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TAURA, Mere or WHANGANUI, Moerangi
We lost connection with our kui who later on moved to Taranaki & had other families. It appears she is kui to the Tamati whanau. Would like to know more about Mere including her parents.
She has brothers and sisters from the Maunganui o teao in the Waimarino south of our Maunga Ruapehu. The people of this area are known as Uenuku, Patutokotoko, Ngati Maringi, Tamakana, Ngati Rangi o Paerangi.
Some of her descendants whanau names living here are ;
Makatea - Raukawa
Moke - Te Oro(Ti Oro) - Bishop
Tonihi - Te Iwimate - Hiroti - Renata
Winiata - Kakahi - Wairea - Wallace - Haitana
Kara(maene) - Rihia - Chadwick - Ponga - Ashford - Hapuku
Waho - Taura - Phillips(Piripi) - Rongonui(Te Whitu)
These are big families and not all names have been mentioned
I've been doing research on Harcourt Richard Aubrey, the first Magistrate of Whangarei, and hit up on the name you mention in the family tree at the bottom of this page:
If this is the same person, it appears her mother was Ua Rewa, and her father most likely Harcourt Aubrey.
Tena koe 'clivet'
I am one of many descendants of Mere Moerangi Taura here in Taranaki.
She had 3 three marriages/alliances here.
1. Harcourt Richard Wynne Aubrey, we descend from their son Tamati Whanganui Aubrey.
Tamati married Hinemaire and had 8 eight children
Uatoahu, Kiringaua, Pohatoa, Henare (our grandfather), Penina, Pehimana, Pikatorere and Takaterangi.
2. Whatitiri Whatitiri
They had Te Morere who married Moari
They had 1 one daughter
3. Heta Wairakau Te Kauri
There was no issue.
Naku iti noa nei, na Pirihira