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Hi my name is Sandy Warman-Johnston.  I am searching for two Aunts who it is believed came to Australia in 1947 after independence.  I am told that they came with their father David Hall.  The confusing part is that sometimes they used the name Warman-Johnston, and at other times just JOHNSTON.  As far as I know David Hall left his wife Margaret nee Reynolds after over 25 years of marriage and twelve children, and took the two youngest, these two girls with him, and went to live in Bombay from Calcutta.  I think the two girls names were Irene who was born about 1922 and Rhoda born about 1923.  There is another Aunt Jean, who no one knows what happened to.  She married Walter Marshall and had two children named either Sylvia or Cynthia and Peter.  They did come to England after independence but disappeared and the family think they may have gone to Australia on the assisted passage scheme.  So if anyone can help with information or guidance please contact me by e-mail



Mary Ann JOHNSTON of Annandale, born 1821 married Thomas (or James) CLARKE, born 1820, children : 

  1. Joseph John CLARKE (born at Moffat in Scotland in about 1854 and died in 1923 in Cornwall where, in his youth, he had been trained as an engineer at the Camborne School of Mines.  He spent most of his working life in India.


Louisa JOHNSTON, Spinster, Indo-Briton married Simon FONCECA, widower, Indo-Briton, Draftsman, Madras (Artist), by dispensation. As both were Roman Catholic there was a special ceremony. This was conducted by Rt Rev Doctor P J Carew, Bishop of Philadelphia USA, Co-Adjutor Vicar Apostolic of Madras and Meliapore on 27 November 1839, witnesses W.L. Johnston, G J J Fonceca. Simon was a widower when he married and they were both 'Indo-British. Louisa died a widow on 19 March 1885 of general debility aged 68), children :  

  1. Agnes Eliza FONCECA (born 1841?), 

  2. Beatrice Josephine FONCECA (born 18/11/1842, baptised 10/12/1842, Madras, officiating Minister J Fennelly. LDS film 530008/9 Vol 2/4 P580),  

  3. Julina Sophia FONCECA (born 19/6/1844, baptised 10/7/1844), 

  4. Octavia FONCECA (born 1873).

(The person who confirmed the above information is the son of Edward Percy Johnston).  



Info from Sharon Busch 

? JOHNSTON a blacksmith, married Jean GRAHAM, children:

  1. Agnes Graham Johnston was born in Scotland March 19, 1919. Agnes moved to Canada in her early 30's and lived until age 57 yrs.  She lived in Chatham Ontario Canada until her death.


info to be submitted by Andrea O'HARA

Frederick Norman Bruce JOHNSTON (born 20/10/1904 Madras, SI died 20/03/1950, Worthing, UK) married Kathleen May O'HARA (born 21/08/1907, Calcutta, NI died 09/1995 Guildford, UK)  . Children:

  1. Carlyle Bruce JOHNSTON (born 06/08/1940, Bangalore, SI)

  2. Robert Christopher JOHNSTON (born 30/04/1943, Bangalore, SI)

Next Generation

Carlyle Bruce JOHNSTON (born 06/08/1940, Bangalore, SI) married Hazel Christine MARTIN (27/02/1943, Worthing, UK), Children:

  1. Richard Bruce JOHNSTON (born 17/09/1968, Shoreham, UK)

Robert Christopher JOHNSTON (born 30/04/1943, Bangalore, SI) married June Anne HILARY (born 04/02/1946, Farnborough, UK). Children:

  1. Karen Hilary JOHNSTON (born 16/06/1975, Welwyn Garden, UK)

  2. Helen May JOHNSTON (born 24/12/1976, Welwyn Garden, UK)

  3. Anna Mary JOHNSTON (born 26/02/1979, Northampton, UK)

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