Johnston Family

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Hi everyone :)  Real excited to get my family tree growing!
WikiTree profile: Tarryn Johnston
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You have the birth year as 970. It is probably1970. Is Pamela's surname Vigne or Lavigne? Do you know her husband's first name. Do you know Cherry's husband,. Mister Wright's first name?

If you have birth year, marriage year and or death year as well as location (country, county and or city) that would provide enough information for folks at WikiTree to do some research to help grow your family tree.

Last name: Johnston

This interesting name is of Scottish locational origin, from the lands thus called in Annandale, Dumfriesshire. The founder of the family, bearing the forename, Jonis, is believed to have followed his overlords from Yorkshire circa 1174 and was granted the lands to which he gave his name. The second element is the medieval English "tone" or "toun", from the Olde English pre 7th Century "tun", a settlement, hence, "Jonistune", later "Johnston" or "Johnstone". His son, Gilbert, was the first to adopt the territorial surname (see below). Johan de Jonestone, a knight of Dunfrys, rendered homage to John Balliol in 1296. In some cases the name is locational from the city of Perth, formerly recorded as (St.) Johnstoun, or from the lands of Jonystoun, an estate in the parish of Humbie, East Lothian. Interesting namebearers include Archibald Johnston (1610 - 1663) Lord Warriston, a Scottish statesman who was a member of Oliver and Richard Cromwell's House of Lords; Samuel Johnston (1733 - 1816) governor of North Carolina, 1788, U.S. Senator 1789 - 1793, and judge of the Supreme Court, 1800 - 1803; and Sir Alexander Johnston (1775 - 1849) advocate-general of Ceylon in 1799. On June 2nd 1718, Christopher Johnstone married Helen Murray in Langholm, Dumfries. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Gilbertus de Jonistune, which was dated circa 1195, charter witness in the "Annandale Family Book of the Johnstones" by Sir William Fraser, during the reign of King William, known as "The Lion of Scotland", 1166 - 1214. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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Last name: Wright

Recorded in several spellings including the popular Wright, as well as the much rarer forms of Wrighte, Wraight, Wraighte, Wreight, Wrate, and patronymics Wrightson and Wrixon, this is an early English surname. It is occupational and was used to describe a maker of machinery or objects, mostly in wood. The derivation is from the Olde English pre 7th century word 'wyrhta' meaning a craftsman, itself from the verb 'wyrcan', meaning to work or construct as in wheelwright, cartwright, millwright and wainwright. When 'wyrhta' was used on its own, it often referred to a builder of windmills or watermills. Perhaps not surprisingly this is one of the first occupational surnames to be recorded, and early examples include Robert Wricht of Shropshire in 1274 and Thomas le Wrighte of Derbyshire in 1327. Later examples of the surname recording include Joan Wright and Richard Trevesse who were married on May 29th 1552, at the church of St. Lawrence Jewry, in the city of London, whilst one of the earliest settlers in the New England colonies of America was Jeffery Wright, aged 18 years. He left from the Port of London aboard the ship "Truelove" bound for the Bermuda Island in June 1635. Probably the best known bearers of the name are the Wright brothers, Wilbur (1867 - 1912), and his brother Orville (1871 - 1948), the U.S. aviation pioneers, who designed and flew the first powered aircraft (1903). The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Patere le Writh. This was dated 1214, in the tax rolls known as the "Feet of Fines" for the county of Sussex. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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I am trying to upload my GEDCOM, but experiencing some delays..  

Grandfather:  Anthony James Johnston 19/05/1919 - 03/01/2004   
Great Grandfather:    James Johnston
Great GrandMother:    Maud Winifred Anne Johnston (Piggott)
   
GrandMother:              Pamela Penelope Johnston (Vigne)   
                                04/05/1924 - 23/05/2002   
Great GrandMother:    Marian Vigne (Weatherby)
Great Grandfather:    Frederick Vigne   17/06/1889

Frederick Vigne

BillionGraves Index

Name Frederick Vigne
Event Type Burial
Event Place Kimberley, Diamandveld, Northern Cape, South Africa
Cemetery Kimberley West End Cemetery
Latitude -28.73337
Longitude 24.73884
Birth Date 17 Jun 1889
Death Date 20 Feb 1968
Affiliate Create Date 2015-10-23 10:18:42
Affiliate Image Identifier 16894566

CITING THIS RECORD

"BillionGraves Index," database, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKKS-WG3R : accessed 28 April 2016), Frederick Vigne, died 20 Feb 1968; citing BillionGraves(http://www.billiongraves.com : 2012), Burial at Kimberley West End Cemetery, Kimberley, Diamandveld, Northern Cape, South Africa.

My grandmother was Edith Gladys Wetherbee, born Edenboro, Erie, PA. Do any of the following look like your Marian Weatherby?

Marian Weatherley
England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005
marriage:    1911    Lambeth, London, England    
other:    Alice L Smith, Magosaburo Takagi, Sydney H Terry        

Marian Gertrude Weatherley
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    28 October 1888    KINGS LANGLEY, HERTFORD, ENGLAND
residence:        Kings-Langley, Hertford, England    
father:    John William Weatherley
mother:    Selina        

Marian Gertrude Weatherley
England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening:    28 October 1888    KINGS LANGLEY, HERTFORD, ENGLAND    
father:    John William Weatherley
mother:    Selina        

Marion Elise Weatherby
New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906
birth:    4 October 1895    Little Ridge, Charlotte, New Brunswick    
father:    Melvin E Weatherby
mother:    Annie M Chisholm        

Marion Elise Weatherby
Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959
birth:    4 October 1895    Little Ridge, New Brunswick
residence:    1895    New Brunswick, Canada    
father:    Melvin E Weatherby
mother:    Annie M Chisholm        

Marion Gertrude Weatherby
England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008
birth registration:    1888    Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England            

Beatrix Marian A Weatherley
England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008
birth registration:    1890    Woolwich, London, England            

Marian L. Wetherbee
Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915
birth:    31 October 1895    Somerville, Massachusetts    
father:    James S. Wetherbee
mother:    Emma K. Covill        

Marian Wetherbee
Head
United States Census, 1940
birth:    1898    Massachusetts
residence:    1940    Ward 6, Newark City, Newark Township, Licking, Ohio, United States    
child:    Charles Wetherbee        

Marian Weatherbee
Head
United States Census, 1940
birth:    1898    Massachusetts
residence:    1940    Ward 6, Newark City, Newark Township, Licking, Ohio, United States    
child:    Charles Weatherbee        

Marian Wetherly
Daughter
United States Census, 1910
birth:    1890    California
residence:    1910    Minneapolis Ward 4, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States    
father:    Harris V Wetherly
mother:    Rosina Wetherly
other:    Ragna Lindruth, John K Wetherly Jr., Virginia Wetherly, John Wetherly, Maenider Wetherly, Alexander Wetherly...        

Marion M Weatherby
Son
United States Census, 1910
birth:    1889    Georgia
residence:    1910    Clayton, Cherokee, Georgia, United States    
mother:    Francies Weatherby
other:    Malinda Weatherby, Nathaniel Weatherby, Wade A Weatherby, Fronia Weatherby        

Marion Weatherby
Son
United States Census, 1900
birth:    February 1887    Mississippi
residence:    1900    Beat 3 Ebenezer & Richland towns, Holmes, Mississippi, United States    
father:    Frank Weatherby
mother:    Isabella Weatherby
other:    Hardema Weatherby, Mima Weatherby, Nola Weatherby        

Marion Weatherby
Daughter
United States Census, 1900
birth:    April 1885    South Carolina
residence:    1900    Sumter city Ward 2, 3, Sumter, South Carolina, United States    
father:    Abner W Weatherby
mother:    Emma Weatherby
other:    Asa C Weatherby, Daisy Weatherby, Wesley B Weatherby, Robert L Weatherly        

Marion S Weatherby
Daughter
United States Census, 1900
birth:    June 1899    Delaware
residence:    1900    Wilmington Hundred, Precincts 44-45 Wilmington city Ward 8, New Castle, Delaware, United States    
father:    Frank A Weatherby
mother:    Amelia Weatherby
other:    Joseph R Weatherby        

Marion Weatherby
United States Social Security Death Index
birth:    14 April 1899    
death:    December 1974    Norwell, Plymouth, Massachusetts            

Marion Weatherby
United States Social Security Death Index
birth:    18 February 1888    
death:    November 1975    Cherokee, Georgia            

Marian Wetherly
Daughter
Canada Census, 1911
birth:    April 1900    Canada
residence:    1911    Saskatoon Sub-Districts 13-44, Saskatchewan, Canada    
father:    John G Wetherly
mother:    Anna Wetherly
other:    Isabell Wetherly, Leigh Wetherly, Jane Wetherly, John Wetherly        

Marian L Wetherbee
Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007
birth:    1899    
death:    26 February 1968    Parma, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States
residence:    26 February 1968    Parma, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States            

Marian H Weatherly
New York State Census, 1915
birth:    1897    
residence:    1915    Poland, A.D. 01, E.D. 01, Chautauqua, New York, United States
I believe the correct spelling is Marion Weatherby not with an "a" as per previous.

 

It is definitely the correct Frederick - I dont know why there is so little on his wife..  none of the Marians sent seem to match i'm afraid!

 

Thank you for your help!

There is a town in in West Yorkshire, England, called Wetherby. My grandmothers maiden name was spelled two different ways on her death certificate. I assume that her line probably traces back to Yorkshire, England. Here are some more variations in spelling:

Last name: Weatherby

Recorded in a number of spellings including Weatherby, Wetherby, Witherby, Weatherbee, Whitherby and Wytherby, this is an English surname.It is locational from the town of Wetherby in the county of West Yorkshire, a town which stands almost equidistant between London and Edinburgh on what has always been known as the Great North Road until quite recently. For many centuries Wetherby formed the focal point on this road, being a major centre for the stage coaches and later the railways. It is a good example of a locational surname. These were names which were usually given to people after they had left their original homes to move somewhere else. Spelling over the centuries being at best erratic, and local accents very thick, not surprisingl;y lead to the develoopment of variant spellings, some far removed from the original form. The name owes something to the Danish-Vikings, who until the coming of the Norman-French after the Conquest of 1066, held sway in Yorkshire, with York being their capital. The place name of Wetherby derives from the Olde English word 'wether' meaning store cattle, and the Scandanavian '-bi' meaning a farm, the town being recorded as Wedrebi in the famous Domesday Book of 1086. The first known recording of the surname is that of Robertus de Wethirby in the Poll Tax rolls of 1379.

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I cant seem to find Maud Winifred Ann Piggott - married into Johnston, to James Johnston who were parents to Anthony James Johnston (1919/05/19) and another Johnston male who left home after the army and never returned.

Anthony James Johnston used to be employed at SA Perm Building Society in Kimberley, Eloff St, and Pretoria, but I can find nothing about it anywhere. His position was high up..

I noticed on the marriage register for Pamela Penelope Vigne - married to Anthony James Johnston as mentioned above - The Mother Johnston initials were MWA Johnston, but her signature was A. Johnston.  Ive searched both..  without much success in finding the right one :(

Can also find no further details on James Johnston (father of Anthony James Johnston) who was married to MWA Johnston (Piggott)

 

If anyone can assist, I'd be so happy!

 

:)

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Hi Tarryn, I've also got Johnston in my family, originally from Sligo, Ireland.
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Hi, i always thought we were of Irish descent, but yesterday I found out the Vigne's are initially from France..

The Johnston's I have not been able to trace far at all :(

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