Furness or Fourness - Halifax UK
My great grandfather John/James/Smith Furness emigrated to NZ in 1841/42 along with three others (presumably relatives) all recorded under the name Furniss. Previous researcher(s) have identified his parents as William & Hannah Fourness. However the 1841 UK census does not include any of these 6 individuals under any of the names Fourness, Furniss or Furness. How do I solve this riddle? Where do the William/Hannah names come from?