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From: "Becky Horne" <>
Subject: [ZA] Putting the fun back into Genealogy - SOUTHEY
Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2003 18:32:56 +0200
<<BADEN-POWELL was the founder of the Scouting movement
in South Africa. I have been given these informative pamphlets
that pertain to early settlers in South Africa by a member of the
Scouting movement in the Port Elizabeth district.
Brownies, Cubs, Girl Guides and Scouts all work for badges
and one of their projects was to identify early pioneers who
disembarked on the shores of South Africa. Some of the surnames
are even lucky to have a Family Crest, thanks to the imagination
and creative flair of the child concerned. Sadly, there
are no names to identify the researcher. >>
a. George SOUTHEY, the head of this well-known South African family
was born in 1777 at Culmstock, Devon and with his wife, Jane, née
BAKER, b. 1782 and their seven children came out in the Kennersley
Castle, bringing with them a party of 49 Settlers. They were located on
700 morgan on a branch of the Kowie River between Bathurst and
Martindale. The children of George and Jane SOUTHEY were:
b1. Sophia, b. 1804, m. Joseph STIRK. One of their sons Charles,
founded the firm of Charles J. Stirk & Sons in Grahamstown in 1863.
b2. William, b. 1806, m. Henrietta, dau. of the famous road engineer,
Andrew Geddes BAIN. He served in the 6th Frontier War, and farmed at
"Quagga Vlei", Graaff Reinet. His wife and two children died in tragic
circumstances, after which he lived with his youngest brother.
b3. Richard (1808-1901-). At the outbreak of the 6th Frontier War his
wife and son took refuge in St. George's Church (now the Cathedral)
Grahamstown. He was a Lieutenant in the Albany Mounted Sharpshooters
and later a Captain of the Corps of Guides. He was Resident Agent to
certain native tribes at Mount Coke. In 1847 he was Secretary to
Governor Sir Harry SMITH, serving on the Cape Frontier and in Natal,
and Special Commissioner in the Orange River Sovereignty. In 1849 he
was Civil Commissioner and Resident Magistrate at Swellendam and the
Secretary to the Lieut-Governor at Grahamstown. During the period of
Representative Government he held two of the highest offices of the
state - Treasurer (1861-4) and finally Colonial Secretary, 1864-72,
retiring on the introduction of Responsible Government and receiving a
a C.M.G. The following year he was appointed Administrator and the
Lieut-Governor of Griqualand West, 1873-5, dealing with many
contentious problems, such as diamond diggings and boundary disputes
with the O.F.S. and Transvaal. During 1877-8 he was M.L.A. for
Grahamstown, and in 1891 was knighted K.C.M.G. In 1830 he married
Isabella SHAW (+1869) Their five sons were:
c1. Charles William (1832-1924) founder of the Culmstock Horse Stud.
Was M.L.C. for Eastern Division 1858-9, m. Georgina GREAVES - two sons
and three daughters.
c2. John Henry Oliver (1836-76). Government Land Surveyor. Farmed at
"Tentergate", Queenstown, m. Emily CRANNEY - 3 sons and 4 daughters.
c3. William Robert James (1839-1909), m. Elizabeth Sophia SOUTHEY - 6
sons and 5 daughters. One of his sons, John Oscar, judged Devon cattle
at Windsor Park, England. 1954.
c4. Richard George (1841-1909) C.B., C.M.G., C.O., Cape Colonial
Regiments 1878-92. married Edith GREAVES - 4 sons, 6 daughters.
c5. Juan Smith, unm. In Cape Civil Service.
In 1872 Richard SOUTHEY m2. Susannah KRYNAUW.
c6. Daughter (unm.)
c7. Cecil who farmed in East Griqualand
b4. George (1810-57). In the 6th Frontier War he shot the escaping
Married Eleanor RUBIDGE in 1835. had 5 sons, 6 daughters. Some of the
sons settled in Mazoe Valley, Rhodesia.
b5. Elizabeth, b. 1813, m. C. POWELL of Graaff Reinet. Their daughter
m. Sir John FROST, K.C.M.G., M.L.A. for Queenstown 1874-1907, who was
Secretary for Agriculture 1893-6, and 1902-4 in the ministries of
RHODES and SPRIGG.
b6. Robert Henry (1816-1902) served in the 6th Frontier War. Married
Christina LIESCHING in 1840 - 8 children.
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Researching: HENWICK; HILL; HORN(E); MEREDITH; DEYZEL; LARSEN; WILSON;
LYNAR; HENNING; STERLEY; THECK; BEST; BRAUN, GREENER; GLANVILLE.
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