Re: Richard Longfield Cornelius b. 1797
We are indeed related!This is great news!Our Cornelius-Shields family (public) tree shows Richard being born in 1826 in Castletown and dying on 3 June 1879 in Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand.His parents were Henry Cornelis (1795 – 1868) and Emma Fitzgerald (1793-). He emigrated to Canterbury on 29 May, 1874, married Mary O'Brien and had seven children.
So, who was your grandfather then?
Rosemary Cryer is the owner of the tree.I will email her with the news.
All the best