My Cupitt ancestors have been widely researched and documented by others – see details here. George CUPITT (1777-1846) and Mary WICKS (1777-1845) arrived in Australia aboard the “Ganges” in 1797.

My gggrandmother, Emma Jane CUPITT (1847-1921), was the daughter of George and Mary’s eldest child, William Augustus Cupitt and Rebecca Charlton. Eighteen year old Emma married much older John Henry Andrew Mayer in 1865. John was a German Carpenter. John died in 1879, leaving Emma with six young children. She subsequently married widower, Frederick Voss in 1883 but this marriage did not last long as Frederick died in 1892. Emma’s third marriage was to Henry James, just after Frederick’s death in 1892.