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FLUERTY( Flutey) , John . Married PUHA , Mereana  

Nora Flutey OWC
New Member

Kia ora, please to anyone I am Looking for more information on John Fluerty(Flutey) & his Wife Mereana(Merehana) Puha , and their family connections , Roots, My Grandfather was Ripini Waipapa Flutey , My Father is William Oxley amd my mother is Rebecca Tahatu Payne. Great Grandfather Charles Flutey who married Amelia Anne Crane .

Posted : 06 May, 2005 11:14 am
Trusted Member

Kia ora Nora Flutey,

If you make sure you are in the Whakapapa Club and click on full search then search for Puha you will find a couple of people with that surname - they may be able to help you, likewise, there is a person with the Surname Flutey listed also.

If you go to www.familysearch.org and put Puha in the last name, you will find whanau records, including one for Merehana Puha. You need to be aware though that not all records in this site are accurate.

Good luck and let us know how you get on

Nau te raurau,
Naku te raurau,
Ka ora ai nga tangata!
Together we will get there!

Posted : 06 May, 2005 11:10 pm
Mozzie OWC
Active Member

Tena koe Nora,

Hine Te Wai (Hinetara)=Tutemakohu
Puhau(Merehana Puha)=John Joseph Fluerty (Flutey)

I have more whakapapa from Hine Te Wai up to Rakinui and Papatuanuku compiled by P.D.Garven in July 1994 - He Kai Tahu Whakapapa. Plus owners list for Rowallan Block XIV Section 1 including a Charles John Flutey.

Posted : 09 May, 2005 10:27 pm
New Member

Kia ora Nora, if you ring Whakapapa Ngai Tahu on 08005248248 they have Merehana Puha whakapapa in their files along with other interesting facts. Well worth visiting them but at least ring them.
Heoi ano.

Posted : 19 October, 2005 3:55 pm
terehi OWC
Active Member

I visited the Paua House in Bluff back in 1996 - it was owned by Mr.& Mrs. FLUTEY (both dec'd) who'd have had whakapapa connection to you. I think their daughter was a Mrs.Henderson? I don't know if it is still in family hands but they had good knowledge of that whakapapa.#

Posted : 05 January, 2006 2:55 pm
kainga family OWC
New Member

John Flutey Merehana's husband (my ggggg grandfather) came from australia.

His parents were Charles flutey and Mary ann griigs, daughter of Sarah griggs.

Both Sarah griggs and Charles flutey were convicts sent from england to australia.

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Posted : 10 March, 2007 8:20 am
Nani OWC
Eminent Member

Ooh to Kainga, my friend & collegue who is a Flutey, wont be happy to hear that her ancestor was a convict sent out to australia from england. She believes her tūpuna came from France & settled out at Akaroa marrying a Ngāi Tahu woman.

Posted : 20 March, 2007 9:32 pm