On behalf of a contact in Western Australia, I am seeking information regarding Richard KNUCKEY and Ellen BOWDEN/BAWDEN who travelled to Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand, on the 'Accrington,' arriving 5 September 1863.
Travelling on the same ship was William and Elizth BAWDEN.
KNUCKEY Richard20Farm Lab.Cornwall,Ellen 18, 'ACCRINGTON's16.6.63a5.9.63(Index : passengers to Canterbury 1850-1888, Canterbury Museum Documentary Research Centre).
William BAWDEN23CornwallFarm Laborer Elizth Anndo 21 Richard KNUCKEY 20CornwallFarm Laborer Ellen do18 (IM-CH4/50, Archives New Zealand, Christchurch Office)
Were these two, Richard and Ellen KNUCKEY, the parents of William Charles KNUCKEY, born 16 October 1872, and Mary Ellen KNUCKEY, born 21 May 1876, and both baptised at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Lyttelton, on 9 August 1876?In the baptismal register, the father's occupation is given as "Engineer."