I am descended in my maternal family tree through the following folk:
BLACK John m. LEITH Mary one of their sons BLACK Samuel m. Angelique (? CAMERON ) one of their daughters BLACK Jean m. BROWNLEE Claud one of their daughters BROWNLEE Bethea m. GEMMELL William one of their daughters GEMMELL Bethea m. STRONG Herbert Onslow one of their daughters STRONG Elma Bethea m. WELLS James Elma and James are my parents
When William & Bethea GEMMELL travelled to New Zealand in the late 1800s, their daughter Jean GEMMELL was with them. Their son, David and two other daughters, Mary and the youngest, Bethea (my g.grandmother) were born in New Zealand.
William had a sister, Elizabeth GEMMELL who married a Mr WILKINS, they had a daughter Beatrice.