- Johnson Baronets
There have been three Baronetcies created for persons with the surname Johnson, one in the
Baronetage of Great Britainand two in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. As of 2008 one creation is extant, one dormant and one extinct.
The Johnson Baronetcy, of New York in North America, was created in the Baronetage of Great Britain on
27 November 1755for the soldier William Johnson. The baronetcy was awarded for his victories at Crown Point and the Battle of Lake Georgeearlier that year. His son, the second Baronet, was a loyalist leader during the American Revolution. Two other members of the family may also be mentioned. Guy Johnson, nephew of the first Baronet, was a distinguished soldier. John Ormsby Johnson, son of Colonel Charles Christopher Johnson, seventh son of the second Baronet, was a Vice-Admiral.
The Johnson Baronetcy, of Bath, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on
1 December 1818for Henry Johnson, a Colonel in the 5th Regiment and Governor of Ross Castle. He was the younger brother of Sir John Johnson-Walsh, 1st Baronet, of Ballykilcavan (see Johnson-Walsh Baronets). The second Baronet fought with distinction in the Peninsular War. The fourth Baronet was a Brigadier-Generalin the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. The presumed seventh Baronet never successfully established his claim to the title and was never on the Official Roll of the Baronetage. Likewise, as of 13 June 2007 the presumed eighth Baronet has not successfully proven his succession and is not on the Official Roll of the Baronetage, with the baronetcy dormant since 1986. For more information, follow this [http://www.baronetage.org/unproven.htm link.]
Two other members of the family may also be mentioned. Sir Charles Cooper Johnson, sixth son of the second Baronet, was a General in the
British Army. His son Eliot Philipse Johnson was a Brigadier-Generalin the British Army. The latter was the father of the presumed seventh Baronet.
The Johnson Baronetcy, of Dublin, was created in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on
24 November 1909for the Irish lawyer and politician William Johnson. The title became extinct on his death in 1919.
Johnson Baronets, of New York (1755)
Sir William Johnson, 1st Baronet(1715-1774)
Sir John Johnson, 2nd Baronet(1742-1830)
*Sir Adam Gordon Johnson, 3rd Baronet (1781-1843)
*Sir William George Johnson, 4th Baronet (1830-1908)
*Sir Edward Gordon Johnson, 5th Baronet (1867-1957)
*Sir John Paley Johnson, 6th Baronet (1907-1975)
*Sir Peter Colpoys Paley Johnson, 7th Baronet (1930-2003)
*Sir (Colpoys) Guy Johnson, 8th Baronet (b. 1965)
Johnson Baronets, of Bath (1818)
*Sir Henry Johnson, 1st Baronet (1748-1835)
*Sir Henry Allen Johnson, 2nd Baronet (1785-1860)
*Sir Henry Franks Frederic Johnson, 3rd Baronet (1819-1883)
*Sir Henry Allen William Johnson, 4th Baronet (1855-1944)
*Sir Henry Allen Beaumont Johnson, 5th Baronet (1887-1965)
*Sir Victor Philipse Hill Johnson, 6th Baronet (1905-1986)
*"Sir Robin Eliot Johnson, 7th Baronet" (1929-1989)
*"Sir Patrick Eliot Johnson, 8th Baronet" (b. 1955)
Johnson Baronet, of Dublin (1919)
Sir William Moore Johnson, 1st Baronet(1828-1919)
*Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). "Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage" (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
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