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Caroline Ann Lister (Brooks)

Birthplace: Heilbron, Freestate, South Africa
Death: May 22, 1952 (81-82)
Capitol Park, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Henry George Brooks and Ann Brooks
Wife of William Colenso HARTLEY and Walter LISTER
Mother of Edith Rose HARTLEY; Ada Blanche Madeline HARTLEY; Cyril Vincent HARTLEY and Terence William Paterson Lister
Sister of George William Henry Brooks; Charles Samuel Brooks; Walter Wallace Brooks; Christopher James Brooks; Henry Harrison Brooks and 3 others

Managed by: Kevin Brooks
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About Caroline Ann Lister

  • TAB/MHG 3052/39 - Deatch NOTICE of Ada Blanche Madeline (Hartley) Vaughan Showing Caroline Ann as the mother of the deceased

Notes on file:

1. Husband Est. 1348 (N) 2. 2nd Husband Est. 3171/54 3. 1820/52 W

Caroline Ann LISTER born BROOKS formerly HARTLEY Divorced PS William Colenso HARTLEY


Caroline Ann LISTER formerly HARTLEY born BROOKS divorcee

Born Heilbron, OFS, SA

Father: Henry. George. Brooks deceased Mother: Ann Birt deceased

Age at death: 76 years 8 months


Surviving spouse: Walter LISTER (divorced c. 1945)

Predeceased spouse: William Colenso HARTLEY, died c. 1903.

Last marriage at Pretoria

Died 22 MAY 1952 at 299 Flower Street, Capital Park, Pretoria


Cyril Vincent HARTLEY (Major) from marriage to HARTLEY William Paterson LISTER (Major) from marriage to LISTER

Left movable and immovable property. Estimated to exceed 300 Pounds. Left a Will.

Signed at Pretoria the 23rd MAY 1952 by son W. P. LISTER present at death bed.


In The Supreme Court of South Africa (Transvaal Provincial Division)

(Before the Hon. Mr. Justice SOLOMON, Act. Judge President)

In Chambers, at Pretoria, Thursday the 2nd day of November 1944.

Between Caroline Ann LISTER (formerly HARTLEY, born BROOKS) Plaintiff


Walter LISTER Defendant

Upon the motion of Dr. BLISS

Counsel for Plaintiff, and upon reading the Decree of Restitution of Conjugal Rights dated the 21st day of September 1944 calling upon Defendant to show cause (if any) on this day why a Decree of Divorce shall not be granted dissolving the marriage between the Plaintiff and Defendant by reason of Defendant's malicious desertion of Plaintiff;

Upon reading also Plaintiff's affidavit that Defendant has failed to comply with the terms of the said decree, and no cause being shown to the contrary;

It is ordered,

1. That a Decree of Divorce be and is hereby granted as prayed, with costs.

2. That a division of the joint estate be made.

By Order of the Court,

(sgd) M. M. HUMAN


Isakow, Galgut & Schwartz, C duP

I certify that the above is a true copy 23 MAR 1953.


Last Will and Testament

Caroline Ann LISTER born BROOKS formerly HARTLEY Divorcee

of Pomona Estate, Kempton Park, district Pretoria.

1. I revoke, cancel and annul all previous wills, codocils and other testamentary writings heretofore made or executed by me.

2. I give and bequeath the whole of my Estate, whether movable or immovable, and whether situate, and whether in possession, reversion, expectancy or contingency, to my three children EDITH ROSE WOOD (born HARTLEY) of Pretoria, CYRIL VINCENT HARTLEY, of Springs, and TERENCE WILLIAM PATERSON LISTER of Pretoria, in equal shares, share and share alike.

3. Should EDITH ROSE WOOD predecease me then her share of the inheritance shall devolve upon CYRIL VINCENT HARTLEY. Should CYRIL VINCENT HARTLEY predecease me then his share of the inheritance shall devolve upon EDITH ROSE WOOD. Should both of them predecease me their share shall devolve upon TERENCE WILLIAM PATERSON LISTER.

4. In the event of TERENCE WILLIAM PATERSON LISTER predeceasing me his share shall devolve upon his children.

5. I appoint my Attorney Harry SCHWARTZ of Pretoria as an Executor of this my Will and Administrator of my Estate with Power of Assumption.

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand at Pretoria on this the 13th day of FEBRUARY 1945 in the presence of the undersigned witnesses.


TAB/MHG/LEER/0/01/1348/1 HARTLEY, William Colenso. S/S Carine Anne HARTLEY (Born BROOKS).

NAAIRS, 16 NOV 2012


NAB/MSCE/LEER/0/01/27/246/1 Adam Johannes REYNEKE. S/S Magdalena Gertruida Wilhelmina KRIEL. Died 1901. (1901 - 1917) In this estate references are made to the estate of HARTLEY, William Colenso. S/S Caroline Ann BROOKS. Reference no. of estate not given. 1902 to 1905.

NAAIRS, 16 NOV 2012


NAB/MSCE/LEER/0/01/21/1/1 HARTLEY, William Colenso. S/S JARVIE ANNIE. 1902 to 1905.

NAAIRS, 16 NOV 2012


TAB/MHG/LEER/0/01/3171/54/1 LISTER, Walter. Died 1954. Predeceased spouse Caroline Ann LISTER, formerly HARTLEY, born BROOKS.


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Caroline Ann Lister's Timeline

Heilbron, Freestate, South Africa
Transvaal, Suid-Afrika
Pretoria, Transvaal, Suid-Afrika
May 22, 1952
Age 82
Capitol Park, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa