I was very interested to read your posting. Susanna Absalom (nee Lowther) is my gt gt grandmother. The family lived in West Cramlington. John Henry Absalom emigrated to Australia in 1850's where he settled and raised a family. He died in 1899 in NSW, but left descendants in Victoria. David and Matthew mentioned in your posting were his brothers.
My gt grandfather William Lowther Absalom also emigrated, with Matthew, and their families, to New Zealand in 1883. They stopped off in Melbourne en route to NZ.
I would be interested in making contact with you, and finding out where your connection with the Absalom family fits in to the Tree.
I look forward to your reply. Regards.
Dean L Absalom (Christchurch, NZ)