Mr George Augustus (1st)Johnson & Jane Calcraft

"Newark Vale"

Blowering Road,

Jones Bridge,

Tumut, NSW.

George Augustus (1st) Johnson

Property Details:

Zone - Rural

Portion - 37 - 170 acres - on eastern side of road with House & sheds plus crops block.

Portion - 38 - 50 acres

Portion - 36 - 50 acres -

Acres - about 270 acres

This property is situated on the corner of Tumut Plains Road and Blowering Road (formally known as the "Monaro Highway") about 7 miles south of Tumut at Jones's Bridge.

OWNERS

George Augustus (1st) JOHNSON & Jane CALCRAFT

(Son) John Calcraft Johnson & Fanny Hannah Oddy

(Grandson) Leslie Vernon "Jim" JOHNSON & Mary Augusta (Gussie) Brown

Property changed from a Johnson ownership for the first time in about 100 years, no doubt because of the fact that there were no more children to pass down to.

James Patrick "Jim" HALLORAN & Gertrude Mary QUILTY - who were married in Tumut in 1938 - (Ref- NSW BDM 16913/1938).

HISTORY

About 1843 George Augustus Johnson was born to parents Mr William (1st) JOHNSON & Anna BURDEN in the UK. He married Miss Jane Calcraft in Beckenham, Kent, England before 1853, she was the daughter of John & Jane Calcraft. she was born in about 1835 in the UK.

Shortly after the birth of their first child Napolian, George 29 years, Jane 28 years travelled out to Australia arriving on board the "David McIver" on the 1.9.1853. Then 18 years later Jane Johnson died 18.5.1866 in Tumut, NSW. Australia. - (Ref- NSW BDM 6825/1866) Jane has a headstone in the Tumut Pioneer Cemetery. Many years later George Augustus passed away on the 8th September, 1901 in Tumut, NSW - (Ref-Margaret Buckley) - six childrern were born to this couple in Tumut.

Six (6) CHILDREN were born to George & Jane:

1. 1853 - They had a son Napolian Bonaparte Johnson born in Beckenham, Kent. England. The three migrated to Australia soon after and travelled south. In 1876 he married Miss Elizabeth Ann Quarmby in Tumut, NSW (Ref- NSW BDM 4293/1876 & Margaret Buckley).

2. 1854 Joseph William Johnson, was born in Junee, NSW in 1854. In 1901 he married Miss Mary Ann McAlister in Tumut.- (Ref- NSW BDM 7699/1901).

3. 1858 George Alfred (2nd) Johnson, was born in Tumut. - (Ref- NSW BDM 12522/1858). George married Miss Sophia Eggleton, in Tumut. He died in 20418/1923 in TUMUT.

4. 16th March, 1859 - Mary J JOHNSON parents GEORGE & JANE was born in Tumut, NSW - (Ref- NSW BDM 12972/1859) Unfortunately Mary died in 1860 in Tumut, NSW - (Ref- NSW BDM 6142/1860 & Marg Buckley)

5. 4th March, 1962 - John Calcraft (Jack) Johnson parents GEORGE & JANE was born in TUMUT - (Ref- NSW BDM 14047/1862) - married ODDY FANNY N in TUMUT.

6. 1864 - Male JOHNSON parents GEORGE & JANE was born in Tumut - (Ref- NSW BDM 15419/1864) - He died in 1864 JOHNSON, MALE INFANT parents GEORGE & JANE in TUMUT. - (Ref- NSW BDM 6025/1864).

2nd Marriege

In 1868 George Augustus married his second wife Miss Margaret Sophia HODGE in Tumut, NSW - (Ref- NSW BDM 3490/1868) parents Robert N & Sarah HODGE of Sydney, NSW. Then his second wife Margaret Sophia JOHNSON died 16.12.1874 age 48 years.- (Ref- NSW BDM 8090/1874). She is buried in the Old Tumut Cemetery in an unmarked grave. Margart was like George this was her third marriage her first husband was Mr Charles Pattern WATT in Sydney and her second husband was Mr Bailey Bishop MORTON in Sydney. No children were born to this couple.

3rd Marriage

History shows that on the 19.5.1880 George Johnson married his third wife Miss Sarah Jane Sweetmen in Tumut - (Ref- NSW BDM 5094/1880) Presumably she is the widow referred to in his obituary. No children born to this couple.

ADDRESSES for George & Jane

Born in the UK.

Junee, NSW

1880 Tumut Plains, Tumut, NSW

1901 - "Newark Vale," Blowering. Tumut - (Ref On his Marriage Cert to Sarah J Sweetman)

WORK:

In 1880 George was listed as a Farmer, at Tumut Plains

1901 - Farmer - shown in the Burial records of the All Saints Tumut.

Adelong & Tumut Express - 10.9.1901

DEATH NOTICE:

We regret to say that Mr G Johnson, Sen., of Blowering, who met with an accident by falling from his sulky on his way home from town sometime ago, he has been recommended to Sydney for the purpose of removing some internal growth. The poor old man is a very old and well to do resident of Tumut, and we regret to say his friends consider him in too weak a condition to bear the removal to Sydney. Since the above was written Mr Johnson has departed this life, death occurring on Sunday afternoon. The deceased was a resident of 40 years standing in the district, and was very highly respected. He had attained the ripe age of 78 years, and leaves a family of four sons and one daughter, all grown up, to mourn their loss. (Ref Margaret B)

Tumut & Adelong Times - 13.9.1901

DEATH of a PIONEER:-

In our last issue we recorded that Mr G Johnson, one of the oldest pioneer residents of the district, had expired at his residence, near the Jones's Bridge, on previous Sunday. The funeral took place on Monday, and it was largely attended. Rev Owens-Mell performed the obsequies at the grave and Mr W Hainsworth carried out the duties of undertaker . Mr Johnson had been a resident of the district for nearly half a century and had resided the whole of his time here on the farm where he expired. He was well known and respected by all who knew him, eccentricities he possessed being of a nature tending to extend his list of acquaintances. Being a shrewd and careful man of wealth, it is thought to a much larger extent than developments so far have shown. The last record of his having had any transactions with a banking institution was in 1892, when he drew a sum of money standing to his credit out of the A.J.S. Bank. From that time on he has been adopting a system of planting his treasurers in secret places, which have not yet been discovered, so far as we can learn. He left a will apportioning his belongings to his widow and four sons. NOTE: Despite all his apparent wealth George Johnson is buried in an unmarked grave in the Old cemetery.

Deceased Estate - JOHNSON, George in Tumut, Date of death 08/09/1901 - Duty paid 30/12/1901 Item [19/10212] - Real 3028 - (Ref- http://srwww.records.nsw.gov.au/indexsearch/searchhits.aspx?table=Deceased+Estates&ID=15&query=Johnson&frm=0)

(SALE OF HORSE) - NEWS PAPER ITEMS:

Wynyard Times - Friday 14.12.1860

Mr Robinson for the plaintiff. This action was for the recovery of 11 pound paid to the defendant for a mare sold to plaintiff as a sound, but afterwards proved unsound and consequently returned to the defendant. James Munro sworn, deposed he was a constable in the Tumut Police Force. On November 14th he purchased a chestnut mare from defendant for 11 pound, the same being delivered as in sound condition: on examination the following day the mare was found to be defective and was returned in consequence. Richard Harris sworn, stated that he was a farrier: examined the are, and hound her to be injured: the Mare was sold in his presence and the defendant would not allow him to examine her, as he said she was all right. For the defence, George Johnson, the defendant, stated that he sold the mare as he had purchased her, and did not warrant her as being sound Jan Johnston, wife of defendant, deposed that she was present when plaintiff told her husband that he would give him 11 pound for the mare, which being accepted, plaintiff desired her husband to deliver the horse on the following morning: nothing was said about the mare being sound: in her opinion there were very few horses in this district that could be pronounced sound. She considered the sale was duly effected. The defects of the animal having been explained, his Honor gave a verdict for the plaintiff in The full amount. Much of the case, owing to the singular nature of the injury under which the mare suffered, can hardly be reported, but Johnson's mare "Ginger" will be long remembered in Tumut.

1876 - FLOOD - At the last farm Mr. G. Johnson's, the northern boundary of Blowering, a large amount of fencing is washed down, and the extensive wheat crops laid under water. From the other side of tho river (West Blowering), I have been unable to gather any particulars, excepting that at Mr. Bridle's farm a long line of newly erected fencing has been carried away, and this year's crop of corn greatly damaged by the water running into the shed. The three boats belonging to Messrs. Oddy, Johnson, and Bridle, which are our only means of communication with tho opposite side of the river when it is swollen, are I understand, luckily saved. In concluding these sort details, I cannot help expressing my satisfaction in witnessing the large amount of equanimity with which the several losses have been submitted to,-Tumut Times. - (Ref- Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907)(about) Previous issue Saturday 7 October 1876).

13 - Marriages for the and Bride's last name Johnson in the years 1788 to 1961 registered in the District of Tumut.

1. - 3557/1869 JOHNSON, ELIZA in TUMUT married TEED, JOSEPH H

2. - 5093/1880 JOHNSON, MARY E in TUMUT married BRHAN, WILLIAM

5093/1880 JOHNSON, MARY ELIZABETH in TUMUT married ROOHAN, WILLIAM

3. - 7336/1885 JOHNSON, ANN M in TUMUT married SMITH, JOHN THOMAS

4. - 14664/1916 JOHNSON, BERTHA F in TUMUT married LE FEVRE, ALFRED A

5. - 12250/1917 JOHNSON, IVY M in TUMUT married PROWSE, STANLEY G

6. - 13492/1919 JOHNSON, LILLIAN M in TUMUT married GRADY, WILLIAM FREDERICK

7. - 1992/1929 JOHNSON, DORIS V in TUMUT married MAYNARD, WALTER E

8. - 14117/1932 JOHNSON, ELLA O in TUMUT married JOHNSON, NUTTALL, EDGAR J

9. - 9849/1934 JOHNSON, CLARE E E in TUMUT married BANWELL, WALLACE V

10. - 6394/1943 JOHNSON, BESSIE JOAN married FRENCH, DELSON MATTHEW in TUMUT

11. - 17930/1945 JOHNSON, DOROTHY MARY in TUMUT married SKEIN, LESLIE ERIC

12. - 12463/1954 JOHNSON, JOYCE in TUMUT married RICHARDS, LESLIE ERNEST

13. - 15340/1961 JOHNSON, MARGARET KATHLEEN in TUMUT married To BUCKLEY, LINDSAY MAXWELL

Marriages for the Groom's last name Johnson in the years 1788 to 1962 registered in the District of Tumut.

3109/1867 JOHNSON WILLIAM married KIDSON MARY in TUMUT

3490/1868 JOHNSON GEORGE married MORTON MARGARET S in TUMUT

4293/1876 JOHNSON NAPOLEON BONAPARTE QUARMBY ELZTH A in TUMUT

5094/1880 JOHNSON GEORGE K married SWEETMAN SARAH JANE in TUMUT

7339/1885 JOHNSON GEORGE A married EGGLETON SOPHIA in TUMUT

6904/1894 JOHNSON JOHN C married ODDY FANNY N in TUMUT

7699/1901 JOHNSON JOSEPH W married McCALISTER MARY A in TUMUT

11896/1907 JOHNSON WALTER W married SKEIN GRACE A in TUMUT

6672/1910 JOHNSON MILTON V married BRUMBY MARTHA in TUMUT

7248/1911 JOHNSON ALBERT E married MORRIS EUPHEMIA in TUMUT

12626/1909 JOHNSON GEORGE R married BRUMBY HARRIETT in TUMUT

12238/1918 JOHNSON JAMES married JEFFREY RUBY in TUMUT

4310/1919 JOHNSON HERBERT L married BROWN ANNA P A in TUMUT

13498/1919 JOHNSON FREDERICK married THOMSON ELIZABETH in TUMUT

19788/1920 JOHNSON FREDERICK H married MARSHALL EDITH E in TUMUT

6509/1921 JOHNSON EDWARD G married SUTTON NELLIE H in TUMUT

16072/1921 JOHNSON RAYMOND R married WEEDEN NELLY M in TUMUT

14816/1931 JOHNSON ALFRED E married BURT EILEEN M in TUMUT

3561/1924 JOHNSON ERNEST married CONNORS RUBY M

2558/1925 JOHNSON EDWARD G married O'BRIEN LEILA O in TUMUT

17061/1926 JOHNSON HECTOR V married MURRAY ALMA in TUMUT

3276/1928 JOHNSON ARCHIE G married WEEDEN ZILLA in TUMUT

16390/1937 JOHNSON PERCY married BUCKLEY JOAN MAVIS VICTORIA in TUMUT

16393/1937 JOHNSON HORACE HARCOURT married MCMULLEN EDNA PEARL in TUMUT

22205/1937 JOHNSON KENNETH VIVIAN EDGAR married FRENCH MONA ISOBELin TUMUT

13263/1943 JOHNSON VICTOR WILLIAM F married MURRAY NOLA in TUMUT

14499/1949 JOHNSON GEORGE ALFRED married CRANE MARJORIE VIVIENNE in TUMUT

27627/1951 JOHNSON JOHN ARCHIE married OWEN MARJORIE JOAN in Tumut

This report is submitted in good faith. All endeavours have been made to make all entries authentic and correct. For any corrections and additional valuable information, maps and photos you may have please contact John

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