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Notes on George Johnston

Source: Johnston, Alexander, Jr., Genealogical account of the family of Johnston of that ilk, formerly of Caskieben, in the Shire of Aberdeen, and of its principal branches. Edinburgh, 1832.

George Johnston - succeeded in the chiefship and estates on the death of his grandfather James, anno 1548. He had a charter from Queen Mary, 7th October 1548 "Georgio Johnstoun nepoti Jacobi Johnstoun de eodem, terraarum de Johnstoun cum molendino, terrarum de Caskiben cum molendino, terrarum de Inglistoun, Isastoun. In baronia de Johnstoun unit" in Aberdeenshire. He was, 16th October 1567, served heir to James, his grandfather, in the lands of Kinbrounm in the barony of Rothienormond and in the land of Muirtown, in the Garioch, both in Aberdeenshire. In Georges lifetime, the already extensive possessions of the family received considerable additions. He was 21st May 1580, served heir-portioner to Alexander Hay of Dalgaty, his grandfather, and also on the same day heir-portioner to his uncle William Hay of Dalgaty. He had farther 7th January 1586, a charter from James VI of the lands of Boyndis, in the shire of Aberdeen. He married the Honourable Christian Forbes, fourth daughter of William, seventh Lord Forbes "who buir to him ane fair bearn tyme, whereof thirteen came to mature age, six thereof sons, and seven daughters" 1) John 2) Gilbert who married Marjorie Leslie 3) George who married Agnes Lundie 4) Thomas 5) Arthur, Doctor of Medicine 6) William, Doctor of Medicine 7) Margaret 8) Isobel 9) Agnes 10) Janet 11) Barbara 12) Helen 13) Jean. George died about the year 1590 and was succeeded by his eldest son