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Charlotte Harriet Ann Liefeldt (Philipps)

Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: Grahamstown, South Africa
Death: May 15, 1927 (88)
Germiston, Transvaal, South Africa
Place of Burial: Germiston, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Frederick Thomas Philipps; Frederick Thomas Philipps; Mary Ann Henchman and Ann Philipps
Wife of Frederick William Carlisle, b4 and Theophilus Liefeldt
Mother of John Carlisle, b4c1; Frederick Philipps Carlisle, b4c2; Walter Currie Carlisle; Theophilus Edward Liefeldt; Joscelyn Liefeldt and 2 others
Sister of Unknown Philipps; Edward Thomas Philipps and Walter Philipps
Half sister of Mary Elizabeth Henchman and Cecelia Henchman

Managed by: Sally Ann McConnell
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About Charlotte Harriet Ann Liefeldt

1820 British Settler

Thomas Philipps Leader of this Party, together with his wife Charlotte Harriet Arbouin 41, and 7 children, were members Philipp's Party of 30 people on the Kennersley Castle.

Party originated from Pembrokeshire, Wales

Departure Bristol, 10 January 1820. Arrival Table Bay, Cape Town - 29 March 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 29 April 1820

Area Allocated to the Party : Bush River - Philipps named the location Lampeter, after the Carmarthenshire village of Lampeter Velfrey.

Children :

  • Catherine Philipps 17,
  • Edward Philipps 16,
  • Charlotte Philipps 14
  • Sophia Philipps 12,
  • Frederick Philipps 10,
  • Emma Philipps 6,
  • John Philipps 4.


"South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," images, FamilySearch (,44975802,49887301,49891401 : accessed 02 Jul 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown, Bathurst, St John the Evangelist > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1829-1849 > image 14 of 108; citing William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.

Mrs Jill Carlisle writes :


You have asked your readers to display any knowledge and information they might have of the 1820 Settlers. Here is some of our knowledge and memories of stories told by Charlotte Carlisle to her daughter-in-law, wife of the late Frederick Phillips Carlisle.

One of Charlotte's earliest memories was when she was four years old and her father was struck by lightning and killed. This was in 1854. They were all congregated in the drawing room after church when the lightning struck down the chimney and killed him.

"A nurse standing in the doorway, with the baby, was also struck and killed, but the baby was quite unharmed. After the death of the father, Charlotte's mother, Mary-Anne took her children to her brother, William Currie.

"While they were living there Charlotte remembered the great springbok exodus. Thousands of springboks ran through the farm and went into the sea. She was five years old at the time, so this was a wonderful sight she would not have forgotten, or the mystery and why-for of the springboks' behaviour.

"Three years later the family had to flee from the Xhosas. The children walked eight miles, little Charlotte lost a shoe, but there was no time to stop to look for it, so the little girl walked a very long way in only one shoe. Many painful hours followed spent pulling thorns from her poor little foot when they finally reached the safety of the laager.

"Soon afterwards her Uncle William was killed in the Kaffir War. The family was stranded again, so Mary-Anne decided to go and live with her brother Walter (Sir Walter Currie), who was head of The 'F.A.M.P.

"When Charlotte was fifteen her mother married the Rev. L. Henchman. They all went to live at Fort Beaufort. Three years later her mother died and Charlotte returned to her Uncle Walter. Some time later she married Frederick Carlisle and she began another phase of her life on the family farm 'Belmont'.

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Charlotte Harriet Ann Liefeldt's Timeline

June 25, 1838
South Africa
September 7, 1861
Age 23
April 14, 1863
Age 24
Eastern Cape, South Africa
February 17, 1865
Age 26
South Africa
July 12, 1865
Age 27
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
December 21, 1874
Age 36
Eastern Cape, South Africa
May 15, 1927
Age 88
Transvaal, South Africa
May 16, 1927
Age 88
Germiston, South Africa