I am trying to find a connection to Joseph (Alfred?) ABBOTT. He died in Wellington, New Zealand, 12 August 1888. Information given by his family members on his death entry say he was born New Bedford, North America, c1846. His father's name was given as James ABBOTT, sugar planter. I have not been able to find when Joseph ABBOTT arrived in New Zealand but he married at Canterbury, New Zealand on 20 March 1873. Family oral history says he came to New Zealand as a crew memember on a ship. He was said to have had a Spanish connection. Any help would be gratefully accepted. eg. Where is New Bedford, North America?