I am looking for some information about William Stewart's family from Scotland. The information I have is that he was married to Janet (Jennet?) Wilson in 1842 in Peebles, Scotland, and soon after sailed to Quebec with wife and presumably his father John Stewart in 1842. I was told that John had wanted to sail to New Zealand with another family member, possibly his brother, but maybe his son. He got off in Quebec with William and Janet, though, because he was sick, and the other family member/members continued to New Zealand, although I have no idea if they made it there.
This is really all the information I have concerning John, and I don't know if it is accurate. I do not know who his wife was or who William's mother was. I do not know if John had other children. I also have no idea what happened to John.
I was told John was born in Scotland in 1789 and that he died in 1866, but I don't know where. William was born in 1815 and died in 1886.
Any help anyone has would be great. Thank you.