I'm not sure if this will be any help � I also have a family called
Milne in my tree, but my info comes from some years earlier than the
period you are asking about. However since some of the Christian names
are the same, there could be a connection with the family you are
William MILNE, seaman, married Elizabeth FORBES in Peterhead in 1821.
They had the following children: William, Elizabeth Ritchie, John,
Forbes, Margaret, Helen, James, Francis Silver and Robert Alexander.
In 1853, Helen married William Nicol, a harpooner on the whaling ship
"Alert". They had three children, Matthew, William Francis and Helen
Janet. William died of scurvy while away on a whaling expedition in
1861. Helen later married John Faith, a seaman in the Royal Navy, and
had four more children. I have evidence that suggests that the family
later emigrated to Cape Town, but it's not conclusive. Would be
grateful if anyone can add any info about this family.
Let me know, Flo, if you want to know more about these Milnes.
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