ADLEY, George
SHERVILL, Matilda Sarah
ADLEY, Sydney Herbert


Family Links

1. THOMPSON, Hester
2. ANDERSON, Mildred Catharine Eveline

ADLEY, Sydney Herbert 1 2

  • Born: Mar 1862, London, England 1
  • Marriage (1): THOMPSON, Hester
  • Marriage (2): ANDERSON, Mildred Catharine Eveline in Cape Town, Cape Colony, Southern Africa 1
  • Died: Nov 12, 1944, Oudtshoorn, Cape Province, Union Of South Africa aged 82 1

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Birthdate calculated from his age at death.

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Death Notice Transcription

KAB MOOC 6/9/11417/96157 filed on 9th November 1944

Name of Deceased: Sidney Herbert ADLEY
Birthplace: London, England
Nationality: British
Father of deceased: George ADLEY deceased
Mother of Deceased: Matilda Sarah ADLEY (born SHERVILL) deceased
Age of Deceased: 82 years and 8 months
Occupation: Retired Land Surveyor
Ordinary place of Residence: Western Road, West Bank, Oudtshoorn
Condition in Life: Married out of Community of Property
Surviving Spouse: Mildred Catharine Eveline ADLEY (born ANDERSON)
Pre-deceased Spouse and date of decease: Hester THOMPSON - died in Cape Town January 1903 (121/804/561/03)
Place of Last Marriage: Cape Town
Date of Death: 12th November 1944
Place of Death: Royal South Western Hospital, Oudtshoorn.
Children of the Deceased:

Second Marriage:
Arthur George ADLEY (major)

Movable Property: Yes
Immovable Property: Yes
Estate exceeds 300: Yes
Deceased left a Will: Yes
Dated at: Oudtshoorn on 18th November 1944
Signed by: M. ADLEY surviving spouse - present at death.


bullet  Events:

1. Will: Transcription of Will, Jan 20, 1944. 1 Sydney bequeathed to the following:

If there should be two cars, one to remain with my wife and the other to be given to my son Arthur George ADLEY.

To the 2 daughter of the late Anna HELM of Weyders River, Connie and Francis 150 each. Or issue if one pre-deceased, or the surviving sister if no issue.

To Mrs Janet Green of Mossel Bay 200 if pre-deceased to be paid to her daughter Dorothy.

To my wife's sister Ina PHILIPSON formerly of Cradock, 150.

Mabel YARR daughter of the late J.R.B. EDMEADES of Oudtshoorn 200 acquittance of which does not need to be assisted by her husband.

Bertie EDMEADES 200.

Presbyterian Church Oudtshoorn 200, on the proviso that the Divine Service has been conducted for 2 years before my death with the exception of Pastor's Holidays.

Rev. A.E. Griffin of Oudtshoorn 150
Ladies Benevolent Society Oudtshoorn 200

Daughter of the late Mrs E. STEGMANN, Gertrude and Marie 105

Bequest to his wife Mildred of 250 which she is to use for the benefit of the poor of Oudtshoorn.

Bequests to servants whether male or female who have been in my employ for 6 months 3 each, for 12 months 5 each and for 5 continuous years or more 12 each.

To Arthur George ADLEY 500

To Janet SEARLE of Blanco, niece of my wife 150

All my property is to go to my wife, and a life annuity to my wife of 900 to be free of tax.

He nominates his wife Mildred as his Executrix and if she should pre-decease him then the Executor is to be Arthur George ADLEY, and if he should pre-decease me, then the Secretary for the time-being of the Colonial Orphan Chambers.

If Arthur George ADLEY should pre-decease me then his widow is to receive 500 annually tax free until her death or re-marriage. A trust fund of 7000 for each of Arthur's issue, provided that their are no more than 3 issue, if there be more then the Trust shall be limited to 25000 to be divided equally among all the issue, and guardianship and education is to be paid from this trust. Arthur's issue may inherit the monies from the trust once they have attained 21 years of age or marry.

Dated 20st January 1944

There is a Codicil dated the 4th August 1944 which discusses the property remaining in the estate.

Sidney Herbert's Assets amounted to 84 186:8:0
His Liabilities amounted to 24 018:5:8

There was therefore 60 168:2:4 left for distribution amongst those mentioned in his Will.

2. Occupation: Land Surveyor.

3. Will Filed: Signaturies to Will, Jan 20, 1944.


Sydney married Hester THOMPSON. (Hester THOMPSON died in Jan 1903 in Cape Town, Cape Colony, Southern Africa 1.)


Sydney next married Mildred Catharine Eveline ANDERSON, daughter of Rev. Bartholomew Ebenezer ANDERSON and Georgina Johanna ELLIOTT, in Cape Town, Cape Colony, Southern Africa.1 (Mildred Catharine Eveline ANDERSON was born about 1868 3.)



1 South African Government Papers, Cape Death Notice, KAB MOOC 6/9/11417/96157 of 1944 for Sidney Herbert ADLEY. Cit. Date: Oct 14, 2002.

2 Dr. D. F. du Toit MALHERBE, Family Register of a South African Nation (Third Edition published by TEGNIEK STELLENBOSCH, 1966.
This is a wonderful source of clues on specific families, but all data in the publication needs to be verified with Original Sources.), ANDERSON Extract - Page 17. Cit. Date: Oct 7, 2002.

3 Janet Melville, Stamboom van ANDERSON, William [89741]. Rec. Date: 10th October 2002.

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