johnston
1859–
James Johnston
1861–
Margaret Johnston
1864–
William Johnston
1866–
Annie Johnston
1868–
Mary Johnston
1871–
Robert Johnston
1873–
Maggie Johnstone
1876–
David Johnston
1877–
Bessie Johnstone
1879–
Alexander Johnston
1881–
Agnes Johnstone
1883–
Charles Johnstone
1887–

Parents and Siblings

    James Johnston

    Male1823–Male

    Female1836–Female

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World Events (8)

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 2

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.
1884

Age 18

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 36

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

Name Meaning

Scottish:1. habitational name, deriving in most cases from the place so called in Annandale, in Dumfriesshire. This is derived from the genitive case of the personal name John + Middle English tone, toun ‘settlement’ (Old English tūn). There are other places in Scotland so called, including the city of Perth, which used to be known as St. John's Toun, and some of these may also be sources of the surname. 2. variant of Johnson ( see John ), with intrusive -t-.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Johnston in household of James Johnston, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • William Johnstone in household of James Johnstone, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • William Johnston, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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