The Stride Family

Eileen Mary Stride

Birth: 26 May 1905, in Pietermaritzburg, Natal

Baptism: 18 June 1905, in St Peter's, Pietermaritzburg, Natal
?leen ?ry is recorded as the daughter of Philip William and Bertha Elizabeth Stride. Philip is a town treasurer, resident at 219 Burger St. The baptism was sponsored by Fanny Caroline Nicholson and Margaret ?sterling Richards.

Father: Philip William Stride

Mother: Bertha Elizabeth (Ford) Stride

Death: 7 December 1923 at 214 Loop Street, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa, aged 18½
The cause of death is listed as phthisis pulmonalis (tuberculosis), of duration 11 months.

Buried: Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa

Addresses:
1923: 214 Loop Street, Pietermaritzburg, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1923 #15560 DGS 007866893 image 347)

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Gwynneth Muriel (Stride) Jackson

Birth: 15 November 1907, in South Africa

Baptism: 22 December 1907, in St Peter's, Pietermaritzburg, Natal
Gwynneth Muriel is recorded as the daughter of Philip William and Bertha Elizabeth Stride. Philip is a town treasurer, resident at 214 Loop St., Maritzburg. The baptism was sponsored by Gwynneth ?, Bu? and the parents.

Father: Philip William Stride

Mother: Bertha Elizabeth (Ford) Stride

Married: George Guy Jackson on 6 August 1930, at St Peter's Church, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa
George Guy Jackson is recorded as a bachelor, aged 25, born in S. Africa. He is a merchant's clerk, resident at 116 King Edward Avenue, Pietermaritzburg. Gwynneth Muriel Stride is recorded as a spinster, aged 22, born in S. Africa. She is resident at 214 Loop Street, Pietermaritzburg. The marriage was witnessed by M. T. Jackson and J. Anderson.

George Guy Jackson was born in November/December 1904, in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, the son of Tom Jackson and Harriet Emma Burton. He was a liquor merchant. George died on 8 August 1950, at Grey's Hospital, Pietermaritzburg. The cause of death is listed as hypostatic pneumonia following second degree scalds accidentally sustained when deceased fell into a bath of hot water. An inquest found that the evidence did not disclose any blame on the part of any living person. George was cremated at Stellawood crematorium, Durban.
Addresses:
1930: 116 King Edward Avenue, Pietermaritzburg, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages 1930 Pietermaritzburg #24 DGS 004236688 image 732)
1950: 41 Golf Road, Pietermaritzburg, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Deaths 1950 Pietermaritzburg DGS 007751522 image 1524)

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1930: 214 Loop Street, Pietermaritzburg, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages 1930 Pietermaritzburg #24 DGS 004236688 image 732)

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Philip William Stride

Philip William Stride
Philip William Stride
photograph from The Natal Who's Who p189 (1906)l
Birth: 1870, in Pietermaritzburg, Natal

Father: Thomas Baugh Stride

Mother: Ellen (George) Stride

Married: Bertha Elizabeth Ford on 6 June 1904, at St Peter's Cathedral, Pietermaritzburg, Natal
Philip William Stride is recorded as a bachelor, aged 34. He is an asst. town clerk, resident in Maritzburg. Bertha Elizabeth Ford is recorded as a spinster, of full age, resident in Maritzburg. The marriage was witnessed by M.T.J. Harte, Geo. Ford and E. Stride.

Children: Occupation: Conveyancer (1932); Assistant Town Clerk (1902 - 1904); Town Treasurer (1904 - 1920); City Treasurer (1946)

In 1920, in his role as Town Treasurer, Philip gave evidence to the South African Asiatic Commission of Enquiry:
The Indian Annual Register p308 (1921)
  Mr. P. W. Stride, Town Treasurer of the City of Pietermaritzburg, presented resolutions of the City Council proposing the division of the City into three racial areas, namely, (1) Europeans or coloured persons (St. Helenas), (2) Asiatics, (3) Natives, where no other persons may acquire, own or occupy land or buildings. The Council also submitted that trading should be restricted to the areas set apart for the respective races. Mr. Stride stated that the Asiatic population of the City had increased from 188·7 by 360·5 per cent. The European increase, for the same period had been one-third of that.
  The final municipal resolution submitted by Mr. Stride read:—
“The existence of Asiatic stores and business in Upper Church Street, the principal thoroughfare of the city has been unfavourably commented on for the past thirty years. These places are a blot on the City, and a perpetual eyesore, and should be eliminated.”

Notes:
The Natal Who's Who pp189-90 (1906)
STRIDE, Philip William. F.I.A.N., Licensed Conveyancer, Town Treasurer, Maritzburg; b. 1870, in Maritzburg; s. of Thomas Baugh Stride, and grandson of late William George, one of Natal's pioneer Colonists, and a former Mayor of Maritzburg; m. 1904, Bertha, on.d of late A.T. Ford, of Maritzburg; 1 daughter. Educ. Boys' Model School and Bishop's College. Served four years in the office of Turnbull & Taylor, Solicitors, and in 1887 was the successful applicant for an appointment under the Maritzburg Corporation. Appointed Asst. Town Clerk 1902, Town Treasurer 1904. Lieut. in Natal Carbineers, commanding “B” Squadron. Served in South African campaign (1899-1902) and native rebellion (1906). Decorations: Aux. Forces Long Service, Diamond Jubilee, and Queen's Medal (clasps: Defence of Ladysmith and Transvaal). Add., 219 Burger St., Maritzburg. Hobbies: Rifle shooting and cricket. Represented the Colony at Bisley 1897, and in the Currie Cup Cricket Tournament 1894. 

A bit more detail of Philip's role in the Zulu Rebellion of 1906 is given in
A History of the Zulu Rebellion 1906 p325 (James Stuart, 2013)
  On the following day (12th May), Rattray was accordingly detailed to take command of the mounted troops, viz. 60 to 80 N.C. (Lieut. P. W. Stride); 60 to 80 N.M.R.; about 150 Newcastle, Ladysmith, Dundee and Estcourt Reserves; and 8 Umsinga Reserves under Chief Leader A. Müller, the latter being guides and scouts.
  Leaving camp before daybreak, the force moved towards Elands Kraal, come ten miles away. About 9 a.m., the scouts got in touch with the enemy and exchanged a few shots. Rattray, close at hand, pushed on at a gallop up a hill and attacked Mtele's impi, about 150 to 200 strong, the latter partly concealed in bushes. The impi, making neither charge nor stand, was forthwith driven into an adjoining valley, through which they were promptly pursued by N.C. and N.M.R. as far as the Buffalo (about two miles), as well as in other directions. On reaching the river, the Natives scattered more than they had already done, some crossing into Zululand, whilst others concealed themselves in as extraordinarily rough country on the Natal side.

Death: 21 September 1946 at 10 Harvey Street, Umkomaas, Natal, South Africa, aged 76
The cause of death is listed as cardiac failure from exhaustion of duration 3 years, neuritis of duration 3 years and cancer of the lower jaw, of duration 9 months.

Buried: Church of England cemetery, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa

Will: dated 9 September 1932, with codicil dated 31 January 1942
Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1946 #1833 DGS 007864609 images 872-3
This is the Last Will and Testament of me Philip William Stride of Pietermaritzburg, Conveyancer, married out of community of property to my wife Bertha Elizabeth Stride, born Ford (A.N.C. No. 110/1904)
1. I revoke all testamentary dispositions heretofore made by me.
2. I appoint my son Philip Ford Stride and my son-in-law George Guy Jackson to be the Executors of this will and Administrators or Trustees of my estate, giving them all power and authority allowed in law, especially that of assumption; and authority to invest and available moneys in my estate in the purchase of Union Government and South African municipal stock, or first mortgages on landed property in Natal.
3. I direct that security for the due administration of my estate may be dispensed with.
4. I give the whole of my estate and effects, nothing excepted, to my Trustees in trust for the following purposes only: the income from my estate shall, subject if necessary to the provisions of Clause 5, be paid to my said wife during her widowhood, and upon her re-marriage or death the whole of my estate shall devolve in equal shares on my two children, Gwynneth Muriel Jackson and Philip Ford Stride. Should either of my said children have died leaving lawful issue his or her children shall succeed to their deceased parents' share; provided that no such grandchild shall receive his or her share until he or she shall have attained the age of twentyone years. The share of my said daughter, and of any granddaughter if married, shall be free from the control of their respective husbands.
5. During the period in which my son is serving his articles as a candidate attorney, and receiving only a nominal salary, he is to receive, out of the income of my estate, assistance towards his maintenance.
6. I reserve the power to make all such alterations in or additions to this will as I may think fit.
  Signed at Pietermaritzburg this 9th day of September 1932 in the presence of the subscribing witnesses:
    P.W. Stride
As Witnesses.
M.L. Amas
J. Rodwell
  This is a codicil to the last Will & Testament of me Philip William Stride, which is dated 9th day of September 1932.
1. I bequeath to my daughter Gwynneth Muriel Jackson and to my son Philip Ford Stride the sum of one thousand pounds each. This will not be paid to my Trustees, but to my said son & daughter immediately after my death. If either or both of them predecease me these bequests shall be paid into his or her Estate. In other respects I confirm my said Will. In witness whereof, I the said Testator have hereunto set my hand at Umkomaas this thirty first day of January 1942.
Signed by the Testator and the undersigned witnesses all present together, and seeing each other sign.
  P.W. Stride
As witnesses:
1. Ada Tytherleigh
2. C.J. Tytherleigh   


Addresses:
1905: 219 Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg, Natal   (Parish records of St Peters Pietermaritzburg Baptisms 1905 p128 #2103)
1906: 219 Burger Street, Pietermaritzburg, Natal   (The Natal Who's Who pp189-90)
1923: 214 Loop Street, Pietermaritzburg, Natal   (Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1923 #15560 DGS 007866893 image 347)
1946: 10 Harvey Street, Umkomaas, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Deaths 1946 Umzinto DGS 007751204 image 1987)

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Philip Ford Stride

Birth: 19 September 1909, in South Africa

Baptism: 16 October 1909, in St Peter's, Pietermaritzburg, Natal
Ph?p ? is recorded as the son of Phillip William and Bertha Elizabeth Stride. Phillip is a town treasurer, resident at 214 Loop St., Maritzburg. The baptism was sponsored by Leonard Line and parents.

Father: Philip William Stride

Mother: Bertha Elizabeth (Ford) Stride

Married: Myra Elizabeth Jessie Handley on 5 December 1934, at St Peter's Church, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa
Philip Ford Stride is recorded as a bachelor, aged 25, born in S Africa. He is a solicitor, resident at 214 Loop St., PMburg. Myra Elizabeth Jessie Handley is recorded as a spinster, aged 20, born in S Africa. She is resident at 64 Rapson Rd, Durban. The marriage was witnessed by F. W. Shapland and P. W. Stride.

Myra was born in 1913/4, in Durban. She was educated at Wykeham School, Pietermaritzburg. Myra died in 1963.
Addresses:
1934: 64 Rapson Road, Durban, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages 1934 Pietermaritzburg #43 DGS 004236668 image 407)
1957: 75 Kitchener Road, Pietermaritzburg, Natal   (The Wykeham School Magazine November 1957 p101)

Occupation: Solicitor

Addresses:
1934: 214 Loop Street, Pietermaritzburg, Natal   (Natal Civil Records Marriages 1934 Pietermaritzburg #43 DGS 004236668 image 407)

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