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From: "Tessa King" <>
Subject: [ZA] St. Albans Anglican Church Register #1
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 05:47:06 +0200


These entries were taken from the original Baptism Register of the St. Albans Episcopal English Church, Pretoria dated 4 January 1870 - 5 May 1898 that are kept at Witwatersrand University, William Cullen Library, Historical Research Department, Johannesburg. I photographed the pages and then transcribed them at home. The handwriting of the ministers is not always easy to read and it is sometimes very difficult to make out the names of the witnesses. Most times the surnames and names of the children and parents are clear, but witnesses are crammed into a small space. There may be errors in my interpretations of the names so please don't hesitate to query anything. The dates are in the format DD/MM/YYYY. The ministers (rectors/curates as they are called in the Anglican Church) are not always consistent with numbering as will be seen by the many duplicate numbers and the huge jump from entry 203 to the next entry, which is 304. After Entry 324 the numbers change again and star!
t with 45 (don't understand the logic but have transcribed it as entered in the Register). If anyone wants a copy of a particular page please feel free to email me and request the page number.



Baptism Register of the St. Albans Episcopal English Church

Pretoria dated 4 January 1870 - 5 May 1898

Instalment #1 Entries 1-20



Entry: 1

Page: 1

Baptism Date: 4/1/1870

Surname: Rous

Child: Martha Winifred

DOB: 16/12/1869

Parents: James Cooper & Alexa Susan

Abode: Pretoria

Father's Occupation: Printer

Witnesses: Albert Brodrick, John Robert Lys, William Rous (by proxy), Olivia Selina Lys, Elizabeth M Cox (by proxy), Catherine Struben

Minister: J Harris Wills



Entry: 2

Page: 1

Baptism Date: 4/1/1870

Surname: Struben

Child: Olivia Gertrude

DOB: 4/12/1869

Parents: Hendrick Wilhelm & Mary Lydia

Abode: The Willows, Pretoria

Father's Occupation: Farmer

Witnesses: James Brookes, Catherine Struben, Alexa Susan Rous, Genieocive? James

Minister: J Harris Wills



Entry: 3

Page: 1

Baptism Date: 6/3/1870

Surname: Smithers

Child: Christopher Bain

DOB: 22/1/1870

Parents: Bartholomew James & Sarah

Abode: Pretoria

Father's Occupation: Clerk

Witnesses: H H J de Beer, J J Meintjies, Louisa A de Beer

Minister: J Harris Wills



Entry: 4

Page: 1

Baptism Date: 25/7/1870

Surname: McDonald

Child: Aletta Sophia

DOB: 2/12/1869

Parents: William & Johanna Adrianna

Abode: Pretoria

Father's Occupation: Carpenter

Witnesses: John Johnston, Catherine Johnston, Ann Greenbank

Minister: J Harris Wills



Entry: 5

Page: 2

Baptism Date: 16/5/1870

Surname: Salomons

Child: Marian Frederica

DOB: 18/4/1866

Parents: Edmund Emanuel & Emma

Abode: Pretoria

Father's Occupation: Trader

Witnesses: Private Baptism

Minister: J Harris Wills



Entry: 6

Page: 2

Baptism Date: 18/5/1870

Surname: Greenbank

Child: William Samuel John

DOB: 15/4/1869

Parents: George & Annie

Abode: Pretoria

Father's Occupation: Tailor

Witnesses: The father, Samuel Johnston, Cathrina Johnston

Minister: J Harris Wills



Entry: 7

Page: 2

Baptism Date: 10/1/1871

Surname: Pretorius

Child: Thomas Johann

DOB: 25/10/1870

Parents: Anna Elizabeth

Abode: Rustenburg

Father's Occupation: Blank

Witnesses: Thomas William Deer, Albert Johan de Vrec, Margaret de Vrec

Minister: J Harris Wills



Entry: 8

Page: 2

Baptism Date: 12/1/1871

Surname: Salomons

Child: Eliza Julia

DOB: 18/8/1870

Parents: Edmund Emanuel & Emma

Abode: Pretoria

Father's Occupation: Trader

Witnesses: The mother and the clergy of the diocese

Minister: J Harris Wills



Entry: 9

Page: 3

Baptism Date: 23/2/1871

Surname: Peebles

Child: Henry Harris

DOB: 15/8/1870

Parents: Helen

Abode: Pretoria

Father's Occupation: Blank

Witnesses: J Harris Wills, Hendrick Waldeck, Nicholas Pretorius, Susanna Pretorius

Minister: J Harris Wills



Entry: 10

Page: 3

Baptism Date: 23/2/1871

Surname: Peebles

Child: Helen

DOB: 28/1/1869

Parents: Helen

Abode: Pretoria

Father's Occupation: Blank

Witnesses: J Harris Wills, Hendrick Waldeck, Johanna Pretorius, Susanna Pretorius

Minister: J Harris Wills



Entry: 11

Page: 3

Baptism Date: 5/3/1871

Surname: Clark

Child: Elizabeth Louisa

DOB: 12/1/1871

Parents: William & Elizabeth

Abode: Rustenburg

Father's Occupation: Shoemaker

Witnesses: Robert C Cumpston, Sophia Wills, Cornelia van Santon

Minister: J Harris Wills



Entry: 12

Page: 3

Baptism Date: 9/3/1871

Surname: de Villiers

Child: Sarah

DOB: 17/12/1870

Parents: Abraham Absalom & Cathrina Susanna

Abode: Rustenburg

Father's Occupation: Farmer

Witnesses: The father, Sophia Wills, Cathrina Susanna de Villiers

Minister: J Harris Wills



Entry: 13

Page: 4

Baptism Date: 12/3/1871

Surname: Hartley

Child: Henrihetta Elizabeth

DOB: 26/2/1871

Parents: Thomas John & Emily Sarah Stewart

Abode: Thorndale, Rustenburg

Father's Occupation: Farmer

Witnesses: Henry Hartley, Mary Ann Hartley

Minister: J Harris Wills



Entry: 14

Page: 4

Baptism Date: 12/3/1871

Surname: Rorke

Child: Fanny Eliza Amelia

DOB: 8/9/1870

Parents: Charles Benjamin & Sarah Ann

Abode: Rustenburg

Father's Occupation: Farmer

Witnesses: Thomas William Malony, Emily Sarah Stewart Hartley

Minister: J Harris Wills



Entry: 15

Page: 4

Baptism Date: 22/3/1871

Surname: Marais

Child: Eugene Nielen

DOB: 9/1/1871

Parents: John Christian Nielen & Catherine Helen Cornelia

Abode: Pretoria

Father's Occupation: Farmer

Witnesses: John Robert Lys, Charles J Becker, Olivia S Lys, Aletta A Booker

Minister: J Harris Wills



Entry: 16

Page: 4

Baptism Date: 22/3/1871

Surname: Cubitt

Child: Stephen Arthur

DOB: 26/12/1870

Parents: John Archibald & Elizabeth Catherine

Abode: Pretoria

Father's Occupation: Sheriff

Witnesses: S J Meintjies, Arthur H Walker, Jessie W C Marais

Minister: J Harris Wills



Entry: 17

Page: 5

Baptism Date: Blank

Surname: Blank

Child: Blank

DOB: Blank

Parents: Blank

Abode: Blank

Father's Occupation: Blank

Witnesses: Blank

Minister: Blank



Entry: 18

Page: 5

Baptism Date: 13/8/1871

Surname: Rous

Child: Vassal Sealey

DOB: Blank

Parents: James Cooper & Alexa Susan

Abode: Pretoria

Father's Occupation: Printer

Witnesses: Charles Becker (by Proxy), Alfred Cox (by proxy), Robert C Green, Ann Rous (by proxy), Mary Lydia Struben

Minister: J Harris Wills



Entry: 19

Page: 5

Baptism Date: 13/8/1871

Surname: Struben

Child: Arthur Marinus Alexander

DOB: Blank

Parents: Hendrick Wilhelm & Mary Lydia

Abode: Pretoria

Father's Occupation: Farmer

Witnesses: B C E Proes, E M H Struben (by proxy), C L Coles (by proxy), F P M Froude (by proxy)

Minister: J Harris Wills



Entry: 20

Page: 5

Baptism Date: 1/11/1871

Surname: Main

Child: James George William

DOB: 8/1/1871

Parents: John & Katerina Jane

Abode: Craddock, Cape Colony

Father's Occupation: Gun Smith

Witnesses: The father, Alfred A Main, the mother

Minister: J Harris Wills



Take care and enjoy your day!

Tessa King







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