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Sergeant Samuel Johnson (Johnston) (......1852)

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  • Born :
  • Where Born : Devon England
  • Occupation : / Soldier
  • Date Arrived : 16 May 1828
  • Ship Arrived on : "Hooghley"
  • Port Arrived : Sydney
  • Arrived Tasmania : 26 August 1826 ship " John Barry"
  • Rank on Discharge : Sergeant
  • Date of Enlistment :
  • Regiment Enlisted : 95th Regiment
  • Where Enlisted :
  • Transfer to : 10th Regiment
  • Date of Discharge :
  • Where Discharged :
  • Date Enlisted Royal Veterans :
  • Date Discharged :
  • Died : 1852
  • Where Died / Buried : Launceston Tasmania / Launceston Tasmania /
  • Parents Names :
  • Spouse's Name : Catherine (Drew)
  • Born : 1804.
  • Where Born : England.
  • Occupation :
  • Date Married : 1828.
  • Where Married : Launceston, Tas
  • Spouse 's Parents :
  • Died : 1887 / Hobart, Tas
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  • Descendants
     
    Area Settled :
     
     
    Children :
    1 . Mary Anne c1822
    Elizabeth c1827
    Lachlan c1828
    Catherine b.Launceston c 1831 married
    James Green b.Sydney 1828
    Eliza Glenright c1842/43

    History & Achievements :

    Very little is known about Sergeant Samuel Johnson except the following. He had had a long and good career as a soldier and had fought in the Peninsular War during which he had been captured and held prisoner for four years. He had been transferred from his original battalion, the 95th Foot to the 10th Foot - a Garrison Battalion, prior to his enlistment in the Royal Veterans' Corps. A native of Devon, he had applied for land on the East Coast but sold this in 1835. He was appointed Superintendent of the Female Hiring Depot in Launceston. He was one of the most highly regarded of the Veterans, his death in 1852 warranting a favourable Obituary in newspapers in both the north and south of the island.
    Aas to Samuel Johnston (Johnston is how he signed his name recorded in the family bible)  We are in the process of compiling details of his extensive service history such as he entered the Pennisula Wars with General Robert Craufrud and was captured by the french and his rank when he was in the 10th  was Sgt Major. 

    Some information was kindly supplied by Cherie Thompson . redinoz@winshop.com.au

    Some Information supplied by KevinFarley kevinfarley@optusnet.com.au

     
    E- mail address
    bmchapman@iprimus.com.au
    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: February 10, 2007.