As it happened, William and Sarah arrived in Brisbane Australia on the same ship the "Indus", which departed from London on the 13th of September 1874 and arrived in Brisbane on the 29th of Decembe
William Maynard aged 19 years travelled as a free passenger.
Sarah Jane Wright, aged 11 years travelled with her father William aged 46, her brother Edward and her sister Martha ag
ed 14, who were also free passengers.
Sarah's mother, Mary (nee Foster) never travelled to Australia, reason unknown.
It appears that William Wright was a farm laborer in the Drayton area.
It is not exactly known when and where he died.
It was eight years after their arrival in Australia that William Maynard and Sarah Jane Wright married on the 20th May, 1882 at Drayton, Toowoomb
Before marrying Sarah, William Maynard was a laborer in the Emu Creek and Greenmount Districts. After they married they settled on a farm at Greenmount and had 11 children, 7 of these childre
n survived. They also lived in the Meringandan district. Sarah passed away five days after the birth of their last child due to complications, on the 6th of April 1900 and is buried in the Meringandan
William was left with the seven children, the eldest child Ellen 15 and the youngest child Henry not yet 3.
William passed away on the 4th of September 1935
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