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Alexander Saunderson (Sanderson)


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Can someone help me with information about my GG Grandparents who emigrated to Australia in 1864? I would love to learn more about them.

The information a family historian from 1982, has Alexander and Mary Anne Saunderson arriving on the "Morning Star" on 3rd Sept 1864. His sister, Mary, accompanied them. Their brother, Richard, had emigrated in 1863. He had been a policeman and was a warder at Mudgee Gaol in 1864.

Alexander was born 18th Jan 1830, in Stranorden, County Monaghan. His parents were Alexander Saunderson and Elizabeth Graham of County Monaghan.
Mary Anne Miller was baptised in June 1841, in Parish of Seaton and Beer, Devon. Her parents were Isaac and Mary Anne Miller. Isaac's profession was Coast Guard.

Alexander and Mary Anne were married at Presbyterian Church on 4th April 1864 in Parish of Kilgariffe, County Cork.

The ships papers have Alexander as a farm labourer, but he joined the NSW Police Force on 16th Sept 1864 and the records say that he belonged to the Irish Police Force before emigrating.


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