David Menzies Scotland - France - Liverpool
My Great Grandfather John McKinnon MENZIES was born in West Derby Liverpool in 1861 the youngest of 7 children to David (born 1820 Kirkudbrightshire) and Jane ALice (born 1819 Scotland. However the eldest of the children George and William were born in 1847 in France, the other 5 being born in Liverpool 1852-1861.
Both David and George were Iron Founders
I would appreciate it if anyone can shed any light on why David travelled to France sometime between 1842 and 1847 before returning to Liverpool in 1851/2.