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Edward PRIDDLE, a1b5

Birthdate: (52)
Birthplace: Cape, South Africa
Death: January 14, 1904 (52)
Zeerust, Transvaal, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward PRIDDLE, SV/PROG and Lois Priddle
Husband of Anna Johanna Christina PRIDDLE
Father of Louisa COETZEE, a1b5c1; Anna Christina COETZEE; Margaretha Wilhelmina BROOKS; Edward PRIDDLE, a1b5c4; Robert William PRIDDLE and 2 others
Brother of Hannah (Annie) Furniss; Maria Gardiner; Emily PRIDDLE; Agnes Wood; Janey Russel and 3 others

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Edward PRIDDLE was born in 1852 in the Eastern Cape and died 14 JAN 1904 in Zeerust (Ventersdorp).

[Note: Ventersdorp is a separate town to Zeerust.]


TAB/MHG/LEER/0/01/O/2035/1 Edward PRIDDLE, died 1881


1. Naam van den Overledene [Name of the Deceased] - Edward PRIDDLE

2. Geboorteplaats van den Overledene [Place of birth of the Deceased] - Hampstead, Primrose Hill, England

3. Namen der Ouders [Names of Parents] - Unknown / Onbekend

4. Ouderdom [Age] - About sixty year / 60 jaaren

5. Beroep [Occupation] - Sugar planter, Isipingo, Natal and Wagonmaker, Heidelberg

6. Getrouwd of ongetrouwd-Weduwenaar of Weduwe [Married or unmarried, Widower or Widow] - Weduwenaar, Mrs. PRIDDLE overleden in Heidelberg [Widower, Mrs. PRIDDLE died in Heidelberg]

7. Datum van overlijden [Date of the decease] - 2 or 10 MAIJ 1881 [2 or 10 MAY 1881]

8. Waar gestorven [Place of the deceace] - Pantamalinga .... (... onzen laaste brief) [Pantamalinga .... our last letter]

9. Of er testament bekend is. [If there is a Will] - Niet dat my bekend is [Not as far as I know]

10. Of er roerende of onroerende goederen of beiden zijn nagelaten [If there are movable or immovable goods or both] - Weet niet van roerende goederen, toch zijn er 4 of vyf plasen in Heidelberg ... onbekend en gaar Huis [I don't know about movable property, but there seems to be 4 or five farms in Heidelberg ... unknown and his house]

11. Is de boedel naar gissing boven de £25 [Is the estate valued at more than £25] - Ten minste eenhondred ponden sterling [At least One Hundred Pound Sterling]

12. Namen der kinderen-mondig of onmondig-NB.-Namen der onmondige voluit met datum van geboorte [Names of children-major or minor-NB. Names of minors in full with date of birth] -

Annie - omtrent 38 jaar and nou in Kockstadt [About 38 years old and now in Kockstadt]

Emilie - getrouwd met REHBOCK [married to REHBOCK]

Maria - ditto met GOODWIN [ditto with GOODWIN]

Edward - laaste berigt in Ventersdorp [last report in Ventersdorp]

Fanny - getrouwd met Tom RUSSEL .... in Natal [married to Tom RUSSEL ... in Natal]

Clara - ditto met ELSIE van Sandveld [ditto with ELSIE from Sandveld][Note: The surname is ELSIE]

Agnes - ditto met WOOD, by wie de overleden gestorven is [ditto with WOOD, at whose house the deceased passed away]

Zie and zyd [See reverse of page]

Ek ondergetekende zweer dat volgens myn beste kennis en geweten overstaande Sterfkennis eene ware opgaaf bevat van den Boedel van wylen Edward PRIDDLE-my father in law.

Heidelberg 10 JULY 1882.

Geteken M. N. GOODWIN


KAB/MOOC/6/9/222/01/1144 - Louisa Ann PRIDDLE, died 1871 [1881?]


Filed 13 JUL 1885

1. Name of the Deceased : Louis Ann PRIDDLE

2. Birth-place of the Deceased : Grams Town

3. Name of the Parents of the Deceased : Phillip Clifford [This name is written above the name Richard, which has been crossed out] and Maria KING

4. Age of the Deceased : 56 Years

5. Condition in life : Poor

6. Married or unmarried, Widower or Widow : Married

7. The day of the Decease : 25th JUNE 1871 [Possibly 1881 as she was born in South Africa]

8. At what House, or where the Person died : Heidelberg, Transvaal

9. Names of the Children of Deceased, and whether Minors or Majors :







All Majors

10. Whether Deceased has left any Property, and of what kind : No

Signed by Maria GOODWIN


TAB/MGP 34/5268/00

Military Governor, Pretoria No. MGP 5268/00

Received 25X.00

Registered 25.X.00

Office or Individual: Superintendant of Native Affairs. Pretoria.

Date: 25 OCT 1901

Re-Request for same fee as Divisional Surgeon for Dr. PRIDDLE, Principal Medical Officer

S. N. A. 159/1900


The Secretary to The Military Governor.

Dr. PRIDDLE Captain, Principal Medical Officer, Transvaal Constabulary who has on three different occasions examined persons of unsound mind, has asked that he may be paid the same fee as is allowed to the Divisional Surgeon in such cases.

I recommend this for approval.

Date stamp 25 OCT 1900

Signed by Superintendent of Native Affairs

[Note sure if this is same PRIDDLE]


TAB/MGP 52/7642/00

Military Governor, Pretoria No. M. G. P. 7642/00

Office or Individual: C. S. O.; S. A. C. Dynamite factory

Date: 14 DEC 1901

Re-Surgeon PRIDDLE to take over the S. A. C. at the Dynamite Factory.


Aangenomen te Dynamite Factory

Aan: ?

14 DEC ... Surgeon PRIDDLE now take over the S. A. C. at this place relieving Capt. ? who is anxious to return to Pretoria

Signed C. S. O.

S. A. C.

Marked MG 1599


Aangenomen teDynamite factory

From C. S. O.

Aan Mil. Gov.

15 DEC.

Your MG 1599 many thanks the arrangement about Capt moved was I believe made by the P. M. O.

[Note sure if this is same PRIDDLE]



Edward PRIDDLE surrendered in JUL / AUG 1900. He is taken up in the Zeerust Town Guard. In JAN and FEB 1901, he follows the Zeerust Town Guard to the Orange River, leaving his family behind and interned in the Mafeking British Concentration Camp. Edward submits a claim for compensation to the British Government for losses incurred due to theft by British soldiers at his property in Zeerust after he surrendered. Edward dies on 14 JAN 1904 at age 52 at Zeerust, Transvaal. He left behind his wife and 7 children.

Edward's wife, Anna (Johanna) Christina PRIDDLE, born CARR, is at home when British soldiers steal property from her home in Zeerust after her husband surrendered in JUL / AUG 1900 and left with the Zeerust Town Guard. She and 5 of her 7 children are interned at the Mafeking British Concentration Camp in the Cape Colony on 25 NOV 1900. Her camp unique ID number is 67476 and her name is registered as Anna Christina PRIDALE. She is recorded as being 49 years old. They remain in the camp untill 11 FEB 1902. A total of 1 year, 2 months and 17 days.


Anna Christina COETZEE born PRIDDLE was registered as Mrs Anna Christina COETZEE and her unique camp ID number is 64038. She is recorded as being 22 years old on arrival at the camp and the wife of Mr Christian Johannes COETZEE, whose unique camp ID number is 64037. Anna and Christiaan arrived at the camp on 24 JUN 1901, but he is transferred to Lobatsi on the same day. He is recorded as being 23 years old on arrival at the camp. Christiaan died in 1910, leaving her with 6 children. In 1912, Anna is in Beira at the time of her brother, Edward's death. She died in 1914 and left behind 5 minor children in an orphanage in Bulawayo. One child had died and she had re-married to Moses MORGANSTEIN, but they had no children.

Margaretha Wilhelmina PRIDDLE was registered as Margerita Wilhelmina PRIDALE and her unique camp ID number is 67477. She is recorded as being 19 years old on arrival at the camp. She is incorrectly recorded as the mother of Mrs Anna Christina PRIDALE. She is her daughter. She married William Henry Edward BROOKS, widower of Alida Maria COETZEE, who had passed away in APR 1904 leaving behind 4 minor children. He was the brother-in-law of Anna Christina COETZEE and Louisa COETZEE, sisters-in-law of his late wife, Alida and sisters of his wife, Margaretha. William and Margaretha had 11 children. William passed away in 1960 and Margaretha in 1967.

Edward PRIDDLE was registered as Eduard PRIDALE and his unique camp ID number is 67478. He is recorded as being 13 years old on arrival at the camp. He died in 1912 in Johannesburg and was working as a gardener at the age of 27 years and unmarried.

Robert PRIDDLE was registered as Robert PRIDALE and his unique camp ID number is 67479. He is recorded as being 12 years old on arrival at the camp. In 1912, at the time of his brother, Edward's death, he is in Salisbury, Rhodesia.

James PRIDDLE was registered as James PRIDALE and his unique camp ID number is 67480. He is recorded as being 10 years old on arrival at the camp. In 1912, at the time of the death of his brother, Edward, he was in Zeerust, Transvaal. According to Albert Edward BROOKS, son of Margaretha, he had one leg amputated at the knee and was a hairdresser.

Alfred PRIDDLE was registered as Alfred PRIDALE and his unique camp ID number is 67481. He is recorded as being 6 years old on arrival at the camp. In 1904, at the time of his father's death, he is in a Reformitory in Heidelberg and in 1922 he is convicted of theft and sent to prison, however this was not his first conviction. He was married at the time. He was a hairdresser.

Louisa PRIDDLE died in 1933 at the age of 58, having suffered the loss of 3 of her children during her lifetime. She married Cornelis Johannes Stephanus COETZEE, the brother of Alida Maria COETZEE, the first wife of William Henry Edward BROOKS who married Louisa's sister, Margaretha Wilhelmina PRIDDLE.

Compiled by Y. DROST, 24 NOV 2011


TAB/CJC400/ CJC17 EDWARD PRIDDLE, ZEERUST, MARICO, Protected Burger, Claim No. 17

Received 4 MAY 1903


Claim No.

Claimant: E. PRIDDLE


(a) nil

(b) nil

(c) £18.5.0

Total = £18.5.0

Before: Dist. Com.

Appeared: Claimant, sworn ... : I am ex-Burgher and claiment. My claim is correct. ... of my losses. I recovered nothing. My ... are fair and reasonable. ... is ... in my claim. Troops caused loss of my property.

2nd Witness Maggie PRIDDLE, sworn ...:

Troops caused loss of claimants property.

3rd Witness Maria MARAIS[?], sworn ...:

Troops caused loss of claimants property.

Before me at Zeerust 27 JAN 1903



sworn stated

I am a protected burgher. I had a protection certificate which I have lost. I served in the Zeerust Town Guard and produce my discharge under 'C'. I surrendered to General CARRINGTON in AUG 1900 and have been within the British Lines ever since.

Signed Charles Levery


I hereby certify that E. PRIDDLE whose signature appears in the margin hereof, served as a 'private' in the Zeerust Town Guard from 2 JAN 1901 to 6 FEB 1901 inclusive and from 9 FEB 1901 to 13 APR 1901 inclusive; and that he was discharged with an excellent character for disciplinary conduct.

Approved: ...ward, Major, Commandant, Zeerust

T/F. G. SEPHTON, Capt. O. C. Zeerust Town Guard



Burgher, Surrendered JUN 1900

Neutral sin...

Now ...

Signed H. C. J. Hildgard?



Applicant: Edward PRIDDLE, age 52 years, ex-burgher

Residence: Zeerust, Marico

Other losses: See Schedule A = £18.5.8

Signed: E. PRIDDLE


Personally appears before me, Edward PRIDDLE, of Zeerust, who being duly sworn states:-

Some time last year, between the months of AUG and DEC, some of the troops belonging to Gen. Lord METHUEN's column entered my house situate at Zeerust, and removed there from the articles enumerated in the voucher marked A.

My wife was at the time of the taking of the articles engaged in washing outside the house. She remonstrated with the men who removed the articles, but to no purpose.

Eventually she complained to the authorities at the camp.

A certain C. DIETRICH was present when the complaints was made.


Sworn to at Zeerust, Marico, Transvaal, 13 APR 1901.

Before me C. H. BINGHAM Lt.

AAC & Lt Off


I, Edward PRIDDLE, of Zeerust, make oath and say:-

I reside at Zeerust, Marico, Transvaal, and am the same person referred to in the affidavit marked B, of this day's date.

That the ... appearing in claim marked A is true and correct.

Signed Edward PRIDDLE

Sworn to at Zeerust, Marico, Transvaal, 13 APR 1901

Before me C. H. BINGHAM Lt.

A A C & Ex. Off.


I, Louisa COETZEE, of Zeerust, Marico, Transvaal, make oath and state:-

That the contents of the affidavit of Edward PRIDDLE marked B and made before Mr. C. H. BINGHAM on 13 APR 1901 are to the best of my knowledge and belief true and correct.

Signed: L. COETZEE.

Sworn to at Zeerust, 16 APR 1901.

Before me C. H. BINGHAM Lt.

A. A. C & Ex. Off SA

19 JUN 1902

Edward PRIDDLE, sworn states:

I claim for cash-mielies, potatoes:- I was away when things were taken.

Burgher of Transvaal on commando 8 months surrendered to Gen. CARRINGTON in JUL or AUG 1900-I was sent to Colony when Zeerust was evacuated-came back 5 months afterwards-in beginning of 1901-been in Zeerust ever since.


Before me R. BERKELEY Capt.

Western Claim Board


sworn states:-

Am daughter of claimant-I know troops took £3.12.6 cash-potatoes & mielies from my father-he was at Orange River at the time-notified Lord METHUEN who said he would enquire into it-we heard nothing more of it.

Signed M. W. PRIDDLE

Before me R. BERKELEY Capt.

Western Claim Board

19 JUN 1902

Mary Magdalena MARAIS, sworn states:-

The troops took certain goods from our house-a scaveling? was taken and used for firewood-claimant was at Orange River Station at the time-he left with Gen. CARRINGTON-followed the troops up-troops left Tuesday and he left Wednesday night.

Signed M. M. MARAIS

Before me R. BERKELEY Capt

Western Claims Board


Western District

Amount claimed:- £18.5.0

No. 2389

Name of claimant: Edward PRIDDLE

Zeerust, Marico

Status of complaint:

Surrendered JUL or AUG 1900

Miscellaneous: £18.5.0

Ownership of property has been established.

Decision of district board: DISALLOWED on 30 JUN 1902, Marico


TAB/MHG/LEER/4585 Edward PRIDDLE, died 1904.



Born Cape Colony

Father: Edward PRIDDLE

Mother: Louisa PRIDDLE

Age of the deceased : 52 years 1 month

Occupation: Mason

Married to Annie Christina PRIDDLE born CARR

6b. Name and names and approximate date of death of previous spouse or spouses : Blank

Died on 14 JAN 1904 at Zeerust


1. Louisa COETZEE born PRIDDLE, major

2. Anna Christina COETZEE born PRIDDLE, major

3. Magritha Wilhelmina PRIDDLE, major

4. Edward PRIDDLE, minor

5. Robert PRIDDLE, minor

6. James PRIDDLE, minor

7. Alfred PRIDDLE, minor

Left no property, but left a will.

Death Notice signed at Zeerust on 23 JAN 1904 by A. C. PRIDDLE, surviving spouse.


15 JUL 1903

Edward PRIDDLE and Annie Christina PRIDDLE, born CARR, married in community of property, residing at Zeerust, Transvaal Colony.

L & D Acc.

Assets: Northern half of remaining extent of Erf No 209 situate in Zeerust, Deed of Transfer no. 2320/1896.

Final Balance for distribution: £390.9.4


TAB/MHG/LEER/0/01/20923/1 Edward PRIDDLE, died 1912.


Filed 24 DEC 1912


Born: Rietpoort, Marico-European


Father: Edward PRIDDLE, deceased, Zeerust, Transvaal

Mother: Anna Johanna Christina PRIDDLE, Zeerust, Transvaal

Died at age 27 years, ten months

Gardiner at time of his death.


Died 25 SEP 1912 at Hospital, Johannesburg, Witwatersrand


Robert William PRIDDLE, Salisbury, Rhodesia

James PRIDDLE, Zeerust, Marico, Transvaal

Alfred PRIDDLE, Reformitory, Heidelberg


Anna Johanna Christina PRIDDLE, Beira

Marghrita Wilhelmina PRIDDLE, Vergenoeg, Marico

Left movable property valued at less than £200 and no will or immovable property.

Signed at Zeerust on 30 NOV 1912 by Cornelis Johannes Stephanus COETZEE [Louisa PRIDDLE's husband.]

No claims filed by 19 MAR 1913.

His estate value was £2.18.6 after sale of effects.


TAB/MHG/LEER/4585 Edward PRIDDLE, died 1904.

Northern half of remaining extent of Erf No 209 situate in Zeerust, Deed of Transfer no. 2320/1896.

Deeds registry: Pretoria

Erf, Zeerust, No. 209, Portion 0 (Remaining extent), North West Province.

Registration Division: JP

Ramotshere Moiloa Local Municipality

Extent: 2231 sqm

Title Deeds Details:

Purchase date: 19940325

Owners detail:

Name: Azim Mohamed JOOMA


Zeerust, 209


Holder: Johannes Martinus MINNAAR


17 NOV 2011


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Edward PRIDDLE, a1b5's Timeline

November 1851
Cape, South Africa
August 1, 1875
Age 23
Zeerust, Transvaal, South Africa
February 1878
Age 26
Zeerust, Transvaal, South Africa
January 2, 1882
Age 30
Orange Free State, South Africa
November 1, 1884
Age 33
Transvaal, South Africa
January 12, 1886
Age 34
Age 39
August 4, 1894
Age 42
January 14, 1904
Age 52
Zeerust, Transvaal, South Africa