I am seeking information on William Bannister who cam to NZ with his wife Mary and children John Eades, Edward and Robert Elijah. Another child Edwin was born in NZ ...and in his death memorial it mentions his father being Mr William Bannister, coal pit owner and ironfounder, of the firm Bannister, Banks and bannister, Wolverhampton. Born Dudley Castle in 1827. I would like to know if anyone can help with William's parents and his siblings as I am trying to connect him to a George and Henry bannister also from Dudley whom also immigrated to NZ. ANY help greatly apprciated as i am about to add the Masters name to my website and Sarah Boulton Masters married Richard bannister who is a decendant of this family ... regards Joanne Warby.