Australian Wills Families

Migrant Ship - British Empire

24 August 2010   From: Carolynn I came across the arrival of the ship "British Empire" from England, arriving 2nd Sept, 1857 Portland, Vic.

My ancestor was a Joseph Henry Thompson born 25th Dec, 1843, Liverpool, St Peters, Manchester, England. He was 14 years old. He settled on French Island, Vic.

Is there any connection as I don't know his parents names.


As I did not know any details of this ship I searched Gppgle and found the following:-

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