Welcome to the Whakapapa Club Forums where you will find a wealth of information. You are free to browse the forums, but if you wish to comment or add requests, you must register, which is quick and easy and you can even use your Facebook Login.
Once you have signed up and posted either a reply or a new post it will not appear in the forums until it has been approved – this is to stop spam from appearing and keeping our Whakapapa Club Forums relavent for Whakapapa only.
If someone helps you don’t forget to acknowlege them.
JONES, Mere Whati, PITAU, Otene
I have a Mere Whati Jones (Manutuke, Gisborne) whom married Otene Pitau. They had 2 Whangai children. I have a Otene Whati whom I am trying to link into this family. Mere had several Brothers and Sisters, does any one know if Otene Whati is a Nephew? Or maybe even one of the Whangai children who took on this name. Even if Otene Whati is from another family, that info would be very helpful too. This has been a huge family mystery for some time now, so any help would be appreciated. Hope some one out there can help me with this one
kia ora phiona
Ko Michelle Hawea toku ingoa engari ko ingoa takakau ko Whaitiri. No Manutuke toku kainga noho engari kei a Heretaunga inaianei.. Mihi atu ki a koe e hoa.
According to my documents Mere Whati was the daughter of Maewa and William Jones. she had 6 brothers and sisters. Their names are TAme, Hemi, Haki, John, Peti and Hoki.
I will give you one of the whakapapas that I have. Hope this will help you.
Rongowhakaata = Moetai
Te Whaiti = Kaungauhu
Te Aweawe II = Kaingakino
Iriwhare = Marea
Hinetaua = Nohoroa
Maewa = William Jones
Mere Whati Jones = Otene Pitau.
According to my whakapapa Mere was of Ngati Kaipoho stock just like myself. I also have one of Otene Pitaus whakapapas.
Tawhao = Te Kuruoterangi
Te Huru = Otaiwhanake
Otene Pitau = Mere Whati Jones.
I does not say whether Otene and Mere had any whangai. Try giving the Rongowhakaata trust web site a go. One of the kaumatua their maybe able to enlighten you.
Have a choice day