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From: "Heather MacAlister - Ancestry 24" <>
Subject: Re: [SOUTH-AFRICA] KEKEWICH
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2009 13:54:14 +0200
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Fascinating stuff - we should have TV channel that does documentaries on these stories - here's wishing....
cheers
Heather


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From: on behalf of Keith Meintjes
Sent: Sat 2/14/2009 02:42 AM
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Subject: Re: [SOUTH-AFRICA] KEKEWICH



Heather, and all:

The connections are somewhat clear. John Pigot WATNEY (re)married 1803 Maria
Wilhelmina DE WAAL, do. Arend de Waal. Arend was an official in the VOC and
then the British judicial system. In due course, John Watney would become
brother-in-law to both Rowles and Kekewich, see below. They were also in the
judicial system.

Some of the rest of the story:

Watney had previously been married to Helena Catharina ROUX. She died 1802, 9
months + 2 days after their marriage. I leave the speculation to you.
Interestingly, the children of John Watney and Maria de Waal were named for
the parents of Helena Roux, and said parents appeared as witnesses (getuigen)
at the baptisms.

There is much more, including a fight over the wills of Maria de Waal.

Keith

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Received: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 12:50:45 PM EST
From: "Heather MacAlister - Ancestry 24" <>
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Subject: Re: [SOUTH-AFRICA] KEKEWICH

Thank you Daan - that would be great to find the answer - I thought it might
be the books published by Rennie on the Scots but probably not far too early.

I did find Mr Rowles also in Peter Philips "British Residents at the Cape"

Surname: Rowles, Firstnames: Thomas, Notes: 14.6.00 permission to remain till
further notice. 3.11.01 PR issued (67). 1800-01 Examiner, Admiralty Court.
1801-1802 Advocate, ditto (21). 7.11.01 letter to Gen. Dundas from T R Peter
Mosse (21). May 1807 arr. Cape in 'Orion' ex England (115). 29.5.07 appointed
to act as Secretary for the time being to Court of Appeals; also appointed
Agent for Receiver General, Comptroller & Solicitor of all the rights &
perquisites of Admiralty at the Cape. 5.6.07 appointed King's Proctor, Court
of Vice-Admiralty (25). 1807-09 King's Proctor & Agent for Receiver General
etc. (21). December 1808 & March 1810 signs testimonials in favour of Rev.
Halloran (6/7). 7.6.10 appointment as Secretary of Court of Appeals confirmed
(7/25). 1810-20+ ditto (21). 22.7.09 applies for land at Riet Valley (25).
1810-11 on Q Roll (135). 1810-20+ Agent for Receiver etc. (21). Bought house
corner Buitengracht/Castle St from Z Blommerus (TO 17.8.10) & sold it to J J!
Vos (TO 11.12.12) (172). 1810-11 at 19 Castle St. 1811-12 at 12 Buitengracht
(22). Bought 2 stores in Buitenkant from P J Pentz (TO 23.8.11) (172).
29.12.11 mar. (Rev. Jones) of T R of Westminster, aged 33, and Elizabeth
Christina, d.o. late Arend de Waal, aged 17 (24/25/30). 19.1.12 witness to
mar. of George Kekewich & Cath. de Waal (Kekewich was witness at T R's wedding
& became his brother-in-law) (30). Bought house & garden, Tuin Vredenburg,
from J J Vos (TO 27.11.12) (172). 1813-20+ at Tuin Vredenburg (22). 30.1.13
bapt. (Rev. Jones) of daughter Maria Elizabeth, born 7.1.13 (30/25/24).
31.1.14 bapt. (Rev. Jones) of their daughter Catherine Gertrude, born 24.12.13
(30/25). 4.3.14 appointed Examiner, Vice-Admiralty Court (25). 12.3.14 T R
offers Vredenburg for sale; also store, stables & premises in Strand St (25).
1815 on Q Roll, ward 25, 1 house, 2 packhouses (137). 16.12.15 subscribed to
Waterloo Fund (25). 1816-20+ T R, Dep. Judge, Vice-Admiralty Court (21).
1.1.16 !
(opgaaf, ward 25) T R at Vredenburg with wife, 2 daughters, 5 prize sl
aves, 12 slaves. 1.1.17 ditto (130). 1818 on Q Roll, ward 25, house & 2
packhouses (138). Bought erf corner Long/Kloof Sts from Maria Jos. van As (TO
8.1.19). Bought 4 plots corner Kloof/Rheede Sts from estate of late H Dempers
(TO 25.2.20) (173). 27.4.19 appointed Act. Procurator General in absence of
Jennings. 28.1.20 death of his daughter Laura Wilhelmina Cornelia, aged 7
weeks (25). 1823 T R's library purchased by South African Library (QB, XVIII,
no 4)., Source: British Residents at the Cape: 1795-1819. Author: Peter Philip
1981. ISBN 0 908396 46 5.

and then Mr Kekewich

Kekewich, George (British Residents)

Surname: Kekewich, Firstnames: George, Notes: A M, of the Hon. Society of
Lincoln's Inn and Barrister at Law of the High Court of Chancery of England,
King's Advocate General in this Settlement (21). 6.12.09 arr. TB in HMS Camel
ex Rio (102). 7.6.10 appointed Surrogate Judge & Assessor, Vice-Admiralty
Court (25). 1811 Deputy Judge, Vice-Admiralty Court. 1812-20+ Judge &
Commissary General, ditto (21). 23.4.11 appointed Assessor, Criminal Court of
Appeals (76). 1811-20+ ditto (21). 19.1.12 mar. (Rev. Jones) of G K of St
Mary's, Islington, Middlesex, widower, aged 33, and Catharina Cornelia, 5th
d.o. late Arend de Waal (30/24/25)(her sister, Elizabeth Christina, married
Thos. Rowles). 1812-18 at 5 Tuinwyk. 1819-20+ at 5 Oranje St - probably same
house (22). 19.11.12 bapt. of their son William, born 12.9.12 (30/24/31).
Bought part of garden 'Oudtshoorn' from G Reynolds (5 Tuinwyk)(TO
12.3.13)(172). 5.3.14 offers for sale 'his garden house and premises situated
in the Tuynswyk'.!
18.2.15 ditto (25). Bought house & garden 'De Goede Intentie', part of
'Oudtshoorn', from Chas. Blair (TO 1.4.14)(172). 21.4.14 bapt. (Rev. Jones) of
their son Robert Rolle, born 16.3.14, died 6.4.15 (30/25). 1815 on Q Roll,
ward 25, houseowner (137). 1815-23 game shooting licences (97). 31.5.15 bapt.
(Rev. Hough) of their son Thomas Robert Warre, born 8.5.15 (30/25). 1.1.16
(opgaaf, ward 25) 5 Tuinwyk with wife & 2 sons, 12 prize slaves. 1.1.17
houseowner (5 Tuinwyk, ward 25)(130). 3.5.17 arr. TB in 'Kent' ex London(100)
26.7.17 making arrangements for his final departure; will let his house &
garden for 6 months from 1.11.17 (25). 13.7.19 bapt. (Rev. Hough) of their son
Charles Egbert Higgins (24/25). 25.3.20 Mrs K family, PL in Danish ship 'Kron'
for England, with servant (Eliza Bird). 2.8.21 G K, PL in 'Egfrid' for London
(88). 1827 appointed Puisne Judge (18). See also biographies in DSAB, and
Africana N N, XV, no 5, and QB, XXIX, no 1.,

regards
Heather

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From: on behalf of Daan Hamman
Sent: Fri 2/13/2009 04:13 PM
To:
Subject: Re: [SOUTH-AFRICA] KEKEWICH



Hi Heather,

Yes, I believe it was published by I think Grahamstown University. If I do a
dig-up in my archives I will find the right establishment.

Regards,

Daan

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[mailto:] On Behalf Of Heather MacAlister -
Ancestry 24
Sent: 13 February 2009 03:33 PM
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Subject: Re: [SOUTH-AFRICA] KEKEWICH

Hi Keith

I am afraid I have never heard of the book British Settler Genealogies
Volume 2 unless I am doff - I thought it was perhaps one of Shelagh Byrne
Spencer's books but not in there - I check on the GISA website under their
acquisitions and it is not there either nor is it listed in the SA Library.
Does anyone else know which book this entry could refer to ? I would love to
know too.
regards
Heather


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From: on behalf of Keith Meintjes
Sent: Fri 2/13/2009 12:54 AM
To:
Subject: Re: [SOUTH-AFRICA] KEKEWICH



I should add that I have now established that the name I gave as Thomas
Bowler / Bowles / Rowles is definitely Thomas ROWLES.

Keith

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Received: Wed, 11 Feb 2009 07:19:36 PM EST
From: "Keith Meintjes" <>
To: <>
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

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From: on behalf of Andrew Rodger
Sent: Sun 2/8/2009 09:45 AM
To:
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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