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Extracts from the Grahamstown Journal for June 1884 can now be viewed at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.eggsa.org_new... are several more obituaries/tributes for Robert GODLONTON, including (IMHO) a truly dreadful poem, but the sentiment was good! I have also corrected an error made with the issue headings at the end of the May extracts (right date, wrong day of the week).
Based on the information in Alfred's will on Family Search, which gives the
names of some of his siblings, it looks like this might be the person that
you are looking for:
According to the 1871 UK census Alfred's father Henry had already died,
because his mother Sarah is described as a widow, aged 43 and a "Builder
employing 70 men".
His siblings are:
Henry Baring aged 21
Emma aged 19
Frederick W aged 10
Kate aged 9
Florence aged 7
In the 1861 UK census his father Henry Baring Smith is still alive, aged 41
and a builder employing 30 men and 2 boys - so the company grew
considerably between 1861 and 1871.
The siblings mentioned in this census are:
H B aged 11
Arthur aged 9
Emma aged 9
Emily aged 7
Laura aged 4
Alberta aged 3
Frederick aged 3 months
His father Henry Baring Smith died in 1864 and the death was registered in
Alfred's parents Henry Baring Smith and Sarah Bass married in the 2nd
quarter of 1849 in Ipswich (I have selected this marriage as his mother's
surname is mentioned on his Death Notice on Family Search).
Hope this helps!
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> Dear List,
> I have found the following on Familysearch.org and would like to know if
> somebody can please help me with information on:
> Alfred Smith born 1859 in Ipswich, he died in South Africa on the 22 Nov
> Any information regarding this person will be much appreciated.
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> End of SOUTH-AFRICA Digest, Vol 13, Issue 122
Does anyone know if Nikki Sedgefield is still part of this list?
She had the above book : Children of South Africa in the Time of the Great War. 1918 Compiled and edited by Thos. H. Lewis - .
She had kindly send us all some photos in 2010 and I have lost mine.
Not sure if I can even get a copy of this book.?
Good afternoon Listers,
This is my first foray into genealogical research in South Africa so
bear with me if I get a bit confused with names, places etc.
I have been researching my own genealogy for 50+ years most of which is
Scottish with a touch of Irish & English in the mix. Now I am helping
out a neighbour who is trying to trace her South African ancestry, so
this area of the world is entirely new to me.
The family surnames that she is immediately descended from are "Hofmeyr"
and Janse van Rensberg"
Her father's name is William Murray Hofmeyr, born 4th March, 1912 in
Mianda, Ntcheu, Central Region, Malawi and her mother's name is Cyrene
Lavina Janse van Rensberg, born 12th June, 1913 place of birth not known
but maybe "Graaf Reinert" as this is where her father died 25th January,
1944. I am not certain that her name is written the correct way around
as I have seen it as "Lavina Cyrene" also. Sge died at Port Elizabeth,
My neighbours birth name was Heliose Hofmeyr and she was born in 1945 at
Oudsthoorn. She was adopted out (disclosed adoption) with her father
Sgt. W M Hofmeyer No 299537 V giving his consent on 7th February 1945 in
the presence of the Child Welfare Officer at Vredenberg, her mother
Lavina Cyrene Hofmeyr born Janse van Rensberg giving her consent on 25th
April, 1945 also in the presence of the Child Welfare Officer at
Initially we would like to obtain details including copies of her
parents marriage, her original birth certificate and any information of
whether or not she has living siblings.
Any and all help is appreciated and I hope someone on these lists is
able to assist.
The following items have been added to the "Freebies" section of
Rhodesia's Pioneer Women (1859-1896), by Jessie M. LLoyd
The Pioneer, Volume 3 - Early days in Rhodesia (Journal of the Rhodesia
Pioneers' and Early Settlers Society)
The Pioneers Society Roll of past and present members
The Pioneers Society Roll of past and present members, updated and amended
With the list-owner's permission.
I have pleasure in announcing that Gavin Cowley's "The Cowleys from
Derbyshire to Plettenberg Bay" is now available through the
The book is the culmination of 14 years of research into the history and
genealogy of the Cowley family in both Britain and in South Africa, and it
provides a valuable collection of information dating back several centuries.
The book is comprised of 43 chapters under the following broad headings:
1. Background (4 chapters)
2. Our Cowley lineage - United Kingdom (14 chapters)
3. Our Cowley lineage - South Africa (12 chapters)
4. Children of Robert Cowley and Elizabeth Bloor (10 chapters)
5. Other Cowley families in South Africa (3 chapters)
A detailed Table of Contents is downloadable from the https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.cdbooks-2Dr-2Dus....
If there are any queries, please address them to me at the above address and
not via the list.
In my Family Register of the South African Nation by D.F. duT Malherbe, 3rd
enl.ed.(1966),p.593, there are four entries - I translate from Afrikaans:
1. Lindhorst, Ernst, arrived 1878 from Bergen, Germany, married Marie
2. Lindhorst, Heinrich Christoph (49) 'snyer' [hairdresser?], arr. 1878
from Bergen, Hann. Germany, mar. Marie Dor. Pröhl (37): 5 children: Marie
(1863), Sophie (1869), Heinrich (1871), Ernst (1874), Anna (1979)
3. Lindhorst, Johann H. (41), ar.1883, from Hagen, Germany, mar. with wife
Catherine (33), children Johann(4) and Anna (1)
4.Lindhorst, Hans Victor (1860 Berlin, Germany) Architect and Rand Pioneer,
ar. 1873, mar. 1887 Emma Wilhelmina Donian from Kingwilliamstown. 3
children: among others, b.1. Botho Helmuth, 'L.V' [lid van?] Johannesburg
West (11/12/1888), mar. 2/7/1918 Maria Marg. daughter of Hendrik Petrus van
Rooyen of Knysna: 3 children.
A newer edition will probably have more information. Hope this helps.