Subject: News flashes
Date 15 January 2004
Have just stumbled over this page on the net whilst dodging some pretty foul
weather in the great English outdoors, who wants to be a b.....y farmer in
winter over here, must be crazy! It was great, have been wonderfully updated
on all the personal events in the district and will now have to get hold of
the Mersons and let them now where to start their search. It is always a
good feeling when we find out some ' home ' news.
Dennis and Gail Brunsden
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|From: "V Kymdell" <email@example.com>|
|Date: 02/06/2003 09:10 PM|
|Subject: [No Subject]|
I would like to contact Peter Abbott. I am busy with a
study of all the Abbott families in South Africa.
Please forward this to him!
I posted a message nearly a year ago and the contact details are very old. Here is the new contact details. Please be so kind and update this.
I'm a student at the University of Natal (PMB),stay in
Greytown(Enhlalakahle).Today I was browsing through the Internet when I
luckily enterd the Greytown Website.It's interesting to look at and I' proud
to see that our town is also located in the worldsite.This shows that we're
I'm proud of our small,beautiful town.
Sbahle Nkosi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Actually yes, I was looking for an old scholars section, photos etc from the High School. It is a great sight especially for people who have left SA and just want a bit of familiarity and to be able to contact old scholars and see what they are up to. I went to Ixopo as well and if you have a chance you should look at their website..it is nothing compared to yours so far. Well Done & thanks..my mother used to work at the library there and it will be interesting for her too.
Belinda Wren <email@example.com>
Many thanks for the information. You are correct in that James Player was the elder brother of F Player(My great grandfather). I have also come across the marriage certificate of Jan Thomas Martens of Highbury and Sarah Elizabeth Player(Born van Niekerk and my great great grandmother) on 27 September 1884 in Pietermartizburg.
I also have a copy of the will of Jan Thomas Martins. It seems he was married four times, his third wife was my Great great Grandmother. The only children were from his first marriage and he had ten! If you would like copies of any these documents please let me know.
Would you have any idea if any photographs were ever found at Highbury or are some in the museum?
Again, many thanks for the information
Fowlers lane Cottage
Stanton St Bernard
Wiltshire SN8 4LP
thank you very much for the prompt reponse,there seems to be a mix up with the sir name which was sluman not sulaman
she had two sisters allice and milly,anyway it would be nice to no a bit more about them, i seem to remember talk of her being, mayress,and she may have studied law at some time, would be nice to see some photos if its not to much trouble. i will be in cape town Tuesday, hopefully have access to the net some how, back in uk on the 18 if i get time i might fly up and have a look around, in the mean time many thanks again, peter abbott
can you help trying to
trace a relative, who last address that i have was 130 vourtrekkon street, she
must be long gone by now, she became, so we are led to believe quite a
respected citizen in her day, she had two sisters who all so lived in
greytown, may be her husband was a dentist, last contact 1945
many thanks in anticipation
p c abbott
Please mail us if you can assist
What a wonderful idea to boost Greytown. I'm sure that many others will want to establish their linkage to Greytown once they see this site. I have (rather unsucessfully been trying to build up the Martens history in SA and this is my first real relevant hit).
I do not see the Maritz family on the list and they have had extensive ties with Greytown and have also married into the Martens family. (They are buried in the Noodsberg church). There is a family farm outside Greytown called Sophiadale owned by Hetiie (Hester) Marens who subsequently moved to the Free State and is (I think) now also deceased. The farm remains in family hands (being regaded as "Pag grond"). The Martens burial site is on Sophiadale and you wll find the history going back to the family patriarchs, Hendrik Jacobus v.d.Merwe Martens and Dewald Johannes Martens. My own father is buried there. I will atempt to get our family bible from a relative and provide you with some more names in our family with ties to Greytown
I do understand that the family originally farmed extensively in the Kranskop area, but have been unable to get more detail. Primarily because I dont' quite know how to go about it. In years gone past, Pietermaritzburg was regarded as the main centre (I was born here) and it is possible that a lot of the birth and death registrations was done there.
If you can provide me with any more detail, or failing that, an idea on how I can establish how the familiy got to Kranskop/Greytown in the first place, it would be greatly appreciated.
My name is Marianne Paetzold (nee Dürr), I visited the Hermansburg School from 1989 until 1992 and then moved back to Windhoek, Namibia.
I am looking for a very special friend, and the only information I have is that she is now staying in Greytown. I know she has married, unfortunately I do not know her new surname, I know her as Bettina Schartz.
I wonder if you could possibly dig up a contact number or address on Bettina?
Your efforts are appreciated.
Marianne Paetzold firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Johan de Wit, I lived in Greytown from 1983 till 1995. Did St10 in 1993. I now live in Newcastle. My E-mail addy is Webmaster@solomonsys.com
Johan de Wit
+27 34 3154980
sister Lindle was a year behind mein school, she has a daughter
now, and they have all moved to Emmanguzi, nearKosi Bay, Up north. I am
currently in the United States, studying, andhope to stay in touch with all
my friends from Greytown.
Please add my name, e-mail and mailing address to your contact list.
PMB # 506
23316 Redmond Fall City Rd
Redmond, WA, 98053
Group Pic, is from the St10A group .
Back, Gert Krause, Quentin Gombert, Yolande Du Plessis, Pieter Hatting,Thea
Cilliers, Linda Rossouw. MIDDLE ROW : Anita Kruger, Anne-Marie Oosthuizen
Front ROW: Natasja Lombard, Adel Smith
Picture taken by Lindle Smith
is from the 1996 1st Rugby team .
Cannot remember all their names.
I added the photo of the First team rugby, GHS of 1996 and had a few names missing in the discription... but here they are... if you could kindly add them to the picture or correct the discription that would be great
Back Row: Clinton Searle, Brolick Sidu, Duke Dambuza, Marius de Lange, John Wattruss, Theunis Strydom, Juan van der Vyfer (sp?)
Front Row: Shuan ?, Jason Minter, Ian Catlow, Grant Catlow, Gareth Patterson, Lance Ford, and Diederick Coetzee.
Sitting holding the Elephant Mascott, Diederick Coetzee.
Picture taken by Adel Smith
other Pic, is on the stands, watching a Rugby Match.
At the Back Row: ????, Barbara Mchunu, Antionette Voster, ChantelleNaidoo,
???? , Chantell Mackink, Lance Ford, Brolick Sidu. FRONT ROW: Tanya
Burger(in Orange), Illiezel Dettmer, Petro Olivier (with cone), Faranaaz
Alley, Thea Cilliers, Sheila Robinson, Natasha Lombard, Chantel Rudman,
Linda Rossouw, Anita Kruger, Niel van der Merwe (rugby socks). IN FRONT
Pieter Hatting (rugby socks), Quentin Gombert, Gert Krause.