Dear Colin Kennedy_1,
Could Robert Kennedy (son of Robert who married Rachel Martin of Carnan, in or before about 1833) and Mary Kirkpatrick, that you mention above, have come to New Zealand in 1861?
I have an 1861 passenger record for Robert Kennedy, 23, farm labourer, Tyrone, and Mary, 18, arriving at Lyttelton on the Royal Stuart.
I have a few further details, including that Mary's maiden surname was Kirkpatrick.
I would appreciate your input.