The Andrews Family

Albert Victor Andrews

Birth: 1890-2, in Ladysmith, Natal

Father: Percy Andrews

Mother: Janet Andrewina Seath (Cowan) Andrews

Married (1st): Gladys Penney on 11 October 1919 in the office of the Magistrate, Newcastle, Natal, South Africa
Victor Andrews is recorded as a bachelor, aged 28. He is a farmer, resident at Convent Hill, Ladysmith. Gladys Penney is recorded as a spinster, aged 25, resident at Pine Street, Greytown. The marriage was witnessed by C. Evans and J. Andrews.

Gladys was born in 1893/4, in Greytown, the daughter of Charles Penney and Annie Penney. She died on 29 October 1945 at Grey's Hospital, Pietermaritzburg. The cause of death is listed as carcinoma of the parotid gland, of duration 18 months. She is buried in Mountain Rise cemetery, Pietermaritzburg.
Will dated 4 June 1930 held at Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1945#2370 DGS 004050026 image 1399
We, ALBERT VICTOR ANDREWS of Ladysmith, Natal, Boilermaker, and GLADYS ANDREWS (born PENNEY), being husband and wife, do hereby cancel and annul all Testamentary Dispositions made by us or either of us and declare this to be the Last Will and Testament of the first dying of us hereinafter called the Testator.
  The Testator hereby appoints the survivor to be the Executor of his or her Estate and guardian of any minor children of the marriage, hereby giving unto him or her all powers and authority allowed in law.
  The Testator hereby gives, devises and bequeaths the whole of his or her estate and effects, movable and immovable and wheresoever situated, to the survivor for her or his sole use and benefit.
  Given under our hands at Ladysmith, this 4th day of June in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Thirty in the presence of the subscribing witnesses.
    A. V. Andrews
    GLADYS ANDREWS
Signed and declared by ALBERT VICTOR ANDREWS and GLADYS ANDREWS (born PENNEY) as and for the last Will and Testament of the first dying of them, before us who in their presence and in the presence of each other, all being present at the same time, subscribed our names as witnesses.
  A. W. PEARCE  8 Egerton, Ladysmith. Railway Storekeeper
  C. F. WELCH  P.O. Box 5, Ladysmith. Clerk  


Addresses:
1919: Pine Street, Greytown, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages Newcastle 1919 #6 DGS 004236649 image 749)

Married (2nd): Lucy Jemima (Johnson, Eksteen) Saunders on 3 June 1947, in Durban, Natal, South Africa
Albert Victor Andrews is recorded as a widower, aged 55, born in Natal, South Africa. He is a boilermaker S.A.R., resident 48 Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg. Lucy Jemima Saunders (formerly Eksteen born Johnson) is recorded as a divorcee, aged 51, born in Cape South Africa. She is resident at Flower Terrace Sweetwater, Pietermaritzburg. The marriage was witnessed by Stella Keenan and Harry Keenan.

Lucy was born in 1895/6 in the Cape Colony. She married, firstly, John William Eksteen on 21 September 1915 in Pietermaritzburg. This marriage ended in divorce in 1921, and Lucy married, secondly, Walter Jonas Saunders on 21 April 1922 in Camperdown, Natal. This marriage also ended in divorce, in 1946.
Addresses:
1915: Sweetwaters, Pietermaritzburg, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages Pietermaritzburg 1915 DGS 004236658 image 1243)
1922: 41 Church Street, Pietermaritzburg, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages Camperdown 1922 DGS 004236659 image 746)

Occupation: Farmer (1905, 1919); Boilermaker for South African Railways (1930, 1949)
Andrew farmed "Jackal's Pan" in the Newcastle district in 1905 (Natal Agriculture Journal 1905 p1172).

Death: 1966

Addresses:
1945: 48 Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1945#2370 DGS 004050026 image 1398)
1947: 48 Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages Durban 1947 #54 DGS 004236677 image 2500)

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Arthur Penton Andrews

Birth: 1864, in Pietermaritzburg, Natal

Father: George Andrews

Mother: Mary Ann (Ford) Andrews

Married: Sarah Ann Wilson on 13 July 1897, in St James, Greytown, Natal
Arthur Penton Andrews is recorded as a bachelor, of full age. He is a storekeeper, resident at Utrecht, S. A. Republic. Sarah Ann Wilson is recorded as a spinster, of full age, resident in Greytown. The marriage was witnessed by Wm R. Wilson, A. M. Wilson and E. Andrews.

Sarah was born in 1867 in Umvoti district, Natal, the daughter of William Wilson and Jane Hannah Horsley. She died on 11 February 1948, at "Park View", Sergeant Street, Greytown, Natal, aged 80 years and 6 months. The cause of death is listed as circulatory failure of duration 2 months and carcinoma of the uterus. Sarah is buried in the municipal cemetery, Greytown.
Addresses:
1879: Greytown, Colony of Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages Greytown 1897 #105)
1948: "Park View", Sergeant Street, Greytown, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Deaths Umvoti 1948 DGS 007751209 image 1562)

Children:
Occupation: Storekeeper (1897); Farmer (General Farming)

Death: 19 August 1936, at "Park View", Sergeant Street, Greytown, Natal, South Africa
The causes of death are listed as angina pectoris, cardiac dilatation, mitrial regurgitation and heart failure of duration two days.

Burial: Greytown, Natal, South Africa

Addresses:
1897: Utrecht, South African Republic   (Natal Civil Records Marriages Greytown 1897 #105)
1936: Sergeant Street, Greytown, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #24569 DGS 1367243 image 01127)

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Arthur Meredith Andrews

Birth: 1906/7, in Utrecht, Natal

Father: Arthur Penton Andrews

Mother: Sarah Ann (Wilson) Andrews

Married: Natalia Fort Lynch on 17 December 1934, in Greytown, Natal, South Africa
Arthur Meredith Andrews is recorded as a bachelor, aged 27, born in S. Africa. He is a clerk S.A.R., resident at Sargeant St., Greytown. Natalia Fort Lynch is recorded as a spinster, aged 21, born in South Africa. She is resident at Slatter St., Greytown. The marriage was witnessed by W. S. Andrews and M. G. Bang.

Natalia was born on 11 October 1913 in South Africa, and baptised on 26 October 1913 in the Weslyan-Methodist church in Durban, Natal, the daughter of Leonard England Lynch and Sarah Martin, of Franklin, East Griqualand, Cape Province.
Addresses:
1934: Slatter Road, Greytown, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages Umvoti 4/1934 #136)

Occupation: Clerk for the South African Railways (1934); Station Master at Albert Falls (1947)

Death: 1965

Addresses:
1934: Sargeant Street, Greytown, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages Umvoti 4/1934 #136)
1947: Albert Falls, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #334 DGS 007869117 image 1986)

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Charles William Andrews

Birth: 1860, in Pietermaritzburg, Natal

Father: George Andrews

Mother: Mary Ann (Ford) Andrews

Married: Emily Florence Meek on 20 July 1891, in Holy Trinity Church, Newcastle, Natal
Charles William Andrews is recorded as a bachelor, aged 30. He is a wagon maker, resident in Johannesburg. Emily Florence Meek is recorded as a spinster, aged 22, resident in Greytown. The marriage was witnessed by M. E. Meek and F. O. Newport.
Natal Witness 27 July 1891
Andrews-Meek. 20 July 1891. At Newcastle by licence, by the Rev W Clark, Charles William Andrews to Emily Florence fourth daughter of W E Meek of Greytown.

Emily was the daughter of Walter Edward Meek and Agnes. She died approximately 1893 ("50 years ago" on Charles's death notice in 1943).

Children:
Occupation: Wagon builder and Blacksmith

Death: 11 May 1943, at Mtubatuba, Natal, South Africa
The causes of death are listed as hypostatic broncho-pneumonia (terminal), senility and inducible inguinal hernia, of duration six months.

Burial: Mtubatuba, Natal, South Africa

Will: dated 24 December 1934 held at Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #36913 DGS 007869157 image 1203
This is the last Will and Testament  of me Charles William Andrews of Mtubatuba Zululand in the county of      made this 24 fourth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty four.
  I hereby revoke all Wills made by me at any time heretofore. I appoint my son Charles William Andrews, Durban North to be my Executor and direct that all my Debts and Funeral Expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.
  I give and bequeath unto my son Charles William Andrews, unto my daughter Florence Amelia Morrison and unto my son in law Dniel Morrison equally share and share alike but should either of my children and my son in law die before taking benefit under this my will having lawful issue then surviving such issue shall receive their share which their parent would have been entitled to if alive.
Signed by the said Testator  Charles William Andrews in the presence of us, present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses.
   W.D. Chick   P. Chick

Addresses:
1891: Johannesburg, South African Republic   (Natal Civil Records Marriages Newcastle 1891 #51)
1903: Pietermaritzburg, Natal   (death record of mother-in-law)
1934: Mtubatuba, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #36913 DGS 007869157 image 1203)
1943: Mtubatuba, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Deaths Hlabisa 1943 DGS 007751182 image 1779)

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Charles William Andrews

Birth: Greytown, Natal

Father: Charles William Andrews

Mother: Emily Florence (Meek) Andrews

Married: Mary Mair Robertson on 3 January 1917

Mary was born in 1895/6, in Galston, Ayrshire, Scotland, the daughter of Thomas Robertson and Janet Morton Robertson. She died on 1 December 1948 at Entabeni Hospital, Durban, and was cremated at the Stellawood cemetery and crematorium, Durban.
Addresses:
1948: 27 Plaza Hotel, Broad Street, Durban, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #2582 DGS 007869131 image 14)

Occupation: Clerk for South African Railways

Death: 31 January 1965

Gravestone of Charles William Andrews and Mary Mair Andrews
Gravestone of Charles William Andrews and Mary Mair (Robertson) Andrews in the Wall of Remembrance at Stellawood cemetery and crematorium, Durban, Natal
photo by Eleanor Garvie at eGGSA
Cremation: Stellawood cemetery and crematorium, Durban, Natal, South Africa
The memorial stone in the Wall of Remembrance at Stellawood reads:
In Loving Memory of
MARY MAIR
At rest 1st Dec. 1948.
"Unselfish - Beloved - Sincere."
Wife of
CHARLES WILLIAM ANDREWS
Died 31st Jan. 1965.
"Reunited."

Addresses:
1925: 14 Shirley Road, Bulwer Park, Durban, Natal   (parish records of St Paul Durban Baptisms 1925 #6052)
1934: Durban North, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #36913 DGS 007869157 image 1203)
1943: Durban, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #36913 DGS 007869157 image 1204)
1948: 27 Plaza Hotel, Broad Street, Durban, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #2582 DGS 007869131 image 17)

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Clifford Wilson Andrews

Birth: 1898/9, in Greytown, Natal

Father: Arthur Penton Andrews

Mother: Sarah Ann (Wilson) Andrews

Married: Natalie Catto on 21 December 1929, in St Mary, Greyville, Natal, South Africa
Clifford Wilson Andrews is recorded as a bachelor, aged 30, born in S. Africa. He is a bank clerk, resident at 25 Ninth Ave, Durban. Natalie Catto is recorded as a spinster, aged 31, born in Scotland. She is resident at 77 Eleventh Ave, Durban. The marriage was witnessed by J. E. Catto and A. M. Andrews.

Natalie was born in 1897/8 in Scotland, the daughter of James Catto and Janet Edmonston.
Addresses:
1929: 77 Eleventh Ave, Durban, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages Durban 1929 #10)

Occupation: Bank Clerk (1929).
In 1947, Clifford's address is listed as Standard Bank, West Street, Durban

Death: 1959

Addresses:
1929: 25 Ninth Ave, Durban, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages Durban 1929 #10)

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Edgar Penton Andrews

Edgar Penton Andrews
Edgar Penton Andrews
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Birth: 4 January 1885, in Newcastle, Natal

Father: George Edward Andrews

Mother: Emily Lees (Mitchley) Andrews

Married: Evelyn Daisy Phipson on 28 May 1912, in the Baptist church, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa
Edgar Penton Andrews is recorded as a bachelor, aged 30. He is a clerk, resident at Mooi Krantz, Newcastle. Evelyn Daisy Phipson is recorded as a spinster, aged 25, resident in Boston. The marriage was witnessed by H. A. Phipson and Herbert Mullens.

Evelyn Daisy (Phipson) Andrews
Evelyn Daisy (Phipson) Andrews
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Evelyn was born on 13 October 1885, in Elandskop, Natal, the daughter of Howard Allison Phipson and Mary Ann Love Thorpe. She died on 1 June 1969 at Kleinfontein hospital, Benoni, Transvaal, South Africa. The cause of death of listed as arteriosclerosic myocarditis and carcinoma of stomach. Evelyn is buried in Stellawood cemetery and crematorium, Durban.
Will: dated December 1957, held at Transvaal Estate Files 1969 #4979 image 4059-60
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me, EVELYN DAISY ANDREWS, of Durban, Natal, Widow.
  I HEREBY REVOKE, cancel and annul all Wills, Codicils or other Testamentary dispositions heretofore made or executed by me.
  I NOMINATE, constitute and appoint my son HOWARD PENTON ANDREWS to be the Executor of this my Will and Administrator of my estate and effects, giving and hereby granting unto him all such powers and authority as are allowed or required by law, especially the power of assumption, and I direct that my said Executor shall not be required to file any security with the Master of the Supreme Court for either office.
  If, for any reason, my said son HOWARD PENTON ANDREWS is unable to act hereunder as aforesaid, then I direct that my son KEITH COLBORNE ANDREWS shall be appointed in his place, with the same powers and authority, and without the need for filing security.
  I LEAVE, give, devise and bequeath the whole of my estate and effects, movable and immovable, wheresoever situate, and nothing whatever excepted, as follows:-
One-quarter share to my son RONALD EDGAR GEORGE ANDREWS.
One-quarter share to my son KEITH COLBORNE ANDREWS.
One-quarter share to my son HOWARD PENTON ANDREWS.
One-quarter share to he two daughters (or the survivor of them) of my deceased daughter Gwendoline Daisy Kerr, namely ROSEMARY VIRGINIA SEDGMAN (born Kerr) and HEATHER RUTH KERR, in equal shares.
In the event of any of my sons having predeceased me, then I direct that his share shall be divided among his children, in equal shares, share and share alike, each for his and her absolute use and benefit.
  I direct that in the event of a minor inheriting under this Will, his or her share shall be held in trust by the Administrator of my Estate until such minor attains the age of twenty-one years. My said Administrator shall, in this event, invest such share in gilt-edged securities, and the interest thereon shall accrue for the benefit of the minor and be paid to him or her on attainment of majority, along with the capital sum.
  Any bequest to a female under this Will shall be free from the marital power of any husband which such female may marry, or may have married.
    IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand at DURBAN, NATAL, this _____ day of December, 1957, in the presence of the undersigned witnesses.
SIGNED by the Testatrix as and for her Last Will and Testament in the presence of us then present both together and affixing our signatures hereto in the presence of the Testatrix and of each other.
          E. D. Andrews
1. D.A. Thomas
2. Olean Thomas
    
Addresses:
1912: Boston, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages Pietermaritzburg 1912 #5)
1969: 24 Davidson Street, Rynfield, Benoni, Transvaal   (Transvaal Estate Files 1969 #4979 image 4057)

Occupation: Clerk; Stationmaster
Edgar was the stationmaster at Mtunzini, Natal, in 1920

Notes: Known as "Ted"

Death: 19 January 1948 at Entabeni Hospital, Durban, Natal, South Africa

Headstone of Edgar Penton Andrews and Evelyn Daisy (Phipson) Andrews
Headstone of Edgar Penton Andrews and Evelyn Daisy (Phipson) Andrews in Stellawood cemetery and crematorium, Durban, Natal
photo by Maureen Schnittker at eGGSA
Buried: in Stellawood cemetery and crematorium, Durban, Natal, South Africa
The gravestone reads:
In Sacred Memory of
our beloved | EDGAR PENTON | ANDREWS
fell asleep 19򈚑948 | aged 63 years
till Jesus comes.
EVELYN DAISY | ANDREWS
went home 1򉼲9 | aged 83 years
forever with the Lord

Will: dated 16 July 1920 held at Pietermaritzburg Estate Files GS film 1768606 image 00980-1
THIS is the LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me, EDGAR PENTON ANDREWS, of Mtunzini, Zululand, Station Master: And I, being at the execution hereof in health of body and of sound mind, memory and understanding, do hereby cancel, annul, and make void all wills, codicils, and other testamentary writings heretofore made and executed by me.
  I nominate, constitute, and appoint my wife, Evelyn Daisy Andrews (born Phipson), to whom I was married out of community of property, to be the sole Executrix of this Will and Administratrix of my property, estate and effects, - hereby giving and granting unto the said Executrix all such power and authority as are required or allowed in law, especially that of assumption.
  I hereby give, devise, and bequeath unto my sad wife, as her sole and absolute property, the whole of my property, Estate, and effects, moveable and immoveable, personal and real, corporeal and incorporeal, of whatsoever nature or kind the same may be, or wheresoever situate, and whether the same be in possession, reversion, remainder or expectancy, nothing excepted.
  And I reserve to myself the power from time to time and at all times hereafter to make all such alterations in or additions to this Will as I may think fit, either by a separate act or annexed hereto, desiring that all such alterations or additions so made under my signature shall be as valid and effectual as if herein inserted.
  All which I declare to be my Last Will and Testament, desiring that it may have effect as such or as a Codicil, or otherwise as may be found to consist with law.
  Thus done and executed at Mtunzini, aforesaid, this 16th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty.

Signed by the said Edgar Penton Andrews, the Testator of this Will in the presence of us being then present both together and affixing our signatures hereto as witnesses in the presence of the Testator and of each other.
    "E. P. Andrews"
    "Harry Vos"
    "A. J. Vos"

Addresses:

1912: Mooi Krantz, Newcastle, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages Pietermaritzburg 1912 #5)
1920: Mtunzini, Natal
1948: St Winifred's, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files GS film 1768606 image 00978)

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Edward Rose Andrews

Birth: 26 November 1901, in Natal

Father: Frank Andrews

Mother: Mary Rose (Macqueen) Andrews

Notes: Known as Ted

Death: 7 December 1926, in Nursing Home, Benoni, Transvaal, South Africa

Gravestone of Edward Rose Andrews,
Gravestone of Edward Rose Andrews in Rynsoord cemetery, Benoni, Transvaal
photo by South East Witwatersrand Family History Society at eGGSA
Buried: in Rynsood cemetery, Benoni, Transvaal, South Africa
The headstone reads:
In Loving Memory of
EDWARD (TED) ROSE ANDREWS
born 26th November 1901
died 7th December 1926
"Thy will be done"


Addresses:
1926: S.A. Police, Benoni, Transvaal   (death notice at Transvaal Probate Records #61667 DGS 007897218 image 191)

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Ernest Frederick Andrews

Birth: 1873, in Greytown, Natal

Father: George Andrews

Mother: Mary Ann (Ford) Andrews

Married: Annie Clara Jenkins on 17 August 1912, at St Mary's Church, Greyville, Durban, Natal, South Africa
Ernest Frederick Andrews is recorded as a bachelor, of full age. He is a clerk, resident in Durban. Annie Clara Jenkins is recorded as a spinster, of full age, resident in Durban (from Chepstow, Wales). The marriage was witnessed by P. Andrews and C.West Handley.

Annie was born in 1890, in Chepstow, Wales.
Addresses:
1938: 97 Innes Road, Durban, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #27718 DGS 007867879 image 392)
1939: 97 Innes Road, Durban, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #27718 DGS 007867879 image 406)

Occupation: Clerk (1912), Cashier for the banking and mercantile firm W. Dunn & Co.

Death: 28 August 1938, at 97 Innes Road, Durban, Natal, South Africa, aged 65 years and six months
The cause of death is listed as coronary infarction, of duration hour from coronary sclerosis and vascular degeneration of duration some months.

Cremation: Stellawood crematorium, Durban, Natal, South Africa

Will: dated 3 August 1915, held at Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #27718 DGS 007867879 image 401
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me ERNEST FREDERICK ANDREWS of DURBAN, 86 WINDERMERE ROAD, in the County of DURBAN, Clerk, made this Third day of August in the year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Fifteen
  I HEREBY revoke all Wills made by me at any time heretofore.
  I Appoint my wife ANNIE CLARA ANDREWS to be my Executrix, and Direct that all my Debts and Funeral Expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.
   I GIVE AND BEQUEATH unto my Wife ANNIE CLARA ANDREWS the whole of my Property and Effects.
      ERNEST FREDERICK ANDREWS
Signed by the said Testator Ernest Frederick Andrews in the presence of us, present at the same time, who at his request in his presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses.
  Herbert S. E. Richardson  142 Esselmont Avenue, Durban.
  James E. Weaver  81, 9th Avenue, Durban.

Addresses:
1915: 86 Windermere Road, Durban, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #27718 DGS 007867879 image 401)
1938: 97 Innes Road, Durban, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Deaths Durban 1938 DGS 007751138 image 1516)

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Florence Amelia (Andrews) Morrison

Birth: 1891/2

Father: Charles William Andrews

Mother: Emily Florence (Meek) Andrews

Married: Daniel Morrison on 17 December 1919 in St Augustone, Escombe, Durban, Natal
Daniel Morrison is recorded as a bachelor, aged 28. He is a farmer, resident in Mtubatuba, Zululand. Florence Amelia Andrews is recorded as a spinster, aged 27, resident in Escombe. The marriage was witnessed by Elizabeth Morrison and G. E. Andrews.

Daniel was born in 1890/1, in Grahamstown, Cape Colony. He was a farmer. Daniel died in 1961.
Addresses:
1919: Mtubatuba, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages Durban 1855#107)

Addresses:
1919: Escombe, Durban, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages Durban 1855#107)

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Frank Andrews

Birth: 8 November 1867, in Durban, Natal

Father: George Andrews

Mother: Mary Ann (Ford) Andrews

Married: Mary Rose Macqueen on 25 June 1895, at Noodsberg Hall, Greytown, Natal
Frank Andrews is recorded as a bachelor, of full age. He is a storekeeper, resident in Utrecht Z.A.R. Mary Rose Macqueen is recorded as a spinster, of full age, resident in Noodsberg. The marriage was witnessed by E. Andrews and A. Macqueen.

Frank and Mary signed a fairly standard ante nuptial contract on 28 June 1895, basically contracting their upcoming marriage to be out of community of property (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #29471 DGS 007867903 images 1932-5).

Mary was born on 21 November 1873, in Camperdown, Natal, the daughter of Andrew George Kemp Macqueen and Mary Jane Gordon. She died on 30 September 1940 in Nottingham village, Natal, South Africa, aged 70 years. The cause of death is listed as valvular disease of heart mitral, of duration 3 years.
Will: dated 23 August 1939, held at Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1940#31594 DGS007867957 image 2079:
This is the last Will and testament of MARY ROSE ANDREWS born Macqween of Fort Nottingham in the District of Lions River made this twenty-third day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and thirty-nine.
I hereby revoke all Wills made by me at any time heretofore. I appoint my Son REGGINALD FRANCIS to be my Executor, and direct that all my Debts and Funeral Expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.
I give and bequeath unto my Two Sons REGGINALD FRANCIS and GORDON MACQWEEN ANDREWS all movable and unmovable properties, and any monies I may possess or due to me be equally divided between my two Sons.
      MARY ROSE ANDREWS
Signed by the said Testator in the presence of us, present at the same time, who at her request, in her presence of each other have subscribed our names as Witnesses.
  W.J. MacKenzie.
  A.S. Cloucton. 


Addresses:
1895: Aberdour, Noodsberg, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #29471 DGS 007867903 image 1932)
1926: Glen Lyon, Fort Nottingham, Natal   (death notice of son Edward at Transvaal Probate Records #61667 DGS 007897218 image 191)
1940: Nottingham, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Deaths Lions River 1940 DGS 007751163 image 2705)

Children:
Occupation: Storekeeper, watchmaker and jeweller

Death: 18 July 1939, at "Glen Lyon", Fort Nottingham, Natal, South Africa
The cause of death is listed as chronic endocarditis, mitral stenosis and ascites of duration several years.

Burial: Nottingham Road, Natal, South Africa

Will: dated 28 August 1919, held at Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #29471 DGS 007867903 image 1929
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me FRANK ANDREWS of Utrecht in the County of Utrecht made this Twenty-eigth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and nineteen.
  I hereby revoke all Wills made by me at any time heretofore. I appoint my wife MARY ROSE ANDREWS and Mr. H.J. BOSMAN of Utrecht to be my Executor, and direct that all my Debts and Funeral Expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.
I give and bequeath unto my wife MARY ROSE ANDREWS and her children Reginald Francis Andrews, Edward Rose Andrews Gordon Macqueen Andrews, for her and their own use and benefit absolutely and for ever, all my estate and effects, both real and personal whatsoever and wheresoever, and of what nature soever.
      FRANK ANDREWS
Signed by the said Testator FRANK ANDREWS in the presence of us, present at the same time, who at his request, in his presence, and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names as witnesses
  A.J. ROSS
  D. ROSS

Addresses:
1895: Utrecht, South African Republic (Natal Civil Records Marriages Greytown 1895 #99 DGS 004236434 image 626)
1919: Utrecht, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #29471 DGS 007867903 image 1929)
1926: Base 2, Ladysmith, Natal   (death notice of son Edward at Transvaal Probate Records #61667 DGS 007897218 image 191)
1939: Ladysmith, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #29471 DGS 007867903 image 1920)
1939: Fort Nottingham, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Deaths Lions River 1939 DGS 007751160 image 1663)

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George Andrews

Birth: 2 December 1832, in Privett, Hampshire, England

Baptism: 1 January 1833, in Privett, Hampshire, England

Father: Andrew Andrews

Mother: Elizabeth (Arnold) Andrews

Married: Mary Ann Ford on 22 October 1855 in the parish church, Durban, Natal
George Andrews is recorded as a bachelor, of full age. He is a grocer, resident in Durban. Mary Ann Ford is recorded as a spinster, of full age, resident in Durban. The marriage was performed by C. J. Mackenzie and witnessed by Thos. A. Payne and H. M. Payne.

(Thomas Ashbourne Payne and Hannah Maria Payne were brother and sister, and fellow passengers of Mary Ann's on the Lady of the Lake.)

In the marriage license application, George Andrews is recorded as a bachelor, aged 23, resident in D'Urban. Mary Ann Ford is recorded as a spinster, aged 21, resident in D'Urban.

Children:
Occupation: Assistant to Tea Dealer (1851); Grocer (1855)

Notes: George emigrated to Natal aboard the Princeza, leaving Liverpool on 3 August 1853 and arriving in Durban on 16 October 1853. In 1855 he married Mary Ann Ford, only two days after she arrived on the Lady of the Lake. In 1858 George sponsored Mary Ann's parents Edw. Ford (49) and Elizabeth (50) as well as her siblings Sarah (21), Lucy (19), Ellen (15), Edward (13), Selina (11), Alfred (10), Emily (8) and George (6) to emigrate to Natal.

Death: 4 August 1911 at 127 Seventh Avenue, Durban, Natal, South Africa, aged 78
George Andrews died on 4 Aug 1911 at 127 Seventh Ave. He was a gentleman, aged 78. The cause of death is listed as sudden heart failure.

Will: dated 28 September 1906, proved 28 August 1911 held at Pietermaritzburg Estate Files GS film 001295293 images 00593-4
This is the last will and testament of me George Andrews formerly of Greytown Umvoti County Storekeeper but now of Durban Natal and Mary Ann Andrews (born Ford) his wife. We declare that we are married in Natal in community of property. We cancel and annul all former wills or other testamentary dispositions. We will and direct that the survivor of us be permitted to remain in full possession of the whole of our Joint Estate movable and immovable without any exception and in the use and enjoyment of the rents and income thereof for his or her support during the term of the natural life of such survivor with power to such survivor and to my Executors hereinafter named jointly to convert any asset or assets into cash by sales or sale privately or publicly and to invest the proceeds. Upon the decease of the survivor of us we will and bequeath the whole of said joint estate unto our children male and female in equal shares share and share alike and in the event of any of our children predeceasing us the children (if any) of such child or children shall succeed to his or their parents share in equal proportions To facilitate the division of our estate we authorize and empower our Executors hereunder to dispose of our property or any portion thereof by Public auction. We nominate constitute and appoint the survivor of us to be the sole Executor or Executrix as the case may be of this our will during the lifetime of such survivor and upon the decease of such survivor we nominate constitute and appoint our sons Ernest Frederick Andrews and John Shirley Andrews both of Durban to be the sole Executors of this our will and administrators of our estate and effects. We give and grant to our executors or Executrix hereunder the powers of assumption substitution and surrogation. Lastly we declare the foregoing to contain our last will and testament and we reserve to ourselves jointly the power to alter or amend the same at all times. Thus done and passed at Durban Natal the 22nd day of September 1906.
      G. ANDREWS
      M.A. ANDREWS.
Signed and declared by the Testator and Testatrix as and for their last will and testament in the presence of us all being present at the same time on the date above written as witnesses
Wm. MORGAN
Jas. WILSON

          CODICIL
To our joint Will dated September 22nd 1906.
We desire and direct our Executors under our said will to invest such portion of our estate as shall be found due and payable to our daughter "Gertrude Tomlinson" to the best advantage for her benefit, the principal to be paid to her in the event of her widowhood, all interest thereon to be paid to her as the same becomes due this condition to apply to sums of Fifty pounds Sterling (50) or multiple thereof any balance of less than that amount to be paid to her. And we further appoint our said Executors as Trustees for the due carrying out of the above conditions.
We further desire and direct our Executors to pay out of our Estate the sum of Twentyfive Pounds Sterling (25) to our Grandson "Charles William Andrews".
  Dated at Durban Natal this 16th day of Septr. 1910 and signed in the presence of the subscribing witnesses.
          G. ANDREWS.
          M.A. ANDREWS.
Witnesses
Margaret Gray
Isabella C. Cleland.

Census & Addresses:
1841: Hurst Farm, Privett, Hampshire
1851: Oxford Street, Marylebone, Middlesex
1911: 127 Seventh Avenue, Durban, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files GS film 001295293 image 00590)

Sources:

George Edward Andrews

Birth: 1855/6, in Durban, Natal

Father: George Andrews

Mother: Mary Ann (Ford) Andrews

Married: Emily Lees Mitchley on 2 February 1879, in St Columba, Ficksburg, Orange Free State
George Edward Andrew is recorded as a bachelor, aged 22. He is a storekeeper, resident at Thlotsi Heights. Emily Lees Mitchley is recorded as a spinster, aged 19, resident at Imperani, Ficksburg. She is the daughter of Frederick Mitchley, farmer.

Emily was born on 29 September 1859, in the Cape Colony, and baptised on 8 November 1859 in the Methodist church, Queenstown, Cape Colony, the daughter of Frederick William Mitchley and Mary Midgley. She died on 5 December 1925, in Escombe, Natal, aged 66, and is buried in St Augustine cemetery, Escombe.
Addresses:
1879: Imperani, Ficksburg, Orange Free State   (Oranjevrijstaat civil records Ladybrand Marriages 1879)
1911: Mooi Krantz, Newcastle, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files GS film 001295232 image 00929)
1925: Escombe, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files GS film 001295232 image 00929)

Children:
Occupation: Storekeeper (1879); Clerk (1881); Farmer (1911)
On his official marriage certificate, George is recorded as a storekeeper, but on the church record he is listed as a clerk.

Death: 30 October 1928, in Escombe, Natal, South Africa

Gravestone of George Edward Andrews, Emily Lees (Mitchley) Andres and Mabel Gertrude Andrews
Gravestone of George Edward Andrews, Emily Lees (Mitchley) Andres and Mabel Gertrude Andrews in St Augustine cemetery, Escombe, Natal
photo by Ken and Eleanor Garvie at eGGSA
Buried: in St Augustine cemetery, Escombe, Natal, South Africa
The gravestone reads:
To the Memory of
EMILY LEES | dearly loved wife | of George E. Andrews | passed away 5th Dec 1925 aged 66 years
GEORGE EDWARD ANDREWS. | passed away 1928
MABEL GERTRUDE ANDREWS. | passed away 7th Oct. 1974.

Will: the joint will of George and Emily was probated on the death of Emily, although the terms continued to apply to the joint estate. The will is held at Pietermaritzburg Estate Files GS film 001295232 image 00929
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of GEORGE EDWARD & EMILY LEES ANDREWS of Mooi Krantz, in the County of Newcastle, Natal.
  WE HEREBY revoke all wills and testamentary instruments heretofore by us made. We appoint the survivor, and our eldest son, GEORGE FREDERICK ANDREWS of     to be the Executors of this our Will. We direct our Executors to pay our just debts and funeral and testamentary expenses.
We GIVE AND BEQUEATH to the survivor all our joint property, for his or her sole use and benefit, during said survivors life.
  On the death of the survivor, our children then living shall be joint and equal heirs, or all our property movable and immovable.
Witness our hand this Sixteenth day of February 1911.
    (Testator to sign here)   G.E.Andrews | E.L.Andrews
  Signed by the above-named Testator as h  last Will in the presence of us, both being present at the same time, who in h  presence and in the presence of each other having hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses.
Witnesses to sign here, with their address and occupation.   G. H. Boulden  | T. G. Crawford 

Addresses:
1879: Thlotsi Heights, Basutoland   (Oranjevrijstaat civil records Ladybrand Marriages 1879)
1881: Boom Street, Pietermaritzburg, Natal   (Parish records of St Peters Pietermaritzburg Baptisms 1881 p190)
1911: Mooi Krantz, Newcastle, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files GS film 001295232 image 00929)
1925: Escombe, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files GS film 001295232 image 00929)
1928: Escombe, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files GS film 001295293 image 00590)

Sources:

George Frederick Andrews

Father: George Edward Andrews

Mother: Emily Lees (Mitchley) Andrews

Notes: George was the executor of the estate of his father in 1928.

Death: 21 July 1965

Sources:

Gertrude (Andrews) Tomlinson

Birth: September/October 1861, in Natal

Father: George Andrews

Mother: Mary Ann (Ford) Andrews

Married: Ernest Edward Tomlinson on 27 December 1887, in a private residence, Greytown, Natal
Ernest Edward Tomlinson is recorded as a widower, aged 32. He is a store keeper, resident in Greytown. Gertrude Andrews is recorded as a spinster, aged 26.. The marriage was witnessed by A. M. Hutchinson and H. S. M. Shapley.

Children:
Death: 7 December 1927, at the home of Mrs. C. West Handley, Greytown, Natal, South Africa
The cause of death is listed as senility and organic internal obstruction, of duration about three days.

Burial: Greytown, Natal, South Africa

Will: dated 3 September 1926 held at Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #13036 DGS 007866869 image 1346
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me Gertrude Tomlinson of Durban in the County of Durban, Natal, made this third day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twenty-six.
  I HEREBY revoke all Wills made by me at any time heretofore. I appoint John Shirley Andrews of Moseley, Durban, to be my Executor and Direct that all my Debts and Funeral Expenses shall be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease.
  I GIVE AND BEQUEATH unto my son Charles Ernest Tomlinson everything I possess, movable or immovable.
      G. Tomlinson.
Signed by the said Testator Gertrude Tomlinson in the presence of us, present at the same time, who at her request, in her presence, and in the presence of each other, have subscribed our names as witnesses.
   C. M. McLean, "Boythorpe", Tweedie Station
  C. McLean
, "Boythorpe", Tweedie Station

An earlier will, dated 19 April 1912, can be viewed at Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #13036 DGS 007866869 images 1344-5

Addresses:
1927: 18 Canterbury Grove, Durban, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #13036 DGS 007866869 image 1343)

Sources:

Gordon Macqueen Andrews

Birth: 5 November 1916

Father: Frank Andrews

Mother: Mary Rose (Macqueen) Andrews

Death: 29 April 1978

Gravestone of Gordon Macqueen Andrews
Gravestone of Gordon Macqueen Andrews in Silverton main cemetery, Pretoria, Transvaal
photo by Liz Oberholster at eGGSA
Buried: in Silverton main cemetery, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa
The headstone reads:
Ter gedagtenis aan my liefling man, daddy en oupa
GORDON MACQUEEN
  ᛭ 5 11 1916   ♰ 29 4 1978
In stilte het hy gely, met geduld het hy gestry met trane het ons hom aanskou, met liefde wou ons hom behou, ons teerste sorg het niks gebaat. Toe God roep. Moes hy on verlaat.
which translates approximately to:
In memory of my dear husband, daddy and grandfather
GORDON MACQUEEN
   ᛭ 5 11 1916 29 4 1978
In silence he suffered, with patience he fought with tears we saw him, with love we wanted to keep him, our tender care had no benefit.. Then God called. He had to leave.


Addresses:
1941: Nottingham Road, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1940#31594 DGS 007867957 image 2087)
1964: 20 Church Street, Eastlynne, Pretoria, Transvaal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1940#31594 DGS 007867957 image 2085)

Sources:

John Shirley Andrews

Birth: 1876, in Natal

Father: George Andrews

Mother: Mary Ann (Ford) Andrews

Married: Nina Muriel Symonds on 26 December 1913, at St Mary's Church, Greyville, Durban, Natal, South Africa
John Shirley Andrews is recorded as a bachelor, of full age. He is a planter, resident in Durban. Nina Muriel Symonds is recorded as a spinster, aged 19, resident in Durban. The marriage was witnessed by C. W. Andrews and A. M. Symonds.

Nina was born in 1893/4.
Addresses:
1942: Moseley, Durban, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #34676 DGS 007869086 image 962)

Children:

Occupation: Farmer (1911); Planter (1913); Book-keeper (1920); Engineer (1942); Partner at Hughes and Nicol (an engineering business)(1942)

Death: 1 May 1942, at "Clevedon", Moseley, Durban, Natal, South Africa, aged 65 years and eleven months
The cause of death is listed as apoplexy, of duration almost 30 years and high blood pressure of duration 2 years.

Memorial to John Shirley Andrews
Memorial plaque to John Shirley Andrews in the Crematorium Chapel at Stellawood cemetery and crematorium, Durban, Natal
photo by Maureen Schnittker at eGGSA
Cremation: Stellawood cemetery and crematorium, Durban, Natal, South Africa
The memorial plaque in the Crematorium Chapel at Stellawood reads:
In Loving Memory of
JOHN SHIRLEY ANDREWS
Died 1st May 1942,
Aged 65 Years.


Will: dated 30 June 1940, held at  Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #34676 DGS 007869086 image 967-8
This is the last Will and Testament of me JOHN SHIRLEY ANDREWS, and NINA MURIEL ANDREWS (born Symonds), spouses married in community of property and residing at Moseley, in the Province of Natal.
1. We revoke, cancel and annul all previous Wills, codicils and other testamentary writings heretofore made or executed by us.
2. We appoint the survivor of us together with the children born or to be born of our said marriage to be the sole and universal heirs in equal share of the whole of the estate and effects of the first dying (or of our joint estate and effects), movable and immovable and wheresoever situate and whether in possession, reversion, expectancy or contingency, subject to the condition that the survivor of us shall have the sole and exclusive use and usufruct thereof until his or her death. In the event of the survivor being desirous of remarrying, the share of our estate due to our children shall either be paid out to them or suitably secured.
3. In the event of a child predeceasing the first dying of us, his or her share or our estate shall devolve upon his or her children by representation.
4. If at the death or remarriage of the survivor if us, any beneficiary shall not have reached the age of twenty-one years, his or her portion of the estate shall not be paid into the Guardian's fund, but shall be invested in some good and approved security and the interest only paid to him or her until the said child shall have reached the age of twenty-one years.
5. We appoint the survivor of us to be the Executor of this our Will, Administrator of our Estate and Guardian of our minor children with power of assumption.
In Witness Whereof we have hereunto set out hands at Durban this 30th day of June 1940, in the presence of the undersigned witnesses.
    J. S. Andrews
    N.M. Andrews
AS WITNESSES TO BOTH SIGNATURES:
1. H.Royal
1. M.R. I'Ons

Addresses:
1911: Isinembe, Tongaat, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files DGS 007866859 image 590)
1920: 188 McDonald Road, Durban, Natal   (Parish records of St Paul Durban Baptisms 1920 #4937)
1926: 11 Moore Road, Durban, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #13036 DGS 007866869 image 1347)
1942: "Clevedon", Moseley, Pinetown, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Deaths Durban 1942 DGS 007751180 image 552)

Sources:

Leslie William Andrews

Birth: 1904/5, in South Africa

Father: Arthur Penton Andrews

Mother: Sarah Ann (Wilson) Andrews

Married: Violet Maude Elms on 16 September 1929, in St Paul, Durban, Natal, South Africa
Leslie William Andrews is recorded as a bachelor, aged 24, born in S. Africa. He is a civil servant, resident at 157 Mansfield Road, Durban. Violet Maude Elms is recorded as a spinster, aged 25, born in South Africa. She is resident at 9 Shuter Road, Durban. The marriage was witnessed by J. Elms and ???.

Violet was born in 1903/4 in South Africa.
Addresses:
1929: 9 Shuter Road, Durban, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages Durban 1929 #98)

Occupation: Civil Servant (1929); Magistrate (1947)

Addresses:
1929: 157 Mansfield Road, Durban, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages Durban 1929 #98)
1947: Kranskop, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #334 DGS 007869117 image 1986)

Sources:

Mabel Gertrude Andrews

Birth: 12 July 1881

Baptism: 11 September 1881 in St Peter, Pietermaritzburg, Natal
Mabel Gertrude was born on July 12th 1881 and baptised on Sept. 11th 1881, the daughter of George Edward Andrews and Emily Lees Andrews. George is a clerk, of Boom Street, Pietermaritzburg. The sponsors were Edward F. Ford, Emily Ford and Gertrude Andrews.

Father: George Edward Andrews

Mother: Emily Lees (Mitchley) Andrews

Death: 7 October 1974

Gravestone of George Edward Andrews, Emily Lees (Mitchley) Andres and Mabel Gertrude Andrews
Gravestone of George Edward Andrews, Emily Lees (Mitchley) Andres and Mabel Gertrude Andrews in St Augustine cemetery, Escombe, Natal
photo by Ken and Eleanor Garvie at eGGSA
Buried:  in St Augustine cemetery, Escombe, Natal, South Africa
The gravestone reads:
To the Memory of
EMILY LEES | dearly loved wife | of George E. Andrews | passed away 5th Dec 1925 aged 66 years
GEORGE EDWARD ANDREWS. | passed away 1928
MABEL GERTRUDE ANDREWS. | passed away 7th Oct. 1974.


Sources:

Mary Emily (Andrews) Cullis

Birth: 1880, in Ficksburg, Orange Free State

Father: George Edward Andrews

Mother: Emily Lees (Mitchley) Andrews

Married: John William Cullis on 12 November 1919, in the Church of Holy Angels, Malvern, Natal, South Africa
John William Cullis is recorded as a bachelor, aged 38. He is a carpenter, resident at South Road, Escombe. Mary Emily Andrews is recorded as a spinster, aged 39. She is a bookkeeper, resident in Escombe. The marriage was witnessed by G.E. Andrews and J.R. Cullis.

John was born in 1880/1, in Natal, the son of James Rodolph Cullis and Elizabeth Anastasia Dixon. He was a carpenter for the South African Railways. John married, secondly, Ada Eldridge on 28 January 1935 in Pietermaritzburg, Natal. John died on 11 April 1948 at the Bellair Nursing Home in Bellair, Durban. The cause of death is listed as uraemia, chronic nephritis, arterio sclerosis, hypertension and endocarditis.
Addresses:
1919: South Road, Escombe, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages Durban 1919 #3)
1935: Prestbury, Pietermaritzburg, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages Pietermaritzburg 1935 #2)

Occupation: Bookkeeper

Death: 31 January 1930, at the Sanatorium, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa
The cause of death is listed as chronic valvular disease (mitral regurgitation) of duration many years and generalised oedema of duration 1 month

Headstone of Mary Emily (Andrews) Cullis
Headstone of Mary Emily (Andrews) Cullis in Commercial Road cemetery, Pietermaritzburg, Natal
photo by Jenny Duckworth at eGGSA
Buried: in Catholic cemetery, Commercial Road, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa
The gravestone reads:
To the dear Memory of
Mary Emily Cullis | beloved wife of | John William Cullis | died 31 Jan 1930

Will: dated 27 December 1919, held at Pietermaritzburg Estate Files GS film 001295339 image 01324
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me MARY EMILY CULLIS (born Andrews) wife of and married out of community to JOHN WILLIAM CULLIS of Pietermaritzburg in the Province of Natal, Carpenter.
  I HEREBY REVOKE, CANCEL AND MAKE VOID all previous wills made by me.
  I GIVE DEVISE AND BEQUEATH the whole of my Estate and Effects of which I may die possessed, whether in possession, reversion, remainder, expectancy, or contingency and wheresoever situated, nothing excepted unto my husband the said JOHN WILLIAM CULLIS, for his sole absolute use and benefit, and I appoint my said husband Executor of this my Will and Administrator of my Estate and Effects.
  GIVEN under my hand at Pietermaritzburg, aforesaid this twenty seventh day of December, in the year of our Lord One thousand nine hundred and nineteen.
      MARY E. CULLIS
Signed by the Testatrix, the said Mary Emily Cullis, as and for her last Will and Testament, in the presence of us, who in her presence, and in the presence of each other, all three being present at the same time, having hereunto set our hands as witnesse.
ALFRED MELLOR
HENRY ALFRED PENFOLD:

Addresses:
1919: Escombe, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages Durban 1919#3)
1930: 55 Tatham Road, Pietermaritzburg, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files GS film 001295339 image 01323)

Sources:

Mary Rose Andrews

Birth: 6 August 1899

Father: Frank Andrews

Mother: Mary Rose (Macqueen) Andrews

Notes: Known as Molly.

Death: 3 December 1900

Headstone of Mary Rose Andrews
Headstone of Mary Rose Andrews in Old cemetery, Utrecht, South African Republic
photo by Chris and Petra Lombard at eGGSA
Burial: Old cemetery, Utrecht, South African Republic

Sources:

Muriel Florence (Andrews) Gibb

Birth: 1894/5, in Heidelberg, South African Republic

Father: Percy Andrews

Mother: Janet Andrewina Seath (Cowan) Andrews

Married: William George Gibb on 26 June 1928 in Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa
William George Gibb is recorded as a bachelor, aged 32, born in South Africa, the son of George Resistance Gibb and Annie Gourley. He is a fitter, SAR, resident in Durban. Muriel Florence Andrews is recorded as a spinster, aged 32, resident in Ladysmith. The marriage was witnessed by P. Andrews and G. Gibb.

William and Muriel signed a fairly standard ante nuptial contract on 21 June 1928, basically contracting their upcoming marriage to be out of community of property (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #28103 DGS 007867886 images 915-21).

William was born in 1895, in Ladysmith, Natal. He was a fitter for the South African Railways. He married, secondly, Maud Irene Munger on 17 January 1942 in Ladysmith. William died in 1969.
Addresses:
1946: 31 Convent Road, Ladysmith, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages Ladysmith 1942 #2 DGS 004236673 image 2968)

Death: 6 November 1938 at 31 Convent Road, Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa
The cause of death is listed as mitral stenosis and chorea (childhood) of duration many years.

Headstone of Percy Andrews and Muriel (Andrews) Gibb
Headstone of Percy Andrews and his daughter Muriel Florence (Andrews) Gibb in Main cemetery, Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa
photo by Chris and Petra Lombard at eGGSA
Buried: Main cemetery, Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa
The headstone reads:
In Loving Memory | of
PERCY ANDREWS
passed on May 29th 1929
He loved birds and green places | and the wind upon the heath | and saw the brightness of the | skirts of God
Also MURIEL
died 6th November 1938


Will: dated 17 June 1929, held at Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #28103 DGS 007867886 image 911
We, WILLIAM GEORGE GIBB of DURBAN, NATAL, FITTER, and MURIEL FLORENCE GIBB (born ANDREWS), married at Ladysmith, Natal, in the year 1928 after executing an Ante Nuptial Contract excluding community of property, do hereby revoke all former testamentary dispositions made by us or either of us and declare this to be the last Will and Testament of the first dying of us, hereinafter called the Testator.
  The Testator hereby nominates and appoints the survivor of us to be the Executor of his or her Estate, giving and granting unto him or her all power and authority allowed in Law.
  The Testator gives, devises and bequeaths the whole of his or her estate and effects, movable and immovable, wheresoever situated, nothing excepted, to and unto the survivor of us for his or her sole use and benefit.
  Given under our hands at Durban, Natal, this 17th day of June in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty Nine in the presence of the subscribing witnesses.
    W.G. Gibb
    M.F. Gibb
Signed and declared by William George Gibb and Muriel Florence Gibb (born Andrews) as and for the last Will and Testament of the first dying of them, in the presence of us, who in their presence and in the presence of each other, all being present at the same time, subscribed our names as witnesses.
  L.M. Mason  254 Stamford Hill Rd, Durban
  T.Sowersby Mason  254 Stamford Hill Rd, Durban


Addresses:
1938: 31 Convent Road, Ladysmith, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Deaths Klip River 1938 DGS 007751139 image 303)

Sources:

Percy Andrews

Birth: July/August 1866, in Durban, Natal

Father: George Andrews

Mother: Mary Ann (Ford) Andrews

Married: Janet Andrewina Seath Cowan on 22 September 1890, in the house of Mrs. J. Cowan, Harrismith, Orange Free State
Percy Andrews is recorded as a bachelor, of full age. He is a storekeeper, resident in Charlestown District of Newcastle Natal. Janet Andrewina Seath Cowan is recorded as a spinster, a minor, resident in Harrismith. Janet married with the consent of her parents. The marriage was witnessed by Arthur Duckhouse and Alice Ann Friday.

Janet was born in 1868/9, in Natal. She died on 30 December 1949, at Princess Nursing Home, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa, aged 70 years. The cause of death is listed as intestinal obstruction of duration 5 days.
Address:
1890: Harrismith, Orange Free State   (Orange Free State Civil Registration Marriages 1890 Harrismith DGS 008145471 image 556)
1949: 22 Convent Road, Ladysmith, Natal   (Transvaal Civil Registration Deaths Johannesburg 1950 DGS 007731973 image 1058)

Children:
Occupation: Merchant
Percy and Charles James operated a trading partnership under the name "H. C. Foss and Co.". A formal deed of partnership was created between the two men on 11 May 1928, but this document notes that they had been carrying on business in partnership since 1 July 1909. In a report regarding the value of the partnership prepared by Arthur Goodman during Percy's probate procedings, we learn more about the business and Percy's contribution to the partnership:
  The business is primarily a Milling and Produce Business. A certain amount of trade is done in Timber and Building Material, and a small amount in Seeds. ... In the past, good business was done on Credit- today the Credit business has to be limited to first class marks, e.g., to people who can pay on the account being rendered., with the result that the business of H.C.Foss & Co is not liekly to show the same amount of profit as it showed in previous years.
  As regards the two Partners, the late Mr P. Andrews and Mr C.James. Mr James is largely responsible for the running of the Mill and Plant, and the general conduct of the Business, while the late Mr Andrews was responsible for interviewing the Farmers and Grain Merchants, he also arranged for contracts etc etc, and as Mr James will be able to say, the success of the business was largely due to Mr Andrew's personality. There is no doubt that Mr Andrew was very popular, and respected for his sterling qualities.


Death: 30 May 1929, at 12 Convent Road, Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa
The cause of death is listed as angina pectoris of duration four days.

Headstone of Percy Andrews and Muriel (Andrews) Gibb
Headstone of Percy Andrews and his daughter Muriel Florence (Andrews) Gibb in Main cemetery, Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa
photo by Chris and Petra Lombard at eGGSA
Buried: Main cemetery, Ladysmith, Natal, South Africa
The headstone reads:
In Loving Memory | of
PERCY ANDREWS
passed on May 29th 1929
He loved birds and green places | and the wind upon the heath | and saw the brightness of the | skirts of God
Also MURIEL
died 6th November 1938

Will: dated 10 May 1928, held at Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #14526 DGS 007866885 image 570
We, PERCY ANDREWS of LADYSMITH, NATAL, MILLER & PRODUCE MERCHANT and JANET ANDREWINA SEITH ANDREWS (born COWAN) married at Harrismith in the Orange Free State, do hereby revoke all former Testamentary Dispositions made by us or either of us and declare this to be the last Will and Testament of the first dying of us, hereinafter called the Testator.
  The Testator hereby nominates and appoints the survivor of us to be the Executor of his or her Estate, giving and granting unto him or her all power and authority allowed in Law.
  The Testator gives, devises and bequeaths the whole of his or her estate and effects, movable and immovable, wheresoever situated, nothing excepted, to and unto the survivor of us for his or her sold use and benefit.
  Given under our hands at Ladysmith, Natal, this 10th day of May in the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty Eight in the presence of the subscribing witnesses.
    "P. Andrews"
    "J.A.S.Andrews"
Signed and declared by Percy Andrews and Janet Andrewina Seith Andrews (born Gowan) as and for the last Will Testament of the firay dying of them in the presence of us, who in their presence and in the presence of each other, all being present at the same time, subscribed our names as witnesses.
  "C. James" Ladysmith Merchant
  "A.E. James" Ladysmith Clerk.

Addresses:
1890: Charlestown, Natal   (Orange Free State Civil Registration Marriages 1890 Harrismith DGS 008145471 image 556)
1929: 12 Convent Road, Ladysmith, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #14526 DGS 007866885 image 569)

Sources:

Reginald Francis Andrews

Birth: 1896/7

Father: Frank Andrews

Mother: Mary Rose (Macqueen) Andrews

Married: Johanna Maria Hunter on 12 February 1920 in the Court House, Utrecht, Natal, South Africa
Reginald Francis Andrews is recorded as a bachelor, aged 23. He is a taxi driver, resident in Utrecht. Johanna Maria Hunter is recorded as a spinster, aged 21, resident in Utrecht. The marriage was witnessed by F. Andrews and Anna O. Geissacs.

Johanna Maria Hunter was born in 1898/9, in Utrecht, South African Republic. She died in 1972.

Death: 1963

Addresses:
1940: 29 Devonport Avenue, Durban, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1940#31594 DGS007867957 image 2074)

Sources:

Wilfred Penton Andrews

Birth: 1910/11, in Utrecht, Natal, South Africa

Father: Arthur Penton Andrews

Mother: Sarah Ann (Wilson) Andrews

Occupation: Bank Official

Notes: Wilfred served in World War II, as a private in the Umvoti Mounted Rifles (Railhead Force) of the South African Forces. He was captured in the Desert Campaign, most likely during the fall of Tobruk to Rommel's forces on 21 June 1942 in which about 35,000 of Commonwealth forces were captured, including 10,772 South African troops and essentially all of the Umvoti Mounted Rifles. Narratives from North Africa: South African prisoner-of-war experience following the fall of Tobruk by Karen Horn provides an interesting look at the surrender and experiences in the POW camps.

Death: 27 January 1944 on active service in Stigliano, Italy, aged 33
Wilfred died while a prisoner of war. He was shot by German guards as he escaped from a train transporting prisoners from a POW camp in Fara-in-Sabina in southern Italy to Germany. A number of first hand accounts of conditions in the Fara camp, and on the train can be found at the website The Bridge at Allerone. Wilfred is described as having escaped with Jimmy Culverwell, and that episode is recalled in the diary of N. Stanley Wainer of the Royal Natal Carbineers:
After a lean stretch in that place the eight hundred or so were ordered one morning to move out. We were first told to strip off clothing, which was searched, then told to bend down so that anuses could be glanced at for concealed pocket knives. The guards were rough and bawling SS types. It was the first time we had encountered their kind. They shot at random through the ceilings of the barracks, believing some POWs might have been assisted through trapdoors to sit it out on rafters until the night, because this was a complete evacuation of the camp...There was a march to the local station, shouting and shoving as we were counted off into wooden cattle trucks, forty to each.
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We started off on a fairly comfortable journey, with straw on the floor, a half drum in one corner as a toilet, and enough room for each to sit at ease. Then there was a stir of excitement when one of the 'peasant' types - a Jimmy Culverwell from Johannesburg, I recall - asked to be given a front corner because he had a knife. He had hidden this in a long groove cut under a wooden-soled boot. An observant type, he had noticed little sentry platforms at the rear of each alternate truck. Ours had one behind, the truck ahead had not. So he set to work, and early that evening he lay on his back and kicked away at planks partly cut through. Then as the train slowly slugged up one of the numerous inclines, he called a cheerio, was wished good luck, and he disappeared through the opening he had made. With all the up-grades on the line, the truck would have been empty by daylight, in theory, but falling down to roll on the track ballast and not being heard by the guards was a difficult feat. The third to go through, a New Zealander, had hardly left the truck when there was a shot from above. The guard behind had heard the others landing and rolling, or he perhaps had spotted movement in the starlight. He had climbed upon the truck's roof and crawled to the front, shooting at the New Zealander as he dropped. (He was hit in the thigh).

Incidentally, that train was bombed by the United States Air Force the next day, killing between 200 and 600 Allied prisoners in what some have described as the worst friendly fire incident of the Second World War. The unit was bombing the German-held bridge Ponte Ortona and caught what they thought was a German troop train on the bridge, but this turned out to be the POW train.

Wilfred's death was not certified by the South African authorities until August 1946.

Headstone of Wilfred Penton Andrews
Headstone of Wilfred Penton Andrews) Cullis in Bolsena War cemetery, Italy
Buried: Wilfred was initially buried in the Stigliano civil cemetery, and later exhumed and re-buried on 5 July 1945 in Bolsena War cemetery plot 4 row E grave 16. This re-burial was part of a concentration of cemeteries that allowed otherwise unmaintainable graves to be moved into established war grave cemeteries where the Commonwealth War Graves Commission could ensure proper commemoration.

Will: dated 22 June 1940, held at Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #2048 DGS 007864609 image 2266
  This is the last will of me, the undersigned, WILFRED PENTON ANDREWS, at present residing in GREYTOWN, in the Natal Province.
  To my mother, Sarah Ann ANDREWS, I bequeth (sic) my entire estate, including the proceeds of two insurance policies of 250 (Two hundred and fifty pounds) each, with the South African Mutual Life Assurance Society, and any balance standing to my credit at the Standard Bank of South Africa Limited.
  Should my mother pre-decease me, my entire estate is to be divided among my three brothers, Clifford Wilson Andrews, Leslie William Andrews and Arthur Meredith Andrews.
  I appoint CLIFFORD WILSON ANDREWS, my brother, at present in the Durban branch of the Standard Bank to be the Executor and Administrator of this my will, with power of assumption.
  I reserve to myself the right from time to time and at all times hereafter to make all such alterations in or additions to this my will as I shall think fit.
  IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have hereunto set my hand at GREYTOWN on this the 22nd day of June 1940 in the presences of the undersigned witnesses all being present at the same time.
      "W.P. ANDREWS"
AS WITNESSES:-
  (1)  "W.A.J. KNIGHT"
  (2)  "J. DU TOIT"

Addresses:
1940: Greytown, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #2048 DGS 007864609 image 2266)

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