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Alfred John Norris Dryden, I

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Death: April 17, 1986 (83)
Bellville, Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Norris Dryden, I and Henrietta Christina Dryden
Husband of Fredericka Johanna Frances Dryden
Father of Henry Andrew Dryden; Andrew Alfred Dryden; <private> Dryden; Charlotte Susan Hetty Boshoff; Alfred John Norris Dryden, II and 6 others
Brother of Jessie Priscilla Norris Beckman; Winifred Magdalena Dryden; Henrietta Alice Greyling; Clara Martha Sophia Dryden; Henry Norris Dryden, II and 1 other
Half brother of Frederick Sidney Dryden

Occupation: Labourer / Butcher / Gardener
Managed by: Private User
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Immediate Family

About Alfred John Norris Dryden, I

Alfred John Norris Dryden may have received his first name from his paternal grandfather, Alfred Dryden; the Norris was from his paternal grandmother, Priscilla Norris Dryden.

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Baptism record for a Henrietta Elizabeth Dryden, daughter of Alfred Dryden and Frederika Dryden of Lansdowne Road, Claremont. She was born 19 Oct. 1938 and baptised Mar. 1939. Witnesses at the baptism were Henrietta Christina Dryden, Henrietta Alice Greyling and Michael Helgard van Rensburg.

Source: Source: FamilySearch.org, "Cape Town, Wynberg, St. John, Baptisms 1919-1939", Image no.: 290

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Some time later Henry Norris went to live with his son Alfred in Maitland. Alfred was married to Frieda (although she didn't sound too sure of this). This is where Aunty Ruth was really clear (on the first drive, I couldn' say for sure if she'd said Frieda tho'). Mom remembered that Andrew was the eldest child and that there were 2 other boys (can't remember their names) and a charlotte who was one of the younger children. (Source: Henrietta Hampshire nee Greyling)

There is a gravestone for Freda Dryden nee Smuts (13 Feb. 1907 - 6 Dec. 1967) in Woltemade Cemetery. She is buried alongside Carl Christian Wilsnach, and Carl Wilsnach. Source: eGGSA.org

Also, the 1951 baptism for Alfred John Norris Dryden's possible grandson, Alfred Berenge Dryden, was attended by a "Carel Wilsnacht", which is the same Carl Christian Wilsnach mentioned above. Also attending was Charlotte Susan Hettie Boshoff nee Dryden. (Source: Ancestry24.co.za)

Charlotte Susan Hettie Boshoff nee Dryden was married to Robert Meyer Boshoff. The 1949 baptism of their daughter, Freda Susan Boshoff, was attended by William Dryden and Charlotte Willsnagh.

Robert Meyer Boshoff died 27 Apr 1967, Cape Town, South Africa

The Cape Town Archives have a 1959 divorce record for Carel Christian Wilsnach from Charlotte Annie Smuts.

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DESCRIPTION ILLIQUID CASES. RESTITUTION OF CONJUGAL RIGHTS. CAREL CHRISTIAN WILSNACH VERSUS CHARLOTTE ANNIE WILSNACH, BORN SMUTS.

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ENDING 19590000

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Henry Norris Dryden snr died in 1955 at 51 Hely Street, Maitland, according to his Death Notice.

Alfred John Norris Dryden's sister's Estate Papers, Clara Martha Dryden, give his address as Myzpah, Hely Street, Maitland.

Alfred John Norris Dryden was living in Zylpha, Forfar Road, Mowbray in 1957 according to Henry snr's Death Notice.

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Alfred John Norris Dryden, I's Timeline

1903
March 21, 1903
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Source of Date and Place: Alfred John Norris Dryden's baptism certificate, Ancestry24.co.za

May 3, 1903
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Source of Date and Place: Alfred John Norris Dryden's baptism certificate, Ancestry24.co.za

Surname: Dryden
First Names: Alfred John Norris
Baptism Date: 03 May 1903
Declared Date of Birth: 21 March 1903
Fathers First Names: Henry Norris
Fathers Surname: Dryden
Mothers First Names: HC
Abode: Rosmead Avenue Kenilworth
Quality Trade Or Profession: Butcher
Sponsor 1 First Names: JD
Sponsor 1 Surname: Brink
Sponsor 2 First Names: HM
Sponsor 2 Surname: Dryden
Page Number: 755
Entry Number: 2833

By Whom The Ceremony Was Performed: B Guyer
Church Name: St Saviours Claremont
Source: Anglican Church Archives Wits University

1923
August 8, 1923
Age 20
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1926
July 26, 1926
Age 23
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1931
May 16, 1931
Age 28
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1932
January 10, 1932
Age 28
Cape Town, South Africa

Source: FamilySearch.org, "Cape Town, Wynberg, St. John, Baptisms 1919-1939", Image no.: 210

1933
September 11, 1933
Age 30
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1935
May 19, 1935
Age 32
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Source of Date of Birth: Henry Norris Dryden III's ID number, Ancestry24.co.za