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Looking for Heni Watikini MAHAKA's direct line of ancestors please.

Heni Watikini MAHAKA b: 1818 in Irakehu - Little River, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand and died July 1853 in Okain's Bay, Banks Peninsula where she and George MASON (Husband) lived with their children.

Heni's parents were: Mother: Kotihoriho MAAHAK & father: Kirikore MAHAKA.

(1) Did Heni have any siblings please?
(2) Who were Heni's ancestors please?

Hope our members can assist me with the above.



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Looking for Henry Reed's parents & Siblings please?

Robert John Edward Hartley & Amy Adeline Harris of Okain's Bay, Banks Peninsula Canterbury, NZ Henry helped his father-in-law in his Blacksmith's business and in Roberts later years taking over the business.
Would love to learn more about Henry Reed's parents & siblings etc. please


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SHAW, John b: 1754 Great Harwood, Lancashire, England

I have a John Shaw b: 13 Apr. 1754 in Great Harwood, Lancashire, England who died: 04 Mar 1820 in Great Harwood, Lancashire, England
He married Ann BRAKEL. His father was Abraham SHAW born 18 Oct 1718 d: 18 Jan 1801 aged 87yrs and his mother was Elizabeth Crichlow and their children were Abraham & Thomas Shaw. His sistr was Sarah Shaw.
Thomas SHAW (son) was b: 20 Jan 1782 in Preston Patrick, Westmoreland, England who died 1841 aged 59yrs in Nateby, Lancashire, England. Thomas married Mary Holberry MARKHAM. Their children were: Sarah; Thomas; Caroline who married Henry Bomforth from East Retford, & Abraham.

Henry BOMFORTH with his wife Caroline nee Shaw came to New Zealand on the OLYMPUS (think in 1842) & settled in Nelson. Henry was a death fatality in the Wairau Massacre the year after they arrived in Nelson.

Anyone connected or can add more please.

Tiffaney NZ

Looking for SATCHELL Families in UK.

On my maternal side of the family I find I am directly connected to Satchell family namely Thomas Satchell b: 1704 d: Feb 22nd 1779 in Gretton, Northamptonshire, England who married Anne MS Taylor. His parents were Richard Satchell & Hannah Rowlett

Some of their children were:
Hannah; Mary m: Watkinson; Elizabeth m: Spencer; William; Richard (twins); Samuel & Arthur Satchell.

I would like to learn more about the above children & their marriages & off-spring please.

Thankyou Tiffaney

GEMPTON - Brixham Devon England

My direct ancestor Elizabeth GEMPTON sometimes spelt GAMPTON, was born 1818 Brixham Devon - her father was John Gempton also of Brixham.
Would like to go further back with this line.

Elizabeth married William Henry MOORE also born 1818 but in Seaton & Beer, Devon.

The couple meet in St. Peter Port Guernsey, married & lived there for eight years raising their first four children before sailing to Lyttleton New Zealand on 'Sir George Polloch' in 1851. They later settled in Okain's Bay, Banks Peninsula where more children were born including my g.grandfather Charles Samuel Frederick Moore being the youngest who later married Mary Ann MASON 01 March 1881

Any connections or more details would be much appreciated.

Can also share more information on above.


Dianne NZ

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"Looking for GALLETLEYs in Perth, Scotland & New Zealand

3 comment(s), latest 9 years, 3 months ago

Looking for KENNEDY Families in Ashburton New Zealand & more importantly where they originated please.

Have searched off & on to learn where the ancestors of Thomas, Euena KENNEDY originated. Was it somewhere in Scotland or Ireland?

John Peace Shearer b: c1850 Stronsay, Orkney Islands, Scotland came with his brother Peter to Leestpm & settled Ashburton, Canterbury NZ around 1870 where he became well known throughout NZ as a fine breeder of Clydesdale Horses and farmer.

John Peace Shearer's 1st marriage was to a Margaret GILMOUR from Paisley Scotland & 2nd marriage to a (I only think) Sarah KENNEDY. which from that marriage Ian & his sister were born.

Hope another keen researcher can assist me in my drawn out search.

My appreciation to all who have any suggestions whatsoever.



GILL - Seaton & Beer, Devon

Have only found out yesterday one of my ancestors is an Agnes GILL who had a twin Sarah b: c1744 in Seaton & Beer. There were 9 children in Agnes & Sarah's family...have only found William chr: 06 Aug 1749 d: 22 Jul 1753 & Thomas GILL. The childrens' parents were Samuel GILL & Grace JAMES.

Agnes GILL married (1) Samuel WESTLEY on 23 Jul 1764. He was bur: 19 Sep 1765. They had one son bBapt. 27 Jan 1765 named Samuel.

Agnes WESTLEY nee GILL married (2) 30 Aug 1768 in Seaton & Beer John MOORE b: c1740 Seaton & Beer.
They had two children I know of...most probably more.
1) Sarah MOORE b: 03 Jun 1770 Seaton & Beer married William BARTLETT 12 Mar 1790 S&B

(2) James MOORE b: 1780 S&B married Elizabeth COPP b: 1782 in Tiverton Devon on 11 May 1808 S&B. - 7 children.

Anyone connected or know more about the MOOREs or GILLs please.


George Mason London - Okain's Bay NZ

I would like to hear from anyone who has data to confirm that George MASON born 1810 London and who became a sailor and finally settled in Okain's Bay, Banks Peninsula, NZ, parents were George MASON (landscape painter) - London & Mary Ann Unknown please.

I now have a forum about the above MASONs of Okain's Bay at:

Rix families from Essex, England, UK

I have several of the RIX family in my family Tree.

Joshua Platt RIX called (Holy Jo) married Martha NIGHTINGALE in the parish church of St. Mary, Newington, Surrey, England on 07 May 1846. Her parents were Robert NIGHTINGALE and Martha LAVER.
Joshua's parents were George RIX (clergyman) and Mary Ann ClARK who married at Bothal, in 1810.

Martha's eldest daughter Elizabeth (Betsy) born 18 Feb 1839 in Walworth, Surrey, England and married George MASON from Okain's Bay, Banks Peninsula, New Zealand, when his first wife Heni MAHAKA died.

George MASON had fifteen in his family, their eldest surviving child from the marriage to Elizabeth Nightingale/Rix being my gr. grandmother Mary Ann MASON born 02 Dec 1857 who married Charles Samuel Frederick MOORE.

Many more details can be found on my Moore forum.