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Extracts from the Grahamstown Journal for September 1887 can now be viewed at
The main extract is a description of the inquest into the deaths of William and Fanny MULES. Although no-one will be a direct descendant, as they had no children, I found the account fascinating, and delved a little deeper into who they were. Fanny was the granddaughter of 1820 settler George BROOKS. It was rather frustrating that the inquest mentions a letter addressed to a "gentleman in England", which "gives a clue to the sad events which have occurred", but no further details are given! I have included a link to both death notices, neither of which mention the gruesome way they met their deaths, but I wonder if the letter was addressed to the stepfather mentioned on William's DN.
Het iemand miskien enige inligting oor die volgende:
Has anyone any info on the following please?
Stefanis Johannes Aucamp, born on 20-may-1848 in ?
married on 28-mar-1892 in ?
Margeritha Elisabeth Liebenberg, born on 07-nov-1868
1: Elisabeth Maria Voster, born on 31-dec-1892
2: Izak Jacobus, born on 30-jun-1895
3: Albertus Johannes Liebenberg ? , born on 05-apr-1898
4: Cavalier, born on 10-oct-1904
5: Johan Calvijn, born on 23-jul-1907
Johan Calvijn Aucamp was married and has 3 children:
Stephanus Johannes Aucamp, born on 06-dec-1938 in Harding (Natal) part of
Port Alfred, and emigrated to the Netherlands.
Anton, born on ?
Annamarie, born on ?
Can anyone explain what the term "Illiquid Case" means in relation to a
Divorce, in South Africa?
I have put the question to someone in Australia, who has had legal training,
and this was his reply:
"never heard of an illiquid case. In a civil suit, one can sometimes
liquidated &/or unliquidated damages. I'm wondering if the South
have come up with a derived meaning with that as their starting
The term appears several times in Divorce Court records in the National