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Interested in descendants of GEORGE ALEXANDER DOVE an engineer at Jagersfontein South Africa.

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George DOVE left Thames New Zealand around 1873 and worked in the diamond mines. Married Sarah CRANE. Three children, George Frederick, Alexander Henry and Hannah Jane, known as Dolly. George died 1892 aged 50 yrs. His sons had many children including sons so there could be numerous descendants. His daughter, known as Dolly married Robert James BRIGHTWELL. Robert died in Durban in 1945 and Dolly in 1946 while she was living with a daughter, Clare STEENKAMP.

Surnames: BRIGHTWELL CRANE DOVE STEENKAMP
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on 2012-01-08 20:37:09

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by Savy on 2013-05-22 16:40:05

Does any one know Eric Peter Steenkamp, born in Matatiel.

by dovecote on 2013-05-22 17:23:37

Hello Savy,
With regard to Clare Steenkamp (nee Brightwell) her husband's name was Peter. Clare was born about 1914-1915 but I am sorry I do not know if she had children.
I found out my information when a researcher in South Africa found lots of items in the Archives. eg, Wills, death notices and marriage contracts. Just in case you are interested, her name is Tessa King-- tessking@mweb.co.za

Thank you for your interest,
Dovecote

by wendybj on 2014-04-20 11:12:24

This has cleared up a mystery. My grandmother Ida Drinn is the niece of Sarah Crane married to George Dove. Sarah was born on 20 September 1860 in Tipton, Staffordshire, England and she and her eight brothers and sisters and parents moved to South Africa between about 1885 and 1890 as far as I can work out. I have located all her siblings' marriages etc and some of their descendants using a website ancestry.co.za which had death notices, wills etc. Any information on descendants of George and Sarah I would be interested to receive.

by dovecote on 2014-04-20 16:20:55

Hello wendybj I am very pleased to receive your message. Could we contact each other through email? My email address is donbank@orcon.net.nz

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