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[Solved] Maria Rangiherea Te Raturoa (Roach) from Otaki  


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01 October, 2018 9:23 am  

Helping a friend who has just found her grandmothers family.

Above lady was married to James Roach (1807 - 1861)

Kete Horowhenua Otaki land Court records have this about her and also Index to Otaki Historical Journal.

Mother Moewaru of Ngati Raukawa

150-161 5 March 1868

Moewaru stated, I am the mother of Marie. She is at Porotawhao. I am of Ngatiraukawa. I claim a portion of Pahianui as given to me by Te Rauparaha.

The land ('a' and 'b') was given by Whatanui to Te Upoko iri to Matiu Te Tohe. He gave it to Te Horohau. Hape's father. Horohau allowed Onehumu to cultivate. He is a relative of Horohau's and Moewaru and her husband Te Raturoa. Parents of Marie Te Raturoa. There are other children. Erihapete Taongauru.

Hoping some one can help work out relationship between Te Horohau and Moewaru and any other information on Moewaru and Te Raturoa.

Father Te Ratorua 

Warrior of Tuhourangi hapu of Te Arawa, occupied as his own the vacant Pa at Mangaroa, Upper Hutt, he took Moewaru as his wife
Otaki Historical Society Journal Vol 37 pages 23-24

Page 355
3 years of this and then he went away at the time of cultivating with Tamihana I was living on the land my house was there and Te Raturoa and others there were 3 large houses on the land.
Hamahona had a house there also Tamihana had not don't know how long I lived there after Tamihana left us came to the town here and went backwards and forwards

5 March 1868 - - Kete Horowhenua

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09 December, 2018 12:59 pm  

Kia ora, 

I see this is marked as solved - not sure how to do that! Just wondering if this is solved? 🙂

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