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.
James Johnston - who married Clara, daughter of Barclay of Gartley, in
Aberdeenshire and had 6th September 1521, a charter under the Great Seal from
King James V "Jacobo Johnestoun de eodem, et Clarae Barclay ejus sponsae
terrarum dominicalium de Johnestoun, Inglistoune, etc, jacen. in baronia de
Johnstoun, in vicecomitatu de Aberdene." By this lady James had three sons
and four daughters: 1) William the younger, predeceased his father leaving issue
2) Gilbert of Standingstone married Margaret, daughter of William Forbes 3)
George, bailie of Aberdeen married Katherine, daughter of Thomas Menzies 4)
Agnes 5) Isabel 6) Bessy 7) Janet. James died in the beginning of the year 1548,
partly, it is believed, of grief, occasioned by the death of his son, and was
succeeded by his grandson George.