many thanks for the info on William Atwell Wane.
All I had was a birth date.Don't suppose you have a death date please?
I found that Alfred emmigrated to Aus on the Essex with brother Richard, presumably Richard's wife Anne and their child named William, born 1860.
It seems my family tree is a web of secrets, lies, half truths and more than a few questionable characters. Alfred settled at Mt.Moriac and married Marian Elkington. He owned a grocery store and apparently after becoming involved with land and mining speculation with his brother's-in-law, faced some insolvency issues of his own and had to relocate to Melbourne. Not sure how much or how little truth there is in any if it. I have only secondary resources. I have been trying to unravel my grandmothers movements after the family moved to Melbourne. She was their eldest daughter, also named Marian.