1841 census Clerkenwell, England
Samuel Maxton was 21 when the 1841 census recorded him living on Spencer Street, Clerkenwell England at the family bakery. Curiously, at 18 years of age, Henrietta Burrows lived in Gravesend with her parents at that census- a long walk for a courtship!
Samuel and Henrietta married just the day before the “Birman” sailed to New Zealand in late 1841.
Susannah Dunn was aged 14 and living at No 5 Appleyard, off Seward Street, , less than 10 minutes walk away from Spencer Street. Her family also sailed to NZ on the ” Birman“. She married Samuel in Wellington, New Zealand after he became widowed in 1848.
Another 5 minutes walk away, in Rawstorne Street, Clerkenwell, William Roydhouse was just 9 years old. He was to travel to NZ in 1868 on the “Asterope” with his wife Mary and 5 children.
Thirty five years later,the Clerkenwell connection was linked when his eldest son William married Annie, the daughter of Samuel Maxton and Susannah in 1876,in Greytown, New Zealand.
Dunn 1841 apple yard, seward st https://tinyurl.com/y98spwxy
Roydhouse 1841 rawstorne st https://tinyurl.com/y98spwxy
Maxton 1841 spencer st https://tinyurl.com/yayxjmjw