Right on Viola, the James BURLEY marriage to Rachel JOHNSON were my
ancestors however not so the Johnston BURLEY birth. The one you mentioned
was in fact a nephew of James and his father Wm was James' brother. The
Johnston BURLEY I mentioned who had the grandson Wallace was in fact a
brother to James and Wm and was baptised 26 Jul 1826 at Bunlougher. Parents
of the three brothers were William BURLEY and Mary Anne CAMPBELL who married
18 Apr 1820 at Magheracross. There were three other brothers, Richard
Campbell, John and Henry and all 6 emigrated to Australia. Two other
brothers stayed in Fermanagh - Robert b 1836 and Thomas b 1838 who married
Faithie NIXON who I believe inherited his grandfather's Farm (William
CAMPBELL). They have an impressive and well preserved gravestone at C of E
Aghavea cemetery which contains useful family dates etc.
Of the 6 that emigrated, 4 married in Fernmanagh before emigrating and
interestingly, John, who emigrated in 1851 returned home in 1854 to marry
Jane WATKINS at Lisnaskea and returned that same year with his new wife and
also taking his two brothers Henry and Johnston with him. Perhaps an
indication that while prospects in the colonies appeared promising,
Fermanagh girls were better than what the colonies had to offer.
And David, I don't have any line with the JOHNS(T)ON name in Australia so
far as I know, it having just been the maiden name of the Rachel JOHNSTON
Don and David,
I suspect that Don's Mullaghdun marriage Burleigh to Johnston was a coming
together of Killesher BURLEY (Beighy) and a Cleenish JOHNSTON of Cloonaveel.
Registered as event date 21 June 1850, James BURLEY to Rachel
also found the birth of Johnston BURLEY, son of Wm BURLEY and Anne
civil district of Lisnaskea >on 20th September 1870.
Considering the Civil registered 999 marriages, 335 births, 1101
in 1901 census for Fermanagh and the 158 deaths recorded in Emerald
Ancestors for Co Fermanagh one can >only imagine the amount of digging to
unravel the JOHNSTON clan Good hunting viola
Where were your gg grandmother and ggg grandmother from? Were they in
Australia or elsewhere?
My Johnston's have been in Victoria, Australia since 1855 with
to NSW and others to WA.