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Looking for HOWELL of Greenock/England

I am trying to trace my family tree but have hit a brick wall. My fathers grandfather came to New Zealand from England (Gateshead) about 1891? as a remittance man. His name was EDWARD THOMAS HOWELL. Edward's father was HENRY HYATT HOWELL who was a well known Geologist. Edward had 1 brother WILLOUGHBY JOHN HOWELL and 2 sisters JULIA AND ELLEN.

Edward worked at Mt Eden Prison NZ as a warder and also at Kaingaroa NZ when the forestry was planted. Edward fathered 4 sons while at Kaingaroa one of which is my grandfather. He returned to Auckland NZ without his sons and was not heard from again.

Willoughby moved to Scotland and became a clergyman in the Episcopal Church Gourock. He married Maude Mary Page Robertson. Willoughby over time became a Reverend then a Canon of the church.

I have got as far as Willoughby and Maude having a son in 1904 who is named either ALEXANDER HENRY HOWELL or HENRY H HOWELL, who also became a clergyman.

Any help in finding information would be much appreciated.

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