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Looking for parents of Grace WETTLE, Cowan, Cornwall born abt 1809

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Shipping from The United States to New Zealand

I am trying to find the shipping Records for Thomas, Clara, Silvanus ag. 5 and Mabel ag. 3 ROBERTS. They were in Grass Valley,California USA to Lyttelton approximately 1878 - 1880. The next child, Bessie Evaline was born in Christchurch, NZ in 1880.

Sylvanus ( Silvanus ) ROBERTS

My Husband's Grandfather was born in Grass Valley, Nevada County,California, United States of America, 19 May 1875.
His parents were Thomas ROBERTS and Clara nee JULYAN (JULIAN ) both from Cornwall, United Kingdom.
Think they arrived in New York seperately about 1869 and travelled overland to California to work in the mines at Grass Valley. Thomas and Clara married in Grass Valley.I have thr Revord of their Marriage. They had another child born in Grass Valley, Mabel, born 1879.
Would really appreciate some help on finding out more about the birth of Thomas and which part of Cornwall U.K. that he came from. Know all about him after 1880 in New Zealand.
Shyrlee Roberts
Any information greatfully appreciated

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How/Where do I find shipping between Plymouth, U.K. to San Francisco, or New York U.S.A. between 1865 and 1870?

I am searching for Thomas ROBERTS born abt 1857, Cornwall, United Kingdom. He married Clara JULIAN, born abt 1852 St Austell, Cornwall, UK. They had a son Silvanus ROBERTS born Grass Valley,Nevada County, California, b.19 May 1870. Can't find any record of their marriage, was it in the United Kingdom or in the USA as Clara was only about 17 at the time OF Silvanus'birth. Thomas, Clara and Silvanus left the US to come to Christchurch, New Zealand between 1870 and 1873 as that was when the next child was born in New Zealand.
Does anyone have any knowledge about this family? Was Clara travelling to San Francisco with her parents and met Thomas on the ship?
Grass Valley was settled by mostly Cornish and Italian miners.
Please help!

I have now found that the year that Silvanus was born was 1875 not 1870 and they would have left The USA between 1878 - 1880