Its been a while. Yes they did have eight children. No I don't know how they got to Waipu from Tasmania or when. Haven't done any research for years but had a visit today from a distant cousin and we are both descended from Lexy's sister Margaret who married Nicholas Sentch. Are you going to the grand Pageant at Waipu on 11th, 12th January 2013? If you are let me know.