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Peter JOHNSON [28003]
(Cir 1800-)

Peter JOHNSON [636]
(Abt 1825-1913)


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1. Alice BRITTON [637]

Peter JOHNSON [636]

  • Born: Abt 1825, Stockholm Sweden
  • Marriage (1): Alice BRITTON [637] on 15 Sep 1861 in St George In The East, London
  • Died: 21 Feb 1913, Wellington NZ aged about 88
  • Buried: 23 Feb 1913, Karori Cemetery Wellington

bullet   Cause of his death was failure of the heart.

bullet   Another name for Peter was JOHANSON.


bullet  General Notes:

Entry Svenskarna inya Zeeland by Sten Aminoff - Peter Johnson b.1925, Parish Stockholm, County Stockholm, Arrived NZ 1865, Naturalized in NZ, Wellington 18.9.1868, Died Wgtn 21.2.1913, Married with 8 chn, Stevedore, Married in London Britain 4.9.1860 to Alice Britton

Peter became a mariner, he was living at 3 Ratcliff St., East London 1861. Signed with X at marriage.

He sailed on Wild Duck as B'swain from 12 Oct 1861 until discharged in Wellington14 Mar 1866 "by mutual consent" - Official Log, Pge 10

His occupations in NZ recorded on his childrens' birth entries, Mariner/ Labourer/Stevedore/Night Watchman.

Peter owned property to value of 325 in Wellington - Return of Freeholders, Oct 1882

Naturalisations index - NZ National Archives - Peter Johnson, 42, Swedish, labourer, Wgtn, 18.9.1868, File #1868/2526, Register I, Pge 80 - (Records Lost)

Peter died at 100 Rintoul St., Wgtn

Memorial Inscription: Peter Johnson d.21 Feb 1913 a.88. Peace perfect peace. ILMO Alice the beloved wife of Peter Johnson who d. 29 Oct 1910 a.71 yrs. I shall not die but live.
Grave Karori Cemetery reference 1/B/12/2
Ref: C McLennan 2013


bullet  Other Records

1. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, Bridgewater SOM. Peter is recorded as a visitor aged 33 unmarried a seaman in the Merchant service born Sweden British Subject - this is not proven to Peter [636]

2. Peter Johnson: of Sweden, Jul 1868, Naturalization as a NZ Citizen. Naturalisation Oath.
I Peter Johnson of Wellington labourer do sincerely promise and swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to her Majesty Queen Victoria as lawful Sovereign of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of this colony of New Zealand. So Help Me God.
Peter Johnson X his mark.
Witness to his mark E C Baker.
Sworn before me at Wellington this 29th day of August 1868.
Illegible signature.

To his Excellency Sir George Ferguson Bowen GCMG Govenor and Commander in Chief in and over the Colony of New Zealand.
The humble Memorial Peter Johnson of Wellington in the province of Wellington in the Colony of New Zealand. Labourer.
That your Memorialist is 42 years of age.
That your Memorialist is a native of Sweden.
That your Memorialist is now resident at Wellington in the province of Wellington.
That your Memorialist arrived in the Colony of New Zealand in or about the month of December 1865 and has continued to reside therein since that time.
That your Memorialist is desirous of settling this colony of New Zealand.
Wherefore your Memorialist humbly prays that your Excellency will be pleased to grant to him such Letters of Naturalisation as are provided by the Aliens Act 1866.
Dated at Wellington this 18th day of July 1868
Peter Johnson X his mark.
We certify that we are acquainted with the applicant Peter Johnson and that to the best of our knowledge and belief he is a person of good repute.
C.R. Carter.
William Dorsely J.P.
Wellington 18th of July 1868.

3. Peter Johnson: Will, 25 Oct 1910. This is the last Will and Testament of me Peter Johnson of Garret Street, Wellington, New Zealand, in the Dominion of New Zealand.
I hear by revoke all Wills and Testamentary instrument's heretofore made by me. I appoint my son Arthur Johnson, accountant, of Wellington, New Zealand, and my daughter, Elizabeth Jane Munro, of Palmerston North, New Zealand to be the executors of this my Will. I direct my executors to pay my just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses.
I give and bequeath that section of land fronting on Garret Street, and measuring seventy eight feet by a width of thirty feet, being part of town Acre150 and bearing No 9185 in the Deed's Registry Office, Wellington. Also the buildings erected thereon, to the whole of my family, the same to be sold and the proceeds to be divided equally between my daughters, Alice, Emma, Elizabeth, Edith and Mabelle, and my sons William, Charles and Arthur.
I direct also
that the whole of the furniture contained in the said house shall become the property of my daughter Mabelle.
Witness my hand this twenty fifth day of October 1910.
Signed. Peter Johnson.
Signed by the above named testator as his last Will in the presence of us, both being present at the same time, who in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
John Smith 25 Vivian Street Wellington.
Robert Smith 20 Garret Street Wellington.

4. Peter Johnson deceased: Probate, 19 Mar 1913.


Peter married Alice BRITTON [637] [MRIN: 191], daughter of James BRITTON [645] and Ann TERRINGTON [646], on 15 Sep 1861 in St George In The East, London. (Alice BRITTON [637] was born about Jun 1839 in Gt Bircham NFK, baptised on 26 Jul 1839 in Gt Bircham NFK, died on 29 Oct 1910 in Wellington NZ and was buried on 1 Nov 1910 in Karori Cemetery Wellington.). The cause of her death was cancer of the stomach.

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