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Oct 2, 2011

Lees, John


Last Name:     Lees
First Name:    John
Date of Birth:    1830
Place of Birth:   Oldham, Lancashire, England
Parents – Father:    Abraham Lees
Parents – Mother:    Mary Ogden
Name of Spouse:   A.
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:    1 Nov 1888 age 58
Place of Death:   Cape

Notes:   DN 1998/1888.  One child, a major:

Clara Jane Lees

Sep 1, 2010

Barns, Joseph

Last Name:   Barns
First Name:   Joseph
Date of Birth:   chr. 1 Jun 1800
Place of Birth:  St. Germans, Cornwall, England
Parents – Father:  Charles Barns
Parents – Mother:  Ellen or Eleanor
Spouse:   Ellen
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:  30 Jul 1846 age abt 44
Place of Death: Amatola Fort, Kaffirland  

Notes:   DN 8630/1846.  Sergeant 9th Company Royal Sappers and Miners.  One child:

Ellen Anne Barns age 11 years.

Aug 3, 2012

Buchanan, John


Last Name:    Buchanan
First Name:    John
Date of Birth:     1795
Place of Birth:    Monaghan, Ireland
Parents – Father:
Parents – Mother:
Name of Spouse:  Elizabeth French Miller, age 18, from Plymouth, England
Marriage Date:     5 Feb 1820
Marriage Place:   Cape Town
Date of Death:
Place of Death:

Notes:   “British Residents at the Cape 1785-1819,” p.44.  Assistant Surgeon RN.  19 Feb 1819 Miss Miller and Miss A. Miller arrived Table Bay in “Cape Packet” from the Downs in England.

Mar 22, 2012

Cairns, James


Last Name:    Cairns
First Name:    James
Date of Birth:   10 Feb 1863
Place of Birth:   Monzievaird and Strowan, Perth, Scotland
Parents – Father:   Peter Cairns
Parents – Mother:   Jane Cowans
Name of Spouse:  
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:    19 Oct 1896 age 34
Place of Death:   Johannesburg.

Notes:   DN 1335A/1897.  IGI.  Children:

Peter John Cairns b. 15 May 1893

Lillie Francis Cairns b. 8 Apr 1895

Aug 29, 2011

Coutts or Swain, Anne Maria


Last Name:    Coutts (nee Swain)
First Name:   Anne
Date of Birth:   1845
Place of Birth:   England
Parents – Father:    Swain
Parents – Mother:
Name of Spouse:   1) Coutts  2) Joseph Thompson
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:   5 Mar 1888 age 43
Place of Death:  Cape

Notes:   DN 771/1888.  Children:

Thomas Coutts, deceased

Sophia Coutts, deceased

John Alexander Coutts, major

Nov 23, 2010

Currey, Charles

Last Name:   Currey
First Name:   Charles
Date of Birth:   chr. 7 Jul 1824
Place of Birth:    St. Giles Camberwell, Surrey, England (born at Dulwich)
Parents – Father:  Robert Currey
Parents – Mother:  Charlotte Lipscomb
Name of Spouse:  not given
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:   13 Sep 1859 age 35y 10m
Place of Death:  Knysna, Cape    

Notes:  DN 6390/1859.  Children, all minors:

Maria Charlotte

Charles Alfred

William Arthur

John George


Aug 10, 2012

Fraser, Hugh


Last Name:              Fraser
First Name:             Hugh
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Parents – Father:
Parents – Mother:
Name of Spouse:   Elizabeth Maria Margaretha Boshoff (she was married previously to William Fraser, 5 children)
Marriage Date:       2 Dec 1821
Marriage Place:     George, Cape
Date of Death:
Place of Death:

Notes:   “British Residents at the Cape 1785-1819,” p. 133.  Discharged from 60th Regt. Foot (sergeant). 

Apr 14, 2012

Fraser, William McKenzie


Last Name:    Fraser
First Name:    William McKenzie
Date of Birth:    12 Aug 1835 chr. 30 Aug 1835
Place of Birth:   Barry, Angus, Scotland
Parents – Father:   Alexander Frazer
Parents – Mother:    Agnes Louson
Name of Spouse:    widower of Emily Todd
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:    
Date of Death:       5 Oct 1898 age 63
Place of Death:    Beaufort West, Cape

Notes:   DN 3082/1898.  IGI. Children:

William Fraser

Robert Todd Fraser

Alexander Russel Fraser

Sep 29, 2013

George, Adam (aka Alfred)

Last Name:     George
First Name:     Adam (aka Alfred)
Date of Birth:    chr. 6 Sep 1818
Place of Birth:   St. Michaels St. Albans, Hertford, England
Parents – Father:    William George
Parents – Mother:   Maria
Name of Spouse:   Emma
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:     28 Nov 1865 age 47
Place of Death:   Umhlanga, Natal

Notes:    Natal DN Film 1295097, no. 11. Children:

William Adam 24

Emma Julia (twin) b. 18 Feb 1847

Maria Ann (twin) b. 18 Feb 1847

G, News, S
Jul 8, 2012

Gilchrist or Sillence, Beatrice Florence


Last Name:   Gilchrist (nee Sillence)
First Name:   Beatrice Florence
Date of Birth:   1863
Place of Birth:   Warren Farm, nr. Winchester, Hampshire, England
Parents – Father:   Thomas Sillence
Parents – Mother:   Emily
Name of Spouse:   William Gilchrist of Kimberley, Cape
Marriage Date:
Marriage Place:
Date of Death:   24 May 1899 age 36
Place of Death: Kenilworth.

Notes:   DN 1814/1899.  Children:

Agnes Beatrice 13

Florence Emily 8

William Thomas 6y 6m

Ellen Margrate 5


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