Alfred was formerly a Lieutenant in Her Majesty's 15th Regiment and arrived in New Zealand on 18 October 1861 on board the Ganonoque.
Alfred married Margaret McCullough, the eldest daughter of John McCullough, Esq. in Auckland, New Zealand. They were married on 2 June 1963 by Rev E.N. Bree, at the residence of the bride's father, at Peach Mount, Mangapai.
He passed away in 1901. His sons Walter and Claud were named his executors and trustees. His property comprised of farms at Tara, Ruarangi and Opotiki. It appears that his wife was to continue to provide a home for their eldest son Charles William, but the will does not give him any absolute property - alluding to possible bankruptcy. Their son apparently exhibited diminished judgement at times, possibly due to his diabetes, and was not considered fit enough to manage an inheritance of any size, although he could read and write.
His widow, Margaret, took legal action in relation to the will. The file with papers regarding that legal challenge is held at the Auckland Office of the National Archives of New Zealand.
Family Bible + certificates
England & Wales Christening Index - Ancestry.com. England & Wales, Christening Index, 1530-1980 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2008. Name: Alfred Wintle; Gender: Male; Christening Age: 0; Birth Date: 14 Jul 1835; Christening Date: 30 Dec 1835; Christening Place: Clifton, Gloucestershire, England; Father: Joseph Wintle; Mother: Frances Wintle
Correspondence at Archway - Archives New Zealand: R24076372 From: Lieut [Alfred Wintle, Mangapai Date: 8 December 1863 Subject: When will his services be required (R24076372)] It also contains former papers relative to his application for employment and commission.
Marriage - "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q24J-L798 : 4 October 2016), Alfred Wintle and Margaret McCullough, 1863; citing Marriage, New Zealand, registration number 1863/3919, Archives of New Zealand, Wellington.
Death - "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QG6K-GKMN : 4 January 2018), Alfred Wintle, 1901; citing Death, New Zealand, registration number 1901/3778, Archives of New Zealand, Wellington.
Probate - "New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843-1998," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2XL-C5CW : 12 November 2017), Alfred Wintle, 1901; citing Auckland, , record number 4076, Archives New Zealand, Auckland Regional Office; FamilySearch digital folder 101110089.