Re: Alfred Robins m.1877plus Sth Africa; William Smith and Annie P (b.Dunham)
Thank you so much Colleen. Your detailed information led me to dig further afield and I managed to obtain Joshua Dunham's death certificate from South Africa(!)
The certificate says he was "also known as Alfred Robins", though heaven knows why he'd use that name ...
But that certainly explains a great deal.
Their missing son Henry George Dunham is named as Harry Robins on his father's death certificate.
Wow. Thanks again for prompting me to look more broadly.
All the best,