Date of Birth: 
2 Jul 1865
Date of Death: 
14 Dec 1919

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.

Relatives mentioned in profile: 
John Sharp Johnstone, William Johnstone, Joan Sharp, Margaret Lockhart, William Lockhart, Elizabeth Gray, Joanna Mabel (Joan) Johnstone, Beatrice Johnstone, Robert Ernest Ellis, Arthur Sharpe Johnstone, Maysie Frances Basikiville, Jane Forbes (Jean) Johnstone.