Rhodesia's Pioneer Women (1859-1896)

Compiled by Jessie M. Lloyd

Recompiled by Eddy Norris, for use on ORAFs, from a copy of the booklet made available by Lewis Walter

Foreword

This is an interesting compilation and must have involved immense industry. The result is a complete survey of all the women who played a part in the pioneering of Southern Rhodesia. No doubt there will appear omissions and mistakes but, in its own way, it is itself a pioneering effort, and until the principal list was made and published, there was no method of making contact with all who may have information to add to or amend that given here. In her straightforward and factual collection of names and the main facts associated with those names Mrs. Lloyd has laid a foundation upon which much may be built. We owe her much for the time and labour she has given to her self-imposed task.

R.C. Tredgold

Federal Supreme Court,
SALISBURY.

Preface

The Rhodesia Pioneers' and Early Settlers' Society was founded in September, 1904; but it was not until 1934 that the Society decided to include women as members. After that decision the then Secretary, Col. Dan Judson said: " In giving Women Pioneers this recognition I am not only referring to the living but also to the dead, because possibly the majority of those who can be classed as pioneers are dead and gone. It would be a very fine thing if we had an accurate list of those names, both dead and living, which could be placed in some conspicuous position for members and visitors to see ..." I have done my best to complete this "accurate list."

I wish to express my gratitude to all who have so kindly helped me to collect these names, especially Mrs. Boggie of Gwelo, Mrs. Edwards of Chipinga, Mrs. Black of Marula, the late Mrs. Paddon and Mr. C. W. Botton, Secretary of the Pioneers' and Early Settlers' Society. Also I am very grateful to Mrs. Judge and my son Arthur Lloyd for checking, and to Mrs. Hepenstall for the loan of her typewriter.

I have given the date of arrival after each name and the source of information in every case. The original index cards, with names, dates, etc., and all letters I have had dealing with Pioneer Women will be kept in the archives of the Pioneers' and Early Settlers' Society in Bulawayo.

Where I have written "On Roll of Women Pioneers" it is to indicate the fact that these names have all been registered on Application Forms for Membership and have been signed by the applicants.

Where I have put "still living" I have recorded the year that I received that information, in brackets. In several cases I have names and dates only, in spite of over 60 letters and telephone calls in answer to my advertisements asking for information regarding Pioneer Women.

I should explain that this is a record of women who came to this country between the years 1859 and 1896 inclusive; not all of them stayed, and some only passed through - nevertheless they came.

This publication has been sponsored by the Trustees of the Southern Rhodesia State Lotteries, to whom I offer my grateful thanks.

JESSIE M. LLOYD

BULAWAYO, 1960

RHODESIA'S PIONEER WOMEN

MRS. ACUTT, 1892

Nee Elsie Moodie. Daughter of Thomas Moodie, leader of the Moodie Trek. An interesting account of this Trek, written by Mrs. Acutt, is to be found on pages 152 to 157 of " Experiences of Rhodesias' Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. Mrs. Acutt's first husband was Frederick Markham, whom she married on 1st January, 1894—this was the first marriage in Melsetter. After the death of her husband she married William Acutt in 1902. See pp. 156 and 160 of "A Study in Pioneering—The Moodies of Melsetter," by Edmund H. Burrows. Mrs. Acutt died in Bulawayo on 31st December, 1944. (Information from Mrs. Czarnikov, Bulawayo).

MRS. ADAMS, 1894

One of the first women who lived in Umtali. Page 116 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

MARY ADCOCK, 1896 (or earlier)

This name is in the Bulawayo Directory and Handbook of Matabeleland, 1895-1896, as belonging to the owner of Stand No. 184(i), Abercorn Street. Can trace nothing further.

MRS. ADE, 1896

Nee Edith Mabel Thackway. Lived and died in Salisbury. Information from her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Eric Ade, Bulawayo, by telephone.

SISTER AGATHA, 1895

Surname Mayer. Dominican Order. Letters from St. Dominic's Convent, Salisbury, dated 18/11/1955 and 13/8/1957.

MISS ALLEN, 1896

Mentioned on page 122 of “Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie, as having travelled up from Beira to Umtali.

MRS. ALMENDRO, 1896

Nee Elizabeth Ann Moore. Came with her husband and daughter; was in the Bulawayo laager during the '96 rebellion. Later returned to the Union. Information from Rhodesia Pioneers' and Early Settlers' Society.

SISTER ALOYSIUS, 1895

Surname Weh. Letters from St. Dominic's Convent, Salisbury, dated 18/11/1955 and 13/8/1957.

MRS. ALLMARK, 1896

Nee Mary Less. Born in Salisbury, 25/1/1896. On roll of Women Pioneers.

SISTER AMALIA, 1896

Surname Joder. Letters from St. Dominic's Convent, Salisbury, dated 18/11/1955 and 13/8/1957.

MRS. HUGO am ENDE, 1892

Mentioned in " The Mashonaland Herald and Zambesian Times" of 13th August, 1892, as being one of the seven ladies present at the first dance ever held in that part of the country; it was given by Mr. Stamford Brown. " She brought with her her young daughter Flora . . . ."extract from letter to Mrs. Boggie from Mr. Marshall Hole dated 14/8/1938. Page 69 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

REV. MOTHER AMICA, 1891

Surname Kilduff. Came up as Sister Amica with Mother Patrick's small band of Dominican Sisters, and settled in Fort Salisbury; she was chosen from the Convent in Kingwilliamstown. Information from St. Dominic's Convent, Salisbury in letter dated 13/8/57, also pp. 4, 10 14 and 32 of " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

MRS. ANDREWS, 1896

Nee Emily Elsie Watson. Arrived with parents. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

MRS. ANDERSON, 1893

Nee Mary Ann Nason. Arrived with her parents by ox wagon. Was in the Bulawayo laager during the rebellion in '96. Lived most of her life in Salisbury and died there on 22nd August, 1960, after a few days' illness. Information from her sister, Mrs. Withers, Bulawayo.

MRS. ANDERSON, 1894

Nee Nora Haysmer. Came from America with her husband and Mr. and Mrs. Tripp, to the Seventh Day Adventist Mission at Solusi, near Bulawayo, now known as Solusi Missionary College. Information from Mr. F. Burton Jewell, late of Solusi Missionary College, in his letter dated 9/5/1957. Also letter from Mrs. W. H. Anderson, Kansas, dated 19th June, 1957.

SISTER ANTONINA, 1896

Surname Dowd. Dominican Order. Letters from St. Dominic's Convent, Salisbury, dated 18/11/1955 and 13/8/1957 and 31/8/1957.

MRS. ARMITAGE, 1896

Nee Annie Olsen. Came from America with her husband to join the staff of the Seventh Day Adventist Mission at Solusi near Bulawayo, now known as Solusi Missionary College. She died of Malaria within two years. They trekked up from Mafeking. Information from Mr. F. Burton Jewell, late of Solusi Missionary College, in his letter dated 9/5/1957. Also letter from Mr. Langley Staples to Mr. Jewell, dated 17/5/1957.

MRS. ARNOTT, 1892

Nee Lucretia Coleman. Came with her parents in the Moodie Trek; was a neice of Thomas Moodie, leader of the Trek. She married in 1896 and they lost everything at Gletwin Farm during the rebellion. Mrs. Arnott was in the Salisbury laager and her husband took part in the Mazoe Patrol. After this they went to the Cape for a time, but returned to Rhodesia and lived at Good Hope Farm near Salisbury, where Mrs. Arnott died in Octo¬ber, 1954 aged 89. Information from her sister, Mrs. Jack, Goromonzi, in letter dated 27/7/1960 and from her son Mr. G. E. Arnott, Wankie, in letter dated 9/8/1960. Also see p. 138 " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

MRS. ASHBURNER, 1896

Nee Mary Isabella Chalmers. Arrived by ox wagon. Lived at Fort Rixon; died in 1939. Information from Mrs. Grant, Bulawayo. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

MRS. ATKINSON, 1895

Nee Agnes Creswick. Came from Kimberley by wagon and coach with her husband and two sisters, Eva and Kate. They were in the Salisbury laager in '96. Mrs. Atkinson died in 1957 aged 93. Information from Mrs. Roland Smith, Bulawayo, by telephone.

MRS. ATTWELL, 1894

Nee Ada Margaret Bain. Came up by ox wagon with her parents; was in the Bulawayo laager in '96 and is now living in Gatooma (1960). Information from her neice, Miss G. Howard, Bulawayo.

MRS. AUSTIN, 1893

Nee Emily Ada Coxen. Came first to Fort Victoria with her husband, then trekked to Bulawayo the following year. The Austin family was about the last to go into the Bulawayo laager during the '96 rebellion. Mrs. Austin was a grand niece of Captain Coxen of the " Grosvenor " which was wrecked off the Pondoland coast. She died in June, 1937. Information in letters from her grandson, Mr. Eric Muir, Bulawayo, dated 29/6/1959 and 2/7/1959.

MISS SOPHIA DECIMA AUSTIN, 1896

Started the Bulawayo High School. Later returned to England and died there of rheumatic fever. Information from her nephew, Mr. Eric Muir, Bulawayo, in letters dated 29/6/1959 and 2/7/1959.

MRS. BADENHORST, 1895

Nee Laura Cecily Mary Pretorius. Born in Umtali, 16th April, 1895. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

MRS. BAGNALL, 1895

Nee Lavinia Cawood. Arrived in December, 1895 to join her husband. Was in the Salisbury laager, see p. 93 "In God's White Robed Army," by a Dominican Sister. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

MRS. A. S. BAIN, 1892

Nee Emily Teresa Forsen. Arrived with the Moodie Trek. Born 1862, died 1946. Information from Mrs. S. M. Duncanson, Salisbury; letters dated 29/6/59 and 2/2/1960, in answer to my advertisement.

MRS. BAIN, 1894

Nee Alice May Cumming. Came with her parents and five sisters from Johannesburg by ox wagon in July, 1895. Information from her niece, Mrs. Long, Bulawayo, by telephone. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

MRS. BAIN, 1896

Nee I.M. Biller. Born in Salisbury laager during the rebellion. Letter from Mrs. Bain, Marandellas, dated 4/10/1957, in answer to my advertisement.

MRS. BAIN, 1894

Nee Sarah Lucy Hulley. Came with her husband and seven children by ox wagon; it took them six months. She lived in Rhodesia until her death in 1914. Information from her granddaughter, Miss Howard, Bulawayo.

MRS. MARIE VICTOIRE BAINES, 1893

Nee Lemestre. Well known as “French Marie." Was married in France and went first to Chicago. Later came to Rhodesia and was near Umtali when the '96 rebellion broke out, but walked, with several others, to the Salisbury laager, carrying her baby. Her first husband was Jack Baines, who died in World War I. Later she married C. F. Green, divorced him and assumed her first husband's name. Mrs. Baines lived in various places in Rhodesia including Gwelo and Fort Victoria. She had various mining claims. Her last years were spent at Selous where she ran the Welcome Butchery on Impofoe Farm. Mrs. Baines died, owing to a fall in her daughter's house in Salisbury, on 3rd April, 1952, aged 85 years. "A great character and much loved." Information from her daughter, Mrs. Boltt, Karoi, in letter dated 18/7/1960.

MISS ALICE BALFOUR, 1894

Came as a "tourist" with her brother, the Right Hon. A. J. Balfour and party. She wrote the book "Twelve Hundred Miles in a Waggon” which describes their journey through Rhodesia and on to Beira. P. 230 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie and pp. 11 and 128 " The World's View," by Nora S. Kane.

MRS. BALLANTYNE, 1894

Nee Ethel Ruth Read. Came up with her parents. Died in 1954. Information from her niece, Mrs. J. Webb, Salisbury in letter dated 2/10/1957, in answer to my advertisement.

MRS. BARKER, 1894

Nee Alice Elizabeth Storm (the name Peters having been changed to Storm). Arrived with her parents, see pp. 229 and 230 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

MRS. BARNETT, 1894

Nee M. Raath. Arrived with her mother, a sister and two brothers. Her husband had the Pioneer Bakery near the station in Bulawayo, and she was in the laager during the rebellion. The registration of her marriage is to be found in the Central Archives, Salisbury - married in Bulawayo 21/1/1896. Information from her sister, Mrs. Lewis of Standerton, in letters dated 3/1/1958 and 17/4/1958 and 24/6/1958, replying to my advertisement. Mrs. Barnett died in Cape Town.

MRS. BARNWELL, 1896, or earlier

This lady is mentioned in the "Bulawayo Directory and Handbook of Matabeleland," 1895-96, as the owner of Stand No. 500 1/2, Grey Street.

MRS. BARRY, 1895

Nee Florence Leonora Wilhelmina Bailie. Came to this country via Beira, up the Pungwe River by tug, then by mule cart to Umtali. There are mining claims registered in Mrs. Barry's name in 1895 in the C.A. Archives, Salisbury. She died in Bulawayo on 13th October, 1957. Information from her daughter, Mrs. Whitworth, Bulawayo.

MRS. BASSETT, 1894

Nee Emma Hill. Arrived with her parents by donkey wagon. Still living in Bulawayo (1958). Information from her daughter, Mrs. Smith of Joy's Hairdressing Saloon, Bulawayo.

MRS. BATES, 1893

Wife of Rev. Frank W. Bates. They came with a party of eight American missionaries, two children and four Zulu evangelists and families, to start the American Mission at Mount Selinda. Information in pamphlet received from Rev. W. D. Webb in answer to my enquiries, January, 1956.

MRS. BECK, 1894

Nee Letitia Prescott. Her first husband was Mr. Hans Lee and she was his second wife. Arrived with her parents at Tuli by ox wagon, 15/4/1894. Was in the Mangwe laager and is still living in Plumtree (1959). Information from herself. Also p. 168 "First Steps in Civilising Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

MRS. BEECHEY, 1894

Nee Elizabeth Gwynne. Arrived in October. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

MRS. BEECHEY, 1894

Nee Elizabeth Simpson. Arrived with her husband and family; they were four months on the road from Johannesburg. Later returned to Natal. Information from her son, Mr. H. H. Beechey, Bulawayo, in letter dated 24/11/1959. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

MRS. BEESLEY, 1895

Nee Margaret Letetia Mew. Arrived with her two small daughters by coach to join her husband in December, 1895. Was in the Bulawayo laager. Mrs. Beesley died in Bulawayo about 1931. Information from her daughter, Mrs. Woods, in letter dated 20/11/1959. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

MISS CECILY JOANNA BEESLEY, 1895

Arrived by coach with her mother and sister. They were in the Bulawayo laager during the '96 rebellion. Miss Beesley is still living in Durban (1960). Information from her sister, Mrs. Woods, in letter dated 20/11/1959. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

MRS. BEKKER, 1895

Nee Maria Christina Pienaar. Arrived with the Kruger-Bekker Trek, with her husband and 5 daughters. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957. Also p. 160 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

SISTER BENEVENUTA, 1896

Surname Saumweber. Information in letters from St. Dominic's Convent, Salisbury, dated 18/11/1955 and 13/8/1957.

MRS. THEODORE BENT, 1891

Wife of the author of "Ruined Cities of Mashonaland." Came with her husband to Zimbabwe. Entertained Mother Patrick on her way to Mashonaland. The Bents did not settle in Rhodesia. Information - pp. 207-215 "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia " and p. 14 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

MRS. BENNIE, 1892

Nee Maria Olive Bain. Arrived with her parents in the Moodie Trek. Born 1882, died 1946. Information from Mrs. S. M. Duncanson in letter dated 29/6/1959, in answer to my advertisement.

MRS. BENNETT, 1896

Nee Alice Stuttaford. Arrived when a girl in her teens by wagon with her parents. Died overseas. Information from Mrs. W. Stuttaford, Bulawayo.

REV. MOTHER BERCHMANS, 1891

Surname Dreier. Dominican Order. Came up with Mother Patrick's small band of Dominican Sisters as Sister Berchmans, went first to Salisbury then to Fort Victoria. Was originally from Lachen in Bavaria. Died in Salisbury on 31st January, 1957 aged nearly 92 years. Letter from St. Dominic's Convent, Salisbury, dated 13/8/1957. Also pp. 4 and 10 " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

MRS. BERMEISTER, 1896, or earlier

Wife of Postmaster. They were both in the Mangwe laager during the Matabele rebellion. Information from Mrs. Black, Manila.

MRS. BERSTEIN, 1894

This name is given as that of the first woman to come into the country after the Matabele War. (White women were advised not to come during the year 1893). Page 223 of " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

MRS. BERRY, 1895

Nee Catherine Cornelia Van Niekerk. Arrived with parents at Fort Victoria. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

MRS. BERTELSEN, 1896, or earlier

This lady was murdered during the rebellion, together with her husband and four sons. (British South Africa Company's Reports on Native Disturbances in C.A. Archives, Salisbury). Also mentioned in "Sunshine and Storm in Rhodesia," by F. C. Selous.

MRS. SUSANAH BESTER, 1896, or earlier

"A Mr. and Mrs. Bester were attacked and their son killed, but Mrs. Bester died later of her wounds " see page 63 of British South Africa Company's Reports on Native Disturbances in C.A. Archives, Salisbury. Another account of Mrs. Bester's death (owing to a gun accident) is given by Mrs. Dina de Klerk on pp. 264 and 265 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

MRS. BESTER, 1894

Nee Caroline Nora Nason. Arrived with her parents by ox wagon. Was in the Bulawayo laager during the rebellion in '96. Stayed in Rhodesia all her life and died about 1905. Information from her sister, Mrs. Withers, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. BEWS, 1894

Nee Winifred Beechey. Arrived with her parents by ox wagon from Johannesburg and later returned to Natal. On Roll of Women Pioneers. Information also from her brother, H. H. Beechey, Bulawayo, letter dated 24/11/1959.

 

MRS. W. BEZUIDENHOUT, 1895

Nee Dorothea Van der Westhuizen. Came with the Kruger-Bekker Trek with three daughters, Johanna, Annie and Dorie. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/57. See pp. 86 and 160 " Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. BEZUIDENHOUT, 1894

Nee Agatha Mynhardt. Came with her parents in the Mynhardt-Utrecht Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957. Also page 92 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. M. BEZUIDENHOUT, 1894

Nee Annie Mynhardt. Came with her parents in the Mynhardt-Utrecht Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957. Also page 92 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. H. BEZUIDENHOUT, 1894

Nee Maria Magdalena Heyns. Arrived with the Martin Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957. Also page 79 "Many Treks Made Rhodeisa," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MISS CORNELIA MARIA BEZUIDENHOUT, 1894

Arrived in August, 1894. Born in Grahamstown in 1857. Last address Marandellas. Information from Rhodesia Pioneers' and Early Settlers' Society. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. BEZUIDENHOUT, 1896, or earlier

This lady with her husband and two sons, was in the Mangwe laager during the Matabele rebellion. Information from Mrs. Black, Marula.

 

MRS. BEZUIDENHOUT, 1895

Nee Maria Johana Simon. Arrived at Fort Victoria on 1st June, '95, with three daughters from Pretoria. Information from her daughter, Mrs. Hunt, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. T. J. BEZUIDENHOUT, 1895

Nee Elizabeth Helena Labuschagne. (First husband Joubert). Arrived in Fort Victoria with her first husband and four children, from Pretoria. He was killed at Enkeldoorn during the '96 rebellion. She and her children were in the laager. Information from her daughter, Mrs. S. M. Botha in letters dated 27/6/1959 and 6/7/1959, in answer to my advertisement; also from Mrs. Hunt, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. F. BILLER, 1892

Nee Ella Rose Collins. Arrived in '92, married in '93. On page 64 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie, she is referred to as "A real good sort." Her daughter (Mrs. I. M. Bain) was born in the Salisbury laager in 1896. (Letter from Mrs. Bain, Marandellas dated 4/10/1957).

 

MRS. BLACK, 1894

Nee Annie Prescott. Arrived at Fort Tuli with her parents in April, '94. Was in the Mangwe laager. Mrs. Black wrote a long article (pp. 267-286) in Mrs. Boggie's "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," on the early days of this country, mostly at Mangwe. Mrs. Black has made "A true list of people in laager, April to November, 1896 " (Mangwe) which is of great interest. This list is with the Pioneers' and Early Settlers' Society and I also possess a copy. Mrs. Black is still living (1960—at Marula). On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. BLACKBEARD, 1894

Nee Flora MacDonald. Came from Pretoria by ox wagon in December, '94. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. BLACKLER, 1894

Nee Maria Watters. Came by ox wagon to join her husband. Was probably in the Bulawayo laager. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. BLANN, formerly MRS. TAPSELL, 1893

Sailed to Beira from England with her husband and baby. An account of her gruelling journey to Salisbury is to be found on pages 192-197, "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. Her first husband died in 1908 and she remarried in Salisbury in 1912.

 

MRS. BLATCH, 1893

Nee Emily Hewitt. While working in University College Hospital, London, she (with Sister Mary Sanders) answered an advertisement from Bishop Knight Bruce, for a matron and sister for Umtali hospital. A very interesting account of their subsequent adventures is to be found on pp. 108-112 and 118-119, 121 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MISS ROSE BLENNERHASSETT, 1891

One of the three nursing sisters (Sleeman, Welby and Blennerhassett) who walked from Beira to Umtali and established a hospital there, helped by Cecil Rhodes. With Lucy Sleeman she wrote "Adventures in Mashonaland." pp. 97-101 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie also page 130 of " The World's View," by Nora S. Kane.

 

MRS. E. C. BOARDMAN, 1895

Nee Hester Maria Magdalena Jacoba Engelbrecht. Mr. and Mrs. Boardman were married in Salisbury in 1895. Information from one of the staff in the office of Registration of Marriages in Salisbury.

 

MRS. BODLE, 1894

Nee Violet Constance Bain. Came up by ox wagon with her parents; was in the Bulawayo laager in '96. Later left Rhodesia and died in Port Shepstone in 1958. Information from her niece, Miss Howard, Bulawayo.

 

SISTER BONA VENTURE, 1891

Surname Kaltenstadler. Came with Mother Patrick's band of Dominican Sisters to Mashonaland. Page 10 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. Also letters from St. Dominic's Convent, dated 18/11/1955, 13/8/1957 and 31/8/1957.

 

MRS. BOOYSEN, 1896, or earlier

This lady and her daughter were in the Mangwe laager during the Matabele rebellion. Information from Mrs. Black, Marula.

 

MRS. BOTHA, 1895

Nee Martha Susanna Joubert (step-father T. J. Bezuidenhout). Arrived with her parents. Her father was killed during the rebellion at Enkeldoorn. She was in the laager and has " never left Rhodesia all these years." Information from herself in letters dated 27/6/1959 and 6/7/1959.

 

MRS. BOTHA, 1895

Nee Elizabeth Margaritha Joubert (first husband Muller). Sister of the above. Arrived with her parents. Her father was killed in the rebellion at Enkeldoorn. She was in the laager. Information from her sister, Mrs. Botha in letters dated 27/6/1959 and 6/7/1959, in answer to my advertisement.

 

MRS. BOTHA, 1895

Nee Jacoba Maria Kritzinger. Arrived with her parents in January, '95. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. BOTTON, 1895

Nee Marion Carruthers. Arrived by ox wagon from Somerset East. Was in the Bulawayo laager. Died on 16th November, 1932 in East London and is buried in Bulawayo. Information from her son, Mr. Claude Botton, Bulawayo. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. BOVELL, 1896

Nee Edith Mazoe Judson. Born in Salisbury 10/2/1896, daughter of Col. Dan Judson, well known for his part in the Mazoe patrol. She and her mother were in the condemned cell of the gaol which was used as the laager in Salisbury during the rebellion. Mr. and Mrs. Bovell are now (1960) living at the Cape. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. BOWEN, Dorothea Agnes, 1894

Daughter of Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of all Ireland. Was a friend of Cecil Rhodes and was married at Groot Schuur. Trekked up from Johannesburg to Salisbury with her husband, who was later Mining Commissioner in Salisbury. Information from " Women of South Africa," edited and compiled by Thos. H. Lewis, 1913, which book is in the possession of Miss V. Paxton, 64a Wilson Street, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. BRADNICK, 1896

Nee Dirkie Jacoba Olwage. Born in Melsetter, 9th April, 1896, in the laager there during the rebellion. Letter from herself dated 5/7/1959, from Gwelo. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. BRADSHAW, 1896

Nee Letetita Ferns. Arrived with her husband and family. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. BRAY, 1896, or earlier

Wife of Major Bray. She and her husband nearly lost their lives in the Mashonaland rebellion. Page 96 of "In God's White Robed Army," by a Dominican Sister.

 

MRS. BRENT, 1894

Nee Prudence Gilford. Travelled with the Edenburg Trek and has written a very interesting article about this journey and early days in Gazaland in " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie, pp. 158-166. Mrs. Brent died in Chipinga in 1949. Information from her sister, Mrs. Shinn, Bulawayo. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. BRIDGER, 1896

Nee Ivy Nesta Fisher. Arrived with her mother, via Beira, to join her father in November, '96. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. BROWN, 1892

Nee Cornelia Venter. Travelled with her husband by ox Wagon from the Union to Fort Victoria. Died in Bulawayo in 1945. Information from her daughter, Mrs. Engelbrecht, Bulawayo, 1959. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. PELHAM BROWNE, 1892

Nee Cynthia Webb. Trekked up from Kimberley to visit her sister Mrs. Greenfield. The following year she married Capt. Stockley of the Salisbury Police. Her second husband was Capt. Pelham Browne of Salisbury. Her daughter, Mrs. Wymer was born in the Umtali laager in '96. Under the name of Cynthia Stockley she wrote several books about Rhodesia. Pp. 84- 90 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. AMANDA BROWN, 1896, or earlier

Lived at 59 Main Street, according to the Bulawayo Directory and Handbook of Matabeleland, page 68, 1895-1896. There are some mining claims, Reef " Oberon " registered in 1895 under the name of Amanda Brown - C.A. Archives, Salisbury.

 

MRS. BROWNING, 1894

Nee Jessie Meikle. Trekked up by ox wagon with her husband and family from Natal. Lived for many years at "Rockey Lodge," Salisbury, and is still living at Plettenberg Bay with her daughter Mrs. Speyer. (1960).

 

MRS. BUCKNALL, 1892

Nee Harriet Susan Moodie. Sister of Thomas Moodie (leader of the Trek), travelled up " with her household," see pp. 125 and 164 of "A Study in Pioneering; The Moodies of Melsetter," by Edmund H. Burrows.

 

MRS. BULL, 1896

Nee Mary Driver. Arrived in September, '96, with her mother and two sisters, to join their father in Gwelo. Still living (1960) in Durban. Information from Mrs. Dawson (nee Driver), Bulawayo.

 

MRS. BUNKER, 1893

Wife of Rev. Fred Bunker. They came with a party of eight American missionaries, their two children and four Zulu evangelists and families to start the American Mission at Mount Selinda. Information in pamphlet from Rev. W. D. Webb, Mount Selinda, in answer to my enquires.

 

MRS. BURNETT, 1896

Nee Julie Nooman. Came in the first train from Beira to Umtali. Information from Mr. P. J. Pike, her son-in-law, by telephone.

 

MRS. BURNETT, 1894

Nee Sarah Petronella Bouwer. Arrived with her husband. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. BURNHAM, 1893

Wife of Major F. R. Burnham, D.S.O., author of "Scouting on Two Continents," which book is dedicated to her. She came to this country with her husband, often sharing great hardships and dangers with him, and she is held in great esteem by his many admirers. Also see p. 245 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. BURROWS, 1896

Nee Grace Chalmers. Arrived with her parents via Mangwe. Lived in Bulawayo; died at Gutu in 1922 and is buried at Mvimvi Ranch, Gutu. Information to Pioneers' and Early Settlers' Society from Mrs. Kettering- ham, her sister, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. BURROWS, 1895

Nee Mary Brummage. Left Johannesburg, where they were 1886 pioneers, with her husband and family, and arrived in Matabeleland in May, '95. She was in the Bulawayo laager during the rebellion and lived in Rhodesia until her death in June, 1921. Mrs. Burrows died at Mvimvi Ranch, Gutu, where she is buried. Information from her second son, Charles L. Burrows, of P.O. Mazoe, 26/9/1960.

 

MRS. BUSHNEY, 1893

Nee Martha Johanna van Rooyen. Arrived by ox wagon with her parents. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. CAMERON, 1893

This lady is mentioned in Mrs. Blatch's article, page 110 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie, as a carpenter's wife who arrived in Salisbury with a cat and kittens, and got £5 for each kitten.

 

MRS. ARCHIE CAMPBELL, 1896

Nee Poppy Smith. Her husband was an 1890 Pioneer; he went back to the Union and returned with his wife in 1896 to be Native Commissioner at Fort Rixon. Mrs. Campbell lived the rest of her life in Rhodesia; she died here in 1954 or 55. Information from her daughter in-law.

 

MRS. CAMPBELL, 1896

Nee Eva Coker. Arrived with her parents " before the railway." Information from Mrs. A. M. O'Connor, Salisbury, in answer to my advertisement; letter dated 4/10/1957.

 

MRS. CLIFF CANNELL, 1894

Nee Molly Mollet. Wife of the leader of the Edenburg Trek. Died in Melsetter. Information from Mrs. Otterson who also came with the Eden¬burg Trek. Page 161 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

SISTER CANISA, 1896

Surname Fink. Dominican Order. Letters from St. Dominic's Convent, Salisbury, dated 18/11/1955 and 13/8/1957.

 

MRS. CAREY, 1896

Nee Zillah Hulley. Niece of Mr. and Mrs. James Cawood. Came up by donkey wagon with the Hulley-Cawood Trek, leaving Pretoria at the age of 14. Eventually settled at Penhalonga. Mrs. Carey has written a long and interesting account of their experiences on their journey, etc., which is to be found on pp. 292 to 300 of "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. CARINUS, 1896

Came with her husband and daughter Mrs. Weinand, who is on the Roll of Women Pioneers as having " arrived with parents."

 

MRS. CARLISLE, 1894

Nee Jessie Cumming. Came up with her parents and 5 sisters from Johannesburg by ox wagon in July, '94. Information from her neice, Mrs. Long, Bulawayo, by telephone.

 

MRS. CARMICHAEL, 1895

Came to join the Seventh Day Adventists at Solusi Mission near Bulawayo. Information from Solusi Missionary College.

 

MRS. D. CARNEGIE, 1862

Nee Mary Margaret Sykes; born at Inyati Mission 20/12/1862. Married Rev. David Carnegie in 1885. Lived at Hope Fountain Mission and at Centenary Mission, Figtree, till the death of her husband in 1910. Was in the Bulawayo laager with 3 children in '96. A great friend to the natives. With her husband adapted the "Pilgrim's Progress" into Sindebele from Zulu and later by herself translated "Step by Step" and "Line upon Line" into Sindebele. Mrs. Carnegie died in 1940 and is buried at Hope Fountain. Information from her daughter, Mrs. J. Lloyd. Also see pp. 104-108 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

SISTER CAROLINE, 1892

Surname Berchtold. Dominican Sister. Came up with Mother Clare's band of Sisters from Kingwilliamstown. Letters from Mother Mary Auxilia, the Convent, Salisbury, dated 11/7/1955 and 13/8/1957. Also p. 16 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. J. CARRUTHERS, 1896

Nee Josephine Amelia Bradfield. Married in Salisbury in October, 1896. Was given a piano by Cecil Rhodes for a wedding present. Lived most of her life in Salisbury and died there in October, 1944. Information from her nephew, Mr. Claude Botton, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. CARTER, 1895 or 96

Nee Schultz. Her first husband was George Whittaker, who took part in the Jameson Raid and was killed in the First World War. Later she married William Carter, an 1893 pioneer. She was in the Bulawayo laager during the '96 rebellion and is still (1958) living in Cape Town. Information from her granddaughter, Mrs. Creamer, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. CASHEL, 1896

Nee Alice Marion Nunn. Came up to join her husband. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. CASS, 1894

Nee Charlotte Ada Griffin. Came to Natal as a child from England. Joined the Salvation Army and, as Captain Griffin, came to Salisbury to marry Captain E. T. Cass, also of the Salvation Army. She was one of the 3 ladies who had the terrible experience of being brought into the Salisbury laager by the Mazoe Patrol, after her husband had been killed by the rebels. Information from Col. V. Thompson, Salvation Army, Salisbury, in letter dated 8/10/1957. Mrs. Cass died in Cape Town, she was a " Brave and courageous woman." Also see pp. 59, 60 and 262 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. CAWOOD, 1896

Nee Elizabeth Anne Hulley. Travelled up with her husband, niece and 4 sons by donkey wagon from Pretoria. Their experiences are told by her neice, Mrs. Carey, on pp. 293 to 300 in "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. CHAPMAN, 1895 or 96, or earlier

Was in the Nurses' Home, 96 Main Street, according to the Bulawayo Directory and Handbook of Matabeleland, 1895-1896, pp. 69 and 117. Mrs. Chapman was in the Bulawayo laager during the '96 rebellion.

 

MRS. CHALMERS, 1896

Nee Lilian Lucy Pullen. Arrived with her parents and her own family via Mangwe. Died in Bulawayo and is buried in the Pioneers' Section of the Cemetery, 21/12/57. Information to Pioneers' and Early Settlers' Society from her daughter, Mrs. Ketteringham.

 

MRS. CHAWNER, 1896

Nee Annie Shaw Driver. Arrived in September '96 with her mother and two sisters to join her father in Gwelo. She is still (1960) living in Durban. Information from Mrs. Dawson, nee Driver, Bulawayo. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. CINAMON, 1894

Mother of Mrs. Goudvis, whose name is on the Roll of Women Pioneers, as having "arrived with mother."

 

MOTHER CLARE, 1892

Surname Huber. Dominican Sister, came from Kingwilliamstown with four others, first to Fort Victoria then on to Fort Salisbury. Pp. 16 and 17 " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. Also letter from St. Dominic's Convent, Salisbury dated 31/8/1957.

 

MRS. CLARK, 1895

Nee Katherine Sophia Maritz. Arrived with her father. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. CLARKSON, 1895

Nee Emily Jane Hocking. Arrived by coach. Left Rhodesia in 1908. Information in letter from herself from Cape Town dated 5/10/1957 in answer to my advertisement. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. STEPHEN CLOETE, 1894

Nee Lee. Was in the Mangwe laager during the Matabeleland rebellion, with her husband and one child. Information from her neice, Mrs. Black, Marula, in letter dated 25/11/1959.

 

MRS. GERT STEPHANUS CLOETE, 1894

Nee Letetia Bell. Came with her husband and was in the Mangwe laager during the Matabeleland rebellion. Died suddenly at the age of 94, as she sat in her chair reading her Bible, in December, 1898. Information from her granddaughter, Mrs. Black, Manila, in letter dated 25/11/1959.

 

MRS. ANNIE COCKIN, 1878

Wife of Rev. J. Cockin of Hope Fountain, Mr. and Mrs. Cockin left on a visit to Bechuanaland in 1880, where he died. His wife did not return. Pp. 92-102 of "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. CODRINGTON, 1890

Formerly Mrs. Caldecott, nee Drake. Mentioned in the "Mashonaland Herald and Zambesian Times " of August 13th, 1892, as being one of the seven ladies present at the first dance held in Salisbury. Page 69 " Ex¬periences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie, also men¬tioned in a letter from Marshall Hole to Mrs. Boggie dated 14/8/1932 and on page 73 of "In God's White Robed Army," by a Dominican Sister.

 

MRS. HARM COETZER, 1895

Nee Herculina Johanna Steyn. Arrived at Melsetter with the Hendrick- Steyn Trek bringing two daughters named on page 160 of " Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. WENTZEL COETZER, 1895

Nee Johanna Steyn. Came with the Henry Steyn Trek, bringing 3 daughters and 4 sons, all named on page 160 of "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier. Information also from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga.

 

MADAME COILLIARD, 1877

Nee Christine Mackintosh. Wife of Rev. F. Coilliard of the Paris Society of Evangelical Missions. Lobengula would not let them stay because they had brought a number of Basuto evangelists with them. They had to return to Shoshong, Bechuanaland, having suffered untold hardships. Madame Coilliard died there in 1891. They were accompanied by their niece Elise. See pp. 227-245 "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. FULLER COKER, 1896

Nee Martha Holt. With her husband, who was a friend of Cecil Rhodes, Mrs. Coker was among the guests at the banquet given at the Palace Hotel on the occasion of the opening of the Railway. She died in Bulawayo in May, 1927, aged 88 years. Information from Mrs. O'Connor, Salisbury, in letter dated 4/10/1957, in reply to my advertisement.

 

MRS. COLEMAN, 1892

Nee Margery Hester Moodie. Sister of Thomas Moodie, leader of the Trek, She came with her husband and four daughters. They opened the first boarding house in Salisbury. Mrs. Coleman had exciting adventures in the Mashonaland rebellion and was six weeks in the Salisbury laager. An account of her early experiences, written by herself, is to be found in "Women in Central Africa," pp. 9 to 12, Also see pages 138 to 143 of " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. Mrs. Coleman died in January, 1935. Information from Mrs. Stidolph, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. JOHANN COLENBRANDER, 1890

Nee Molly Mullins. Wife of the well known pioneer and hunter. She was a friend of Cecil Rhodes and, with her husband and sister, accompanied him to the second Peace Indaba at the Matopos. She was a splendid shot, an excellent horsewomen, and there are many stories of her kindness to all; she was in the Bulawayo laager during the '96 rebellion. Mrs. Colenbrander died in Bulawayo in October, 1900, and is buried in the cemetery there. See pp. 113-114 of "The World's View," by Nora S. Kane; also pp. 217, 219, 223, 273 and 277 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. ALPHONSE COLENBRANDER, 1896

Nee Elizabeth Mullins. As Mrs. Smith she came up to Bulawayo to visit her sister, Mrs. Johann Colenbrander in August, 1896. With her she accompanied Cecil Rhodes and his party to the second Matopo Peace Indaba and gives an account of this on pages 273-277 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. See also pp. 113-114 of " The World's View," by Nora S. Kane.

 

SISTER CONSTANTIA, 1891

Surname Fromknecht. Chosen from the Convent in Potchefstroom, Sister Constantia came up with Mother Patrick's small band of Dominican Sisters and settled in Fort Salisbury. Information from St. Dominic's Convent, Salisbury, in letter dated 13/8/1957, also pp. 4-10 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. COOK, 1894

Nee Irene Cumming. Came with parents and five sisters by ox wagon from Johannesburg; married a nephew of Alan Wilson of Shangani Patrol fame. Mrs. Cook was living in Pretoria in 1957. Information from her niece, Mrs. Long, by telephone, 11/10/1957

 

MRS. COOKSLEY, 1862

Nee Mary Pittendrigh. Left Port Elizabeth with her husband, a trader, John Skinner Cooksley, in 1862; they visited Kuruman, Tati and Inyati and returned to the Union in 1869. Mrs. Cooksley died in 1937, aged 93 years. Information from Mrs. G. H. Tanser, in Salisbury, by telephone.

 

MRS. COPPOCK, 1896

Nee Kate O'Neill. The registration of this marriage is to be found in the C.A. Archives, Salisbury. Married in Bulawayo, 8th February, 1896. Fred Coppock was an engineer.

 

MRS. CORBETT, 1894

Nee Effie Priscilla Havnar. Arrived with parents by ox wagon. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. CORNTHWAITE, 1894

Nee Bessie Reid. Arrived with parents. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. CORNTHWAITE, 1894

Nee Constance Froneman. Joined her husband in Bulawayo. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. COUTTS, 1894

Nee Lizzie Watt. Arrived in May or June, with her husband. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. COWAN, 1892

Nee Charlotte Emily Webb. Mrs. Cowan's first husband was Capt. H. M. Greenfield who was killed in the Shangani Patrol, 1893, while she was in the Fort Victoria laager. In 1895 she married Jack Cowan. Mrs. Cowan died on her son's farm at Selukwe in 1925 and is buried in the cemetery there. Information from Mr. H. A. Greenfield, Selukwe. Also pp. 80 and 84 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. CRAUSE, 1894

Nee Maud Winifred Wardle. Born in Bulawayo, 14/9/1894. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MISS CRAMER, 1895

Is mentioned on page 67 of the British South Africa Company's Reports on Native Disturbances as having rendered good services. Did private nursing in Salisbury, including the laager during the rebellion. Information from Mrs. Hodges, Bulawayo. In the photo on p. 261 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women " (Jeannie M. Boggie) Miss Cramer is standing in the back row, wearing a dark hat. She is often mentioned in "Raiders and Rebels in South Africa," by Elsa Goodwin Green.

 

MRS. CRAVEN, 1896

Nee Mabel Fraser. Left England with her two sisters and came to Salisbury via Beira to join their father. Theirs was the last coach to reach Salisbury during the Mashona rebellion and they occupied the "oakum picking" cell in the gaol, which was the laager. Mrs. Craven was married in Salisbury she died in Beira. Information from her nephews, C. C. Wigg, Bulawayo, P. H. F. Wigg, Salisbury. Mrs. Craven travelled from Beira in the party that is described on page 260 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. H. CREWE, 1896

Nee Margaret Alice Button. Married in Johannesburg and came up by coach with her husband. They lived first at Trenance near the present Government House, Bulawayo. " They received warning just in time to move into laager before their house was burnt down by the Matabele," information from Mrs. Crewe's daughter, Mrs. Vaughan Evans, Nyamandhlovu, in letter dated 4/10/1959.

 

MRS. CRIPPS, 1893

Nee Mary Lovemore. Wife of the Hon. Lionel Cripps, Speaker in the first Parliament of Southern Rhodesia. Her honeymoon was their adventurous journey from Port Elizabeth to Umtali by ox wagon and on horseback. Mrs. Cripps has written an interesting account of their early life up here in Mrs. Boggie's book, "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," pp. 178-184. Mrs. Cripps was in the Umtali laager - letter from herself to Mrs. Boggie dated 11/1/1931. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. COLTEMAN-CRONIN, 1896

Nee Harriet Maud Driver. Came by wagon with her mother and two sisters to join her father who was Native Commissioner in Gwelo, in 1896. She is still living in Durban (1960). Information from Mrs. Dawson, nee Driver, Bulawayo. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. CROMBIE, 1896

Nee Eva Wilson. This lady, having travelled all over the world, finally arrived in Rhodesia, met her husband and remained in the country; she died at Figtree in 1943. Information from her son in Bulawayo.

 

MRS. CRONJE, 1894

Mother of Mrs. Pohl whose name is on the Roll of Women Pioneers as having "arrived with parents."

 

MRS. FAIRBAIRN CRONWRIGHT, 1894

Nee Rosina Elizabeth du Preez. Arrived with the Martin Trek. Information from Mrs. Molly Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957; also on p. 79 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. CROSS, 1894

Nee Mary Elizabeth Niland. Kept a boarding house, Bavaria Lodge, Bulawayo. She died in Queenstown in 1942. Information from her daughter, Miss Cross in Bulawayo.

 

MISS EILEEN RUBY CROSS, 1896

Came up to join her mother. Is still living at Glenville, Bulawayo (1959). Information from herself.

 

MRS. CULVERWELL, 1891

Nee Emily Jane Brooks. Trekked up with her husband from Barberton, and arrived in July, 1891. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. CUMMING, 1894

Nee Berry. Arrived with her husband, Guybon Cumming, and six daughters by ox wagon from Johannesburg. Information from her grand-daughter, Mrs. Long, Bulawayo, by telephone.

 

MRS. CUMMING, 1896

Nee Isabella Magdalena Van Neikerk. Arrived with her parents. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. P. G. CUMMINGS, 1896

Nee Hendria Christina  (?). Came with her parents (?). Born in Lichtenberg, Transvaal in 1879. Was in the Bulawayo laager. Died in Bulawayo in June, 1944. Information from Pioneers' and Early Settlers' 38th Annual Report.

 

MRS. CUNNINGHAM, 1896

This lady was murdered by the rebels at Insiza together with her husband, two daughters Alice and Amy, son Henry, grand-daughter Evelyn Milne and two grandsons. Bodies found on 24th March, 1896. Information from British South Africa Company's Reports on Native Disturbances, p. 46 in C.A. Archives, Salisbury. Also p. 35 of " Sunshine and Storm in Rhodesia," by F. C. Selous.

 

MRS. TOM CURRY, 1893, or before

This lady is mentioned as giving birth to a daughter - possibly "the first female child to be born in Salisbury." Page 56 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. DA FONSECA, 1895

Nee Florence Leith Matilda Robarts. The registration of this marriage is to be found in the C.A. Archives, Salisbury. Married in Bulawayo, 17th August, 1895. Mr. A. Da Fonseca was a farmer.

 

MRS. DALLAMORE, 1895

Nee Lea Magdalena Boshoff (widow). The registration of this marriage is to be found in the C.A Archives, Salsibury. Married in Bulawayo, 7th May, 1895. Mr. James M. Dallamore was a manufacturer of aerated water.

 

MRS. DAVIDSON, 1894

Nee Emily Louisa Stoodley. Came up to join her husband, October, 1894. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. DAVIES, 1895

Nee Annie Octavia Bowker. On Roll of Women Pioneers. ,

 

MRS. DAVIS, 1895, or earlier

Ran the Oxford Restaurant at 391 Rhodes Street, according to the Bulawayo Directory and Handbook of Matabeleland, 1895-96, p. 95.

 

MRS. CHARLIE DAY, 1896, or earlier

On Mr. Day's application form to join the Pioneer's and Early Settlers' Society, under the heading "General Information " he writes " Wife also did good service in laager." Mrs. Day is mentioned in a letter from Mrs. Lewis dated 24/6/58 as having been in the Bulawayo laager.

 

MRS. DEARY, 1892

Mentioned in " The Mashonaland Herald and Zambesian Times " of 13th August, 1892, as being one of the seven ladies present at the first dance held in Mashonaland. P. 69 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. DE BEER, 1896

This lady and her two sons were in the Mangwe laager during the Matabele rebellion. Information from Mrs. Black, Marula.

 

MRS. DE BEER, 1894

Nee Johanna Hamman. Came with her daughter Sina, in the Mynhardt- Utrecht Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/57. Also p. 92 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. DE BEER, 1895

Nee Dorie Bezuidenhout. Came with the Kruger-Bekker Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957. Also p. 86 " Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. JACOMINA DE KLERK, 1894

Came up with her two daughters, Sina and Emmie, in the Mynhardt- Utrecht Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957. Also p. 92 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. DE KLERK, 1895

Nee Dina, Gertruida Fourie. Was in the Enkeldoorn laager. P. 264 " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. On Roll of Pioneer Women.

 

MRS. DE MEYER, 1894

Nee Anna Elizabeth Coetzer. Born at Melsetter, 10/7/1894. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. DEVINE, 1895-96, or earlier

Of the Nurses' Home, 96 Main Street, according to the Bulawayo Directory and Handbook of Matabeleland, 1895-96, pp. 69 and 117. Mrs. Devine did splendid work in the Bulawayo laager during the rebellion; when it was over Earl Grey paid expenses for Mrs. Devine to take a trip to the Colony as a mark of his appreciation of her valuable services at the "Laager and Exchange Hospitals." (" Bulawayo Chronicle " Saturday, June 13th, 1896). Information from Mr. A. Cripwell, Salisbury.

 

MRS. DIAMOND, 1896

Arrived with four teenage children. Information from her granddaughter, Mrs. Aylward, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. DICKENSON, 1896, or before

One of the three ladies who had the terrible experience of being brought into Salisbury laager by the Mazoe Patrol during the Mashona rebellion. Her husband had already been murdered. Pp. 59, 60 and 262 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. DICKINSON, 1894

Nee Millicent Irene Van Wyk. Arrived with her parents and was in the Bulawayo laager during the Matabele rebellion. Information from Mrs. Withers (nee Nason), Bulawayo. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

SISTER DOROTHY, 1896

Surname Schmid. Dominican Order. Letters from St. Dominic's Convent, Salisbury dated 18/11/1955 and 13/8/1957.

 

MRS. DOWELL, 1895

Nee Elizabeth Mary Ferwin. Arrived with her husband. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. A. DREW, 1893

Nee Caroline Lucinda Beere. " One of the band of seven nursing sisters who took over from Mother Patrick in Fort Victoria." See letter from her daughter Mrs. Goddard, dated 2/7/1959.

 

MRS. DRIVER, 1896

Nee Maria Boyce Impey. Came to join her husband in Gwelo. Had a very trying journey from Vryburg by ox wagon with her three daughters during the time of the rinderpest; sister of Lady Heyman who had arrived two years previously. Mrs. Driver died in Durban in 1942 aged 93 years. Information from her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Dawson, Bulawayo. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. J. E. DUNFORD, 1893

Nee Adlam. First settled in the Charter District. Now living in Salisbury (1959). Letter from her daughter, Mrs. Reid, dated 26/6/1959.

 

MISS DUPLEIS, 1896

On page 203 of "Raiders and Rebels in South Africa," by Mrs. Elsa Goodwin Green, the author mentions Miss Dupleis who had shared a hut with her at Chimoio. She died of fever shortly afterwards.

 

MRS. DU PLESSIS, 1893

Nee Magdalena Petronella Catherine Maritz. Arrived with her husband, January, 1893. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. DU PLESSIS, 1894

Nee Lena Maritz. Wife of Ernest du Plessis who came with the Moodie Trek as a single man in 1892, went back to the Free State and returned with his wife in the Du Plessis Trek in 1894. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga; also p. 152 "A Study in Pioneering, The Moodies of Melsetter," by Edmund H. Burrows.

 

MRS. DU PLESSIS, 1894

Nee Barbara Welhelmina Kok. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. HENDRIK DU PLESSIS, 1894

Arrived in the du Plessis Trek with three daughters, Gertrude, Christina, Hendrika Aletta and two sons. P. 81 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. DU PREEZ, 1894

Nee Johanna Cornelia Kok. Came with Martin's Trek. P. 78 " Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. DU PREEZ (widow), 1894

Nee Petronella Susara Taute. Arrived with the Martin Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957. Also p. 161 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. LEA DU PREEZ, 1895

Arrived with the Kruger-Bekker Trek, with one daughter Johanna. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957. Also p. 86 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MISS JOHANNA DU PREEZ, 1895

Arrived with her parents in the Kruger-Bekker Trek. Information as above.

 

MRS. EASTMAN, 1895

Nee Albertina Stelfan. "A maternity nurse." Arrived with her husband and family. P. 227 " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. EASTMURE, 1893

Nee Florence Lydia Macloutsie Reilly. First husband Mr. Willows. Came to Bulawayo with her parents. Information from herself. On Roll of Women Pioneers, as Willows, 1894.

 

MRS. EDWARDS, 1894

Nee Hester Mary Smith. Came by ox wagon with her husband from Pretoria. She lived on the farm Douglasdale near Bulawayo for 50 years and died there in 1950. Information from her daughter, Mrs. Breare, Bulawayo, by telephone.

 

MRS. EDWARDS, 1893

Nee Hannah Louisa Webster. Travelled up with her parents; they were in the Fort Victoria laager and later settled in Chipinga. Her first husband, Mr. J. H. Robertson, died in 1904 and she remarried in 1908 and lived at Chipinga until her death in December, 1958, aged 78. Information from Mrs. Hutchinson in letter dated 1/7/1959, enclosing cutting from the " Umtali Post" dated 15/12/1958. (In reply to my advertisement).

 

MRS. ELLIOTT, 1877

Nee Clapton. Wife of Rev. W. Elliott of Inyati Mission, who compiled " Notes for a Sindebele Dictionary." She lived at the Mission till 1895 (uncertain), when Mr. Elliott resigned on account of her health, see p. 11, "A Brief Historical Survey of the London Missionary Society in Southern Africa," by A. J. Haile and also pp. 51-60 "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. ELLIOTT, 1892

Nee Rhoda Greef. Was the first girl born at Fort Tuli and was named after Mr. Rhodes and remembered by him in his will, according to an article by Mrs. Black of Marula on page 285 of "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. ENGELBRECHT, 1896

Nee Catherina Sophia Lottering. Came up to join her husband and was here during the rebellion. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. ENGLEBRECHT, 1895

Nee Ellen Brown. Was born in Bulawayo on 14th July, 1895, and has lived here all her life. Information from herself, 1959.

 

MRS. D. ENGELBRECHT, 1895

Came with the second Du Plessis Trek. P. 81 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. ENGLISH, 1894

Nee Catharina Gesina Van der Reit.

Came with the Martin Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957. Also p. 161 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. G. ENVRARD, 1894

Was with the Dutch Reformed Mission, but had to leave for health reasons in 1896. Letter from Miss Julia Haymann, Fort Victoria, dated 13/11/1955.

 

MRS. ELY, 1894

Nee Clara Bugden. Arrived with her husband and daughter by ox wagon. Was in the laager during the rebellion in Gwelo. Died in Bulawayo in 1925. Information from her son, Bulawayo. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. ERASMUS, 1896

Wife of a trader who lived about 60 miles from Salisbury. The story of their escape from death by the rebels is told on pp. 267 and 268 of Jeannie M. Boggie's " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women." Their names are mentioned on p. 60 of the B.S.A. Company's Reports on Native Disturbances, in the Central African Archives.

 

MISS ERSKINE, 1893

Travelled up by coach as a nursing sister. She was the daughter of Major Erskine of the Mining Board in Kimberley, but did not stay long in the country. Information in letter to Mrs. Boggie (in her possession) dated 14/8/1932 from Mr. Marshall Hole.

 

MRS. S. H. ESTERHUIZEN, 1895

Nee Johanna Christina Maria de Beer (widow). Married in Bulawayo on 2/12/1895. The registration of this marriage is to be found in the C.A. Archives, Salisbury. Mr. Esterhuizen was a farmer.

 

MRS. EVANS, 1896

Nee Ida Mulliner. Came up to join her husband. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. EYLES, 1894

Nee Johanna Jacomina Frances Larkin. Mr. Eyles was her second husband, Mr. Leach her first. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. EYLES, 1896

Nee Freda Carrie Von Hirschberg. The registration of this birth is to be found in the Registry of Births, Salisbury, 18/4/1896. Mrs. J. Honey of Salisbury gave information of Miss Von Hirschberg's married name.

 

MRS. FAIRBRIDGE, 1896

Nee Helen Rosalie Lovemore. Travelled with her husband in Griqualand. Later he went to Rhodesia by wagon and she and her children, including Kingsley, went by sea from Delagoa Bay to Beira where they were met by Mr. Fairbridge and travelled by train and coach to Old Umtali; later they lived in New Umtali, where she died in 1929. Information from Kingsley Fairbridge's Autobiography and from her nephew J. F. Fairbridge, Salisbury, 1959.

 

MRS.AND MISS FAIRBRIDGE, 1892

Mr. A. Cripwell, Salisbury, in a letter dated 26/8/1957, sent me the following extract from "The Rhodesia Chronicle and Mashonaland Advertiser," published weekly at Tuli, dated 26th November, 1892, issue No. 30—Under ' Local and General,' " Mrs. and Miss Fairbridge arrived at Tuli by the coach on Monday on their way to Salisbury."

 

MRS. FAIRBURN, 1893, or earlier

Mentioned by Mrs. Nesbitt on page 147 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," as having lived near them at Mazoe. A Mrs. Fairburn is also mentioned by Mrs. J. Carruthers as having been in Salisbury in 1891, in a letter to Mrs. Boggie dated 19th June, 1935.

 

MISS FAIR WEATHER, 1896, or earlier

Nurse - companion to Mrs. Norton, and was murdered by the Mashona rebels at the same time as the Norton family. P. 71 " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. Also recorded in " Sunshine and Storm in Rhodesia," by F. C. Selous.

 

MRS. FARTHING, 1893

Nee Carter. Came up with Mr. and Mrs. Lamb to assist open Store Bros, drapery shop in Salisbury. Was in the laager there and spoken of as " really and truly brave." She and her husband had the Queen's Hotel, Salisbury. Pp. 45 and 199 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. FATH, 1895

Nee Gertrude Caroline Lee. Arrived by ox wagon from Pietersburg and had her home in Rhodesia till she died in 1958 aged 80. Mrs. Fath was in the Bulawayo laager in 1896. Information from her daughter Mrs. Millam of Redcliff, Que Que, letter dated 25/11/58.

 

MRS. FELLS, 1889

With her husband, Mrs. Fells is mentioned on pp. 114 and 115 of "A Study In Pioneering. The Moodies of Melsetter," by Edmund H. Burrows. They were "the vanguard of Mount Selinda " and were of the American Zulu Mission. Mrs. Fells was an expert linguist.

 

MRS. FERREIRA, 1894

Nee Alice Ramsay Cannell. Daughter of the leader of the Edenburg Trek. Still (1956) living in Salisbury. Information from Mrs. Otterson, nee Gifford, who was also on the same Trek. P. 160 " Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. FERREIRA, 1891

Nee Sarah Elizabeth Lange. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. T. FERREIRA, 1895

Nee Maria Steyn. Travelled up with the Henry-Steyn Trek bringing two daughters, Maria, Catherina and four sons. Page 161 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. FIFE-SCOTT, 1896

Mentioned by Mrs. Hurrell on p. 247 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women " as having nursed in the Gwelo laager.

 

MRS. FINAUGHTY, 1894

Mother of Mrs. Southwell whose name is on the Roll of Women Pioneers as having " arrived with parents."

 

MRS. FINCH, 1895

Nee Violet Caroline Eastman. Arrived with her father in November, 1895. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. FINCHAM, 1893

Nee Jacoba Nel. Arrived with her husband. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. FISHER, 1896

Nee Elizabeth Ann Burnett. Arrived via Beira to join her husband. Died in Johannesburg in April, 1960. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. FITT, 1896

Nee Sarah Amelia Adams. Arrived in Salisbury via Beira; was in the laager there during the rebellion and died there in 1910. Information from Mrs. Grant, Bulawayo. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. FLEMING, 1896

Nee Philadelphia Alice Fisher. Came up as a bride with her husband, Dr. Fleming, via Beira, Chimoio, and from Old Umtali by coach and mules to reach Salisbury before the Mashona rebellion broke out. Mrs. Fleming's letters were originally published in the Rhodesian Medical Journal, and have since been published as a booklet. See also pp. 259 to 262 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. FLETCHER, 1895

Nee Annie MacDonaid. Travelled with two children, one in arms, from Pretoria in one of Zeederburg's coaches. The story of this harrowing journey is given on pp. 250 to 254 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. Also pp. 103-106 of "The World's View," by Nora S. Kane. Mrs. Fletcher was in the Bulawayo laager during the '96 rebellion. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MISS A. L. FOSTER, 1896

Sister of Rev. H. Foster. Came up via Beira; nursed in the Umtali laager during the rebellion and was eventually Matron of the hospital there. P. 77 " Raiders and Rebels in South Africa," by Mrs. Elsa Goodwin Green. Also pp. 121-123 " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. FOTHERINGHAM, 1895

Nee Ethel Marion Jane McDonald. Arrived via Beira 25th May, 1895 and later went to Gwelo by coach. Letter from Mrs. Alderson, her grand¬daughter, dated 27/6/1959. Also pp. 116 and 120 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. FOURIE, 1896, or earlier

This lady with her husband and family were murdered by the Matabele rebels. Their bodies were buried by Napier's Gwelo Patrol. See p. 47 of Reports on Native Disturbances, C.A. Archives, Salisbury. Also pp. 209- 213 " Sunshine and Storm in Rhodesia," by F. C. Selous.

 

MRS. FOY, 1891

Came to Salisbury with her husband and his partner, Mr. Bradley; walked most of the way from Johannesburg. Started to provide meals in Pioneer Street and died the following year. Letter from Hampton, dated 18/3/1934, in the possession of Mrs. Boggie, Gwelo. P. 63 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women."

 

MRS. FRANCIS, 1875

" In 1875 a party was got up to visit the Falls consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Francis.They travelled first by ox wagon then by donkey cart owing to tsetse fly and finally on foot " Their exciting experiences are told on page 223 of " First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. FRANCIS, 1894

Nee Mary Florence Read. Came up with her parents and is now (1957) aged 73 living with her daughter Mrs. J. Webb in Salisbury, who gave me this information in letter dated 2/10/1957 in answer to my advertisement.

 

REV. MOTHER FRANCIS, 1894

Surname Condon.Dominican Order. As Sister Francis she came with Sister Patrick from Kingwilliamstown and worked in Mafeking and Macloutsie. Did splendid work during the '96 rebellion. Died in Gwelo Convent in 1934. Letter from Salisbury Convent dated 13/8/1957. Also pp. 4, 21, 23, 24, 37 and 38 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. FRANKS, 1894

Nee Ruby Sylvester. Arrived with her mother who later married Mr. " Tottie " Hay. Mrs. Frank's first husband was Dr. Gladstone Clark. Information in letter from herself to Mrs. Boggie dated 6/1/1939.

 

MISS KATE FRASER, 1896

Left England with her two sisters and came to Salisbury via Beira to join their father. Theirs was the last coach to reach Salisbury before the rebellion broke out and they were sent straight to the laager in the gaol and occupied the " oakum picking " cell. Miss Fraser left Rhodesia later and died in Vancouver. Information from her nephews, C. C. Wigg, Bulawayo and P. H. Wigg, Salisbury. Miss Fraser travelled from Beira with the party that is described by Mrs. Dr. Fleming on pp. 259-262 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women."

 

SISTER FREDERICA, 1894

Surname Kalschmid. Dominican Order. Came with other Sisters from the Macloutsie hospital camp. Letters from the Convent, Salisbury, dated 18/11/1955 and 13/8/1957. Also page 21 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. MAURICE FREEMAN, 1892

Nee Schmidt. Before her marriage she is mentioned in "The Mashonaland Herald and Zambesian Times " of 13th August, 1892, as being one of the seven ladies present at the first dance held in Mashonaland, given by Mr. Stamford Brown. P. 69 of Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. Mr. Marshall Hole, Resident Magistrate, officiated at her marriage which was the second to be held in Salisbury—letter dated 14/8/1932 from Marshall Hole to Mrs. Boggie and in her possession.

 

MRS. FFRENCH-MULLEN, 1893

Nee Sauer. Wife of Rear Admiral Ffrench-Mullen. She is still living in Ireland; she trekked up with her parents. Information from Mrs. Malise Graham, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. FREWEN, 1892

Nee Edith Mary Graham. Known as Sister Borgia when she belonged to the Dominican Order. Came from Kingwilliamstown to Salisbury with the Sisters under Mother Clare - see article by herself in pp. 17-20 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," She worked with Mother Patrick then left Salisbury after the Jameson Raid. Seven years later she married, having received permission from Rome to leave the Convent - see letter from herself (through my advertisement) dated 13/8/1959 from Kompa, C.P. where she lives, aged 88, with her niece (1959). Information also from the Convent, Salisbury, dated 11/7/1955 and 13 and 31/8/1957. There are mining claims in the C.A. Archives called " Swiss " registered under the name of Sister Borgia in 1893 and abandoned 23/5/1898.

 

MRS. FRIEND, 1895

Nee Anna Johana Jacoba Bezuidenhout. Arrived with her mother and two sisters at Fort Victoria on 1st June, 1895, from Pretoria. Information from Mrs. Hunt, her sister, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. FROST, 1894

Nee Annie Wardle. Arrived with her mother and is still living in Bulawayo (1959). Information from her sister, Mrs. Love. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. GARRETT, 1896, or earlier

This lady was Matron in Sir Arthur Lawley's hospital for men constructing the railway at 77 mile peg, near Umtali. Information from Mrs. Hodges (nee Bertram), Bulawayo.

 

MRS. GARRETT-TAYLOR, 1892

Nee Mary Monica Marshall Hole. Travelled up with her mother to Salisbury, by rail, coach and wagon. An account of this journey can be read on pp. 65 to 73 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. Mrs. Garrett-Taylor's first husband was G. Fitzgibbon. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. GIBSON, 1894

Mother of Mrs. Greef, whose name is on the Roll of Women Pioneers as having "arrived with parents " by ox wagon.

 

MRS. A. S. GIFFORD, 1894

Nee Emma Phoebe Glanz. Travelled with the Edenburg Trek, with her husband and 5 children. This Trek is described by one of her daughters, Mrs. Brent, on pp. 159-166 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. Mrs. Gilford's maiden name is spelt Glanz; it is incorrectly spelt on p. 60 of "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier. Information from her daughter, Mrs. Otterson, of Chipinga. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. GILPIN, 1894

Nee Dolly Heyman; first husband Bellasis. Came up by ox wagon with her mother, Mrs. Alexander, later Lady Heyman. At one time was living at Marandellas.

 

MRS. CHARLES GILSON, 1896

Appointed from America to the Mount Selinda Mission. Information in pamphlet received from Rev. W. D. Webb, Mount Selinda, January, 1956.

 

MISS JULIETTE GILSON, 1896

Joined the American Mission at Mount Selinda and became responsible for the school. She gave many years of service to the Mission. Information in pamphlet received from Rev. W. D. Webb, Mount Selinda, January, 1956.

 

MRS. GLADWIN, 1895

Her daughter, Mrs. Rose-Innes, whose name is on the Roll of Women Pioneers, was born in Salisbury on the 26th June, 1896.

 

MRS. GILLWARD, 1896, or earlier

Mentioned on page 127 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie, as having gone into laager at Umtali.

 

MRS. GOELST, 1896

Nee Hendrina Johanna Schoonveldt. Was in the Fort Victoria laager and is still living (1958) in Salisbury. Information from her niece, Mrs. Rossouw, Fort Victoria in letter dated 10/12/58.

 

MRS. GOLDING, 1896, or earlier

This lady is mentioned as living in Umtali, by Mrs. Elsa Goodwin Green in her book "Raiders and Rebels in South Africa," page 110.

 

MRS. GRADWELL, 1894

Nee Emile Elizabeth Jane Manley. Trekked up with her children arriving Bulawayo 29/9/1894. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. GRADWELL, 1894

Nee Celia Jane Hill. Arrived September, 1894. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. GRAHAM, 1893

Nee Elspeth Sauer. Trekked up with her parents and sister. Information from herself in Canterbury, England, (1959) through Mrs. Malise Graham, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. GRAVES, 1890

Wife of Major Graves. Her first husband was Mr. Ellis of the Bechuanaland Police, according to Marshall Hole's letter to Mrs. Boggie dated 14/8/1932. Mentioned by Mr. W. E. Fairbridge as showing him " much kindness." Only stayed a short time. Pp. 77 and 78 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. Also pp. 112 and 113 "How we Made Rhodesia," by Major A. G. Leonard.

 

MRS. FREKKIE GREEF, 1890, or earlier

Was in the Mangwe laager with six children. Information from Mrs. Black, Marula. Also p. 285 "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. GREEF, 1894

Nee Elizabeth Maria Gibson. Arrived with parents by ox wagon. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. GREEN, 1896

Nee Mabel Maud Bain. Her parents came with the Moodie Trek in 1892. She was born in Salisbury 29/9/1896 and is still living (1959). Information from Mrs. S. M. Duncanson in letter dated 29/6/1959.

 

MRS. ELSA GOODWIN GREEN, 1896

Author of "Raiders and Rebels in South Africa" Came up as a nurse under the British South Africa Company, via Beira, Fontesvilla, Chimoio and Umtali. She only stayed a short while, and returned via Beira. Pp. 128 and 129 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. LEESON GREEN, 1894, or earlier

Nee Elizabeth Knight. This marriage is in a register in the C.A. Archives, Salisbury. At Bulawayo on 17th November, 1894.

 

MRS. GREENFIELD, 1892

Nee Webb. Came up at the request of Dr. Jameson from the Kimberley hospital where she had been nursing, and did splendid work here. Her husband was killed in the Shangani Patrol with Allan Wilson. She was a sister of Cynthia Stockley the novelist. Pp. 80 and 84 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. A. E. GREGORY, 1895

Nee Winifred Liddon Howard. Arrived by ox wagon from Johannesburg; left the country in 1903 and is now living in Port Elizabeth (1959). Mrs. Gregory was in the Bulawayo laager in '96. Information from her son in Bulawayo,

 

MRS. GREIT, 1877

A trader's wife remembered by Mrs. Jessie Lovemore. Mrs. Greit is mentioned in the Diaries of the Jesuit missionaries as having shown them much kindness when they came up to Matabeleland in 1879.

 

COUNTESS GREY and her daughter LADY VICTORIA, 1896

Wife and daughter of Earl Grey, lived in the country most of the time that he was Administrator. They joined Rhodes' camp at the second Matopos Peace Indaba, and spent ten days there; they were also at the third Indaba on 9th September, 1896. Early in December of that year the countess and her daughter returned to England. See pp. 113,114 and 143 of" The World's View," by Nora S. Kane.

 

MRS. ALBERT GREY, 1894

She and her husband travelled through Rhodesia with the Right Hon. A. J. Balfour's party, and she is constantly referred to in Miss Balfour's book, "Twelve Hundred Miles in a Wagon."

 

MRS. GREYLING, 1896, or earlier

This lady, her husband and three children were murdered by the Matabele" on the road to Bulawayo" during the '96 rebellion. P. 268 " Sunshine and Storm in Rhodesia," by F. C. Selous.

 

MRS. GROETWALL, 1894

Nee Katrina Herbst. Came with her husband in the Edenburg Trek, but returned to the Orange Free State 5 years later, when he died. Information from Mrs. Otterson, Chipinga; also p. 161 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. GOUDVIS, 1894

Nee Bertha Frances Annie Cinamon. Arrived with her mother by wagon to join her father; was in the Bulawayo laager in the '96 rebellion. Is still living in Johannesburg (1960). Information from Mrs. Meyerson, Bulawayo, by telephone. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. GROBLER, 1895

Nee Maria Johanna Bezuidenhout. Arrived with her mother and two sisters at Fort Victoria from Pretoria on 1st June, 1895. Information from her sister, Mrs. Hunt, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. GWYNNE, 1896

Nee Emily Gertrude Markham. Came up to join her father. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. HADDON, 1894, or earlier

Came up to join her husband after the founding of the firm of Haddon and Sly. She was most probably in the Bulawayo laager during the '96 rebellion. Information from Mr. John Sly, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. HAMILTON, 1893

On page 83 of Dr. Neville Jone's book "Rhodesian Genesis" there is a paragraph which reads: " When the column left Victoria a Mrs. Hamilton accompanied it in the regular uniform then in vogue. She rode at one side of the column and she and her husband had a small tent to themselves when camp was reached. However, she was not destined to see much of the campaign for, when the Salisbury Column was reached Dr. Jim (who went with the column) sent her back, escorted by her husband." I have tried in vain to get more information about this lady.

 

MRS. HAMMAN, 1894

Nee Annie de Beer. Came with her daughter in the Mynhardt-Utrecht Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga. Also page 161 of "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. HAMMANN, 1893

There were two Mrs. Hammans among the few women in the first Fort Victoria laager in 1893; their husbands were transport riders. The son of Mrs. A. M. Hammann was the first baby to be baptised in Fort Victoria, by name Jacobus. Page 82, "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. A. J. J. HAMMANN, 1895

Nee de Beer; first husband Potgieter. Came up from Vryheid, Natal, after 5 months in an ox wagon; settled in Fort Victoria and was in laager there in '96. Died 21/10/1946. Information from her son, Mr. J. Potgieter, Fort Victoria, in letter dated 13/8/1959.

 

MRS. HAMM, 1877

Nee Annie Mary Thomas. Daughter of Rev. T. M. and Mrs. Thomas of Inyati Mission. Left with her family in 1889 and was married in South Africa. Died in 1908. Information from Sir Eric Thomas, Salisbury.

 

MRS. HAMPSON, 1893

Nee Katy Gardiner Austin. Arrived with parents; was baptised in Fort Victoria. Her first husband was Dr. J. Muir. Information from Mr. Claude Botton and also from Mr. Eric Muir, both of Bulawayo. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. HANNAY, 1895

Nee Johanna Christina Krankamp. The registration of this marriage is to be found in the Marriage Register (1894-1915) in the C.A. Archives at Salisbury. "At Bulawayo 30/4/1895." J. H. Hannay was a farmer.

 

MRS. HARMER, 1894

Nee Agnes Manica Moodie. The first white baby girl to be born in Manicaland hence her name. An incident of her childhood is given on page 150 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. HARPER, 1896

Remembered by Mrs. Hodges, who nursed her in the Salisbury laager when she gave birth to a son. This fact is mentioned on page 262, "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. Mrs. Harper is also mentioned by Mrs. Fleming in a letter to her mother dated 15th June, 1896; information from Mr. A. Cripwell, Salisbury.

 

MRS. HARRIS, 1891

Came up with her husband who was a tailor; they only stayed about 18 months in the country. Letter from Hampton dated 18/3/1934 to Mrs. Boggie and also mentioned on page 63 of her "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women."

 

MRS. HARRISON, 1893

Nee Emmerich. With her first husband (Mr. Clarke) she travelled up with Mr. and Mrs. Strobel and their adventures are told on pages 185-187 of "Ex¬periences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. HART, 1896, or earlier

This lady is remembered by Mrs. D. M. Livingston who arrived in Umtali in 1896.

 

MRS. HARTLEY, 1870, or before

This lady's name is mentioned several times in Thos. Baine's " Northern Goldfields Diaries," p. 309, "hospitality of Mr. and Mrs. Hartley." January, 1871" Mrs. Hartley baked a large loaf for us . . . ." Her husband was the well known hunter.

 

MRS. HARTZENBERG, 1894

Nee Martha Madelina Denever. Arrived 15/12/1894. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. HAVNAR, 1894

Nee Phoebe Legear. Arrived with her husband by ox wagon. Lived at "Springvale." Was in the Bulawayo laager. Died at the farm. Information from Mrs. Robertson by telephone. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. HAWKINS, 1895

Formerly Mrs. Hill, nee Emily Wilson. Arrived in June, 1895 with her daughter, travelling in one of Mr. Tom Meikle's wagons. She opened the first baby linen shop in Bulawayo and died in that town in 1925. Information by telephone from Mrs. Roland Smith, Bulawayo. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. HAY, 1894

Nee Antoinette, Rubina Elizabeth Van Aardt. Arrived in April and started the first tea shop in Bulawayo; afterwards she married the well known pioneer, Mr. A. G. Hay (Tottie). P. 225 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. HAYNES, 1894

Nee du Preez. Travelling as a single lady with her parents, in the Martin Trek, she married Mr. Haynes when they reached Fort Victoria. Page 168 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. HAZELHURST, 1891

Nee Anna Albasini. Daughter of Count Albasini. Came up with her sister Mrs. Zeederberg, and rode all the way on a white horse called Champagne. Returned to the Transvaal, but came back to Rhodesia, first to Salisbury, then Gwelo and finally settled in Selukwe. Information from her daughters, Mrs. Cranswick and Mrs. Stenslunde.

 

MISS HEANY, 1896, or earlier

Was in the Bulawayo laager during the Matabele rebellion in '96. Information from a cutting from the "Chronicle " (Mrs. Cummins).

 

MRS. HEFER, 1894

Nee Martha Boshoff. Came up with Martin's Trek. Her first husband was Mr. Van Rooyen who was also a member of that Trek. Mrs. Hefer has written an account of the journey on pp. 167-170 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. See also p. 79 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. HEINE, 1896, or earlier

The following is a quotation from the B.S.A. Company's Records (p. 62) in the C.A. Archives, Salisbury: "Mrs. Heine and 3 children were all murdered in the Charter District in the Mashonaland Rebellion" See also p. 140 of the same publication for names.

 

MRS. HELM, 1875

Nee Elisabeth Eduardine, daughter of Baron von Putt Kamer. Wife of the well known Missionary of Hope Fountain near Bulawayo. Before coming to South Africa she lived in her father's castle on the Rhine; left home and was governess for a time in Lord Plunket's family in Ireland. Mrs. Helm entertained Cecil Rhodes and many other distinguished people and was renowned for her kindness. She died in 1913 and was buried at Hope Fountain. Pp. 86-91 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MISS ANNIE KATE WINNEFRIED HELM, 1878

Born at Hope Fountain Mission and buried there in 1952. Second daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Helm. She taught at Plumtree when the school was first started there. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. HENRY, 1895

Nee Emily Helmore. Arrived with the Henry Steyn Trek; her husband was the leader. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga. Also p. 161 " Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. HEPBURN, 1882

Nee Erica Elise Helm. Youngest daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Helm of Hope Fountain Mission, where she was born. Lived most of her life in Bulawayo and died there in 1934 and was buried at Hope Fountain. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. HERBERT, 1894

Nee Sarah Johanna Rademeyer. Arrived July, 1894. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. HERBST, 1895

Nee Aletta Maria Cloete. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. HERBST, 1894

Came with the Edenburg Trek but left within 6 months on account of the death of her husband. Information from Mrs. Otterson, Chipinga. See p. 161 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. BARNARD HERMAN, 1894

Nee Edith Grace Lewis. Born in Bulawayo 15/12/1894 and is still living in Standerton, Tvl. Was in Bulawayo laager during the rebellion. Information from her mother, Mrs. Lewis, in letters dated 17/4/1958 and 24/6/1958.

 

MRS. HERSELMAN, 1894

Nee Gertrude Ferrier. Travelled with Martin's Trek, but she and her daughter died soon after they arrived. Her husband also died within a short time. Pp. 367 to 170 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie and p. 161 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. HEWLETT, 1894

Nee Dirkie Elizabeth Heynes. Arrived with the Martin Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957.

 

LADY HEYMAN, 1894

Nee Frances Patton Impey. Travelled up from Vryburg as Mrs. Alexander, with 3 children and was married at Hope Fountain by Rev. D. Carnegie, to Captain (later Sir Melville) Heyman. She laid the foundation stones of the Memorial Hospital (to the memory of those who fell in the Matabele War of '93) and of St. John's Church, Bulawayo. Lady Heyman left Rhodesia on the death of her husband and died at the Cape in December, 1944. Almost identical articles about her appear in "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women " and " Women in Central Africa." On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. J. HEYNES, 1894

Nee Petronella Susara du Preez. Arrived with the Martin Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957 and p. 79 " Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. J. A. HEYNES, 1895

Nee Maria Kruger. Arrived with the Kruger-Bekker Trek. Died shortly after her marriage. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957, also p. 86 " Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. HEYNS, 1894

Nee Dirkie Elizabeth Zondagh. Arrived with the Martin Trek, with 6 daughters. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957. P. 161 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. HEYNS, 1894

Nee Rosina Elizabeth ? Arrived in the Martin Trek with her husband and children, including 2 daughters, Rosina and Christina. Information Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957, also p. 79 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. HILL, 1894

Nee Margaret Isabella Squair. Arrived with her husband, a transport rider, 1/3/1894. Was in the Bulawayo laager during the rebellion. Information from Mrs. F. Moseley in letter dated 27/6/1959, in reply to my advertisement. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. HILL, 1894

Nee Caroline Letetia Ives. Arrived with her husband and two daughters by donkey wagon. Went away for a while, but returned in May, 1921 and died in Bulawayo in 1950. Information from her granddaughter, Mrs. Smith, of Joy's Hairdressing Salon, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. HOCKING, 1894

Nee Annie McCabe. Arrived 23/10/1894. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. HOCKLEY, 1896, or before

The registration of the birth of this lady's daughter, Dorothy May, at Umtali, is to be found in the Registrar's Office, Salisbury, 26/3/1896.

 

MRS. HODGES, 1895

Nee Louise Bertram. Arrived in Salisbury via Beira. Did private nursing and worked splendidly in the laager during the Mashona rebellion. In 1896, with Miss Wild (later Mrs. Turnbull) opened a private nursing home in Pioneer Street, and, with a short interval, continued with it until 1903. Mrs. Hodges is living (1960) in Bulawayo. Information from herself and her daughter in 1957. Miss Bertram is mentioned on p. 67 of the B.S.A. Company's Reports on Native Disturbances as having "rendered good services."

 

MRS. HOFFMAN, 1894

Nee Hannah Highfield. Came up with her husband. Was in the Bulawayo laager. Died in Bulawayo in 1920. Information from her granddaughter, Mrs. Kane, author of "The World's View," in letter dated 8/10/1955.

 

MRS. MARSHALL HOLE, 1892

Nee Ethel Rickman. With her two year old baby Monica, Mrs. Hole joined her husband in Salisbury, travelling by rail, coach and wagon. Her very interesting experiences are to be found in Mrs. Boggie's book " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," from p. 65 to 73 including an article by herself which appeared in an English Magazine in 1897. She died in England in 1924 and on her grave at her request is written: "A Pioneer of Rhodesia." On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. HOLGRYN, 1891

Nee Anna Catherine Potgeiter. She, with her father and two brothers travelled up with the Posselts. Her first husband was Mr. L. C. Deklets(?). Mrs. Holgryn was living at Hatfield, Salisbury in 1958. Letter from herself, 23/12/1957.

 

MRS. HORN, 1896

Nee Hester Prinsloo. Married in Bulawayo, 29th August, 1896. The registration of this marriage is to found in the C.A. Archives, Salisbury. Mr. J. W. Horn was a transport rider.

MRS. HORN, 1896, or earlier

This lady, with her husband and large family of sons, daughters and grad- children, was in the Mangwe laager during the '96 rebellion. Information from Mrs. Black, Marula.

 

MRS. HOWARD, 1894

Nee Alice Leonora Bain. Came with parents from Queenstown by ox wagon. She was in the laager in '96 and lived in Bulawayo until her death in 1950. Information from her daughter, Miss Howard.

 

MRS. J. W. HOWARD, before 1896

"Mrs. J. W. Howard, wife of the Editor of "The Bulawayo Chronicle "died 11th March, 1896; was buried by Father Daignault, S. J "Information from Mr. A. Cripwell, Salisbury.

 

MRS. HUGHES, 1895

Nee Lily Maria Eastman. Arrived with her father in November, 1895. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. HULLEY, 1896

Nee Elizabeth Webster. Travelled from Pretoria by donkey wagon with her husband and 5 children. Their experiences are told by Mrs. Carey on pp. 293-300 of "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. HULLEY, 1895

Nee Josephine Coleman. Came up with her husband and family from Beira by coach via Umtali, to Salisbury in February, 1895. Was in the Salisbury laager during the rebellion. Mrs. Hulley died in 1943. Information in letters from Mr. F. Hulley, Umtali, dated 22nd April and 5th May, 1959.

 

MRS. HUMAN, 1893

Nee Aletta Maria Moolman. Travelled up with the Webster Trek. Still living (1955) in Chipinga. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga. Also p. 162 of "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. HUMAN, 1896

Nee Martha Hendricka Wilhelmina Vorster. The registration of this marriage is to be found in the C.A. Archives, Salisbury. Married in Bulawayo, 2/3/1896. Mr. G. J. Human was a transport rider.

 

MRS. CHRIS HUMAN, 1892

(Known as Madame Blanche) "Manageress of one of the early hotels—I think the Masonic - in Pioneer Street They lived in later days at Livingstone (N.R.) and then in Umtali. Madame Blanche had a fine soprano voice ,was a true friend to any pioneer who was sick or hard up ...."Quoted from letter to Mrs. Boggie dated 14/8/1932, from Mr. Marshall Hole.

 

SISTER HUMBERTA, 1895

Surname Healy. Letters from St. Dominic's Convent, Salisbury, dated 18/11/1955 and 31/8/1957.

 

MRS. S. HUMPHREYS, 1896

Nee Sarah Poole (formerly Mrs. Babb). Arrived in Bulawayo when she was 17. Was a foundation member of the B.E.S.L. and a member of the S.P.C.A. She died in Bulawayo in 1958. Information from her son-in-law, Mr. Bushell, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. HUNTLEY, 1894

Nee Jessie Alexandrina Elizabeth Blackler. Arrived with her mother. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. HUNT, 1895

Nee Aletta Sophia Christina Bedzuidenhout. Arrived at Fort Victoria from Pretoria with her mother and two sisters on 1st June, 1895. Married three times, Coetzee, Knoesen and Hunt. Information from herself, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. HURRELL, 1892

Nee Florence Annie Dearsley. Her Memoirs are to be found on pp. 242-249 of " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. There is an article by her in " Women in Central Africa," pp. 53-55, entitled "Into the North." This tells of the beginning of Gwelo. Mr. and Mrs. Hurrell had the first hotel there, The Horseshoe, which was eventually sold to Mr. Tom Meikle who built the Midlands in its place. Mrs. Hurrell was in the Gwelo laager. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. HUTSON, 1896

Nee Hilda Seymour Fairbridge. Arrived with her parents. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. HUXHAM, 1895

Nee Marie Magdalene Steyn. Is still living in Salisbury (1960). On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MOTHER IGNATIUS, 1894

Surname Haslinger. Dominican Order. Came from Kingwilliamstown Convent with other reverend sisters, by wagon to Fort Victoria. Letters from The Convent, Salisbury, dated 11/7/1955 and 13/8/1957. Also pp. 4 and 16 " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. P. INGRAM, 1895

Nee Grace Blick. Married in Bulawayo, 23rd October, 1895. The registration of this marriage is to be found in the C.A. Archives, Salisbury. Mr. Pearl Ingram was a miner.

 

MRS. ISAACS, 1894

Nee Ena Ann Beckwith. Arrived in October, 1894 by coach. Was in Bulawayo laager in '96. Died in December, 1943. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. ISSELS, 1894

Nee Margaret Downing. Arrived with her husband and infant in October, 1894. They had one of the first pianos in the country and showed kindness to a great many. They did not move into the laager during the '96 rebellion, but just stayed in their cottage. Mrs. lssels died in Bulawayo in February, 1933. Information from her son, Mr. H. Issels. See also page 233, "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. ILSLEY, 1896

Nee Lily C. Walker. Arrived by wagon with her parents and was in the Bulawayo laager in '96 during the rebellion. Is now (1959) in N. Rhodesia. Information in letter from herself dated 1/6/1959 from Mazabuka.

 

MRS. R. JACK, 1892

Nee Nora Nesbitt. Travelled up with her parents in the Moodie Trek when she was only a few months old. She was in the Salisbury laager during the rebellion. Married in 1911. Information from herself in letter dated 27/7/1960 from Goromonzi. Also p. 144 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MOTHER JACOBA, 1894

Surname Zim. Dominican Order. Came up from Macloutsie camp hospital. "In 1898 (May) H.M. Queen Victoria intimated her intention of conferring the Order of the Royal Red Cross on Mother Patrick and Mother Jacoba in recognition of their services in tending the sick and wounded during the rebellion." Pp. 10, 21 and 34 of " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. Mother Jacoba was Matron of the Bulawayo Memorial Hospital—see p. 131 of The Bulawayo Directory and Handbook of Matabeleland. Letters from the Convent, Salisbury dated 18/11/1955 and 31/8/1957.

 

MRS. A. JACOBS, 1895

Nee Rose Frank. Married in Bulawayo 28/11/1895. The registration of this marriage is to be found in the C.A. Archives, Salisbury. Mr. Aaron Jacobs was a timber merchant. According to the Bulawayo Directory and Handbook of Matabeleland this was the " first Jewish wedding celebrated in Bulawayo" On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. JACOBS, 1896

Nee Johanna Susanna Engelbrecht; first husband Sam Rautenbach. Came by wagon with her husband and baby from Zeerust, and has lived in the Bulawayo District ever since. Now (1959) Mrs. Jacobs is in the Bartley Block of the Bulawayo Hospital. Information from herself. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. JAMES, 1894

Nee Helen Maria Sinclair. Arrived in October. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. JAMES, 1893

Nee Bridget Annie Nason. Arrived with her parents by ox wagon. Was in Bulawayo laager during the '96 rebellion. Now (1957) living in Salisbury. Information from her sister, Mrs. Withers, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. JANSEN, 1895

Nee Martha de Jager. The registration of this marriage is to be found in the C.A. Archives, Salisbury. Married in Bulawayo, 8th June, 1895. A. A. Jansen was a brickmaker.

 

MADAME JEANMAIRET, 1877

Nee Elise Coilliard. Travelled up with her uncle and aunt, Francois and (Only stayed in Matabeleland for about 4 months). Her baby, Marguerite, born in September, 1886, is very likely the first European child to be born at Shesheke, Northern Rhodesia. Pp. 227 to 238 of "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. JEFFREYS, 1896, or earlier

Nee Minnie Ruth White. From Penhalonga Mine she was in Umtali during the rebellion of '96 and in the laager there. Pp. 88 and 84 of "Raiders and Rebels in S. Africa," by Elsa Goodwin Green. Letters from Cecil J. M. Jeffreys, Marandellas dated 25/5/59 and 20/7/59.

 

MRS. JONES, 1895

Nee Herculina Johanna Coetzer. Arrived with parents at Melsetter in the Henry Steyn Trek. On Roll of Women Pioneers. MRS. JONES, 1896, or earlier This lady was in the Bulawayo laager during the '96 rebellion. Information from cutting in " The Chronicle " from Mrs. Cumins; she is also mentioned by Mrs. Lewis in letter dated 24/6/1958, as having been in this laager.

 

MISS NANCY JONES, 1893

An American negress who came with a party of eight American missionaries - "the first representative of the negro race to be sent by the American Board as a missionary to Africa." Information in pamphlet from Rev. W. D. Webb, Mount Selinda Mission, in answer to my enquiries, January, 1956.

 

MRS. JOUBERT, 1895

Nee Elizabeth Helena Hunt. Arrived with four children and her husband, who was killed at Enkeldoorn during the '96 rebellion. She and her children were in the laager there. Information from her daughter, Mrs. S. M. Botha, in letters dated 27/6/1959 and 6/7/1959.

 

MRS. DAN JUDSON, 1894

Nee Wilhelmina Freestone Eckard. Wife of Col. Dan Judson and came to Salisbury via Beira, having many adventures en route. Pp. 206-214 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. Mrs. Judson and her baby daughter were in the condemned cell of the Salisbury gaol which was made into the laager during the '96 rebellion and they are both now (1960) living in Cape Town. Mrs. Judson is on the Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. ENID KERR, 1895

Travelled up with a son and daughter, both under 6 years, in one of Zeeder- berg's coaches. The coach was lost in a flooded river (Shashi) but no lives were lost. A thrilling account of this journey is given by her son on pp. 255-6 of " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. Mrs. Kerr's daughter, Muriel, later returned to England (information from Mrs. Jessie Lovemore).

 

MRS. KETTERINGHAM, 1896

Nee Ruby Chalmers. Came with her parents via Mangwe. Living (1959) in Sauerstown, near Bulawayo. Information from herself to the Pioneers' and Early Settlers' Society. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. C. J. E. KIDSON, 1895

Nee Potgieter. Came up with her parents from Vryheid aged one year. She is still living (1959) in Fort Victoria and was in the laager there in '96. Information from her brother, J. Potgieter, Fort Victoria in letter dated 13/8/1959.

 

MRS. KING, 1892

Nee Ivy May Bain. Arrived with her parents in the Moodie Trek. Born 1888 and is still (1959) living. Letter from Mrs. S. M. Duncanson, 29/6/59.

 

MRS. F. KING, 1893

Nee Mary Alice Webster. Trekked up with her parents from Zeerust. Now (1957) living in Chipinga. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. KINNEAR, 1894

Mother of Jessie Macdonald and Agnes McLeod whose names are on the Roll of Women Pioneers as having "arrived with parents"

 

MRS. KIRK, 1895

Nee Marguerite Raubenheimer. Arrived with parents. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MISS AGNES KIRK, 1896

The adopted daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ross; she was murdered by the Matabele rebels in '96 at the same time as her adopted parents. Pp. 209 and 212, "Sunshine and Storm in Rhodesia," by F. C. Selous.

 

MRS. KIRKHAM, 1869

Nee Caroline Thomas. Daughter of Rev. T. M. Thomas. Born at Inyati Mission 11/8/1869. Left Matabeleland in 1889; died in Johannesburg in 1948. Mrs. Kirkham's first husband, Capt. Argent Kirton was killed with Allan Wilson's party at Shangani in 1893. Information from her brother, Sir Eric Thomas, Salisbury, in letter dated 8/7/1955. A long article by Mrs. Kirkham is to be found on pp. 41 -45 of "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. L. KLEYN, 1895

Nee Debora Maritz. Came with the second Du Plessis Trek. P. 161 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. KLOPPERS, 1895

Nee Annie Jansen van Vuuren. Came with the Henry Steyn Trek and brought seven children including Martha, Aletta and Annie. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957; also p. 162, "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MISS ALETTA ELIZABETH KLOPPERS, 1895

Arrived with her parents in the Henry Steyn Trek from Cradock. Was killed in a car accident near Marandellas on 23rd May, 1957, aged 78 years. P. 162, "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. S. KLOPPERS, 1894

Nee Gertruida Kok. Came up with the Martin Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957. Also p. 162, "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

MRS. KOOT, 1895

Nee Annie Potgieter. Arrived with her husband and son in the Kruger- Bekker Trek. Page 160, " Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

KNIGHT, ELIZABETH, 1896, or earlier

This name is in the Bulawayo Directory and Handbook of Matabeleland, 1895-96. The owner of Stand No. 46, Main Street is given as Elizabeth Knight.

 

MRS. KNIGHTON, 1896

Nee Violet Eliza Stuttaford. Arrived with her parents by ox wagon; was in the Bulawayo laager during the rebellion. Died in 1919. Information from Mrs. W. Stuttaford, Bulawayo. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. HANS KOK, 1894

Nee Rosa Rautenbach. Came with her husband and family in the Martin Trek. P. 162, " Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. KRIENKE, 1891

Came to Mashonaland from the Transvaal with her husband and ten children, by ox wagon. An interesting article by Walter Krienke about their journey appears on pp. 53-56 " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. KRITZINGER, 1895

Nee Aleta Maria Vermaak. Arrived in Bulawayo with her husband in January, 1895. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. KRUGER, 1896, or earlier

Nee Lizzie du Plessis. Her parents came with the Moodie Trek and she is now (1957) living at Melsetter. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga.

 

MRS. KRUGER, 1895

Nee Cornelia Maria Bezuidenhout. Arrived with the Kruger-Bekker Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957. Also p. 162 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. LABUSCHAGNE, 1894

Nee Van Rooyen (step father Lafnie). Came with the Mynhardt-Utrecht Trek with her 3 daughters, Mieme, Susara and Johanna. Information from her daughter Mrs. Wolhuter, Bulawayo. Also p. 92 " Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S.P. Olivier.

 

MRS. LAMB, 1895

Nee Muriel Wrey. Daughter of Sir Bourchier and Lady Wrey; she travelled up by ox wagon with her mother to join her father. Mrs. Lamb left Rhodesia in 1921 and is still living in England 1959). Information from her sister, Lady Strachan, Salisbury, by telephone.

 

MRS. JAMES LAMB, 1893

Nee Helenor Rosina ? Came from Johannesburg with her husband to start a drapery business for Store Bros, in Salisbury; she and her three children were in the laager there. Her daughter Rose was given the first Birth Certificate issued in Salisbury on 20th August, 1893 (see facsimile on page 202 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie). On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MISS ROSE LAMB, 1893

Hers was the first Birth Certificate to be issued in Salisbury, 20th August, 1893. Rose died of malaria. Pp. 202 and 203 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. LANDSBERG, 1896

Nee Rhoda Martha Wade. Lived many years in Bulawayo. Died in October, 1955. Mrs. Landsberg was a neice of the famous Dick King. Information from her daughter, Mrs. K. Smith, in letter dated 30/6/1959.

 

MRS. S. M. M. LATEGAN, 1895

Nee Bester. Mrs. Grobler, Bulawayo, telephoned that her mother, Mrs. Lategan, arrived by ox wagon with her parents, and that her grandmother, Mrs. Bester, was killed in the rebellion. Mrs. Lategan died on her farm near Enkeldoorn in March, 1960 aged 84 years. (" Sunday News," Bulawayo, 20/3/1960).

 

MISS CHRISTINA ANNANDALE LAMB, 1896

Her name is in the Voluntary Register of Births in the C.A. Archives, Salisbury; was in laager there with her mother and 2 sisters.

 

MRS. LANGFORD, 1896

Wife of Dr. Langford; they had only been married a short time and had just left Bulawayo for Insiza when they were both murdered by the Matabele rebels. This sad story is told on pages 214 and 215 of "Sunshine and Storm in Rhodesia," by F. C. Selous; also on p. 266 " Bodies found on Rixon's farm and buried by Napier's Gwelo Patrol."

 

MRS. LANNING, 1896

Nee Ethel Harriet Snooke. Came with her husband who was Native Commissioner at Shiloh and Inyati for 21 years and later at Plumtree. Mrs. Lanning died in September, 1924. Information from her daughter, Mrs. Wooler, Plumtree.

 

MISS LAST, 1896, or earlier

Was in the Bulawayo laager during the Matabele rebellion in (Information from cutting in "The Chronicle" supplied by Mrs. Cummins.

 

MRS. HANS LEE, 1896, or earlier

Nee Martha Greef. First wife of Hans Lee. Was in the Mangwe laager during the Matabele rebellion in '96. Information from Mrs. Black, Marula. Also p. 168 "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. CARL LEE, 1894

Came up with Mr. and Mrs. Gert Cloete; she and her husband were in the Mangwe laager during the Matabele rebellion in '96 with two children. Information from Mrs. Black, Marula, in letter dated 25/11/1959.

 

MRS. JOHN LEE, 1863

Nee Louisa van Wyk. Wife of the trader and hunter, arrived with eight children. She was buried at Mangwe in 1870. Pp. 115, 160 and 161 "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. JOHN LEE, 1870

Nee Jacoba van Rooyen. Second wife of John Lee and sister of the hunter Cornelius van Rooyen. Page 162 "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. LEONARD, 1878

Nee Winifred Martin. Came to Inyati when about six years old with her parents, who started a trading store there. Mrs. Leonard died at Marandellas in 1955 and is buried at Inyati. Information from friends at Inyati.

 

MRS. LESS, 1892

Nee Riemer. Was in two laagers in Fort Victoria, one during the Matabele war in 1893 and one during the rebellion of '96, so that twice their home was wrecked. Mrs. Less lived many years in Rhodesia and died in Umtali in 1948 aged 81 years. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga and pp. 80, 82-84 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. LEWIS, 1894

Nee M. Raath. Arrived with her mother and 3 other children; they lived near the Bembesi River and on the Camperdown Mine where her husband kept a store. Left Rhodesia in 1902 and is living (1960) at Standerton. Mrs. Lewis lived near Mrs. Welensky in Bulawayo and was in the laager during the rebellion in '96; she is 88 years old. Information in letters from herself dated 3/1/1958, in answer to my advertisement.

 

MRS. LEWIS, 1894

Nee Hermina Frances Shawe. Was born in Salisbury and lived in Rhodesia all her life. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. LICHFIELD, 1891

Nee Beryl Welby. One of the three English nursing sisters who walked from Beira to Umtali and established a hospital there, helped by Mr. Rhodes. She married Dr. Lichfield of Umtali. Pp. 101-104 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie and p. 130 "The World's View," by Nora S. Kane.

 

MRS. LIGHT, 1893

Nee Anna Wilhelmina Strobel. Travelled with her parents to Fort Victoria when she was 18 months old. Mrs. Light is responsible for a number of illustrations in Mrs. Boggie's book " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," (pp. 184-191). Was living at Newlands, Salisbury in 1950. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

FRAU MARIE LIPPERT, 1891

Wife of Edward Lippert, a German financier, and cousin of Alfred Beit. They left Pretoria in a small carriage drawn by oxen and pitched tents at night. She kept a Journal in English about her visit to the "black man's country with a savage king." Pp. 79-83 "The World's View," by Nora S. Kane.

 

MRS. LITTLE, 1895

Nee Edith Dalton White. Arrived with her husband in June, 1895. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. DAVID LIVINGSTONE, 1862

Daughter of Rev. Robert Moffat. Married Dr. Livingstone at Kuruman in 1845. Lived in Bechuanaland and in England for some years. In 1862 Mrs. Livingstone travelled to the Zambesi to join her husband, but died of fever soon after; her grave is at Shupanga on the banks of the Zambesi. Pp. 113- 121 "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie. David Livingstone wrote; ".... Poor Mary sleeps on Shupanga brae and beeks forenent the sun. .." Extract from an article by Rev. J. S. Moffat in the Cape Argus.

 

MRS. D. M. LIVINGSTON, 1896

Nee Jessie Tennant. Arrived at Umtali, travelling from Beira to Macequece by train and from there by trolley and machila. Married in 1899 and lived many years in Umtali. Information from herself . Mrs. Livingston is living in Salisbury (1960).

 

MRS. LLOYD, 1889

Nee Jessie Margaret Carnegie. Daughter of Rev. and Mrs. David Carnegie and was born at Hope Fountain Mission, 12/1/1889. Was in the Bulawayo laager and still lives in Bulawayo (1960). Information, herself. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. LOGAN, 1896

Nee Susanne Elizabeth Montgomery. Was born at Mangwe, 26/5/1896. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. S. LOMBARD, 1895

Nee Annie Lombard. Came with the Henry Steyn Trek with her husband and children including daughter Annie. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, also pp. 98 and 162 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. LOMBARDT, 1894

Nee Wilhelmina Mynhardt. Came with her parents in the Mynhardt- Utrecht Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957, and pp. 92 and 162 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. J. LOOSLEY, 1862

Nee Mary Meta Moffat. Daughter of Rev. J. S. Moffat. She was the first white baby girl born in Rhodesia, at Inyati Mission, in February, 1862. Mrs. Loosley lived the greater part of her life in Rhodesia and died in Cape Town in 1954. Information from relatives.

 

MRS. LOOTS, 1895

Nee Hester Maria Magdalena Engelbrecht. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. LOTTERING, 1896

Nee Jakoba A. Maritz. Arrived in November, 1896. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. LONGDON, 1896

Nee Jane Harriet Muller. Came up by coach to marry Mr. Longdon, a lawyer in Gwelo and was in the Gwelo laager. Mrs. Longdon died at the Cape in 1946. Information from her son, Mr. S. Longdon, Essexvale.

 

MRS. A. A. LOUW, 1894

Nee C. A. Malan. Wife of Rev. Louw of the Dutch Reformed Mission of Morgenster. Mrs. Louw died in 1935. Information in letter from Miss Julia Heyman dated 13/11/1955 from Fort Victoria.

 

MRS. LOVE, 1894

Nee Ethel Wardle. Arrived with her parents on 24th May, 1894, and is still (1959) living in Bulawayo. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. H. LOVEMORE, 1875

Nee Jessie Constance Helm. Arrived with her parents, Rev. and Mrs. C. D. Helm, at Hope Fountain Mission, when she was 19 months old. Her valuable Memoirs entitled "Thy Beginning" were arranged for publication in 1956 by the Rhodesia Pioneers' and Early Settlers' Society, and an interesting article by herself appears on pages 86 to 91 of "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie. Mrs. Lovemore was affectionately known as the "Grand Old Lady of Rhodesia." She died in Bulawayo on the 6th September, 1960. She had lived longer in Rhodesia than any other white person and was given a state funeral at Hope Fountain Mission. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. LUDEKE, 1895

Nee Susanna Johanna Nortje. Arrived with her first husband, Mr. F. C. Swart, in October, 1895. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. LYLE, 1896, or earlier

Had a wonderful escape with her husband from being murdered at Headlands during the Mashona rebellion in '96, and was in the Umtali laager. Pp. 125-126 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. LYNN, 1891

Mother of Mrs. Watts whose name is on the Roll of Women Pioneers as having "arrived with parents," Fort Victoria.

 

MRS. MABERLEY, 1895 or 6

Came with her husband Dr. Maberley to Bulawayo. She was a Dutch lady of good family "and with her husband and infant son went into the gaol laager." (Presumably in Salisbury). Information in letter from Mr. S. Candler dated 26/6/1933, from Rhodesia House, in the possession of Mrs. Boggie.

 

MRS. MACDONALD, 1894

Nee Jessie Kinnear. "Arrived with parents." On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. MACDONALD, 1895

Nee Janet Lamb. Came up with her mother at the age of one year on a transport wagon. Was in the Salisbury laager in '96. An account of her being " swum across " a river is given on page 201 of " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie; see also p. 203, same book. Mrs. Macdonald is still living in Salisbury (1960).

 

MRS. MACKENZIE, 1863

Came with her husband Rev. John Mackenzie to the Mission at Inyati; but left again the next year. Their baby daughter Annie died and was buried in the Inyati cemetery. P. 268 " The Far Interior," by E. C. Tabler, also p. 18 of Rev. A. J. Haile's Brief History of the London Missionary Society.

 

MRS. MACLACHLAN, 1896

Nee Fanny Hancorn Smith. Arrived by coach and was in the Bulawayo laager during the rebellion. Information from herself, June, 1957.

 

MRS. MACLACHLAN, 1896

Nee Muriel Matthews. Was bora in Salisbury just before the rebellion and was in the laager there with her mother, Mrs. Matthews. Information from herself in letter dated 15/12/1958.

 

MRS. MACLEOD, 1894

Nee Agnes Kinnear. "Arrived with parents," March, 1894. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. PEARL MACRAE, 1892

Arrived in Salisbury with her husband. They built the Albion Hotel in Pioneer Street and were there for some years. She was musical and very popular. Mrs. Macrae's second husband whom she married during the Boer War was Mr. Somebody. Information from Mrs. Boggie.

 

MRS. McAULIFFE, 1891

Nee Violet ? A trader's wife; she did not stay long in the country. P. 62 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. McDONALD 1895

Nee Elizabeth Mary Van Eden. Arrived with her father. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. .McDONALD, 1895

Nee Sophia Agnese Fitt. Arrived in Salisbury with her mother and brothers, via Beira. Was in the Salisbury laager in '96, Died in Bulawayo in 1939. Information from Mrs. Grant, Bulawayo. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. McMASTER, 1869

In 1869 Baines says " The hunters were absent, but Mrs. McMaster and the other ladies (no names) welcomed me " "Page 160"First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. McPHERSON, 1894

Nee Theeszrnena Christina de Beer. Came to Melsetter. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. McPHERSON, 1895

Nee Effie Scott. Was born on the road to Bulawayo in 1895 and was in the laager there in '96. Letter from herself dated 25/6/1959 from Gwelo, in answer to my advertisement.

 

MISS MADDEN, 1896, or earlier

Was in the Salisbury laager during the Mashona rebellion. P. 203 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. MADDOCKS, 1894

Nee Maud Dix. Came up to join her husband and was in the laager in Bulawayo during the '96 rebellion. Information by telephone from her daughter, Mrs. Hocking.

 

MRS. MANN, 1896

This lady, with her husband and daughter Mina, was in the Mangwe laager during the rebellion. Information from Mrs. Black, Marula.

 

MISS MANSERGH, 1893

Came as a nurse to the Umtali hospital, travelling with a party of ladies, part of the time with no white escort. P. 109 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. MANTHAY, 1895

Nee Annie Matilda James. Arrived by ox wagon from Johannesburg. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. MARAIS, 1895

Nee Catherina Lombard. Came with the Henry Steyn Trek; brought three daughters, Annie, Catherina and Stephina. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957. P. 162 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

SISTER MARCELLA, 1895

Surname Deisenhofer. Letters from St. Dominic's Convent, Salisbury, dated 18/11/1955 and 13/8/1957.

 

MRS. MARITZ, 1892

Nee Elsie Margarietha Aletta Fredricka Stopforth. Arrived in Fort Victoria with her husband and children. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. MARITZ, 1894

Nee Rosina Elizabeth Kok. Came up with the Martin Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957. P. 78 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. MARITZ, 1895

Nee Susanna Johanna Kok. Arrived with her parents by ox wagon. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. EUGENIE MARITZ, 1895

Nee Kok. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. MARITZ, 1896

Nee Eliza Mary Haines. Arrived with Archdeacon Upcher's party, June 4th, 1896. Pp. 121 and 122 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. MARKHAM, 1895

Nee Katherina Ferriera. Arrived with the Henry Steyn Trek. A Mrs. Markham gave birth to a baby that died in the Umtali laager. P. 124 " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. MARRIOTT, 1891

Settled in the Mazoe District; left the country on account of fever; but returned later. Letter from Mr. Marshall Hole to Mrs. Boggie, dated 19/11/32 says: ".... Mrs. Marriott had 3 daughters and 2 sons and was accompanied by an elderly lady, Miss Rubridge

 

MRS. MARTIN, 1878

Wife of the trader George Martin who had a store at Inyati, where Mrs. Martin died and was buried in 1888. Information from Mrs. Jessie Lovemore. Mrs. Martin is mentioned in the Diaries of the Jesuit missionaries as having shown them kindness.

 

MRS. MARTINUS MARTIN, 1894

Nee Rosina Elizabeth du Preez. Wife of the leader of Martin's Trek. An account of this Trek is to found on pp. 167-171 of Mrs. Boggie's "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women." See also p. 78 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. J. L. MARTIN, 1894

Nee Hester Elizabeth du Preez. Arrived with the Martin Trek. P. 79 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. MASSIE, 1894

Nee Lizzie Hewitt. Highly certificated in nursing and maternity work and supplied a great need in the first hospital in Umtali. P. 121 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. MATTHEWS, 1895

Nee Alice Maud McDermot. Her daughter Muriel was born in Salisbury in February, 1896 and they were both in the laager there during the rebellion. Mrs. Matthews died during the 'flu epidemic in 1918, in Salisbury. Information from her daughter Mrs. McLachlan.

 

MRS. MATTHEWS, 1895

Nee Pryvelm (Bertha Emilie Docheke, widow). The registration of this marriage is to be found in the C.A. Archives, Salisbury. Married in Bula¬wayo, 2nd July, 1895. Mr. Matthews was a farmer.

 

MRS. MATTHYSEN, 1894

Nee Jacoba Magdaleina Meinges. Arrived 4th January to join her husband; she came by ox wagon and they lived on " Matabele " Wilson's farm near Bulawayo. She died in 1956 aged 95 years. Information from her daughter Mrs. Titus. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. MAYES, 1896

Nee Rose Dunn. Arrived by wagon. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. MEARS, 1892

Nee Harriet Madeline Moodie. Daughter of Thomas Moodie, leader of the Trek. Returned to the Transvaal and was joined there in 1902 by her sister Sarah. P. 160 "A Study in Pioneering: The Moodies of Melsetter," by Edmund H. Burrows.

 

SISTER MECHTILD, 1895

Surname Wegmann. Dominican Order. Letters from the Convent, Salisbury dated 18/11/55 and 13/8/57.

 

MRS. MEILANDT, 1893

Nee Kathleen Devereux Bognall. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. MEISTER, 1892

Nee Starke. Came with her husband of the Berlin Mission Society; they settled at Gutu, but she died of malaria two months after arrival and her husband died soon after. Information in letters from Miss Julia Heyman, Fort Victoria, dated 13/11/1955 and Mrs. T. Krause, Ermelo, Transvaal, dated 1/2/1956.

 

MRS. MELLET, 1892

Nee Katrina Elizabeth du Plessis. Came to Melsetter. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. MEREDITH, 1895, or before

Formerly Mrs. Rorke, nee Melina da Fonseca. Came up as a young girl; was in the Bulawayo laager in '96. Is now (1959) living in London. Information from Mrs. Trevelyn of the " Chronicle," Bulawayo, who met Mrs. Meredith at Rhodesia House in 1958.

 

MRS. MERCER, 1895

Nee Annie Elizabeth Clarke. Arrived with her husband and family by Zeederberg's coach in August, 1895. Mrs. Mercer died at Rondebosch in October, 1947. Information from her son, V. S. B. Mercer, Salisbury in letter dated 2/10/1957, replying to my advertisement.

 

MRS. MEYERS, 1896, or earlier

This lady was in the Bulawayo laager during the rebellion. Information from cutting in "The Chronicle" from Mrs. Cummins, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. MICHAELIS, 1894

Nee Clarice Leanore Cinamon. Arrived by ox wagon from Johannesburg with her mother and family, to join her father. Was in the Bulawayo laager during the '96 rebellion. Left about 1902 for Johannesburg, where she now lives (1960). Information from Mrs. Meyerson, Bulawayo, by telephone. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. PLAYER MILES, 1896, or earlier

Mentioned on page 127 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie, as having gone into the Umtali laager.

 

MRS. MILL, 1896

Nee Martine Johanna Mehouse. The registration of her marriage is to be - found in the C.A. Archives, Salisbury. Married in Bulawayo, 6th April, 1896. Mr. F. W. Mill was a steward.

 

MRS. ROBERT MILLS, 1896, or earlier

This lady is said to have come from Cape Town and to have been in the Bulawayo laager during the '96 rebellion. Letters from Mrs. Lewis of Standerton dated 24/6/1958 and 21/7/1958.

 

MRS. MILLAR, 1894

Nee Bliss Annie Cumming. Came up with her parents from Johannesburg by ox wagon, with 5 sisters. Information from her niece, Mrs. Long, Bulawayo, by telephone. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. MILLET, 1894

Nee Katherina Elizabeth du Plessis. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. MITCHELL, 1896

Nee Edith Rhodesia Hill. Was born in the Suburbs of Bulawayo and she and her mother were carried into the laager, by Dr. Vigne's orders, during the rebellion. Mrs. Mitchell is still in Que Que (1958). Information from her niece, Mrs. Smith of Joy's Hairdressing Salon, Bulawayo. Also letter from Mrs. R. J. Bester, Que Que, dated 27/6/1959.

 

MRS. MITCHELL, 1892

"Undoubtedly the first pioneer woman to settle in Fort Victoria." Mrs. Mitchell was a nurse by profession. A long article about her is to be found on pp. 78-80 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. MOFFAT, 1859

Nee Emily Unwin. Came up with her husband, Rev. J. S. Moffat, when the Mission Station was started at Inyati. She was one of the first two white women to come to the country and endured courageously the trials and privations of the long wagon journey and the very early years in Matabeleland. Mrs. Moffat's Journal and many of her letters can be seen in the Central African Archives, Salisbury. She left in 1865 and died at the Cape in 1902. A good description of Mrs. Moffat's experiences is given on pages 11-27 of "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. MONTGOMERY, 1895

Nee Elizabeth Marina Van Niekerk. Came with her father, Mr. " Ponty " van Niekerk, and mother. She and her three sisters with their mother were all in the Bulawayo laager during the '96 rebellion. Information from her son, Mr. T. A. Montgomery, Standard Bank, Bulawayo, 1958.

 

MRS. MONTGOMERY, 1894

Nee Susanna Elisabeth Strydom. Arrived in 1894 and died on 27th May, 1896, and was buried " in what is now Special Native Area B of the Semokwe Reserve, very close to the Semokwe River." Information from Mr. T. Culverwell, Native Agricultural Department, through Mr. R. Summers, Bulawayo. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. MONTGOMERY, 1896

Nee Claudie Scott. Arrived prior to the '96 rebellion. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. MONTGOMERY, 1895

Nee Johanna Magdelena Kritzinger. Arrived with her parents from Vryheid on 1/1/1895, having taken a year to do the journey on account of lions, locusts, etc. Information from herself. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. MONTGOMERY, 1894

Mother of Mrs. Cooper, whose name is on the Roll of Women Pioneers, as having "arrived with parents."

 

MRS. THOMAS MOODIE, 1892

Nee Cecelia Jacomina Roberts. Travelled up to Gazaland with her husband (leader of the Moodie Trek), three daughters and seven sons. An interesting account of the journey is given on pp. 152-157 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," written by one of Mrs. Moodie's daughters, Mrs. Acutt. Mrs. Moodie was a very brave woman.

 

MRS. DUNBAR MOODIE, 1892

Nee Sarah Maria Moodie. Eldest daughter of Thomas Moodie (leader of the Moodie Trek). She married her cousin, G. B. Dunbar Moodie, at the house of Rev. Sylvester at Fort Victoria, who performed the ceremony. They spent their honeymoon at Zimbabwe Ruins (the first couple to do so), living in Cecil Rhodes' wagonette. See p. 135 "A Study in Pioneering: The Moodies of Melsetter," by Edmund H. Burrows.

 

MRS. J. N. MOOLMAN, 1893

Nee Catharina Phyfer. Travelled up with the Webster-Moolman Trek, with two daughters, June and Lettie. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 14/10/1955. P. 162 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. J. J. MOOLMAN, 1895

Nee Maria Magdalena Ferriera. Came with the Henry Steyn Trek, which was the last recognised Trek in the Chipinga District. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga.

 

MRS. MOORCROFT, 1895

Nee Johanna Van Niekerk. Arrived with her parents at Fort Victoria, October, 1895. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. MORESBY-WHITE, 1891

Nee Nora King. Came up to join her husband; was in the Bulawayo laager during the rebellion. Never left Rhodesia, died in Bulawayo in 1949 and was given a Pioneer funeral. Information from her son, Bulawayo, by telephone.

 

MRS. A. L. R. MORKEL, 1896

Nee Alice Southey. Information taken from Mr. Morkel's Application Form to join the Pioneers' and Early Settlers' Society.

 

MRS. MORRIS, 1892

Nee Annie Zeffert. ". . . . quite a leading figure in old Salisbury. Mrs. Morris was a beautiful Jewess and a very charming and popular woman .. . Mrs. Morris was drowned with her two sons, Leon and Sidney, in the wreck of the " Drummond Castle " off Ushant in June, 1896 . ..."Extract from a letter to Mrs. Boggie from Mr. Marshall Hole, dated 14/8/1932.

 

MRS. MORRISON, 1894

Nee Irene Margaret Gradwell. Arrived with parents, 29/9/1894. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. MORRISON, 1895

Formerly Mrs. Fred Dreyer, nee Alice Van Niekerk. Came with her parents, the Ponty Van Niekerks. Lived in Rhodesia most of her life and died about 1948; she was in the laager during the '96 rebellion. Information from her nephew, Mr. T. A. Montgomery, Bulawayo.

 

COUNTESS MOSKE, 1891

Came up to Bulawayo when Zeederberg's Coach Service was first started, in company with Miss Albasini, who married Mr. Hazelhurst. Information from Mrs. R. Cranswick, Salisbury, daughter of Mrs. Hazelhurst.

 

MRS. MULLALLY, 1896

Nee Mary T. Diamond. Arrived with her parents. Information in letter from her granddaughter, Mrs. Aylward, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. MULLING, 1894

Nee Margaret Gifford. Came up in the Edenburg Trek with her parents. Pp. 158-166 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. Mrs. Mulling is still living in Salisbury (1957). P. 60 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. MARTINUS MYNHARDT, 1895

Nee Johanna Bezuidenhout. Came with the Kruger-Bekker Trek Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957 and p. 86 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. BARRY MYNHARDT, 1894

Nee Talitha Cornelia van Schalkwyk. Came with the Mynhardt-Utrecht Trek with her three daughters, Annie, Agatha and Cornelia. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957, and p. 92 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. JOHN MYNHARDT, 1894

Nee Aletta Kok. Came with the Utrecht-Mynhardt Trek; had one daughter who died as a small child. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/57, and p. 162 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. T. MYNHARDT, 1894

Nee Anna Cornelia de Lange. Came with the Mynhardt Utrecht Trek with three daughters, Maria Elizabeth Gesina, Aletta Cecilia and Wilhelmina Cornelia. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/57, and p. 92 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. NASON, 1893

Nee Mary Ann Mageer. Arrived in February, 1893. Was in the Bulawayo laager during the rebellion and is still living in Bulawayo (1957). On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. NAUHAUS, 1895

Nee Maria Aletta Jordaan. Arrived with relations at Fort Victoria in September, 1893. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. PETER NIELSEN, 1894

Nee Katherine Cumming. Came up with her parents and five sisters by ox wagon from Johannesburg in July, 1894. Married the Native Commissioner, author of "The Matabele at Home." Information from her niece, Mrs. Long, Bulawayo by telephone.

 

MRS. NEILSON, 1896, or earlier

According to the Bulawayo Directory and Handbook of Matabeleland, 1895-1896, pp. 71 and 121, this lady kept a tea room in Bulawayo.

 

MRS. M. NEITZ, 1895

Nee Meyer. Came to Rhodesia in August, 1895; she was the wife of one of the first missionaries of the Berlin Missionary Society. Information from Mrs. T. Krause, Ermelo,

Transvaal, letter dated 1/2/1956.

 

MRS. NEL, 1893

Nee Petronella van der Linde. Arrived with her husband and children but died the following year "as the result of an accident caused by a wagon wheel running over her "on the Fort Tuli/Gwanda road. Information from her son in a letter to the Pioneers' and Early Settlers' Society.

 

MISS ANNIE NEL, 1893

Arrived with her parents, but returned South and died there during the Boer War. Information from her brother in a letter to the Pioneers' and Early Settlers' Society.

 

MRS. NEL, 1894

Nee Gertrude Luisa Kok. Travelled with the Martin Trek. P. 162 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. NEL, 1896

Nee Kitty Magdalena Van Rooyen. The registration of this marriage is to be found in the C.A. Archives, Salisbury. Married in Bulawayo, 5th March, 1896. Mr. M. J. Nel was a transport rider.

 

MRS. DANIEL NEL, 1894

Came in the Edenburg Trek with her husband and three daughters, but returned within a short time on account of the death of her husband. Information from Mrs. Otterson, Chipinga, also p. 162 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. NESBITT, 1892

Nee Sallie Coleman. A niece of Thomas Moodie, leader of the Trek and she came up with her husband and three young children. She has written an interesting account of their early adventures which is to be found on pages 144 to 146 of Mrs. Boggie's "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women." Mrs. Nesbitt was in the Umtali laager. She died in Salisbury in January, 1956. Information from her sister, Mrs. Jack, Goromonzi.

 

MRS. RANDOLPH NESBITT, 1893

Nee Mary Sanders. Came from London University College Hospital in answer to Bishop Bruce Knight's advertisement for a sister and matron for Umtali hospital. She was in the Umtali laager. Pp. 108, 112, 119 to 123 " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie, also p. 102 "Raiders and Rebels in South Africa," by Elsa Goodwin Green.

 

MRS. NICHOLSON, 1894

Nee Elizabeth Ann Armstrong. Travelled up to Bulawayo with her husband and family. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. NORTON, 1894

Living at Porta, 15 miles from Salisbury, she, her husband and daughter, Dorothey, were murdered by the Mashona rebels in 1896. Pp. 71, 260 and 264 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie and p. 141 of the British South Africa Company's "Native Disturbances," in the C.A. Archives.

 

MRS. NORTON, 1896, or earlier

This lady was in the Bulawayo laager during the Matabele rebellion. Information from " The Chronicle " from Mrs. Cummins, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. NUNN, 1894

Nee Mary Alice Kinnear. Arrived with her parents in Bulawayo, March, 1894. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. T. O'BURN, 1896

This lady and her husband ran the Stokestown Hotel, Mangwe; she was in the laager there during the rebellion. Information from Mrs. Black, Marula

 

MRS. JANE O'CONNOR, 1894

Mother of T. S. O'Connor, well known pioneer broker. Nursed in the Bulawayo laager during the rebellion and died in Bulawayo in 1905 aged 71. Information from Mrs. A. M. O'Connor, Salisbury, in letter dated 4/10/1957 in reply to my advertisement. The name Jane O'Connor is in the Bulawayo Directory and Handbook of Matabeleland, 1895-96 as being the owner of Stand No. 62, Main Street.

 

MISS ELIZABETH O'CONNOR, 1894

Sister of T. S. O'Connor, broker. She died in Bulawayo in 1918. Information from her sister-in-law, Salisbury in answer to my advertisement. Her name is in the Bulawayo Directory and Handbook of Matabeleland, 1895-96, as belonging to the owner of stand No. 63, Main Street.

 

SISTER OCTAVIA, 1894

Surname Waters. Letters from St. Dominic's Convent dated 18/11/1955 and 13/8/1957.

 

MRS. D. ODENDAAL, 1894

Formerly Van Heerden, nee Susanna Olwage. Came with the Martin Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957, also p. 79 " Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. ODENDAAL, 1894

Nee Hester van den Berg. Came up with the Mynhardt-Utrecht Trek; her daughter Sarah was born during the journey up. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957, also page 162 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier

 

MRS. OGILVIE, 1894

Nee Catherine Alice Jones. Came up to be married arriving 12th October, 1894. Her husband was the Mining Commissioner in Salisbury; she helped nurse the wounded in the laager there during the 1896 rebellion. Information on p. 202 of " Women of South Africa," edited and compiled by T. H. Lewis and published in 1913 by le Quesne and Hooten Smith, Capetown. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. O'GRADY, 1893, or earlier

On page 127 of Nora Kane's book "The World's View," it is told that this lady was murdered by the native ' Jim Zulu ' near Marandellas. Also in a letter from Dr. Rand dated 19/11/1932, to Mrs. Boggie, he says: " Mrs. O'Grady, killed with all the family at Wanderer's Drift upon the Umtali Road."

 

MRS. OLVER, 1896

Nee Eileen Duncan Smith. Was born in the Salisbury laager during the rebellion and is still living in Bulawayo (1959). Information from her sister Mrs. Slaven, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. OLWAGE, 1894

Nee Dirkie Jacoba van Eden. Arrived with the Martin Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957 also p. 162 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. O'MAKER, 1896, or earlier

This lady is mentioned in a letter dated 15th April, 1896, written by Mrs. Annie Fletcher: "The Scouts picked up a Mrs. O'Maker who had been walking for four days without food, with her husband . .." Page 106 " The World's View," by Nora S. Kane.

 

MRS. P. W. OOSTHUIZEN, 1895

Nee Pieternella Wilhelmina Christina Kruger, arrived in 1895, her first husband was J. Z. Olivier who died in 1898. She was in the Enkeldoorn laager during the rebellion and is still living in Bulawayo (1959). Letters from her daughter, Mrs. J. C. Barratt, dated 17/7/1959 and from her son at Filabusi, dated 4/8/1959.

 

MRS. ORTON, 1896

Had a wonderful escape from massacre by Mashona rebels, see p. 268 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie; also mentioned on p. 58 of "Reports on Native Disturbances," as living between Salisbury and Marandellas.

 

MISS MINNIE OSBORNE, 1892

This lady is mentioned in "The Rhodesia Chronicle and Mashonaland '

Advertiser," 26th November, 1892, issue 30, under "Local and General," as the proprietress of the Mashonaland Hotel, the Causeway, Salisbury. " Good accommodation for Residents and Travellers. Travellers can out- span at the Hotel. Cattle grazed and kraaled free of charge . . . ." Letter from Mr. A. Cripwell, Salisbury dated 26/8/1957.

 

MRS. OTTERSON, 1894

Nee Alice Gifford. Travelled with her parents and family in the Edenburg Trek. Her first husband was Mr. J. W. Scott, also a member of the Trek. Mrs. Otterson still lives at Chipinga (1960) and has many memories of those early days. Information from herself. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. PAGE, 1894

Nee Ann Elizabeth Wilson. Came by wagon. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. GREY PALMER, 1875

A young English lady who came out to marry a trader. They travelled up from the Cape by ox wagon, but she died soon after arrival and was buried at Hope Fountain Mission near Bulawayo. Information from Mrs. Jessie Lovemore, also pp. 83-84 "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. R. PALMER, 1894

Nee Muriel Kolbe Carnegie. Born in Cape Town 12/11/1893; daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. D. Carnegie and travelled up with them the following year to Hope Fountain Mission. Was in the Bulawayo laager during the '96 rebellion. Married in 1917 and has lived in England since 1918. Information from her sister, Mrs. J. Lloyd. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

SISTER PANCRATIUS, 1895

Surname Webster. One of the Dominican Sisters who opened the Convent School, Bulawayo, and who helped to keep it going during the rebellion in '96; she died in the Union in 1953. Information on p. 32 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie and letters from the Convent, Salisbury, dated 18/11/1955 and 31/8/1957.

 

VISCOMTESS DE LA PANOUSE, 1890

Known affectionately as " Billy." Came from England on the same boat as the Viscomte, then travelled with his party to Matabeleland and Mashonaland disguised as a youth. They were married in Salisbury by the Resident Magistrate, Col. Marshall Hole. " Billy " was a courageous and charming lady and had a very narrow escape from being murdered in the Mashona rebellion in '96; see pp. 117-118 and 142-143 " The World's View," by Nora S. Kane. After some years the Viscomtess and her husband returned to Paris; see pp. 41-46 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. "Billy was really a splendid little heroine and de¬servedly popular,"- letter from Mr. Marshall Hole to Mrs. Boggie dated 14/8/1932.

 

MRS. PARKER, 1892

Nee Sarah Johanna Niemand. Came in November, 1892 with her first husband Mr. Lourens. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. PASCOE, 1891

Nee Kate Curran. Travelled up by ox wagon from Kimberley; wife of Salvation Army Officer who started Salvation Army work in Rhodesia— letters from Miss Pascoe dated 23/8/1955 and from Mrs. Shepherd (daughter) dated 30/6/1959 and 14/7/1959. Was in the Salisbury laager during the rebellion. Mrs. Pascoe was Mayoress of Salisbury 1905-06. She was "the soul of goodness." Pp. 60-61 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MISS VIVIENNE PASCOE, 1891

Arrived by ox wagon with her parents (who started the Salvation Army work in Rhodesia) when she was four years old and Salisbury is still her home (1956). Her letter dated 23/8/1955.

 

REV. MOTHER PATRICK, 1891

Born in Ireland, Mary Cosgrove was given the name of Patrick when she first wore the Dominican habit. She was appointed Superior of the small band of sisters who came from Potchefstroom to Fort Salisbury after a long and dangerous journey. In 1898 Queen Victoria "intimated her intention of conferring the Order of the Royal Red Cross in recognition of Mother Patrick tending sick and wounded during the rebellion in '96. She was the first Prioress of the Dominican Nuns in Rhodesia, and she died in Salisbury in July 1900, aged 36. Pp. 4-22, 34 and 35 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

LADY HENRY PAULET, 1894, or earlier

Mentioned as having distributed prizes at the Convent School, Salisbury, on page 78 "In God's White Robed Army," by a Dominican Sister. She was " afterwards Marchioness of Winchester,"—letter from Dr. Rand to Mr. Marshall Hole dated 19/11/1932 in possession of Mrs. Boggie.

 

MRS. PEALL, 1896

Nee Gwendoline Althea Thomas. Granddaughter of Rev. T. M. Thomas of the London Missionary Society. She left Rhodesia in 1935 and is still living in the Union (1959). Information from Sir Eric Thomas, Salisbury.

 

MRS. PEARSON, 1896

Nee Mary Ann Durham. Travelled up with four children with the Convent Sisters from Mafeking by ox wagon. Mrs. Pearson lived in Bulawayo until her death in 1904. Information from her daughter-in-law Mrs. E. A. Pearson, Selukwe in letters dated 22/7/1959 and 5/8/1959.

 

MRS. PERKIN, 1895

Nee Henrietta Van Niekerk. Arrived with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ponty Van Niekerk. Was in the Bulawayo laager during the rebellion in '96 and died in 1918. Information from her nephew Mr. T. A. Montgomery, Standard Bank, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. PEARMAIN, 1891

Nee Janet Susannah van der Merwe. Arrived in March. On Roll of Rhodesia's Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. PETERS, 1894

Nee Anna Maria Younge. Her son Albert was the first white boy born in Bulawayo on 6th July, 1894, three weeks after his parents arrived after a 4 months trek from Johannesburg. Pp. 229-230 " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. PHIPPS, 1892

Nee Elizabeth Cecilia Engelbrecht. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. POHL, 1894

Nee Catherine Cronje. "Arrived with Parents." On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. POSSELT, 1895

Nee Susanna Anna Jordaan. Arrived with relatives at Fort Victoria in September, 1895. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. TED POWELL, 1896, or earlier

This lady was in the Mangwe laager and her son was born in the fort there. Information from Mrs. Black, Marula.

 

MRS. PRATT, 1896

Nee Hilda Ann Browning Stuttaford. Arrived with parents in January, 1896. Was in Bulawayo laager and is living now in Salisbury (1959). On Roll of Women Pioneers. Information from Mrs. W. Stuttaford, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. PRESCOTT, 1894

Nee Cloete. Travelled up by ox wagon with her husband and family and lived at Mangwe. She and her six children were in the laager there during the rebellion in '96. A long article written by her daughter, Mrs. Black, is to be found in "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie. Mrs. Prescott died at the age of 84. Letter from Mrs. Black dated 25/11/1959.

 

MRS. PRETORIUS, 1893

Nee Katherine Jacoba Koen. Arrived at Headlands where she and her husband had a store, Wayside Hotel and telegraph office. She was in the Umtali laager, and died in 1935. Her name is mentioned in the B.S.A. Company's Reports of Native Disturbances, 1896. Pp. 125, 126, 130 and 131 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. PRETORIUS, 1894

Nee Sarah Isabella Brendenkamp. Arrived by ox wagon from Vryburg; lived most of her life in Rhodesia and died in Bulawayo in 1936. Information from her daughter Mrs. van der Struys, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. JAN PRINSLOO, 1894, or earlier

Nee Susie ? The story of the murder of Mr. and Mrs. Prinsloo is told on pp. 269-271 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie, who states the details were given to Major Boggie by a native employed by him.

 

MRS. W. PRINSLOO, 1895

Nee Hessie Snyders. Travelled up with her husband and 4 sons in the Henry Steyn Trek—see page 163 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. PRINSLOO, 1896, or earlier

This lady, a widow, was in the laager at Mangwe in the '96 rebellion and later opened a laundry in Bulawayo. Information from Mrs. Black, Marula.

 

MRS. PRINSLOO, 1896, or earlier

Nee Hillette Lovina A. J. Prinsloo. Came with her husband and family and were in the Bulawayo laager. She died about 1930. Information from Mrs. Grobler, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. PULLEN, 1896

Nee Mary Maria Phillips. Arrived with her family via Mangwe; lived in Bulawayo and died there in 1916. Information from her granddaughter, Mrs. Ketteringham, given to the Pioneers' and Early Settlers' Society, September, 1959.

 

MRS. QUESTED, 1890

Nee Johanna Catherine Greef. Born at Mangwe, 21st April, 1890. Mrs. Quested is still living near Plumtree (1960). On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. RAAFF, 1893

Nee Catherine Gertrude Von Oertel. Wife of Commander Raaff and was in Fort Victoria during the Matabele War. Information from the Pioneers' and Early Settlers' Society, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. A. C. RAATH, 1894

Nee Liebenberg. Is mentioned in the Bulawayo Directory and Handbook of Matabeleland 1895-1896 as living at 690 Borrow Street. Was a "friendly neighbour " of Mrs. Welensky (mother of our Federal Prime Minister). Later went to Salisbury District. Left Rhodesia in 1928 and died in Cape Town in 1930 aged nearly 79. Information in letters from her daughter, Mrs. Lewis, Standerton, in answer to my advertisement. Mrs. Raath was in the Bulawayo laager during the rebellion.

 

MRS. RAATH, 1894

Nee Christina Maria Mynhardt. Came up with the Mynhardt-Utrecht Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/57 also page 163 " Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. RADEMEYER, 1894

Nee Van Zyl. Travelled up with her parents in the Martin Trek. Page 173 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie, also p. 79 of "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. RADEMEYER, 1894

Nee Sarah Matilda Herbst. Came with the Edenburg Trek. P. 60 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. RADEMEYER, 1894

Nee Anna Frances Christina Erasmus. Arrived in Bulawayo, 15th Decem¬ber, 1894. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MISS A. RADEMEYER, 1895, or earlier

Ran the Balmoral Tea Rooms at 238, Abercorn Street, according to the Bulawayo Directory and Handbook of Matabeleland, 1895-1896, page 86.

 

MRS. RAE, 1892

Nee Christina Johanna Maritz. Arrived with her parents, December, 1892. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. RAINER, 1894

Nee Miriam Van Rooyen. Came up with the Martin Trek. P. 164 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. RAINSBURY, 1896, or earlier

"Mr. and Mrs. Rainsbury opened a tea room in the premises formerly known as the Holborn Restaurant." "Bulawayo Chronicle," 14th March, 1896. Information from Mr. A. Cripwell, Salisbury.

MRS. RAINSFORD, 1895, or earlier

On his application form to join the Pioneers' and Early Settlers' Society, Mr. Rainsford writes, under the heading General Information: "Lost my first wife and youngest child during the rebellion in Bulawayo."

 

MRS. RAUBENHEIMER, 1895

Mother of Mrs. Kirk whose name is on the Roll of Women Pioneers as having " arrived with parents."

 

MRS. RAUSCH and MISS EMILY RAUSCH, 1896

The registration of the birth of Emily Rausch is to be found in the Registrar's Office, Salisbury. Born in Bulawayo, 2nd February, 1896.

 

MRS. RAYNER, 1895

Nee Florence Natalie Richardson. Arrived with her father. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. READ, 1894

Came up with her husband and five children. She acted as midwife at the birth of Bulawayo's first white baby boy, Albert Peters. Her name is in the Bulawayo Directory and Handbook of Matabeleland, 1895-96 as being the owner of Stand No. 561, Wilson Street. Information from her granddaughter, Mrs. J. Webb, Salisbury—letter dated 2/10/1957, in answer to my advertisement.

 

MISS ANN MILDRED READ, 1894

Came up with her parents and is now living in Johannesburg, aged 75 years. Letter from her niece, Mrs. J. Webb, Salisbury, dated 2/10/1957 in answer to my advertisement.

 

MRS. REDDALL, 1894

"Arrived in March," page 225 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. REDMOND, 1895

Nee Jane Miller Wood. Arrived with her parents by ox wagon and was in the Bulawayo laager during the Matabele rebellion. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. REDRUP, R.R.C., O.B.E., M.B.E., 1896

Nee Gertrude Fenella Clarke. Came up with the P. D. Crewes, towards the end of the Matabele Rebellion. A great and well loved personality. An interesting article entitled " Nurse Fenella " is to be found in " Women of Central Africa." Mrs. Redrup died on 1st June, 1945. Information from her son, Mr. Aston Redrup. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. REED, 1891

Nee Camilia Applebee. Arrived with her first husband, Jimmy Mitchell and is reputed to be the first woman to settle in Fort Victoria; a nurse by profession. They trekked up by ox wagon, taking three months to do so, and opened a restaurant in Fort Victoria. Pp. 78, 79 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. REES, 1888

Nee Susie Wesley Davies. Wife of Rev. Bowen Rees of Inyati Mission. Mrs. Rees was in the Bulawayo laager during the '96 rebellion and travelled down by coach with her two children to Palapye, where she stayed until the rebellion was over, then returned to the Mission. Pp. 61-65 "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. REID, 1894

Mother of Mrs. Bessie Cornthwaite, whose name is on the Roll of Women Pioneers as having " arrived with parents."

 

MRS. REEVES, 1896

Nee Christina Annandale Lamb. Born in Salisbury, 7th January, 1896. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. REILLY, 1894

Mother of Mrs. Willows, whose name is on the Roll of Women Pioneers as having " arrived with parents."

 

MRS. REIMER, 1891

Travelled up with " Krienke's Party "- herself and son. Page 53 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. REMMER, 1894

Nee Engela Jacoba Heyns. Arrived with the Martin Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957, also p. 79 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. RENDERS, 1892

Nee Tensina Christina de Klerk. First came to Enkeldoorn. Daughter-in- law of Adam Renders, who went to Zimbabwe in 1867. Mrs. Renders died on 3rd July, 1946. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. RENNIE, 1894

Nee Elizabeth Johanna Herbst. Came with her parents in the Edenburg Trek and is still living in Fort Victoria (1956). Interesting experiences of hers are given on pp. 62 and 70 of "Bid Time Return," by Basil Fuller. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. RENTON, 1895

Nee Emily Ann Richards. Arrived by donkey wagon. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. RHYNAS, 1895

Nee Jane Miller Wood. Arrived 12th May, 1895. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. RICHARDS, 1894

Nee Herbst. Came up with the Edenburg Trek; was in the Fort Victoria laager. Information from herself at Essexvale, April, 1958.

 

ROBERTS, HELEN CLARA, 1896, or earlier

This name is in the Bulawayo Directory and Handbook of Matabeleland as belonging to the owner of Stand No. 554, Grey Street. (1895-1896).

 

MRS. ROBERTS, 1892

Nee Eveline Frances Jemina Coleman. Came with her parents in the Moodie Trek, was a niece of Thomas Moodie, leader of the Trek; was in the Salisbury laager during the rebellion. Mrs. Roberts was married in 1897. She lived first in Salisbury and then in Melsetter and other places in Rhodesia until her death, in Salisbury, in 1951. Information from her son, Mr. Farewell Roberts, Bulawayo. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. ROBINS, 1894

Nee Daisy Maria Bain. Arrived with her parents on the 12th December, 1894. Was in the Bulawayo laager during the '96 rebellion; lived in Bulawayo until her death in 1950. Information from her niece, Miss G. Howard, Bulawayo. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. RODEN, 1892

Mentioned on page 55 of " God's White Robed Army," by a Dominican Sister, as having adopted a child whose mother had died of fever in Salisbury.

 

MRS. RODGERS, 1894

Came from Australia to Umtali and was a well known character in the early nineties. Page 76 of "Raiders and Rebels in South Africa," by Elsa Goodwin Green, also pp. 116 and 129 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. RORKE, 1894

Arrived in July, by profession a nurse. She and Mrs. Redrup gave their services to the troops during the Boer War. P. 231 " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. ROSENFELS, 1894

Nee Jessie Elizabeth Gibson. Arrived in Bulawayo from Nylstroom in August, 1894, with her husband and infant daughter, taking 3 months to do the journey. During the rebellion she was in the Bulawayo laager, where she gave birth to a son, Sigmund Julius; her daughter, Rosa, died of black- water fever at the age of 14. Mrs. Rosenfels was a fine and courageous character. She died on the farm at Marula in 1950 and was buried there next to her husband and her father. Information from her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lois Rosenfels, in letter dated 20/7/1960. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. ROSE-INNES, 1895

Nee Eva Gladwin. Born in Salisbury 26/6/1895. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. ROSS, 1896, or earlier

This lady, with her husband and adopted daughter (Agnes Krik) was murdered by the Matabele rebels near Insiza. " Sunshine and Storm in Rhodesia," by F. C. Selous, pages 209, 212 and 213.

 

MRS. ROUSSOUW, 1896

Nee Schoonveldt. Was in the Fort Victoria laager during the rebellion and is still living (1958) in Fort Victoria. Information from her daughter-in-law, Mrs. J. Rossouw, Fort Victoria, 10/12/1958.

 

MRS. RUNDLE, 1895

Nee Elizabeth Cornthwaite. Travelled up to Bulawayo by ox wagon to join her husband and was in the laager there in '96. Information from her daughter, Mrs. Oaten, letter dated 6/10/57 in answer to my advertisement

 

MISS RUBRIDGE, 1891

"An elderly lady who accompanied Mrs. Marriott and three children . . . ."Quoted from letter from Mr. Marshall Hole to Mrs. Boggie dated 19/11/1932.

 

MRS. PEITRO SALS, 1894, or earlier

Nee Ellen Howan. The registration of this marriage is to be found in the C.A. Archives, Salisbury. Married in Bulawayo 28th November, 1894. Mr. Sals was a miner.

 

MRS. SALTHOUSE, 1896, or earlier

One of the three ladies who had the terrible experience of being brought into Salisbury by the Mazoe Patrol during the Mashona rebellion; her husband was manager of the Alice Mine. Pp. 59 and 60 " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. SALMON, 1896, or earlier

This lady was in the Bulawayo laager during the Matabele rebellion and gave birth to a son there. Information from Mr. J. S. McNeillie, Mayor of Bulawayo, 26/10/1957.

 

MRS. HANS SAUER, 1893

Nee Cecilia Josephine Fitzpatrick. Wife of Dr. Hans Sauer and sister of Sir Percy Fitzpatrick of " Jock of the Bushveldt" fame. Mrs. Sauer trekked up with her husband and only stayed a short time, but often went back to Rhodesia on visits. She arrived with two daughters. Information from her daughter, Mrs. Graham, still living (1959) in Canterbury, England, through Mrs. Malise Graham, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. SAWERTHAL, 1893

Nee Emily Mabel Augusta Mann. Travelled up by post cart to be married. Her wedding was the first in Salisbury. She was married from Col. Marshall Hole's house, Monica Marshall Hole was her bridesmaid and Maj. Patrick Forbes was best man. Mrs. Sawerthal lived many years in Salisbury, but returned to the Cape after the death of her husband (Marshall Hole's letter to Mrs. Boggie dated 14/8/1932).

 

MRS. SCHLENKER, 1896, or earlier

Mentioned on page 125 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women" as having gone into the Umtali laager from Headlands. (Jeannie M. Boggie).

 

MRS. SCHMIDT, 1896

Nee Harriet Elizabeth Stanley. Arrived with her parents in August, 1896. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. SCHOLTZ, 1894

Nee Aletta Cecilia Mynhardt. Came up with her parents in the Mynhardt - Utrecht Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957. Also p. 92 " Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. JAN SCHOLTZ, 1894

Nee Maria Nel. Arrived with her daughter in the Martin Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957. Also p. 79 " Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. SALMON SCHOLTZ, 1894

Nee Anna Nel. Came with the Martin Trek bringing 4 sons and 2 daughters, Anna Maria and Cathrina. Page 163 " Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. HENDRIK SCHOULTZ, 1895

Nee Cornelia Bekker. Arrived with her parents in the Kruger-Bekker Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957.

 

MRS. FRIKKIE SCHOULTZ, 1895

Nee Isobel Bekker. Arrived with her parents in the Kruger-Bekker Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957. Also p. 161 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. LOUIS SCHUTT, 1894

Nee Cornelia Mynhardt. Came with her parents in the Mynhardt-Utrecht Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957. Also p. 162 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

SISTER SEBASTION, 1895

Surname Hill. One of the Sisters who opened the Convent School, Bulawayo in October, 1895, as a teacher and who helped to keep it going during the '96 rebellion. Letters from the Dominican Convent, Salisbury, dated 18/11/1955 and 13/8/1957. Also p. 32 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. SCOT-RUSSELL, 1894

Nee Amy Atherstone Cumming. Arrived with her parents and five sisters and several brothers in Bulawayo in July, 1894 from Johannesburg by ox wagon. Was the first woman to be married in the Presbyterian Church in Abercorn Street, Bulawayo. Was in seige of Bulawayo and is on the Roll of Women Pioneers. Information supplied by her son.

 

MRS. SELOUS, 1895

Nee Maddy. Daughter of the Dean of Gloucester and wife of the famous hunter. They settled at Essexvale; adventures concerning their experiences during the Matabele rebellion are given in Chapter 4 of "Sunshine and Storm in Rhodesia," by F. C. Selous. They left Rhodesia in 1897.

 

MRS. SHAWE, 1894, or earlier

Mother of Mrs. Lewis who was born in Salisbury in 1894 and whose name is on the Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. SHELL, 1894

Nee Isabel Harrison. " She came to Bulawayo, via Beira, as a young wife. Her journey to Rhodesia was up the Pungwe River to the narrow gauge railway terminus at Fontesvilla. From the Rhodesian terminus of that length of railway she travelled to Bulawayo by Zeederberg's coach."- Extract from " The Bulawayo Chronicle " dated 31/5/1957. Her eldest son was born in the Bulawayo laager. Mrs. Shell is still living in Maritzburg aged 84 (1959). Letters from her grandson, W. S. Herbert, Salisbury, dated 6/7/1959 and 28/7/1959.

 

MRS. SHERRY, 1895

Nee Eliza Yoxall. Came up as a lady's maid to Mrs. (later Lady) Bourchier Wrey. She was in the laager during the Matabele rebellion, in Bulawayo. Died in 1942. Information from her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Sherry, who is a member of the Association of University Women in Bulawayo (1959).

 

MRS. SHINN, 1894

Nee Edith Maud Millvina Gifford. Travelled up with her parents in the Edenburg Trek, which is described on pp. 158 to 166 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. Mrs. Shinn, after many years near Chipinga, is now living in Bulawayo (1960). On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. SIMPSON, 1896

Nee Mary Ellen Dunn. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MISS BEATRICE MAUD SIMPSON, 1896

Born in Bulawayo, 8th July, 1896. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MISS LUCY SLEEMAN, 1891

One of the three English nursing sisters who walked from Beira to Umtali and established a hospital there, helped by Mr. Rhodes. With Rose Blenner- hasset she wrote "Adventures in Mashonaland." Pp. 97-101 " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie and p. 130 "The World's View " by Nora S. Kane.

 

MRS. RENS SLOT, 1893

Nee Ann Pullen. Arrived with her husband by ox wagon from Middleburg. Was in the '93 laager in Fort Victoria and in the '96 laager in Bulawayo, where she did nursing with Mrs. Redrup. She and her husband had a narrow escape from being murdered by the Matabele. Information from her daughter, Mrs. Cummins, Bulawayo (1957). Also pp. 82 and 269 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. SLY, 1896

Nee Beatrice Sanders. Came to Bulawayo to join her husband, travelling by coach. Information from Mr. A. Sanders, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. W. SMIT, 1895

Nee Nellie Wilderman. Arrived with the Kruger-Bekker Trek, with her husband and five children, including two daughters, Lettie and Johanna. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957, also page 163 " Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. ROLAND SMITH, 1895

Nee Florence Kate Hill. Came up in one of Mr. Tom Meikle's wagons with her mother and a baby of six months old, from Barberton; lived in Bulawayo till her death in 1947. Information from Mrs. R. Smith, by telephone.

 

MRS. DUNCAN SMITH, 1895

Came up by coach to join her husband. Gave birth to a daughter (Mrs. Olver) in the Salisbury laager, during the rebellion. Died about 1916. Information from her daughter, Mrs. Slaven, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. SMITH, 1896

Nee Marie Elizabeth Anna Steyn. Her parents came in the Henry-Steyn Trek in 1895. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. SNELL, 1896

Nee Madeline Leanora Almendro. Came up with her parents, was in the Bulawayo laager and is now (1960) living in Cape Town. Information from the Secretary, Pioneers' and Early Settlers' Society.

 

MRS. SOUTHWELL, 1894

Nee Ethel Finaughty. "Arrived with parents" in Bulawayo; her father was the well known hunter. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. DAVID SPARROW, 1895

Nee Sally Pittaway. Trekked up from Mafeking with her husband who came from America to the Seventh Day Adventist Mission at Solusi, now known as the Solusi Missionary College. Information from Mr. Langley Staples in letter to Mr. Jewell, late of the S.D.A. Mission dated 17/5/1957.

 

MRS. CHRIS. SPARROW, 1895

Nee Maylor Reed. Trekked up from Mafeking with her husband who came from America, to the Seventh Day Adventist Mission at Solusi, near Bulawayo, now known as the Solusi Missionary College. Information from Mr. Langley Staples to Mr. Jewell, late of the S.D.A. Mission, Dated 17/5/1957.

 

MRS. SPENCE, 1894

Nee Stephanie Dorothea Kok. Came up with her parents in the Martin Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957; also page 162 " Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. TOM SPEIGHT, 1896

Nee Charlotte Emily Spranger. Daughter of Mrs. W. E. Thomas by her first husband. Came first to Bulawayo, then in 1910 moved to Gadzema, where she died in 1950. Information from her son, Mr. C. S. Speight, Bulawayo, by telephone.

 

MRS. SPRECKLEY, 1895

Nee Borrow. " Sister of Captain Borrow who was killed with Maj. Allan Wilson's party during the late war."—P. 33 of Bulawayo Directory and Handbook of Matabeleland 1895-96.

 

MRS. SQUAIR, 1894

Nee Mary Mcintosh. Arrived with her husband and family on 1st March, 1894, after being detained in Macloutsie for nine months owing to the Matabele War in '93. The family occupied pioneer farms in the Khami District. Letter from her daughter, Mrs. Moseley, dated 27/6/1959, in answer to my advertisement. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. SQUAIR, 1896

Nee Ellen Thompson McNeilage. "Arrived by coach." On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. STAINES, 1895

Nee Martha Johanna Ferreira. Was in the laager in Enkeldoorn. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. STAMPER, 1896

Nee Florence May Yeatman. Arrived by ox wagon; still lives in Bulawayo (1960). On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. STANLEY, 1896

Nee Margaret Wilhelmina Carr. Arrived with her husband in August, 1896. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

NURSE STANTON, 1896

Mentioned on page 59 of "Raiders and Rebels in South Africa," by Elsa Goodwin Green as having travelled with their party.

 

MRS. STEAD, 1894

Nee Ida Gwynne Beechey. Arrived by ox wagon with her parents from Johannesburg. Later returned to Natal. Information from her brother, Mr. H. H. Beechey, in letter dated 24/11/1959. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. STEENKAMP, 1895

Nee Amelia Wray. "Arrived with parents." On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. STEVENS, 1896

Nee Martha Elizabeth Muller. Married in Bulawayo, 3rd September, 1896. The registration of this marriage is to be found in the C.A. Archives, Salisbury. Mr. Frederick Stevens was a transport rider.

 

MRS. J. STEYN, 1895

Nee Annie Malan. Came with the Henry-Steyn Trek, and brought three daughters, Martha, Herculina and Anna. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957, also p. 163 " Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. P. STEYN, 1895

Nee Engela Lombard. Arrived with the Henry-Steyn Trek. Her daughter Annie was born in the Transvaal during the Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957; also p. 163 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. H. STEYN, 1895

Nee Sannie van Heerden. Arrived with the Henry-Steyn Trek. Brought one son and one daughter. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957; also p. 163 " Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. H. STEYN, 1895

Nee Christina Coetzer. Arrived with her daughter Aletta, in the Henry- Steyn Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957; also page 163 " Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. P. W. STEYN, 1895

Nee Cornelia Lombard. Came with the Henry-Steyn Trek, bringing nine children including three daughters, Susanna, Anna and Cornelia. Infor¬mation from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957; also page 163 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. J. G. F. STEYN, 1895

Nee Herculina Johanna Sophia van Heerden. Came with the Henry-Steyn Trek and brought her daughter Maria. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957; also page 163 "Many Treks made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. P. E. STEYN, 1894

Nee Christina Rautenbach. Travelled up with the Martin Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957; also page 163 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. JOHANNES STEYN, 1894

Nee Johanna Christina du Preez. Arrived with the Martin Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957; also page 79 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. STEYN, 1895

Nee Aletta Elizabeth van Heerden. Arrived with the Henry-Steyn Trek at Melsetter in December, 1895. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. STIDOLPH, 1892

Nee Josephine A. M. Nesbitt. Came with her parents in the Moodie Trek, a niece of Thomas Moodie, leader of the Trek; was in the Salisbury laager during the rebellion. Mrs. Stidolph was educated overseas; she was married in Salisbury in 1910 and lived there until her death in August, 1921. Information from her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Stidolph,

Bulawayo.

 

MRS. STORM, 1894

(Mr. and Mrs. Peters changed their name to Storm). Mother of Mrs. Barker, whose name is on the Roll of Women Pioneers as having "arrived with parents." Came from Johannesburg after a trek of four months. Pp. 229-230 " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MISS IDA EGGERT STRIKE, 1893

This name is in the Voluntary Registration of Births, the date being 27th October, 1893, born in Salisbury. Obtained from Registration of Births Office, Salisbury.

 

MRS. F. STOPFORTH, 1895

Mentioned on page 80 of "Pioneers of Gazaland" (in Afrikaans), by S. P. Olivier, as having come with her husband in the second Du Plessis Trek; also p. 163 " Many Treks Made Rhodesia " which is a translation of the same book.

 

MRS. STRICKLAND, 1893

Nee Jeannie V. G. Meikle. Eldest of the well known Meikle family, trekked up with her husband from Natal and lived first for two years at Charter. They then moved to "Inodzi " near Penhalonga, where they remained until Mrs. Strickland's death in 1957. Information from Mr. Ian Wilson, through Mrs. Rosen, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. STROBEL, 1893

Nee Anna Maria Emmerich. First came in 1893, but returned to Johannes¬burg because of the theft of so many of their cattle. They came to Rhodesia again, via Beira in 1897. Pp. 185-191 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. STUART, 1896

Nee Ann Nancy Robinson. Arrived in 1896 just after the rebellion to join her husband. Lived in Rhodesia till 1937; died in Somerset West at the age of 85. Information from Mrs. Wilson, Somerset West, in answer to my advertisement (1957) letters dated 7/10/1957 and 24/10/1957.

 

MRS. STUTTAFORD, 1896

Nee Mary Ann Pearce. Arrived with her husband by ox wagon in January, 1896. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MISS LILIAN EMILY STUTTAFORD, 1896

Arrived with her parents in January, 1896 and still lives in Bulawayo (1959). Information from Mrs. W. Stuttaford. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. SVENDSEN, 1895

Mentioned on page 130 of Mrs. Boggie's book "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," as being in Bulawayo in 1895.

 

MRS. SWAIN, 1894

Nee Johanna Maria Botha. Arrived by Zeederberg's Coach in February, 1894. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MISS EDITH JOHANNA SWAIN, 1895

This name is in the Voluntary Registration of Births as "born in Bulawayo 3rd May, 1895." Obtained from the Registration of Births Office, Salisbury.

 

MRS. SWART, 1895

Nee Elizabeth Helena Joubert. Arrived with her parents. Her father was killed at Enkeldoorn during the rebellion. She was in the laager. Mrs. Swart died in childbirth in 1913. Information from her sister Mrs. S. M. Botha in letters dated 27/6/1959 and 6/7/1959 in answer to my advertisement.

 

MRS. SYKES, 1860

Nee Margaret Charlotte Kolbe. Wife of the Rev. William Sykes of Inyati Mission. Knew Mzilikazi, and patched his blanket for him once; he was so pleased that he gave her a sheep for each patch. Mrs. Sykes went down to the Cape after the death of her husband in 1887, but returned to Matabele¬land and died at the age of 91; she is buried at Hope Fountain Mission, near Bulawayo. Information from her granddaughter, Mrs. J. Lloyd.

 

MRS. SYMINGTON, 1895

Nee Johanna de Klerk. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. TALBOT, 1894

Nee Florence Marion Bain. Arrived by ox wagon. Was in the laager in Bulawayo during the rebellion in '96 and is still living in Bulawayo (1960). Information from her niece, Miss Gladys Howard, Bulawayo. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. TARR, 1894

Nee Philipina Johanna Scheffer. Still living in Salisbury (1960). On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. TAYLOR, 1894

Came up with her husband, Adjutant Taylor of the Salvation Army, from Swaziland to Salisbury by ox wagon. They had to return to Natal two years later for health reasons. Letter from Col. V. Thompson, Salvation Army, Salisbury, dated 8/10/1957.

 

MRS. TAYLOR, 1896, or earlier

The registration of the birth in Salisbury of this lady's daughter, Lily Frances, on 3/5/1896, is to be found in the Registrar's Office, Salisbury.

 

MRS. " BULALA" TAYLOR, 1871

Nee Phoebe Clark. Originally came up with her parents who were traders. She returned South and married Mr. A. Wolfenden, who was also a trader; they lived in Matabeleland till her husband's death; then in 1887 she married Mr. Taylor; they were in the Mangwe laager during the rebellion. A long article by Mrs. Taylor is to be found on pages 169 to 180 of "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. TEMPOFSKY, 1894

Her daughter, Mrs. Elliott of Johannesburg, was the first white baby girl to be born in Bulawayo, on 4th April, 1894. Page 225 " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. A. THEODORA, 1896, or earlier

Kept a tea-room, according to the Bulawayo Directory and Handbook of Matabeleland 1895-1896, pp. 71 and 121.

 

MRS. THOMAS, 1859

Nee Annie Morgan. First wife of Rev. T. M. Thomas. She came up with him by wagon from the Cape to Inyati, near Bulawayo, where the London Missionary Society's first Mission was started; she died at Inyati in 1862. Much is written about Mrs. Thomas' brave life in Matabeleland on pages 16-28 of "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. THOMAS, 1864

Nee Caroline Elliott. Second wife of Rev. T. M. Thomas of Inyati Mission; she mastered the native language and helped her husband with translations. Mrs. Thomas left Matabeleland in 1889 and died at Bethlehem, Orange Free State, in 1905. Pp. 32-49 "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MISS CATHERINE MARGARET THOMAS, 1879

Daughter of Rev. T. M. Thomas of Inyati Mission; was born at Shiloh. She left Matabeleland with her family in 1889, then returned in 1896. Miss Thomas eventually went back to the Union and died there in April, 1959. Information from Sir Eric Thomas, Salisbury.

 

MRS. W. E. THOMAS, 1896

Nee Ellen Prinn Poultney. (First husband Mr. Spranger). Wife of the well known Native Commissioner. Died in Bulawayo 1906. Information from her son, Sir Eric Thomas, Salisbury.

 

MRS. THOMPSON, 1893

Wife of Dr. William L. Thompson. They came up with a party of 8 American missionaries, two children and four Zulu evangelists and families, to start the American Mission at Mount Selinda. Information received from Rev. W. D. Webb, Mt. Selinda, in answer to my enquiries, 1956. Later Dr. and Mrs. Thomas returned to America, where they both died. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga.

 

MRS. THOMPSON, 1891

Trekked up from Vryburg by ox wagon with her husband and seven children. Died in Salisbury in 1935. Letter from her son J. A. Thompson, Salisbury, dated 25/6/1958.

 

MRS. THOMSON, 1870

Nee Elizabeth Edwards. Wife of Rev. J. B. Thomson, who was the first missionary at Hope Fountain, near Bulawayo. They worked there for six years and were then transferred to Ujiji. Page 10 of "A Brief Historical Survey of the London Missionary Society in South Africa," by Rev. A. J. Haile.

 

MRS. THOMSON, 1896, or earlier

(Formerly Mrs. Wallenstein ?). This lady was in the Bulawayo laager during the '96 Matabele rebellion. Information from cutting in "The Chronicle," from Mrs. Cummins.

 

MRS. THWAITES, 1895

Nee Hilda Inez Botton. Arrived with her parents in June, 1895. Lived in Bulawayo, but for health reasons went down to the Free State till her death. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. TILBURY, 1894

Nee Helen Hawke. Arrived in September, 1894. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. TITUS, 1895

Nee Jacoba M. Matthysen. Was born on 8th August, 1895 on " Matabele "Wilson's farm near Bulawayo, and has been living in Bulawayo ever since. Information from herself in July, 1959, as a result of my advertisement.

 

MRS. TOSHACK, 1895

Nee Ellen Jessie McDonald. Born in Bulawayo, 11th July, 1895. On Roll of Women Pioneers,

 

MRS. ROSS TOWNSEND, 1895

Was in Bulawayo in 1895, and in the Market Square laager during the rebellion, the following year, according to a letter dated 26/6/1933 from Mr. S. Candler, Rhodesia House, London, in the possession of Mrs. Boggie, Gwelo.

 

LADY CLARKSON TREDGOLD, 1864

Nee Emily Ruth Moffat. Daughter of Rev. J. S. Moffat of Inyati Mission and was born there in 1864. She left Matabeleland at an early age, but returned with her husband, Justice (later Sir Clarkson) Tredgold in 1898. After his death she went back to the Union, but again returned to Rhodesia in 1936 and died in Salisbury in 1941. Lady Tredgold was sister to the Hon. H. U. Moffat, one time Premier of Southern Rhodesia, and her second son is Sir Robert Tredgold, K.C.M.G., Salisbury; her first son was killed in the First World War Information from Sir Robert and his brother, Alan, Nyamandhlovu.

 

MRS. G. TRIPP, 1894

Nee Mary Mortonson. Came from America with her husband to the Seventh Day Adventist Mission at Solusi near Bulawayo, now known as the Solusi Missionary College. After the death of her husband she became the second Mrs. Frank Armitage. Information from Mr. F. Burton Jewell, dated 9/5/1957 and from Mrs. W. H. Anderson, Kansas, dated 18/6/1957

 

MRS. TUCKER, 1895

Nee Madge Bagnall. Arrived with her mother to join her father. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. SANDY TULLOCH, 1891

Nee Zilla Marion Miles. Walked from Mapandas to Penhalonga (nearly 200 miles), her two children aged and 2 years being carried in a blanket hammock; a courageous journey. On 7th May, 1892, Mrs. Tulloch gave birth to a son, the first English baby born in that area; he was christened Allister Rhodes by Canon Balfour. She died in 1934, a greatly loved pioneer. Pages 93 to 96, 105, 127, 132-134 of " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. TURNBULL, 1895

Nee Wild. Came to Mashonaland via Beira, with two other nurses. Stopped first at 77 Mile Peg to help Sir Arthur Lawley's hospital for men constructing the railway. Later, with Miss Bertram (Mrs. Hodges), started a private nursing home in Pioneer Street, Salisbury, and nursed in the laager there during the '96 rebellion. Mrs. Turnbull is mentioned in the British South Africa Company's Reports on Native Disturbances (p. 67) as having rendered good services. Information from Mrs. Hodges, Bulawayo.

 

SISTER UDALRICA, 1894

Surname Schneider. Information in letters from St. Dominic's Convent, Salisbury, dated 18/11/55 and 13/8/57.

 

MRS. van den BERG, 1891

Nee Marie Elizabeth Fourie. Wife of a transport rider; made several journeys to and from the South by wagon and eventually she and her husband settled in Rhodesia in 1904. Pp. 48-52 " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. VAN DER HEEVER, 1896

Nee Annie Van Neikerk. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ponty Van Neikerk and arrived with them. Her first husband was Mr. W. Nel. Mrs. Van der Heever was in the Bulawayo laager during the rebellion in '96 and is still living in Bulawayo. Information from her nephew, Mr. T. A. Montgomery, Standard Bank, Bulawayo, 1958.

 

MRS. VAN EDEN, 1896

Nee Dena Corelena Kamp. Arrived with her husband. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. VAN DER SPUY, 1896, or earlier

Mentioned on page 125 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women,'' by Jeannie M. Boggie, as having gone into the Umtali laager from Headlands

 

MRS. VAN DER STRUYS, 1894

Nee Katrina Petronella Pretorius. "Arrived with parents " by ox wagon from Vryburg. An article about her is to be found on page 45 "Women in Central Africa," compiled by the National Council of Women of S. Rhodesia and published in 1953. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. P. J. VAN GRIM, 1895

Nee Maria de Jager. The registration of this marriage is to be found in the C.A. Archives, Salisbury; married in Bulawayo 13/9/1895. Mr. Petrus Johannes Van Grim was a Sanitary Board Officer.

 

MRS. VAN NIEKERK, 1892

Nee Margaret Agnes Brown. Her first husband was John Moodie, and they came up with the Moodie Trek. An article by Mrs. Van Niekerk is to be found on pages 38 and 40 of "Women in Central Africa," published in 1953 and compiled by the National Council of Women of S. Rhodesia. Mrs. Van Niekerk died at Inyanga aged 91. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. S. VAN NIEKERK, 1895

Nee Christina W. M. Van Eeden. The registration of this marriage is to be found in the C.A. Archives, Salisbury; married in Bulawayo, 11th November, 1895. Mr. Stephanus Van Niekerk was a farmer.

 

MRS. VAN NIEKERK, 1895

Widow of Captain Ponty van Niekerk who did valiant work during the rebellion and was allowed by Mr. Rhodes to choose two farms, one in Mashonaland and one in Matabeleland; he sold the one in Mashonaland and they farmed near Bulawayo. Mrs. van Niekerk gave birth to a daughter in the Mangwe laager. Pp. 287-291 " First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. CORNELIUS VAN ROOYEN, 1890

Wife of the famous hunter. She, with her husband, son and daughter were in the Mangwe laager during the Matabele rebellion in '96; her son died of enteric in the fort. Information from Mrs. A. Black, Marula.

 

MRS. VAN WYK, 1894

Mother of Mrs. Dickinson whose name is on the Roll of Women Pioneers as having " arrived with parents." She was in the Bulawayo laager during the rebellion in '96. Information from Mrs. Withers, Bulawayo, 1957.

 

MRS. J. VAN ZYL, 1894

Nee Jacoba Margrieta Kok. With her husband and 8 children travelled up with Martin's Trek, an account of which is to be found on pp. 171-174 of Jeannie M. Boggie's " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women." Also p. 78 " Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

VEREY, MARIE, 1896, or earlier

This name is in the Bulawayo Directory and Handbook of Matabeleland, 1895-1896, as belonging to the owner of Stand No. 44, Main St., Bulawayo.

 

MRS. TOLLIE VERMAAK, 1896, or earlier

This lady, with her husband and two children, was among those in the Mangwe laager during the Matabele rebellion in '96. Information from Mrs. A. Black, Marula.

 

MRS. VILJOEN, about 1872

A hunter's wife. She and her husband are mentioned several times as being with Mr. Selous in Mrs. Boggie's " First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," pp. 144-153.

 

MRS. VICKERMAN, 1894

Nee Clara Jane Ulingworth. Arrived with her children to join her husband in Bulawayo. Her name is in the Bulawayo Directory and Handbook of Matabeleland, 1895-1896, as being the owner of Stand No. 587, Wilson Street, Bulawayo. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

REVD. MOTHER VINCENT, 1894

Surname Schneider. Came up as sister Vincent with four others from Macloutsie camp hospital and did splendid work under difficult conditions. She was in the Bulawayo laager in '96 and was presented with the Matabele¬land War Medal. In 1950 Mother Vincent was at the Gwelo Convent aged 89 years. Pp. 20, 21, 29 and 33 of Mrs. Boggie's "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women." Letter from St. Dominic's Convent, Salisbury, 13/8/57. A very good photo of Mother Vincent aged 89 is on page 280 of Mrs. Boggie's book.

 

BARONESS VON AHLEFELDT, 1866

Nee Gwenny Anne Thomas. Born at Inyati Mission, daughter of Rev. T. M. and Mrs. Thomas. Later left for the Union and married there. She died at Pretoria in 1921. Information from Sir Eric Thomas, Salisbury.

 

MRS. VON HIRSCHBERG, 1895

Nee Olsen. Arrived first in Bulawayo and travelled up by coach to Salisbury, where she got married. She was in Salisbury laager during the '96 rebellion. She and her husband left for South Africa after the first World War, then they lived in the Congo from 1922 to 1937. Mrs. von Hirschberg died in Springs, Transvaal in 1956. "She had indomitable courage, humour, generosity and kindness" Information from Mrs. G. King, London, in letter dated 3/9/1960, whose address was given me by Mrs. Honey, Salisbury.

 

MRS. J. VORSTER, 1894

Nee Jacoba Steyn. Travelled up with the Martin Trek and is still living in Umtali (1957). Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, in letter dated 27/6/1957; also p. 79 of "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. WALKER, 1896

Nee Eliza Jane Watkins. Arrived with her husband by Zeederberg's coach; has spent most of her life in Rhodesia and is living (1960) in Bulawayo, aged 89. Information from herself. On Roll of Pioneer Women.

 

MRS. H. F. WALKER, 1896

Nee Cornelia Boshoff. Came with her husband and seven children. Was in the Bulawayo laager during the '96 rebellion. Later they went to N. Rhodesia. Information from her daughter, Mrs. Ilsley, Mazabuka, dated 1/6/1959.

 

MRS. WALKER, 1896, or earlier

Mentioned on page 86 of "Raiders and Rebels in South Africa," by Elsa Goodwin Green, and on page 129 of " Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie, as having been at the wedding of Sister Emily Hewitt to Mr. Herbert Blatch in August, 1896.

 

MRS. WALLS, 1896, or earlier

The registration of the birth of this lady's daughter, Prudence Winifred, in Bulawayo on 22/8/1896, is to be found in the Registrar's Office, Salisbury.

 

MRS. WALSH, 1890

Known as " Pioneer Mary." First husband Waterson. Arrived in Mazoe with her first husband, prospecting for gold. Lord Randolph Churchill visited the " Mary Pioneer " Mine, Mazoe District in 1891. After the death of Mr. Waterson, Mary married Mr. Walsh at Fort Victoria—this is be¬lieved to be the first marriage in that town. Later Mr. and Mrs. Walsh left the country for East Africa. Pp. 46 and 47 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. WARWICK, 1896

Nee Lillian Jane Watson. Arrived with her husband. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. WARDLE, 1893

Nee Johanna Ludick. Arrived in May, 1893, with children, to join her husband. Died in 1944. Information from her daughter, Mrs. Love. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. WARREN, 1896

Nee Frances Garrod. Arrived with her first husband, Mr. John Knox, from Port Elizabeth by ox wagon. She was a qualified nurse and was in the Bulawayo laager during the '96 rebellion. In 1907, many years after the death of Mr. Knox, she married Mr. John Simco Warren, the great Scouter. Information from Mrs. W. Stuttaford, her daughter, Bulawayo.

 

MRS. WATMORE, 1894

Nee Julia Tomlin Ely. "Arrived with parents " in Bulawayo, March, 1894. Was in the Gwelo laager during the '96 rebellion. Still living (1960) in England. Information from her brother, Mr. Dick Ely, Bulawayo. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. WATTS, 1891

Nee Marion Lynn. "Arrived with parents " at Fort Victoria in December, 1891. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. WATT, 1894

Nee Annie Fisher. Came to Bulawayo in March, 1894 to join her husband. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. WATSON, 1896

Nee Johanna Magdalena Hamman. Came to join her husband. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. JOHN WEBSTER, 1895

Nee Annie Bezuidenhout. Came up with the Kruger-Bekker Trek. Still living in North Melsetter (1957). Information from Mrs. M, Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/57. Also p. 86 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. W. WEBSTER, 1894

Nee Sarah Odendaal. Was born on the journey up in the Mynhardt-Utrecht Trek; still living in Chipinga (1957). Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957. Also p. 162 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. J. WEBSTER, 1893

Nee Sarah Gobey. She, her husband and two daughters, Hannah Louise and Mary Alice, trekked up from Marico in the Zeerust district. Theirs was known as the Webster Trek. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957. Also p. 164 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. T. WEDEPOHL, 1894

Nee Franke. Wife of Rev. J. Wedepohl of the Berlin Mission Society. Letter from Mrs. Krause (nee Wedepohl), dated 1/2/1956.

 

MRS. WEINAND, 1896

Nee Ada Johanna Carinus. Came with her parents, lived mostly in Rhodesia and died December, 1956. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. WELENSKY, 1895

Nee Leah Ferreira. Came with her children from the Willowmore District of South Africa, to join her husband. They lived first in Bulawayo and after the rebellion went on to Gwelo, then to the Globe and Phoenix Mine. About 1904 or 5 they moved to Salisbury, where Sir Roy was born in 1907 - the 13th child of Mrs. Welensky's 14 children. Mr. and Mrs. Welensky returned to the Union for two or three years but came back to Salisbury in 1913. Mrs. Welensky was born in 1865, and died and was buried in Salisbury in 1918. Information from her son, Sir Roy, Prime Minister of the Feder¬ation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland.

 

MRS. WESTBEECH, 1875

"In 1875 a party was got up to visit the Falls, consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Westbeech,They travelled first by ox wagon then by donkey cart owing to tsetse fly, and finally on foot with carriers " Their exciting adventures are told on p. 223 of "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. WEYERS, 1896

Nee Susanah Sears. Found murdered by Mashona rebels, with her husband and family, on the Umtali road, about June 18th, 1896. Page 143 of British South Africa Company's Reports on Native Disturbances.

 

MRS. WHITEFORD, 1894

Formerly Mrs. Cooper, nee Margaret Elizabeth Montgomery. Arrived with her parents from Crocodile River. Still living in Bulawayo (1960). On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. WHYTE, 1895

Nee Florence Marion Cowdray Easton. Arrived by ox wagon. On Roll of Women Pioneers

 

WHYTE, DOROTHY GLADYS, 1896

The registration of this birth on 28/2/1896 at Bulawayo, is to be found in the Registrar's Office, Salisbury.

 

MRS. WIGG, 1896

Nee Jane Melville Conway Fraser. Left England with her two sisters and came to Salisbury (to join her father) via Beira, Chimoio and thence to Old Umtali by coach drawn by oxen and on to Salisbury by mule drawn coach. Theirs was the last coach to reach Salisbury, during the Mashona rebellion, before the laager was formed in the old gaol and they were put into the " oakum picking " cell. Mrs. Wigg married in 1899, left Rhodesia in 1936 for the South and died there in 1957. Information from her sons, C. C. Wigg, Bulawayo and P. H. Wigg, Salisbury.

 

MISS WILD, 1896, or earlier

Is mentioned on page 67 of the British South Africa Company's Reports on Native Disturbances, as having " rendered good services." - C.A. Archives, Salisbury.

 

MRS. WILDE, 1890

Nee Cornelia Aletta Van Rooyen. Daughter of the famous hunter and arrived with her parents. Mrs. Wilde was in the Mangwe laager during the '96 rebellion (on list supplied by Mrs. Black, Marula), and still lives at Plumtree (1960). On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. WILDER, 1893

Wife of Dr. G. A. Wilder. They came with a party of 8 American missionaries, 2 children and 4 Zulu evangelists and families to start the American Mission at Mount Selinda. Information in pamphlet sent by Rev. W. D. Webb, Mt. Selinda, in reply to my enquiries, January, 1956.

 

MRS. WILEY, 1893

Nee Grace Hurrell. Born in Johannesburg in December, 1891, and came up with her parents the following year. Pp. 242-249 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. H. H. WILLIAMS, 1893

Nee Bertha Austin. Accompanied her parents to Rhodesia and was in the Bulawayo laager during the '96 rebellion. Letter from Mr. Eric Muir, her nephew, dated Bulawayo 29/6/1959.

 

MISS WILLIAMS, 1893

Came up by ox wagon with her parents. She was in the Bulawayo laager during the '96 rebellion. Miss Williams is crippled and lives a Sauerstown, where I got this information from herself, 28/7/1959.

 

LADY RALPH WILLIAMS, 1883

"An interesting early visitor to the Falls," trekked from Grahamstown with her husband and little son as far as the wagons would go, then completed the journey on foot with carriers and reached the Falls on 16th August, 1883, and lived there for a while in a grass house. Page 224 "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. WILLIAMS, 1894

Nee Alice Maud Vickerman. "Arrived with mother " to join her father in Bulawayo. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. E. WILLIS, 1896, or earlier

This lady is mentioned in the Bulawayo Directory and Handbook of Matabeleland 1895-1896, as being the owner of Stand No. 565, Grey Street.

 

MRS. WILLOUGHBY, 1896, probably earlier

Wife of General Willoughby, Chief of Staff during the '96 rebellion, in Bulawayo. "The hard work Mrs. Willoughby did in the laager Hospital has told upon her health. Mrs. Willoughby leaves today for England .... We regret the fact that ill health has caused the General's wife to make the change. Many old patients will be extremely sorry to lose her." - Extract from "Bulawayo Chronicle" dated Saturday, June, 13th, 1896, sent me by Mr. A. Cripwell, Salisbury.

 

MRS. WILSON, 1891

Wife of Dr. Wilson of Umtali. Pp. 49, 116 and 117 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. WILSON, 1894

Nee Louisa Meyer. Arrived 14th June, 1894. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. WILSON, 1894

Nee Margaret Maria Blackler. Arrived in Bulawayo with her mother, December, 1894. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. WILSON, 1894

Nee Margaret Gibson. "Arrived with parents " on 15th November, 1894. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. WILSON, 1894

Nee Cecilia Katherine Gibson. "Arrived with parents " 15th November, 1894. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. WITHERS, 1893

Nee Rebecca Nason. Arrived in February, 1893 by ox wagon. Was in the Bulawayo laager during the '96 rebellion. Information from herself, May, 1957. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. WOLHUTER, 1894

Nee Susara Catherina Labuschagne. Arrived with the Utrecht Trek; went to Mount Selinda via Fort Victoria. Returned to the Union but came back to Rhodesia in 1923. Information from herself in Bulawayo, 1959. See also page 92 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia," by S. P. Olivier.

 

MRS. WOOD, 1895

Nee Maria Amelia Cooper. Arrived in Bulawayo 12th May, 1895. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. GEO. WOOD, 1869

A hunter's wife, mentioned on page 160 of "First Steps in Civilizing Rhodesia," by Jeannie M. Boggie. According to Mrs. Jessie Lovemore, Mrs. Wood died in the Hartley District.

 

MRS. WOODBYRNE, 1893

Mentioned on page 77 of "In God's White Robed Army," by a Dominican Sister.

 

MRS. WOODS, 1895

Nee Margaret Marion Beesley. Arrived by coach with her mother and sister on 31st December, 1895. They were all in the Bulawayo laager during the rebellion. Mrs. Woods is still living (1960) in Natal. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. WOOLLACOTT, 1895

Nee Dorcas Barber Cock. Travelled by Zeederberg's Coach, arriving October, 1895. Was in the Bulawayo laager during the rebellion. Died in Bulawayo in 1949. Information from her son. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

LADY WREY, 1895

Wife of Sir Bourchier Wrey, nee Alice Borton. As Mrs. P. B. S. Wrey she arrived with her daughter, Muriel, by ox wagon to join her husband. They were in the Bulawayo laager during the '96 rebellion, and lived many years at Hillside, Bulawayo. Lady Wrey died in 195?. Information from her daughter, Lady Strachan, Salisbury.

 

MRS. WRIGHT, 1894

Nee Ruby Felicia Wentworth. Came up via Beira to marry Mr. Boscawen Wright of Fort Salisbury, who was Public Prosecutor. Her exciting journey accompanied by Mrs. Judson, is told on pp. 207-209 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. Mrs. Wright was in the Bulawayo laager during the '96 rebellion—p. 214 of the same book. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. WYMER, 1896

Nee Stockley. Daughter of Cynthia Stockley the novelist (who was later Mrs. Pelham Browne) and was born in the Umtali laager during the '96 rebellion. P. 90 "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie.

 

MRS. YEATMAN, 1896

Nee Johanna de Beer. Arrived by ox wagon with her husband and family. They were in the laager in Bulawayo for a few days. Mrs. Yeatman died about 1954. Information from her daughter, Mrs. Stamper, Bulawayo, in letter dated 8/3/1960. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

SISTER YOLANDA, 1892

Surname Kilkelly. Dominican Order. Letters from the Dominican Convent, Salisbury, dated 11/7/1956 and 13th and 31st August, 1957.

 

MRS. YORK, 1894

Nee Elizabeth Ruby Bain. Came by ox wagon to Bulawayo with her parents; was in the laager during the '96 rebellion and is still living near Bulawayo (1960). Information from her niece, Miss G. Howard.

 

MRS. ZEEDERBERG, 1891

Nee Hendrika Maria Albasini, daughter of Count Joao Albasini. She came up with her husband to Bulawayo when he first started the first regular coaching service through Matabeleland. Information from her niece, Mrs. R. L. Cranswick, Salisbury. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

 

MRS. ZEITZMANN, 1870, or earlier

Her name is mentioned in Thomas Baines' " Goldfields Diaries " on pages 236, 301 and 569, and on the last mentioned page it reads: "At Kumalo River we found Charlie Meyer with his wagon and Mrs. Zeitzmann and family of three or four pretty girls, the eldest about 14, living in a calico tent. "The Kumalo River is now known as the Khami.

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

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BALFOUR, Miss Alice.—"Twelve Hundred Miles in a Wagon." (Edward Arnold, London, 1896).

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BRITISH SOUTH AFRICA COMPANY'S REPORTS ON NATIVE DISTURBANCES.

BURNHAM, Maj. F. R.—" Scouting on Two Continents." (Doubleday Page & Co., New York, 1927).

BURROWS, Edmund H.—"A Study in Pioneering; The Moodies of Melsetter." (A. A. Balkema, Capetown, 1954).

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ROLL OF RHODESIA'S PIONEER WOMEN

 

1859

Mrs. Moffat (Unwin)

Mrs. Thomas (Morgan)

 

1860

Mrs. Sykes (Kolbe)

1862

Mrs. Carnegie (Sykes)

Mrs. Cooksley (Pittendrigh)

Mrs. Livingstone (Moffat)

Mrs. Loosley (Moffat)

 

1863

Mrs. Lee (van Wyk)

Mrs. J. Mackenzie

 

1864

Mrs. Thomas (Elliott)

Lady Tredgold (Moffat)

 

1866

Baroness von Ahlefeldt (Thomas)

 

1869

Mrs. Kirkham (Thomas)

Mrs. McMaster

Mrs. G. Wood

 

1870

Mrs. Hartley

Mrs. Lee (van Rooyen)

Mrs. Thomson (Edwards)

Mrs. Zeitzmann

 

1871

Mrs. "Bulala " Taylor (Clark)

 

1872

Mrs. Viljoen

 

1875

Mrs. Francis

Mrs. Helm (von Putt Kamer)

Mrs. Lovemore (Helm)

Mrs. Grey Palmer

Mrs. Westbeech

 

1877

Madame Coilliard (Mackintosh)

Mrs. Elliott (Clapton)

Mrs. Greit

Mrs. Hamm (Thomas)

Madame Jeanmairet

 

1878

Mrs. Cockin Miss Helm

Mrs. Leonard (Martin)

Mrs. Martin

 

1879

Miss C. M. Thomas

 

1882

Mrs. Hepburn (Helm)

 

1883

Lady Ralph Williams

 

1888

Mrs. Rees (Davies)

 

1889
Mrs. Fells

Mrs. Lloyd (Carnegie)

 

1890

Mrs. J. Colenbrander (Mullins)

Mrs. Codrington (Drake)

Mrs. Graves

Mrs. F. Greef Viscomtess de la Panouse

Mrs. Quested (Greef)

Mrs. Van Rooyen Mrs. Walsh (" Pioneer Mary ")

Mrs. Wilde (van Rooyen)

 

1891

Sister Arnica (surname Kilduff)

Sister Berchmans (surname Dreier)

Mrs. Theodore Bent Miss Blennerhasset

Sister Bonaventure (surname Kaltenstadler)

Sister Constantia (surname Fromknecht)

Mrs. Culverwell (Brooks)

Mrs. Ferreira (Lange)
Mrs. Foy

 

1891

Mrs. Harris

Mrs. Hazelhurst (Albasini)

Mrs. Holgryn (Potgieter)
Mrs. Krienke

Mrs. Moresby-White (King)

Mrs. Lichfield (Welby)
Frau Marie Lippert

Mrs. Lynn
Mrs. McAuliffe

Mrs. Marriott

Countess Moske

Mrs. Pascoe

Miss V. Pascoe

Mother Patrick (surname Cosgrave)

Mrs. Pearmain (van der Merwe)

Mrs. Reed (Applebee)

Mrs. Reimer

Miss Rubridge

Miss Lucy Sleeman

Mrs. Thompson

Mrs. Tulloch (Miles)

Mrs. van der Berg (Fourie)

Mrs. Watts (Lynn)

Mrs. Wilson

Mrs. Zeederberg (Albasini)

 

1892

Mrs. Acutt (Moodie)

Mrs. Am Ende and daughter Flora

Mrs. Arnott (Coleman)

Mrs. Bain (Forsen)

Mrs. Bennie (Bain)

Mrs. Biller (Collins)

Mrs. Brown (Venter)

Mrs. Pelham-Brown (Webb)

Mrs. Bucknall (Moodie)

Sister Caroline (surname Berchtold)

Sister Clare (surname Huber)

Mrs. Coleman (Moodie)

Mrs. Cowan (Webb)

Mrs. Deary

Mrs. Elliott (Greef)

Mrs. Fairbridge

Miss Fairbridge

Mrs. Freeman (Schmidt)

Mrs. Frewen (Graham)

Mrs. Garrett-Taylor (Hole)

Mrs. Greenfield (Webb)

Mrs. Marshall Hole (Rickman)

Mrs. Chris. Human ("Madame Blanche ")

Mrs. Hurrell (Dearsley)

Mrs. Jack (Nesbitt)

Mrs. King (Bain)

Mrs. King (Webster)

Mrs. Less (Riemer)

Mrs. P. Macrae

Mrs. Maritz (Stopforth)

Mrs. Mears (Moodie)

Mrs. Meister (Starke)

Mrs. Mellett (du Plessis)

Mrs. Mitchell

Mrs. T. Moodie (Roberts)

Mrs. D. Moodie (Moodie)

Mrs. Morris (Zeffert)

Mrs. Nesbitt (Coleman)

Miss M. Osborne

Mrs. Parker (Niemand)

Mrs. Phipps (Engelbrecht)

Mrs. Rae (Maritz)

Mrs. Renders (de Klerk)

Mrs. Roberts (Coleman)

Mrs. Roden

Mrs. Stidolph (Nesbitt)

Mrs. van Niekerk (Brown)

Sister Yolanda (surname Kilkelly)

 

1893

Mrs. Anderson (Nason)

Mrs. Austin (Coxen)

Mrs. Baines (Lemestre)

Mrs. Bates

Mrs. Blann

Mrs. Blatch (Hewitt)

Mrs. Bunker

Mrs. Burnham

Mrs. Bushney (van Rooyen)

Mrs. Cameron

Mrs. Cripps (Lovemore)

Mrs. Curry

Mrs. Drew (Beere)

Mrs. Dunford (Adlam)

Mrs. du Plessis

Mrs. Eastmure (Reilly)

Mrs. Edwards (Webster)

Miss Erskine

Mrs. Fairburn

Mrs. Farthing (Carter)

Mrs. Fincham (Nel)

Mrs. Ffrench-Mullen (Sauer)

Mrs. Graham (Sauer)

Mrs. Hamilton

Mrs. Hammann

Mrs. Hampson (Austin)

Mrs. Harrison (Emmerich)

Mrs. Human (Moolman)

Mrs. James (Nason)

Miss Nancy Jones

Mrs. J. Lamb

Miss Rose Lamb

Mrs. Light (Strobel)

Miss Mansergh

Mrs. Meilandt (Bognall)

Mrs. Moolman (Phyfer)

Mrs. Nason (Mageer)

Mrs. Nel (van der Linde)

Miss Annie Nel

Mrs. R. Nesbitt (Sanders)

Mrs. O'Grady

Mrs. Pretorius (Koen)

Mrs. Raaff (von Oertel)

Mrs. Sauer (Fitzpatrick)

Mrs. Sawerthal (Mann)

Mrs. Slot (Pullen)

Mrs. Strickland (Meikle)

Miss I.E. Strike

Mrs. Strobel (Emmerich)

Mrs. Thompson

Mrs. Wardle (Ludick)

Mrs. Webster (Gobey)

Mrs. Wilder

Mrs. Wiley (Hurrell)

Mrs. Williams (Austin)

Miss Williams

Mrs. Withers (Nason)

Mrs. Woodbyrne

 

1894

Mrs. Adams

Mrs. Anderson (Haysmer)

Mrs. Attwell (Bain)

Mrs. Bain (Cumming)

Mrs. Bain (Hulley)

Miss Alice Balfour

Mrs. Ballantyne (Read)

Mrs. Barker (Storm)

Mrs. Barnett (Raath)

Mrs. Bassett (Hill)

Mrs. Beck (Prescott)

Mrs. Beechey (Gwynn)

Mrs. Beechey (Simpson)

Mrs. Bernstein

Mrs. Bester (Nason)

Mrs. Bews (Beechey)

Mrs. Bezuidenhout (Mynhardt)

Mrs. M. Bezuidenhout (Mynhardt)

Mrs. H. Bezuidenhout (Heyns)

Miss C. M. Bezuidenhout

Mrs. Black (Prescott)

Mrs. Blackbeard (MacDonald)

Mrs. Blackler (Watters)

Mrs. Bodle (Bain)

Mrs. Bo wen

Mrs. Brent (Gifford)

Mrs. Browning (Meikle)

Mrs. Burnett (Bouwer)

Mrs. Cannell (Mollett)

Mrs. Carlisle (Cumming)

Mrs. Cass (Griffin)

Mrs. Cinamon

Mrs. Cloete (Lee)

Mrs. Cloete (Bell)

Mrs. Cook (Cumming)

Mrs. Cornthwaite (Reid)

Mrs. Cornthwaite (Froneman)

Mrs. Corbett (Havnar)

Mrs. Coutts (Watt)

Mrs. Crause (Wardle)

Mrs. Cronie

Mrs. Cronwright (du Preez)

Mrs. Cross (Niland)

Mrs. Cumming (Berry)

Mrs. Davidson (Stoodley)

Mrs. de Beer (Hamman)

Mrs. de Klerk

Mrs. de Meyer (Coetzer)

Mrs. Dickinson (van Wyk)

Mrs. du Plessis (Maritz)

Mrs. H. du Plessis

Mrs. du Plessis (Kok)

Mrs. du Preez (Kok)

Mrs. du Preez (Taute)

Mrs. Edwards (Smith)

Mrs. English (van der Riet)

Mrs. Envrard

Mrs. Ely (Bugden)

Mrs. Eyles (Larkin)

Mrs. Ferreira (Cannell)

Mrs. Finaughty

Mrs. Francis (Read)

Sister Francis (surname Condon)

Mrs. Franks (Sylvester)

Sister Frederica (surname Kaldschmid)

Mrs. Frost (Wardle)

Mrs. Gibson

Mrs. Gifford (Glanz)

Mrs. Gilpin (Heyman)

Mrs. Gradwell (Manley)

Mrs. Gradwell (Hill)

Mrs. Greef (Gibson)

Mrs. Green (Knight)

Mrs. A. Grey

Mrs. Groetwall (Herbst)

Mrs. Goudvis (Cinamon)

Mrs. Haddon

Mrs. Hammon (de Beer)

Mrs. Harmer (Moodie)

Mrs. Hartzenberg (Denever)

Mrs. Havnar (Legear)

Mrs. Hay (van Aardt)

Mrs. Haynes (du Preez)

Mrs. Hefer (Boshoflf)

Mrs. Herbert (Rademeyer)

Mrs. Herbst

Mrs. Herman (Lewis)

Mrs. Herselman (Ferreira)

Mrs. Hewlett (Heynes)

Lady Heyman (Impey)

Mrs. Heyns (da Preez)

Mrs. Heyns (Zondagh)

Mrs. R. E. Heyns

Mrs. Hill (Squair)

Mrs. Hill (Ives)

Mrs. Hocking (McCabe)

Mrs. Hoffman (Highfield)

Mrs. Howard (Bain)

Mrs. Huntley (Bladder)

Sister Ignatius (surname Haslinger)

Mrs. Isaacs (Beckwith)

Mrs. Issels (Downing)

Sister Jacoba (surname Zirn)

Mrs. James (Sinclair)

Mrs. Judson (Eckard)

Mrs. Kinnear (Macdonald)

Mrs. Kloppers (Kok)

Mrs. Kok (Rautenbach)

Mrs. Labuschagne (van Rooyen)

Mrs. C. Lee

Mrs. Lewis (Raath)

Mrs. Lewis (Shawe)

Mrs. Lombardt (Mynhardt)

Mrs. Louw (Malan)

Mrs. Love (Wardle)

Mrs. Macdonald (Kinnear)

Mrs. MacLeod (Kinnear)

Mrs. McPherson (de Beer)

Mrs. Maddocks (Dix)

Mrs. Maritz (Kok)

Mrs. Martin (du Preez)

Mrs. J. Martin (du Preez)

Mrs. Massie (Hewitt)

Mrs. Matthysen (Meinges)

Mrs. Michaelis (Cinamon)

Mrs. Millar (Cumming)

Mrs. Millet (du Plessis)

Mrs. Montgomery (Strydom)

Mrs. Morrison (Gradwell)

Mrs. Mulling (Gifford)

Mrs. B. Mynhardt (Schalkwyk)

Mrs. J. Mynhardt (Kok)

Mrs. T. Mynhardt (de Lange)

Mrs. P. Nielsen (Cumming)

Mrs. Nel (Kok)

Mrs. D. Nel

Mrs. Nicholson (Armstrong)

Mrs. Norton

Mrs. C. Norton

Mrs. Nunn (Kinnear)

Mrs. O'Connor

Miss E. O'Connor

Sister Octavia (surname Waters)

Mrs. Odendaal (Olwage)

Mrs. Odendaal (van der Berg)

Mrs. Ogilvie (Jones)

Mrs. Olwage (van Eden)

Mrs. Otterson (Gifford)

Mrs. Page (Wilson)

Mrs. Palmer (Carnegie)

Lady Henry Paulet

Mrs. Peters (Youn?e)

Mrs. Pohl (Cronjef

Mrs. Prescott (Cloete)

Mrs. Pretorius (Brendenkamo)

Mrs. Prinsloo

Mrs. A. Raath (Liebenberg)

Mrs. Raath (Mynhardt)

Mrs. Rademeyer (van Zyl)

Mrs. Rademeyer (Herbst)

Mrs. Rademeyer (Erasmus)

Mrs. Rainer (van Rooyen)

Mrs. Read

Miss A. M. Read

Mrs. Reddali

Mrs. Reid

Mrs. Reilly
Mrs. Remmer (Heyns)

Mrs. Rennie (Herbst)

Mrs. Richards (Herbst)

Mrs. Robins (Bain)

Mrs. Rodgers Mrs. Rorke

Mrs. Rosenfels (Gibson)

Mrs. Sals (Howan)

Mrs. Scholtz (Mynhardt)

Mrs. J. Scholtz (M. Nel)

Mrs. S. Scholtz (A. Nel)

Mrs. Schutt (Mynhardt)

Mrs. Scot-Russell (Cumming)

Mrs. Shawe

Mrs. Shell (Harrison)

Mrs. Shinn (Gifford)

Mrs. Southwell (Finaughty)

Mrs. Spence (Kok)

Mrs. Squair (Mcintosh)

Mrs. Stead (Beechey)

Mrs. P. Steyn (Rautenbach)

Mrs. J. Steyn (du Preez)

Mrs. Storm

Mrs. Swain (Botha)

Mrs. Talbot (Bain)

Mrs. Tarr (Scheffer)

Mrs. Taylor

Mrs. Tempofsky

Mrs. Tilbury (Hawke)

Mrs. Tripp (Mortonson)

Sister Udalrica (surname Schneider)

Mrs. van der Struys (Pretorius)

Mrs. van Wyk

Mrs. van Zyl (Kok)

Mrs. Vickerman (Illingworth)

Mother Vincent (surname Schneider)

Mrs. Vorster (Steyn)

Mrs. Watmore (Ely)

Mrs. Watt (Fisher)

Mrs. Webster (Odendaal)

Mrs. Wedepohl (Franke)

Mrs. Whiteford (Montgomery)

Mrs. Williams (Vickerman)

Mrs. Wilson (Meyer)

Mrs. Wilson (Blackler)

Mrs. Wilson (M. Gibson)

Mrs. Wilson (C. K. Gibson)

Mrs. Wolhuter (Labuschagne)

Mrs. Wright (Wentworth)

Mrs. York (Bain)

 

1895

Sister Agatha (surname Meyer)

Sister Aloysius (surname Weh)

Mrs. Atkinson (Creswick)

Mrs. Badenhorst (Pretorius)

Mrs. Bagnall (Cawood)

Mrs. Barry (Bailie)

Mrs. Beesley (Mew)

Miss Beesley

Mrs. Bekker (Pienaar)

Mrs. Berry (van Niekerk)

Mrs. Bezuidenhout (Westhuizen)

Mrs. Bezuidenhout (Simon)

Mrs. T. Bezuidenhout (Labuschagne)

Mrs. Boardman (Engelbrecht)

Mrs. Botha (S. Joubert)

Mrs. Botha (E. M. Joubert)

Mrs. Botha (Kritzinger)

Mrs. Botton (Carruthers)

Mrs. Carmichael

Mrs. Clark (Maritz)

Mrs. Clarkson (Hocking)

Mrs. H. Coetzer (H. Steyn)

Mrs. W. Coetzer (J. Steyn)

Miss Cramer

Mrs. da Fonseca (Robarts)

Mrs. Dallamore (Boshoff)

Mrs. Davies (Bowker)

Mrs. Davis

Mrs. de Beer (Bezuidenhout)

Mrs. de Klerk (Fourie)

Mrs. Devine

Mrs. Dowell (Ferwin)

Mrs. du Preez

Miss J. du Preez

Mrs. Eastman (Steffan)

Mrs. Engelbrecht (Brown)

Mrs. D. Engelbrecht

Mrs. Esterhuizen (de Beer)

Mrs. Fath (Lee)

Mrs. Ferreira (Steyn)

Mrs. Finch (Eastman)

Mrs. Fletcher (MacDonald)

Mrs. Fotheringham (McDonald)

Mrs. Friend (Bezuidenhout)

Mrs. Gladwin

Mrs. Gregory (Howard)

Mrs. Grobler (Bezuidenhout)

Mrs. A. J. Hammann (de Beer)

Mrs. Hannay (Krankamp)

Mrs. Hawkins (Wilson)

Mrs. Henry (Helmore)

Mrs. Herbst (Cloete)

Mrs. Heynes (Kruger)

Mrs. Hodges (Bertram)

Mrs. Hughes (Eastman)

Mrs. Hulley (Coleman)

Sister Humberta (surname Healy)

Mrs. Hunt (Bezuidenhout)

Mrs. Huxham (Steyn)

Mrs. Ingram (Blick)

Mrs. A. Jacobs (Frank)

Mrs. Jansen (de Jager)

Mrs. Jones (Coetzer)

Mrs. Joubert (Hunt)

Mrs. Kerr and daughter

Mrs. Kidson (Potgieter)

Mrs. Kirk (Raubenheimer)

Mrs. Kleyn (Maritz)

Mrs. Kloppers (van Vuuren)

Miss A. E. Kloppers

Mrs. Koot (Potgieter)

Mrs. Kritzinger (Vermaak)

Mrs. Kruger (Bezuidenhout)

Mrs. Lamb (Wrey)

Mrs. Lategan (Bester)

Mrs. Little (White)

Mrs. Lombard (Lombard)

Mrs. Loots (Engelbrecht)

Mrs. Ludeke (Nortje)

Mrs. Maberley

Mrs. Macdonald (Lamb)

Mrs. McDonald (van Eden)

Mrs. McDonald (Fitt)

Mrs. McPherson (Scott)

Mrs. Manthay (James)

Mrs. Marais (Lombard)

Mrs. Maritz (E. Kok)

Mrs. Maritz (S. Kok)

Sister Marcella (surname Deisenhofer)

Mrs. Markham (Ferreira)

Mrs. Matthews (McDermot)

Mrs. Matthews (Docheke)

Sister Mechtild (Wegmann)

Mrs. Meredith (da Fonseca)

Mrs. Mercer (Clarke)

Mrs, Montgomery (van Niekerk)

Mrs. Montgomery (Strydom)

Mrs. Montgomery (Kritzinger)

Mrs. Moolman (Ferreira)

Mrs. Moorcroft (van Niekerk)

Mrs. Morrison (van Niekerk)

Mrs. Mynhardt (Bezuidenhout)

Mrs. Nauhaus (Jordaan)

Mrs. Neitz (Meyer)

Mrs. Oosthuizen (Kruger)

Sister Pancratius (surname Webster)

Mrs. Perkin (van Nierkerk)

Mrs. Posselt (Jordaan)

Mrs. Prinsloo (Snyders)

Miss A. Rademeyer

Mrs. Rainsford

Mrs. Raubenheimer

Mrs. Rayner (Richardson)

Mrs. Redman (Wood)

Mrs. Renton (Richards)

Mrs. Rhynas (Wood)

Mrs. Rose-Innes (Gladwin)

Mrs. Rundle (Cornthwaite)

Mrs. H. Schoultz (C. Bekker)

Mrs. F. Schoultz (I. Bekker)

Sister Sebastion (surname Hill)

Mrs. Selous (Maddy)

Mrs. Sherry (Yoxall)

Mrs. Smit (Wilderman)

Mrs. R. Smith (Hill)

Mrs. D. Smith

Mrs. D. Sparrow (Pittaway)

Mrs. C. Sparrow (Reed)

Mrs. Spreckley (Borrow)

Mrs. Staines (Ferreira)

Mrs. Steenkamp (Wray)

Mrs. J. Steyn (Malan)

Mrs. P. Steyn (E. Lombard)

Mrs. H. Steyn (S. van Heerden)

Mrs. H. Steyn (Coetzer)

Mrs. P. Steyn (C. Lombard)

Mrs. J. G. Steyn (H. van Heerden)

Mrs. Steyn ( A. E, van Heerden)

Mrs. F. Stopforth

Mrs, Svensden

Miss E. J. Swain

Mrs. Swart (Joubert)

Mrs. Symington (de Klerk)

Mrs. Thwaites (Botton)

Mrs. Titus (Matthysen)

Mrs. Toshack (McDonald)

Mrs. R. Townsend

Mrs. Tucker (Bagnall)

Mrs. Tumbull (Wild)

Mrs. van Grim (de Jager)

Mrs. van Niekerk (van Eeden)

Mrs. Van Niekerk

Mrs. von Hirschberg (Olsen)

Mrs. J. Webster (Bezuidenhout)

Mrs. Welensky (Ferreira)

Mrs. Whyte (Easton)

Mrs. Wood (Cooper)

Mrs. Woods (Beesley)

Mrs. Woollacott (Cock)

Lady Wrey (Borton)

 

1896

Mrs. Adcock

Mrs. Ade (Thackway)

Miss Allen

Mrs. Almendro (Moore)

Mrs. Allmark (Less)

Sister Amalia (surname Joder)

Mrs. Andrews (Watson)

Sister Antonina (surname Dowd)

Mrs. Armitage (Olsen)

Mrs. Ashburner (Chalmers)

Miss S. D. Austin

Mrs. Bain (Biller)

Mrs. Barnwell

Sister Benevenuta (surname Saumweber)

Mrs. Bennett (Stuttaford)

Mrs. Bermeister

Mrs. Bertelsen

Mrs. Bester

Mrs. Bezuidenhout

Mrs. Booysen

Mrs. Bovell (Judson)

Mrs. Bradwick (Olwage)

Mrs. Bradshaw (Ferns)

Mrs. Bray

Mrs. Bridger (Fisher)

Mrs. Amanda Brown

Mrs. Burnett (Nooman)

Mrs. Burrows (Chalmers)

Mrs. Bull (Driver)

Mrs. Campbell (Coker)

Mrs. Campbell (Smith)

Sister Canisa (surname Fink)

Mrs. Carey (Hulley)

Mrs. Carinus

Mrs. Carruthers (Bradfield)

Mrs. Carter (Schuhz)

Mrs. Cashel (Nunn)

Mrs. Cawood (Hulley)

Mrs. Chapman

Mrs. Chalmers (Pullen)

Mrs. Chawner (Driver)

Mrs. Coker (Holt)

Mrs. A. Colenbrander (Mullins)

Mrs. Coppock (O'Neill)

Mrs. Craven (Fraser)

Mrs. H. Crewe (Button)

Mrs. Colteman-Cronin (Driver)

Mrs. Crombie (Wilson)

Miss E. R. Cross

Mrs. Cumming (van Niekerk)

Mrs. P. G. Cumming

Mrs, Cunningham

Mrs. C. Day

Mrs. de Beer

Mrs. Diamond

Mrs. Dickenson

Sister Dorothy (surname Schmid)

Mrs. Driver (Impey)

Miss Dupleis

Mrs. Engelbrecht (Lottering)

Mrs. Erasmus

Mrs. Evans (Mulliner)

Mrs. Eyles (von Hirschberg)

Mrs. Fairbridge (Lovemore)

Miss Fairweather

Mrs. Fife Scott

Mrs. Fisher (Burnett)

Mrs. Fitt (Adams)

Mrs. Fleming (Fisher)

Miss A. L. Foster

Mrs. Fourie

Miss Kate Fraser

Mrs. Garrat

Mrs. Gilson

Miss Juliette Gilson

Mrs. Gilward

Mrs. Goelst (Schoonveldt)

Mrs. Golding

Mrs. Green (Bain)

Miss Elsa Goodwin Green

Countess Grey

Lady Victoria Grey

Mrs. Greyling

Mrs. Gwynne (Markham)

Mrs. Harper

Mrs. Hart

Miss Heany

Mrs. Heine

Mrs. Hockley

Mrs. Horn (Prinsloo)

Mrs. Horn

Mrs. Howard

Mrs. Hulley (Webster)

Mrs. Human (Vorster)

Mrs. Humphreys (Poole)

Mrs. Hutson (Fairbridge)

Mrs. Ilsley (Walker)

Mrs. Jacobs (Engelbrecht)

Mrs. Jeffreys (White)

Mrs. Jones

Mrs. Ketteringham (Chalmers)

Miss Agnes Kirk

Elizabeth Knight

Mrs. Knighton (Stuttaford)

Mrs. Kruger (du Plessis)

Mrs. Landsberg (Wade)

Miss C. A. Lamb

Mrs. Langford

Mrs. Lanning (Snooke)

Miss Last

Mrs. H. Lee (Greef)

Mrs. Livingston (Tennant)

Mrs. Logan (Montgomery)

Mrs. Lottering (Maritz)

Mrs. Longdon (Muller)

Mrs. Lyle

Mrs. MacLachlan (Smith)

Mrs. MacLachlan (Matthews)

Miss Madden

Mrs. Mann

Mrs. Maritz (Haines)

Mrs. Mayes (Dunn)

Mrs. Meyers

Mrs. Miles

Mrs. Mill (Mehouse)

Mrs. Mills

Mrs. Mitchell (Hill)

Mrs. Montgomery (Scott)

Mrs. Morket (Southey)

Mrs. Mullally (Diamond)

Mrs. Neilson

Mrs. Nel (van Rooyen)

Mrs. O'Burn

Mrs. Olver (Smith)

Mrs. O'Maker

Mrs. Orton

Mrs. Peall (Thomas)

Mrs. Pearson (Durham)

Mrs. T. Powell

Mrs. Pratt (Stuttaford)

Mrs. Prinsloo

Mrs. Prinsloo (Prinsloo)

Mrs. Pullen (Phillips)

Mrs. Rainsbury

Mrs. Rausch

Mrs. Redrup (Clarke)

Mrs. Reeves (Lamb)

Mrs. Roberts

Mrs. Ross

Mrs. Rossouw (Schoonveldt)

Mrs. Salthouse

Mrs. Salmon

Mrs. Schlenker

Mrs. Schmidt (Stanley)

Mrs. Simpson (Dunn)

Miss B. M. Simpson

Mrs. Sly (Sanders)

Mrs. Smith (Steyn)

Mrs. Snell (Almendro)

Mrs. T. Speight (Spranger)

Mrs. Squair (McNeilage)

Mrs. Stamper (Yeatman)

Mrs. Stanley (Carr)

Nurse Stanton

Mrs. Stevens (Muller)

Mrs. Stuart (Robinson)

Mrs. Stuttaford (Pearce)

Miss L. E. Stuttaford

Mrs. Taylor Mrs. Theodora

Mrs. W. E. Thomas (Poultney)

Mrs. Thomson

Mrs. van der Heever (van Niekerk)

Mrs. van Eden (Kamp)

Mrs. van der Spuy

Marie Verey

Mrs. T. Vermaak

Mrs. Walker (Watkins)

Mrs. H. F. Walker (Boshoff)

Mrs. Walker

Mrs. Walls

Mrs. Warwick (Watson)

Mrs. Warren (Garrod)

Mrs. Watson (Hamman)

Mrs. Weinand (Carinus)

Mrs. Weyers (Sears)
Mrs. Wigg (Fraser)

Miss Whyte

Miss Wild Mrs. Willis

Mrs. Willoughby

Mrs. Wymer (Stockley)

Mrs. Yeatman (de Beer)

End

FOOTNOTE BY EDDY NORRIS

Please note that I will not add to this list but would record other entries as footnotes.
I do not want to change any of the work of Jessie M. Lloyd
Thanks to Jessie, and to the printers Typocrafters (Byo)
Thanks to Lewis Walter.