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William Hamilton Franks

Information on William Hamilton Franks. Born 23/09/1865 in Monkstown, Dublin Ireland. Parents William Hume Franks & Lucy (nee White). Married Sarah letitia Jones in Dublin, Ireland abt. 1883-4. William was ? banned to New Zealand for marrying into a lower class. Listed On William Hamilton Franks death certificate in 1942 are x 3 marriages
1st - listed as Lucy White (this has to be incorrect)
2nd - listed as Sarah Jones (died 1901) - all children born in New Zealand. 5th child Gordon born 1900.
3rd - listed as Rewiti Takerei (M) 1928.
BDM for New Zealand list New Zealand marriages for William Hamilton Franks as
I) Louisa Sarah Moody (M) 1902 x 1 daughter Annie.
2) Rewiti Takerei (M) 1928 had several children.William buried @ ? Roma Cemetery @ Ahipara (near Kaitaia) North Island, New Zealand.
Can anyone help with this mystery - especially the 4th child born to Wiliam & Sarah. Known as Robert Franks - changed name to Eric William Russel & joined the Australian AIF in 1915. Went to war & returned to Australia -keeping the surname RUSSELL. Robert/Eric died 1958 in Queensland. Occupation: Retired Cane Farmer. left several Children - Isobel (adopted), Dorothy, Eric jnr, Stanley, Phyllis, Doreen & Violet. Wife Annie (nee Wright).
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