Country of origin:
Area in New Zealand: Otago, Bluff
Source: Paperspast, Whaling in Southern Waters by Frank Tod
Details: Dr Edward Shortland visited Moeraki on November 3rd 1843 and recorded the white population. William Aberfield had been 7 years in residence there.
Nelson Evening Mail 1907, Fatal Fire at Port Chalmers. William, the grandson of William Aberfield and his wife and sister-in-law's house burns down. The article mentions that his grandfather came to Moeraki in 1836 and married a Maori woman and that his parents resided at Greenfields near Bluff.