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From: "Barrie Hudson" <>
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 17:58:59 -0000
Hello, everyone! As an elderly novice to the world of computers, this is my first attempt to use the medium to try to find out about, even make contact with, descendents of my great-aunt who emigrated from Yorkshire, England to South Africa about 100 years ago. Her maiden name was MARTHA ALICE DRIVER, born in Yorkshire in 1867. She married RICHARD (generally known, I believe, as DICK) BENTLEY and they emigrated to South Africa around 1900. I believe he was employed in the diamond mines in the Johannesburg area and at some time worked as a prison warder in Pretoria. I believe they had three South African born children (RENE BENTLEY: HAROLD BENTLEY and RICHARD BENTLEY) all of whom would now be South African "senior citizens" if, indeed, they still survive. I believe that they subsequently married and had families but I have no information about them. If anyone can provide me with any information about any of these people, I really shall be most grateful.