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Looking For WILLIAM BENJAMIN THOMAS of Kaeo New Zealand

Query by kat11

Hello I am trying to find out any information on my grandfather and his family his name was William Benjamin Thomas born June 20 or 21st June 1910 and passed away in 1978. He was named after his father William Thomas, and his mother as far as I know was known as Hera Matiu, my grandfather had 4 younger sibblings maraea, marietta,mina and sophie, apparently maraea had 2 families the first she had 5 children whom I believe would have carried their fathers surname which was Hotere????? My mother knows one of the childrens names as Mavis, and she also had 5 children in the second family dick, marshall, robbie, tommy and may. Marietta married Herbert Pukeroa and we believe had 3 children Ben, Marama and Jenny, we belive mina had a daughter angelina that spent alot of time on matakana island. We do not have much info on sophie but know she passed away between 1996 - 2000. I know my great grandmother Hera passed away when my grandfather was 14 years old which is when he left home and his father remarried, and had 2 more sons which we have no info on.

Apparently my grandfather and his sibblings had quite a strict catholic upbringing and attended the waitaruke convent in Kaeo.
Also my grandfather did tell my mother a name Kawhena we do not know if this is any significant or not and also the name Rota was also mentioned. During my search it has also been mentioned that the name tamati may have used instead of thomas in the earlier days.
If there is anyone out there that maybe able to help me that would be fantastic,,,,

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on 2011-03-07 09:12:34

kat11 has been a Family Tree Circles member since Mar 2011. is researching the following names: THOMAS, MATIU, ROHA and 1 other(s).

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by allycat on 2011-03-07 14:36:32

William Benjamin THOMAS died 1978, New Zealand, Death Registration No.1978/46703, Date of Birth: 21 June 1910. To order his Death Certificate or Printout, please goto official site Births, Deaths & Marriages Online - Historical Records of New Zealand

As of 2011, Marriages can be searched up to 1931.

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by kat11 on 2011-03-23 05:57:25

Hi Guys thanks for that, we have copies of the death cert etc as my mum was the one whom lodged this. The details we have got we given to my mum by her father but he really didnt discuss his background and therefore we dont have much to go on. I do know my great grandfather is buried but there are no details on this just his name, we are unable to find any information on the whereabouts of my great grandmothers burial. I do hope that I can find some further info as my mother has spent many a years searching and I would love to do this for her.

by allycat on 2011-03-23 15:08:56

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Rootschat. Register as a new user, free site, Hold down Ctrl and F keys to bring up the Find Bar on your computer, type in Zealand and then click on 'New Zealand' which appears under 'Research in other countries'. Post a lookup request. I'm sure rootschatters will find where your great grandparents are buried and maybe even provide a headstone photo.

Best wishes.

by kat11 on 2011-03-26 02:10:59

Hi allycat

Thankyou for that info, as you will see I have added to my original jornal so Im hoping that someone out there will be able to help me.

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