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Re: William Hamilton Franks & Sarah Letitia Franks (nee Jones)
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 24 February 21 10:50 GMT (UK) »
Thereís this one in 1885

Rimutaka, arriving Wellington July from London via Auckland, but seems odd they would be getting off there if he went gum digging.
But possible. Timing is good for marriage mid May

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZMAIL18850717.2.34?end_date=18-02-1886&items_per_page=10&page=3&query=franks+passengers&snippet=true&start_date=01-05-1885


*modified to add year
Side tracked to a friendís very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING

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Re: William Hamilton Franks & Sarah Letitia Franks (nee Jones)
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 24 February 21 18:29 GMT (UK) »
According to the headstone inscription he arrived in New Zealand in 1885......


https://billiongraves.com/grave/William-Hamilton-Franks/23701435


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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: William Hamilton Franks & Sarah Letitia Franks (nee Jones)
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 24 February 21 19:32 GMT (UK) »
Not part of the brief but looking at the headstone inscription above, there would appear to have been another marriage and that to Rewiti was the third not the second.

1902/3519   Louise Isabel Sarah   Moody   William Hamilton   Franks

Birth:
1905/9203   Franks   Annie Louisa   Louisa Isabella   William Hamilton

Divorce:

https://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=16699577

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZH19251119.2.163?end_date=31-12-1925&query=louisa+franks&snippet=true&start_date=01-01-1925

Third marriage:

1928/1701   Rewiti   Takerei   William Hamilton   Franks


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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.


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Re: William Hamilton Franks & Sarah Letitia Franks (nee Jones)
« Reply #12 on: Wednesday 24 February 21 20:03 GMT (UK) »

if he went gum digging.


Not showing on Archway, but there is a William Hamilton Franks, who in 1911, applied for a Kauri Gum Licence.

In case Fresh Fields sees this, and is going to Auckland Archives,  the reference is BAAZ 4716 1a, Page 69, No: 1410.


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Re: William Hamilton Franks & Sarah Letitia Franks (nee Jones)
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 24 February 21 20:18 GMT (UK) »
Married May 1885, arrived New Zealand that year, so maybe the earliest arrival would have been around August?


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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.


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Re: William Hamilton Franks & Sarah Letitia Franks (nee Jones)
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 24 February 21 20:33 GMT (UK) »
William Hamilton Franks is also mentioned in the Police Gazettes, with his physical description.

Also, if the OP has access to Ancestry, there quite a number of trees for the family.


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Re: William Hamilton Franks & Sarah Letitia Franks (nee Jones)
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 24 February 21 20:36 GMT (UK) »
From reply #14 [Bill].....

His birth registration:

1938/62218   Franks   William   Rewiti   William Hamilton


[Born 1919.]

Added: His death, birth a year out.

1993/48796   Franks   William Hamilton   5 May 1918

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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: William Hamilton Franks & Sarah Letitia Franks (nee Jones)
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 25 February 21 00:55 GMT (UK) »
It might be worthwhile to make an enquiry of the Far North Libraries as they may be able to find an obituary for William Hamilton Franks. These often made mention of the ship's name.

https://www.fndc.govt.nz/Libraries


Just a thought..... :)


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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.