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5a. Stephen  Born 5 Dec 1958, Sinoia, Rhodesia.  Died 30 Oct 1980 [Motorcycle accident] 

6a. Judy  Born 22 Jan 1961, Sinoia, Rhodesia.  M Howard (Harry) John Plunkett (Born 21 Oct 1956)   Their children are:

            1b.  Dianne Judy Plunkett.  Born 20 Mar 1981

            2b.  Ryan Oliver Plunkett.  Born 18 June 1985

7a. John  Born 19 Dec 1966, Sinoia, Rhodesia.  M Karen Wilson neé ? They have three children by her previous marriage.

            1b.  Daniel Wilson  Born 1 May 1989

            2b.  Jason Wilson  Born 26 Feb 1992

            3b.  Dylan Wilson  Born 28 Feb 1995 


FRANK FLOWERS  Born  2 Sept 1947, Fort Victoria, Rhodesia.  M 1st Roslyn Carol Ehrke (Born 2 Jul 1948, Graaf Reniet, South Africa) on the 18 Jan 1969 in the Catholic Cathedral, Salisbury, Rhodesia.  Had two children:   Divorced on 26 Jul 1977.  M 2nd Jane Smallbones (Born 4 Mar 1961, Salisbury, Rhodesia) on the 26 Oct 1986 in the Louwsberg Magistrate’s Court, Natal, South Africa.  They have a child: 

1a.  Frank James  Born 26 Jul 1970 in Salisbury Rhodesia.  M Tracey Calitz (born 1972) Their children are:

                                    1b.  Frank Keagan  Born 20 Dec 2000

                                    2b.  Connor Ethan  Born 1 Oct 2002

2a.Karl Bernard, Born 7 Sept 1972 in Salisbury Rhodesia.   M Inge Von Senger  (Born 26 May 1968) on the 3 Jan 2003.  They have no children as yet:

3a.  St John Paul Smallbones  Born 16 Sept 1981, Harare, Zimbabwe. 


In August 1867 two young sailors on the British warship Icarus, were found dead on a Nagasaki street with wounds obviously inflicted by samurai swords. The British consul, Marcus Flowers, was infuriated that British citizens were still unsafe on Nagasaki streets eight years after the Ansei Treaty and the opening the port, and he pointed a blaming finger at the Kaientai, a group of disengaged Tosa samurai promoting the clan's commercial and military interests here.  His reason for jumping to this conclusion was that a Kaientai ship had been seen leaving Nagasaki Harbor the evening of the murders.  As chief of the Tosa Clan's trading agency in Nagasaki, Iwasaki -- accompanied by William Alt -- called on Marcus Flowers to assure him that the Kaientai members were innocent and that he would make every effort to find the criminals.  After much delay -- and vociferous complaints from the British government -- Iwasaki finally determined that samurai of the Kuroda Clan (present-day Fukuoka Prefecture) were responsible, that the matter had been reported to clan officials but kept secret, and that the leader of the guilty party had already been ordered to commit seppuku.  The incident was finally resolved in early 1869 when the rest of the criminals were apprehended and imprisoned and the lord of the Kuroda Clan paid an indemnity to the sailors' bereaved families in England.

Another of the early British diplomats, Marcus Flowers, the Consul at Nagasaki, commented in 1868 that the Japanese were " anxious to learn that there is not a single steamer that enters the harbour but they are sure to visit and take minute copies of everything they see and such rapid progress have they made with regard to machinery that they are able to work all the steamers they have recently purchased, by themselves..."

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