I will look into Catherine Radford and see what I can find.
I have also thought Elizabeth might have been born in Ireland, except on all her NZ documents, she has either England (death cert) or Devonshire as her place of birth (newspaper articles, obituary and an old family bible). It could also be possible that she came from Ireland to England as a baby and believed that she was born in Devon, England.
When Elizabeth came out on the barque Blenheim to NZ, she travelled under the name Elizabeth Payne to add to the confusion. It's unknown why she used this surname. A few years after arriving in NZ, Elizabeth married. Her husband a widower, and Elizabeth was a spinster. On her death certificate, it only mentions her being married to her two husbands here in NZ. She also used the name Radford as a middle name for two of her sons with her first husband.
I will keep on searching in the hope that one day a connection can be found.
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