Rutgers from South Africa. Also Neyhoff and MacLachlan OR McLaglen
These names are from my family living in Cape Town in 1819 to the present. The particular branch that is my family left South Africa and went to London in about 1879. The family of Jacobus MacLachlan married Grietze Rutgers and had 5 children. Jacobus or James's father was Philip and his Mother was Catherina Neyhoff. The Rutgers were a seafaring family and so were the MacLachlans. All were Master Mariners. Jacobus was a printer. There is a street named after Rutgers in Cape Town. The picture is Grietjie Rutgers brother called Jan Rutgers. Grietjie married Jacobus Petrus MacLachlan (The name was changed by a Dutch clerk into McLaglen.)Jan helped her when Jacobus died as she had to look after 5 children.