The Handley Family

Charles West Handley

Birth: 22 February 1863, in Greytown, Natal

Baptism: 19 April 1863, in the Wesleyan-Methodist Chapel of the Durban circuit, Natal

Father: Thomas Handley

Mother: Martha Ann (Pybus) Handley

Education: Hilton College where he attended from 1876 to 1879

Married: Henrietta Selina Andrews on 22 April 1897, in St James church, Greytown, Natal
Charles West Handley is recorded as a bachelor, of full age. He is a chemist, resident in Greytown. Henrietta Selina Andrews is recorded as a spinster, of full age, resident in Greytown. The marriage was witnessed by G. Andrews, Thos Handley, J. M. P. Handley and J. M. Handley.

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Occupation: Chemist or druggist
The chemist store of Charles West Handley is noted in this discussion by J. M. Wassermann of Afrikaner life in Natal during the Boer War.
Afrikaners  in  Natal  did  not  have  the  economic  muscle  to  retaliate  by,  for  example,  effectively  boycotting English-owned businesses. The exception was in the Afrikaner stronghold of Umvoti county with Greytown as the most important town where local Afrikaners attempted to initiate a boycott of English businesses, and created a cooperative store (Boeren Maatschappy). ... the envisaged venture failed and the boycott was not realised. The Afrikaners therefore still supported the shops of Ireland and Co and especially Handley and Sons. The only Afrikaner shop to open in Greytown during this time was the chemist of Thos Hannah but despite this Afrikaners continued to support the chemist of CW Handley. 

Death: 11 July 1917, at Cathcart Street, Greytown, Natal, South Africa, aged 54
The cause of death is listed as influenza and acute phthisis, of duration 13 days.

Obituary:
The Hiltonian December 1918 p29
    Deaths.
Mr. C. W. Handley (1876-79) came to Hilton in the last year of Mr. Newnham's time and remained under Mr. Ellis, He carried on a business as chemist at Greytown for many years, and one of his last acts was to enter his son as a pupil in his old school. He passed away on the 11th July, 1917.

Will: dated 28 June 1899 held at Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #1577 DGS 007864588 image 60-2
THIS IS THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENTof me CHARLES WEST HANDLEY of Greytown Umvoti County Druggist..
  I cancel and annul all former Wills or testamentary dispositions heretofore made and executed by me.
  I declare that I was married to my wife HENRIETTA SELINA HANDLEY - born Andrews - in Greytown aforesaid on the 22nd day of April 1987 after having previously executed an Ante Nuptial Contract whereby community of property was excluded between us.
  I give devise and bequeath all my property - movable and immovable - in possession reversion remainder expectancy or contingency unto my executors hereinafter named in trust to hold the same for the use and benefit of my said wife and for the maintenance education and support of all children already born, or which may hereafter be born, of my said marriage - the interest income and usufruct of my said estate to be regularly paid to my said wife for the purposes mentioned until her death or remarriage whichever may first happen and should my said wife contract a second marriage I will and desire that she cease to receive such income or to benefit in any way or manner from my estate and thereupon such income shall be wholly devoted for the benefit of my child or children in such manner and in such proportions as my executors or trustees shall deem requisite and sufficient.
  I give and grant to my executors jointly the power to convert all or any part movable and/or immovable of my assets into cash and direct them to invest all of my cash assets, and/or the proceeds of such sales upon mortgage or other income-producing security.
  Notwithstanding the provisions and conditions hereinbefore mentioned I especially authorize and empower my Executors and trustees, should they deem it necessary so to do, to appropriate a portion of the capital funds of my estate towards the advancement in life of any of my children - not exceeding the sum of one thousand pounds sterling (1000) in full i.e. for all my children. Such advance or advances to be taken into account upon the final distribution of my Estate and interest may be charged thereon to such child or children so receiving such assistance.
  Upon the death or second marriage as the case may be of my said wife I give and bequeath all my property estate and effects nothing excepted and as already mentioned unto my child or children in equal shares share and share alike, or to their heirs per stirpes, such share to be paid over to her, him or them as and when they severally attain the age of twenty one years or marry. The share or shares of all minor children to be held by my executors or trustees until such child or children severally attain the age of majority or until they marry whichever shall first happen. Failing child, or children, or their descendants me surviving I direct my executors and trustees to pay over the whole of the income of my Estate to my said wife so long as she shall live, or shall not remarry as the case may be. I nominate and appoint my brothers JAMES CHAPMAN and GEORGE HANDLEY jointly with my said wife, so long as she shall not remarry to be the joint executors and trustees of this my will guardians of my minor chil or children and administrators of my estate and effects with the power of assumption substitution and surrogation.
  Lastly I declare the foregoing to contain my last will and testament
  Dated at Greytown aforesaid the 28th day of June eighteen hundred and ninety nine.
    C WEST HANDLEY
SIGNED and declared by the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us, who in his presence and in the presence of each other, all being present at the same time have hereunto set our names as witnesses hereto
C TATHAM
J W NEL 

Addresses:
1897: Greytown, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages Greytown 1897 #104)
1901: Greytown, Natal   (The Hiltonian September 1901 p29)
1917: Cathcart Street, Greytown, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #1577 DGS 007864588 image 59)

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Charles West Handley

Birth: 21 October 1903, in South Africa

Father: Charles West Handley

Mother: Henrietta Selina (Andrews) Handley

Education: Hilton College

Married: Mary Hobbs on 2 October 1926 in St Aidan, Yeoville, Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Charles West Handley is recorded as a bachelor, aged 22, born in South Africa. He is a bookkeeper, resident in Durban, Natal. Mary Hobbs is recorded as a spinster, aged 21, born in South Africa and resident in Johannesburg. The marriage was witnessed by H. S. Handley and Jas. Hobbs.

Mary was born in 1904/5, in South Africa. She died in 1970.

Occupation: Bookkeeper

Death: 1975

Addresses:
1923: Standard Bank, Durban, Natal   (The Hiltonian December 1923 p37)

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Constance Maida (Handley) Stier

Birth: 1 May 1900

Father: Charles West Handley

Mother: Henrietta Selina (Andrews) Handley

Married: Ernest Frederick Stier

Ernest was born on 22 April 1899 and baptised on 9 May 1905 in St Boniface, Germiston, Transvaal, the son of Herman Carl Otto Bernard Stier and Mary Magdalene Oertel. He died in 1958.

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George Aubrey West Handley

Birth: 19 March 1910

Father: Charles West Handley

Mother: Henrietta Selina (Andrews) Handley

Education: Hilton College

Married: Elizabeth Florence Lucy Galway

George and Elizabeth were divorced in 1941.

Elizabeth was born on 5 February 1907 and baptised on 14 April 1907 in St Michael and All Angels, Boksburg, Transvaal, the daughter of Richard Galway and Frances Mary Goodall.

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Mary Cecily (Handley) Duncan

Birth: 20 June 1898, in Natal

Father: Charles West Handley

Mother: Henrietta Selina (Andrews) Handley

Married: Victor James Duncan on 11 August 1954, in St Peter's Chains' chapel, Old Fort, Durban, Natal, South Africa
Victor James Duncan is recorded as a widower, aged 61 years, born in Natal, South Africa on 24/10/1892. He is a chartered accountant, resident in Berea and Greytown, Natal. Mary Cicely Handley is recorded as a spinster, aged 56 years, born in Natal, South Africa, on 20/6/1898. She is a typist, resident at 120 Pine Street, Greytown, Natal. The marriage was witnessed by A. Handley and F. A. ??

Victor James Duncan was born on 24 October 1892, in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, the son of Alexander Duncan and Mary Ferguson. He married, firstly, Annie Doris Garland on 24 March 1920 in Verulam, Natal. Annie died in 1950. Victor was an accountant. He died in 1958.
Addresses:
1931: Pine Street, Greytown, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files #17703 DGS 007867888 image 1450)
1954: Berea and Greytown, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages Durban 1954 #47)

Occupation: Typist

Addresses:
1954: 120 Pine Street, Greytown, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages Durban 1954 #47)

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