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This site is the result of several years of research into the known history of the following families with ties to South Africa, all of whom arrived in this country     from 1900 onwards:

STANNARD: originally from Long Stratton, Norfolk, who arrived in South Africa via Victoria, Australia when Robert James STANNARD and his wife, Mary PHILLIPS, both born in Australia, immigrated here in the early 1900's;

SAUNDERS: from the Salisbury area of Wiltshire, who arrived in South Africa from Wiltshire when Herbert Ethey SAUNDERS and his wife, Elizabeth INGS immigrated here in the early 1900's.  They married in Cape Town shortly before the start of the Anglo-Boer War;

ROSE: from the Frome area of Somerset, who arrived in the country when Alfred William Henry ROSE immigrated to South Africa from England in search of a different life in 1925;

HERMANSON: latterly of Stockholm, Sweden, who arrived in South Africa when Walfrid Theodor HERMANSON (born Walfrid Theordor Johansson HERMANN) left his native Sweden for South Africa in 1896.

As the full family trees for all four of the above families are being been researched, a number of other associated families have also been included in this family history, please check the right-hand column for family names, the links will take you either to a page where more information about this family, and their relationship to the families mentioned above is available, or to the family tree web pages related to this family.

Where links have been created for individual names on any of the family pages listed on the right, I have focused on names belonging to the family upon which the page in question is focussed.  These links will take you to the family tree which has been uploaded onto this website, where you can find more about the history of the entire family, as well as that of the spouse of the people listed on the family focus page.

Although these pages do get updated fairly regularly, this information is also available on Genes Reunited as a family tree, if you're subscriber to Genes Reunited, do a search for any of the people whose pictures appear on this page and you will find this family tree.

Family names encountered in my research include:

  • Abbott
  • Berlin
  • Broome
  • Cave
  • Chambers
  • Cowlin
  • Crane
  • Davidge
  • Felton
  • Fussel
  • Gilbert
  • Girle
  • Goshen
  • Hartill
  • Harvey
  • Heath
  • Ings
  • Knuckey
  • Maidment
  • Mercer
  • Minchington
  • Oppy
  • Phillips
  • Saddington
  • Sadler
  • Seller
  • Spargo
  • Stares
  • Street
  • Tregoning
  • Tucker
  • Vincent
  • Wake
  • Whelpley
  • Wyatt

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