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Looking for Alexander Caithness Murray-Macgregor of Wairoa

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There is going to be a Murray-Macgregor McAndrew Reunion in Wairoa Easter Weekend from Friday 6 April 2012 to Monday 9 April 2012.
Anyone with any photos or whakapapa would be appreciated.

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on 2012-01-29 13:20:15

Murray-Macgregor Reunion at Wairoa, New Zeland Easter Weekend from Friday 6 April 2012 to Monday 9 April 2012, ends 12.00 noon. Any one interested in attending please contact me and I will forward details.

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by delmarae1 on 2012-03-08 04:57:33

Good evening my name is Delma Murray-Macgregor my father was Robert and grandfather was Walter, I have extensive whakapapa for the Murray-Macgregor whanau. I am unable to attend the reunion due to injury but you can contact me if you want the newspaper articles and whakapapa that I have

by Macgregor on 2012-03-08 13:24:29

Hi Delma
You can email me at [email protected] with the information you have. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Raylene Murray-Macgregor

by delmarae1 on 2012-03-13 05:07:44

Hopefully you got the emails,

by Macgregor on 2012-03-13 15:24:26

Hi Delma

Thank you very much for the emails, they were very informative.
Do you know if Alexander Caithness Murray-Macgregor had two wives and two families, one family from England and one family from NZ. There is conversations about it, but nobody really knows.

by delmarae1 on 2012-03-13 19:06:21

I think the individual they are all talking about was Alexander Nugent Murray-Macgregor (father of Alexander Caithness Murray-Macgregor) he married Eleanor (nee Hooper) and died tragically in India (sunk ship) while in service. The legitimate children from this marriage were Evan Murray-Macgregor, and Charlotte (nee Cruickshank). Our tupuna was born on the other side of the sheets (illegitmate) and was shipped off to NZ to hide (the dirty secret when he was about 12 or 13yrs) his grandmother (Charlotte Sinclair) acknowledged and financially supported him. Apparently she had records that he was being abused by his Maori father in law, but I havent been able to find any information to substantiate that. Anyway the surviving widow Eleanor didnt want a constant reminder of what her husband had been up to. I do have printouts off the details, but I'm running on another computer which doesnt have word, I will send later.
Hope that helps

by Macgregor on 2012-03-24 17:51:01

by delmarae1 on 2013-01-30 07:10:53

by delmarae1 on 2013-01-30 07:19:19

Heres another link for you - a picture of his return to Wairoa with his wife and mother from Dec 6 1962 edition of the Gisbourn photo news

http://photonews.org.nz/gisborne/issue/GPN102_19621206/GPN102_19621206_022.html

by delmarae1 on 2013-01-30 07:25:13

His grandfather was Thomas McGregor
I found this document. There is a photo of the grandfather on the following link with quite a good detail of his business and personal life.

http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc02Cycl-t1-body1-d3-d6-d7.html

by delmarae1 on 2013-01-30 07:51:13

Still going.....Thomas McGregor was born 1860 in Canterbury. There is 1 registered birth for a Thomas McGregor for that year and shows his mothers name as Jane and the father as David McGregor.

If these are the great grandparents of Sir Hector Douglas McGregor then the Lyttleton Times posted notice of the following marriage July 1857

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McGREGOR - DEWAR - on 20 Oct. Mr David Dick McGregor to Jane, 3rd dau. of late Mr John Dewar of Perthshire, Scotland

by delmarae1 on 2013-02-02 04:04:00

As you can see by the numerous documents, the family are not directly related to our whakapapa and were originally from the Christchurch area.

by nolimitz on 2014-07-29 05:18:29

Hi, my name is Aroha daughter of Kuini McGregor. Im keen to learn more about the history of my family, Thank you for sharing

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