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Winter family of Newfoundland and British Guiana
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Author:  HarrietH [ Sun Oct 03, 2021 5:54 am ]
Post subject:  Winter family of Newfoundland and British Guiana

Hi Everybody. I'm hoping there may be Winter family members on this forum who have info on this branch of the family.
Clara Elvira Winter (nèe King) was my great aunt - she was born in British Guiana in 1861 and married John Winter 1850 - 1885 (son of Frederick Augustus Rothwell Winter of St John's, Newfoundland). I found her name and will mentioned in Newfoundland Grand Banks through a Google search, but was unable to locate the reference once in the site. I did look in the Hampshire, England wills section as that is where she died in 1939 but couldn't find her.
I ask because I'm researching the King/Winter family and wills/probate have been a rich source for finding new cousins and family links. We have found mentions of Vaughan and Farrar cousins through these links. British Guiana/Guyana is a difficult country to research as the old colonial records have mostly been destroyed by fire or are inaccessible. None of Clara's 3 children, Mabel Marion, William and John Rothwell married or had children, so sadly the line stops there. Neither Clara's nor John Rothwell's wills are available through the UK Find a Will service.
I also understand that James Winter of Newfoundland originally came from Devon, England - which is nicely circular as that's where I have lived for 40 years.

Any information would be gratefully received.

Harriet Helliwell nèe King

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