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John Johnston and Martha Wilcocks Grave Restoration

John and Martha's grave is in need of some tender loving care. 
Over the years the grave foundations have eroded and the monument has shifted and is now tilting noticeably.
The monument is leaning about 10 degrees more than this time last year, so at that rate it will fall over 
in the not too distant future. 
The inscription for Martha is now quite difficult to read and will soon be entirely unreadable.

Who is there

There are three plots within the boundary of the grave site.

Plot Buried within Death Date Relationship
Plot 050
MTD-MET-1-807-050 Agnes Hogg 30 March 1876 Sister in-law of Hannah Johnston
Plot 051
MTD-MET-1-807-051 Thomas Johnston 23 February 1872 Son
MTD-MET-1-807-051 Catherine Hogg 28 November 1874 Mother in-law of Hannah Johnston
MTD-MET-1-807-051 John Henry Johnston 10 February 1872 Unknown
Plot 052
MTD-MET-1-807-052 Hannah Hogg 30 November 1879 Daughter
MTD-MET-1-807-052 John Johnston 19 May 1903 Father
MTD-MET-1-807-052 Martha Johnston 3 August 1898 Mother
Unknown Location
Unknown Location Stillborn baby HOGG 6 February 1876 Unknown and not registered in BDM
Unknown Location Alexander HOGG 1 July 1866 Father in-law of Hannah Johnston

Plot 050 and Plot 051 are owned by the Hogg family, Plot 052 is owned by the Johnston family.

The site in March 2013

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The top of the monument has fallen years ago and lies in front of the grave site on the ground.
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Sacred
to the memory of John Johnston
Died 19 May 1903
Aged 84 Years
Until the day break
Erected by
John & Martha Johnston
In memory of their
beloved children
Thomas Johnston
Died 23 February 1872
Aged 14 Years
Hannah Hogg
The beloved wife of
Alexander Hogg
Died 30 November 1879
Aged 29 Years
Also
In memory of
Martha
The beloved wife of
John Johnston
Who died 3 August
Aged 78 Years
She has gone home in peace

Restoration Timeline

Date Progress
23rd May 2013 Asked Bartletts Stone masons in Geelong to provide a quote for restoration works
31st May 2013 Received quote from Bartletts $2572
? Contact another stone mason in Geelong to provide a quote for restoration works
+1 week Receive quote from other stone mason
? Interested cousins to contribute to a pool to cover the costs of restoration
24th June 2013 Final quote from Bartletts $2577 (cemetery fee increase)
25th June 2013 Initiate work to be done to have the site restored
25th June 2013 Pay 50% up front for restoration work to commence
Mid September Pay remainder on completion
? Photographs of the restored site on here for everyone to see

Known descendants

The children of John and Martha were: Eleanor, Catherine , Margaret, John George, Hannah, Alexander, and Thomas. Margaret and Thomas both died as children. Eleanor married John MADILL of Puebla. Catherine married George Bush. John George married Frances Honora Sharp and later Sarah Ann Stephens. Hannah married Alexander Hogg. Alexander married Alice Allen.

Relation Descendant Relationship
Eleanor Johnston Anne Cheetham Great granddaughter of Eleanor Johnston
Eleanor Johnston Rupert Cheetham Great grandson of Eleanor Johnston
Catherine Johnston Isabell Bush Wife of Athol Bush the grandson of Catherine Johnston
Catherine Johnston Melody Bush Great granddaughter of Catherine Johnston
Catherine Johnston Don Hunt Great grandson of Catherine Johnston
Catherine Johnston Dennis Trewhella Great grandson of Catherine Johnston
Catherine Johnston Graham Brien Great grandson of Catherine Johnston
Catherine Johnston Alison Brien Great granddaughter of Catherine Johnston
Catherine Johnston Delwyn Seebeck Great granddaughter of Catherine Johnston
John George Johnston Ross Johnston Great grandson of John George Johnston (son of John and Martha)
John George Johnston Bruce Johnston Great grandson of John George Johnston (son of John and Martha)
John George Johnston Mary Welham Granddaughter of John George Johnston (son of John and Martha)
John George Johnston Philip Welham Great grandson of John George Johnston (son of John and Martha)
Hannah Johnston ? ?
Alexander Johnston Dot Wallis Granddaughter of Alexander Johnston
Alexander Johnston Ray Wallis Great grandson of Alexander Johnston
Alexander Johnston John Meredith Great grandson of Alexander Johnston
Alexander Johnston Trevor Learey Great grandson of Alexander Johnston
Alexander Johnston Graeme Johnston Great grandson of Alexander Johnston
Alexander Johnston Laurie Johnston Great grandson of Alexander Johnston
Alexander Johnston David Johnston 2nd Great grandson of Alexander Johnston
Eleanor Wilcock Ruth McLaughlin 2nd Great granddaughter of Eleanor Wilcock sister of Martha Wilcock

Restoration Complete May 2014

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