Hi cousin Found some information on John Manners born 1842 Greenock Scotland. He died 18 March 1909 at 6 William Henry St Sydney. His parents are stated as John Manners and Catherine Campbell. I cannot find a marriage for John and Catherine but I did find one for John and Margaret in 1841, East Greenock.(It is quite possible her name was Margaret because, as you will see below the first granddaughter was named Margaret. It was common in those days to name the children after the grandparents). Their son John married Emma Hickox in Broulee NSW 1866. She was born Ulludulla NSW 1849 She died 1924 at the above address. Her parents are Charles Hickox (Haycock) and Ann Robinson. I don't know any more about them. John and Emma had nine children:
Margaret Montgomery (1868 Ulludulla-1946) married Denis McPhellamy (1863-1949) in Glebe 1893.(some details are available regarding McPhellamy family as contact has been made with relatives John and Carole McPhellamy in New South Wales).
John Charles (1869 Manning River – 1940 Glebe) married Mary McCrory (1874?-?) in Sydney 1893.
William Edward (10.12.1871 Taree – 1913 Newtown) married Grace Amelia Walker (1881 Ballarat - ?) Newtown 1898.
Emma (1873 Manning River – 1925 Petersham) married William C Crocker (?-?) in Sydney 1899.
Archibald Campbell (1876 Wingham - ?) married Florence E French (1880 -?) in Sydney 1899.
Robert George (1879 – 1879 Manning River)
Alexander (1883 Wingham - ?) married Winifred T Gray (?-?) in Drummoyne 1912.
Laura A (1883 Wingham -?) married Frederick P Cromwell (?-?) in Sydney 1910
Robertson (1886 Taree - ?) married Henrietta M A S H King (?-?) in Sydney 1912.
Hows your research going. Have you found anything more about William. I have not had time to look into other family members lately, too busy studying.