Hirst Family - South Africa
My Grandmother Helena Fredericka Hirst was born in Constantia in the Western Cape around 1907. Her father (a policeman)was married twice as her mother died shortly after her birth. Freda as she was known has a twin brother who jumped ship in the Cape Town area at around the age of 15. Nobody appears to know where he went as there was some thought that he may have eventually arrived in the USA - but that could be totally false information. She also has other brothers Alfred and Dean and a sister from her step-mother called Rhoda.
After the death of her father, I do believe that her step-mother moved to what was then called the Transvaal and stayed their until her death.
I do not recall the name of this lady, only that I visited her as a child in her flat in I do believe Pretoria.
I would be very interested in being in contact with any relatives who would be able to fill in more information regarding that part of my family.
Many thanks for your assistance