John Sharp JOHNSTONE
John was born at Chirnside, Berwickshire, England.
He married Margaret Lockhart, (Born at Fenwick, Ayr, Scotland in 1867) in 1890.
They had three daughters & one son.
One son-in-law, Robert Ellis, served in WW1.
Sometimes the name Johnstone is spelled without the 'e'.
John started out as a settler at Woodland then became a miner in the Southland region and by 1911 was at Sayers Bay as a farmer.
In 1916 he was in Levin as a coal merchant.. His widow moved to Wellington then Auckland, living with her adult children.