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Query by oneslickshoe

Researching the following Settlers whose timelines included periods spent in FIJI in the South Pacific. In most cases, all married and raised families in Fiji where they later died. -

1. JOHN HICKS originated from Woolwich, Kent, ENGLAND. Arrival in Fiji 1845.

2. WILLIAM VALENTINE originated from New York, USA, born 1811. Arrival in Fiji mid 1830s.

3. OLIVER BROWN originated from Boston, Massachusetts, USA (B. 1816).

4. THOMAS BROWN originated from the USA, City and State unknown.

5. JOHN KING originated from CHINA, Eurasian.

6. AITCHESON origins yet unknown.

7. THOMAS RYDER origins to be verified. His son ABRAHAM RYDER married William Valentine's daughter Emmaline.

8. WILLIAM BENNION born 1819 Place of birth unknown. He is listed under the 1875 Census as being of age 54 during 1873 when the Census was being compliled.

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on 2013-10-05 18:53:55

Researching the following ANCESTORS who settled in FIJI in the South Pacific -

1. WILLIAM VALENTINE originally from New York, USA.

2. JOHN HICKS originally from Woolwich, Kent, England.

3. JOHN KING originally from China.

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by oneslickshoe on 2014-05-11 00:35:12


JOHN KING has been identified as Eurasian (Anglo Chinese). He married twice whilst operating a hotel in Levuka, Fiji in the 1860s to 1870s. His first spouse JULIA SAKROOS bore him a son RICHARD KING. Richard married Mary Trask, daughter of American sailor George Trask.

John's second spouse SARAH PICKERING bore him a second son GEORGE KING. George married Elizabeth Brown, a daughter of one of the Brown settlers (possibly Oliver Brown or Thomas Brown).

by rydersbentleys on 2015-05-14 00:03:37

Thomas Ryder was noted in Consular despatches as being American from New York State.
Abraham & Emmeline had 5 children.

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