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SHARP/E, Tom (Thomas ) Sharp/e Williams Moanson
Kia Ora Koutou,
My G.Grandfather Tom (Thomas John Sharpe) was roughly about 5 years old when when a lady Called Mrs Mary Moanson became his guardian in Sydney NSW in late 1800's, (1885-1900). He is recorded as having a sister called Ruth Williams, not Mrs so we assume she was not married.
I am trying to whakapapa back from Tom. Family lore is that he is Kai / Ngai Tahu / South Island Maori.
I assume that due to the age of his being placed in some ones care that his first name is, (or a transliteration of), the one he was given at birth.
We are unsure where the names Williams and Sharpe fit in. All documents that should have parents names are listed as unknown and ther is not any birth certificate or other birth record for him I can find at the moment in Australia or New Zealand. (I will keep looking).
He served in WW1 and then married Ida May Tidyman and they lived inner Sydney.
I know it is a long shot but does anybody know of any Ngai Tahu / South Island Maori who where in Australia in the late 1800's?
Associated Surnames; Williams, Moanson, Sharp/e and possibly Hohaia or Hokaia.
This is a re-post from before the crash.
Please refer to new post;
Kia ora ChrisM!
If I remember rightly, you have been searching for years and I am glad that you are still at it. These things can take time but in the end you will get there 😀
Familysearch have changed their site - I am still trying to find my way around it now, but I did find [url= https://familysearch.org/search/records/index#count=20&query=%2Bgivenname%3Athomas%20%2Bsurname%3Asharpe%20%2Bsubcollection_id%3A5&birth_place0=2]these records[/url] - not too sure if they are your whanau but if they are, they may give you more ideas as where to look!
Here is the link to an older post that is now in the Research archives - not too sure if it is the one you referred to or if there is a later one that was lost. Just thought I would put it here to tie things up!
[url= http://whakapapa.maori.org.nz/archives/viewthread.php?TOPIC_ID=1353]Sharpe Thomas (Tom) John From the Original Whakapapa Club[/url]
Good luck! 😀
Nau te raurau,
Naku te raurau,
Ka ora ai nga tangata!
Together we will get there!
Thanks Poutokomanawa, has been years, (about 25 on and off), seem to be learning a lot more about other peoples tupuna than my own.
The NSW one might be related.
I have posted again pretty much same info but have some maori names that where in sydney at aorund the right time.