William James Moir
William James Moir born 8 Sept. 1848 1 Auckland, New Zealand; died 13 Jul 1914 2, 3 Okaihau, N.Z, buried St. Catherine's Churchyard, Okaihau 4. He married in 1893 5 at Rehia, N.Z. Emma Fitness b. ca.1869-716 at Arapohue, N.Z; d. 23 Feb 1925 3.
He was a farmer who it is said lived at Ohaeawai, located about about 110 km north of Mangawhai and 10 km south of Okaihau, approximately 20 km inland from the Bay of Islands 7. Coincidently Ohaeawai was where his father had been wounded on 1st July 1845 at the storming of the Pah occupied by Hone Heke's allay Kawiti. William's probate file disclosed he was formerly of Toka Toka, where he was first noted residing in the 1893 electoral roll for the Marsden electorate with the occupation of "bushman". In addition to two children alive when wife Emma died in 1925, the couple had a daughter Winifred Anna who died at four months of age and is buried in Arapohue Cemetery 8. There is an indication William may have corresponded with his first cousin Henry Fulford of Newcastle in NSW, as a 1892 letter of condolence from Henry to his first cousin Edward "Ned" Garmonsway, re the death of his mother Letitia Garmonsway, asked Edward to let "W. J. Moir" know Henry had sent him a letter addessed to Mangawai North, Township Point 10. Children of William James Moir and Emma Fitness were:
1. Winifred Anna Moir, b. 1894 8; d. 5 May 1894 aged 4 months 8, buried Arapohue Cemetery, N.Z.
2. Elsie Moir, b. ca.1897 9
3. Charles William Moir, b. ca.1906 9
Compiled by J. Raymond, Brisbane,