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Arthur Irwin Johnston (1851 - 1911)

Arthur Irwin Johnston
Born [location unknown]
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 30 Nov 1880 in Albury, New South Wales, Australiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Wilcannia, NSW, Australiamap
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Arthur Irwin Johnston was born At Sea on 10 May 1851, possibly off Indonesia, the son of Arthur Johnston and Eliza Morrow. He was baptised at Geelong, Victoria on 23 Dec 1851.[1] No details on the vessel that the Johnston family travelled on have been located.

Arthur Irwin Johnston, son of Arthur Johnston and Eliza Morrow, married Wilhemina Michaelis, daughter of Augustus Michaelis and Franziska Germer, in Albury NSW on 30 Nov 1880.[2] They had 9 children: Minni; Amelia Williamson; Hugh; Charles; Arthur; Ruth Glenney; Queenie Thompson (1891-1960); Cecile Downs (1893-1971); and Herbert.[3]

Arthur Irwin Johnston passed away on 19 may 1911 at Wilcannia, NSW.[4] He was survived by his wife Wilhelmina and 7 of his 9 children and at least 5 grandchildren.[3]

Research Notes

Birth / Baptism

  1. VIC BDM - Birth: 9377/1852 [1]
    • Event: Birth
    • Event registration number: 9377
    • Registration year: 1852
    • Family name: JOHNSTON
    • Given names: Arthur Irwin
    • Sex: Unknown
    • Father's name: <blank>
    • Mother's name: Eliza
    • Place of birth: GEEL.
    A copy of this birth registration is held by B. Williams


  1. NSW BDM - Deaths: 8177/1911 [4]
    • Registration Number: 1911/008177
    • Number: 85
    • Date and Place of Death: 1911 19th May; Wilcannia Hospital Wilcannia Municipality
    • Name and occupation: Arthur Irwin Johnston; Grazier
    • Sex and Age: Male; 59 years
    • Cause of Death
    • (a) Chronic Bright's Disease
    • (b)(1) Necrosis of metatarsus
    • (b)(2) Gangrene, Uraemia
    • Duration of last illness
    • (a) several years ?
    • (b)(1) Three months
    • (b)(2) 36 hours
    • Medical attendant: F Leonard Keith registered
    • When he last saw deceased: 19th May 1911
    • Name and occupation of father: (christian names unknown); Johnston; unknown
    • Name and maiden surname of mother: Eliza Morrow
    • Informant: G. Young; Secretary Wilcannia Hospital; also certified by A. E. Fairhead Acting matron Wilcannia Hospital
    • Particulars of registration: (unreadable); 19th May 1911 Wilcannia
    • When and Where buried: 19th May 1911; Church of England Cemenery Wilcannia
    • Undertaker: Charles J Robbins
    • Name and Religion of Minister: W Holmes; Church of England
    • names of witnesses of burial: E. G. Dollman; Mark J. C. Tully
    • Where born: at sea
    • How long in Australasian Colonies or States: All his life N.S.W.
    • Place of Marriage, age, to whom: Albury NSW; 28 years; Wilhelmina Michaelis
    • Children of Marriage:
      1 male 1 female deceased
    • certified Sydney 17 Jun 2008.
    B. Williams Note: The statement "All his life N.S.W." is inconsistent with him being baptised, and his half-siblings being born, in Geelong Victoria. However, the informants may not have been aware of this.
    A copy of this death registration was published to Ancestry.Com by Andrew Small and is held by B. Williams

See Also

  1. CapeWill Tree on MyHeritage[3]
    • For all the information I have on Arthur Irwin Johnston (1850-1911) and his close family see my tree on MyHeritage that I am progressively transcribing. (B. Williams, 24Feb2019)


  1. 1.0 1.1 VIC BDM - Birth: 9377/1852,, obtained 8Nov2017
  2. WikiTree - Johnston Michaelis Marriage (NSW BDM)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Johnston, Arthur, 1850, CapeWill Tree on MyHeritage,, accessed 24Feb2019
  4. 4.0 4.1 NSW BDM - Deaths: 8177/1911,,

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