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KINGI, Mere / PETLEY, John / Opotiki
Tena koutou. I am trying to find information about Mere Kingi, daughter of Wiremu Kingi. She married my ancestor John Alexander Charles Petley in Auckland in 1858. Their marriage certificate has no Iwi stated for Mere, she is said to be from the Opotiki area. Mere Kingi was born in @1836, and died 6 June 1916
Other family members enquiries to Ngati Awa found no affiliation there. Information from the Nga Tai Iwi on Wiremu Kingi Tutahuarangi Te Kawau, says he has a daughter Mere Wakana Kingi but she was born around the time of the marriage.
Now I plan to research the Whakatohea Iwi. Or to follow up any other information, which I would really appreciate.
Try this link: http://whakapapa.maori.org.nz/archives/ofviewthread.php?TOPIC_ID=532. Left at your GENEoNZ post as well. Ask submitter to contact you again
2004 Terehi Tangitu said Mere Kingi had a daughter, Topeora to Wiremu Manahira at this link http://whakapapa.maori.org.nz/archives/ofviewthread.php?TOPIC_ID=532
Topeora Manihera is #35 in the Maraehako list at Te Kaha on page 5 of this link http://atojs.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/atojs?a=d&d=AJHR1904-I.220.127.116.11&e=-------10--1------0picton-- Wiremu Kingi is also listed several times. Maraehako bay is in the heart of Whanau Apanui territory between Te Kaha and Waihou bay. Otherwise see Maori Land Court about successors and Minute book whakapapa records for that block.