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by George Johnstone
Mon May 28, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Discussion Topics
Topic: GARY STILL (1939-2018)
Replies: 33
Views: 20988

Re: GARY STILL (1939-2018)

Very sad to learn about his death. He made a huge contribution to our understanding of who were are and where we came from.

George Johnstone
Ottawa
by George Johnstone
Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Discussion Topics
Topic: GEORGE JOHNSTONE (1797-1873)
Replies: 24
Views: 10028

Re: GEORGE JOHNSTONE (1797-1873)

I, too, am descended through George Johnstone. Just taking a few days to poke around in St. Andrew's and photographed the grave of he and Fanny. My line is as such: George Johnstone (Francis Thomas) --> William Johnstone (Amelia Brown) --> Thomas Johnstone (Beatrice Mary Deacon/Deakin) --> Clara Jo...
by George Johnstone
Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Discussion Topics
Topic: GOVERNOR ALEXANDER CHRISTIE (1792-1872)
Replies: 1
Views: 1598

Re: GOVERNOR ALEXANDER CHRISTIE (1792-1872)

good post..lays out the contradictions...........
by George Johnstone
Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Discussion Topics
Topic: GEORGE JOHNSTONE (1797-1873)
Replies: 24
Views: 10028

Re: GEORGE JOHNSTONE (1797-1873)

CHRISTIE, ALEXANDER, HBC chief factor and administrator; b. 1792 in Scotland; d. 9 Dec. 1872 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Alexander Christie, said to be from Glasgow, joined the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1809 and was sent to Moose Factory to investigate the possibilities of the lumber trade. He returned to...
by George Johnstone
Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Discussion Topics
Topic: GEORGE JOHNSTONE (1797-1873)
Replies: 24
Views: 10028

Re: GEORGE JOHNSTONE (1797-1873)

I Just sent David a msg on facebook and asked him for his sources.
by George Johnstone
Wed Jun 24, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Discussion Topics
Topic: GEORGE JOHNSTONE (1797-1873)
Replies: 24
Views: 10028

Re: GEORGE JOHNSTONE (1797-1873)

"On March 5, 1827 Widow Frances (nee THOMAS) STEWART married George JOHNSTONE at Moose Factory. The marriage was performed by Alexander CHRISTIE (1792-1872), Magistrate of Rupert's Land, in the presence of Richard GOOD (1780-1850) and William JOHNSTON (1803-1835). Their first child together was Mart...
by George Johnstone
Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Discussion Topics
Topic: GOVERNOR THOMAS THOMAS (1765-1828)
Replies: 38
Views: 23174

Re: GOVERNOR THOMAS THOMAS (1765-1828)

Another point It seems that there was a familial relationship between the Christie family and the Johnstone family. It seem to me that Alexander Christie, who married an Ann Thomas and George Johnstone, who married a Frances Thomas, were brothers -in -law. The fact that my father was named Alexander...
by George Johnstone
Tue Jun 23, 2015 9:30 am
Forum: Discussion Topics
Topic: GOVERNOR THOMAS THOMAS (1765-1828)
Replies: 38
Views: 23174

Re: GOVERNOR THOMAS THOMAS (1765-1828)

I have one question.. one I've had for several years.

My ancestor, George Johnstone is buried at St Andrews on the Red along with his wife Frances.

Her maiden name was Thomas.

Who were her parents?
by George Johnstone
Tue Nov 19, 2013 6:03 am
Forum: Discussion Topics
Topic: GOVERNOR THOMAS THOMAS (1765-1828)
Replies: 38
Views: 23174

Re: GOVERNOR THOMAS THOMAS (1765-1828)

more on Peter Dahl Peter Dahl did not reach a position of leadership in the settlement, but he became far more prosperous than the average Red River settler, and he left numerous descendants. He secured land, possibly from Lord Selkirk during his visit to the settlement in 1817. In the land register...
by George Johnstone
Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:59 am
Forum: Discussion Topics
Topic: GOVERNOR THOMAS THOMAS (1765-1828)
Replies: 38
Views: 23174

Re: GOVERNOR THOMAS THOMAS (1765-1828)

did you see this on NAHA site about Peter Dahl? In June, 1815, the first governor of the colony, Captain Miles Macdonald, was forced to surrender himself to the Northwesters. Nearly all buildings were burned down and the settlers were dispersed. Reinforced by new arrivals from Europe, some of the co...