Thank you Rhonda, So he is a seaman who deserts in SA all makes sense now.
That is them for sure..
I wonder on what ship he returned to get married.
Ann was married to his older brother Joseph but he died in 1862 west coast of africa i think??maybe Joseph was a seaman too, Although Ann is listed as a Cooper's wife in 1861 census where is also listed as head with no sign of Joseph.
After he died she marries George and comes to SA with her two sons she had to Joseph.
and goes on to have 5 more kids with George one of whom is my great grandmother.