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Richard JOHNSON (b. 1821; d. 1880) m. (27 Mar 1847, Church of England, Camperdown, Newtown, NSW, Australia) Jane Frances MORRIS. Witnesses as their marriage were Patalina MORRIS (Jane's stepmother) of Camperdown, Sarah Emma MORRIS of Newtown (Jane's sister) and Ralph Mayer ROBEY of Linthorpe.
Richard's father was Richard Johnson, watchmaker, and his mother was Elizabeth Phillips.
Richard senior and junior arrived in Australia aboard the Layton in 1833.
Richard's sister, Elizabeth Johnson, married Josiah Parker on 25 July 1834 at St James' Church, Sydney. She died about 1860 in Bathurst.
His brother Robert Ebenezer Johnson married Elizabeth Byrne on 30 October 1834 at St James's Church. Robert was a solicitor and politician.
His brother William Jonathon Johnson was an organ builder and built the first Australian organ which can be seen at St Matthew's, Windsor today. Prior to becoming the parish organist at Christ Church, he was involved with music at St James' Church, King Street. He married Eliza Harris Tompson on 21 July, 1838 at St. Phillip's, Sydney.
Richard's brother James Johnson was an organist at St James'. He was married to Ellen. They arrived in Port Jackson, NSW, with William Jonathon Johnson on 1 January 1836 as unassisted immigrants aboard the vessel ‘Salacia’.
Richard was a solicitor.
Emily F JOHNSON (b. abt. 1848, NSW, Australia; d. 1852).
Alice Elizabeth Sarah JOHNSON (b. abt. 1849, Sydney NSW, Australia; d. 1903, Mosman, NSW, Australia.) m. (19 Jul 1871, Holy Trinity Church, Sydney, NSW, Australia) John Vials BAYLY (b. 1838, England; d. 1920, Mosman, NSW, Australia). John was a painter who exhibited his paintings with the Art Society of New South Wales during the 1880s.
Herbert Richard JOHNSON (b. 1851, NSW, Australia; d. 21 Dec 1911, Manly, NSW, Australia) m. (02 Jul 1872, Gundagai, NSW, Australia) Eliza Jane ST CLAIR (b. 17 Apr 1853; d. 17 Aug 1914, Ocean Beach, Manly, NSW, Australia). Sir Charles KINGSFORD SMITH was a friend of the family. His brother married Herbert and Eliza’s daughter. Anectdotally, Sir Charles Kingsford Smith took his first flight from the Johnson family's chicken coop. His umbrella did not fly as well as a three engined fokker and he broke his arm.
Mary E JOHNSON (b. 1853, NSW, Australia; d. 1925 New Plymouth, New Zealand) m. (1875, Mudgee, NSW, Australia) Neil Kerr MACDIARMID (b. 1850, Carcoola, NSW, Australia; d. 1899). Neil was a bank manager and a Freemason.
Reginald J R JOHNSON (b. abt. 1854, NSW, Australia; d. abt 1855, NSW, Australia)
Leslie C B JOHNSON (b. abt 1857, Sydney, NSW, Australia; d. abt. 1926, Newtown, NSW, Australia) possibly m. Mary L PEISLEY (b. 1850, NSW, Australia; d. 1927, Ryde, NSW, Australia)
Lucy Francis JOHNSON (b. 1859, Sydney, NSW, Australia; d. 1935, Chatswood, NSW, Australia) m. (1886, Dubbo, NSW, Australia) Sydney Glanville FIELDING (b. 1856, Parramatta, NSW, Australia; d. 1930, Newtown, NSW, Australia). Sydney was an Anglican minister who published novels, verse, sermons and tracts. Lucy and Sydney’s daughter, Una FIELDING, was a distinguished neuroanatomist.