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Sarah Elizabeth Webster (Gobey)

Birthplace: Adelaide, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Death: Died in Melsetter, Rhodesia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Gobey and Louisa Catherine Gobey
Wife of Joseph Edward Webster
Mother of John Thomas Webster; Hannah Webster/Robertson/Edwards; William George Webster and Mary Alice King
Sister of Mary Ann Gobey; Louisa Amy Gobey; William James Gobey; John Joseph Gobey; Elizabeth Hannah Skinner and 4 others

Managed by: Anna (Annie) Elizabeth Bekker
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About Sarah Elizabeth Webster

Sarah Gobey (Mrs J Webster). She, her husband and two daughters, Hannah Louise and Mary Alice, trekked up from Marico in the Zeerust district. Theirs was known as the Webster Trek (1893). Information from Mrs M. Edwards, Chipinga, 27/6/1957. Also p. 164 "Many Treks Made Rhodesia,” by S. P. Olivier.

Sarah was 25 and Joseph 30 when they married in 1871. He was a Hotel Proprietor in Grahamstown.

As told by Emra Lillian Gobey

Sarah married Webster. Went to Rhodesia. Husband was killed while out shooting in Mt Pleasant,now Salisbury. The Wanderer, Above the mists of time. by Sir Ken Markham, K.C.B. Mrs J. Webster 1893 Nee Sarah Gobey. She, her husband and 2 daughters, Hannah Louisa and Mary Alice, trekked up from Marico in the Zeerust District. This was known as the WEBSTER TREK. Mrs F. King 1893 Nee Mary Alice Webster. Trekked up with her parents from Zeerust and later lived in Chipinga. Mrs Edwards 1893 Nee Hannah Louisa Webster, Travelled up with her parents. They were in Fort Victoria Laager and later settled in Chipinga.Her first husband, Mr J.H. Robertson, died in 1904 and she remarried in 1908 in Chipinga until her death in 1958, aged 78.

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Sarah Elizabeth Webster's Timeline

May 7, 1845
Adelaide, Eastern Cape, South Africa
April 25, 1871
Age 25
Age 31
Groot Marico, Ngaka Modiri Molema, North West, South Africa
April 27, 1880
Age 34
Marico, Transvaal, South Africa
5, 1885
Age 39
Groot Marico, Transvaal, South Africa
October 5, 1887
Age 42
April 3, 1927
Age 81
Melsetter, Rhodesia