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Johnston, Georginia Julia (1850–1925)

At a private hospital in Blacktown there passed away, on Saturday last, Miss Georgiana Julia Johnston, at the age of 75 years. The deceased was a descendant of a family that has been associated with the Hawkesbury district since the earliest days of settlement. She was the youngest of the family of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Johnston, of Pitt Town, and was born at 'Mulgrave Place,' Pitt Town, now owned and occupied by her nephew Ald. G. M. Greenwell, J.P. Of the family of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Johnston only Mr. James Henry Johnston, of Vermont, Pitt Town, now remains, and he has reached the venerable age of 83 years. The deceased lady was related to every Johnston in the Hawkesbury District, Mr. James Bligh Johnston, J.P., of Spring Hill, Windsor, being a cousin. The other brothers and sisters of the deceased, all now dead, were: Mrs. George Smith Greenwell (mother of A. M. Greenwell), who died at 75 years; Mrs. William Beard, of Windsor, 77 years; Mr. John Johnston, Mr. William Johnston, Mr. George Johnston, Mrs. Walmsley, of Wollombi, aged 86; Mrs. Jurd, of St. Albans, aged 84; Miss Louisa Johnston, and Miss Elizabeth Johnston. Until the year 1914 the late Miss Georgiana Johnston resided at her home at "Mulgrave Place," where she was born. After leaving the Hawkesbury district she resided at different times with several of her relatives, and for the twelve months prior to her death had been living with her grand niece, Mrs. E. H. S. Croxon, at Blacktown. A week before she died she entered a private hospital, and passed away there from senile decay. The late Miss Johnston had a very wide circle of friends, particularly in the Hawkesbury district and was greatly beloved. The remains were laid to rest in the historic Presbyterian cemetery, Ebenezer, where so many of the Johnston family are sleeping, on Tuesday last. A motor funeral, conducted by Mr. Metcalfe, came from Blacktown and was met by a large concourse of people at the cemetery. Rev. D. Baird performed the last sacred rites.

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'Johnston, Georginia Julia (1850–1925)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/johnston-georginia-julia-17780/text29357, accessed 19 October 2019.

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