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Johnston, Elizabeth (1844–1923)

Death is still busy in our midst and taking further toll of the good old descendants of the Hawkesbury pioneers. The late Mrs. Elizabeth Johnston, relict of the late John Johnston, died on the 17th instant, at her home at Pitt Town. In December next it will be 20 years since her husband died. The subject of this notice came from pioneer stock, and married a son of pioneers. She was the eldest daughter of the late John Hall, and was born at "Mary Mount," on the Hawkesbury River, near Ebenezer. She was married to her late husband, John Johnston, in the historic old Presbyterian Church at Ebenezer, and both she and her husband were not only natives of the Hawkesbury distict, but lived here all their lives, Mr. Johnston being a grazier in a large way. The brothers and sisters of the deceased are: Mrs. J. B. Johnston, of "Spring Hill," Windsor; Mrs. W. H. Dean, of "Trevallyn," Windsor; Messrs. David and George Hall, of Scone district: and Mr. James Hall, of Wilberforce. The late Mrs. J. H. Johnston, of Pitt Town, and the late Mrs. E. T. Bowd, of Wilberforce, were also sisters. The family of the deceased are: Miss Elizabeth Johnston, who lived with her mother; Mr. Andrew Johnston, of Maroota; Mr. W. H. Johnston, of Pitt Town Bottoms; Mrs. A. J. Paull, of Pitt Town; Messrs. Ebenezer and Matthew Johnston (twins), the former of whom lives at the old home in Pitt Town and the latter at Portland Head; Mr. Ernest Johnston, of "Percy Place," Pitt Town; and Mrs. H. M. Moses, of Windsor. The deceased lady had been ailing for some time before her death, and passed peacefully away at the age of 79 years. The family is well-known in the Hawkesbury district, and all of the sons are on the land. The funeral took place on the 19th inst., the remains being laid to rest in the ancestral burying ground surrounding the Ebenezer Presbyterian Church. The coffin was of lead encased in a handsome polished cedar casket with heavy silver mountings. Rev. D. Baird conducted the burial service, and Mr. Chandler was the undertaker.

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'Johnston, Elizabeth (1844–1923)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/johnston-elizabeth-17722/text29318, accessed 17 September 2019.

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