James Johnston was born circa 1856 to Charles Johnston (c1823-1881) and Mary Anne Moffitt (c1835-1902) and died 29 December 1930 Gerringong, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Mary Jane Chittick (1858-1925) 15 January 1886 in Kiama, New South Wales, Australia.
|Offspring of James Johnston and Mary Jane Chittick (1858-1925)|
|James Gustavus Edward Johnston (1888-1950)|
|Ida Jane Johnston (1892-1956)|
|Thomas Robert Johnston (1895-1959)|
|Ellen Matilda Johnston (1895-1895)|
Some researchers confuse him with James Johnston (1855-1886) (even if that means he died before any of his children were born).