*c. 1797 - †30 Mar 1865
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a) 1841 England Census about John Johnson
Name:«tab»John Johnson
Estimated birth year:«tab» abt 1801
Civil Parish:«tab»Stratfield Saye
Hundred:«tab»Holdshott (Lower Half)
Street address: Garden House
Occupation: Gardener
Registration district:«tab»Basingstoke
Sub-registration district:«tab»Bramley
Neighbors:«tab» View others on page
Page Number:«tab»3
Household Members:«tab»
John Johnson«tab»40
Ann Johnson«tab»46
William Johnson«tab»15
Elizabeth Johnson«tab»15
Ann Johnson«tab»12
Mary Johnson«tab»10
Jessie Johnson«tab»7
Jane Johnson«tab»5
Fanny Johnson«tab»6 [1]
Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 386; Book: 23; Civil Parish: Stratfield Saye; County: Hampshire; Enumeration District: 10; Folio: 16; Page: 3; Line: 10; GSU roll: 288792

1851 England Census
Source information: HO107/1681
Registration district: Basingstoke
Sub-registration district: Basingstoke
ED, institution, or vessel: 6 and 7
Folio: 375
Page: 3
Household schedule number: 10
GSU Number: 193589
1851 England Census about John Johnson
Name:«tab»John Johnson
Estimated birth year:«tab»abt 1797
Where born:«tab»Wimborne, Dorset, England
Civil Parish:«tab»Stratfieldsaye
Registration district:«tab»Basingstoke
Sub-registration district:«tab»Basingstoke
ED, institution, or vessel:«tab»6 and 7
Neighbors:«tab»View others on page
Household schedule number:«tab»10
Page Number:«tab»3
Household Members:«tab»
Name «tab»«tab» Birth Year«tab» Birthplace «tab»«tab»«tab»Relationship «tab»Civil Parish
John Johnson «tab»abt 1797 «tab»Wimborne, Dorset, England «tab»«tab»Head «tab»«tab»Stratfieldsaye Hampshire
Jessie Johnson «tab»abt 1835 «tab»Borcaidge, Dorset, England «tab»«tab»Daughter «tab»Stratfieldsaye Hampshire
Jane Johnson «tab»abt 1837 «tab»Bonridge, Dorset, England «tab»«tab»Daughter «tab»Stratfieldsaye Hampshire
Fanny Johnson «tab»abt 1840 «tab»Stratfieldsaye,, Hampshire, England «tab»Daughter «tab»Stratfieldsaye Hampshire
Arthur Johnson «tab»abt 1845 «tab»Stratfieldsaye,, Hampshire, England «tab»Son «tab»«tab»Stratfieldsaye Hampshire
James Feyer «tab»abt 1833 «tab»Salesbury, Wiltshire, England «tab»«tab»Nephew «tab»Stratfieldsaye Hampshire
Isaac Patey «tab»abt 1831 «tab»Tylehurst, Berkshire, England «tab» «tab»Stratfieldsaye Hampshire
William Preston «tab»abt 1835 «tab»Andover,, Hampshire, England «tab»Stratfieldsaye Hampshire
Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 1681; Folio: 375; Page: 3; GSU roll: 193589.

John Johnson was a Head Gardener at Stratfieldsaye House being the Duke of Wellington's estate. This is noted on the marriage certificate of his daughter, Mary, to George Parker dated July 31, 1856.

1861 England Census
Source information: RG9/710
Registration district: Basingstoke
Sub-registration district: Bramley
ED, institution, or vessel: 5
Folio: 67
Page: 18
Household schedule number: 90
GSU Number: 542688
Name«tab»«tab» Birth Year«tab» Birthplace «tab»«tab»«tab»Relationship «tab»Civil Parish
John Johnson «tab»abt 1795 «tab»Wimborne, Dorset, England «tab»«tab»Head «tab»«tab»Stratfield Saye Hampshire
Sarah Johnson «tab»abt 1827 «tab»Stratfieldsay,, Hampshire, England «tab»Wife «tab»«tab»Stratfield Saye Hampshire
Ellen Johnson «tab»abt 1855 «tab»Cambridgeshire, England «tab»«tab»Daughter «tab»Stratfield Saye Hampshire
Emma Johnson «tab»abt 1859 «tab»Stratfieldsay,, Hampshire, England «tab»Daughter «tab»Stratfield Saye Hampshire
Albert Johnson «tab»abt 1860 «tab»Stratfieldsay,, Hampshire, England «tab»Son «tab»«tab»Stratfield Saye Hampshire
Mary Hall «tab»«tab»abt 1812 «tab»Heckfield,, Hampshire, England «tab»Nurse «tab»«tab»Stratfield Saye Hampshire
William Cole «tab»abt 1836 «tab»Overton,, Hampshire, England «tab»«tab»Servant «tab»«tab»Stratfield Saye Hampshire
William H Gardine «tab»abt 1842 «tab»Reading, Berkshire, England «tab»«tab»Servant «tab»«tab»Stratfield Saye Hampshire
Lancelot Foster «tab»abt 1851 «tab»Wimborne, Dorset, England «tab»«tab»Apprentice «tab»Stratfield Saye Hampshire

John Johnson, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
Name:«tab» John Johnson
Event Type:«tab» Census
Event Date:«tab» 1861
Gender:«tab» Male
Age:«tab» 64
Relationship to Head of Household:«tab» Head
Birthplace:«tab» Wimborne, Dorset
Schedule Type:«tab» Household
Registration District:«tab» Basingstoke
Sub-District:«tab» 2 Bramley
Ecclesiastical Parish:«tab»
Parish:«tab» Stratfieldsaye
Residence County:«tab» Hampshire
"England and Wales Census, 1861," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 May 2014), John Johnson, Stratfieldsaye, Hampshire, England; citing "1861 England, Scotland and Wales census," index and images, ( : Brightsolid, n.d.); PRO RG 9, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915 about John Johnson
Name:«tab»John Johnson
Registration Year:«tab»1865
Registration Quarter:«tab»Apr-May-Jun
Registration district:«tab»Basingstoke
Parishes for this Registration District:«tab»
Inferred County:«tab»Hampshire
Original data: General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office.

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
JOHNSON John 12 April 1865 Effects under £1,000.
The Will of John Johnson late of Strathfieldsaye in the County of Southampton Gardener deceased who died 30 March 1865 at Strathfieldsaye aforesaid was proved at the Principal Registry by the oaths of Sarah Johnson of Strathfieldsaye aforesaid Widow the Relict and John Johnson of Park House North End Fulham in the County of Middlesex Contractor the Son two of the Executors.
WILLS. 1865. Pg 314

b) (Research):Arthur Wellesley, the son of the Earl of Mornington, was born in Dublin in 1769. After being educated at Eton and a military school at Angers he received a commission in the 73rd Infantry. In 1814 Arthur Wellesley was granted the title, the Duke of Wellington. He was then put in command of the forces which defeated Napoleon at Waterloo in June, 1815. Parliament rewarded this military victory by granting Wellingtonthe Hampshire estate of Strathfieldsaye. He died at his home, WalmerCastle, Kent, on September 14, 1852, and was buried in Saint Paul's Cathedral in London.

From the website:
Hon. ARTHUR Wesley, b.Dublin 1 May 1769 (son of Garret Wesley, Earl of Mornington); changed surname to Wellesley May 1798; cr 4 Sep 1809 Baron Douro of Wellesley and Viscount Wellington of Talavera and of Wellington; cr 28 Feb 1812 Earl of Wellington; cr 3 Oct 1812 Marquess of Wellington; cr 11 May 1814 Marquess of Douro and Duke of Wellington; also cr 1811 Conde de Vimeiro in Portugal, in 1812 Duque de Ciudad Rodrigo in Spain and Marques de Torres Vedras and Duque de Vittoria in Portugal, in 1815 Prince of Waterloo in the Netherlands; d.Walmer Castle 14 Sep 1852; he had m.Dublin 10 Apr 1806 Hon. Catherine Sarah DorotheaPakenham (1772-Apsley House 24 Apr 1831)
1a) ARTHUR RICHARD, 2nd Duke of Wellington, etc, suc as 6th Earl of Mornington 1863 (London 3 Feb 1807-Brighton 13 Aug 1884); m.London 18 Apr 1839 Lady Elizabeth Hay (Yester 27 Sep 1820-Bearhill Park, Walton-on-Thames 13 Aug 1904)
2b) HENRY, 3rd Duke of Wellington, etc (Apsley House 5 Apr 1846-Stratfield Saye 8 Jun 1900); m.7 Mar 1882 Evelyn Katrine Gwenfra Williams (1855-West Green House, Hartley Wintney, Hants 11 Mar 1939)

From the website:
"Hampshire Treasures Volume 2 ( Basingstoke and Deane) Page 303 - Stratfield Saye

The name Stratfield means the field of the road or way, which derivesfrom the ancient Roman road from London to Silchester which crosses the parish. In bygone days the name was spelt Strathfield which indicates a broad valley and a field, as the element Strath is often used in Scottish place-names. Saye is derived from the family of Saye which once held the manor.
The manor of Stratfieldsaye was made up from the property of two older manors; in the twelfth century it was owned by the Stoteville family, but passed by marriage to the de Say family at the beginning of thethirteenth century. Some time before 1370 the manor again passed by marriage to the Dabridgecourts. In 1629 the Dabridgecourts sold the property to the Pitt family: Sir William Pitt built Stratfield Saye Housein about 1630.
Startfield Saye was bought by the nation from the Pitt family in 1817and presented to Arthur Wellesley, first Duke of Wellington, in gratitude for his victory at the Battle of Waterloo. Here the Iron Duke entertained Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and lived out his days of retirement. The Duke's old war-horse Copenhagen, which bore him for theentire day at the Battle of Waterloo, is buried in the grounds of thebig house. The housekeeper planted an acorn near the grave at the time, and this has now grown to a flourishing oak tree. A monument to theDuke was erected in the grounds in 1863 at a cost of £3,000.
The mediaeval Church of St. Mary the Virgin was demolished in about 1758 when the present church, also dedicated to St. Mary was being built. The modern church was built by George Pitt, first Lord Rivers, and is built of brick in the shape of a Greek cross. The church contains monuments to the Pitt and Wellesley families."
"Page 305 - Stratfield Saye
Description and Date Remarks Protection Grid Ref. and Punchcard No.
Group A - Natural Feature Parkland SU 703 625 1826 17
Stratfield Saye Park. Fine example of landscape tree planting with Wellingtonia. Avenue
planted by the second Duchess of Wellington 1857. These grounds form part of the Heckfield Country Park and include boating lake, play-areas, horse-riding and nature trails.
Group B - Archaeological Sites and Remains Stone Age Implement SU 700 615 1826 16
Neolithic polished flint axe found in the vicinity of Stratfield SayeHouse. Now in Reading Museum. O.S.A. No. SU73 SW11. Ref: V.C.H., Vol.1, p.195. «tab»Post Norman Church (Site) SU 699 615 1826 18
St. Mary the Virgin. Northwest of the stables on Stratf ield Estate. Roofing and floor tiles, mediaeval glass, skeletons and a coin of Edward IV found during excavations in 1954. «tab»«tab»The church was demolished circa 1758 at about the time the present church was consecrated.
O.S.A. No. SU66 SE10. Ref: V.C.H., Vol. 4.
Deserted Mediaeval Village Site SU 695 615 1826 20
Stratfield Saye. Hundred = Holdshott. Ref: 1. V.C.H., Vol. 1, p. 496.Vol. 4, p.p. 57-63.
Group D - Buildings, Monuments and Engineering Works
House C.16/17 SU 680 603 1826 13 The WelI House. Originally two cottages. Timber- framed and brick. Thatched roof.
Farmhouse C.17 SU 688 610 1826 15 King's Farmhouse. Timber-framed and brick structure. Old tiled roof.
Cottage C.17 SU 673 601 1826 14 Layland's Cottage. Originally two cottages. Timber-framed and brick structure. Old tiled roof.
Cottage C.17 SU 667 607 1826 19 - 150 yds. west of Purdue's Farm, Fair Oak Green. Timber-frame and brick structure. Old tile roof.
Cottage C.17 SU 668 609 1826 09 North of Purdue's Farm, Fair Oak Green. Part timber-framed, part brick structure. Hipped thatched roof.Originally two cottages.
House C.17 SU 700 615 1826 06 Stratfield Saye. Built by Sir WilliamPitt circa 1630. Presented by Parliament to the first Duke of Wellington after the Battle of Waterloo in 1817.
2 Storeys and attic. Long symmetrical block with flanking wings of brick, stuccoed. Slate roof. Central block has eleven bays and each wingtwo bays, with single attic windows in «tab»gables.
Central Doric entrance porch with glazed doors. House contains a mozaic from Silchester. O.S.A. No. SU76 SW5. Ref: 1. Buildings of England; Hants. and I.O.W.,
(Pevsner and Lloyd), p.614-5. Ref: 2. V.C.H., Vol. 4, pp.57-60.
Farmhouse C.17/18 SU 684 602 1826 11 Heywards Farmhouse. Part timber-framed, part brick. Old tiled roof.
Cottages (2) C.17/18 SU 668 610 1826 10 Goodchild Cottages, Fair Oak Green. Formerly small farm. 2 storeys. Brick structure. Half-hipped old tile roof. Leaded casements.
House C.18 SU 694 613 1826 07 Rectory. 2 storeys. Colourwashed brick. Steep pitched, slate roof. Tuscan 4-column porch with lunette window over.
Church C.18 SU 695 613 1826 01 St. Mary. Cruciform brick structure with central octagonal dome. 3-arched entrace loggia on the west side.
C.17 monuments to Sir William Pitt and his wife. Wall monuments to Pitt and Wellesley families. Ref: Buildings of England; Hants. and I.O.W., (Pevsner and Lloyd), p.615.
Lodges C.18/19 SU 703 629 1826 05 North Lodges, Stratfield Saye Park. Single storey. Colourwashed brick. Slate roof. Doric porch with open pediment and small pediment over «tab»«tab»each window.
Farmhouse C.19 SU 682 606 1826 12 Ive's Farmhouse. Built circa 1840. Brick structure. Hipped slate roof.
Cottages (2) C.19 SU 696 628 1826 03 North side of Chequers Lane, Fair Cross. Colourwashed brick structure. Old tiled roof.
Farmhouse C.19 SU 695 626 1826 04 Milton's Farmhouse, Fair Cross. Colourwashed brick structure. Hipped slate roof.
Bridge C.19 SU 696 612 1826 02 Over River Loddon. Built 1803. Cast iron in series of parallel framed girders supporting roadway, with spandrels filled in by circles and stone «tab»«tab»«tab»abutments. Terminal piers crowned with stone vases and plain cast iron balustrade.
Group E - Street Patterns, Street Furniture and Open Spaces
Village Pound (Site) SU 682 617 1826 08
Believed to have been situated at the rear of the New Inn. Its purpose was to hold stray cattle until claimed by the owner on payment of afine."

c) Ann JAMES is mother of: Elizabeth JOHNSON (*1826), William JOHNSON (*1826), Ann JOHNSON (*1829), John JOHNSON (*1830), Mary JOHNSON (*1831), Jessie JOHNSON (*1835), Jane JOHNSON (*1837), Fanny JOHNSON (*1840) and Arthur JOHNSON (*1845)

d) Sarah UNKNOWN is mother of: Ellen JOHNSON (*1855), Emma JOHNSON (*1859) and Albert JOHNSON (*1861)

Wedding: 1)


1) England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973 about Jno. Johnson
Name:«tab»Jno. Johnson
Birth Date:«tab»1797
Marriage Date:«tab»27 Aug 1818
Marriage Place:«tab»Hampshire, England
Spouse:«tab»Ann James
FHL Film Number:«tab»1278952
Source Information: England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014.
Original data: England, Marriages, 1538-1973. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.

Wiltshire, England, Marriages, 1538-1837 about John Johnson
Name:«tab»John Johnson
Marriage Date:«tab»29 Aug 1818
Parish:«tab»Out of Wiltshire
Marital Status:«tab»Bachelor (Single (Male))
Residence:«tab»Little Hinton
Spouse:«tab»Ann James
Spouse Marital Status:«tab»Spinster (Single (Female))
Spouse Residence:«tab»of This Parish
Document Type:«tab»Licence
Notes:«tab»Married at Shrivenham, Berks
Source Information: Wiltshire, England, Marriages, 1538-1837 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013.
Original data: Private donor.