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From: "Becky Horne" <>
Subject: Re: [ZA-IB] FLETCHER
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2003 20:59:06 +0200
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Apologies for the slip. This is the only amendment.
Agnes Amelia +13.7.1862 aged 5 yrs 6 mths d.o. J.C. and C.F.C.
C.F.C. is not recorded in the new edition of the Old Grahamstown Cemetery
Sarah (NZ) has also queried a date for HEATH which has been incorrectly
recorded. Unfortunately the transcribers can only go by what they read, but
as Len Stratford has pointed out, even tombstones have been found to be
incorrect due to illiteracy of that era.
I'm not sure when Cemetery recordings will be done again. The ones that I am
transcribing from is dated 1996. The prior reading was done in the 1980's,
so a wild guess would be every 10 years or so.
I regard MI's as a guideline only. The DN is the best source to go by if you
wish to be precise. However, I have been admonished on that thought as well.
So now I'm always on the look-out for confirmers.
----- Original Message -----
From: Russell and Olivia <>
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2003 8:23 AM
Subject: Re: [ZA-IB] FLETCHER
> Dear Karen
> Please be cautious with these FLETCHERs. I suspect that there were two
> separate families inthe area at the time. Firstly the children of William
> FLETCHER 1779-1831 who married Maria DARVILL 1794-1857. She was the widow
> William HARDEN, 1820 settler.
> The other set of FLETCHERs appear to arise from William Augustus.
> Regarding the MI transcriptions, I think that there are errors in the
> original transcriptions, as well as Becky's transcription of the
> Becky's "CEC" should be "CFC". If you search NAAIRS for the Grahamstown
> Cemetery information, what is interesting is that the parents of Jean
> FLETCHER are also given as J.C. and C.F.C. Now these births are separated
> 43 and 45 years respectively, which is highly unlikely.
> Now the only candidates that fit the bill as parents are John Charles
> FLETCHER 1866-1947 and Catherine Frere Cron WRIGHT 1881-1962. Obviously
> could not have produced Agnes Amelia and Fanny Emily so early.
> What we need is someone on the ground in Grahamstown to double check the
> cemetery inscriptions.
> Regarding E.E.DOLD, Elizabeth Emma DOLD 1845-1928 was the eighth daughter
> John Matthews DOLD 1797-1845 and Bennetta Sarah WITHERIDGE 1807-1876.
> > > Agnes Amelia +13.7.1862 aged 5 yrs 6 mths d.o. J.C. and C.E.C.
> > > Fanny Emily +13.7.1862 aged 7 yrs 6 mths d.o. J.C. and C.F.C.
> > Pure guesswork, but perhaps worth a look is that there is a Connolly
> > perhaps the C above is for Connolly?
> > > Alice Louisa Frank +4.11.1866 aged 1 yr 7 mths
> > This is most likely daughter of Louisa Emme Fletcher x unknown Frank.
> > would fit well
> > > née DOLD Emma *25.11.1845 +16.12.1928 w.o. Fred W.
> > Thanks for this as I only had her as E. E. Dold. Perhaps someone has
> > parents for Emma above?? w/o Frederick William Fletcher
> > > Fred W. +14.12.1930 aged 86 h.o. Emma
> > > Jean Cron +2.6.1902 aged 8 mths 9 days
> > Sorry no idea who this is.
> > > Susanna Emma +3.4.1882 aged 61 yrs 3 mths w.o. W.A.
> > > William Augusta +31.5.1895 aged 80
> > Would be very interested to know if anyone has ever seen Emma Paxton
> > referred to as Susanna Emma before, or if anyone has a marriage record
> > can be more certain of the name
> > Thanks again for all the hard work Becky
> > Regards
> > Karen
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