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This branch contains details of 2,075 individual people, including 534 unique surnames making up 662 families!


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Capt David Reeves Bristow

This branch is that of the descendants of the family of Capt David Reeves Bristow (b.abt1815) who originated from England. He first married in the Bay of Islands, and had a child. He then moved to the East Coast where he married Umutahi and had 3 children. He then married Ani Te Patu Rameka and had another 8 children. Ani herself had a previous husband before she married Captain Dave, so this branch also contains her Kento-Peachey, Te Ohaere & Kohere descendants (to name a few).

This whakapapa branch contains information, media and links pertaining to the Bristow/Bristowe Whanau. And although this is one of the most comprehensive Bristow whakapapa ever assembled, it is very much a work in progress.

It is a place where you can not only learn from the knowledge of other whanau, but more importantly, it is also where you can share your knowledge with them within the confines of a closed whanau forum.

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The Captain
David Reeves Bristow (1841-1894)

1st Wife
(Bay of Islands)

2nd Wife
(East Coast) (1840-1870)

3rd Wife
Ani Te Patu Rameka
(East Coast)


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Bristowe Whanau Whanaui Whakapapa (Closed Page)
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