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NEPIA, Simon, looking for my grandfather
I am trying to find any information on my grandfather, Simon Nepia (possibly also known as Solomon Nepia). He was born between 1925-1934 on the east coast of the north island, could be Rangitukia or Tikitiki. He was Ngati Porou.
He had a child with my grandmother, Ngaire Cowper, in 1950. Since then she lost contact with him.
I am tracing my ancestry and any information would be appreciated.
Hi Erin. Hopefully, you have had all the information you need about Simon Nepia by now; if not, sorry I cannot help you however I am hoping that you may be able to help me... I was born in Cook Hospital, Gisborne on 17 July 1953 and my mother, as recorded on my birth certificate, was Ngaire Ailsa Cowper, age 23. The father's name was not recorded. It certainly looks as if your grandmother was my mother... I would be very grateful for any information you have on her as I have none at all! Cheers, Graeme