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Peter JOHNSON [28003]
(Cir 1800-)
James BRITTON [645]
(Abt 1808-1890)
Peter JOHNSON [636]
(Abt 1825-1913)
Alice BRITTON [637]
(Abt 1839-1910)

Frederick Charles JOHNSTON [2253]


Family Links

1. Unknown [17541]
2. Margaret TUOHEY [3135]

Frederick Charles JOHNSTON [2253]

  • Born: 19 May 1873, Wellington NZ
  • Marriage (1): Unknown [17541] before 1902
  • Marriage (2): Margaret TUOHEY [3135] on 20 Apr 1909 in St Joseph Buckle St Wellington NZ
  • Died: 10 Jul 1922, Auckland Hospital Otahuhu aged 49
  • Buried: 12 Jul 1922, Otahuhu Public Cemetery Auckland

bullet   Cause of his death was stomach cancer.

bullet   Other names for Frederick were Charles Frederick and Charlie or Sharkey.


bullet  General Notes:

Frederick lived 25 Kent Tce., Wellington in 1909 but by 1922 he was a baker living at Otahuhu Auckland.
He was a widower by 3 Jun 1902.

Charlie was thought to be a cook in the Merchant Marine

Stella Roche nee Peddar:
Remembered going to visit her Uncle Charley when she was about 6 yrs old, - her sister Gina was just crawling. They went on the train, the house had a long passage down the centre, and a kitchen with bacon hanging from the ceiling. Gina was about the same age as Jack and as he had some childhood illness such as measles, the children were supposed to be kept apart. The house was near bush, and Stella was not allowed to go out alone in case she got lost. There was an older girl (? from first marriage) who looked after her.

Charlie changed his name to Charles Frederick JOHNSTON at some stage, said to be because of confusion with mail - neighbour had same initial & surname.
Ref: Yvonne Hoffman (nee Holmes), Auckland

Burial (12 July 1922): Otahuhu Public
Johnstone (sic), Charles Frederick, Anglican, Baker, Lived & died Otahuhu, 53 yrs, b.England, d.10 Jul 1922

bullet  Research Notes:

Chris McLennan writes 2013
Charlie Johnson took me years to sort out and even now I'm not sure that he was telling the truth all the time. Eventually I wrote to Woman's Day and about 13 months later got a letter from his granddaughter. She had read the article while waiting in a doctor's waiting room and felt there were enough similarities between what I had written and what she knew of her grandfather. She thought he had been born in Brixton, London, and his marriage certificate said he was born in Dunedin when it was actually Wellington though I had difficulty finding his birth certificate - there was a blot right on his name in the index. Her grandmother was pregnant when they got married which makes me wonder about the date of his supposed widowhood, but according to Yvonne Hoffmann her grandmother did write to the parish to check that he was free to marry. I haven't found another marriage for him here in NZ and off course the name makes it difficult in UK - there are an awful lot of both Frederick Charles and Charles Frederick Johnson or Johnston's. Without spending a lot of money on certificates I can't think of any way to sort it further. I think he was a ship's cook which is why he could have been in UK.


Frederick spouse unknown Unknown [17541] [MRIN: 739] before 1902. (Unknown [17541] died on 3 Jun 1902.)


Frederick next married Margaret TUOHEY [3135] [MRIN: 802], daughter of Martin TUOHEY [17545] and Ann McGRATH [17628], on 20 Apr 1909 in St Joseph Buckle St Wellington NZ. (Margaret TUOHEY [3135] was born in 1880 in Pukekohe NZ, died on 9 Nov 1948 in Otahuhu NZ and was buried in Otahuhu Public Cemetery Auckland.)

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