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WILSON, Robert
WILSON, Anne Murray
(1853-1932)

 

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WEEBER, Pieter Jacobus

WILSON, Anne Murray

  • Born: 1853, Glasgow, Scotland
  • Marriage: WEEBER, Pieter Jacobus in Beaufort West
  • Died: Feb 3, 1932, Monastry Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa aged 79
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bullet  Events:

1. Residence. Appeared to have lived at 49 Donkin St. Beaufort West

2. Will. In KAB MOOC 6/9/4046 Ref 33097. she left 1000 Pounds to her daughter, 100 Pounds to Annie Wilson Blyth, 100 Pounds to Ina de Jager, 100 Pounds to Margaret Edgar Wilson, and 100 Pounds to Miss Julie de Jager.

3. Historical. Anne's nephew was the Alan Wilson of the fateful Shangani Patrol in the then Southern Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe. There is an impressive memorial to the patrol at the site of Cecil Rhodes' grave in the Matopo Hills in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe.Allan WILSON was the one killed at WILSON'S Last Stand.
Jack CARRUTHERS, who had been earlier asked by Wilson to form the Victoria Scouts which he did & led them through the Matabele war of '93. had this to say about the tradic event:-
"Forbes had decided to go to Shiloh, a Mission station twelve miles west, with the rain soaked remainder of the column, and await reinforcements. By this time we had no tea, sugar or salt, and had to subsist on any kind of food we could gather at deserted kraals. I told Major Wilson, I would go with the looted cattle, and return to join him at Shiloh. I wished him goodbye. Those were my last words with Wilson under the eaves of the Inyati station, he was sheltering from the rain, with a plaid shawl over his head and shoulders. The premises were occupied by the men. I had just returned from scouting, having secured some fowls, which I had cooked. I took Wilson some scones made from ground munga, leven with Kaffir beer, also a fowl. I tied another on to Kirkton's saddle and gave Sergeant Brown my Billy as they rode off to Shiloh. Wilson rode away on his big cream horse in his shirt sleeves, riding trousers and top boots. In his belt stuck a tobacco bag with his clasp knife on the side hook, his waterproof coat hung loosely over the pummel of his saddle. He carried no weapon of defence. A tall easy going man, never perturbed, a leader of men. To know the man was to like him, the last I saw of my pals, five mess mates including Fitzgerald."

4. Cemetery. 1 2 She is commemorated as Anne M. Weeber on her spouse's headstone in the Beaufort West Cemetery, and having died at the age of 78. This makes her birth date 1854 instead of 1853, but the latter may be more accurate.

5. Historical, 1874, Cape Town. 3 She arrived in Table Bay from Scotland, in the steamboat "European" in June 1874 and was employed as an assistant teacher. She resigned a year later to mary Pieter Jacobus WEEBER.

6. Baptism. In KAB MOOC 6/9/3796 Ref 28122 there is an affidavit by Anne that she was baptised in Scotland but cannot locate the certificate,


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Anne married Pieter Jacobus WEEBER, son of Marthinus Johannes WEEBER and Johanna Catharina Magdalena DE JAGER, in Beaufort West. (Pieter Jacobus WEEBER was born on Jan 23, 1845 in Beaufort West South Africa, died on Oct 21, 1930 in Donkin Street (Home) Beaufort West and was buried in Blocka Ry38, Bird St. Cemetery, Beaufort West South Africa 1 2.)


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Sources


1 R.B.Anderson & Helena Rose (nee Anderson), Visit to Graveyards and Museum with Photographs.

2 T.A.Anderson, The Story of Pacaltsdorp and Some Reminiscences (Made and Printed by Long & Co. (Pty) Ltd.
297 Kempston Road, Port Elizabeth.
Authors Note April 1957). Rec. Date: Aug 9, 2003.

3 W.G.H. en S.Viviers, Die verhaal van Beaufort Wes 1818-1968 (Nationale Boekhandel BPK Kaapstad 1969.).


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