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PETLEY / Kingi
I am looking for whanau named Petley origionally from Tairua area, my ggg.grandfather married Mere Kingi from that area. They married in Auckland in 1858.Two of their sons,John Alexander Charles and Gladwyn Charles married sisters,Elizabeth Munro Douglas and Isabella Douglas.Both Petleys' are mentioned in the book "Tairua" by F.Bennett.
I have only found out in the last 3 years about my whakapapa and am looking for any marae that my whanau has a tie to.
I would be most grateful for any info.Thank you all.
I saw you September request for info on your ggg.grandparents, Mere Kingi and John Alexander Charles Petley. JAC was a Capt in the 58th Regiment. While I have limited info on Mere herself I have quite a bit on JAC, and on JAC and Mere's family and descendants. I also have info on JAC's family and ancestors. I'm replying from Canada. Contact me at <email@example.com> and if I can help you I'll be glad to do so.
hi Cherylb my name is ben and i am the great grandson of Ida Prescott(Petley) who is the daughter of Gladwyn and Isabel Petley from Tairua. I am also currently reserching our whakapapa and am interested in where you got the info on the tribs as i was under the impresion that Mere Kingi was Ngati Hei but have also heard talk that she may have been Ngati Awa. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org i look forward to hear from you, thank's Ben
Edited by - BenG on Jan 08 2008 8:58:59 PM