My 3 x gt grandmother,
Elizabeth Wilkie, arrived in New Zealand on the "Lady Nugent" 17 March
1841. Her maiden name was Elizabeth Johnston and her father, John
Johnston, was a shipsmaster in Shuttlefield, Perth, SCOTLAND. He was said
to have traded with Spain and to have married a Spanish woman, but no one
can verify this. My gt uncle had a portrait of a Spanish woman hanging in
his hall in New Zealand in the early 1900s but I cannot find out any more.
Elizabeth Wilkie was a
widow when she emigrated with her daughter, Mary, Mary's husband, John
Watterson, and their children. Elizabeth's son, George, emigrated with
his wife, Ann Taylor, from Perth, Scotland, at the same time. After Ann's
death, George went to Newburgh, Fife, SCT, and married Jane Wallace. They
had a daughter, Georgina, who marr. George Cumming from Stirling, SCT.
John Watterson dropped one
'T' from his name when he came to New Zealand. Does anyone know
the name of John Johnston's wife?'