It sounds as if you have all the information available from the shipping
list however It would be worth while getting a copy of the original
Passenger List which you should be able to get in Melbourne.
Secondly, try to get any and all Birth Certificates for their children.
These usually/sometimes show parent's place and date of birth also.
Thirdly, check Fermanagh Griffiths Valuations etc.
Fourthly, get birth/marriage/death certificates (whatever is available) from
It is usually worth joining the Victorian Genealogy Society. They have
excellent information and are usually very willing and capable of helping
Finally, have fun BUT be prepared to become obsessed by the whole exercise.
Regards and good hunting,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joy Taranto" <JoybelleT(a)msn.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 30, 2002 7:36 PM
Subject: Re: [FER-GOLD] Passports
Derek, Thank you for your kind offer. I am researching my GG
John & Mary Anne Sherry nee Wilkin who arrived Port Phillip Bay 11
1848 on the ship Cornwall. My cousin tells me the shipping records only list
them as coming from County Fermanagh. > Joy