Francis William Reitz b6

Is your surname Reitz?

Research the Reitz family

Francis William Reitz b6's Geni Profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!


About Francis William Reitz b6

From 'A concise history of Port Beaufort & White Sands (also known as Witsand) including Family Trees White Sands & Port Beaufort' written by John McGregor

Some info on FW Reitz to be found here: //

Original Message ----- From: "Lynn MacLeod" <> To: <> Sent: Saturday, August 21, 2004 6:44 AM Subject: Re: [ZA] Reitz family in South Africa

"This was the Reitz family, from that magnificent farm, Klip River, near Swellendam. They were already connected to the Duckitts in several ways. Daughters of their mother's brother, Dr. Jacob Versfeld, had married brothers of Francis William Reitz, himself married to Barbara van Renen, daughter of Dirk Gysbert van Renen, of the Old Brewery,


He had been Hendrik Cloete's partner in the whale-factory at Srandfontein and was a brother of Jacob of Ganzekraal. Francis William Reitz had a family of 12 children, and his daughter


had married Mr Jan Coenraad Gie in 1854. ....... Francis William Reitz was the member for Swellendam and he used to bring his daughers, Aletta, Hannah, and Keetje with him to stay at the Gies


for the session. These girls were very friendly with Hilda, Lettie and Annie Duckitt.

Francis William Reitz was appointed Usher of the Black Rod. His son, also Francis William Reitz (who had married Blanca Thesen of the shipping family), had lost the Beaufort West election by a few votes and accepted a repeated invitation from the Orange Free State to become its Chief Justice. He afterwards became its Presidents. One of his younger sisters married W P Schreiner, later PM of the Cape Colony and brother of Olive, a great friend of Mary Cloete's daugher Mary. Young


Cloete married the Hon. J W Sauer in 1884........ Extracts from Quadrilles and Konfyt - by M Kuttel (Life & Journal of Hildagonda Duckitt) So... 4 daughters we know of .... leaves a few brothers to choose from out of 12!! Kind regards Lynn MacLeod

view all 16

Francis William Reitz b6's Timeline

December 31, 1810
Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
November 15, 1833
Age 22
September 5, 1835
Age 24
Age 26
August 31, 1838
Age 27
Age 29
April 15, 1843
Age 32
October 5, 1844
Age 33
Swellendam, Cape Colony, South Africa
Age 35