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MRS. J. MABERLEY, 1895/6
Came with her husband, Dr. John Maberley, a surgeon, to Bulawayo. She was a
Dutch lady of good family, and with her husband and infant son went into the
laager. Information in a letter from Mr. S. Candler, dated 26/6/33 from
Rhodesia House, London, through Mrs. Jeannie Boggie. The Maberley's son,
John Frederick, was baptised in Bulawayo on 10/5/96. Information, Register
of Baptisms, 1894, Parish of St. John, Bulawayo.
MRS. VIOLET McAULIFFE, 1891
A trader's wife. She did not stay long in the country. Page 62 "Experiences
of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women" (Mrs. Boggie).
MRS. E. McCABE, 1896 or earlier
Neé "Tolae" Gordon. According to the Catholic Church, Bulawayo, Baptismal
Register, Mrs. McCabe had a son, Gordon, born on 3/10/96 and baptised by Fr.
A. M. Daignault on 15/11/96. Her husband was Mr. Edward McCabe.
MISS MACDONALD, 1894
This lady was a nurse at the Nurses' Home in Bulawayo, and according to the
Bulawayo Chronicle of 4/1/95, she was invited to the 1894/95 "Passing of the
Year" dance held by the Queen's Club in the Court-house.
MRS. A. McDONALD, 1893 or 1894
Neé Gertrude Wilkinson. Arrived with her husband, Angus McDonald, in 1893 or
1894. They had been married at Pilgrim's Rest, Eastern Transvaal. Her
daughter, Ellen, who became Mrs. Toshack, was born in Bulawayo in 1895, and
lived there for many years. Her mother, Mrs. E. J. Foster (previously Mrs.
Wilkinson) accompanied the McDonalds to Rhodesia. Information. Mr. A. M.
MRS. McDONALD, 1895
Neé Elizabeth Mary van Eden. Arrived with her father. On Roll of Women
MRS. MACDONALD, 1895
Neé Janet Lamb. Came up with her mother, Mrs. James Lamb, at the age of one
year, on a transport wagon. Was in the Salisbury laager in 1896. An account
of her being "swum across a river" is given on page 201 of "Experiences of
Rhodesia's Pioneer Women" (Mrs. Boggie). See also p. 203 of the same book.
Mrs. Macdonald lived for many years in Salisbury.
MRS. MACDONALD, 1894
Neé Jessie Kinnear. "Arrived with parents". On Roll of Women Pioneers. She
died in Salisbury 2/5/74.
MRS. McDONALD, 1895
Neé Sophia Agnese Fitt. Arrived in Salisbury with her mother and brothers,
via Beira. Was in the Salisbury laager in 1896. She died in Bulawayo in
1939. Information from Mrs. Grant, Bulawayo. On Roll of Women Pioneers.
MRS. MACDOUGALL, 1896
This lady was married in Bulawayo in August, 1896. Her husband was in
Salisbury in the early days and entered Matabeleland with the Salisbury
Column in 1893. Information, the Bulawayo Chronicle.
MRS. F. MACK, 1896 or earlier
Neé Minnie Florence Loder. Drowned at sea off the Normandy coast, 16/6/96,
aged 30 years. Her husband was Mr. Frank Mack. Information, the Deaths
Register, National Archives, Salisbury.
ANNIE MACKENZIE, 1863
Infant daughter of the Rev. John and Mrs. Mackenzie, who arrived at Inyati
Mission on 29/8/63 and left again in mid-February, 1864. Annie died at
Inyati in October, 1863, and was buried in the cemetery there, her grave
being the fourth to be made. Information, pp. 267-268 "The Far Interior", by
E. C. Tabler.
MRS. J. MACKENZIE, 1863
Came with her husband, Rev. John Mackenzie, to the Mission at Inyati, but
left again the next year. Their baby daughter, Annie, died and was buried in
the Inyati cemetery. Page 268 'The Far Interior", by E. C. Tabler, also p.
18 of Rev. A. J. Haile's "Brief History of the London Missionary Society".
MRS. F. McKINNON, 1894
Formerly Mrs. Purdy or Purdey. The Bulawayo Chronicle of 16/11/94 reported
that Jim, a Zulu, "went to Mrs. Purdy's at the Bulawayo Club and took away a
box. Not finding much in the box, he returned to the house, when he was
disturbed by Mrs. Purdy and absconded". The Rhodesia Weekly Review of 6/3/95
offered "our heartiest congratulations to Mr. F. McKinnon and Mrs. Purdey,
who were married by special licence by the Rev. Archdeacon Upcher".
MRS. MACLACHLAN, 1896
Neé Fanny Hancorn Smith. Arrived by coach and was in the Bulawayo laager
during the rebellion. Information from herself, June 1957.
MRS. MACLACHLAN, 1896
Neé Muriel Maud Matthews. She was born in Salisbury just before the
rebellion and was in the laager there with her mother, Mrs. Alice Matthews.
Information from herself in letter dated 15/12/58. According to the
Cathedral, Salisbury, Baptismal Register No. I, Muriel Matthews was born on
11/2/96. Her father was Charles Joseph Matthews, an engineer. On Roll of
MRS. MACLEOD, 1894
Neé Agnes Kinnear. "Arrived with parents", March, 1894. On Roll of Women
EUPHEMIA McMASTER, 1869 or 1870
Euphemia, the small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom McMaster, was christened at
Inyati Mission. Her father was the well-known hunter. Information, p. 361
"The Far Interior" (Tabler).
MRS. T. McMASTER, 1869
. . . in 1869 Baines says, "The hunters were absent, but Mrs. McMaster and
the other ladies (no names) welcomed me" --- p. 160 "First Steps in
Civilizing Rhodesia" (Mrs. Boggie). Mrs. McMaster was a sister of Mrs.
George Wood. A member of the hunting party complained she cooked too many
rich dishes "like pies of fat game meat and plum puddings". P. 350 "The Far
Interior", by E. C. Tabler. Mrs. McMaster's husband, Tom, was a hunter. Her
mother was Mrs. Fraser.
MRS. C. A. McPHERSON, 1895
Neé Effie Scott. She was born on the road to Bulawayo in 1895 and was in the
laager there in 1896. Letter from herself dated 25/6/59 from Gwelo, in
answer to my advertisement.
MRS. McPHERSON, 1894
Neé Therreszrena Christina de Beer. Came to Melsetter. On Roll of Women
MRS. PEARL MACRAE, 1892
Arrived in Salisbury with her husband. They built the Albion Hotel in
Pioneer Street and were there for some years. She was musical and very
popular. Mrs. Macrae's second husband, whom she married during the Boer War,
was Mr. Somebody. Information from Mrs. Boggie.
MISS MADDEN, 1896 or earlier
Was in the Salisbury laager during the Mashona Rebellion. Page 203
"Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women" (Mrs. Boggie).
MRS. MADDOCKS, 1894
Neé Maud Dix. Came up to join her husband and was in the laager in Bulawayo
during the 1896 rebellion. Information by telephone from her daughter, Mrs.
AILEEN MAINWARING, 1896
Aileen Frederica Ellen Mainwaring was baptised on 31/10/96. She was the
daughter of Major Reginald and Mrs. "Murray" Mainwaring of Bulawayo.
Information, Register of Baptisms, 1894, Parish of St. John, Bulawayo.
MRS. R. MAINWARING, 1895 or earlier
Formerly Mrs. Harrison. She married Captain (later Major) Reginald
Mainwaring of the B.S.A. Company's Forces, in August, 1895. She wore at her
wedding "a costume of electric blue crepon with sleeves of flowered silk,
and a hat to match". Mr. P. B. Fletcher gave her away. The couple spent
their honeymoon at "the Bembezi". Information, the Bulawayo Chronicle,
MRS. MAKIN, 1894
This lady was invited to the Queen's Club "Passing of the Year" dance
(1894-95) in the Bulawayo Courthouse, according to the Bulawayo Chronicle
dated 4/1/95. In July, 1895, she was one of the workers at the St. John's
MRS. MARY MANN, 1895
The Bulawayo Chronicle of 9/11/95 reports that Mrs. Mann and her husband,
Mr. William Mann, who kept the Shashani Hotel and store, were attacked and
beaten in a most cruel manner by a storekeeper named Hanny and a farmer,
Krohun. Mrs. Mann was badly knocked on the head with a knobkerrie, but
survived to give evidence in court. According to Mrs. Black of Marula, a
Mrs. Mann with her husband and daughter, Mina, was in the Mangwe laager
during the rebellion.
MINA MANN, 1896, probably earlier
Mina and her mother and father were in the Mangwe laager during the
rebellion, according to Mrs. Black, Marula. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs.
William Mann who kept the Shashani Hotel and Store.
MISS MANSBERGH, 1893
Came as a nurse to the Umtali Hospital, travelling with a party of ladies,
part of the time with no white escort. P. 109 "Experiences of Rhodesia's
Pioneer Women" (Mrs. Boggie).
MRS. MANTHAY, 1895
Neé Annie Matilda James. Arrived by ox wagon from Johannesburg. On Roll of
MRS. MARAIS, 1895
Neé Catherina Lombard. Came with the Henry-Steyn Trek, bringing three
daughters, Annie, Catherina and Stephina. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards,
Chipinga, 27/6/57. P. 162 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia" (Olivier).
SISTER MARCELLA, 1895
Surname Deisenhofer. Letters from St. Dominic's Convent, Salisbury, dated
18/11/55 and 13/8/57.
ELSIE MARITZ, 1893 or earlier
Neé Catherina Maritz, aged 15, was baptised in Fort Victoria on 8/10/93,
according to the Baptismal Register of 1893 of the Dutch Reformed Church.
Elsie came from Harrismith.
MRS. MARITZ, 1892
Neé Elsie Margarietha Aletha Frederieka Stopforth. Arrived in Fort Victoria
with her husband and children. On Roll of Women Pioneers.
MRS. EUGENIE MARITZ, 1895
Neé Kok. On Roll of Women Pioneers.
MRS. J. S. MARITZ, 1896
Neé Eliza Mary Haines. Arrived with Archdeacon Upcher's party, 4/6/96, see
pp. 121-122 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women" by Jeannie M. Boggie.
On Roll of Women Pioneers. She married Mr. J. S. Maritz in December, 1896.
Information, the Rhodesia Advertiser, 18/12/96.
MRS. MARITZ, 1894
Neé Rosina Elizabeth Kok. Came up with the Martin Trek. Information from
Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/57. P. 78 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia"
MRS. MARITZ, 1895
Neé Susanna Johanna Kok. Arrived with her parents by ox wagon. On Roll of
EVA MARKHAM, 1896 or earlier
Eva Cecillia Markham died of malarial fever on 21/3/96 at Westward Ho Farm,
Melsetter, aged one year, six months. She was the daughter of Frederick
Edmond Markham and Elsia Elizabeth Markham. Information, the Deaths
Register, National Archives, Salisbury.
MRS. MARKHAM, 1895
Neé Katherina Ferreira. Arrived with the Henry-Steyn Trek. A Mrs. Markham
gave birth to a baby which died in the Umtali laager. P. 124 "Experiences of
Rhodesia's Pioneer Women" (Mrs. Boggie). On Roll of Women Pioneers.
MRS. MARRIOTT, 1891
Settled in the Mazoe district. Left the country on account of fever, but
returned later. A letter from Mr. Marshall Hole to Mrs. Boggie, dated
19/11/32, says: ". . . Mrs. Marriott had three daughters and two sons, and
was accompanied by an elderly lady, Miss Rubridge . . .". Her husband was
Henry Heath Marriott, and her daughter, Amy Agnes, became Mrs. E. T. Kenny.
Mr. Marriott had a farm in the Mazoe district. Information from the Rhodesia
Pioneers' and Early Settlers' Society.
MRS. G. MARTIN, 1878
Neé Maria Park Montgomery, daughter of Henry Martin Montgomery, the
pre-pioneer trader who came to Rhodesia in 1869. Maria married the trader
George Martin who had a store at Inyati, where Mrs. Martin died and was
buried in 1888. Information from Mr. L. R. Logan and Mrs Jessie Lovemore.
Mrs. Martin is mentioned in the diaries of the Jesuit missionaries as having
shown them kindness.
MRS. J. L. MARTIN, 1894
Neé Hester Elizabeth du Preez. Arrived with the Martin Trek. P. 79 "Many
Treks Made Rhodesia" by S. P. Olivier.
MRS. MARTINUS MARTIN, 1894
Neé Rosina Elizabeth du Preez. Wife of the leader of Martin's Trek. An
account of this trek is to be found on pp. 167-171 of Mrs. Boggie's
"Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women". See also p. 78 "Many Treks Made
MRS. MASSIE, 1894
Neé Lizzie Hewitt. She was "highly certificated in nursing and maternity
work" and supplied a great need in the first hospital in Umtali. P. 121
"Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women" (Mrs. Boggie).
MRS. MATTHEWS, 1895
Neé Alice Maud McDermot. Her daughter Muriel was born in Salisbury in
February, 1896, and they were both in the laager there during the rebellion.
Mrs. Matthews died during the 'flu epidemic of 1918, in Salisbury.
Information from her daughter, Mrs. McLachlan. Mr. Charles Joseph Matthews
was an engineer.
MRS. MATTHEWS, 1895
Neé Pyvelm, formerly Bertha Emilie Docheke, a widow. The registration of
this marriage is to be found in the National Archives, Salisbury. The
marriage took place in Bulawayo on 2/7/95. Mr. Matthews was a farmer.
MRS. MATTHEWS, 1896
Neé May Clarice Kneiser. Born in Salisbury, 11th August, 1896. Her father,
Henry Kneiser, was a member of the 1890 Column, and her mother, Sophia
Kneiser, arrived in 1891. On Roll of Women Pioneers.
MRS. MATTHYSEN, 1894
Neé Jacoba Magdaleina Meinges. Arrived 4/1/94 to join her husband. She came
by ox wagon and they lived on "Matabele" Wilson's farm, near Bulawayo. She
died in 1956, aged 95 years. Information from her daughter, Mrs. Titus. On
Roll of Women Pioneers.
CECILY MAUND, 1895
Cecily Elenora Niele Maund was born to Mrs. Elenora Maund in Salisbury on
12/4/95. Her father was Mr. Edward Arthur Maund. She was sponsored at her
baptism by Cecil J. Rhodes, Leander S. Jameson and Alice Pincham (?
partially illegible). Information, the Cathedral, Salisbury, Baptismal
Register, Vol. I, National Archives.
MRS. E. A. MAUND, 1894, probably earlier
Christian name Elenora. Her husband, Edward Arthur Maund, was very friendly
with Lobengula and first visited Matabeleland in 1885. He was involved in
the concession-seeking before the Occupation, and accompanied two Matabele
indunas to London to see Queen Victoria. The birth of Mrs. Maund's daughter,
Cecily, is recorded in Vol. I of the Cathedral, Salisbury, Baptismal
Register, now in the National Archives. Mrs. Maund was present at an
Assembly Ball at the Masonic Hall, Salisbury, on 7/9/94. Information, Mr. G.
MRS. MAYES, 1896
Neé Rose Dunn. Arrived by wagon. On Roll of Women Pioneers.
MRS. MEARS, 1892
Neé Harriet Madeline Moodie. Daughter of Thomas Moodie, leader of the trek.
Returned to the Transvaal and was joined there in 1902 by her sister, Sarah.
P. 160 "A Study in Pioneering: The Moodies of Melsetter", by Edmund H.
SISTER MECHTILD, 1895
Surname Wegmann. Dominican Order. Letters from the Convent, Salisbury, dated
18/11/55 and 13/8/57.
MRS. MEILANDT, 1893
Neé Kathleen Devereux Bagnall. On Roll of Women Pioneers.
GERTRUDE MEINTJES, 1895 or earlier
Gertrude Margaret Meintjes, aged 16, was baptised on 6/9/95, according to
the Dutch Reformed Church Baptismal Register, 1893. She came from
MRS. MEISTER, 1892
Neé Starke. Came with her husband, a member of the Berlin Mission Society.
They settled at Gutu, but she died of malaria two months after arrival, and
her husband died soon after. Information in letters from Miss Julia Heyman,
Fort Victoria, dated 13/11/55, and Mrs. T. Krause, Ermelo, Transvaal, dated
MRS. MELLETT, 1894
Neé Katharina Elizabeth du Plessis. Came to Melsetter. On Roll of Women
MRS. E. B. S. MERCER, 1895
Neé Annie Elizabeth Clarke. Arrived with her husband and family by
Zeederberg's coach in August, 1895. Mrs. Mercer died at Rondebosch in
October, 1947. Information from her son, Mr. V. S. B. Mercer, Salisbury, in
letter dated 2/10/57, replying to my advertisement. Mrs. Mercer's son, Colin
Cecil Beauchamp, was baptised on 16/2/96. Her husband, Edward Beauchamp
Singleton Mercer, was a broker in Bulawayo. Information, Register of
Baptisms, 1894, Parish of St. John, Bulawayo. On Roll of Women Pioneers.
MRS. MEREDITH, 1895 or earlier
Formerly Mrs. Rorke, neé Melina da Fonseca. Came up as a young girl and was
in the Bulawayo laager in 1896. Later she lived in London. Information from
Mrs. Trevelyn of the Chronicle, Bulawayo, who met Mrs. Meredith at Rhodesia
House in 1958.
MRS. MEYERS, 1896 or earlier
This lady was in the Bulawayo laager during the rebellion. Information from
a cutting from the Bulawayo Chronicle through Mrs. Cummins.
MRS. J. MEYERS, 1896 or earlier
Susanna Sears. Mrs. Meyers was murdered about 20/6/96 by the Mashona rebels
on the Umtali road, eight miles from Graham White's. Her husband, Jan
Meyers, and her two children were also murdered. Mrs. Meyers was 19 years
old. Information, the Death Register, Vol. III, National Archives,
SUSANNA MEYERS, 1896 or earlier
Susanna, aged about three, was murdered by Mashona rebels on the Umtali road
about 20/6/96, together with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jan Meyers.
MRS. MICHAELIS, 1894
Neé Clarice Leanora Cinamon. Arrived by ox wagon from Johannesburg with her
mother and family to join her father. Was in the Bulawayo laager during the
1896 Rebellion. She left about 1902 for Johannesburg, where she lived for
many years. Information from Mrs. Meyerson, Bulawayo, by telephone. On Roll
of Women Pioneers.
MISS MILES, 1895 or earlier
According to the Rhodesia Advertiser of 27/12/95, this lady had "come to
swell the resident population of Umtali". Information, National Archives.
MRS. PLAYER MILES, 1895 or earlier
Mrs. Miles was thanked by the Umtali Musical and Dramatic Club for the aid
she had rendered the club in connection with the production of "Trial by
Jury" in May, 1895. She is mentioned on p. 127 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's
Pioneer Women" (Mrs. Boggie), as having gone into the Umtali laager. Also
Umtali Advertiser, 10/6/95, National Archives.
MRS. F. W. MILL, 1896
Neé Martine Johanna Mehouse. The registration of her marriage is to be found
in the National Archives, Salisbury. The marriage took place in Bulawayo on
6/4/96. Mr. F. W. Mill was a steward.
MRS. MILLAR, 1894
Neé Bliss Annie Cumming. Came up with her parents and five sisters from
Johannesburg by ox wagon. Information from her niece, Mrs. Long, Bulawayo,
by telephone. On Roll of Women Pioneers.
MRS. MILLARD, 1893
Neé Zetta Doreen Hanson, came to Rhodesia for the first time in 1893,
accompanied by her sister and brothers. She and her sister left after a
while, but she returned later as Nursing Sister Millard and lived many years
in Umtali doing splendid work. In 1917 she was presented with a silver tea
set in recognition of her services to the Queen's appeal for socks. Mrs.
Millard celebrated her 80th birthday on 24/9/58. Information, The Herald,
Salisbury, 24/9/58, through Mrs. Honey.
MRS. MILLER, 1895 or earlier
This lady gave evidence at the inquest on Mrs. Helen Hudson Cook, who
committed suicide. The Bulawayo Chronicle, 12/5/95.
QUEENIE MILLS, 1896 or earlier
Queenie Wright Mills died of convulsions at her father's house in Fort
Street, Bulawayo, on 10/5/96. She was one year old. Her parents were Mr.
Robert Mills and Selima Wright Mills. Information, the Deaths Register, Vol.
III, National Archives.
MRS. ROBERT MILLS, 1896 or earlier
This lady is said to have come from Cape Town and to have been in the
Bulawayo laager during the rebellion. Letters from Mr. Lewis of Standerton,
dated 24/6/58 and 21/7/58.
MRS. MITCHELL, 1896, probably earlier
"A sumptuous supper had been prepared by that very able caterer, Mrs.
Mitchell, for guests at a fancy dress dance in the new Courthouse, Gwelo".
The Bulawayo Chronicle, 8/2/96.
MRS. MITCHELL, 1896
Neé Edith Rhodesia Hill. Was born in the Suburbs of Bulawayo and she and her
mother were carried into the laager by Dr. Vigne's orders during the
rebellion. Mrs. Mitchell later lived in Que Que. Information from her niece,
Mrs. Smith of Bulawayo. Also letter from Mrs. R. J. Bester, Que Que, dated
MRS. J. S. MOFFAT, 1859
Neé Emily Unwin. Came up with her husband, Rev. J. S. Moffat, when the
Mission station was founded at Inyati. She was one of the first two white
women to come to the country, and endured courageously the trials and
privations of the long wagon journey and the very early years in
Matabeleland. Mrs. Moffat's Journal and many of her letters are in the
National Archives. She left in 1865 and died at the Cape in 1902. A
description of her experiences is given on pp. 11-27 "First Steps in
Civilizing Rhodesia" (Mrs. Boggie).
MRS. MONTGOMERY, 1895
Neé Elizabeth Marina van Niekerk. Came with her father, Mr. "Ponty" van
Niekerk, and her mother. She and her three sisters, with their mother, were
in the Bulawayo laager during the rebellion. Information from her son, Mr.
T. A. Montgomery, Bulawayo, 1958.
MRS. G. MONTGOMERY, 1896
Neé Claudie Scott. Arrived prior to the 1896 rebellion. On Roll of Women
Pioneers. She became the second wife of Mr. G. C. C. Montgomery. Her husband
bought land in the Figtree area and she died there in 1923. Information from
Mr. L. R. Logan, Bulawayo.
MRS. G. C. C. MONTGOMERY, 1895
Neé Susanna Elizabeth Strydom. This lady was the first wife of Mr. George
Charles Coleman Montgomery, an 1884 pre-pioneer. During the Matabele
rebellion her husband tried to take her from their home at Semokwe to a
mission where she could be cared for during her third confinement. However,
the baby was born at a farm en route and Mrs. Montgomery died the next day,
27/5/96. She was buried "in what is now Special Native Area B of the Semokwe
Reserve, very close to the Semokwee River". Information from her grandson,
Mr. L. R. Logan, and from Mr. T. Culverwell, Native Agricultural Dept.,
through Mr. R. Summers, Bulawayo. On Roll of Women Pioneers. Mrs. Montgomery
was the mother of Margaret Elizabeth (Mrs. Whiteford), George Charles
Coleman Montgomery, and Susanna Elizabeth (Mrs. Logan).
MRS. MONTGOMERY, 1895
Neé Johanna Magdelena Kritzinger. Arrived with her parents from Vryheid on
1/1/95, having taken a year to do the journey on account of lions, locusts,
etc. Information from herself. On Roll of Women Pioneers.
MRS. DUNBAR MOODIE, 1892
Neé Sarah Maria Moodie. Eldest daughter of Thomas Moodie (leader of the
trek). She married her cousin, G. B. Dunbar Moodie at the house of Rev.
Sylvester at Fort Victoria, Mr. Sylvester performing the ceremony. The two
spent their honeymoon at Zimbabwe Ruins (the first couple to do so), living
in Cecil Rhodes' wagonette. See p. 135 "A Study in Pioneermg: The Moodies of
Melsetter", by Edmund H. Burrows.
MRS. J. B. MOODIE, 1893 or earlier
Christian names, Margaret Agnes. Mrs. Moodie bore a son, Richard, on 6/4/93.
Her husband, John Benjamin Moodie, was a farmer and their place of residence
was given- as Salisbury. Information, the Cathedral, Salisbury, Baptismal
Register, Vol. I, National Archives.
MRS. THOMAS MOODIE, 1892
Neé Cecilia Jacomina Roberts. Travelled up to Gazaland with her husband
(leader of the Moodie Trek), three daughters and seven sons. An interesting
account of the journey is given on pp. 152-157 "Experiences of Rhodesia's
Pioneer Women" (Mrs. Boggie). The story was written by one of Mrs. Moodie's
daughters, Mrs. Acutt. Mrs. Moodie was a very brave woman.
MRS. W. A. D. MOODIE, 1895 or earlier
The Rhodesia Advertiser of 27/12/95 stated that Mrs. W. A. D. Moodie and
family had "come to swell the resident population of Umtali". Information,
National Archives files.
MRS. J. J. MOOLMAN, 1895
Neé Maria Magdalena Ferriera. Came up with the Henry-Steyn Trek, which was
the last recognised trek to the Chipinga district. Information from Mrs. M.
Edwards, Chipinga. On Roll of Women Pioneers.
MRS. J. N. MOOLMAN, 1893
Neé Catharina Phyfer. Travelled up with the Webster-Moolman Trek, with two
daughters, Jurie and Lettie. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga,
14/10/55. P. 162 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia" (Olivier).
MRS. MOORCROFT, 1895
Neé Johanna van Niekerk. Arrived with her parents at Fort Victoria, October
1895. On Roll of Women Pioneers.
MRS. MORESBY-WHITE, 1891
Neé Nora King. Came up to join her husband. Was in the Bulawayo laager
during the rebellion. She never left Rhodesia and died in Bulawayo in 1949.
She was given a Pioneer funeral. Information from her son in Bulawayo, by
MRS. A. K. MORISSON, 1896 or earlier
Neé Maria Elizabeth Remer. Mrs. Morisson had a son, Murdoch, who was born on
22/10/96 and baptised by Fr. A. M. Daignault in December, 1896. Her husband
was Mr. Alexander Kenneth Morisson. Information, the Catholic Church,
Bulawayo, Baptismal Register.
MARIA MORITY, 1896 or earlier
Maria Elizabeth Mority, daughter of Hans and Maria Elizabeth Mority, died of
malaria and jaundice in Fort Victoria Hospital on 27/3/96. She was eight
years old. Information, the Deaths Register, Vol. III, National Archives.
MRS. A. L. R. MORKEL, 1896
Neé Alice Southey. Information taken from Mr. Morkel's application form for
joining the Pioneers' and Early Settlers' Society.
MRS. MORRIS, 1892
Neé Annie Zeffert. ". . . quite a leading figure in old Salisbury. Mrs.
Morris was a beautiful Jewess and a very charming and popular woman . . .
Mrs. Morris was drowned with her two sons, Leon and Sidney, in the wreck of
the Drummond Castle off Ushant in June, 1896 . . .". Extract from a letter
to Mrs. Boggie from Mr. Marshall Hole dated 14/8/32.
MRS. MORRISON, 1895
Formerly Mrs. Fred Dreyer, neé Alice van Niekerk. Came with her parents, the
"Ponty" van Niekerks. Lived in Rhodesia most of her life and died about
1948. She was in the laager during the rebellion. Information from her
nephew, Mr. T. A. Montgomery, Bulawayo.
MRS. MORRISON, 1894
Neé Irene Margaret Gradwell. Arrived with parents, 29/9/94. On Roll of Women
COUNTESS MOSKE, 1891
Came up to Bulawayo when Zeederberg's Coach Service was first started, in
company with Miss Albasini, who married Mr. Hazelhurst. Information from
Mrs. R. Cranswick, Salisbury, daughter of Mrs. Hazelhurst.
MRS. MOUNTEY, 1895 or earlier
Her husband was connected with the Moonie Creek Development Co. In November,
1895, Mr. and Mrs. Mountney rendered assistance to a man fatally injured in
a blasting accident. Information, the Bulawayo Chronicle.
MRS. MULLALLY, 1896
Neé Mary Teresa Diamond. Arrived with her parents. Information in letter
from her grand-daughter, Mrs. Aylward, Bulawayo. On Roll of Women Pioneers.
MRS. MULLING, 1894
Neé Margaret Anne Gifford. Came up in the Edenburg Trek with her parents.
Pp. 158-166 of Mrs. Boggie's book, "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer
Women". P. 60 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia", by S. P. Olivier. On Roll of Women
MISS MYBURGH, 1896 or earlier
This lady was companion to Mrs. Justice Vintcent. She was in the Salisbury
laager, but left in November 1896, by convoy. Information, Mr. G. H. Tanser,
MRS. MYBURGH, 1895
Neé Catharina Wilhelmina Marais. Arrived with the Henry-Steyn Trek, 1895. On
Roll of Women Pioneers. See page 98 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia", by C. P.
MRS. MYERS, 1895
Neé Margeurite Ellen King. Arrived with her parents in 1895. Her father,
Frank King, took up a farm on arrival. On Roll of Women Pioneers.
MRS. BARRY MYNHARDT, 1894
Neé Talitha Cornelia van Schalkwyk. Came with the Mynhardt-Utrecht Trek with
her three daughters, Annie, Agatha and Cornelia. Information from Mrs. M.
Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/57, and p. 92 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia" (Olivier).
MRS. JOHN MYNHARDT, 1894
Neé Aletta Kok. Came with the Utrecht-Mynhardt Trek. Had one daughter who
died as a small child. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/57,
and p. 162 of S. P. Olivier's book, "Many Treks Made Rhodesia".
MRS. T. J. MYNHARDT, 1894
Neé Anna Cornelia de Lange. Came with the Mynhardt-Utrecht Trek with three
daughters --- Maria Elizabeth Gesina, Aletta Cecilia and Wilhelmina
Cornelia. Information, Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/57, and p. 92 "Many
Treks Made Rhodesia" (Olivier). Mrs. Mynhardt had eight daughters in all. In
addition to the three named above, they were --- Anna Cornelia Venter;
Johanna Elizabeth Nys; Adriana Jacoba Haasbroek; Cornelia Tobilina, and
Christina Maria Susana Raath. Information, the Deaths Register, National
Archives. Her husband was Johannes Tobias Mynhardt from Winburg, O.F.S.
MISS MYNHARDT, 1894
Maria Elizabeth Gecina (or Gesina) Mynhardt came to Rhodesia with the
Mynhardt-Utrecht Trek. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Mynhardt.
Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/57, and p. 92 "Many Treks
Made Rhodesia" (Olivier). The Deaths Register in the National Archives
records that Miss Mynhardt died on 3/3/95 on a farm at Melsetter, aged 35
MRS. MARTINUS MYNHARDT, 1895
Neé Johanna Bezuidenhout. Came with the Kruger-Bekker Trek. Information from
Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/57, and p. 86 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia"
Sir Ken Markham, K.C.B, (95)
[A Phenomenal Researcher In The Mists Of Time]
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