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Mere PETLEY (nee KINGI), Topeora - Ngatiawa? Te Atiawa?
Mere KINGI, married John Alexander PETLEY, 14 Dec. 1858, Church of England Chapel, school room, Nth.Shore, Auckland. She was born in Opotiki, daughter of Wiremu KINGI, thought to be of Ngatiawa.
Mere and John PETLEY, lived on the North Shore of Auckland until his death. Mere, moved back to her Ngatiawa people, where it is said, she re-married to a Wiremu MANAHIRA, and they had a daughter, TOPEORA. At the age of 17, Topeora, was given to a Taranaki Chief's son in marriage, to right the wrongs that his grandfather had done to the Taranaki people. It has been said that there is a marae dining room named TOPEORA in the Taranaki area.
Mere, is buried in the old Tairua (Coromandel) cemetery.
John and Mere's eldest son, whose name was exactly that of his father's, married Elizabeth Munro DOUGLAS, daughter of Richard DOUGLAS and Jessie MUNRO. Elizabeth's descent - Ohui; Opoutere; Whangamata. Tribe: Ngati Maru. Hapu: Tutamatoa. #
I'd appreciate to hear of any knowledge of the people named and info here posted.
Edited by - terehi on 1/31/2004 5:26:31 PM
Edited by - terehi on 1/31/2004 5:30:34 PM