In my never-ending quest for FOWKE history and genealogy I recently unearthed two birth records in New Zealand that were NOT directly connected to my New Zealand records of FOWKE families. In 1878, in Victoria, Australia, Charles Henry Folliott FOWKE married Elizabeth (Eliza) Ethel MANSERGH. She was born at Tiperary, Ireland. This couple subsequently recorded two births in New Zealand, Emma Harriet Fowke, b.1879, and Beryl Fowke, b.1880, died 1881, in NZ. Two sons were also born in UK, Mansergh Cuthbert Fowke in 1883, and Roger Fowke in 1884.
I would very much like to know more about this family, and learn of possible descendants of Roger Fowke above (if any), and what became of Emma.
Does anyone have more details of their time in Australia, marriage, origins, or travel to NZ and back to UK during the period outlined above.
Mansergh C Fowke was killed in Aug 1914 (French War Grave). No descendants
I would very much like to know more of Charles Henry Folliott Fowke's heritage and ancestors.
Thanks in anticipation,
Ray Fowke (New Zealand)