Robert Godlonton Booth (1849 - 1931)

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Birthplace: Hammond, C. Prov, S. Africa
Death: Died
Managed by: Peter Breed
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1849
August 7, 1849
Hammond, C. Prov, S. Africa
1878
July 31, 1878
Age 28

Hettie was pregnant. When the storm broke, the two fathers had reacted in wholly typical fashion. Money motivated the furious George Gilbert, morality the shattered Benjamin Booth , and matters were accordingly sorted out. Thus an antenuptial contract was drawn up whereby Robert undertook to insure his life for 500 Pounds and to transfer the policy to trustees acting on Cecil's behalf, while Benjamin decided it was his duty to make it possible for Robert to marry (Hettie) Cecil. He solved the problem by taking the simple yet drastic step of walking out of Hammonds, the farm he had nurtured for 30 years over the good years and the bad years, and handed it over to the young couple. It was a wedding present. Robert and (Hettie) Cecil were married on 31st July 1878, and their child was born two months later. However, this was no ordinary shotgun marriage, for they were devoted to each other.

October 6, 1878
Age 29
1880
June 6, 1880
Age 30
1884
March 17, 1884
Age 34
Fort Beaufort, Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1887
January 24, 1887
Age 37
Fort Beaufort, Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1889
July 29, 1889
Age 39
1892
1892
Age 42
1895
September 11, 1895
Age 46
1899
October 27, 1899
Age 50