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From: "Tombi Peck" <>
Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] Queenstown Free Press (Jan 1897)
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 04:04:50 -0000
The Fullers are a large and complex family; you'll probably be able to sort
them out better if you look to see the information on 1820settlers.com.
The William FULLER who died in 1897 was the eldest son of George FULLER born
117 Feb 1816 at Stratford, Essex he died 6 May 1894 at the Cape of Good Hope
and his first wife Margaret ROBERTSON. George had emigrated to the Cape in
Dixon's Party with his parents Henry FULLER and Susannah PARROTT in Dixon's
Party on board the Ocean. His wife Margaret was Scottish born about 1814 in
Edinburgh. She died on the 11th March 1856 at Wellington Farm, Queenstown,
Eastern Cape of Good Hope. I don't have the information about how or when
Margaret ROBERTSON emigrated to the Cape (neither does 1820settlers.com.
Does anyone on the list have the information about when Margaret ROBERTSON
emigrated to the Cape; I would be very interested to know.
They had 7 children, William, Susannah, John, Charles, Richard, Margaret and
Jennett (Jessie) FULLER. The only one of this group I have married is the
There was a second wife for George, Jacoba Elizabeth SCHEEPERS born 1821 at
the Cape of Good Hope who died in 1886. I don't have any children for her.
William was born in May 1827 and died as we now know on the 14th January
1897. He was a farmer who belonged to a Masonic Lodge.
I hope this helps. I had copied the error made by the person from whom I
originally got this information I had his occupation as a mason NOT that he
was a farmer who belonged to a Masonic Lodge!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ray Forsberg" <>
Sent: Friday, January 21, 2011 2:22 AM
Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] Queenstown Free Press (Jan 1897)
> Hi Sunelia,
> Thanks so much for your work - I have Rupert Palmer, but had not idea
> of the sad circumstances of his death.
> I also have the Fullers, but not this William Fuller, who must have
> been born in 1837/38 if he died at 59 years 8 months in 1897; I have
> a William b. 1822, s.o. Henry Fuller and Susannah Parrott, who also
> had a brother named John. Can anyone shed some light on this?
> On 21 January 2011 10:21, Tombi Peck <> wrote:
>> Wow Sunelia.....
>> That kept me busy!
>> I certainly was able to fill in a number of missing facts plus a couple
>> stories to boot!
>> As I've said before you are a little treasure!!
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Sunelia Heath" <>
>> To: "Eastern Cape List" <>;
>> Immigrants" <>
>> Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:25 PM
>> Subject: [ZA-EC] Queenstown Free Press (Jan 1897)
>>> Hallo :-)
>>> Transcribed from the original papers in the Queenstown Library.
>>> Tuesday, January 5, 1897
>>> In Memoriam
>>> Died at Aliwal North on Tuesday, December 29th, after a long and weary
>>> suffering, Merton Lane SEAR, Aged 32. Solicitor, late of Queenstown and
>>> Westgate-on-Sea, Kent...
>>> Died.- On the 22nd of December, 1896, Rupert Palmer, third and beloved
>>> William and Eleanor BARNES, of Oxkraal Drift, Whittlesea, aged 10 years
>>> and 8
>>> Died.- In the Hospital, at Johannesburg, from fever, on the 2nd
>>> Stanley, eldest son of Mr. And mrs. G. SAUNDERS, of Ida, Xalanga, aged
>>> and 9 months...
>>> Sad Accident
>>> Late on the evening of Tuesday 22nd December, while the wagon of Mr C
>>> BARNES was
>>> going from Queenstown to Hackney, Master Rupert BARNES aged 11 a son of
>>> William BARNES, Ox Kraal Drift, accidentally fell from the wagon, near
>>> River and was killed. One of the wheels had gone over him. ..
>>> The funeral took place at Whittlesea on Thursday and was largely
>>> Rev SPARGO, HILTON and Rev Jones HACKNEY were the officiating clergymen
>>> chapel and graveyard.
>>> Friday, January 8, 1897
>>> Notice to Creditors and Debtors.
>>> In the Estate of the late Charles Alfred LARTER, of Buffels Doorns, in
>>> district of Lady Frere...
>>> Birth,- At Queenstown, on 1st January, 1897, the wife of W.J. LOGAN, of
>>> Tuesday, January 12, 1897
>>> Sad Accident
>>> On Sunday wee, intelligence was received at Indwe of a sad accident.
>>> morning a bright little lad, Jeff, the only son of Mr and Mrs Harry
>>> TURNER, was taken for a drive by his mother. As returning, a whilst
>>> crossing a
>>> bad rut close to Mr M COGHLAN’s farm, he jumped from his seat, which was
>>> next to
>>> the driver, for the purpose of whipping the wheelers with a small
>>> he had
>>> in his hand. At that moment, the cart went into the rut, and he was
>>> the wheel passing over him Mrs TURNER jumped out, picked up the poor
>>> fellow, who did shortly after. On reaching home, the cart was met by the
>>> father, who had a terrible shock when he received the dead body of his
>>> son. The
>>> parents decided to inter the remains at Dordrecht, and at six on Monday
>>> there assembled in the neighbourhood of their residence a large and
>>> representative gathering, forming into procession to the station. The
>>> at Dordrecht, notwithstanding the heavy rain that fell, was numerously
>>> amongst those present being the Mayor.
>>> Friday, January 15, 1897
>>> Destitute Child
>>> Whereas a European Lad named Herbert PATCHING, about 13 years of age,
>>> brought to this office in a state of destitution, notice is hereby given
>>> unless the said Herbert PATCHING is claimed within six weeks from this
>>> date by
>>> some relative or friend, able and willing to maintain him, he will be
>>> apprenticed according to the law.
>>> J.T. WYLDE
>>> Resident Magistrate.
>>> Resident Magistrate’s Office, Queenstown, 16th Dec., 1896.
>>> Tuesday, January 19, 1897
>>> Notice to Creditors and Debtors
>>> In the Estate of the late Au jir Brock PARKER, of Queenstown...
>>> The late Mr. W. FULLER
>>> We regret to have to record the death of Mr. W. FULLER, of Clapton,
>>> River. The deceased, who was 59 years of age, had lived on the farm for
>>> years, and was well-known in Queenstown and King. He had been
>>> not feeling well for some time, and on Wednesday he lay down, and had a
>>> called in, unfortunately when it was too late, death taking place about
>>> o’clock on Thursday morning. The funeral took place on Friday afternoon,
>>> his remains were interred in the English burial ground, in a grave
>>> that of his brother John. The deceased was a mason, one of the oldest
>>> of the Star in the East Lodge, and a goodly number of its members
>>> obsequies? To pay their last token of respect to the memory of their
>>> brother. Members of the family followed the remains to their last
>>> place, including Mr. P.D. BERTRAM from East London...
>>> Friday, January 22, 1897
>>> Died,- At his residence, Clapton Farm, Thomas River, district Cathcart,
>>> 14th day of January 1897, William FULLER, aged 59 years and 8 months...
>>> Friday, January 29, 1897
>>> Estate of the late Abrama Lodevica Charlotta LOMBARD (born PRETORIUS) of
>>> Kind regards
>>> Sunelia Heath
>>> Researching all Heath's in RSA
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