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From: "Heather MacAlister - Ancestry 24" <>
Subject: Re: [SOUTH-AFRICA] KEKEWICH
Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 06:23:36 +0200
References: <597NBkX1U4258S12.1234397900@cmsweb04.cms.usa.net>


Hi Keith

We are busy transcribing St. Georges at the moment but the earlier records require people with patience, skill and determination - and in genealogy we have many of those around.
I am back at work on Monday and will check to see how far back we have done ( I have a feeling these might have been done) and if the list-owner does not mind I will ask for volunteers to help transcribe - these will go under our free content section on www.ancestry24.co.za

best wishes from another magnificent day in Cape Town (no wind)


Heather MacAlister
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From: on behalf of Keith Meintjes
Sent: Thu 2/12/2009 02:18 AM
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Subject: Re: [SOUTH-AFRICA] KEKEWICH



Heather,

Thank you for this. I went to look at the St George's registers today, and
discovered:

b1 through b5 are in the St. George's baptism register. For b3 the baptism
date is 31.5.1815.

For b4 and b5, the dates given are baptisms. The birth dates are 12 June 1819
and 2 Dec 1822, respectively.

In a quick look, I did not find b6 - b8.

More interesting, I found that the first entry in the St. George's marriage
colonial/civilian register is that of

Thomas Bowler / Bowles / Rowles x Elizabeth Christina de Waal, daughter of the
late Arend de Waal. A witness is G. Kekewich. 29 Dec 1811.

The next marriage is three weeks later: George Kekewich x Catharina Christina
de Waal, 5th dol Arend de Waal. Witnesses are Thos. Bowles and JP Watney.
19 Jan 1812.

John Pigot Watney married Maria Wilhelmina de Waal do Arend de Waal on
17.4.1803. (This is in the Military Chaplain's register, I did not look at it
today.)

So, here we have all these Brits marrying the daughters of Arend de Waal.
Arend was apparently an official of the VOC.

However, what about that first marriage to be recorded in the St. George's
register?

Heather,

I took a look at SA Genealogies 10 p. 233 to find Thomas Rowles X Elizabeth
NN. What do you think? The reference is to "British Settler Genealogy vol
2", which I have never heard of.

Genealogy at it's best! I have often described genealogy as an infinite
jigsaw puzzle. It can be as big (or as small) as you want.

Best wishes,

Keith


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Received: Sun, 08 Feb 2009 07:12:52 AM EST
From: "Heather MacAlister - Ancestry 24" <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: [SOUTH-AFRICA] KEKEWICH

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

Heather MacAlister
Channel Manager

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Fax: 021 468 8207
Mobile: 082 8082251
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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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