Hi Jenny, You obviously have more information on this family than I do. I am trying to determine whether this family is my Allen link. I think James and Mary came to Aust. on the Palmyra in 1838. My connection is with a Benjamin and William Allen, both born in the 1840's. Can you tell me whether this James and Mary had a John b. approx. 1846, and whether James re-married. Regards, Warren Diggins Jenny, Tried to e-mail you directly but it didn't work.