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From: Sunelia Heath <>
Subject: [ZA-EC] Queenstown Free Press (Nov 1895)
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2011 21:13:30 -0700 (PDT)

Hallo :-)

May you all have a Blessed Good Friday.

Friday, November 1, 1895
Birth,-  At Queenstown, on the 8th October, 1895, the wife of William J LOGAN,
of a Daughter.
Birth,-  At Queenstown, on the 18th October, 1895, the wife of Mr. W.J. WIGGILL
of a Son.
Married,-  At Wesley Church, Queenstown, on October 29th, 1895, by the Rev. C.K.
HODGES, Frank Edwin HOWARD to Mary Ann Elizabeth JOHNSON.
An Editor’s Suicide.
On Monday last Mr. KLEINPENNING, editor of “Ons Land,” shot himself at the Sea
Point Hotel near Capetown.
In Memoriam
In loving memory of Emmie, beloved wife of Richard Browne FARLEY, who died at
Sterkstroom November 4th, 1894.
Died,- At Queenstown, South Africa, Thursday, October 31st 1895, Emma, wife of
Robert CROOK.
Gone Over.-  We regret to record the death of Mrs BERTRAM, an old Queenstown
resident.  The deceased lady was related by marriage to Mr AD WEBB of this
town.  The funeral on Sunday ws attended by a representative procession of
townsmen.  Another old resident has passed away in the person of Mrs CROOK who
died on Thursday last at her residence, Cathcart-square, mourned by a large
circle of friends.
Friday, November 15, 1895
    Birth.-  At Queenstown on the 10th November, 1895, the Wife of A.C.
STEPHENSON, of a Daughter.
MALLETT-HILDER.- Married in Wesley Church, Queenstown, Cape Colony, on the 13th
November, 1895, Thomas Henry MALLETT, of Tarkastad, to Agnes Hannah HILDER, of
Witrigg Bromley, Kent, England.  No cards.
Killed by Lightning,-  During a lightning storm at Pilgrim’s Rest, one white
man, six natives, and three oxen were struck dead.  The white man who was named
WELLS, was a timber-cutter.  He leaves a widow and three children.  It is
believed WELLS must have died from the shock.  There were no marks on the body
and at the time of the fatality the deceased was standing under an iron verandah
holding on an iron verandah post.
A brilliant and distinguished company gathered at Wesley church on Wednesday
afternoon the occasion being the marriage of Mr T.H. MALLETT, of Tarkastad, son
of the late Mr Charles MALLETT of Queenstown, and Miss Agnes Hannah HILDER,
daughter of Mr W HILDER, of Bromley, Kent, England, and niece of Mr A MORUM and
Mr S MORUM.  The bride was given away by her uncle Mr A MORUM and was attended
by two bridesmaids, Miss MORUM, daughter of Mr S MORUM, and Miss L MALLETT,
sister of the bridegroom, and two flower girls, Miss Blanche MORUM, daughter of
Mr S MORUM, and Miss May MALLETT, niece of the bridegroom. The happy bridegroom
was attended by Mr Arthur MORUM as bestman and Mr B DUGMORE as groomsman.  The
ceremony was performed by the Rev. P TEARLE...
Tuesday, November 19, 1895
Birth,-  At Queenstown on the 10th November, 1895, the Wife of A.C. STEPHENSON,
of a Daughter.
PHILIP,- On the 8th November, at Stellenbosch, the wife of H.J. PHILIP, of a
Tuesday, November 19, 1895
Tuesday, November 19, 1895
Missing.-  Persons in possession of any information concerning the
undermentioned missing people are requested to communicate without delay with
the Colonial Office:  -William A McDOWALL, relations of.  Supposed to be
residing in this Colony.  Abraham BUTHERFORD:  left Ireland some considerable
time ago for South Africa.  Benjamin MENKMAN (estate of);  said to have left
England for Cape Colony fifty-four years ago., and to have died about a year
ago;  was a sailor apprentice.  JJ BUETSEGGER or BUCHEGGER, who is said to have
resided in Plein-street, Capetown, about two years ago.
Friday, November 22, 1895
Birth.-  At Ncuncusa, on the 15th November, the wife of R.U. LLOYD, of a Son.
Died,- At Queenstown, on 14th inst., Margaret Annie, wife of Michael ALMOND, at
the age of 39 years.
Tuesday, November 26, 1895
Birth,-  At Imvani, on the 23rd November, 1895, the wife of E.A. COGILL, a Son.
Tuesday, November 26, 1895
The Late Mr. HEATLIE
Few beyond the close friends and relatives of the Hon Thomas TENNANT HEATLIE can
have been at all prepared for the news of his death.  But lung complications
make swift conquest of even the most robust and powerful.  Mr HEATLIE was the
last survivor of three sons of the founder of the family in this country, Thomas
HEATLIE.  He was thus first cousin to the poet Thomas PRINGLE, who’s mother was
a HAITLIE (that is the Scottish mode of spelling the name), and through his
mother he was grandson of the once well-known remarkable Commandant VAN NIEKERK,
of Blaauwblommetjieskloof, the terror of evil-doers, the reformer of criminals. 
The late Mr HEATLIE’s father was a cavalry officer.  He landed with his regiment
(the 21st or 27th Light Dragoons) from the Elphinstone expedition in 1895,
stayed at the Cape till the British occupation ceased in 1803, returned later,
and as a private gentleman acquired, according to the deed in the
Surveyor-General’s Office, from Colonel WW BIRD, the Colonial Secretary, the
quitrent farm of Groenfontein, in what is now the Malmesbury district, 26th
March, 1819, The year previous, January, 1818, he leased for twenty-eight year
the farm Alexandersfontein.   It was given in freehold to one DENYSSEN... 
Married after to one of Commandant NIEKERK’s daughter’s he had by her three sons
and several daughters, and Mrs UPTON and Miss HEATLIE are now the only
survivors.  These like the father were individuals with great force of
character...  Resolute in character, hard in physique, energetic to a degree,
intelligently industrious, a devoted, tender, gentle husband, and ever-kind and
indulgent father, and as a friend, as true as steel.  It was his misfortune to
loose his parents at an early age and to wrestle with Dame Fortune fiercely for
years.  Meanwhile in spite of many necessities and with the aid of a noble wife,
he built up a competency.  Then when ease should be looked for, faithfulness to
a friend, an unfaithfulness to him by that friend’s kinsmen, swept all from him
and his children, and life had to be begun anew.  Bravehearted he faced to
position, and slaved till he not alone regained his former station, but was able
in his later years to well provide for his sons as they came on in life, and
some of them were able to relieve him of business management.  Brought up from
his youth with a passion for, and amongst horses, and possessed of all the
daring of his father he became one of the most dexterous of men in dealing with
our unbroken horses this country has ever had.    His knowledge of horses, like
his trade in them for years, was unequalled.  There was not one that he would
not master.  Fingers and thumbs, wrists, arms, and legs, as well as ribs, by
their scars and fractures testified to the severity of his experience with
them.  During the M..ny the Indian Government established a remount agency
here.  It was in close communication with the HEATLIES, but owing to some
unsatisfactory proposals which it made to him, troop after troop of horses which
he sent in was rejected, and less efficient ones were taken at the regulation
price.  All at once the entire supply was stopped:  not a horse could be had. 
Then it was discovered that Mr HEATLIE held every available animal.  The agency
would not budge.  It did not dare to tell the truth.  HEATLIE was silent Feeling
that he had been insulted by the proposals made to him, he remained inexorable. 
He would not yield.  Friend intervened;  the situation of the agency became
critical;  neither side would give way.  At last, troops of horses were sent
forward with rapidity by the agency, but whence they came no one then could
tell.  No one, however, could be had for less than £10 a head above the
regulation price. 

Many were the dealers which netted their clear £1,000 each on a troop.  Then it
was discovered that these were all the horses which the agency had rejected
before when Mr HEATLIE sent them up.  The profits on the extra charge went into
other pockets.  HEATLIE was avenged.
In more recent years Mr HEATLIE gave his attention, with the help of his sons,
to the production of the now celebrated Prize Brandy.  In this produce he has
bequeathed to the Colony a manufacture absolute free from fusel oil.  He has
also done something for the farmers and the meat-eater.  He introduced the first
prize-bred black-headed, broad, short, fattailed, long-legged, Persian sheep,
and only at his farm, Glen HEATLIE, could they, until comparatively lately, be
found in the Colony.  Now they are in the Midlands, and notably at Wood’s near
For eighteen years Mr HEATLIE represented the North-western Circle in the
Legislative Council, on each election being sent in at the head of the poll... 
From childhood he was a martyr to bronchitis.  It drew him more than once to the
edge of the grave.  On his return from Johannesburg he seemed all right, but a
few days ago lung troubles in the shape of pneumonia, set in, attacking an
already predisposed victim.  This associated with the bronchitis, made the
struggle for recovery a hard one.  The doctors soon had reason to fear the
worst, and their fears were realised but too sadly, as mentioned at the
beginning of the notes.
Mr HEATLIE was married to Miss BEETON eldest daughter of Mrs BEETON, better
known to the present generation as the venerable and widely-esteemed Mrs.
GRAHAM, who is still in Cape Town.  By their marriage there are ten sons and one
daughter still living.  Among the former are Mr Arthur HEATLIE, C.E. the
Cambridge University champion diver, captain and stroke of one of the famous
crews there;  Mr Barry HEATLIE, the first amateur football forward in South
Africa;  Sydney Herbert, and Thomas (the youngest of all), who are also well
known at the leather;  the Messrs Henry and William HEATLIE, at Storms Vlei, and
Messrs Charles and Noble HEATLIE, who work the farms... Mr HEATLIE was in the
sixty-seventh year of his age.
Death of Mr CJ PRICE.
We regret to have to record the death of Mr CJ PRICE of Tarkastad which took
place on Thursday last after a long illness.  The deceased was well known in the
district having been one of the most successful and enterprising farmer around
these parts.  He was also for some time a member of the Divisional Council of
Queenstown, but had to resign on account of ill health.  The deceased was a son
of the late Mr J PRICE of Bower Hope, near Tarkastad, and cousin of Mr W PRICE
and Mr GH PRICE, better known as the PRICE Brothers, auctioneers of this town.
A telegram was received on Sunday announcing the death of Mrs HENELMAN at Fort
Beaufort, sister to Mr JG WEBSTER of this district...
Friday, November 29, 1895
Birth.-  At Imvani, on the 23rd November, 1895, the wife of E.A. COGILL, of a
Birth-  At Ncuncusa, on the 15th November, the wife of R.U. LLOYD, of a Son.
Birth,-  At “Prairie Lodge,” Queenstown, on November 23rd, 1895, the wife of
W.B. SCOTT, of a Son.
Kind regards
Sunelia Heath

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