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EDWARDS, Hona: late 1800's
Im hunting for some info on my great great grandfather upwards. Where Im at so far is:
Me: Anderson (Im born in 1979)
Mum: Michele Edwards (Edwards being her maiden name) born 1960.
Her father: Anderson Edwards...died when mum was about 5, he was aged 33 & died in 1965.
His Father: Rameka Edwards, also know as Clem. I remeber going to pop's Tangi when I was about 8, he died around 1986.
His Father: Hona Edwards. His most recent wife was Agnes pitman....she died in recent years. His 1st wife was Hariata Akaranga Rewi.
His MOTHER: Now this is where I can't go any further, from what I know her name was Tirita Ngapine.
Im looking to try and find her husband (Hona's father). I think this is where a couple of names got switched around etc. I have a funny feeling that there is a possibility that the name Anderson (Anihana) came from somewhere up this line as im told it was passed down through the family & it was switch around somewhere around that time.
From grandad up were all from the Poroti area, Whangarei, Northland. Maungarongo Marae to be specific 🙂
If anyone has ANY info that would be super 🙂 There has been talk of a "great fire" in Whangarei around the 1900 mark of which destroyed a lot of records that may have helped....maybe birth/death records etc.?
Anyway I can't really any info on this, may have been around 1890 even as we can only go from a story mum remembers pop talking about for when he was younger etc.
Edited by - Anihana on Jul 31 2006 7:30:16 PM
Kia ora, Hona's 2nd wife was my Aunty Aggie (nee Pitman) they had a large family (12?). Uncle Hona had a son Pat,(Kingi)passed away 2005 from his first marriage, he has a son Malcolm who lives here in Whangarei that may be able to help you
Hey there.....man I didn't know someone had replied!! Is nice to see you have 🙂 Yeah was at Uncle Kingi's tangi.....wish i had taken the time to talk to him BEFORE he passed, but it was really going back for it that sparked my interest into the family history again. Mum has spoken to Malcolm & had a bit of info from him, I believe he is in Auckland now. See the names often throw me....I'd only ever known uncle Kingi as Kingi but as you mentioned he is Pat...as in Patira, all my searching brings up nothing until I use Patira & I get plenty.
I believe the name of Tirita Ngapine is right but it's the spelling I don't think we have right 🙁
Sorry I haven't responded yet, am a member of so many forums unless I get an e-mail saying I have a response I often don't see them for a while 🙁
Probably met ya there....your Bubby's son yeah!
Mum say's hello 🙂 Mum say's she remebers visiting your place in Beachhaven when she was a little girl, she was about 10 when yous sister Lana was born. I guess you'll remember uncle mark & Aunty Mary for sure!
We've started to get a bit more on the family history stuff but boy's it's hard when ya hit a brick wall 🙁