Barton Family History

Johnston, Alexander

Male 1803 - 1881  (78 years)


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  • Name Johnston, Alexander 
    Born 1803  Islay, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Marriage 1837 
    _UID E62820DA155BEC43A2BEB5A722A8DAAFB6A8 
    Died 1881 
    Person ID I0274  Barton Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2010 

    Father Johnston, Alexander 
    Mother Graham, Mary 
    Married Est 1783 
    Family ID F0617  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family McTaggart, Flora,   b. 1814, Islay, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1837  Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Donald (born 1796) and Alexander Johnston (born 1803), are considered the founders of Laphroaig Distillery. Donald, the entrepreneurial one of the two brothers, was initially recorded in the Excise accounts of 1826 as "licensed" distiller.
    Children 
     1. Johnston, Alexander,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2010 
    Family ID F0105  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1803 - Islay, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1837 - Glasgow, , Lanark, Scotland Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Donald (born 1796) Alexander Johnston (born 1803), are considered the founders of Laphroaig Distillery. Donald, the entrepreneurial one of the two brothers, was initially recorded in the Excise accounts of 1826 as "licensed" distiller.

      In 1836, Donald offered his brother Alexander £350 for his share, to which the latter agreed. Alexander emigrated to Australia where he died in 1881.