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The Hon. William Arthur MOFFAT

Male 1880 - 1961  (81 years)


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  • Name William Arthur MOFFAT 
    Name Prefix The Hon. 
    Gender Male 
    Born 4 March 1880  Tiakitahuna, Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 24 July 1961  Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I33955  Clan Moffat UK
    Last Modified 3 March 2015 

    Father William MOFFATT,   b. 1841, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 November 1880, Taumarunui, King Country, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Mother Emiri MOKENA,   b. 1858, Rangiota, Manawatu, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920, Rangiota, Manawatu, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Family ID F10148  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 1 Erana Ruta DURIE,   b. 1884,   d. 3 February 1904  (Age 20 years) 
    Married 11 April 1903  Feilding, Manawatu, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Feilding" is the correct spelling
    Family ID F10150  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse 2 Kathleen McGLONE,   b. about 1882, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1 May 1906  Westport, West Coast, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joseph Raymond MOFFAT,   b. 1920, Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 April 1945, Bologna, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     2. Living
    Family ID F10151  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Rangiputangatahi (Rangi) Mawhete. Justice of the Peace. Member of the New Zealand Legislative Council. O.B.E. William Arthur Moffatt (Mawhete) was born at Tiakitahuna (Jackeytown), south of Palmerston North, on 4 March 1880, the son of Emiri Mokena (Emily Morgan) and her husband, William Moffatt. His mother, also known as Arani or Arini, was the grand-daughter of Wiremu Kingi Te Aweawe. His main tribal affiliation was Ngati Hineaute of Rangitane, and he had connections to Muaupoko, Ngati Apa, Ngati Te Upokoiri, Hamua and the Whanganui tribes. His father, an engineer working in the King Country, was killed by Maori near Taumarunui in November 1880. When young William was baptised in April 1881, he was given the name Rangiputangatahi and it was as Rangi Mawhete that he was later best known.



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