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WRATHEL, Rose. gr8 gr8 grandmother from Mangonui, Northland. needing more info  

curlygirl OWC
New Member

hi, i have only in the last few years learnt of my Maori heritage and am searching and hiting brick walls. I know that Rosina ruth harriet amelia Wrathell (b-1876 in Mangonui) was my gr8 grandmother and she married her first cousin thomas allen Wrathell. not sure of dates. her father Stephen john wrathell (born 1846) married (M-1870) elizabeth wells (b-1848) and built the Mangonui hotel (still used). one of the twelve children rosina and thomas had was Delia victoria adella Wrathell (born 1911) who moved to Auckland and Married Stanley denby Coggan in the late twenties. they had an only child, my father, Denby Stanley Thomas Coggan (born 1933). he passed away two years ago. I have discovered that Maori from the Mangonui area are Ngati Kahu iwi, am i trying to find out what my tupunas Marae would have been. i would like to go back there someday soon and take my children there. if anyone could help that would be great. thanks.

Posted : 08 June, 2005 8:44 pm
witewhiu OWC
Active Member

Tena koe,Ae! he kotahi tatou.A statement expressed by Hobson.1840.History will protray the
untold amount of consented and non-consented mixed relationships that occurred in this area.
If you are family with financial security then you probably find that you would have more relations that you bargain for.Or you could keep it low key.And email me aa coz!I could find a
whakapapa for you.Try ngati-biscuit or ngati-kapene kuki.

Posted : 08 June, 2005 9:09 pm
Trusted Member

Tena koe curlygirl,

Do you know which one of your g grandparents had maori blood? Also, if you know any other names that they went by, aliases, nicknames, Maori names then post them here which will help in the searching

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Nau te raurau,
Naku te raurau,
Ka ora ai nga tangata!
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Posted : 10 July, 2005 1:15 pm