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Margaret Houliston

Female 1863 - 1936  (73 years)


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  • Name Margaret Houliston 
    Born 31 July 1863  Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 2 October 1936  Natal, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Weenen, Natal, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Born 31 Jul 1863 1pm


      Notes from Donald Houliston:
      Principal Riebeek College, Uitenhage till 1906 {refer advert with details of staff members below} Principal Victoria Grove High, Riversdale (later Langenhoven High School) till 1909 At one time she was a teacher or principal at a school in Robertson

      Refer Newspaper clipping - Johannesburg Star January 1926 - MRS. SHENNAN'S TOUR
      Honorary organiser of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union of the Cape Province
      (appointed 1923)
      Provincial Superintendant (Cape) of Moyal Hygiene
      was principal of the Girls' High School, Somerset East
      and then at Riebeek College, Uitenhage

      lived once at "Hertford", 747 Musgrave Road, Durban, Natal, South Africa

      Birth record of MARGARET HOULISTON in 1863 in KIRKCUDBRIGHT GRO ref 871/ 0071

      Houliston, Margaret birth 31/07/1863 in Kirkcudbright Scotland GRO Ref. 871/0071 parents David & Elizabeth Taylor

      MARGARET HOULISTON
      Female
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      Event(s):
      Birth: 31 JUL 1863 Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright, Scotland
      Christening:
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      Parents:
      Father: DAVID HOULISTON Family
      Mother: ELIZABETH TAYLOR
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      Messages:
      Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.
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      Source Information:
      Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
      C118711 1855 - 1875 6035516 REGISTER Film NONE
      Sheet: 00

      Scotland census 2nd April 1871
      GROS Reference 871/00 005/000 2
      Page 2
      Royal Burgh of Kirkcudbright
      No. of Schedule 5
      Road, Street 4 Castle St.
      Name and Surname of each Person Relation to Head of Family Condition
      Age (Male/Female) Rank, Profession or Occupation Where Born
      Whether Deaf and Dumb, Blind, Imbecile or Idiot, Lunatic
      No. of children between 5 and 13 attending school or being educated at Home
      Rooms with one or more windows
      David Houliston Head Mar 45 Councillor, Bootmaker, employing 5 men + 1 boy
      Berwickshire, Coldingham 2 [children] 7[rooms with windows]
      Elizabeth Do. Wife Mar 43 do. Westruther
      Elizabeth Do. Daur Unm 21 do. Dunse
      Alexander Do. Son Unm 19 Bootmaker Kirkcudbrightshire, Kirkcudbright
      David G. Do. do. Unm 16 Clerk do. do.
      George Do. do. 10 Scholar do. do.
      Margaret Do. Daur 7 Do. do.do

      Governess to MacDonald family in Aberlady, Haddington, Scotland (1881 census):
      Dwelling: Craigielaw House
      Census Place: Aberlady, Haddington, Scotland
      Source: FHL Film 0224025 GRO Ref Volume 702 EnumDist 2 Page 1
      Marr Age Sex Birthplace
      William S. MACDONALD M 58 M Little Dunkeld, Perth, Scotland
      Rel: Head
      Occ: Factor
      ...
      Margaret HOULISTON U 17 F Kirkcudbright, Scotland
      Rel: Serv
      Occ: Governess

      www.ancestry24.co.za
      St Pauls Baptisms Rondebosch
      Given Surname: Bryant
      Child First Names: Maud Louisa
      Baptism Date: 06 Aug 1904
      Declared Date Of Birth: 13 Jul 1904
      Fathers Christian Name: Alfred Augusta
      Mothers Christian Name: Sarah Dorset
      Mothers Surname: Bryant
      Abode: Rondebosch
      Quality Trade Or Profession: Bank Official
      Sponsor 1 First Name: Louise
      Sponsor 1 Surname: Corbett
      Sponsor 2 First Name: Margaret
      Sponsor 2 Surname: Houliston
      Sponsor 3 First Name: George T
      Sponsor 3 Surname: Amphlett
      By Whom The Ceremony Was Performed: AJ Rendle
      Notes: Margaret Houliston by proxy
      Page Number: 116
      Entry Number: 5012
      Church Name: St Pauls Rondebosch

      DEPOT SAB SOURCE URU TYPE LEER VOLUME_NO 443 SYSTEM 01 REFERENCE 919 PART 1 DESCRIPTION PASSING OF MORTGAGE BOND IN FAVOUR OF MARGARET SHENNAN OVER SUB-DIVISION 8 OF LOT A OF BLOCK 13, SETTLEMENT OF WEENEN. STARTING 1920 ENDING 1920

      DEPOT SAB SOURCE LDE-N TYPE LEER VOLUME_NO 51 SYSTEM 01 REFERENCE 489 PART 1 DESCRIPTION LOT 14 WEENEN TOWNLANDS AH BALL. STARTING 1912 ENDING 1931 REMARKS M SHENNAN. WM NEL.

      DEPOT NAB SOURCE MSCE TYPE LEER VOLUME_NO 0 SYSTEM 01 REFERENCE 24645/1936 PART 1 DESCRIPTION SHENNAN, MARGARET. (BORN HOULISTON). STARTING 1936 ENDING 1953 REMARKS SEE MSCE 4 191.

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      http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/south-africa-eastern-cape/2005-12/1135890828
      From: "Becky Horne"
      Subject: Uitenhage: Advertisment: Riebeek College
      Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 23:15:08 +0200

      Hi Folks

      Here are some early Uitenhage advertisements that was placed in the
      town's local newspaper.

      I will only be concentrating on advertisements that might link you to an
      ancestor. This might also help you to pinpoint a town where further
      links could be sourced. Should you be fortunate with an advertisement,
      remember to highlight it. Maybe I will be able to provide you with
      further links.

      Hope you find something of interest.

      Compliments of the Season
      Becky

      Riebeek College
      Girls' High School, Uitenhage.
      Committee of Management:
      Rev. D. J. PIENAAR, B.A., Chairman.
      Rev. William ANGUS, Hon. Secretary.
      L. J. VAN VUUREN, Esq., Treasurer.
      Hon. J. F. DOLLEY.
      T. W. MILLS, Esq., M.L.A.
      R. H. LUNDIE, Esq.
      A. P. DE V1LLIERS, Esq.
      Rev. J. W. HOUSEHAM.

      Teaching Staff.
      Miss HOULISTON, Lady Principal.
      Miss KUPFER-BURGER, Vice-Principal.
      Miss KETCHEN.M.A.
      Miss PARRY (Inter. B.A.)
      Miss MILNE, P.C.
      Miss NICOL (Pt. L.L.A)
      Miss JORDAN (Pt. L.L.A.)
      Miss I. M. MOLLINGS
      Miss DOWELL.
      Miss R. SMITH.
      Miss JOUBERT.

      Teaching Staff.
      KINDERGARTEN,
      Miss MORRISON, PC
      Miss DE WET (Kindergarten Cert.)
      MUSIC DEPARTMENT
      Mrs. NOBLE, L.R.A..M.
      Miss L. GUNNING, Violin.
      Miss O. PANNELL, Piano.
      Miss E. HOLLINGS, Piano.

      ART MISTRESS,
      Miss DORMAN.

      Course of Study.
      GENERAL SUBJECTS.
      In the Upper Classes, the standard of work ranges from the requirements
      of "School Elementary"
      Examination to those of the Matriculation of the Cape Colony.
      In the Preparatory Classes, attention and care are specially paid to
      detail so as to ensure
      a good foundation for a higher education.

      Kindergarten
      The College and the Boarding Department are situated in the finest and
      healthiest part
      of Uitenhage, and every facility is offered for a first-class education.
      For terms application may be made to the Lady Principal or to the Hon.
      Secretary.
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      http://www.theherald.co.za/femme/2002/05/15/nostalgia.htm
      125 years to celebrate at Riebeek this week
      Merle van Onselen Phipps, co-ordinator of Ribeek's Jubilee programme. Picture: Salvelio Meyer
      By LOUISE LIEBENBERG

      PUPILS, staff, old girls and guests will unite to trade memories and relive the motto, Ora et Labora, when Riebeek College in Uitenhage celebrates its 125th anniversary this Friday and Saturday.

      According to Merle van Onselen Phipps, who has headed the Old Girls’ Association for the past 12 years, the motto captures the essence of what a Riebeek Old Girl is all about – “work and pray”.

      Driven by this motto, industrious Merle has spent the last five years preparing for the jubilee – rather reminding one of the little bee which appears on the Riebeek College badge.

      Founded in 1877, the historical girls’ high school will mark its 125th year under the leadership of 13th female principal, Laura Bekker, who joined the school in May last year.

      “The classes of 1942, 1952, 1962, 1972, 1977 and 1992 will all have their reunions as part of our jubilee celebration on Friday and Saturday,” says Merle, who matriculated in 1971 and whose own daughter, Nola, is also a Riebeek old girl from 1992.

      “All past pupils of Riebeek College, whether part of a reunion group or not, may join us this Friday for tea on the rose terrace, and a special founders day assembly in the school hall.

      “Our guest speaker this year will be Janet Carew Lytwynchuk, headgirl in 1977, which was the year the school turned 100.”

      Now living in Peterborough in the UK and secretary to the chief executive director of Virgin Air, Janet is just one of countless old girls who’ve gone on to excel in their own special way, says Merle.

      “Among the past pupils who really have made their mark are Nicola Chapman, who used to play ‘Lily’ in Egoli. Currently working in the UK, Nicola will unfortunately not be able to attend our jubilee.

      “However, we are thrilled that past pupil Val Donald- Bell, the highly accomplished actress who plays ‘Madam’ in Madam & Eve (the original cartoon of which appears in the Herald daily), will be visiting us.

      “Another very special past pupil who will attend our founders day programme is London bus accident victim Cathy Simpson, our headgirl in 1990, who is making a remarkable recovery thanks to the fantastic support of her parents and friends.”

      Prominent old girls from more recent years include Miss Port Elizabeth 1998, Britta van der Hoek, who was deputy headgirl at the school in the same year, as well as Britta’s headgirl, Kerry-Lynn Thomson, the East Cape Weekend Matric of the Year winner for 1998.

      “Brainy Kerry-Lynn, now studying computers at the PE Technikon, is the third generation of her family to have attended Riebeek. Both her mum, Sandra Stevens Thomson, and her gran, Ivy Blewitt, matriculated here.”

      Sadly, one of Riebeek’s foremost daughters, whom many had hoped would be present for the school’s jubilee, passed away just over six months ago at the age of 91.

      “Remembered for her zest for life even as a schoolgirl, Professor Charlotte Pietersen Searle was a legendary figure in the field of nursing, both in this country and overseas,” recalls Merle.

      “We consider ourselves fortunate, however, that she was able to revisit our college several times in recent years, once as a guest speaker at our founders day in 1989, and again at the end of 2000, when she addressed our annual speech night. She also spoke at our speech night in 1969.

      “Prof Searle, who was given the Freedom of Riebeek College in 1989, was truly an amazing person and one who did much to ensure that nursing became academically recognised in South Africa.”

      Historian and educator Dr Jean van Onselen, a relative of Merle’s, is yet another interesting old girl, having matriculated in 1940.

      “If you look at the old school records, some family names just keep cropping up. Van Onselen seems to be one of them!” chuckles Merle.

      A past headmistress of College Hill Preparatory School in Uitenhage, Dr Van Onselen, who also lectured at UPE, has over the years turned her hand to researching much of Uitenhage – and Riebeek’s – history.

      As part of the 125th anniversary of the school, Merle and Dr Van Onselen are working on a book documenting its history.

      “The book will be published early in the new year. To raise funds for this historic publication, a scroll bearing the names of contributors will be placed in a prominent place at the college. For a donation of R125 your name will be printed on the scroll, buying you a little immortality, as it were.”

      According to Merle anyone – not just old girls – may contribute to the project.

      The school’s founders day programme will also include a three-course jubilee banquet for ticket holders on Friday, a steak evening for parents and an entrepreneurs’ market run by present pupils on Saturday.

      Memorabilia such as braai and kitchen aprons, year planners and bottles of wine sporting commemorative Riebeek labels will also be on sale during the weekend.

      For more information about any of the events planned, contact Merle on (041) 9925-304 (after hours), or the school on (041) 9922-442.
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    Person ID I33  Houliston Family Tree
    Last Modified 31 July 2006 

    Father David Houliston,   b. 16 October 1825, Coldingham, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 July 1885, Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth (Betsy) Taylor,   b. 1 August 1824, Westruther, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 October 1887, Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 28 June 1848  Dunse, Berwickshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Dunse film:
      page 143
      Marriages
      1848 June 28
      David Howliston Shoemaker Dunse and Elisabeth
      Taylor daughter of Andrew Taylor farmer Ricklawhead
      were married the 28th June 1848 by the Revd Mr
      Ritchie Dunse before William Howliston and James
      Henderson Witnesses

      Marriage record of HOULISTON, DAVID to ELISABETH TAYLOR/FR377 in 1848 in LANGTON GRO ref 747/00 0002

      Langton film :
      David Houliston of the Parish of Dunse and
      Elisabeth Taylor of this Parish were married
      30th June 1848 by --- [ empty space] ----

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      ELISABETH TAYLOR
      Female Family
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      Spouse: DAVID HOULISTON Family
      Marriage: 30 JUN 1848 Langton, Berwick, Scotland
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      Messages:
      Extracted marriage record for locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the marriage date.
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      Source Information:
      Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:
      M117474 1820 - 1854 1067901 Film 6901552 Film
      Sheet: 00
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      ELISABETH TAYLOR
      Female Family
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      Birth:
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      Marriages:
      Spouse: DAVID HOWLISTON Family
      Marriage: 28 JUN 1848 Duns, Berwick, Scotland
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      Messages:
      Form submitted by a member of the LDS Church. The form lists the submitter's name and address and may include source information. The address may be outdated. Details vary. To find the form, you must know the batch and sheet number.
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      Source Information:
      Batch Number: 8715632
      Sheet: 04
      Source Call No.: 1396356 Type: Film
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    Family ID F18  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse John Ker Shennan,   b. 29 January 1860, Rerrick, Kirkcudbright, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 June 1919, Farningham, Hidcote, Natal, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Family ID F34  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    David Houliston, Elizabeth Taylor and Children (about 1880)
    David Houliston, Elizabeth Taylor and Children (about 1880)
    In handwriting on the back:
    David & Elizabeth Houliston and family
    Margaret, David Goodall, Elizabeth and George

    Printed on back (in large logo):
    J. & J. DENNISTON
    PHOTOGRAPHERS
    CASTLE STREET
    KIRKCUDBRIGHT

    Documents
    1871 census of David Houliston and family in Kirkcudbright
    1871 census of David Houliston and family in Kirkcudbright
    1881 census of Margaret Houliston
    1881 census of Margaret Houliston

    Headstones
    Houliston Tombstone in St Cuthbert's Churchyard, Kirkcudbright.
    Houliston Tombstone in St Cuthbert's Churchyard, Kirkcudbright.
    Gravestone 354, St Cuthbert's Churchyard, Kirkcudbright.
    In memory of
    David Houliston who died at
    Kirkcudbright 17th July 1885 aged 59 years.
    Janet Waddel, his daughter, who died
    31st December 1859, aged 2 years.
    Elizabeth Taylor, his wife, who died
    7th October 1887, aged 63 years.
    Elizabeth, his daughter, wife of
    John Angus, who died 5th July 1905.
    Alexander, eldest son, laid to rest in
    Canton, U.S.A. 16th May 1916.
    George, youngest son, laid to rest at
    Northwich 3rd September 1920.
    David Goodall, second son, died
    at Cape-town 7th August 1925.
    Margaret, his daughter, wife
    of J.K. Shennan, died 2nd October 1936
    aged 73 years,
    Buried at Weenan, Natal


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