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SULLIVAN Andrew James
Is anyone able to help us fill in the blanks in our family history? We are trying to find out if my husbands grandfather was of Maori descent. His name was Andrew james Sullivan, born on the 3rd of December 1887 in Waititi, King Country. His father was Eugene Sullian, who was a labourer and his mother is listed as Mary Sullivan (nee Watson) We are not sure if in fact Mary Sullivan was his birth mother as the family stories suggest his birth mother may have been Maori and his apperance lent credence to that theory. He was a profoundly eloquent orator and a fluent speaker of teh Maori language.
Does anyone know if there is a link between the Sullivan family and Ngati Maniapoto?
We would be grateful for any informatuon anyone can give us.
Kia ora Judy,
While I can not say if there is a link between the Sullivan family and Ngati Maniapoto, I suggest that you make sure you are in the Whakapapa Club then click on Full Search and put in Sullivan. There are qute a few results there and maybe by following the leads you can fid there you may find the answers to your question!
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!