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George Alexander
(1725-1805)
Margaret Bagley
(1732-1800)
Watkin Greentree
Elizabeth Bazett
Frederick Augustus Alexander
(1773-1820)
Elizabeth Grace Greentree
(Cir 1778-)

William Watkin Alexander
(1805-1891)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Susanna Jacoba du Preez

William Watkin Alexander 3 5 6 7

  • Born: 27 Jan 1805, Levelwood, St. Helena 1 3 5 6 7 8 9
  • Christened: 29 Jun 1806, St. John, St. Helena 1
  • Marriage: Susanna Jacoba du Preez on 25 Mar 1833 in Caledon, Cape Province 1 2 3 4
  • Died: 15 Nov 1891, Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa aged 86 1 3 6 7

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• Residence: Saint Helena, 1805.

• Book: Letters to my Grandchildren, 1969, South Africa. Book on William Watkin Alexander which was published by Agnes Rissik. Does anyone have any contact information for me? This book is out of print 'Africana' although I have been told some libraries in South Africa have copies. Does anyone know anywhere I can get a copy? Please contact me at Ryan@Kriste.co.uk if you can help.


William married Susanna Jacoba du Preez, daughter of Jan Gijsbert du Preez and Johanna Elizabeth Meyer, on 25 Mar 1833 in Caledon, Cape Province.1 3 6 10 (Susanna Jacoba du Preez was born on 4 May 1815 in Wellington, Western Cape, South Africa 3 6 and died in 1893 in Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa 3 6.)


Sources


1 Johan Jacob Pottas (RIN. N/A), Bloemfontein, Orange Free State [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE,] to Ryan John Kriste, e-mail; privately held by Kriste, [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE,] Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

2 Susanna Helena Norval Norval, "A Pioneer Mother" (typescript, 1926); copy in possession of Ryan John Kriste [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Royal Tunbridge Wells; Book is available for purchase online from: www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/2162273

3 Dr. D.F. Du Toit Malherbe (Emeritus-Professor, University of Pretoria), Stamregister van die Suid-Afrikaanse Volk - Family Register of the South African Nation, third (enlarged) ed. (Stellenbosch, Cape Province: Tegniek Bpk., Sep 1966), Pg. 11.

4 Personal knowledge of Agnes Sophia Denoon Rissik (née Duncan) (RIN. 437). Author of 'Letters to my Grandchildren' (published 1969); Original family tree drawn in 1943 and signed "To dear Aunt Mary with lots of love from Agnes (Aug 1943)". Aunt Mary is Mary Susan Crampton (née Norval) (RIN. 429). A later version of this family tree was included in Agnes Rissik's book "Letters to my Grandchildren" (published 1969).

5 Agnes (RIN. 437) Rissik, Letters to my Grandchildren (Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa: Private Publication (Printed by The Rustica Press (Pty) Ltd, Wynberg, Cape), 1969), Pg. 2.

6 Personal knowledge of Agnes Sophia Denoon Rissik (née Duncan) (RIN. 437). Author of 'Letters to my Grandchildren' (published 1969).

7 Personal knowledge of Karen Bullen (RIN. ?). E-Mail - File: 2013-03-13 - Wepener Report; 13 Mar 2013.

8 British Library, East India Company Records (British Library), Vol 2 P 46.

9 Personal knowledge of Eileen Roberts (née Alexander) (RIN. 379). Witwatersrand Records (Clive Talbot).

10 Susanna Helena Norval Norval, "A Pioneer Mother" (typescript, 1926); copy in possession of Ryan John Kriste [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Royal Tunbridge Wells.



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