We are whanau. Yeah I've got the whakapapa from William Deacon down and have been trying to get info going beyond his parents. His father was Henry King and his mother was Anne but I don't know what her maiden name was.
My name is Laurice King, my parents are Wallace and Janet King, my grandparents are Wallace Turanga and Peti King, and his father and mother were Turanga and Henuku Matewaka King. Turanga's parents were William Deacon King and Hera Maringi Pumipi. William was 31 and Hera only 17 at the time of their marriage. I have a copy of their marriage certificate. According to the Marriage Cert William was a widower. If you're interested I can probably send you a scanned copy of the marriage cert.
We were able to locate the info on his brothers, sisters and parents at the National Library here in NZ but haven't been able to find any other info.
I know the whanau have believed William Deacon to be of Scottish descent but I haven't found any evidence to back up that korero. William and all his brothers and one sister were christened at St Pauls in Deptford, London, England.
I know there was also korero about him being a captain, which may have sunk near Taharoa. Another korero was that he may have actually been a convict on the ship instead. I don't think the sinking was true but through my research I believe that he did run a schooner between Kawhia, Te Maika etc. He lived with Hera near Te Maika/Kinohaku and he was known as Captain King. His schooner was the Sarah Berry, which was originally from Nelson. The Sarah Berry had sunk before it came into William Deacon's possession. He must've had it raised, fixed it up and started running it around Kawhia etc.
There is a bay around Te Maika known as Captain King's Shelly Beach.
During the time of the NZ wars I think he may have had to leave Hera or fight with or against Maori. I'm still trying to research that info.
Two of William Deacon's brothers were convicts on one of the only two convict ships that were sent to NZ (they came on the St George) . I've also been trying to find info on them to hopefully locate some of their descendants here in Aotearoa.
Let me know if you come across any interesting facts to add to our whanau history. Also update me on your and my whakapapa connection too.
I am Ákos Doncsecz and lived in Southwest-Hungary, Vas county, in the village Kétvölgy, near Szentgotthárd. My grandfather is Károly Doncsecz (1918-2002), the famous potter, Master of Folk Art. My family is slovenian descent, and speak the prekmurian language (this is a slovenian dialect in the Vendvidék (Hungary) and the Prekmurje (East-Slovenia)). The variations of the name is: Dancsecz, Doncsecs, Dancsecs, Doncsesz and Dancsesz. The ancient mother country of the Doncsecz family is the Vendvidék. Frequent the Doncsecz name also in village Dolenci (Slovenia) near the hungarian-slovenian border. At one time the country was bleak, far and near forests and muskegs. The Cistercians in Trois Fontaines (France) in 1183 was found the St. Gotthard Abbey in Szentgotthárd and populate the country, from Slovenian Styria, Croatia and Prekmurje. The forbears of the Doncseczs was the Doncs's (this is a slavic forname). In the Central-Prekmurje was a family Dons in the 18th century. In the 16th century evolve to the Doncsecz name. In 1622 in the village Apátistvánfalva the ottoman cavalrys (the akincis) and serbs kidnap the family of Mihály Doncsecz and demand 400 florin ransom. In 1848 on Apátistvánfalva was a soldier in the Hungarian Revolutionarian Army Mátyás Doncsetz.
I look for emigrant Doncsecz familys, such people as originated on the Vendvidék (in Apátistvánfalva, Orfalu, Kétvölgy)
Doncsecz Ákos vagyok és Délnyugat-Magyarországon élek. Vas megyében, Kétvölgy községben, Szentgotthárd mellett. A családom szlovén eredetű és a prekmurjei nyelvet (ez egy szlovén nyelvjárás Szlovéniában, Prekmurjéban és Magyarországon a Vendvidéken). A név ávltozatai: Dancsecz, Doncsecs, Dancsesz, Doncsesz. Az ősi szülőhazája a Doncsecz családnak a Vendvidék. Gyakori a Doncsecz név Dolenciban (Szlovénia), a magyar-szlovén határ mellett is. Valamikor a vidék lakatlan volt, mindenütt erdő és láp. A Trois Fontainesból (Franciaország) való ciszter szerzetesek 1183-ban megalapították a Szent Gotthárd Apátságot Szentgotthárdon és betelepítették a vidéket a szlovén Stájerországból, Horvátországból és Prekmurjéből. A Doncseczek elődei a Doncsok voltak (ez egy szláv keresztnév). Közép-Prekmurjéban volt Dons nevű család a 18. században. A Doncsecz név a 16. században alakult ki. 1622-ben Apátistvánfalva községben a török lovasság (az akindzsik) és a szerbek elrabolták Doncsecz Mihály családját és 400 forint váltságdíjat követeltek. 1848-ban Apátistvánfalváról volt egy katona a Magyar Honvédseregben Doncsetz Mátyás.
Emigráns Doncsecz családokat keresek, olyanok akik a Vendvidékről erednek.
Hello to you all hope that everyone is well. I am looking for any information on the late Mark Dewberry wife Charlotte and family they came out to Australia onboard the Bussorah Merchant in 1853 with children John, Amelia, Charlotte, and Matilda, and settled in Sydney N.S.W. Any information would be great thank you.
Hello to you all, hope you are all well. I am searching for the late William John Norris and wife Anne Sorrell from England, he was born on the 21/2/1822 and Anne January 1828. They were married in 1844 September 1/4 according to the free BDM in England. This family came out to Australia and had several more children, their is a mention of a Walter and Frederick Norris on Henry James Norris death certificate he was born in Australia in 1863 at the Forest Lodge Sydney Australia. The Norris graves are Rookwood Cemetery N.S.W. Australia. Would love to find out more if possible, thanks.
Hi, I have checked the IGI for you and the marriage that you have quoted took place in Cheshunt Hertfordshire 29th August 1844. William's father is given as John Norris and Ann's father is given as William Sorrell.