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Johnston Shearer (1827-1916) Photographer
Posted by: Peter John Gordon (ID *****6927) Date: April 11, 2009 at 01:14:57
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I am interested in this very early Scottish pioneer photographer. He was in business with George Washington Wilson in Aberdeen, Scotland. That business was severed in 1863 and Johnston set up on his own.

In 1870 his wife Margaret MILLAR died. Two years before Johnstone certified the death of his insane Aunt (my 3g-grandmother)

Johnston Shearer left Aberdeen for Lowlands and died in Pollockshields in 1916.

I would love to find some of his photographs. A Laraine Machin, in Australia, posted in 1999 saying she had Johnston and family photographs, but her e-mail is now defunct.

Here is what I have on Johnston Shearer.
Many Thanks.

Dr Peter J. Gordon
Bridge of Allan
Scotland

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1861 census - 32 Old Machar, Aberdeen
Johnston SHEARER, Head, Married age 34years, Photographer, born Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Margaret SHEARER, Wife, age 33 yrs, born Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Johnston SHEARER, Son, age 8 years, Scholar, born Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Margaret SHEARER, Dau, age 6yrs, Scholar, born Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Agnes J. SHEARER, Dau, age 2yrs, born Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Christian Morrison, Servant age 19yrs, born Aberdeen

1871 census - 242 Union Street, Aberdeen
Johnston SHEARER, Head, Married age 44years, Photographer, born Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Johnston SHEARER, Son, age 18 years, Student of Arts at Aberdeen University, born Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Margaret M. SHEARER, Dau, age 16yrs, Scholar, born Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Isobel H. SHEARER, Dau, age 7yrs, Scholar, born Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
William M. J. SHEARER, Son, age 6 years, Scholar, born Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Andrew SHEARER, Son, age 4 years, born Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Agnes A. M. SHEARER, Dau, age 2yrs, born Aberdeen
Isabella Henderson, Domestic Servant age 18yrs, born Newburgh

1881 census - Row, Dumbartonshire
John Whyte, Head, age 51, Plasterer Master, born Paisley, Renfrewshire
Cathrine Whyte, Wife, age 47, House Keeper, born Kigsgarth, Buteshire
Mary Whyte 21
Robert S Whyte 17
Elizabeth B Whyte 14
William Whyte 11
James Whyte 9
Cathrine Whyte 6
Johnstone Shearer, Lodger, age 54, Photographer, born Aberdeen c1827

1901 census - 6 Camphill Drive, Cathcart, Lanarkshire
Johnston SHEARER, Head, Married age 74years, Mercantile Cashier, born Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Isabella H. SHEARER, Dau, age 37yrs, School Teacher, born Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Agnes A. M. SHEARER, Dau, age 32yrs, Household Duties, born Aberdeen
Johnstone Evelyn SHEARER, Grandson, age 10yrs, Scholar, born India British
Eric James SHEARER, Grandson, age 8yrs, Scholar, born India British
Agnes Hart, General Servant


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