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Enraptured we drift heavenward
In whispered gentle flight
Through majesty and mystery
And brilliant webs alight
Where comets wheel and spirals turn
And halos blaze on bright
Mortality is left behind
Eternity's in sight
With thanks we think of God's best work
You too, a guiding light
And there you are, on Vela's bow
Keep sailing starry night
In loving memory of Harry St Clair Johnson
Who passed away peacefully, 23 Jan 2010
For whom the search began
Constellation of Vela, star coordinate (epoch 2000) right ascension 09:56:21.9 declination -50:20:09.5
James St Clair and Eliza Cullen were married in Limerick in 1850.
James St Clair (a policeman) and his wife Eliza emigrated from Galway in Ireland to Sydney in 1850 as assisted immigrants aboard the 'Kate'.
James's parents were George and Eliza St Clair who were living in County Clare in 1850.
Elizabeth's parents John and Margaret Cullen were living in Doonass at the time.
James had a cousin, George St Clair, living in Sydney in 1850. Elizabeth had a cousin, John Johnstone, also living in Sydney.
Please contact me if you are researching this family tree.
b. 03 Apr 1818 Abbey Parish, Renfrewshire, Scotland
m. 23 Apr 1839 Abbey Parish, Renfrewshire, Scotland
George HIGGINS - coal miner
d. 05 May 1889 Abbey Parish, Renfrewshire, Scotland
father Robert HERCULES
mother Ann MORTEN
Seeking further information about Ann Hercules' parents and siblings.
Augustine MARRIOTT m Sara TOOKE 29 Oct 1689 at Christ Church afs
Benjamin MARRIOTT m. Esther CHAMBERS 1729, Somerset House, Westminster, London, England
Rev. George MARRIOTT b. abt. 1735 d. 1793 - spouse unknown
Sir James MARRIOTT b. abt. 1731 d. 1803 - spouse unknown
Angelina MARRIOTT, daughter of Rev. George MARRIOTT, m John Wentworth WATSON
Collaboration in researching this line would be most welcome.
Jane Frances MORRIS married Richard JOHNSON
Her father John MORRIS married Jane Francis WATKINS
John MORRIS is reputedly the uncle of William MORRIS, the English architect, furniture and textile designer, artist, writer, socialist and Marxist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement.
If this is true John MORRIS is the brother of William MORRIS Snr and son of William MORRIS and Elizabeth STANLEY.
Any information appreciated.
John Henry DEREPAS, his wife Margaret Emily MACDONALD and their children, arrived in Sydney as assisted immigrants aboard the Duke of Roxburgh in 1849.
Mary DUNBAR was born about 1832 in Marykirk, Kincardine, Scotland. She married James DUNDEE in 1851.
Looking for information about her parents. According to the 1871 Scotland Census her father is James C DUNBAR born abt 1807 in Carrick, Kincardineshire. In 1871 he is living with Mary in Montrose, Angus at North St, Clark Land and his occupation is Wincey Weaver.
I have Mary's mother as Jane TAYLOR but have no further information.
Alfred Louis TISCHBAUER was born 1853, in Paris, France. His parents were Alexandre TISCHBAUER and Marie Julie FAVAUD.
He trained as a scene painter and designer and worked at the Paris Opera, where he became involved in the Paris Commune of 1871, was sent to New Caledonia as punishment and from there went to Australia.* It is interesting to note that it was the discovery of the body of a Communard buried in the Paris Opera that inspired the tale of the Phantom of the Opera.**
TISCHBAUER was a painter of repute and associate of fellow Communard excile and artist, Lucien Felix HENRY. One of HENRY's sculptures includes a bust of TISCHBAUER.*
Alfred worked at East Sydney Technical College.* Two of his better known works are a watercolour drawing, Pyrmont Quarry Sydney and an oil painting, George Street, Sydney, 1883. Some of his other works include an oil on canvas, Flooding creek, Sale, Gippsland, a watercolour, Sale, Dec '95, oil on board, Stormy Coastline, and watercolours of boating scenes painted in 1905 in New York.
He married Harriet Vincent WATSON on 20 Jan 1897, at St Johns, Footscray, Melbourne. Harriet was also known as "John". Her father George Wade WATSON was an Archdeacon.
Alfred and Harriet left Sydney and arrived in San Francisco, California, on 9 Feb 1903. In 1910, they were living in Manhattan Ward 16, New York, New York.
On the back of a photo taken in New York in 1912, which was sent to his sister-in-law Alice Marriott EASTERBY (nee WATSON), he wrote, "From your old brother-in-law Tischi". His great nephew knew of him as "Uncle Louis".
Another photo of Harriet and Alfred TISCHBAUER, sent to Harriet's sister Alice and her husband, Harry Tinniswood EASTERBY, includes the following: "New York, 25th March 1912. To Alice and Harry from two New Yorkers fresh from the country. Remember that the idea of having our mugs taken together comes from your dear and beloved sister, John Harriet Vincent Watson TISCHBAUER in wedlock etc."
TISCHBAUER completed a signed and dated watercolour of a boating scene in 1918. He died 2 Feb 1922 in California. Harriet left San Francisco and arrived in Sydney on 5 Sep 1922. Harriet died 14 Jun 1925, in Ingleburn near Sydney, NSW, Australia.
*Reference: Dictionary of Australian Artists Online
**Reference: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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.
The Reverend Richard Johnson arrived in Australia on the first fleet in 1788. (b. 1755 in Yorkshire; d. 1827 England)
Married in England on 4 Dec 1786 to Mary Burton (b. Abt 1753 parish of St Poultry, London; d. 1831 England)
Had three children
1. stillborn Oct 1788 Australia
2. Milbah Johnson (b. 1790 NSW, Australia; d. 1803 England)
3. Henry Martin Johnson (b. 1792 NSW) returned to England with family in 1800; married Hannah Bartram 1815.
Who were Henry and Hannah's children? Any help much appreciated.
UPDATE: 25 November 2009 - Henry and Hannah had no known issue. Claims that William Jonathan Johnson is a descendant of the Reverend Richard Johnson are unjustified. The Rev. Johnson may however, be a great uncle to William Jonathan Johnson, as his brother, Robert Ebenezer Johnson lived with his great aunt, who (according to information provided by Ruth Fielding), was Rev. Johnson's sister.