This month’s brick walls
the Midlands with their children for Buenos Aires. He was still in Wednesbury, then in Staffordshire, at the age of 37 but was killed in Buenos Aires, aged 41, on 24 June 1852. He was buried in a British churchyard outside the city.
Their son George had been born out there in 1850, and a daughter Eliza in 1852. Young George was back in the Midlands as a little boy with his siblings. He was also in Wednesbury in 1881, aged 31. It seems his mother Mary came back with the children, otherwise I can’t work out how they got home. I’ve found no trace of her and can’t work out why they went to South America, how they got there, and why, and how the children got back to the Midlands. Any ideas? Pat Watts, by email