Thomas Taylor was the father of Charles Taylor. Due to some scandal Thomas had to leave Samoa and went to NZ. He raised a family in Nelson. I have a photo given to me by a descendant of that family.It shows Charles and two of his daughters.( My grandmother 'Henrietta' and her sister Jane-- they would have been aged about 5-7 years old. Along with members of Thomas's family. They would have been Charles half siblings). The person who sent me the photo also identified Charles as the interpreter for RLS and also stated that Thomas Edward was from Liverpool England and was also a shipbuilder. Thomas also left this family and returned to Samoa in the late 1800--- early 1900's. Apparently when Thomas went to NZ Charles was adopted by a German family, sent to europe for his education and then returned to Samoa. He seems top be an interesting character who had a lot of children to many different woman.His father Thomas seems to have disappeared once he returned to Samoa.