- Born: - Died: 1770a
Engineer in charge of the Tyrone Navigation Works from 1732. Acheson Johnston, sometimes referred to as 'Pastor', appears to have been only an engineering amateur. According to Delany he 'displayed a complete lack of engineering skill'. Nevertheless he went on to become manager of the completed Newry Canal, reporting to the Irish parliament in this capacity in 1750. He was succeeded by CHRISTOPHER MYERS in 1762. The will of Acheson Johnston of Tallyho, Co. Down, was proved in the Prerogative Court in 1770.(1)
All information in this entry is from R. Delany, A Celebration of 250 years of Ireland's Inland Waterways (1988), 22-3,27.
(1) Arthur Vicars, Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810 (1897), 252.