I wonder if there is anyone who can help me with my research into the Brown side of my family.
My 2nd Gt Grandfather left for New Zealand in Oct 1854 on the Royal Stuart. Taking with him 3 daughters, Selina, Matilda & Eliza But not his wife Harriet Compton or a son Andrew.
Also on board was his Brother-in-Law John Compton and 2 of his sons Andrew and Charles.
Harriet may have sailed later as there was a son born in Wellington. BUT they all came back to the UK, on unknown date and that is what I am trying to find out.
They dont appear on the 1861c in the uk but are on the 1871c and are all using the surname Grant? Except for Selina who is married to a John Cox.
If anyone can help or even tell me where I could look to find the information I need I would be most grateful.
Rita (Cox) Woodcock