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The South African Loxton connection

These Loxtons were descendants of Samuel Loxton and Mary Masters of Pilton.

Samuel Loxton (of Pilton - a Yoeman) married Mary Masters in 1736.
One of their sons, Samuel Loxton, married Hannah Durnford.

Samuel and Hannah Loxton's children were:

  • Thomas married in Pilton 1807 (married Betty Parsons) they lived in Pilton and then in Frome. He died in Birmingham and she in Birkenhead.
    Thomas and Betty Loxton had 14 children between 1808 and 1829. 7 of their 8 sons emigrated to the colonies. So did 4 of the girls.

    Thomas and Betty Loxton's children were:

    • Jane born 1808 (married Joseph Dicks of Wiltshire) in 1836 in the English Church, Wynberg, Cape Province, South Africa.

    • Elenor born 1809 married Frederick Roach (widower) in the English Church at Rondebosch, Capetown in 1835. Elenor moved back to Somerset prior to 1881 possibly due to the death of her husband in 1846. She settled in Beckington near Bath.

    • Charles (the eldest son) born 1810 died at aged 83 in Essex in 1894. His second daughter Kate, married and moved to Capetown.

    • James the second son, born 1812 went to Capetown and married Fredrika Jacoba.
      They had 3 sons:
      • Charles Frederick in 1842;
      • Minchin Lutterman in 1845;
      • and George in 1852
      • and 3 daughters.
      He lived in Capetown and in Queenstown in East Cape Province.

    • George born 1813 stayed in England until 1852 and moved to Melbourne, Australia, where he set up a publishing company. Moved to Sydney in 1867. George died aged 78.

    • Hannah (third daughter) born 1814 went to S. Africa and married William Rawbone. Had five children and prior to 1871 moved to Ontario leaving one son behind. In 1881, William Rawbone, a preacher and aged 77, went to Capetown and returned to Canada via Somerset. Hannah died in Deerpark Ontario in 1889.

    • Thomas born 1816. Went to Capetown lived there for some years then went to Sydney in 1841. Went to Maitland (mid New South Wales) married Lucinda Jane Forster in 1845. Thomas died in 1882.

    • Samuel (the next son) born in 1817. went to S. Africa and was one of the earliest pioneers in the Queenstown district at the eastern end of Cape Province. By 1846 he was established in the Whittlesea area 20 miles from Queenstown. He was a Field Captain leading a body of Hottentots in the Provisional Levies in the 7th kaffir War. In 1850 was appointed Superintendant of a military force for service in 8th Kaffir War. Married twice. First wife was Sarah ? (Much more on this Samuel a very important fellow). Died 1899. He has a great great grand daughter Cynthia Pohlman living in East London (or did have when the article was written)

    • Jesse Loxton (child no. 9) born 1819. Arrived in Capetown before 1840 married Eliza Lutterman. Another interesting fellow, known as Dr Jesse Loxton in "Driehonderd Jaar Nasiebou-Stamoeurs van die Afrikanervolk" published in Stellenbosch in 1959. They had 2 children Frederick William Charles and Algernon Edgar.
      • Frederick William Charles married a Bastar woman and in 1976 a Johannesburg Sunday Paper ran an article on the coloured Loxtons who were a thriving and wealthy farming community.
      • Algernon Edgar married 3 times had 20 children and 52 grandchildren!. He founded the town of Loxton about 30 miles east of Victoria West. Then moved to Capetown and made a fortune in the meat trade. Milton Manor, his home, became the Hotel Elizabeth in 1928.

    Betty then produced

    • Anne who was born in 1820 and
    • then twins Martha and Mary in 1824.
    • then along came Jasper born in 1825 who became a Government Surveyor operating in the Transvaal and the Orange Free State,
    • finally, along came Henry in 1829. He was at his sister Jane's wedding in Capetown in 1836 and in Natal in 1846.

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Updated: 22 Oct 2007 - major changes