Sir William Johnson
William George Johnson
19 December 1830
|Died||26 January 1908 (aged 77)|
|Education||Royal Military Academy, Woolwich|
Elizabeth Hancock Brown
Mary Diana Dillon
|Relatives||Sir John Johnson, 2nd Baronet (grandfather)|
Sir William George Johnson, 4th Baronet of New York (19 December 1830 – 26 January 1908) was an English soldier and aristocrat.
His father was the sixth son of his grandparents Sir John Johnson, 2nd Baronet, a Loyalist leader during the American Revolution, and his wife, Mary Nicoll "Polly" Watts, daughter of John Watts, President of the King's Council, of New York and descendant of the Schuyler, Van Cortlandt and Delancey families. Among his prominent extended family was uncle Major-General Barnard Foord Bowes, the husband of his aunt Catherine Maria Johnson.
After graduating from the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, he spent the greater part of his life engaged in the British Army, serving various duties, including as the aide-de-camp to the Governor on the Island of Saint Helena, after it became a crown colony in 1834.
He died, without issue, on 26 January 1908. His nephew Edward Gordon Johnson (1867–1957), son of his younger brother Archibald Kennedy Johnson (1839–1873) (named after his grandfather's brother-in-law, Archibald Kennedy, 11th Earl of Cassilis), and Catherine Sophia (née MacDonnell) Johnson, succeeded him in the baronetcy.
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- Johnson, William; Sullivan, James; Flick, Alexander Clarence; Lauber, Almon W.; Hamilton, Milton Wheaton; Corey, Albert Bickmore (1965). The Papers of Sir William Johnson. Albany: University of the State of New York at Albany. pp. xliii–xliiii. Retrieved 7 August 2019.