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This is page 1 of 4 tracing the history of the Johnson family of Stepney, London. If you have a connection to any individual or family featured here, or if you want to leave us your feedback, contact us. Browse the Johnson pages by using the forward/back arrows to the next/previous page or following the numbered (e.g. [2]) or parental ([Parents]) links.

The Johnson Family of Stepney, London

1.Link to census George JOHNSON. Born about 1810 in Stepney, George died sometime between the 1851 & 1861 censuses; he appears in the former & his wife is described as “widow” in the latter. There are several George Johnson deaths registered in the area around that time. Work continues to find the right one. Occupation: Variously butcher, labourer, coal dealer.


On 4/4/1831, when George was age about 21, he married Sarah BATCHELOR at St Dunstan, Stepney. Sarah was born about 1806 in Surrey. It is not known when she died.

They had the following children:


(1) George, baptized 11/3/1832 at St Dunstan & All Saints, Stepney. Parish Register gives abode as Mile End Old Town, father’s occupation butcher. (2) John Hatchtal [2]. (3) Francis [3]. (4) James [4]. (5) Sarah Maria, born 8/2/ 1845 in Stepney & baptized 20/4/1845 at St Mary, Whitechapel.  Parish Register gives abode as York Street, father's occupation greengrocer. (5) Henry, born 4/11/ 1847 in Stepney & baptized 28/11/1847 at St Mary, Whitechapel.  Parish Register gives abode as York Street, father’s occupation coal merchant.

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Second Generation

2.Link to census John Hatchtal JOHNSON [Parents]. Born 28/4/1838 & baptized 20/5/1838 at St Mary, Whitechapel. John’s middle name is unusual but is confirmed by the original baptism entry. Perhaps a more conventional name was offered but misheard (& misrecorded) by the officiating minister, C. A. Richardson. It is not known when John died but it was sometime between 1901 & 1911 - he appeared in the 1901 census but not the 1911. Occupation: Auctioneer, valuer, estate agent.


In the quarter ending March 1865, when John was age about 26, he married Mary Ann JOHNSON, daughter of Mary Johnson and an unknown spouse. Born about 1834 in St George in the East. Mary Ann died between 2/4/1871 & 1877 (the year John remarried).


They had the following children:


(1) Stanley John [5]. (2) Clarence Aubrey [6]. (3) Mildred Edith, born quarter ending December 1874 in Hackney.


In the quarter ending December 1877, when John was age 39, he married Mary Reseigh HINDE in Stepney. Mary was born about 1847 in Stepney.


They had the following children:


(1) Bertha Mary, born quarter ending March 1880 in Hackney. (2) Lilian, born about 1882 in Clapton. (3) John, born about 1883 in Clapton.
(4) Ernest, born about 1884 in Clapton. (5) Elsie, born about 1885 in Clapton.








3.Link to census Francis JOHNSON [Parents]. Born 16/1/1841 in Stepney & baptized 19/2/1843 at St Mary, Whitechapel. Parish Register gives abode as York Street, father's occupation greengrocer. Francis died quarter ending March 1931 in Bethnal Green, age about 90. Occupation: House decorator.

In the quarter ending September 1865, when Francis was age 24, he married Eliza Mary BROWN in Mile End. Eliza was born about 1839 in Stepney. It is not known when she died.


They had the following children:


(1) Francis, born quarter ending March 1867 in St George in the East. (2) Edward Henry [7]. (3) Eliza Mary, born quarter ending December 1870 in St. George on the East. In the quarter ending December 1894, when Eliza Mary was about 24, she married Alfred James JOHNSON, son of James JOHNSON and Caroline SWABEY (nee Styles), in Bethnal Green. Alfred James was born quarter ending June 1871 in Stepney. There is no known connection, other than this marriage, between these two Johnson families. (4) George, born quarter ending March 1876 in Stepney.

4.Link to census James JOHNSON [Parents]. Born 28/1/1843 in Stepney & baptized 19/2/1843 at St Mary, Whitechapel. Parish Register records abode as York Street, father's occupation greengrocer. It is not known when James died. Occupation: Tobacconist.

On 13/3/1864, when James was age 20, he married Mary Ann DOLMAN, daughter of Robert DOLMAN, a cork cutter, at St Mary Parish Church, St George in the East. Mary Ann was born about 1839 in Mile End and died quarter ending September 1876 in Medway, Kent, age 38.

They had the following children:


(1) James Robert [8]. (2) Albert George, born quarter ending March 1866 in Chatham, Kent. Albert George died quarter ending September 1872 in Kent, age 6.  (3) Alice Sophia, born quarter ending December 1867 in Chatham. (4) Henry, born quarter ending September 1871 in Bethnal Green. (5) Frank Frederick [9]. (6) Sarah, born about 1874 in Bethnal Green.


In the quarter ending March 1877, when James was age 34, he married Ellen JOHNSON, daughter of George & Emma JOHNSON, in Medway, Kent. Ellen was born about 1850 in Bermondsey. There is no known connection, other than this marriage, between these Johnson families.

They had the following children:


(1) Charles James, born quarter ending September 1877 in Chatham. (2) John, born quarter ending December 1879 in Chatham. (3) Clara, born quarter ending December 1881 in Maidstone. (4) Minnie, born quarter ending September 1886 in Maidstone. (5) George, born quarter ending September 1886 in Shoreditch.

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