John Curtis Tolliday
His mother was Jane Curtis who was born in 1799. She married Nathaniel Tolliday.
John had siblings Susan, Elizabeth, Christiana and William.
John and sister Susan were the same age according to a Census compiled so maybe they were twins. Or born very close together.
I am not sure what happened to Susan at this stage. Or if I have the information wrong. I will get back to that eventually. She did not travel to Australia with the others.
After his father Nathaniel drowned in 1853, his mother Jane and his brother William and sisters Elizabeth and Christiana along with his wife Sarah Miles and Elizabeth's husband Charles Clark migrated to Australia.
The ship British Empire left Southhampton on October 17th 1854 and arrived at Port Henry, Geelong, Victoria on January 15th 1855.
John was married to Sarah and had two daughters at the time of sailing, Fanny and Eva. He was born in 1827 and died 14th August 1902 buried at Ballarat New Cemetery.
His sister Elizabeth was married to Charles Clark at the time of the voyage and they hadan infant daughter called Jane.
His brother William married Priscilla Martha Barton 21st August 1862 in Ballarat. He was born in 1837 and died 28th January 1887 at Allendale and buired at Creswick, Victoria.
His mother Jane died on August 10th 1886. She is buried at Smythesdale, Victoria. Not sure if there is a headstone on the grave as at 2007.
His sister Christiana married Agnon Charles Numa on 9th August 1856 in Ballarat.