Joseph was born c1835 @ Demerara British Guyana, as it was then. He supposidly became a mariner, we have not been able to site any information of his birth,records I have been told are not held at Georgetown. Joseph went to New Zealand, married in 1862 lived @ Rutherglen,south island where he was gold mining. He and his wife Eliza Saunders had 13 children. Joseph died in 1889. We have been told he may have changed his name from BOUCHER. It is possible he was born too early for registrations, but it would be great to know if anyone where the BDM's are kept. Maybe too someone out there is connected to this family tree, would love to hear from you. my name is Marydell.