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From Anne Gallagher: George Thomas Arnold (Mapunga Arnold) born in Durban, South Africa and died at his farm in Southern Rhodesia (Insingisi) near Bindura.
He came over to Rhodesia via Beira and was told to go down to Durban and come up with Cecil John Rhodes and the pioneer column (which batch I am not sure – but was one of the first). He was employed to peg mines for Queen and country and assisted Baron Rezende in this quest. His wedding to Annie Bezuidenhout was the first to take place in a laager on the trek.
Affectionately known by the Africans as Mapunga Arnold. He had a white beard the colour of rice hence Mapunga meaning white. He shot two black maned lions with the two barrels of his shotgun and one or both their skins hung in Cape Town museum at one stage.
From Peter Gundry:
George Thomas Arnold and Cornelia Maria Bezuidenhout (his spinster sister-in-law) were executors for estate of his father-in-law Pieter Hendrik Schalk Bezuidenhout https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:939N-CFSY-MR?cc=1837900
He married just outside Fort Victoria in a laager and had the wedding registered at St Mary’s Cathedral in Salisbury.
Cathedral Church of St Mary and All Saints on 18 June 1896. Info is held at the Cathedral, Salisbury, Marriage Register, December 1891 – September 1908 (in National Archives) Rhodesia.
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