Looking for MUNHALL of New Zealand
Maria MUNHALL was born 10/01/1841 in the Hokianga, New Zealand.
Her father was Hugh MUNHALL a shipwright. She and her siblings were some of the first half caste Maori/Pakeha children to be born in the Hokianga. Their names were Robert,Mary,Catherine(Kate),Elizabeth(Lizzie or Riri).
Maria's brother Robert looked after them on a block of land called PUNEHU which was co owned with William Smith.
Maria married Michael Joseph Maximus BAKER who was born 23/03/1842 and died April 1928.
I am looking for Maria's mother. In a letter(dated 11/02/1858) written by William Morris the name Mariana is mentioned as being the mother of the 4 girls.
In another letter (dated 11/02/1958) Robert leaves instructions for the 4 girls to be looked after by William Morris along with various personal items. In this letter Robert states "my picture is for my mother". Some items were to be sold and money for work done for Bob (Robert HARDIMAN) was to be divided among his relatives - Maria,Mary,Kate,Riri and Mary Ann KAHUPO.
Mariana is a Maori name for Mary Ann and I am wondering if Mary Ann KAHUPO is Mariana (Maria's mother) that was mentioned in the letter.