Elizabeth Maria Andrisina van Der Spuy

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Elizabeth Maria Andrisina van Der Spuy

Birthdate: (76)
Death: November 7, 1905 (76)
Pretoria, GP, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Daniel Cornelius Van Der Spuy and Elizabeth Anna Jacoba De Villiers
Wife of Samuel John Mollett, 3rd
Mother of Elizabeth Anna Maria Botes; Daniel Cornelius van der Spuy Mollett; John Austen Mollett; Dorothea Christina Schonegevel (Dora) Rawe and Maria Meltina Cannell
Sister of Melt van der Spuy Dreyer, b4c2d1e2

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About Elizabeth Maria Andrisina van Der Spuy

She was a renowned dressmaker in the Western Province. Later in Pretoria she was employed by the well-known firm of T.W Beckett.

In 1879/80 she and her children left Durbanville and headed for Kroonstad where her brother-in-law George Pike MOLLETT then lived. But her relatives, the van der Spuy’s of Boshof, regarded as rather wealthy people for those days, influenced her to remain in Boshof where her eldest daughter, a qualified teacher, was promised a teaching post.

She was seriously injured when she was thrown from a horse-drawn spider after the animal had bolted, and lost the free use of one of her legs.

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Elizabeth Maria Andrisina van Der Spuy's Timeline

March 31, 1829
August 13, 1859
Age 30
Durbanville, WC, South Africa
December 10, 1860
Age 31
Durbanville, WC, South Africa
June 8, 1862
Age 33
Durbanville, WC, South Africa
October 29, 1865
Age 36
Durbanville, WC, South Africa
September 25, 1868
Age 39
Natal, South Africa
November 7, 1905
Age 76
Pretoria, GP, South Africa