My most elusive ancestor
Thomas's father must have been absent for much of his early life as he was in the Merchant navy from 1821 - 1850 when he obtained his masters Certificate. From records we know he was at sea in 1851 for the census and his son Thomas, then aged 13, was a pipe maker.
|Lithograph of Heather Bell, 1855 Maritime Museum Greenwich.1855 Aberdeen|
|Goodooga Cemetary, Brewarrina, NSW|