Author Topic: Location of Zand River Farm, near Bethlehem, Free State, in 1900?  (Read 952 times)

Offline Wexflyer

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Re: Location of Zand River Farm, near Bethlehem, Free State, in 1900?
« Reply #18 on: Friday 20 January 17 20:49 GMT (UK) »
Before we close on this subject, I just thought I should point out something that I think is remarkable. Bartholomew (Barty) Walsh was killed just two days before the end of the 19th century, with the Famine Queen (Victoria) still on the throne in England. Today, 117 years later, several of his nieces, including my mother, are thankfully still with us.
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Re: Location of Zand River Farm, near Bethlehem, Free State, in 1900?
« Reply #19 on: Saturday 21 January 17 06:44 GMT (UK) »


Have checked all the Boer memorials for British soldiers that have to date been transcribed and Bartholomew isn't amongst them.  But as said it is an ongoing task so if you want to you can check this site www.eggsa.org to see if he doesn't appear in the future.

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Re: Location of Zand River Farm, near Bethlehem, Free State, in 1900?
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 12 September 17 11:37 BST (UK) »
There was a farm named Zandrivier which was owned by a Mr. de Jongh in the late 1800's / early 1900's situated approximately 35kms from Bethlehem on the road to Bloemfontein.  The farm is now the site of a village called Paul Roux.
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Re: Location of Zand River Farm, near Bethlehem, Free State, in 1900?
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 19 October 17 21:50 BST (UK) »
Hi Wexflyer, the farm is by the town of Paul Roux, the town was only founded in 1909, so before then the nearest settlement to the farm was Bethlehem. The farm is linked to the sand river which is in the vicinity and must either border it or run through it.

This is a map from the demarcation board:
http://www.demarcation.org.za/index.php/downloads/statistics/free-state-5/fs192-2/9481-fs192-2011/file

I suspect that little if any of the farm remains. It looks like the town has taken over at least part if not all of it.