The White Family

Alice Mildred (White) Henwood

Birth: 27 April 1885, at Allanvale, Chase Valley, Pietermaritzburg, Natal

Baptism: 22 November 1885, in St Peters, Pietermaritzburg, Natal
The baptism was sponsored by Julia Annie Arnold and parents. Harry is recorded as a clerk, resident at Chase Valley, P.M.B.

Father: Harry White

Mother: Alice Donthorn (Risley, Barker) White

Married: Sidney Evelyn Henwood on 6 April 1910 in St Peter's Parish Church, Pietermaritzburg, Natal
Sidney Evelyn Henwood is recorded as a bachelor, aged 26. He is a solicitor, resident in Vryheid. Alice Mildred White is recorded as a spinster, aged 24, resident in Maritzburg. The marriage was performed by R. Chastet de Brinville, and witnessed by G. R. Hathorn and R. D. Barker.

Children:
Notes: Known as Milly.

Death: 18 April 1979

Alice Mildred White and Sidney Evelyn Henwood headstone
Headstone of Sidney Evelyn Henwood and Alice Mildfred White in Main Cemetery, Vryheid
photograph by Chris and Petra Lombard at eGGSA
Buried: Main cemetery, Vryheid, Natal, South Africa, with her husband, Sidney. Their headstone reads:-

IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
SIDNEY EVELYN
HENWOOD
★ 14 . 11 . 1883
†  17 . 1 . 1937

QUIETLY HE
HELPED SO MANY
ERECTED BY A LOVED
IN
LOVING MEMORY OF
MILLY HENWOOD
(NEE ALICE MILDRED WHITE)
★ 27 . 4 . 1885
M   6 . 4 . 1910
 †  18 . 4 . 1979
GENTLY SHE LIVED
& GENTLY SHE DIED
  AND LOVING FAMILY
 


Addresses:
1910: Pietermaritzburg, Natal   (marriage certificate)
1942: Entabeni, Vryheid, Natal, South Africa   (Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

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Harry White

Birth: February 1861, in Dalston, Hackney, Middlesex, England

Father: Cornelius Francis Hundley White

Mother: Harriet Ramsey (Jameson) White

Married: Alice (Risley) Barker on 30 April 1883 at St Peter's Cathedral, Pietermaritzburg, Natal
Harry White is recorded as a bachelor, of full age. He is a merchant, resident in Pietermaritzburg. Alice Donthorn Barker is recorded as a widow, of full age, resident in Pietermaritzburg. The wedding was performed by Thomas Colley and witnessed by Jos. Risley, W. A. Hadock and Clara Risley.
The Natal Witness 2 May 1883
MARRIAGE:- White - Barker, - On the 30th April, at St. Peter's Cathedral, PMBurg, by the Venerable Archdeacon Colley, - Harry White, eldest son of C. F. H. White Esq. of College House, Edmonton, Middlesex, to Alice Douthora, widow of the late R.D.Barker Esq. of PMBurg, and daughter of W. Risley Esq. of PMBurg.

Entry in the front of family prayer book entitled Fletchers Family Devotion
MARRIAGES.
On the 30th April 1883
at St Peters Cathedral, Maritzburg, Natal, S. A.  Harry White and Alice Donthorn Barker were united in Holy Matrimony by the Revd. Archdeacon Colley.
"Harry White Son (eldest) of Cornelius Francis Hundley White, College House, Upper Edmonton, nr London."
"Alice Donthorn Barker, second Daughter of William Risley of Pietermaritzburg, Natal and widow of the late Richard Donthorn Barker, who died in Pietermaritzburg on the 14 August 1880.
Issue from first marriage. One Son. Reginald Donthorn Barker born on the 2nd December 1879.


Children: Occupation: Merchant (1883); Clerk (1885)

Death: 1907

Census:
1861: 10 Cambridge Terrace, Middleton Road, Hackney, Middlesex
1871: College House, Upper Fore Street, Edmonton, Middlesex

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Harry Norman Hundley White

Birth: 8 February 1884, at Donthorn Villa, Pietermaritz Street, Pietermaritzburg, Natal
The Natal Witness 9 February 1884
BIRTH:- White: On February 8th, at Donthorn Villa, PMBurg, the wife of Harry White of a son.

Father: Harry White

Mother: Alice Donthorn (Risley, Barker) White

Married (1st): Annie Violet Hair on 3 November 1915 in the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa
Harry Norman Hundley White is recorded as a bachelor, of full age. He is a civil servant, resident in PieterMaritzburg. Annie Violet Hair is recorded as a spinster, of full age, resident in PieterMaritzburg. The marriage was performed by Arthur J. Clark and witnessed by D. S. Barker and C. A. Hair.

Married (2nd): Gertrude Henrietta Walden on 29 August 1922 in St Peters Church, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa
Harry Norman Hundley White is recorded as a widower, aged 38. He is a civil servant, resident at the Attorney General's Office, Maritzburg. Gertrude Henrietta Walden is recorded as a spinster, aged 23, resident in Maritzburg. The marriage was performed by R. H. Davies and witnessed by A. E. Shirley and A. W. Edmondson.

Gertrude was born in 1898/9.

Occupation: Civil Servant

Death: 1951

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Kenneth Vernon White

Birth: 1 October 1887, at Donthorn Villa, Longmarket Street, Pietermaritzburg, Natal

Father: Harry White

Mother: Alice Donthorn (Risley, Barker) White

Married: Blanche Elizabeth Ellen Tamar Kenyon

Blanche was born in King Williams Town. She died in 1967.

Death: 1957

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Noel Montague White

Birth: 31 December 1889, at "The Ferns", Longmarket Street, Pietermaritzburg, Natal

Father: Harry White

Mother: Alice Donthorn (Risley, Barker) White

Married: Kathleen Doris Berry on 18 October 1915, at the house of Rev. Berry, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa
Noel Montague White is recorded as a bachelor, aged 24. He is a clerk, resident in P. M. Burg. Kathleen Doris Berry is recorded as a spinster, aged 19, resident in P. M. Burg. The marriage was performed by W. Berry, and witnessed by H. N. H. White and ? Berry.

Noel and Kathleen were divorced in 1929.

Kathleen was born in 1895/6, in South Africa. She married, secondly, Walter Fred Marlow on 1 August 1931. At that time her address is given as 19 Francis Street, Pietermaritzburg. Kathleen and Fred were divorced in 1959.

Occupation: Clerk

Notes: In 1919, Noel was charged with "administering poison with intent to murder" his wife. He was acquitted after a trial lasting eight days. The description of the charges held at the National Archives reads:
Supreme Court Criminal Case. The King versus Noel Montague White.
Charged with administering poison with intent to murder and attempting to administer poison with intent to murder or otherwise administering poison thereby causing bodily harm and attempting to administer poison with intent to do bodily harm or one or other of the said offences.


Auckland Star 3 January 1920 p15
FLY-PAPER POISON.
HUSBAND ACQUITTED OF MURDER CHARGE.
  After a trial lasting eight days, Noel Montague White, aged 27, was acquitted at the Criminal Sessions at Maritzburg, Cape Town, on a charge of tbe attempted murder of his wife by administering arsenic in cocoa.
  The circumstances were practically similar to those of the celebrated Maybrick case. It appeared from the voluminous evidence that White was on active service for a few months, and on his return his behaviour towards his wife changed. There were some quarrels and estrangements, and the prisoner was ordered to leave the home of his wife's mother.
  White accordingly went to live with a friend near by, and it was alleged that he attempted the murder of his wife, of whom he was exceedingly jealous, by administering arsenic. The details as published were briefly this:—White purchased in May last when flies were not numerous, some arsenical fly-papers. These he was alleged to have soaked ln water and then squeezed out into some cocoa at his lodgings.
  A native boy at the house said he saw White mix a brown powder and put some of it in an envelope, which he then put in his pocket.
  Subsequently White was alleged to have gone to the house where his wife was staying, and to have crept round to the window and placed the powder into a cocoa tin which was always kept near the window and used only by his wife.
  The wife, unknown to her husband, left the same day for a trip up-country, and the same night Mrs. Johnston (the sister-in-law of White) and her two children went to the house on a visit. Singularly enough, they, with a Mrs. Ikin, of Durban, had cocoa, although they usually only drank coffee. Shortly afterwards the four people named were taken violently ill.
  Subsequently detectives searched the room where White was staying, and there they found some half-dozen arsenical papers which appeared to have been wetted and squeezed out as one wrings out a towel.
  The jury return a unanimous verdict of "Not guilty."


Death: 1964

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