Author Topic: C. W. DE Villiers. 813 Attorney General, Pretoria. 1913.  (Read 319 times)

Offline John Bell

  • RootsChat Senior
  • ****
  • Posts: 411
  • I've not edited my PROFILE yet
    • View Profile
C. W. DE Villiers. 813 Attorney General, Pretoria. 1913.
« on: Saturday 02 December 17 00:48 GMT (UK) »
C.W.DeVilliers, 1913. Who was he?

I have attached an advertisement that was placed in a New Zealand newspaper in 1913 looking for a lost friend by the name of Louis Valentine De Villiers.
Could anyone enlighten me as to who exactly C.W. De Villiers was in 1913 or what his connection to the Attorney General's office in Pretoria might have been. Friend/relative?
I am trying to trace any information on Louis Valentine DeVilliers in South Africa or any other country for that matter, other than in New Zealand prior to 1913.

The advertisement is as follows;

1913. Missing Friends.
Wanted - Should this meet the eye of Louis Valentine De Villiers (Hon. Val), of Wynberg, South Africa, or anyone knowing his whereabouts. Left London about seven years ago for Australia. Information as to his whereabouts will be gratefully received. About 30 years of age, height 5'11", dark complexion, speaks several languages fluently.
(Contact). C.W.De Villiers. 813 Attorney General, Pretoria, South Africa.
(Advert placed in a Christchurch NZ newspaper 1913).
BELL :Coatbridge, Sct & West Aust
WALLIS :Lamberhurst, Ticehurst, Frant. Ssx & West Aust
SENYARD :London.
VEAZEY :London
PARMENTER :Acton Suffolk & London & West Aust

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Online ciderdrinker

  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • *******
  • Posts: 3,101
  • Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: C. W. DE Villiers. 813 Attorney General, Pretoria. 1913.
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 02 December 17 12:29 GMT (UK) »
Hi
He is the relative looking for Louis Valentine De Villiers and the address is just an accommodation address for people answering the advert.
It's like a box number.
There is a Charles Valentine De Villers Selwyn NZ 1911 electoral registers who may be a relative too.
I see Louis married in 1916 ,does that give his father?
Could it be Dad looking for his son?

Ciderdrinker

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Online MaureeninNY

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,267
    • View Profile
Re: C. W. DE Villiers. 813 Attorney General, Pretoria. 1913.
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 02 December 17 12:45 GMT (UK) »
 :-\ :-\ Not at all sure:
Name:   Charles William De Villiers
Event Type:   Birth
Birth Date:   1876
Birth Place:   Prince Albert

Father:   J N P De Villiers
Mother:   De Villiers
Occupation:   Advocate, Attorney General of the Transvaal

Maureen

Offline John Bell

  • RootsChat Senior
  • ****
  • Posts: 411
  • I've not edited my PROFILE yet
    • View Profile
Re: C. W. DE Villiers. 813 Attorney General, Pretoria. 1913.
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 02 December 17 23:41 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ciderdrinker and Maureen,

Thank you both for your replies and interest.

The Charles De Villiers you mention in the 1911 Electoral Roll could in fact be Louis Valentine De Villiers. I have not been able to find other records of Charles De Villiers and in a later 1911 Supplementary Electoral Roll Louis Valentine De Villiers is recorded in a similar area.
Unfortunately, his Marriage Certificate does not give any details of his parents.

A later notice in the Newspaper (NZ) Reads As Follows;

1916. 12 July. Marriage.
De Villiers-Jeffery, on May 31, at St John's Church, Rangiora, by Chaplin-Colonel F.P Fendall,
Evelyn, only daughter of S.J Jeffery, Southbrook, to
Louis Valentine DeVilliers (N.Z.E.F), only son of the late Lord DeVilliers, Wynberg, South Africa.
(The Sun. 12 July 1916).
The facts about his parentage should be taken with a great dose of salt!!

Maureen,
Thank you, I think you are on to the right person here as only yesterday I found another reference to a C W De Villiers, Deputy of the Ministry of Justice in the Orange Free State, South Africa, Attorney Generals Office, Victoria, (1912).

Now all I have to do is follow up on Charles William De Villiers and see what turns up.

Best Regards,

John.



BELL :Coatbridge, Sct & West Aust
WALLIS :Lamberhurst, Ticehurst, Frant. Ssx & West Aust
SENYARD :London.
VEAZEY :London
PARMENTER :Acton Suffolk & London & West Aust

Online MaureeninNY

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,267
    • View Profile
Re: C. W. DE Villiers. 813 Attorney General, Pretoria. 1913.
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 03 December 17 15:41 GMT (UK) »