One of his elder brothers and the husband of one of his elder sisters were both marine engineers.
Both I found had come back 1st. Class from Bombay to the UK but nearly 10 years apart. No Idea when of for how long they had been away but did have wives and family in Hebburn.
If I read the passenger lists correctly both were on the same ship.
Would I be correct in assuming that they could well have gone to look at ships that may have broken down in India or train staff in India.
Not going to delve too far into the family as not directly related to me, being mumís sisters husband.
At the time of the 1901 census there were 10 living in a house in Buchanan Street, Bit Crowded .