George Melrose was a Sapper & Miner with the Royal Engineers.George MELROSE and Jane SCHOFIELD sailed from Plymouth, UK on 9 August 1852 and after being at sea for 122 days arrived in Tasmania, Australia on 9 December 1852. George was a Sapper & Miner of the Royal Engineers. Later the family moved to Sydney and George became a licensed Surveyor.
This maternal Melrose branch has been transplanted to Aussie soil for 7 generations so far.
This Melrose history is a collaboration of work compiled by Tim Carter, Susan Channell, Sandy Liddle, Peggy Lucas and myself.