Johann Sebastiaan born: 1747/08/03 Seehaus, Leonberg died: 1817/10/02 Cape Town lived: ±70 years
Born on the farm Seehaus 5 km from Leonberg,12 km from Stuttgart, arrived at the Cape on the ship Rosendaal (or possibly the 'Groonshagen') 1774. In the service of the Dutch East India Company and later became a baker. Resided in a house on Berg Street known as the Church of England House.
Wine merchant. Director of Tramway Co. Lived at Sea Point and known as man-about-town. Inherited his mothers home 'Mimosas'. Bought land on western corner of Sea Point bulge, where the Aquarium now stands. Kept a boat in Bosenberg bay manned by Malay crew. Known as 'Governor of Sea Point'. Mentioned in the book ‘Under the Lion’s Head’ by M Murray. Also in the same book, his mother Alida.
Bank Manager, Ambassador, Justice of the Peace at Robertson. Appointed by the Right Honourable Sir H G R Robinson Governor of the Cape, date 12th Feb 1885.
Sent as ambassador to London with an official document from the Earl of Salisbury, also to travel on the continent. Date 15th July 1885. Died in his home 'Arnhem' 8 Hofmeyr Street Cape Town.
4.8.9.Mathilda Charlotte Marriott born: 1875/01/13 ID: A589
Pieter Gerhard Van Breda married: 1896
4.8.10.Henrietta Alberta Fredrica born: 1876/10/04 ID: A58A
William Burton married: 1901
4.8.11.Cecil Henry St Clair born: 1879/04/25 died: 1880/07/21 lived: ±1 years ID: A58B
4.8.12.Albert Henry born: 1881/07/07 died: 1944/06/30 Cape Town lived: ±63 years
Died at Kenthurst, Banksia Rd. Rosebank . Attended school SACKS College Cape Town. A soldier in the Cape Town Highlanders, Anglo-Boer war. He played the bagpipes, and the Violin. He ran the Municipal Wash House in Hanover Street, district 6 Cape Town.
He and his wife were renowned for their kindness as they befriended many young people in all sorts of trouble and cared for them in their home.
Admitted Law Agent, Auctioneer, Liquidator of Estates. This Free State family suffered as a result of the British concentration camp policy in the Anglo-Boer war of 1900. His wife and the four youngest of their seven children died in the camp. Johann was in the Boer forces and when the war was over claimed compensation for the loss of his farm and livestock. He died not long after.
Margaretha Elizabeth Cloete born: 1872 died: 1901 lived: ±29 years
Had the trauma of signing all the children's death notices.