EDWARDS a whaler in New Zealand
Looking for ancestors of Robert William Edwards, a whaler in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Known more commonly as William Edwards born abt 1808 in what we believe to be Glouchestershire. He arrived in hawkes Bay 1839 though he may have been elsewhere in New Zealand previously.
His son John in a 1875 affidavit states his father was of a English shipbuilding family, but, 10 years later in another affidavit states his father was born in wales ??????? ...........
We understand he had a brother named John who may have ended up in Canada ?????
The children he had in New Zealand are (Hoping for a name carry)
William Robert (My line)
Robert William Jnr