edmonds family tree . 0946 A.D to 2010 .A.D.
To whom it may be of interest . John samuel Edmonds B. 1799- m.1822. D.1865 -age 66 years ( buried in symonds street cemetery AK. nz I am a direct descendant of Samuel ( eldest son ) If you are of Maori blood Lines you are a descendant from the second son Arthur I have researched the edmonds family for over twenty years and most of the material in the Book " A good keen Man " brought together by Mrs massang . now in the national Library of nz I have to date completed 5 books of over 400 pages each on the 4 parts of the " edmonds Family tree". I also have completed the maori waka papa of the genealogy going back to the great maori explorer " Maruiwi & the better known maori explorer " Mahuhu" The great paramount maori chief " Rahiri" was one of his descendants I have the tribal boundary maps back into 1600. & nearly all of the nz maori wakapapa in Nz The maori " edmonds" Name started with Arthur who married 3 maori wives . To save time . The original edmonds name was Edmund. They were known by their trade" Sons of stone" The Kings Son - prince edmund got into a huge debt. He decided everyone would have a name in his kingdom .to collect taxes. If you did not have a name your head was cut off.The "men of stone" working in his quarrie adopted his surname " Edmund" The 5 books are for my present family when I pass on > I also have the original "edmonds Family Bible passed down to me Regards allan edmonds