Charles Le Brocq
- "The funeral of the late Charles Le Brocq took place yesterday and was largely attended. The late Mr Le Brocq was born in the island of Jersey in 1829. In 1853 he left his home for Australia arriving in Melbourne by the sailing ship Chowringee. After a few weeks sojourn in Melbourne he left for New Zealand but soon after he landed in that colony the Maori War broke out and he decided to return to Australia arriving in Brisbane in 1860.
- "He entered into business, building the Metropolitan Baths, and after eight years residence in Brisbane visited his former home in Jersey. While there he married and in 1869 left again for Australia. In 1875 he again visited Jersey accompanied by his family and on selling the baths in 1886 he made another trip of nine months to England. The deceased leaves a widow and seven grownup children."
Royal Dane: The vessel on which Charles and Esther Le Brocq voyaged to Australia in 1865, soon after their marriage in Jersey. Brisbane Courier Monday, 27 September 1865 September 25 - Royal Dane, Black ball ship 1,612 tons, Captain L Davies, from London and Plymouth. Passengers – Saloon included - Mr and Mrs C Le Brocq.
In 1879 Charles and Esther Le Brocq returned to Australia on the Garonne following two years in Jersey. Philip Laurens and two of his children and grandchildren accommpanied the Le Brocqs on the voyage. Philip Laurens returned to Jersey but it appears from the records that he came back to Australia after his wife died. He died in Brisbane.