John Melrose of Felton, Northumberland, England
This John Melrose was an older brother to my greatgrandfather, Hugh Hudson Melrose.He was baptized at
St. Michaels All Saints Church at Felton on 18 July 1819.
His father was John Melrose and his mother was Hannah Huntly
(Huntley).He lived in Felton until sometime in the 1840's.
I found a newspaper notice in the Newcastle Courant dated 30 Aug 1850 that gave his wedding date of Oct 20, 1849 to
Jessie (Jeannette) Wharrier at Port Adelaide. South Australia.It also states that Jessie was the widow of
the late Mr. William Wharrier, mason, Felton, Northumberland.
My greatgrandfather emigrated to the USA about 1857.
His name was Hugh Hudson Melrose, born 6 Oct 1837 at Felton
to John & Hannah.I found another brother, James , that
died at Canton, Fulton county, Illinois in 1860 and I have
been able to trace his living descendants to the San Francisco area of California.
If anyone has any information please reply to this post.
Thank you all.
Wendell Hugh Melrose