Amelia and John came to NZ on the Ship "Bolton" a barque of 540 tons - converted Man- o - War. On her second voyage she carried the Kidson and Ricketts families, leaving Gravesend 29 October 1841 arriving in Nelson haven 15 March 1842. John and Amelia and one child were allocated berth 81 and two Kidson children berth 80.
John married Amelia TUCK, daughter of Joseph TUCK and Charlotte HEATH, on 13 Jul 1834 in St. Mary's, White Waltham, Berkshire, England. (Amelia TUCK was born on 24 Jul 1814 in White Waltham, Wiltshire, England, died on 15 Aug 1903 in Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand and was buried in Wakapuaka Cemetery, Nelson, New Zealand.)
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