Stephen Ellis, Master Mariner.
In August, 1844, Stephen Ellis was born in St. John's, Newfoundland to Stephen and Ann (nee Phelan/Whalen) Ellis.
In 1872, he married Sarah Ferguson Kelly in Auckland, New Zealand.
He travelled between NZ and Australia on steam and sailing ships but in 1887 he appears to vanish. Last heard of he was on his way to Sydney, Australia but searches of all known ships at that time show nothing. Nothing on any ship wrecks either. Nothing in Australia of any deaths or arrivals.
He had siblings, John, Richard and Elizabeth and had children, Ann, Stephen, Robin and Elizabeth.
Any help with this mariner would be greatly appreciated.