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William Luxford

Birthplace: Eastbourne, Sussex, England
Death: Died in Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of William Luxford and Frances Luxford
Husband of Elizabeth Jasper Luxford
Father of William Nicholas Luxford; George Henry Luxford; Fanny Sarah Mace; Anna Maria Luxford; Elizabeth Habgood Waters and 2 others
Brother of Maria Sturmey; Naomi Hunt; Jane Habgood Swann; George Luxford; Edward Luxford and 1 other

Occupation: Butcher/Merchant/Farmer
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William Luxford's Timeline

February 3, 1797
Eastbourne, Sussex, England
February 14, 1825
Age 28
Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK
Age 27
Eastbourne, Sussex, England
August 25, 1826
Age 29
Eastbourne, East Sussex, England
December 10, 1827
Age 30
Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK
April 1, 1829
Age 32
Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK
July 22, 1830
Age 33
Eastbourne, Sussex, England
July 11, 1832
Age 35
Eastbourne, Sussex, England
August 12, 1836
Age 39
Eastbourne, Sussex, England
March 7, 1840
Age 43
Wellington Harbour (port Nicholson)

The Adelaide was a teak built craft and the largest of the first five ships that brought the emmigrants to early Wellington. This included some of the high office bearers of the New Zealand Company. Although she left London on the 18th September, the same day as the Aurora, she didn't get away from Falmouth until the 30th. Teneriffe was reached on the 14th October and she spent a couple of days at Santa Cruz where the passengers were allowed on shore. The Equator was crossed on the 14th November and on December 20th Adelaide reached Capetown where she remained until News Year's day. After resuming their journey, New Zealand was sighted on 1st March, called at Port Hardy and was instructed to carry on to Port Nicholson. The Adelaide dropped anchor at Petone on the 7th March in a storm of thunder, lightening and rain, 171 days out from London. Not long afterwards, however, it was decided that a better site for the new township would be Thorndon on the other side of the harbour and the Adelaide together with all her passengers were removed there.