Isabelle RUBIDGE was a beauty in her youth but developed a 'heks' nose as
she aged causing her to be named 'Wasabelle'. She was the sister of my great
grandmother and was born near Graaff Reinet. She married three times, once
to DEACON, one to Alex McCREADY and once to HOUGHTON-BROWN. She allegedly
said her gravestone should be marked merely 'Isabelle' as it was too much
trouble to remember all her surnames.
I have only the one HITGE in my Rubidge register - Catharine Mary Ann HITGE
but observe there are a few with that name on Ancestry24.
By George DEACON Isabelle had three children: Maud Quinton Cavenah DEACON b
Johannesburg 1895., married Exton and Rodrigues; Portlock Gilmour DEACON
born Graaff Reinet 1900 and Hinemoa Dixie DEACON ( no Dob) who lived near
Salisbury. Hinemoa had four children, two by first husband EASTWOOD, one by
second husband MOORE and one by third husband Patrick GAMBLE who married
Isabelle's half-sister Idonie McCREADY ( she married 6 times and did some
time in jail) after his divorce from Hinemoa.
None of the three children of Isabelle and George Hitge DEACON have the name
YOUNGER showing in the list I have so I wonder where that information came
from or am I misreading the email?