sorry to have taken awhile.Had to get over Jet lag(Western Oz is a bloody long way)
I am checking to find links and if i have any success I will inform you.
I visited the North Yorks Record Office whilst in the UK at Malpas road Northallerton.
I think you will benefit from a visit,I noticed some stuff on Robert.
You need to phone the office as visits are by appointment only.
I am also looking for some copies of the Ryedale Historian issues 13 and 14. It contains The Frank family history written by the late Bert frank-founder of the Ryedale museum.If you track down these issues can you send me copies?
Ryedale and the surrounding area is a Frank stronghold. I suppose we could well be related as the frank's bred like rabbits.
Some of my ancestors are also listed as weavers and tailors.