Richard JOHNS b. 1835, Cornwall, England, son of Richard JOHNS and Margaret NANCARROW was married in 1858 in South Australia to Susannah EDMONDS, b. 1841, England daughter of John EDMONDS and Mary Ann KIBBY.

Richard and Susannah had a number of children at Bruk Bruk near Carapook in the 1860s. Susanah was a sister of John Henry EDMONDS who was also at Carapook at this time. He was married to Mary Ann JOHNS a sister of Richard JOHNS. The family appears to have moved north to the Harrow and Clear Lake area in the 1870s.

James JOHNS another brother of Richard and Mary Ann EDMONDS died in Beerik Parish in 1871, aged 30.

Richard JOHNS & Susannah EDMONDS had the following family:

  1. Susannah Evelyn JOHNS b. 1859, Nairne, SA, m1 William henry HEARD, m2. Walter davidson KEATING.
  2. Richard JOHNS b. 1861, Nairne, SA, d. 1899, Jeparit, Vic, m. Mary Elizabeth JENSZ.
  3. Thomas JOHNS b. 1864, Bruk Bruk (Carapook), Vic, d. 1934, Ouyen, Vic, m. Catherine THOMPSON
  4. Margaret JOHNS b. 1867, Muntham (Carapook), Vic, m. George Wilby HOBBS
  5. Mary JOHNS b. 1870, Bruk Bruk (Carapook), Vic, m. William ELDRIDGE
  6. Elizabeth JOHNS b. 1873, Bruk Bruk (Carapook), Vic, m. Edwin ELDRIDGE
  7. James JOHNS b. 1876, Harrow, Vic, m. Annie Agnes GREEN
  8. Rose JOHNS b. 1879, Natimuk, Vic, m. Herbert CARTER
  9. Emily JOHNS b. 1881, Clear Lake, Vic, m. Joseph Henry HOBBS
  10. Amelia JOHNS b. 1885, Clear Lake, Vic, m. Samuel Powell HOBBS