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45. Ethel Mary Whitton [3129] 5 (John Blyth Whitton28, Jessie Blyth6, John Balfour1) was born on 9 Jul 1895 in St. Andrews, Dundee Angus Scotland5 and died on 19 Feb 1971 in Dundee West5 aged 75.

Noted events in her life were:

Research: 4 Born at 142 Albert Street, Dundee.
1901 Census at Monifieth ref 310-8-016 Cedar Road, Cedarlea Cottages, Broughty Ferry.
Lived in Fintry Place, Broughty Ferry with sisters, all unmarried.

46. David Peters Whitton [3122] 5 (John Blyth Whitton28, Jessie Blyth6, John Balfour1) was born in 1897 in Monifieth Angus Scotland Ref 310-465 and died on 14 May 1960 in Royal Infirmary, Dundee4 aged 63.

Noted events in his life were:

Historical: 4

Historical: 4

David married Elizabeth Young [891],4,14 daughter of William Young [893] and Helen Mathew [894], in 1921 in Forfar Ref 288/A-41.4 Elizabeth was born about 19004 and died on 12 Jun 1941 in 21 Balvaird Place, Perth4 aged about 41.

David next married Hilda Robertson [895],4 daughter of James Robertson [896] and Jessie Thomson [897], on 9 Sep 1942 in Ward Chapel, Dundee.4 Hilda was born on 4 Apr 19004 and died on 3 Dec 1985 in Royal Victoria Hospital, Dundee.4 aged 85.

Noted events in her life were:

Historical: 4

47. John Gladstone Whitton [3121] 5 (John Blyth Whitton28, Jessie Blyth6, John Balfour1) was born on 30 Dec 1898 in Monifieth Angus Scotland Ref 310-84,5 and died in 1989 in Brechin Ref 386-1754 aged 91.

Noted events in his life were:

Historical: 4

John married Janet Henderson [898],4 daughter of Andrew Henderson [899] and Janet Thomson [900], on 9 Jun 1926 in Church Manse, Broughty Ferry..4 Janet was born in 18954 and died on 6 Jun 1964 in Maryfield Hospital, Dundee.4 aged 69.

Noted events in her life were:

Historical: 4

48. Norman Mcgreggor Whitton [889] (John Blyth Whitton28, Jessie Blyth6, John Balfour1) was born in 1899 in Monifieth Angus Scotland Ref 310-30.

Noted events in his life were:

Research: 4 1901 Census at Monifieth ref 310-8-016 Cedar Road, Cedarlea Cottages Broughty Ferry,

49. Helen Ferguson Whitton [3111] 5 (John Blyth Whitton28, Jessie Blyth6, John Balfour1) was born in Feb 1900 in Monifieth Angus Scotland5 and died in Jul 19725 aged 72. Another name for Helen was Ellen Ferguson Whitton.4

Noted events in her life were:

Research: 4 Born at Cedarlea Cottage Broughty Ferry1901 Census at Monifieth ref 310-8-016 Cedar Road Cedarlea Cottages, Broughty Ferry.In 1926 shewent to Quebec Canada on the Metagama of the Canadian Pacific Line with her sister Edith to cary out Domestic duties
Lived in Ferry Place, Broughty Ferry with her sisters.\\, all unmarried.

Alt Birth: Robert Blyth gives her birth date as February 1900 at Monifieth, Angus Scotland. Her sister Elizabeth was born on the 29 Dec 1900 and not her.

50. Elizabeth Whitton [2393] 5 (John Blyth Whitton28, Jessie Blyth6, John Balfour1) was born on 29 Dec 1900 in Monifieth Angus Scotland5 and died in 1983 in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee4 aged 83. Another name for Elizabeth was Lizzie Whitton.4

Noted events in her life were:

Alt Birth: 1899. 4

Research: 4

51. Laura Blyth Whitton [3046] 4,5 (John Blyth Whitton28, Jessie Blyth6, John Balfour1) was born on 12 Dec 1901 in Cedar Cottages, Broughty Ferry, Monifieth Angus Scotland4,5 and died on 19 Jun 1901 in Parklands, Dalhousie Street, Carnoustie.4

Noted events in her life were:

Alt Birth: 4

Occupation: 4

52. Edith Bain Whitton [3189] 5 (John Blyth Whitton28, Jessie Blyth6, John Balfour1) was born on 24 Dec 1902 in Castle Cottage, Brought Ferry, Monifieth, Angus, Scotland4,5 and died on 1 Sep 2006 aged 103.

Noted events in her life were:

Health: 5 As at 31 Jan 2005, she is still living in England aged 102

Health: 4,10 As at 30 mar 2005 she is living in Dundee
2004, She celebrated her 102nd birthday at St.Mary's Care Home Monifieth, and was visited by a distant relative Tracy Lavery? (Nee Macdonald)

Historical: 4 See Note Below

Historical: See Note Below

Death: From E-mails received from Sally Alred and confirmed by Tracey Taylor as under, Edith Bain Whitton died on 1 Sep 2006 and was cremated.

Hi Ralph Just to let you know that I was at Edith's funeral, she was cremated in
Dundee. If you need any more info or Sally does, please feel free to
get in touch.Kindest regards.Tracy Tracy Taylor Department Administrator and Induction Coordinator, Student Advisory Service, University Of Dundee, 1 Cross RowDundee DD1 4HN, Tel: 01382 385492,Fax: 01382 388107,
www.dundee.ac.uk/adviceguidance <http://www.dundee.ac.uk/adviceguidance>
(The Student Advisory Service offers advice in good faith on the basis,on the best information available to it. Clients of our service must take responsibility for their own decisions based on such advice. Accessibility: The office is on the top floor of 1 Cross Row. Please let us know if you anticipate any difficulties)
>>> "Ralph Anderson" <rbanderson@mweb.co.za <mailto:rbanderson@mweb.co.za>> 05/10/2006 07:53:40 >>>
Thanks, Sally, for your information about Edith Bain Whitton. I copy this to two people whom I know would be interested, and also who may be able to provide confirmation Keep in touch, Regards, Ralph.
----- Original Message ----- From: Sally Allred To: Ralph Anderson
Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2006 6:18 PM Subject: Edith Bain Whitton
Ralph, I was told last night that Edith Bain Whitton age 103 passed away on
Sep 1 2006. in England. She was creamated. I am going to make some calls
and see if I can get more specifics.

Historical: 3 From the Website< http://ourfamily.selfip.net:80 > sent to me by Sarah Stout on the 15 July 2007.

General Notes:
~These are notes on the life of Edith are from her daughter Patricia. Patricia wrote these after her death. These notes are from what Patricia remembers from her life growing up and from what she remembers her mother Edith telling her as she grew up~
Edith Bain Whitton (24 Dec 1902~ 1 Sep 2006)
Born in Monifeth, Angus, Scotland, Edith grew up at "Blythwood" 83 Seafield road Broughty Ferry, Angus, Scotland. She attended "Grove Academy" also on Seafield Road. She was the daughter of John Blyth Whitton and Helen Ferguson Thompson. She was the youngest daughter of 11 children. There was also a stillborn child, year of birth is unknown.Edith's grandparents were David Peter Whitton 1836-1920 and Jessie Blyth born 1937. David owned "Whitton's Emporium" in Dundee. It was handed down to Ethel, Laura, and Lizzie Whitton. Chris's grandchildren, upon his retiring, sold the business.
Edith told Patricia that as a child, her and her brothers would run down Seafield Road, Ringing doorbells all the way down the hill. Edith was somewhat a tomboy. She would climb trees ECT Edith was a nanny in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. But only for a short time. She talked about visiting Niagara Falls (Canada side).
Edith married Herbert Harold Lawson (year unknown, place unknown)
Edith was in the Gloucestershire, England during the war (Patricia thinks).
They adopted Patricia in 1946; the adoption was final in Feb 1947.
Edith and Herbert lived in Minchin Hampton, Gloucestershire, England. By the time Patricia was 15 months in age, Edith and Herbert were divorced.
Edith took a job as a housekeeper for William J Orchard, Who lived with his wife in Thrupp, Gloucestershire, England. She worked for him until his death in 1965.
In 1956, we all moved from Thrupp, Gloucestershire, England and lived at "Rockleigh" on Park Road in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England.
After Mr. Orchard's death, Edith moved back to Scotland to be near her family. She got a job for some Colonial, again as a housekeeper. Later for a lady closer to the city. Edith's sisters bought her a flat, a place of her own. She went into semi-retirement. She would clean homes a few hours a day. Edith had a poodle that she would walk everywhere, even to the beach which was down the road. Edith was an avid gardener and had her own little garden. She kept herself very busy. Edith also often did her laundry by hand.
Edith was able to stay in her home until she turned 100 years old, at which time she took a fall and was not strong enough to get herself up off the floor. She was, at that time, placed in a Saint Mary's Care Home. She had some short term memory loss, but her long term memory was still intact. Health wise, Edith was healthy all her life. When Patricia was a child, they were crossing the main London road in Thrupp, Gloucestershire, England, when a bicyclist missed Patricia and hit Edith, throwing her into a wall. She had a concussion and was in the hospital for 3 days. This was around the 1950's When Edith was around her 60's, she had surgery on her wrist to remove a cyst. Later she had a blocked bowel repaired and cataract surgery. Most illnesses were age related.
Edith had a very long, full life. On Sep 1 2006 she suffered a stroke and passed away peacefully.


Edith married Herbert Harold Lawson [3174] in Canada ?.5 The marriage ended in divorce about Nov 1947. Herbert died before 1960.4

Noted events in their marriage were:

Divorce: 3 According to the description of her life by her daughter Patrisia, (See Event under her name) Edith was divorced by the time Patricia was 15 months old, and as she was born on the 5 Aug 1946, the divorce took place on abt. Nov 1947

Noted events in his life were:

Marriage: It is known that his first marriage ended in a divorce and that he married again in England and had one child.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 82 F    i. Patricia Elizabeth Rose Lawson [3130]

53. George Whitton [3035] 5 (John Blyth Whitton28, Jessie Blyth6, John Balfour1) was born on 9 Feb 1904 in Monifieth Angus Scotland4,5 and died in 1964 in Dundee Ref 282-2-9594 aged 60.

Noted events in his life were:

Alt Birth: 4 He was born at Clifton Villa Birkhill, Liff,

Historical: 4 1926 Was witness at brother John's wedding

George married Mary Anne Phillip McKenzie [3002],4,10 daughter of David Phillip [901] and Joan Paterson [902], on 28 Jul 1936 in Dundee Scotland.4 Mary was born on 30 Dec 19104 and died on 10 Sep 1983 in 3 Cullen Place, Dundee.4 aged 72.

Noted events in her life were:

Historical: 4 Address at Marriage: 6 Balmyl Road, Broughty Ferry.
Domestic Servant. Table Maid.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 83 F    i. Muriel Philip Whitton [1965] 4,10 was born on 16 Oct 1939 in Alyth4 and died on 17 Jun 1995 in 202 Balunie Avenue, Dundee.4 aged 55.

54. Leonard Whitton [2977] 4 (John Blyth Whitton28, Jessie Blyth6, John Balfour1) was born in 1905 in Monifieth Angus Scotland5 and died in 1989 in Forfar Ref 364-1344 aged 84. Another name for Leonard was Len Whitton.5

Noted events in his life were:

Historical: 4

Leonard married Marion Hill McNab [2971] 4,5 on 26 Jun 1942 in 18 Lochlea Road Glasgow.4 Marion was born on 2 May 19064 and died in 1997 in Rosehill Residential Home, Forar4 aged 91.

Noted events in her life were:

Historical: 4

Leonard next married Wilhelmina Bruce [890].4 Wilhelmina was born in 19054 and died on 4 Sep 1940 in 29 Newlands Road, Glasgow4 aged 35.

Noted events in her life were:

Death: 1940. 4

55. Ken Whitton [2967] (John Blyth Whitton28, Jessie Blyth6, John Balfour1) was born in 1906.

56. Norman W. Whitton [2966] 5 (John Blyth Whitton28, Jessie Blyth6, John Balfour1) was born about 1907 in Monifieth Angus Scotland.5

Norman married Ann Dixon [2897] 5 in Jun 1933.5

57. R. Whitton [2896] 5 (John Blyth Whitton28, Jessie Blyth6, John Balfour1) was born about 1908.5

Noted events in his life were:

Physical Description: 5 Whether Male or Female unknown

58. Johanna (Hanna) Catherine Blyth [963] (John Alexander33, David Henderson7, John Balfour1) was born in 1884 in Beaufort West Cape Province South Africa. and died in 1974 aged 90. Another name for Johanna was Hannah Blyth.

Johanna married Geoffrey Johnson [776] on 9 Oct 1916 in Beaufort West South Africa. Geoffrey was born in 1887 and died in 1953 aged 66.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 84 F    i. Rona Johnson [1018]

+ 85 M    ii. John Edward Donald Johnson [1019] was born in 1919 in Baroda (Near Craddock) South Africa and died in 1986 aged 67.

+ 86 M    iii. Geoffrey Niel Wynne Johnson [1020] was born in 1921 in Livingstone, Zambia.

59. Marjorie Sophia (May) Blyth [964] (John Alexander33, David Henderson7, John Balfour1) was born on 30 Dec 1885 in Beaufort West South Africa,11,12 died on 8 Apr 1972 in Beaufort West South Africa11,12 aged 86, and was buried in Methodist Cemetery Beaufort West With Sister Gladys..11,12 Other names for Marjorie were Marjorie Sophia Blyth and Marjory Sophia Blyth. She never married and had no children.

Noted events in her life were:

Historical: May had a great friend also a school teacher and this is a story told by a relative:My grandfather, Matthys Johan de Jager * 1872 told my mother about this Miss Cummings and how she died. She had her death outfit (shroud?) made and kept this in a hat-box which she then put on top of an huge clothes-cupboard in her bedroom. To do this she had to make use of a chair. Nearly every day she climbed onto the chair, took the hat-box down and spread the shroud out on her bed! This was to make sure that everything was in good order without any moths etc. And of course to medidate about the life hereafter. And then disaster struck! One day when she got onto the chair and was struggling to remove the hat-box with her thin and weakened arms (she was very lean) the chair tipped over and she had one mighty fall! The lady of the house found her on the floor, the doctor came and she was put in bed, but she never recovered and died the next days or several days later. But as she intended, no one had to struggle to get a shroud, she had hers with her in the room! Apparently my grandfather never blinked an eye when he told this story, and the kids didn't know whether they could laugh or not -- so they never laughed!

Alt Name: On her mothers Death Notice May writes her own name as Marjory Sophie Blyth, but according to her father's DN MOOC KAB 6/9/655 Ref 3113 she was already known as May.

Residence: On her mother's Death Notice (26 Mar 1938) their resided at 43 Bird St. Beaufort West.

Historical:
Robert Blyth recounts:-
Marjorie (May) BLYTH never married and spent her whole life in Beaufort West. She shared a house in Bird Street with her sister Gladys. I met her and her sister in Beaufort West in 1968 shortly after my mother died. There was mention that they had taught my mother at one time but I do not have any details. They were two very gracious ladies.


60. Sheila Blyth [978] (John Alexander33, David Henderson7, John Balfour1) was born on 31 Jul 1890 in Beaufort West, South Africa,8 died on 28 Apr 1976 in Bulawayo Zimbabwe aged 85, and was buried in Hope Fountain Mission, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

Noted events in her life were:

Cause of Death: Cardiac tampanade, ruptured left auricle (PS According to the Readers Digest Oxford "Complete Wordfinder" a tamponade is a compression of the heart by an accumulation of fluid in the pericardial sac)

Alt. Death: According to her DN (ref MHG 11257/76) she died on 26 Apr 1976 aged 85 years. Also her calculated birth date would be 1891

Sheila married Rev. William Wardlaw Anderson [32],15,16 son of Ebenezer Thomas Anderson [27] and Frances Kayser [29], on 5 Jul 1915 in Beaufort West, South Africa.8 William was born on 9 Feb 1888 in Oranjezicht, Capetown, South Africa, died on 21 Jun 1978 in Buluwayo Zimbabwe8 aged 90, and was buried in Hope Fountain Mission, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Birth Reference: 5 Jul 1915. 8 5 Jul 1915 Correct marriage date as recorded by Sheila Blyth spouse of William.

Noted events in his life were:

Arrival in Zimbabwe: Likely arrival date in Zimbabwe, 1915, Bulawayo Southern Rhodesia (Now Zimbabwe). Arrived in Zimbabwe [Rhodesia] probably after 1897 [when the railway from Cape Town reached Bulawayo]:

Children from this marriage were:

+ 87 M    i. Dr. Ralph Blyth Anderson [1008] was born on 7 Nov 1916 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

+ 88 M    ii. Brig. Keith Arthole Anderson [1009] was born on 25 Nov 1917 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, died on 13 May 2006 in Birmingham England aged 88, and was buried on 19 May 2006 in King's Norton Cemetery, Birmingham England.

+ 89 M    iii. William Alexander Anderson [1010] was born on 19 May 1919 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and died on 2 Jun 2002 in Capetown, South Africa aged 83.

+ 90 F    iv. Sheila Frances Anderson [1011] was born on 29 Jan 1921 in Uitenhage South Africa8 and died on 29 Jan 1993 in Sybrand Van Niekerk Hospital, Carltonville, South Africa aged 72.

+ 91 F    v. Noreen Elise Anderson [979] was born on 1 Jun 1923 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and died on 23 Aug 1929 in Beaufort West, South Africa aged 6.

+ 92 F    vi. Marjorie Louise Anderson [984]

+ 93 F    vii. Jean Mabel Anderson [985]

+ 94 M    viii. Ian Robert Edward Anderson [986] was born on 21 Oct 1934 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and died on 24 Feb 1995 in East London, South Africa aged 60.

61. Gladys Emilie Blyth [965] (John Alexander33, David Henderson7, John Balfour1) was born on 15 Oct 1896 in Beaufort West South Africa,11,12 died on 30 Mar 1974 aged 77, and was buried in Grave 236, Methodist Graveyard, Blyth St. Beaufort West, Cape Province.. Other names for Gladys were Gladys Emile Blyth,11 and12 Gladys Emily Blyth. She never married and had no children.

Noted events in her life were:

Alt Name: The spelling of Emelie is confirmed on her mother's Death Notice

62. Dulcimer Blyth [2807] (John Alexander33, David Henderson7, John Balfour1).

63. Corinne Blyth [1729] (John Alexander33, David Henderson7, John Balfour1)

64. Ermine Blyth [1972] (John Alexander33, David Henderson7, John Balfour1).

65. Roy Henderson Blyth [2810] (George Kinnear34, David Henderson7, John Balfour1) was born on 19 Mar 1897 in Heidelberg Transvaal, (Now Gauteng) South Africa, died on 7 Dec 1897 in Ladismith, Cape Colony, Southern Africa, and was buried in Old Church Yard Alongside The Original Otto Hager Dutch Reformed Church In Ladismith..

66. Geoffrey Kinnear Blyth [959] (George Kinnear34, David Henderson7, John Balfour1) was born on 15 Nov 1898 in Heidelburg Transvaal, South Africa. and died on 29 Nov 1965 in Ladismith, Cape Colony, Southern Africa aged 67. He never married and had no children.

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation:

67. Thelma Hermione Blyth [961] (George Kinnear34, David Henderson7, John Balfour1) was born on 2 Jan 1900 in Ladismith, Cape Colony, Southern Africa, died from 0009 to 10 Jun 1990 in Ladismith, Cape Colony, Southern Africa aged 90, and was buried on 12 Jun 1990 in Ladismith, Cape Colony, Southern Africa. She never married and had no children.

Noted events in her life were:

Historical: Marriage. Unmarried. Lived to at least 90 years old.

Occupation: She was a teacher in history and music, a superb singer, and an accomplished pianist.
She did military service with the rank of Captain in the South African Army WW2

68. Beryl Constance Blyth [967] (George Kinnear34, David Henderson7, John Balfour1) was born on 3 Jul 1902 in Heidelburg, Transvaal, South Africa. and died on 27 Jul 1990 aged 88.

Noted events in her life were:

Historical: Lived in Bedford, Eastern Cape.

Alt Death: Robert Blyth gives her date of death as 10 Aug 1990 in Bedford, Cape Province, South Africa.

Occupation: She was a teacher

Beryl married Joseph Pringle Hobson [2406] on 19 Dec 1934 in Ladismith, Cape Colony, Southern Africa. Joseph was born on 11 Sep 1902 in Pearston , Eastern Cape, South Africa and died on 19 Jan 1965 in Penderry, Bedford, Cape Province, South Africa aged 62.

Noted events in his life were:

Alt Birth: My previous entry suggested that he was more probably born in Somerset East, Cape Province, South Africa

Children from this marriage were:

+ 95 M    i. Jonathan Blyth Hobson [2824] was born on 24 Dec 1935 in Bedford Cape Province South Africa and died in Nov 2006 in Grahamstown, Albany District, Cape Colony, Southern Africa aged 70.

+ 96 F    ii. Jean Diane Hobson [2407] was born on 30 Nov 1937 in Bedford Cape Province South Africa and died in Feb 2010 in Craighall, Johannesburg aged 72.

+ 97 M    iii. Geoffrey Blyth Hobson [2825]

+ 98 F    iv. Gillian Mary Hobson [2826]

69. Heinrich Wilhelm Blyth [960] (George Kinnear34, David Henderson7, John Balfour1) was born on 9 Feb 1906 in Heidelberg Transvaal (Now Gauteng) South Africa, died on 6 Mar 1912 in Heidelberg, Transvaal (Now Gauteng) South Africa. aged 6, and was buried in Old Cemetery Heidelberg, Transvaal (Now Gauteng) South Africa..

Noted events in his life were:

Death: 6 Mar 1912, Heidelberg Transvaal South Africa. He died at age 6, and he is buried in the old cemetery in Heidelberg, Transvaal, and his father was buried next to him some two months later.

70. Dr. Alan George Blyth [950] (George Kinnear34, David Henderson7, John Balfour1) was born on 10 May 1910 in Heidelberg Transvaal South Africa, died on 20 Aug 2003 in Ladismith, Cape Province, South Africa aged 93, and was buried on 27 Aug 2003 in Ladismith, Cape Colony, Southern Africa.

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Ladismith, Cape Colony, Southern Africa.

Death: 20 Aug 2003, Ladismith, Natal Colony, Southern Africa. He fell and broke a femur and did not survive the remedial surgical operation which followed. He was the last grandson of David Henderson Blyth

Historical: He never found out if he could clain British nationality as he came (to South Africa) before Union.
He left Heidelberg when his father died in 1912. He said many years later that he was convinced that his father died from a mis-diagnosed appendix. Even so that kind of surgery in those days was pretty hefty stuff.

Education: 1926-1932, Ladismith, Cape Colony, Southern Africa.

Occupation: Ladismith, Kwazulu/Natal, Southern Africa.

Occupation: 1987-1993. As a consequence of the advent of WW2, he never left the Ladismith hospital and eventually retired from general practice in 1987, and from the superintendance of the hospital in 1993. The Ladismith Hospital "brought into being" by his uncle in 1914, was re-named the Alan Blyth Hospital when he retired. He remained fit until 2 months before his death, aged 93, when he fractured a femur in a stupid fall that should never have happened.

Alan married Enid Louise Featherstone [968], daughter of Robert Featherstone [3432] and Jacoba Smit [3433], on 12 Oct 1935 in All Saints Church Somerset East, Cape Colony, Southern Africa. Enid was born on 4 Aug 1910 in Pearston Or (More Probably) Somerset East, South Africa, died on 10 Feb 1968 in Ladismith, Cape Colony, Southern Africa aged 57, and was buried on 13 Feb 1968 in Ladismith, Cape Colony, Southern Africa.

Noted events in her life were:

Historical: She spent her earlier years on Walsingham Farm west of Pearston It is on the north side of the Graaff-Reinet to Pearston road, north of Cranemere (the Palmer farm made famouse by Eve Palmer's "Plains of Camdeboo" She and her siblings knew Eve Palmer. She later moved to Middlevale Farm near Middleton to the south of Cookhouse.

Family: She had 2 brothers and 3 sisters. her eldest brother Robert was gassed in WW1 and died about 1922.

Occupation: She trained as a nurse in Cape Town and was very accomplished in many things, in particular, handicrafts. We only discovered after she died that she did a great deal for the lesser privileged.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 99 M    i. Robert George Kinnear Blyth [969]

+ 100 M    ii. Dr. David Featherstone Blyth [2308]

Alan next married Catherina Elizabeth Murray [3434], daughter of George Murray [3459] and Unknown, in Mar 1969 in Cape Town South Africa. Catherina was born on 16 Jan 1908 in Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) and died on 30 Sep 2001 in Ladismith, Cape Colony, Southern Africa aged 93.

Noted events in her life were:

Family: She was a grand daughter of Andrew Murray (the younger) There is a book on the MURRAY clan descended from the elder Andrew MURRAY who came to South Africa in 1822 on HMS Arethusa.

Alt Birth: Alternately she was born on 19 Jan 1908

71. Unknown Name Blyth [2816] (William Low36, David Henderson7, John Balfour1).

Noted events in his life were:

Death: of Diptheria along with a brother and his mother, and the surviving brother George Clarence Blyth, was adopted by his uncle John Alexander Blyth.

Unknown Children: There were TWO children born whose full names are not recorded nor their fate.

72. George Clarence Blyth [972] (William Low36, David Henderson7, John Balfour1) was born on 20 May 189713 and was christened on 10 Oct 1897 in Fraserburg South Africa.13 Another name for George was George Clarice Blythe.13

Noted events in his life were:

Historical: Adoption. His mother, sister and and brother died of diptheria and at the request of his father he was

adopted by his uncle, John Alexander Blyth

Military Service: Royal Flying Corps during WW1, 1914 to1918 and there is a photo of him dated 13 Jun 1918.

Alt Birth: Robert Blyth report his birth date as Abt 1895

George married Betsy Thorland [980].

Children from this marriage were:

+ 101 F    i. Ann Blyth [982]

+ 102 M    ii. John Balfour Blyth [713] 1 was born about 1807 in Cupar, Fife, Scotland,1 died on 20 Jan 1891 aged about 84, and was buried on 27 Jan 1891 in New Howff Cemetery, Dundee, Plot 1268A.

73. David Blyth [2410] (Norman Mcleod40, David Henderson7, John Balfour1) was buried in Beaufort West ?.

Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Burial: The Municipal graveyard records give a location for D. Blyth in Block A RY197 next to J.A.Blyth A198, in the Bird St. Cemetery, Beaufort West.

David married someone.

74. Enid Blyth [2412] (Norman Mcleod40, David Henderson7, John Balfour1).

75. Eric Alexander Blyth [2411] (Norman Mcleod40, David Henderson7, John Balfour1) was born on 12 Sep 1905 in Heidelberg Transvaal South Africa and died on 19 Jan 1972 in Pretoria Transvaal, South Africa aged 66.

Eric married Hildegarde Lydia Unknown [3768].

Children from this marriage were:

+ 103 M    i. Norman Alexander George Blyth [3769]

+ 104 F    ii. Hermine Elizabeth Violet Blyth [3770]

+ 105 F    iii. Valerie Blyth [3771]

+ 106 M    iv. Eric Pieter Blyth [3772]

76. Vera Constance Brown [2400] (Jane Jessie ( Jeanne) Blyth41, David Henderson7, John Balfour1) was born on 4 Sep 1904 in New Primrose, Germiston, South Africa and died on 30 Jan 1994 in Cape Town aged 89.

Vera married Arthur Clemes [2401], son of Unknown and Unknown, on 12 Jan 1935 in Springs, Gauteng South Africa. Arthur was born on 18 Mar 1903 in Western Supermare, Somerset, England and died on 4 Dec 1954 in Johannesburg South Africa aged 51. Another name for Arthur was Pip Clemes.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Family: Queenie was one of the bridesmaids (Later established that Queenie was her sister Jean Catherine Amelia Brown)

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: He was a metallurgist. His farther Henry Clemes was a consultant.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 107 M    i. Dennis Clemes [2402] was born on 9 Nov 1935 in Johanesburg South Africa.

+ 108 M    ii. Unknown Clemes [2829]

77. Leslie Charles Brown [2403] (Jane Jessie ( Jeanne) Blyth41, David Henderson7, John Balfour1) was born on 3 Oct 1907 in Germiston Transvaal South Africa and died on 31 Aug 1997 in Nelspruit Pumalanga South Africa aged 89.

Leslie married Ann Josephine McDonnell [2404] about 1932. Ann was born on 25 Aug 1907 and died on 16 Mar 1992 in Gonubie (East London, South Africa?) aged 84. They had no children.

78. Jeannie Catherine Amelia (Queenie) Brown [2405] (Jane Jessie ( Jeanne) Blyth41, David Henderson7, John Balfour1) was born in Dec 1913 in Germiston Transvaal South Africa and died about 1938 aged about 25. Another name for Jeannie was Queenie Brown.

Noted events in her life were:

Suicidal Death:

Alt Death: After her father died, as I was always told, that she died of heartbreak when her father died. (This was in 1938 giving an approximate date for her death)

Alt Death: Robert Blyth gives 1942 as her date of death.

79. Alison Doreen Blyth [2414] (David Henderson Weeber42, David Henderson7, John Balfour1) was born on 3 May 1912 and died on 13 Jun 1997 in Bawley Point, New South Wales, Australia aged 85. Another name for Alison was Doreen Alison Blyth.

Alison married Vernon Home Truter [2415], son of Christian James Rupert Truter [2830] and Blanche Mildred Home [2831], about 1939 in Cape Town South Africa. Vernon was born about Nov 1905 in Ceres and died on 26 Feb 1961 in Bedford or Craddock Cape Province South Africa. aged about 55.

Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Accountant

Cause of Death: Haemmorage - rupture of left ventricle, collapse of both lungs,crush fracture of anterior chest wall. Apparently hit by another vehicle whilst changing a tyre.

Death: Death Notice MOG 1/1/586 Ref 463/61 confirmed by Chris Apr 04

Children from this marriage were:

+ 109 F    i. Jeanette Lucille Blanche Truter [2416]

+ 110 M    ii. Michael David John Truter [2417]

80. Naomi (Bunty) Blyth [2819] (David Henderson Weeber42, David Henderson7, John Balfour1) was born on 3 Jun 1914 in Sea Point, Cape Town, Cape Colony, Southern Africa, died on 11 Nov 1945 in Sprinkell Sanatorium, North Rand, Johannesburg South Africa aged 31, and was buried on 13 Nov 1945 in Grave Ecm 1351 West Park Cemetry, Northcliff, Johannesburg. Another name for Naomi was Bunty Blyth.

Noted events in her life were:

Cause of Death: Pulmonary Tuberculosis & Intestinal Tuberculosis

Naomi married Frank Tryal Beavan [2832], son of Frank Englefield Beavan [2833] and Ellen Mary Green [2834], on 30 May 1939 in Sea Point, Cape Town, Cape Colony, Southern Africa. Frank was born about Mar 1911 in Salisbury (Now Harare) and died on 14 Jul 1965 in 66 Stanhope Mansions Plein St. Johannesburg. aged about 54.

Noted events in their marriage were:

Alt Marriage: An alternative place of marriage is Methodist Church, Oxford St. East London, South Africa.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 111 M    i. Roy Tryal Beavan [2835]

81. Dierdre Wendy Daybell Blyth [2823] (David Henderson Weeber42, David Henderson7, John Balfour1) was born on 29 Dec 1921 in Cape Town South Africa, was christened on 12 Feb 1922 in St. James's Church, Sea Point, Cape Town South Africa, and died on 22 Jul 2006 in Kenilworth, Cape Town, South Africa aged 84.

Noted events in her life were:

Military Service: SAWAAF during WW2, Attested in Cape Town on 8 May 1942, Force No. F267755, Stationed at Roberts Heights, Pretoria, Discharged at 11 Air Depot, Brooklyn, on 23 Aug 1943 as medically unfit for duties in the WAAF.Awarded 1939-45 War and Africa Service Medals.

Occupation: Shorthand Typist mainly for various legal firms. (See records of individual service).

Death: Her son Chris reported that his mother,Diedre died in Kennilworth, Cape Town, and her body was donated to Science.

Dierdre married Cecil Pattison [2836], son of Albert Medd Pattison [2837] and Lydia Myra Harding [2838], on 8 Feb 1950 in St James Church, Sea Point, Cape Town, Cape Colony, Southern Africa. Cecil was born on 29 Mar 1918 in Gateshead Durham, Northumberland England and died on 5 Nov 1952 in Somerset Hospital Cape Town aged 34. Another name for Cecil was Pat Pattison.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 112 M    i. Christopher Alan "Chris" Pattison [2839]


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