Renia - I luv the internet! Thank you so much for helping me. We are on the right track. John Pallister married 2nd Aug 1846 Auckland area His son Thomas Pallister born 1850 Stockton area.John Pallisters father was a Thomas (his mother unknown possibly Sarah Dodds) because the year 1822 and the Auckland area are a good match.Thomas Snr was a Gamekeeper is there anyway thru his job that we can find out more??Thank you!!