William Silverwood dies at sea on the way to Australia.
My great grand father William Silverwwod, a school master, with his wife Elizabeth (nee Lewis) and their son William Henry and daughter Eleanor Jane set sail on the ship "the Queen" to Melbourne , Australia in Feb 1853.
Unfortunately, William becomes very ill and dies on board and is buried on 1st April 1853 at Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia.
Now a widow, Elizabeth decides to continue her journey to Melbourne with her 2 young children.
Arriving in Melbourne on 27th April 1853.
Again she is confronted with another tragedy, her 22 month old daughter Eleanor becomes ill and dies in October the same year.
The happy news is that a man she has befriended John Boreland Dobie, both decide to marry in December 1853.
Both settling in Melbourne to start a new life with William Henry.