JOHNSON George married Drusilla MARTIN in 1879
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George JOHNSON and and Drusilla MARTIN were married in Victoria in 1879.
The marriage index records George's birth place as Kent, and Drusilla's birth place as Geelong.
There was a George JOHNSON died 1902 in Ballarat, Victoria, aged 83 years. Parents named as John JOHNSON and Ann AMERY. If the correct age was recorded for George at death he would have been born about 1819.
If this is the same George married to Drusilla we have a 30 year age gap and George would have been about 60 years old when married. The age gap means nothing. I have a few marriages down my lines with the father 30 odd years older than the mother, and they still produced children. But it does mean this may have been a second marriage for George.
Drusilla died 1923 in Ballarat, Victoria, aged 73 years. Parents named as George MARTIN and Mary Ann TERRETT. This gives us a birth year of about 1850 for Drusilla.
Looking at the birth records we find Drusilla MARTIN born in Geelong in 1850 with parents named as George MARTIN and Ann MARY. It would be easy for someone to think that MARY (recorded in capital letters) was Ann's maiden name, but this is not the case. The reason why TERRETT was not recorded after Ann is simply because this is a record of baptism, and not a record of birth. Baptism records at this time did not record the mother's maiden name, only given names. Compulsory birth registration started in Victoria in 1853 and this is when the mother's maiden name had to be included. With this change Ann, or Ann MARY, was then recorded as Mary Ann TERRETT.
Four children located Victorian records for George and Drusilla.
Born: 1879 Ballarat, Victoria.
Died: 1956 Ballarat, aged 77 years.
Married: John SHUTTLEWORTH.
Born: 1880 Ballarat, Victoria.
Died: 1942 Carlton, Victoria, aged 61 years.
Married: Thomas SHUTTLEWORTH.
Charles Jarvis JOHNSON.
Born: 1881 Ballarat, Victoria.
Died: 1955 Colac, Victoria, aged 73 years.
Married: Elizabeth Ann Tilley MOON.
Born: 1883 Ballarat, Victoria.
Died: 1949 Ballarat, aged 66 years.
Married: Samuel MATTHEWS.
These are the children located for Philistine and Samuel.
Gwendoline Marcilla MATTHEWS.
Born: circa 1911. Birth not located Victorian records.
Died: 1912 East Ballarat, Victoria, aged 1 year.
Born: 1916 East Ballarat, Victoria.
Died: 1916 East Ballarat. Age not recorded.
Phyllistine Latimer MATTHEWS. *
Born: 1917 East Ballarat, Victoria.
m.1938 Charles Walkeden PENNANT.
* Recorded as Phyllistine at birth and Philistine when married.
Drucilla was also recorded as Drugala and Druzilla in the birth indexes.
Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria.
Corrections and further details to help complete this family record would be appreciated. Thank you.