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thank you to Maggie for sending in this info ...
Subject: James & Ann Rugg
Date: 2016-03-03 00:45:45
I loved your'familytreecircles' site and found the layout interesting. Thank you.
My husband is directly related to the rogue Alexander John Johnston through his 'marriage' to Bridget Maria Flanaghan, (have 'certificate') and their daughter Margaret Ellen Johnston who later moved to Australia where she married a Michael Henry Grant.
I do not have verification of their following children births:
Margaret Ellen Johnson about 1869 (NZ advised too early for records in Greymouth.
Robert John Johnston about 1872
Alexander Stewart Johnston 1876/17268 - death 1877/2652
William Alexander Johnston 1778/7102
I have the 1855 Marriage Certificate of Alexander Johnston and Jane Ellen Jones (in that order) with Jane's Father's name of Thomas Jones, Master Mariner - witness Margaret Jones.
I am extremely interested in Thomas, the nine year old boy who shot his sister Ellen.
I have yet to order his (I suspect) birth Thomas Johnston, W. Derby 8b 271 (Find My Past. I have not been able to ascertain his death until I read your site. I felt great sadness for him, his mother and siblings.
It would seem that Ann and Jane's father Thomas gained his Master Mariner's Certificate in 1800 (have a document) Think their brother Thomas also held this Certificate.
Other Jones information: British Census
* 1851 Census which shows Ann and Jane with parents and siblings in Toxteth W Derby England
* 1871 Census Martha Jones, Mother of Ann and Jane, is now a widow. Niece Ellen Williams present.
* 1881 Census Martha living with daughter Margaret, now a 'Wilkinson'
Death Certificate of Ellen Overton 1866 + Coroner's Report
I know that I have Jane's death certificate to track her children - not much help.
It would seem that she had three children with an Edward Williams whom she married in 1873.
Les Johnston of the Rootsweb unlocked these lines for me and contributed greatly to my knowledge.
He also suggested that Ann may have travelled on the French barque 'SS Suffren' 1863 Port Chalmers carrying mainly brandy ie. a Mrs Rugg, no initial.
Maggie (surname supplied)
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