1. Willem Marthinus Davel , son of Michiel Karel Davel  and Martha Magdelena Maria Steyn , was born on 7 Oct 1886 in Middleburg Transvaal South Africa, was christened on 31 Oct 1886 in Ngk Middleburg Tvl., died on 2 Aug 1922 in Victoria Hospital, Fort Victoria (Now Masvinga) Zimbabwe aged 35, and was buried in Intered At Sishamba Farm, Fort Victoria, District. Another name for Willem was William Marthinus Davel.
• Arrival in Zimbabwe: Probably arrived before, 1914, Gwelo, (Now Gweru) Zimbabwe.
• Historical: 1922. According to his Death Certificate, BookXII Cert.No.17/34, he died of Influenza, Broncho Pneumonia, in the Victoria Hospital, and the intended place of burial was Sishamba Farm which is presumably in the then District of Victoria
• Birth Reference: A Baptismal Certificate of the Ned.Geref. K of Middleburg Tvl, states he was baptised on the 11 Oct 1886 and born on the 7 Oct 1886 and the parents are named as recorded here.
• Research: (Zimbabwean?) Archives Reference Nos. 25/152 and JG 3/3/302
Willem married Helena Elizabeth Pretorius , daughter of Johannes Lodewikus Pretorius  and Helena Elizabeth Smit , on 27 Oct 1914 in Gwelo, (Now Gweru) Zimbabwe. Helena was born on 28 Dec 1896 in Nylstroom, Northern Transvaal, Union Of South Africa, was christened on 20 Apr 1897 in Waterburg, Transvaal, South Africa, died on 3 Jul 1974 in Gwelo, (Now Gweru) Zimbabwe aged 77, and was buried on 6 Jul 1974 in Grave2482 Gwelo Cemetery Zimbabwe. Other names for Helena were Elena Elizabeth Pretorius and Nonie? Pretorius.1
• Alt. Christening: 23 May 1897, Pretoria South Africa. 2 According to M.E.Pretorius she was christened in the Hervormde Kerk Pretoria on the 23 May 1897
However a coy of a Baptismal Certificate of the NGK of Waterberg, TVL. states that she was baptised on the 20 Apr 1897 as Helena Elizabeth and born on the 28 Dec 1896 in Nylstroom TVL.Her parents were Johannes Lodevikus Pretorius, and mother was Helena Elizabeth Smit. This is taken to be the more accurate record.
• Family: Ancestor, 1680, South Africa. In M.E.Pretorius she is b3c1d6f5g3h6 to the Founder, Johannes PRETORIUS b.1680
Children from this marriage were:
+ 2 M i. Michiel Karel Davel  was born on 12 Aug 1915 in Yeoville Farm, Kwekwe Zimbabwe and died on 18 Apr 1983 in Gweru Zimbabwe aged 67.
+ 3 F ii. Helena Elizabeth Davel  was born on 26 Sep 1918 in Shishumbi Farm, Fort Victoria, (Now Masvingo, Zimbabwe), died on 28 Jun 1996 in Pretoria South Africa aged 77, and was buried in Ashes presently at 50 Queen Elizabeth Rd. Harare, Zimbabwe.
+ 4 F iii. Martha Magdalena Maria Davel