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Subject: [ZA-IB] Queenstown Free Press (Oct 1897)
Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2011 08:03:16 -0800 (PST)
Transcribed from the original papers at the Queenstown Library.
Friday, October 1 1897
Birth.- Queenstown, on the 25th September, 1897, the wife of Charles E. LISTER,
of a daughter.
Friday, October 8 1897
A Divorce case – ENGELBRECHT vs. ENGELBRECHT
Mr HAYTON, who was for the plaintiff, said it was an action for divorce on the
ground of adultery with some person unknown. The marriage took place on 31st
October, 1892, and since January, 1893 she had not returned. For the last two
years she had been living on a farm, and about twelve months ago she was
delivered of child, of which plaintiff was not the father.
Hermanus Johannes Stephanus ENGELBRECHT said he lived at a farm in this
district. He was married to the defendant on 31st October, 1892, by the Rev SP
NAUDE at the Dutch Reformed Church, Queenstown. The witnesses were OA STARK and
JW PRETORIUS, who signed the register. They lived after the marriage for three
weeks on fairly good terms, and then his wife left him. She did not say
anything, and left without his consent. He went to look for her, and found her
at Whittlesea. He asked her to come back, and she refused. Later on she was
persuaded to do so, Mr VAN HEERDEN speaking to her. She stayed a couple of
months, until Jan 1893. During that time, she went about, and he remonstrated
her. She said she would have nothing to do with him, and in Jan 1893 she left
him. She went to her parents, and he saw her there. He wanted her to go back,
but she refused, and she went to a man who had married her sister. He went
there, and she would not return. He had heard a report of her later on, and
decided to bring this action. If she had had a child in the last two years he
was not the father of it.
Rev SP NAUDE produced the original marriage register, showing the plaintiff and
defendant were married on 31st October, 1892.
Henry Johannes DE WET said he lived at Whittlesea. He knew the plaintiff and
defendant, and remembered their marriage. He knew Mrs ENGELBRECHT left her
husband shortly after, and that she was now living at DE LANGE’s house. He knew
she had a child, a boy, and first saw it about eight months ago. He had often
seen her suckling the child. He had to go past the house over a footbridge,
constantly saw her. He never saw the plaintiff there, except once in 1893.
Andries Jacobus VENTER said he lived at the farm Harrison, Whittlesea. He was
the brother of the defendant, and remembered her being married. She left her
husband, and for the last four years she had not lived with him. He had seen
her with a child at Harrison. She came with a baby, which was now about
fourteen months old, when she returned from Cathcart, a little over a year ago.
He never spoke to her about the child. They had tried to reconcile defendant to
her husband, but all she said was that she did not like him.
The defendant mad no appearance, and she was not represented.
His lordship granted a divorce.
Tuesday, October 12 1897
Died,- On the 6th instant, at Sterkstroom, at the residence of his
brother-in-law, T. DIGGEDEN, Private Walter Ruben Shurkly Eva ARNOLD, of the
Cape Police, late of Whittlesea, aged 21 years and 10 months. Engaged in the
Langberg Expedition. Succumbed to malarial fever.
Friday, October 15 1897
Birth,- At Queenstown, on 30th September, 1897, the wife of Mr JG FROST, of
Upper Zwaart Kei, of a daughter.
Birth,- At Queenstown, on the 11th October, 1897, Mrs. T. DARKE, of a Son.
Birth,- At Sunnyside, Queen’s Town, on the 9th inst., the wife of Geo. DASHWOOD,
of a Daughter.
Friday, October 22, 1897
Notice is hereby given that I intend applying for a certified Copy of the Deed
of Transfer mad on the 9th day of December, 1884, by William Frederick DE WET,
in his capacity as Executor Dative in the Estate of the late Petrus Johannes DE
WET, and also Executor Testamentary in the Estate of the late Cornelia Aletta DE
WET (born PRINSLOO) in favour of Johannes Gerhardus DE WET, whereby certain One
Twelfth share of and in the perpetual Quitrent place called “Haasfontein Mond”
situate in the division of Queenstown formerly Cradock in the Field Cornetcy of
Klaas Smits River.
Measuring Three Thousand Nine Hundred and Two (3902) Morgen and Three Hundred
(300) Square Roods was conveyed. And all persons claiming to have any
objections to the issue of such copy are hereby required to lodge the same, in
writing, with the Registrar of Deeds in Cape Town, within fourteen days from the
publication of this Notice.
Dated at Cape Town, this 16th day of October, 1897
Tuesday, October 26, 1897
Holy Trinity Church was well-filled yesterday morning, when Miss Marion Clare,
third daughter of the late Capt. RORKE, of the o?? Emperial C.M.R., was united
in the bonds of holy matrimony to George Orlando NEWEY (of the Public Works
Department) eldest son of Mr George NEWEY, Chief Inspector of Public Works. The
bride was given away by Mr WM EUSTACE, A.R.M. Mr AJ CAMPBELL acted as best man,
and the nuptial knot was tied by the Rev BE HOLMES, M.A., R.D....
Friday, October 29, 1897
SPENCER.-PATTERSON.- On Oct 22nd, at the residence of Mr FULTON, Queenstown, by
the Rev. J.P. RITCHIE, Mr. Thomas SPENCER, youngest son of the late Mr. Joseph
SPENCER, Birmingham, England, to Miss Isabella PATTERSON, of Glasgow.
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