Thanks for the data. In records I have him as Robert William son of George Joseph with family ties to farms in the Morley Park area around Heage or Belper. His elder sibling Joseph had two sons whom both immigrated to Australia ,George Joseph 2nd to Sydney and Willoughby to Kalgoorlie in West Australia both have descendants residing downunder. AS for Robert and Maria they were recorded in the 1886 census living in Canterbury NZ. However they appear to have vanished so your theory re Maria’s bigamous marriage may prove to be correct. I will research the Aust family’s to try and establish if there has been any contact between Robert and his nephews
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