- Born: 2 Oct 1814, Alton, Hampshire, England
- Christened: 20 Oct 1814, Alton, Hampshire, England
- Marriage: Charlotte INWOOD on 22 Jan 1837 in St. Lawrence's, Alton, Hampshire, England
- Died: 16 Mar 1894, Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand at age 79
John set sail aboard the "Willwatch" a survey ship leaving Gravesend April 28,1841.Captain Wakefield was at the helm. At aged 26 he was one of Wakefields expedition men, leaving England 5 months before Charlotte and the children. The Will watch arrive in Nelson November 1841
The Inwood/Windebank family were amongst the first to go across to the Motueka district where John ran a small farm on a rural section 64 at Riwaka
John married Charlotte INWOOD, daughter of James INWOOD and Mary LEWINGTON, on 22 Jan 1837 in St. Lawrence's, Alton, Hampshire, England. (Charlotte INWOOD was born in 1808 in Alton, Hampshire, England, christened on 30 Dec 1808 in St. Lawrence's, Alton, Hampshire, England, died on 8 Oct 1885 in Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand and was buried on 11 Oct 1885 in Motueka Cemetery, Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand.). The cause of her death was Cancer of the tongue.