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Looking for Henry WINT(E)RINGHAM NZ and ENG

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Henry WINT(E)RINGHAM arrived in NZ from England on 31st Jan 1843 aged 21 on the ship Thomas Sparks as a groom. He married Jane PRINCE and they had 11 children (that I know of). Sometime after 1864 Henry disappeared. Family lore is that he missed Yorkshire so much he abandoned his wife and family and returned to England. I would be interested in any info on the early or later life of Henry - my gr-gr-gr grandfather.

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on 2010-06-12 18:10:27

kilmore72 has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jun 2010. is researching the following names: WINTERINGHAM, DUIGNAN, RYAN and 11 other(s).

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by ngairedith on 2010-06-12 19:02:30

Hi kilmore,
Henry was a groom as you say on the Thomas Sparks (however, he doesn't get mentioned on the passenger list)
He was kept thoroughly occupied on board, along with his master, in caring for the horses that the Honourable Henry William PETRE was transporting to New Zealand. He must have been a very efficient lad with the horses, for Henry had time enough to spare to read to the other cabin passengers, reason with the most unreasonable captain and learn to play the clarinet.

Henry married Jane on 15th October 1843 (it is said in Masterton but I would want to verify that) they did eventually live in Masterton but I think in October 1843 he would still be in Wellington

In 1852 Henry was on this list ofSETTLERS of WELLINGTON who wrote to Sir George Grey

In 1865 he was in Masterton when his daughter Ellen married William Duncan Kibblewhite:
- KIBBLEWHITE - WINTERINGTON. On April 10th, at the residence of Mr Richard Kibblewhite, Masterton, by the Rev. O. Waters, Mr William Duncan, second son of Mr R. Kibblewhite, to Ellen, eldest daughter of Mr Henry Winteringham of Masterton

Jane died on 18th August 1911 in Masterton and is buried in the Archer Street Cemetery. She is the only Winteringham buried in Masterton

It would be very interesting to find out what happend to Henry so I will do some further research and will post here if anything is found

by kilmore72 on 2010-06-13 05:03:10

Thank you for the response to my query. May I ask where you found the reference to the clarinet etc? I know Henry is listed in a couple of passenger lists travelling to and from Sydney (with horses) and also lived with his wife in the Chatham Islands (where he described his occupation as 'veterinary surgeon'!!) as my gr-gr grandfather was born there.
The last confirmation I have regarding his whereabouts is his application for inclusion in the 1865 List of Voters for Wairarapa.
Winteringham Henry Masterton Leasehold
This application was made sometime between 1 Jan and 31 Mar 1865.

by donnell on 2014-05-24 18:39:32

You say Henry disappeared sometime after 1864. Do you know anything about his wife Jane having any children with a Joseph winteringham?? Some folk have her son Joseph 'John' Winteringham, born about 1867 I think from memory, as not Henry's son but Joseph W'Ham's son. Also some folk have another of her chn as fathered by Joseph not henry. I can find no evidence that Henry didnot father his last two chn - Joseph 'John' and Tom. I have tracked down Joseph W'Ham in NZ Electoral Rolls but it's much later and he's up in the Corromandel........no where near Jane. Can you shed any light? Thanks!

by kilmore72 on 2014-06-04 05:54:20

Hello :)
John Winteringham b. 1864 d. 1918 and Thomas Winteringham b. 1866 d. 1940 are both sons of Henry and Jane (BMD evidence). I have readjusted my departure date of Henry from NZ to about 1869. There is a record of a Henry Winteringham dying in a Doncaster Workhouse in May 1874 and a Mrs Winteringham and child arriving back to NZ from London on the Atrato in June 1874. Maybe she went to see Henry before he passed away if this is indeed my Henry. There is a record of a John Winteringham b. 1826 d.1904 NZ who I believe may be Henry's brother. This may be the source of some of the confusion.
Cheers Jane

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