JOHN JOHNSTON was born in East Kilbride about 1827.
John is at Chapelside Farm, East Kilbride, on the 1851 census and at the time of his marriage.
HELEN STRANG was born in Eaglesham about 1840.
Daughter of James Strang and Elizabeth Jamieson.
Helen is at Bonnyton Farm, Eaglesham, on the 1841 census and at Bowhouse Farm, Carmunnock, at the time of her marriage.
John and Helen were married at Bowhouse on the 12th of February, 1861.
Witnessed by James Strang and Alexander Johnston.
Officiated by James Munro, Minister of the Free Church, Rutherglen.
John's occupation is given as Master Grocer on his son Alexander's birth certificate (this is in November 1861). At this time they were probably living in the Govan area of Glasgow. They then moved to Hobsland Farm in Monkton, Ayrshire.
John and Helen are at Roseholm Farm, Dreghorn, on the 1881 census and at Chapelside on the 1891 and 1901 census. Several of their children are at the neighbouring Nook Farm on the 1891 census.