My Ma, Isabella Catharina Du Toit, gebore 17 Maart 1937 en haar Pa, Daniel Francois Petrus Du Toit, gebore 28 Augustus 1912 en sy ouers was Jacobus Andreas Petrus Du Toit, gebore 14 November 1880 en getroud met Gertruida Johanna Phillippina Du Toit ( Fourie). Ek kan hulle nie in die stamboom nie, ek sien wel daar word verwys na Jacobus Andries as een van 3 kinders op n tydstip, maar daar is geen verwysing na geboorte of iets nie!!!???? Kan jy help???? Wie of waar kan ek probeer uitvind? My storie is ek is met n Deen getroud en woon in Denemarke en het sedert ek hier begin woon het baie navrae gedoen en probeer verder kom in ons stamboom maar dis meer moeilik as n mens so ver is. Hoop om van jou te hoor!!!!
Daniela Isabella Fourie Olafsson
I am originally from South Africa and now live in Texas. I have been searching for the above siblings for many years and hope that you can help me(?). This info. came from the Cape Archives(KAB).
This is Testimony from a Home Child....(there were abt. 1,000 Chilren sent to South Africa from the U.K. starting in 1833)
Transcribed from Parliamentary Papers ref. no 43.250 Date:22 October 1839.
SARAH ANN HERNE - I am nine months in Mr. William Du Toits Service. I am employed as in- doorservant and have to wash; Ienjoy good health; I get sufficient food and clothing; I can read a little but cannot write; I now and then receive a little instruction in the Dutch language; I sometimes go to the Dutch Church; I generally get the remainder of Sunday to myself; I wash my own clothes; My pocket money is saved for me; I have never been punished; I sleep in the room of my young mistress and have a bed and bedding to myself; My Father is dead but my Mother is living; I have never written to her; My brother came out in the same ship with me, but i do not know where he is.
Signed SARAH ANN HERNE
Witness: Fr Brutin? (not sure of the Witness Surname)
Do you know anything about this William Du Toit? and Sarah Ann Herne? She may have a brother named Thomas (or Robert) Please let me know where your family members are buried. Regards
Dawn Hurn Voit