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From: Ray Forsberg <>
Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] Fw: Queenstown Free Press (Apr & May 1895)
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 19:17:13 +1000
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Hi List,

Does anyone know who this Mr. Jeffrey was? Also, any idea who his
"better half" may have been?



On 19 April 2011 04:44, Sunelia Heath <> wrote:
> Hallo :-)
> Friday, April 19, 1895
> Wedding
> On Wednesday afternoon a very pretty ceremony took place in the Wesley Church.
> The occasion being the marriage of Mr. F.J. MALLETT, son of the late Mr. C.
> MALLETT, to Miss DUGMORE, eldest daughter of Mr. H. DUGMORE, Whittlesea. ..
> The Rev. T. SPARGO, Hilton, tied the nuptial knot;  and he was assisted by the
> Rev. H.H. DUGMORE, the grand-father of the bride.  The bride was given away by
> her father, Mr. H. DUGMORE....
> Friday, April 26, 1895
> Married.- WYLDE-HARVEY.-  At Tylden, on April 17th, by the Rev. C. PARNELL,
> Edward Frederic, eldest son of F.W.K. WYLDE, Esq., of Stutterheim, to Nora,
> second daughter of the late Inspector E. HARVEY, C.P.
> Fell asleep,- At Queenstowon on Saturday, 20th April, Daisy, beloved daughter of
> David Moir PATON, late of London , England , aged 13 years and 6 months.
> Friday, May 3, 1895
> Married,-  At Hilton, by the Rev. SPARGO, on the 25th April, Wm. Edwin, eldest
> son of Wm. BARTLETT, Esq., of The Retreat, District Cathcart, to Rosa, youngest
> daughter of the Hon. Thos. BROWN, of Guilford, Queenstown District.
> Tuesday, May 14, 1895
> Birth,-  At “Cosy Nook,”  Queen’s Town, on the 7th May, 1895 , the wife of
> C.E.S. BESTALL. J.P., of Ida, Xalanga, of a Daughter.
> Tuesday, May 21, 1895
> CURNICK-START.-  Married in “The Thanksgiving Church,” Mount Arthur, on
> Thursday, May 16th, 1895, by the father of the bride, assisted by the Rev. D.B.
> DAVIES, Rev. Theo. R. CURNICK, of Butterworth, to Margaret Ann START, second
> daughter of the Rev. Joseph START, of Mount Arthur.
> Friday, May 24, 1895
> Wedding at Mount Arthur .
> A very pretty and attractive wedding was solemnized at Mount Arthur last
> Thursday the 16th inst., the parties inter..ed being that very popular young
> lady Miss (Maggie) START, daughter of the resident Missionary, and that equally
> popular young Missionary the Rev. T.R. CURNICK, of Butterworth;...
> Tuesday, May 28, 1895
> Birth,-  At Queenstown, on May 26th, the wife of W. McKNIGHT, Esq., of a son.
> Died,-  On May 21st, at Cathcart Rd , Queenstown, Laures Bendtin Jensen LARSEN,
> aged 24 years and 7 months.
> Death.-  AHLFELDT.-  At Port Elizabeth on the 23 May, 1895 , very suddenly of
> heart disease, Charles Eugene AHLFELDT, aged 38, younger brother of Frederick
> Carl and Claude AHLFELDT.
> Friday, May 31, 1895
> Fifty years of Matrimonial Felicity.
> Mr. And Mrs. JEFFREY of Kamastone celebrating their Golden Wedding.
> A very interesting ceremony took place at Kamastone on Saturday last (May 25th)
> when Mr. And Mrs. JEFFREY celebrated the 50th anniversary of their wedding day.
> The respected and happy couple were the recipients of a great number of
> congratulatory messages during the course of the day.  Three sons, two
> daughters, and 15 grand-children were present;  and altogether, about 30 adults,
> mostly relatives, sat down to dinner on this memorable occasion.  The Rev. C.K.
> HODGES presided, and during the course of the preedings spoke with respect,
> admiration, and affection, of Mr. JEFFREY’s and his estimiable partner’s many
> sterling qualities.  Mr. Purdon JEFFREY very ably and very touchingly, proposed
> the healths of the bride and bridegroom of half a hundred years ago, and paid a
> filial and beautiful tribute to the consistency, the integrity, the nobility of
> his parents’ private, as well as public life.  We learn that Mr. JEFFREY was
> appointed to Kamastone some forty years ago, as assistant to the Rev. W.
> SHEPSTONE, in his mission work;  but after some time, the Government recognising
> his great abilities and sterling character, promoted him to the position of
> Superintendent of natives;  the arduons duties of which post he honourably
> discharged until about a year ago, when he retired on a pension, honoured and
> respected by all who had been associated with him.  The only note of regret in
> the whole proceedings was that Mr. JEFFREY had been in indifferent health for
> some time past, and fears were entertained that he would not be able to take any
> part in the interesting ceremony of Saturday last.  Fortunately however, these
> fears proved groundless, and in responding to the toast of the bride and
> bridegroom of half a century ago, Mr. JEFFREY fulfilled a promise made some time
> previously to the Rev. C.K. HODGES, and told the story of his love, this was
> listened to with rapt attention by all present;  but more especially by the
> younger portion;  the conclusion arrived at, however, was, that love making was
> pretty much the same delightful kind of experience, whether passed through in
> the forties, the seventies or nineties.   There were many flashed of humour in
> Mr. JEFFREY’s reply but when he told us of his early extravagance in squandering
> his earnings on penny cigars – one per diem – we wondered that he had lived to
> tell the tale.  We very sincerely join Mr. JEFFREY’s numerous well-wishers in
> congratulating his better half and himself upon their lovely and happy union,
> and unite in the oft expressed prayer that they may be spared to each other for
> many years to come, that their days may be long in the hand;  and that the
> blessings besought for their closing years, may be multiplied a hundredfold.
> Kind regards
> Sunelia Heath
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