I am searching for information on the birth of John David? WATKINS with a possible birth date of 09 May 1835, Glamorgan, Wales.
From rumoured? family history he was supposed to have migrated to Victoria, Australia around 1852/53 and travelled to Ballarat and Bendigo. He then settled in Wallsend, New South Wales, Australia and married Mary Ann Hopkins in 1861.
He owned the Australian Hotel in Wallsend and one of his sons was David Watkins MHR (1865-1935). His parents were not listed on his marriage certificate. They are listed on his death certificate as John Watkins (miner) and Margaret __? but I am unsure if this is accurate.
Any information about him and his welsh ancestry would be really appreciated. Thanks!