Stephen Lilly Williams was baptised on 30th April 1850 at St Clement, Truro, the son of Henry and Alice (nee Quick) Williams. He was my first cousin 3 times removed. Lilly is a family surname and appears a couple of times as a middle name in the Williams family. I've found him in the England 1851 and 1861 censuses (with family and at school) but I can't find him in 1871. I have found a person of this exact name in California, according to FamilySearch, on the California Great Registers at S Red Bluff, Tehama, in 1880 and at Fourth Ward 4, Yuba, in 1896. There's a Stephen L Williams at Fourth Ward 4, Yuba, in 1892, and at North Red Bluff, Tehama, in 1888. The US 1880 census has S L Williams aged 30, born in England, with wife Martha, 40, born in Scotland, at Red Bluff, Tehama. He's a farmer. With them is a nephew, Walter Parks, aged 10, born in California, with parents born in Ohio. The 1900 Census has a Stephen Williams (born March 1850 in England) at Marysville Township Marysville city Ward 1, 4, Yuba, with a wife, Martha, aged 53, born in Scotland. They have been married an estimated 23 years (I can't find a record of the marriage) and he is recorded as an electrician. His immigration date is shown as 1872 and hers as 1870. The 1910 census has them at Marysville Ward 4, Yuba. She's aged a bit(!) as her age is clearly 72 while his is correctly 60. Their immigration dates are both down as 1875. He's now a shipping clerk for a dredger company. There's a picture of his grave on U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (although the middle name is spelled Lily). It gives his birth date as 9 Mar 1850, which would tie in with baptism on 30th April 1850, and birthplace England. He died at Yuba County on 8th Dec 1916 and is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Red Bluff, Tehama County. I've also found the full name on Ancestry in the index for the “UK and Ireland, Masters and Mates Certificates, 1850-1927” and “California, State Court Naturalization Records, 1850-1986” but I haven't got a sub to check any further. Could someone have a look for me if possible, please (but of course without incurring any costs!) to see if there's any mention of birthdate or birthplace. If it's the same Stephen Lilly Williams throughout, he's been a sailor, a farmer, an electrician and a shipping clerk. A versatile chap!