Looking for information about David Spearman.
David Spearman b.1837 to John Spearman and Ellen Brighton in England. John and Ellen were gunmakers in London.
David emigrated to Australia and married Mary Ann Guinan 1862.
They had seven children then David deserted Mary and children. He worked as a cook aboard boats and never came home. It is assumed that he died in another country other than Australia.
His daughter, Mary Elizabeth Spearman is my great grandmother.
I cannot find how he came to Australia, can only guess he swam over here from England and because I cannot find his death in Queensland or NSW Australia, am surmising he may have drowned swimming back to England. am only joking about the swimming parts.