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Norah Martha Spencer 1871 - 1966 Moodie Trek

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Sylvia

Sylvia Report 28 Apr 2013 14:12

Norah born Pietermaritzburg Kwazulu Natal m Alexander King 1865 - 1921 from Tugela Kwazulu Natal

Need to find their parents somehow involved with the Moodie Trek to Melsetter in 1892/93.

Also looking for a connection with Ivy May Bain who was a child on the Trek or Mary Alice Webster also a child on the trek to Chipinga

patchem

patchem Report 28 Apr 2013 14:24

Did they spend all their lives in the Natal?
If so, you would be better to incorporate that country into your title.
Thanks

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 28 Apr 2013 14:35

There's a mention on here:
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/SOUTH-AFRICA-IMMIGRANTS-BRITISH/2012-05/1337587037

and here:
http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/SOUTH-AFRICA/2011-03/1301378274

In fact there's lots of queries if you Google - might be worth reading through some of them for clues.

Sylvia

Sylvia Report 29 Apr 2013 00:59

To Patchem - they would have been on one of the treks from Natal to Melsetter to Chipinga in Rhodesia. There is evidence of the King family on the minor treks but we think and need to go back from Norah Mary Spencer before we can prove how she came to be there - she remained in Rhodesia until she passed away in 1966. She would have been 21 at time of the trek so we think the family stories will relate to either her other or her mother in law. Thanks

Reggie

Reggie Report 29 Apr 2013 08:57

Have you got her marriage cert?

Sylvia

Sylvia Report 29 Apr 2013 15:36

No we don't have the marriage certificate. Not much good at this side of the family - I am afraid
Thanks so much for all the help received so far. Sylvia

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 29 Apr 2013 16:05

Background
This Trek consisted of two parties who met across the border in the new Rhodesia. The two parties linked up near Fort Victoria. Both parties originated from the Transvaal.

The leader of the first party was Johannes Nicolaas Moolman who had left from Pieterburg early in 1893. He had 2 wagons and cattle and planned to settle in the high plateau between Fort Victoria and Fort Salisbury around Fort Charter or Enkeldoorn.

The second party was that of Joseph Webster who was born in England. he had been in South Africa long enough to have taken part in the Damaraland War and other clashes with the natives. He had one wagon laden with supplies for 12 months and the whole family. They left the Transvaal early in 1893.

On 30th August, 1893, the party arrived on Moodie's farm at Water Fall. Moolman pegged his farm about 6 miles from Moodie, but Webster went too far to the east in the direction of Mozzerezi and found out afterwards that his farm was pegged in Portuguese territory.

Shortly after he had pegged his farm Webster killed just beyond Chipungabera. An English missionary, Burgin, who was staying with them, accidentally killed Webster when his gun went of whilst he was cleaning it.

Webster's son John and Jurie Moolman, Moolman's son, started transport riding for for the American missionaries and Portuguese from Malata to Mount Silinda.

Mrs Webster, realising that it would be impossible to continue living in the Portuguese territory applied for a farm in Rhodesia near Melsetter. She live on this farm "The Meadows" for many years. She died aged 84 in the Mt. Silinda Hospital.

Members of the Moolman-Webster Trek.
•Catherina Elisabeth Frederika Pheiffer (1844-1913)
Children

•Jurie Moolman (1874-1940)
•Hendrik Moolman (1879-1933)
•Aletta "Lettie" Maria Moolman who married Johannes Cornelius Human.
•Johannes Hartkopff who moved to Salisbury where he died the following winter.
•Piet Lourens who went back to the Transvaal
•Joseph Edward Webster and his wife Sarah Webster
Children

•John Thomas Webster
•William George Webster
•Anna Louisa Webster
•Hannah Louisa Webster
•Mary Alice Webster

Moolman-Webster Trek (1893) - Family Tree & Family History at ...
Moolman-Webster Trek to Rhodesia (1893) How to ... pegged his farm about 6 miles from Moodie, but Webster went ... Mary Alice Webster; Johannes Bezuidenhout who went back to ...
www.geni.com/projects/Moolman-Webster-?Trek-1893/12837 - Cached



AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 29 Apr 2013 16:09

Our Rhodesian Heritage: Rhodesia's Pioneer Women (1859-1896)
Daughter of Thomas Moodie, leader of the Moodie Trek. An interesting account ... Nee Mary Alice Webster. Trekked up with her parents from Zeerust. Now (1957) living ...
rhodesianheritage.blogspot.com/2010/05/?rhodesias-pioneer... - Cached

Cecil M Hulley's Memories of Manicaland: 6: FIRST TREKS INTO ...
After them came Dunbar Moodie's trek. He ... to the Transvaal; Joseph and Sarah Webster and their children John T, William G, Anna, Louisa, Mary and Alice ...
memoriesofmanicaland.blogspot.com/2010/?10/6-first-treks... - Cached

Mary Alice King (Webster) (deceased) - Genealogy
View Mary Alice King (Webster)'s complete profile: See if you are related to Mary Alice King ... Rhodesia and Nyasaland (Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi) Moolman-Webster Trek (1893)
www.geni.com/people/Mary-Alice-King/?6000000019687380643

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 29 Apr 2013 16:10

RootsWeb: SOUTH-AFRICA-L "Rhodesia's Pioneer Women" by Jessie ...
Neé Ivy May Bain. Arrived with her parents in the Moodie Trek. Born 1888. Letter from Mrs. S. M. Duncanson, 29/6/59. On Roll of Women Pioneers.
archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/?SOUTH-AFRICA/2001... - Cached

RootsWeb: SOUTH-AFRICA-L "Rhodesia's Pioneer Women" by Jessie ...
BAIN, 1896 Neé Ivy May Biller. Born in the Salisbury laager during ... Neé Maria Olive Bain. Arrived with her parents in the Moodie Trek. Born
archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/?SOUTH-AFRICA/2001... - Cached

Our Rhodesian Heritage: Rhodesia's Pioneer Women (1859-1896)
Nee Ivy May Bain. Arrived with her parents in the Moodie Trek. Born 1888 and is still (1959) living. Letter from Mrs. S. M. Duncanson, 29/6/59.
rhodesianheritage.blogspot.co.uk/2010/?05/rhodesias... - Cached

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 29 Apr 2013 16:12

MRS. F. KING, 1893
Neé Mary Alice Webster. Trekked up with her parents from Zeerust and later
lived at Chipinga. Information from Mrs. M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/57. On
Roll of Women Pioneers.

MRS. KING, 1892
Neé Ivy May Bain. Arrived with her parents in the Moodie Trek. Born 1888.
Letter from Mrs. S. M. Duncanson, 29/6/59. On Roll of Women Pioneers.

RootsWeb: SOUTH-AFRICA-L "Rhodesia's Pioneer Women" by Jessie ...
Neé Ivy May Bain. Arrived with her parents in the Moodie Trek. Born 1888. Letter from Mrs. S. M. Duncanson, 29/6/59. On Roll of Women Pioneers.
archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/?SOUTH-AFRICA/2001... - Cached

Sylvia

Sylvia Report 30 Apr 2013 03:14

Amazing responses. Thanks you so much. This is going to assist us immensely.