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TAMIHANA, Te Hororiri Hikaurua Kapene Matenga
Has a connection to NgatiTipa. His parents were: Hikaurua Kapene Matenga and Mitenini Kukutai.
Mitenini had three husbands. The first husband was Hoterene Tamihana (the son of Tarapipipi Te Waharoa aka as Wiremu Thompson). Mitenini and Hote had one child a daughter. Mitenini 2nd husband was Hikaurua Kapene Matenga. (This is my kawaetanga).
I need to know if Te Hororiri took the family name of his mother's first husband (as that is what our whakapapa surname is "Tamihana or Thompson".).
I would like to hear from anyone who can shed some light on the "Matenga/Thompson" issue, or family out there who know this story.
Edda Phyllis McCabe
Tena koe. I beleive that Hikaurua the first (husband of Ngahia) was killed at Matakitaki around 1822. He would have been quite advanced in years at that time. Hikaurua (Hika as he was sometimes referred to also) was of Ngati Mahuta. Sorry I can't be of more help but if anything else comes to mind I'll let you know.