José Pereira (aka Peleila)
Mother: Tupou Palolo
Birth – 1839
Death – 1916
Marriage – 1st marriage in Atafu, Tokelau to Tolatea Tamala. Daughter of Laupepa (King of Samoa)
Malietoa Laupepa, the Samoan King of the three contractual powers was born in 1841 in Sapapali’i, Savai’i, Samoa and died 1898
His father was Malietoa Mōli
Laupepa cemented ties with Palauli (the only significant Sā Mōlī support base on Savai‘i)
Laupepa had other marriages
Letter of José to Maria Ioane 1899 (Loosely Translated)
“I start this writing of love to you all that you are my family, my loving children of my love, that you will be loving toward each other till the days of my death should anything happen to me.
The pleasing of the almighty, his loving will to us.
Be pleasing to all my children, look after each other.
To Lafaele, don’t fight about the land, you must work together, when my life is over, so each one of you take care of each others land.
Lafaele, fita, kalesi, manuaele, atone, meti etc,
Lafaele is the boss of the land Savalalo is given to
All the land belongs to you all.
The land in Savalalo belongs to you all [names] but Lafaele is still the boss.
Have a piece of land and look after each other every day.
Look after it and develop it and be a family.
Especially, look after the girls.
God bless you
God love you all
* Unknown Connection with Tokelaun Woman
* Unknown Connection with Tongan Woman
Marriage – 2nd Marriage to Spouse Maria Moiki daughter of Lea, the local L.M.S. leader & Associate of Benjamin Hughes
- Manuele (Tokelau)
- Fita (Tokelau)
- Tupou (Tokelau)
- Atone (Savalalo)
- Anna (Savalalo)
- Meti (Savalalo)
- Senia (Savalalo)
- Siose (Savalalo)