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From: Graham Hoult <>
Subject: Re: [NZ] More HANKS; well LANE really
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2007 10:49:29 +1300
On Fri, 9 Nov 2007 "Mike" <> told us
>Subject: [NZ] More HANKS; well LANE really
>I have been trying to find out about John HANKS who died in Te Aroha
>in 1941, for a correspondent in the UK.
>It seems that John's sister, Elizabeth, left money in her will to a
>pair of LANE sisters, Lilian and Doris. The LANEs lived in Parnell.
>I have not been told when Elizabeth died and will try to find that
>out but I wondered if anyone on the list has a connection to the
>Mike in a hot Whakatane.
It would seem from Archives NZ's Archway website that the John HANKS
who died in 1941 was a retired farmer, and that there is a probate at
Auckland archives (ex Hamilton High Court) on public access
HANKS John - Te Aroha - Retired Farmer 1941
Agency BCDG, series 4420, accession [-], Box 239, item 5077
The probate entry will give his date and place of death which would
help the search for a death notice. A local undertaker may also have
Elizabeth's will would give the date and place of death, and could
well give the relationship to the LANE sisters,
but Archway does not list a probate for any Elizabeth HANKS.
Perhaps she was married?
Hope this helps