At the Battle of Sherrifsmuir, it is reported that upon the death of his son, Sir John ordered his unarmed, untrained relatives to flee to the hills, as he did.
Unable to return home and face trial as a 'traitor', Sir John concealed himself in Eninburgh, where he died 1724.
Many of his retainers were captured and killed, but those for whom there was 'expectation of ransom' were "Barbadoized", sent to Ulster or America. Known captives include:
John Johnson, Jacobite prisoner, 1716
James Johnston, Jacobite prisoner, 1716
William Johnson, Jacobite prisoner, 1716
Quaker George Johnston was deported after paying the fine.
Prisoner in Leith Tolbooth
Transported to Perth Amboy, East New Jersey
On Henry and Francis
Ex Leith, 5 Sept. 1685.
(R.P.C., xi/3,154) 2543
From Dundee, Angus
Emigrated ca. 1734
(D.A.B., x, 150) 2561
Johnston, George, 1700-1766
From Aberdeen to Virginia before 1756
Member of Virginia House of Burgesses, 1758-66
(D.C., 20 Oct. 1961) 2544
It is not know how many of these emigrants were displaced Jacobites following the defeat of 1745
Emigrated ca. 1750
(D.A.B., x, 90) 2566
Settled Chowan (?) Cumberland County, North Carolina, before 1775. Provincial Congressman, 21 Aug. 1775.
(S.H.A., 119) 2562
Johnstone, Andrew, died ca. 1786
Settled Petersburg, Virginia
Settled Bertie, Cumberland County, North Carolina
Provincial congressman, 21 Aug. 1775.
(S.H.A., 119) 2552
Possibly from Dundee, Angus
To North Carolina on Flora Mac Donald, 1774
(D.C., 14 June, 1960) 2531
Brother of Grace J., wife of James Yates
To Philadelphia, Pa., before 1824.
Johnston, DAvid, Born 1801
To U.S. before 1835
M. Chillicothe, Ohio, Elizabeth Platter
Son David Steel, 1835-1913
(C.A.G., i, 659) 2541
Johnston of Caskieben, Crimond and Caiesmill
Lorand V. Johnson, M.D.