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Robert Furber & Wesley Memorial Church, Bryant's Hill

I was very intereseted to read the history of this church on Flickr. In tracing my family I found that Robert Furber (1838-1912) was my great grand uncle. (My great grandfather Wm Clark was married to his sister Emily Furber.) I'm trying to find out more about Robert and how he made his fortune. I know that he lived in USA for some years and married there, lost his wife and returned to St George with his daughter Mary (later Mrs G Peters), married Amelia Parsons and owned a market garden. In the census of 1911 it seems they occupied 3 houses adjoining the church. If you have any further information about Robert, or the church buildings, or know where I might find some, I'd be very grateful. Thanks, Jeff