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Rebecca Schreiner (Lyndall)

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Death: Died in South Africa
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Daughter of Samuel Lyndall and Catherine Lyndall
Wife of Gottlob Schreiner
Mother of Catherine Whitby Findlay; Fred Schreiner; Albert Schreiner; Theophilus St Lyndall Schreiner; Oliver Schreiner and 7 others
Half sister of Elizabeth Rolland

Occupation: Missionary
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About Rebecca Schreiner

Rebecca Lyndall (18hh-1903), from Hoxton in London, came from an evangelical Non-Conformist (originally Methodist) background, with her father Samuel a well known charismatic preacher and hymn writer and her mother Catherine having an interest in missionary work. Earlier Catherine Lyndall's step-daughter and Rebecca's older half-sister, Elizabeth had come to SA in order to pioneer Infant Education in Cape Town and was on the same ship with her husband-to-be, Rev. Samuel Rolland, and a Dr John Philip of the London Missionary Society who had arranged for her coming from her home in Norwich in 1829. It seems they had four children: Emile, Catherine (Powrie), Elise P (Orpen) and Emma (Hope.) Elizabeth’s half sister Rebecca married the Rev Gottlieb Schreiner and their daughter Olive Schreiner (of Story of an African Farm fame) spent some time at Avoca as a part-time (15 year) old governess in about 1871 when JMO and Elise had some 4 young children. Elizabeth Rolland was an important missionary figure in her own right. All the Schreiner siblings had a close relationship with ‘Aunt Rolland’. In the recollections of Elizabeth Rolland, published in 1987 there is much of interest of life at that time although it is clear that her life was anything but happy and she never cared that much for her husband. She described her marriage as “stale, flat and unprofitable” and “the precipice of all my hopes.” After his death she lived at various times with her son Emile at Mafeteng (in Basutoland) , and with her daughter Emma at Burgersdorp and towards the end of her life in Grahamstown with Joseph Millerd Orpen and Elise, and with Rebecca Schreiner.

See : Olive Schreiner Letters Online : http://www.oliveschreiner.org/vre?view=personae&entry=68

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Rebecca Schreiner's Timeline

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November 1837
Age 19
England, United Kingdom

Marriage of Gottlob and Rebecca

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