I am trying to trace back details of my Westerlund ancestory. The scant details I have are as follows - any help in putting me onto appropriate sites or shipping records or other tools would be gratefully accepted. Please leave message or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mathias WESTERLUND seaman(b~1845 Scandanavia? and d~1869) - "believed drowned at sea on whaling boat!?!" - married Lavinia Doram in (Battery Point?) Tasmania Australia (b Sep 1852, Blossums Lane, London, d 22/2/1876 - 154 Gladstone Rd, Emerald Hill, Vic.)
They had son Carl Johannes Westerlund born at Battery Point, near Hobart Tasmania - changed name by deadpoll to Charles Longwood (b 27 Nov 1868 d 19 Aug 1906 in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia).