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My mother's maiden name is Orchard, & having just traced a couple of more steps on her paternal line, come up with a direct link for William Orchard who married Mary Anne & immegrated to NZ around 1850/51 aboard the ship "Randolf". I am a descendant of their eldest son Hiram, as it turns ou, who was about 11 when they immegrated. One of his children, Enoch (Born in Kaiapoi,NZ) bought a patch of land circ. 1900 in Seddon, Marlborough, NZ, which was taken up by his youngest son Frank, (my grandfather), & is still farmed by my uncle Mark to this day.
This is my first effort at research so I know little as yet of exactly what William did when he arrived, or other branches of the family.
If you have any more information on the parents & siblings of William & Mary Anne, I would be most interested!
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