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Re: Kathleen Meyler from Taunton to Natal
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 12 January 14 22:23 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much for this. The picture is a lot clearer. I couldn't find out where Hugh was in Natal. Searching the Natal marriage records however I found out that Kathleen got married in Natal and on the marriage certificate Hugh gave her away! Her other brother Edward was a vicar up in Jo'burg.

Would you have any idea how to find out what horticultural college she went to when she was in Taunton?

Many thanks

Gordon

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Re: Kathleen Meyler from Taunton to Natal
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 12 August 17 12:22 BST (UK) »
This is very exciting thank you. Since reviewing the threads, I have found out that prior to departing to South Africa in 1907, she was at St Catherine's Girls School, Bramley, Guildford. Then went to  Swanley Horticultural College. Before departing to see her brother in Utrecht, Hugh.

There's an excellent archive at the girls school and it shows that she regularly wrote back. Last address for her was Laagersfarm, Noodsberg, Natal.

Correspondence to the school indicated she lost all her possessions in a fire in Ladysmith, then has an address listed in Greytown, the birth of her first daughter and the address on the farm.

She married Courtney John Dickens. Searches have not come up with anything. Where to next?

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Re: Kathleen Meyler from Taunton to Natal
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 13 August 17 09:56 BST (UK) »
Here is the marriage certificate of Kathleen and Courtney https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-997F-C8MB?i=2919&cc=2063749
Austin, Ayling, Alborough, Bescoby, Cheal, Groom,Rathbone,Tarboton,Lyell and Smith.

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Re: Kathleen Meyler from Taunton to Natal
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 13 August 17 10:09 BST (UK) »
Here Courtney applies to shoot buck on his farm  MAGISTRATE, NEW HANOVER. CJ DICKENS OF LAAGER FARM, NOODSBERG, APPLIES FOR A PERMIT TO SHOOT TWO REEDBUCK ON THE FARM LAAGER FARM. Would this be her? DEPOT NAB SOURCE MSCE  TYPE LEER  SYSTEM    01                                                                   
REFERENCE 703/1962 PART 1 DESCRIPTION DICKENS, KATHLEEN MAETTE. BORN IN CAPE TOWN. PRSP (1) WILLIAM MONTAGUE DICKENS. ESTATE NO. 702/1962. PRSP (2) PETER HAROLD          SAUNDERS. (NO TRACE). DECEASED ESTATE. STARTING  19620000  ENDING    19640000. 
Austin, Ayling, Alborough, Bescoby, Cheal, Groom,Rathbone,Tarboton,Lyell and Smith.

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Re: Kathleen Meyler from Taunton to Natal
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 13 August 17 10:32 BST (UK) »
From the Natal Witness OBITUARY

MISS IRIS KUNZ

It is with deep regret we announce the death of Iris Doreen KUNZ, only child of Jack and Dora KUNZ, of Glenside, Noodsberg, who died at Summerville Hotel, December 2nd. She was a bright and lovable child, and much sympathy has been expressed by numerous friends by wire and letters. Many lovely wreaths were sent, especially one of Iris' emblem of her name. Among the senders were:- Mother and Daddy, Mrs DEMPSEY, Mr and Mrs J.D. DEMPSEY, Boarders of Summerville Hotel, Mrs DICKENS, Mr and Mrs CJ DICKENS, Misses DICKENS, Mr and Mrs DUFF and REDVERS, Rev. PELLISSER, Mr and Mrs STARKEY, Mrs HOOPER, Mr and Mrs BEACHEY, Mrs BEWS and Winnie, Nurse WADSWORTH, and Johanna.
Austin, Ayling, Alborough, Bescoby, Cheal, Groom,Rathbone,Tarboton,Lyell and Smith.

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Re: Kathleen Meyler from Taunton to Natal
« Reply #14 on: Sunday 13 August 17 23:04 BST (UK) »
Thank you pampoen for the marriage certificate. Yes I have that, as well as the certificate for her daughter Barbara. Interesting on the former's marriage certificate that one of the witnesses was her brother Hugh Meyler.

Thanks for the application to shoot the buck and the death notice. That is indeed Kathleen's husband, Courtney.

Any idea where I can find out where Courtney Dickens came from in RSA?

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Re: Kathleen Meyler from Taunton to Natal
« Reply #15 on: Monday 14 August 17 00:38 BST (UK) »
I found this on Facebook. Perhaps if you contact her she may be able to help. https://www.facebook.com/courtney.b.dickens
Austin, Ayling, Alborough, Bescoby, Cheal, Groom,Rathbone,Tarboton,Lyell and Smith.

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Re: Kathleen Meyler from Taunton to Natal
« Reply #17 on: Monday 14 August 17 10:33 BST (UK) »
Here is a list of Dickens who died in South Africa. To view the records one needs a subscription. https://www.identitynumber.org/death-notices-results.php?surname=DICKENS
Austin, Ayling, Alborough, Bescoby, Cheal, Groom,Rathbone,Tarboton,Lyell and Smith.