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looking for Richard & John ROBERTS - 1859 UK to New Zealand

Query by ngairedith

Richard Roberts and his brother?? John emigrated to New Zealand on the MERMAID which departed from Liverpool, England on the 11th July 1859 and arrived in Auckland on the 19th October 1859.

The Mermaid's first stop was Auckland then Wellington and Nelson.
Not known where Richard and John disembarked but Richard eventually ended up in Marlborough.

He married Emily Atwood, daughter of John Atwood of Lower Stratton and Mary Dunn of Walmer, Kent.
You can read John's story at his link above.

Richard Roberts drowned in the Awatere River in 1864 at the age of about 28.
He left a young son Walter Roberts, aged 5 months.
Walter later married Catherine Clemett.

Emily remarried to John Adams and had a further 10 children.

I would like to know who Richard and John Roberts were (assuming they were brothers)
Who were their parents and where they were from.
What happened to John Roberts ???

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on 2009-07-11 01:28:40

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