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LOCKWOOD and Ngati Porou
Thought I'd try a different tack.
Sometime around 1866 William LOCKWOOD (from USA) was married to a widow Margaret MOORE (nee ESPIE) (also known as Makere Moa or Makere Epe). These people are tupuna of the large number of Lockwoood descendants throughout Tai Rawhiti.
As for myself, I believe I am Ngati Porou but I'm lost and would like to find my home. I am descended from Margaret from her first marriage, and here my question is "where did Margaret Espie call home ? ". Do I have a hapu, or marae that I can say I belong to because I am descended from Margaret ?
I will post another message shortly about the MOORE - ESPIE connection.
you do have a Marae in beautiful Anaura Bay situated between Tokomaru Bay and Tolaga Bay
Robert Espie had three children Margaret, Hannah and Daniel alas Daniel drowned when in his teens
The Marae is called Hinetamatea You need to visit and rekindle your ties to the people and the land your Hapu is Wakarara and your Tribe is Hauiti
I personally knew the Lockward twins Mason and Joe Lockwood
The Old lockward home is still standing and should be a priority on your list