The timeline suggests that he was married around the mid 1860’s, thus marriage records can be searched at FreeBMD or General Register Office, revealing the following information:
Richard John, Bachelor, 29yrs, Grocer,, Copperhouse, Father- Richard Rosewarne, Farmer
Jane Anna Jones, Spinster, 29yrs, Bodriggy, Father- James Jones, Cordwainer
Married at The Parish Church in the parish of Phillack, by Fredrick Hockin
Now we can confirm his fathers name, his wife’s fathers name, and his and his wife’s ages.
A search of Archives NZ, shows a probate record for Rosewarne-Aver Jane Hannah, Probate Record
A further search of FreeBMD reveals marriage registration in 1883
Jane Hannah Rosewarne Marriage 1883 ?
John Michael Aver Marriage 1883?
Electoral Rolls reveal where they were living in Christchurch
1890 Fred at St Albans Lane
1890 Christchurch Fredrick Rosewarne
1896 Fred still at St Albans Rd, John Augustus is living with his mother at Chapel Street, Jane Elizabeth is living in Akaroa. Where are Will and Helena?
1896 Christchurch Jane Hannah, John A, and Fred Rosewarne
1900 Jane Hannah is by herself.
1900 Christchurch Jane Hanna Rosewarne
1900 Jane Elizabeth is still at Okains Bay, Akaroa Peninsular
1900 Akaroa, Jane Elizabeth Rosewarne
1905 Jane Hannah is living with Jane Elizabeth at Ashburton
1905 Ashburton, Jane Hannah and Jane Elizabeth Rosewarne
What happened to William J ?
Jane visited her brother in Omaha Nebraska around 1929, but he hadn’t been heard from since then.
see the email conversation in “Documents”
Did he marry Lilly and travel to San Francisco ?
refer to Arawa 1894 Passenger List in “Documents”
Notice of Jane’s teaching examination results, 18yrs old, In “The Star” 2nd Feb 1893. Note : she called herself Elizabeth
Her first appointment was Akaroa, where she’s mentioned in the “Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser”, now she’s 24.
The Star” 2nd Feb 1893
Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume XLV, Issue 2322, 29 November 1898, Page 2
Jane Elizabeth, Jack and Helena
Elder brother Jack and younger sister Helena, with Jack’s daughters Rae (back left) and Rena (front), Jane’s son Ken
is it ‘Del (Jack’s wife) at the back? and is the elder lady Jane Rosewarne?