Hello! I wonder if anyone could help with researching my ancestor Richard Mew?
Born in about 1814 in Uckfield, Sussex, he joined the Marines at an early age. By 1838 he was in Australia (New South Wales?) and had married a girl Margaret.
His first daughter Mary Ann was born in about 1839, his second Margaret in about 1841 and third Eliza in about 1843 (apparently in Sidney or Adelaide).
It looks as if he returned finally to England in about 1845 when his fourth daughter Martha was born at sea.
That's all i know about him pre-1845 and anything you can add would be greatly appreciated.
Paul, in London.
Hi, Denise, lovely to hear from you.
As far as we know, when Richard & Margaret returned to England in about 1845 they didn't leave any children behind in Oz. HOWEVER, some of them disappear off the horizon later on and we wondered if any went back to sunnier climes!
I'd be very grateful indeed to find out more about Ozzie Mews - especially if they can be traced back to one or more definite "founders". It will then be most interesting to see whether they can be connected to my Uckfield, Sussex branch!
Very best wishes.