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South Africa 1890 2 April - June

DOMESTIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

5 April 1890

BIRTH

WALTON—On March 9, at the Gardens, Cape Town, the wife of W. Spencer Walton, Director of the Cape General Mission, of a son.

MARRIAGES

DASHWOOD—BROWN—On February 5, at Lily Vale Wesleyan Church, near Queenstown, Cape Colony, by the Rev. R. Lamplough, assisted by the Rev. C. K. Hodges, George, fourth son of Mr. F. L. Dashwood, Queenstown, to Frances Sarah Elizabeth (Fanny), eldest daughter of Mr. S. Brown, Lily Vale.
DOREY—FORD—On February 25, at St. George’s Cathedral, Cape Town, by the Very Rev. the Dean, Francis Dorey, of Johannesburg, to Amy Blanche, eldest daughter of Adv. Ford, late of Pretoria, now of Shortlands, Kent.
WATKINS—LOW—On February 10, at Graskop, by the Rev. A. Roberts, Walter Watkins, of Mac-Mac, and son of Mr. Thomas Watkins, of Pietermaritzburg, Natal, to Lily Violet Annie Low, youngest daughter of the late Mr. David Low.

DEATHS

ARCHIBALD—On February 23, at Umzinto, at the residence of her son, Helen Archibald, widow of the late Mr. Robert Archibald, C.E., of Port Elizabeth, Cape Colony, aged 79 years.
SHUM—On February 28, at Ixopo John Trevor, eldest son of the late Major Trevor Henry Shum, of the 33rd Bengal Native Infantry, aged 29 years.

IN MEMORIAM

PYKE—In loving memory of S. Harry Pyke, who died at Aliwal North, Cape Colony, on April 1, 1889, aged 30. “Not gone from memory, Not gone from love; But gone to our Father’s home above.”

12 April 1890

BIRTH

PICKERING—On February 12, at Standerton, the wife of William Baugh Pickering of a son.

MARRIAGES

BOLUS—WATSON—On February 18, at Claremont, Cape Colony, Mr. Herbert W. Bolus to Emily T. T., daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Watson, J.P., F.R.A.S., &c., of the Grove, Claremont.
FRANK—GEDGE—On April 9, at Methwold, by the Rev. E. Lionel Gedge, brother, and Rev. W. W. Gedge, cousin of the bride, Frederick Frank, eldest son of Frederick Frank, Esq., of 15, Bryanston Square, and Stonelands by E. Grinstead, to Margaret Lilian, eldest daughter of Rev. J. Denny Gedge, Vicar of Methwold. No cards.
HAMILTON—RENNIE—On April 3, at Norwood Chapel, Central Hill, by the Rev. S. A. Tipple, Claud Hamilton, Glasgow, to Jeannie Lumsden, younger daughter of the late John T. Rennie, of Deemount, Aberdeen, and of Craigendarroch, Forest Hill, London.
LAURIE—CARPENTER—On April 8, at St. Leonards, Streatham, John Laurie, of Gloucester, to Gertrude Helen, eldest daughter of E. W. Carpenter, of Gleneagle Road, Streatham.
THOMSON—SMERDON—On January 23, at Durban, by the Rev. W. J. Hardy, assisted by the Rev. E. Nuttall, Nowell Ellman Thomson, of Mount Lebanon, Mooi River, eldest son of the late Captain Frank Tourle Thomson, R.N., and Mrs. Thomson, of Hampton Court Palace, to Edith, second daughter of William Smerdon, Esq., of Glenwood, Berea, Durban, Natal, South Africa.

DEATHS

COWPER—On March 17, at Rokeby, Wynberg, Cape Town, Barclay Gordon, the infant son of Sydney Cowper, Esq.
MANN—On February 22, at Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, James Allan Mann, son of the late C. S. Mann, of Eltham, Kent, aged 29.
MARTIN—On February 22, at Durban, of fever, Somerled Macdonald Martin, aged 21 years and 8 months, eldest surviving son of Simon N. Martin, H.M. Bengal Civil Service (retired), of 35, Brunswick Square, Brighton.
PICKERING—On February 17, at Standerton, of fever, Henry Curson, second son of William Baugh and Emma Beatrice Pickering, aged five years and one month.

19 April 1890

MARRIAGE

CLARK—WHITE—On March 19, at Estcourt, Natal, William Clark, of Delagoa Bay, to Arabella Florence White, widow, eldest daughter of Chevalier Carl Ueckermann, senr., State Solicitor, Pretoria.

DEATHS

COLQUHOUN—On the 14th inst., at Port Elizabeth, on the voyage home to England, Adeline, wife of Robt. A. Colquhoun, of Pretoria, deeply regretted.
FRASER—On the 8th inst., at Mombasa, Francis David Stewart Baird, eldest son of the late Francis Garden Fraser, Esq., of Findrack, Aberdeenshire, N.B.
JOHNSTON—On Feb. 5, at Pietersburg, Arthur Thomas, son of J. Johnston, of Botolph Lane, E.C., in his 26th year.
KNOBEL—On March 17, suddenly, at Pretoria, Johan Ludwig Knobel, aged 66 years and 6 months.
PACE—On March 20, at Pretoria, Sandford Grey, second son of the late Piercy Pace, of Hodnet, Shropshire, England, aged 20 years.
SWINBURNE—On the 11th ult., at Johannesburg, of typhoid fever, Percy, the youngest son of the Rev. James Swinburne.
WALTON—On March 24, at the Gardens, Cape Town, deeply mourned by many loving relatives and friends, both there and in England, Kathleen Mary (nee Dixon), the beloved wife of W. Spencer Walton, of the Cape General Mission.

26 April 1890

BIRTHS

MORGAN-At Gillett’s, Natal, on March 23, the wife of Chas. Morgan, station-master, of a son.
WOODHEAD—On March 10, at 88, Stanger Street, Durban, the wife of Cawthra Woodhead, of a son.

MARRIAGES

BOUSFIELD—ESCOMBE—On April 22, at Durban, Natal, by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Pretoria, father of the bridegroom, Henry Ritchings Bousfield to Coral, second daughter of Harry Escombe, Esq., M.L.C., of Natal.
CAPEL—CLARK—At Johannesburg, on March 11, by the Rev. Allen, Lincoln Henry, youngest son of the late John Howard Capel, of Manchester, England, to Annie, youngest daughter of the late Jonathan Clark, of Glasgow, Scotland.
HARDMAN—WALTON—On April 17, at the Wesleyan Church, Kilburn, by the Rev. John Walton, father of the bride, assisted by the Rev. J. H. Rigg, D.D., Frederick William Hardman, LL.D., Deal, Kent, to Constance, fourth daughter of the Rev. John Walton, Hampstead.
MELLISH—STOKES—On March 24, at St. James’s Church, Sea Point, Cape Town, John Mellish to Florence Marie, eldest daughter of Charles Whitmore Stokes, Maida Hill, London.

DEATHS

COMRIE—On Wednesday, March 12, at Rosebank, Andrew Comrie, aged 29 years.
DICKINSON—At Port Elizabeth, on March 20, John Dickinson, aged 80 years and 3 months.
MOXON—On April 14, at Farncombe Place, near Godalming, Surrey, James Edward Moxon, Esq., aged 67.
VENNING—On April 20, at Alexandria, South Africa, Ralph Parson Venning, Civil Service, youngest son of James M. Venning, of No. 5, Lansdown West, Bath.

3 May 1890

BIRTHS

FRANCIS—On March 24, at Prince Alfred Street, Maritzburg, the wife of St. George Edward Francis, of Ixopo, solicitor, of a daughter.
RYCROFT—On March 25, at Bowdon Villa, Malvern, near Durban, the wife of John Wm. Rycroft, of a daughter.

MARRIAGES

BARR—STOTT—On March 26, at the Wesleyan Chapel, Verulam, Natal, by the Rev. S. H. Stott, assisted by the Rev. T. B. Cawood, Percy Marsden Barr, Durban, second son of David Barr, Edgbaston, Birmingham, to Annie Mary Stott, eldest daughter of the Rev. S. H. Stott, of the Mission Station, Verulam.
CLARK—WHITE—On March 19, at St. Matthew’s Church, Estcourt, by the Rev. A. P. Troughton, William Clark, of Estcourt, contractor, Netherlands Railway Company, to Arabella Florence, widow of the late A. W. H. White, of Heidelberg, and eldest daughter of Carl Ueckermann, sen., of Pretoria, Transvaal.
GOODSIR—AMBLER—BROWN—AMBLER—On April 26, at Regent Square Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. Principal Dykes, D.D., assisted by the Rev. John McNeil, Minister of the Church, John Goodsir, of Highbury, London, to Bertha, second daughter of the late Matthew Ambler, of New Southgate, and of Mrs. Ambler, of Tufnell Park Road; and at the same time and place Gapin, elder son of Thomas Brown, of Stonehouse, N.B., to Lilian Bessie, fifth daughter of the late Matthew Ambler.
WELLS—RIGBY—On April 28, by special licence, in the parish of St. Mary Abbotts, Kensington, Gerald Ernest Wells, of Kimberley, fifth son of Percy Wells, Esq., of North Kensington, to Caroline Edith, only daughter of Cuthbert Oliver Rigby, Esq., of Kensington Park.

DEATHS

BOWDEN—On March 5, near Barberton, Robert Hawker, son of Rev. Robert Bowden, late vicar of Stoke Gabriel, Devon.
DICKSON—On March 25, at Sea Park, Lower Umzimkulu, Margaret Skeen (Tarland, Aberdeenshire), wife of Peter Dickson, of Sea Park, at the age of 55 years.
JAMES—On April 21, at Gaboon, West Africa, killed by a wounded elephant, F. L. James, of 14, Great Stanhope Street, Mayfair, aged 38 years.
NOBLE—On March 29, at Botanic Gardens Road, Berea, Durban, Isaac Hillman Noble, aged 78 years.

17 May 1890

MARRIAGES

DUIRS—NORMAN—On April 8, at St. Mary’s Church, Jeppes Town, Johannesburg, Transvaal, by the Rev. J. T. Darragh, David P. Duirs, M.D., of Johannesburg, to Agnes Emily, second daughter of F. H. Norman, of Rochester Gardens, Brighton.
PEMBERTON—COCKERELL—On April 8, at the residence of the bride’s father, by the Rev. T. A. Lindon, incumbent of St. Paul’s Church, Durban, George Elliot, eldest surviving son of Frederick Blake Pemberton, Esq., C.E., of Southampton, late of the Indian Civil Service, to Clara Lilla, eldest daughter of Alfred Sydney Cockerell, of Durban.

DEATHS

BUTTON—On April 12, at the Residency, Nqamakwe, Transkei, Matilda, relict of James Clark Button, formerly of Maritzburg, aged 81 years.
CORNFORTH—On April 26, off the coast of Sierra Leone, on the homeward voyage, Ethel Augusta, youngest daughter of Huyton and Augusta Cornforth, of Pretoria, Transvaal. Buried at sea on April 27, 1890
LECKY—At Etshowe, Zululand, on Easter Sunday, Wm. Stuart Lecky, B.A., M.B., District Surgeon, Zululand, late Army Medical Staff, aged 33 years.

24 May 1890

MARRIAGES

BOUSTRED—LOWE—On April 16, at the Musgrave Road Wesleyan Chapel, Durban, by the Rev. G. Golightly, William R. Boustred, of Johannesburg, eldest son of W. R. Boustred, Esq., Cliffdale House, Pontesbery, Salop, England, to Amy Louise, eldest daughter of Charles J. Lowe, Esq., of Durban. No cards.
BOUSFIELD—ESCOMBE—On April 22, at St. Cyprian’s Church, Durban, by the Right Rev. the Bishop of Pretoria, father of the bridegroom, Henry Kichings Bousfield, to Coral, daughter of Harry Escombe, Esq., Durban.
HIRST—MCDONALD—On April 9, at Holy Trinity Church, Newcastle, Natal, by the Rev. Clarke, John Kinsman, of Heidelberg, second son of the late Ira Hirst, professor of music, to Annie, eldest daughter of Alex McDonald, of Cape Colony.
WILSON—CANEY—On April 17, by special licence, at the residence of the bride’s father, Bayside, Durban, by the Rev. W. H. Mann, William Johnstone Wilson, of Teddington, London, only son of the late Thomas Johnstone Wilson, of Dumfries, Scotland, to Maud Ellen, eldest daughter of R. W. Caney, of Durban.

DEATHS

BARNS—On May 14, suddenly, on the Strain Tender, at Liverpool, of apoplexy, R. J. Barns, Esq., of Natal and Kansas, U.S.A., and Southend, Essex, in his 63rd year.
WILLIAMS—On the 17th inst., at Essex Grove, Upper Norwood, Ernest Alfred Williams, F.S.A. (Scot.), Architect, of 171, Queen Victoria Street, E.C., five days after his return from South Africa, in the 28th year of his age, the beloved second son of Frederic Bessant and Mary Anne Williams, of Upper Norwood.
HITCHCOCK—On April 18, caused by an accident, at Tulbagh, near Cape Town, on his way to Kimberley, George William Ernest Hitchcock, J.P. for Kimberley and Taungs, only son of the late George Wilson Hitchcock, and grandson of the late Robert Hitchcock, Esq., Master of the Court of Exchequer, Ireland, and stepson of Francis Rudall, of Anerley, aged 32.

31 May 1890

COBLEY—TALON—On April 29, at All Saints’ Church, Ladysmith, Natal, Walter H. Cobley, District Engineer, Natal Government Railways, to Annie L. Talon, daughter of the Venerable Archdeacon Barker, of Ladysmith.
DIXON—KLERCK—At Cape Town, on April 22, 1890, Dr. T. J. Dixon, of Potchefstroom, S.A.R., to Wilhelmina, daughter of the late W. Klerck, of Cape Town.

DEATHS

COTTER—On May 14, in the service of the C.M.S., at Frere Town, East Africa, beloved and lamented, J. Dudley Musson Cotter, in his 24th year, nephew of the Rev. J. R. Cotter, Rector of St. Mary Magdalen, Colchester, and S. J. Musson, of Kinnaird House, Upper Norwood.
JAMIESON—At Grahamstown, on April 22, 1890, Abraham Jamieson, aged 60 years.
MITTEN—At Grahamstown, on April 25, 1890, John Alex. Mitten, of Yarmouth, England, aged 80 years.
NIXDORFF—At Johannesburg, on April 21, 1890, Charles J. Nixdorff, formerly of 14, St. Mary Axe, London, aged 51.
VENNING—At Alexandria, Cape Colony, on April 20, 1890, Ralph Parson Venning, Clerk to C.C. & R.M., aged 53 years.

7 June 1890

BIRTH

MCMASTER—On May 31, at Pietermaritzberg, Natal, the wife of Emile McMaster, of a son.

MARRIAGES

DIXON—KLERCK—At Cape Town, on the 22nd April, 1890, Dr. T. J. Dixon, of Potchefstroom, S.A.R., to Wilhelmina, daughter of the late W. Klerck, of Cape Town.
LUCAS—ELLEN—At Middelburg, on the 24th April, by the Rev. Lomax, Arthur Edmund Lucas, eldest son of Edmund Lucas, Esq., of London, to Elizabeth Murray Allen, eldest daughter of the late John Bowen Allen, Esq., of Priskelley Forrest, Pembrokeshire, England.

DEATHS

JONES—In South Africa, of fever, William Byrne Jones, formerly of 13, Fopstone-road, London, S.W., and of Woodham Ferris, Essex, in his 36th year.
NEWSAM—At Klerksdorp, Transvaal, on Sunday, May 4th, 1890, in his 44th year, George Frederick Newsam, Civil Engineer, youngest son of the late Thomas Newsam, of Leeds, England.
REES—On the 31st May, at 66, Shenley Road, Camberwell, Mary Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the late Geo. Little, of London and Demerara, wife of Geo. Stanley Rees, of the Falkland Islands, South Africa, U.S.A., and Honduras.

14 June 1890

BIRTHS

MCLAURIN—At the Residency, Umzinto, Natal, on May 10, the wife of Jas. McLaurin, R.M., of a son.
WHITTAKER—At Ocean Lodge, Stanger, on May 4, the wife of J. W. Whittaker, of twins (boys).

MARRIAGES

ANDERSON—ADLAM—At St. Saviour’s Cathedral, Pietermaritzburg, on May 10, by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of the Diocese, assisted by the Rev. W. Clark, incumbent of Newcastle, Hugh Anderson, of Newcastle, solicitor, to Ellen Wills Adlam, third daughter of the late Thomas Adlam, of Locksleigh, Lymington, Hants.
MACHELL—HARRIS—At St. Paul’s, Pietermaritzburg, on May 12, by the Rev. T. A. Lindon, Charles Edward James Machell, only son of the late James Machell, Esq., of Gateshead, Newcastle-on-Tyne, and Fayal Azores, to Marianne Estelle Jane, eldest daughter of T. M. Harris, Esq., of Qumtu, East Griqualand.
MOSSE—EBDEN—On June 6, at Kensington, Lewis Tenison, eldest son of the late Rev. S. Tenison Mosse, to Constance Mary, youngest daughter of the Hon. Alfred Ebden, of Cape Town.

DEATHS

ALLEN—At the St. George’s Hotel, West Street, Durban, on May 12 (suddenly), Bird Allen, of London, aged 29 years.
CROW—On May 14, at Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa, George Hollick Crow (formerly of Grove Park, Kent), second son of Sutton Edward Crow, of London, in his 40th year.
OTTO—At Balmoral, Riet Vlei, Natal, on May 10, P. A. R. Otto, J.P., in his 81st year.
STRICKLAND—On June 1, on board s.s. Nubian, Ernest George, dearly-loved child of Frank and Alice Strickland, of Port Elizabeth, aged 2 ½ years.
TAYLOR—At the residence of her son-in-law, Mr. F. Taylor, Pietermaritzburg, on May 6, Amelia, widow of Chas. Taylor (nee Laity), in her 61st year, formerly of Port Elizabeth.
VALPY—On May 11, at Lady Grey, Cape Colony, Charles Edward, only son of G. C. B. Valpy, aged 31.
WALLACE—At Fever Creek, on Sunday, 11th May, Charles Wallace, in his 71st year.

21 June 1890

BIRTHS

BEAVER—On May 4, at Krugersdorp, Transvaal, the wife of Hugh E. C. Beaver, of a son.
BRETON—On June 14, at Crescent House, Queen’s Crescent, Southsea, the wife of Captain Charles T. Breton, 6th Inniskilling Dragoons, prematurely, of a daughter (who survived her birth only four hours).

MARRIAGES

GARDNER—HODGES—On June 16, at the Church of St. John Baptist, Eastnor, by the Rev. Howard J. H. Truscott, Priest in Charge, Charles Henry Gardner, of Edgbaston, son of Alfred Gardner, of Great Malvern, to Augusta Fanny Hodges, daughter of the late Joseph Hodges, of the Hazle Farm, Tedbury, Hereford-hire.
HARRIS—VAUSE—On the 15th May, at St. Luke’s Church, Howick, by the Rev. E. T. Burgess, W. De Montmorency Harris, of Newcastle, to Eleanor F., daughter of the late R. Vause, Esq., J.P., F.R.G.S.
HUNTER—JOHNSON—On the 7th inst., at St. Anne’s, Soho, Henry Hatt, youngest son of Charles Hatt Hunter, Esq., South Africa (formerly Stanford-in-the-Vale, Berks), to Ellen Emmeline, eldest daughter of John Johnson, Esq., Alderman House, Charing Cross Road, London.
LYLE—GIBBONS—On June 14, at St. Luke’s, South Lyncombe, Bath, by the Rev. M. B. Moorhouse, Vicar, assisted by the Rev. W. G. Morgan, Horatio Peers Lyle, of Bath, Solicitor and Notary Public, second son of the late Dr. J. Vacy Lyle, of Durban, to Mary Jacquetta, only surviving daughter of the late Thomas Gibbons, Esq., of Mewfield, Entry Hill, Bath.
MULLENS—WILKINSON—On June 11, at Marylebone Church, by the father of the bride, assisted by Dr. Luckock, Canon of Ely, and the Rev. E. B. Ottley, the Rev. G. R. Mullens, M.A., eldest son of the Rev. R. H. Mullens of East Woodhay, Hants, to Ethel Mary, eldest daughter of the Bishop Coadjutor of London for Northern and Central Europe, of Walsham Hall, Bury St. Edmunds, and Blandford Square, Regent’s Park.
PASCOE—CONQUEST—On June 11, at St. Cuthbert’s Church, Bedford, by the Rev. J. D. Williams, M.A., vicar of Bottisham, Cambs., assisted by the Rev. A. C. Downes, M.A., Rector of St. Cuthbert’s, Robert Martin Pascoe, of Bowdon, Cheshire, and King William’s Town, to Edith Marion, daughter of J. C. Conquest, of Westlands, Bedford.

DEATHS

ALLEN—On May 13, at Durban, Natal, William Bird, only son of Alfred Bird Allen, H.M. Commissariat Department (Retired List.)
BLAND—On Nov. 4, 1889, at Krugersdorp, struck dead by lightning, John Bazalgette William, elder son of James Fox Bland, Lieut.-Colonel, late H.M.’s 76th Regt., and his wife, Frances Sarah, nee Bazalgette.
DUNCAN—On Sunday morning, the 18th May, at her residence, The Glen, Currie Road, Berea, Durban, Mary Ann, widow of the late Geo. W. Duncan, Esq., and only daughter of the late Colonel Tennison, R.E.

28 June 1890

BIRTHS

BOURDILLON—On May 30, at Bloemfontein, the wife of Edmund Bourdillon, Esq., of a son.
PIGOT-MOODIE—On May 30, at Westbrooke, Rondebosch, the wife of G. Pigot-Moodie, of a son.

DEATH

BROOKE—On the 22nd May, at King William’s Town, of croop, Edmund Henry Brooke, second son and only surviving child of Henry C. Litchfield, C.E., aged five years and five months.

Mr. W. Taylor recently committed suicide in his bedroom, near Government Square, Johannesburg, by shooting himself with a revolver held so close to his right breast, that his shirt was burnt. He was found next morning lying against his bed quite dead. There appears to be no good cause for this rash act, unless it is a case of “cherchez la femme.” Mr. Taylor was a mechanical engineer, and had everything packed in his portmanteau, as he intended taking a holiday trip. About £60 in gold was found in his portmanteau.

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