Winters in Millow, Bedfordshire, England

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Millow, Bedfordshire
Wareside, Hertfordshire
Dunton, Bedfordshire
Te Kopuru, New Zealand
Auckland, New Zealand
Year range
1800 - 2007

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"The Baron Aberdare, a new ship, built to the order of the New Zealand Shipping Company, arrived in port last evening from London with a general cargo and a long list of passengers. Captain Edmonds reports that the Baron Aberdare discharged the pilot off Plymouth on the 14th December, and left the Channel with a fresh NE wind. Passed Madeira on the 19th. Experienced light winds, and crossed the equator in long 21 W. on 6th January. Had light SE trades and light variable winds afterwards. Passed the meridian of the Cape on the 4th of February. Fresh westerly breezes from there to the meridian of the Leeuwin, which was passed on the 20th February. Ran down the easting in latitude 40 deg S. After passing the Leeuwin had light easterly and NE winds. Rounded Tasmania on March 2nd, and since then have had a dead boat here. Two births on the passage, and one infant died. The ship made the run in 95 days from Plymouth. She is described as being a fine new clipper vessel of over 1,500 tons register, and it was confidently expected that she would make the premier passage of the season to this port, but contrary winds delayed her to a great extent. The immigrants have all arrived in excellent health, not an adult death being recorded by the surgeon superintendent, Dr Forman. The Health Officer (Dr. Philsom) and the immigration officer (Mr Ellis) will inspect the vessel this morning, when no doubt a clean bill of health will be given, as we understand that there is no disease on board of an infections character."

--Kopuru 03:45, 17 April 2007 (MDT)

An email received.

I know why you thought of Dunton - found a Susan WINTERS there in the 1851 Census Index I reckon ..... but did you have a look at the family?

Anyway the upshot is that Susan's maiden name was WINTERS, not NEWELL that might have been Joseph's father's name; I know not for there I found his baptism record in the PRs at Entry Number 567 on July 27th 1856; it says:

Joseph, Mother Susan WINTERS of Millow

No father's name given and Millow is a hamlet within the Parish of Dunton.

Susan was at Millow in the 1851 Census with her father Samuel and siblings Samuel, Thomas, Betsey and George.

I looked at every instance of both NEWELL and WINTERS in the County of Bedfordshire and there were no other Susan's of either name.

--Kopuru 02:09, 20 April 2007 (MDT)