Robert Johnston

Company Role

Southampton, London and Branch Railway and Dock Company

Railway (Railway)

No notes


Unsourced secondary material online (e.g.–1854) [accessed 28/12/2017]) suggests that the Robert Johnston who was co-promoter of the early Southampton railway scheme was Robert Johnston (1783-1839) of Jamaica.

Firm Notes

Precursor of what became the London & Southwest Railway. Robert Johnson and Abel Rous Dottin reportedly issued a prospectus in 1830, and the scheme was revised in 1831 at Dottin's house in Southampton.

Firm Sources

Sam Fay, A Royal Road: Being the History of the London & South Western Railway, from 1825 to the Present (1882)