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From: Andrew Rodger <>
Subject: Re: [SOUTH-AFRICA] REYNOLDS
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 13:22:52 +1000
On 11 Jun 2008, at 12:43 AM, Marielle Ford wrote (snip):
> An enquiry from a lady on Paul TT's website - can anyone help, please?
> "My grandfather, Keith Aldridge Reynolds, married Anna Catherina
> Erasmus in the Cradock (Postchalmers) Methodist church on 6/07/1916.
What is meant by the "(Postchalmers) Methodist Church"? I have heard
of Chalmers Churches only in the context of the Presbyterians, who were
much given to schism for a couple of hundred years, though most of the
resulting fragments have re-united with the Church of Scotland in
Scotland and in other countries mainly did not exist, the emigre Scots
tending as a rule to form a single Presbyterian Church where they
settled. Chalmers churches did however exist in Australia -- there was
one, so called right up to its closure about 30 years ago when the
congregation amalgamated with the Methodists and the Congregationalists
to form the Uniting Church, in Launceston, Tasmania. It was founded in
the mid-19th century.