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Johnson, J. mss., ca. 1740-1759

Biographical Note

Jane (Russell) Johnson, 1706-1759, of Witham-on-the-Hill, Lincolnshire, England, primarily for the instruction of her son, George William Johnson, 1740?-1814, High Sheriff of Lincolnshire in 1784, and presumably for the two other sons and daughter as well. Jane Johnson was the wife of the Rev. Woolsey Johnson, 1696?-1756, who built Witham Hall in 1752, and the daughter of Richard Russell who acquired Packwood Manor in 1715 (subsequently heired by Jane to her sister Lucy) which was eventually sold to Sir Horace Mann.