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From: "Heather MacAlister - Ancestry 24" <>
Subject: Re: [SOUTH-AFRICA] KEKEWICH
Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2009 14:09:29 +0200
References: <607NBgwAK8166S01.1234046537@cmsweb13.cms.usa.net><34275cf2a01794786e47e70128d0036b@audioio.com>


Hi Everyone
According to the SAG Genealogies volume 4

George Kekewich * Londen 1778 died England 21.12.1862 a. 6.12.1809 x NN xx 19.1.1812 Catharina Cornelia DE WAAL died 7.4.1834 (Arend-dg) (Sien SABW II)
bl William * 12.9.1812 = 19.11.1812 x Piketberg 16.12.1844 Martha Cornelia VAN RYNEVELD
cl Maria Magdalena * 26.1.1846 = Clanwilliam 5.4.1846
c2 Georgina Helena * 4.10.1847 = Clanwilliam 28.11.1847 xx Johan Coenraad SCHICKERLING
b2 Robert Rolls * 16.3.1814 died 6.4.1815
b3 Thomas Robert Warre * 8.5.1815 died England 10.11.1828
b4 Charles Egbert Higgins * 13.7.1819
b5 John Samuel Watney * English Church Cape Town 9.1.1823
b6 Samuel Bloomfield
b7 Henry George
b8 Robert Burton

I then found George in the Cape Town Gazette

Surname: Kekewich / Kekewich
First Names: George
Age: 33
Birth Place: Islington, Middlesex
Spouse Surname: De Waal
Spouse First Names: Catharina Cornelia
Spouse Details: of the Cape, fifth daughter of the late Arend de Waal
Marriage Date: 19 Jan 1812
Minister: Colonial Chaplain
Notes: Judge and Commissioner-General of Vice-Admirality Court of the Cape
Source: Cape Town Gazette

As far back as the 1813 African Court Calendar publication a George Kekewech / Kekewich appears as judge to the Vice Admiralty Court living in Tuinwyk

Later on in the Oudtshoorn Methodist Church a baptism appears on 26 February 1893 for Arthur Gordon Kekewich who's father was also Gordon.



Surname: Kekewich
First Names: George
Age: 33
Birth Place: Islington, Middlesex
Spouse Surname: De Waal
Spouse First Names: Catharina Cornelia
Spouse Details: of the Cape, fifth daughter of the late Arend de Waal
Marriage Date: 19 Jan 1812
Minister: Colonial Chaplain
Notes: Judge and Commissioner-General of Vice-Admirality Court of the Cape
Source: Cape Town Gazette

In Cassells History of the Boer War Chapter XXXV -The Siege of Kimberley - Two Sorties and a Great Loss tells us about a Colonel Kekewich and his moment of glory as well as lovely photo of him

WE left Colonel Kekewich and his gallant garrison in a moment of victory, when they had been teaching the invaders of the Colony a sharp lesson at the bayonet's point.
Let us now see how they fared while the Empire was bestirring itself for their relief.
In one respect the colonel of the Loyal North Lancashires had before him a more difficult task even than the heroes of Ladysmith. For although Sir George White had against him the larger force of the Boers, led by their most skilful commandants and furnished with the best of their artillery, yet he had at his disposal a large British garrison, including some 12,000 of the finest troops in the Army, not to mention such well-drilled irregulars as the Imperial Light Horse. Colonel Kekewich, on the other hand, had at his disposal only 500 regular troops and less than 4,000 irregulars, of whom more than half - the Town Guard - could not be called upon to do anything except strictly defensive work. Another 250, the Kimberley Light Horse, was a body raised in the town after the siege had begun.

hope this helps

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From: on behalf of Andrew Rodger
Sent: Sun 2/8/2009 09:45 AM
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Subject: Re: [SOUTH-AFRICA] KEKEWICH



On 8 Feb 2009, at 9:42 AM, Keith Meintjes wrote:

> I came across an unusual surname in the Swartberg DRC registers:
> KEKEWICH.

It looks Polish or something like that but I have seen it in Cornish
newspapers of the 1840s. You get some very strange names in Cornwall!


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