Did Samuel Dunstan marry Eliza Jane Nankerves [closed]

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This Samuel Dunstan's father is related fairly closely to me.  I diidn't see it when it was asked, but  I have a good chance of finding a yes/no answer.  The answer is probably in New Zealand.

O.K. here we go.

Francis King Boykett [Boykett-101], about a 3rd cousin of mine, went to New Zealand and married [[Marchant-966|Grace (Marchant) Boykett (1891-1958)]]. Her mother was Mary Perrett. Grace had a sister Caroline “Queenie” Perrett (1866-1943), New Zealand’s equivalent of Australia’s Pyjama Girl.

 The story as I understand it (E. & O.E.) is that Queenie’s father William was laying a railway track, which ran across a Maori burial site (sounds familiar?). He dug up the bones and re-interred them elsewhere. To the Maori that was not good enough. They told him to choose an alternative route for the railway, or there would be trouble, but they were told that the course of the track was fixed by the Government. A short time later, Queenie, aged about 8, disappeared. Several anecdotes exist. She became part of the Maori tribe with the given name Hera, married several times and had children. She has descendants today. She is on Wikitree as [[Perrett-271|Caroline (Perrett) Ngoungou (1866-1943)]], where a few references are given. She was recognized when a relative noticed a white woman chatting with Maori women like one of them, and notified closer relatives. The woman was identified as Queenie by a scar on her belly. A film has been made about her story. (There was a comment that William died by being hit with a bottle during a disagreement, and he was so unpopular that the Police refused to investigate. That may reflect somehow on his character.) Queenie’s mother was a Hurlstone.

Back on topic, I believe that the Perretts are those in Samuel’s tree. Mary Perrett (above) had a brother called George. He had a daughter called Alice, who married Richard Rogers. From there, we follow the Rogers line, then the Faull line, to the Dunstone line, and ultimately to Samuel Dunstone/Dunstan. The last step, the link to Eliza Nankervis and how the family came to be in New Zealand, I am still working on.  Mention was made of a ship called the Lysander.

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In the "Australian Birth Index"  there is a marriage pf Samuel Dunstan to Eliza Nankervis in Victoria in 1853, Registration No 4112. I could find no entry in either the Victorian or NSW BDM Indexes

Victoria became a separate colony in 1851, and its BMD registers start in 1853.  No 4112 seems too high for a first year. Now that I had a number, I searched by number, and the marriage came up.

Record information

Registration number
4112 / 1853
Family name:
Given name(s)
Place of event:

Personal detail

Spouse's family name:
Spouse's given name(s)
Eliza Jane

\The link with New Zealand is later.

This entry is indeed in Victoria BDM, if you look it up as 4112/1853:

<ref>[https://www.bdm.vic.gov.au/research-and-family-history/search-your-family-history Victoria BDM] marriage registration number 4112/1853. Eliza Jane Nankervis; Samuel Dunston. Accessed 2 April 2023.</ref>

Thanks Jim for checking for me. I saw your reply after I had posted mine.  Note the different spelling of DUNSTON. A couple of generations earlier it was Dunstone.

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