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William THOMAS who came to New Zealand as a whaler from Wales

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William THOMAS died before 1848. It is not known where he died or where he is buried. He came to NZ as a whaler and married a Maori woman by the name of Aamai. There was one child born from this union who was Harry TAMATI. It is thought that William may have had two other wives.
William was whaling in the South Island around Banks Peninsula area.
Harry's name differed from time to time depending on who wrote it and being of Maori descent his name was said in various ways.
Harry was used or said as Hare, Henare,
His surname was used or said as TAMATI, THOMAS
There were varying uses of both ways his full name was used so his first name may have been as a Maori name with an English surname and vice versa.

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on 2008-01-08 23:18:54

grrl , from New Zealand, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2007. is researching the following names: WYND, WARNEFORD, BRIDGEMAN and 19 other(s).

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by kat11 on 2011-03-23 06:12:01

Hi there

Do you have any info in regards to children that may have been born to Harry Tamati? I have been searching for my grandfathers family, he was named William Benjamin Thomas, named after his father William Thomas. We have kept running into dead ends.... any help you can offer would be fantastic.

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