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George Copp Westbeech

Birthdate:
Birthplace: West Derby RD, Lancashire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: July 17, 1888 (43)
Vleeschfontein Zendingstasie, Kalkfontyn, Marico, Transvaal, South Afruca
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Westbeech and Elizabeth Clark Westbeech
Husband of Cornelia Carolina Gronum, b2c6
Brother of Joseph Westbeech

Occupation: Handelaar naar den binneland van Zuid Afrika
Birth Reg.: DecQ 1844 West Derby RD Vol. 20 p. 903 - Copp
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About George Copp Westbeech

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DEPOT TAB SOURCE MHG TYPE LEER VOLUME_NO 0 SYSTEM 01 REFERENCE O/5393 PART 1 DESCRIPTION WESTBEECH, GEORGE CORPP. STARTING 1888 ENDING 1888 REMARKS SURVIVING SPOUSE: CORNELIA CAROLINA (BORN GRONING).

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George Westbeech - was an English hunter and trader who spent 26 years in Southern Africa, much of it as a semiofficial commercial agent for the Lozi. Arriving in Natal in 1862, he soon traveled in Matabeleland, where he established a business relationship with George A. Phillips that lasted over 20 years. Westbeech would dominate trade in Barotseland, while Phillips controlled trade in Matabeleland. They gained the confidence of the old Ndebele chief Mzilikazi and his successor, Lobengula. Westbeech gained the personal respect of Lozi kings Sipopa and Lewanika, allowing him extensive trade and hunting privileges. In turn he helped many European hunters and missionaries to travel to Barotseland. The Reverends Arnot and Coillard, for example, owed him a great deal for smoothing their way with Lewanika. Westbeech opened up and improved wagon routes and established a trading community at Pandamatenga, south of Victoria Falls, in the tsetse-free no-man's-land between the Lozi, the Ndebele, and the Tswana. The upper Zambezi River became his personal highway, as he exported vast quantities of ivory and brought in items for trade. He died of liver disease July 17, 1888, in the Transvaal.


DEPOT TAB

  • SOURCE MHG
  • TYPE LEER
  • VOLUME_NO 0
  • SYSTEM 01
  • REFERENCE O/5393
  • PART 1
  • DESCRIPTION WESTBEECH, GEORGE CORPP.
  • STARTING 1888
  • ENDING 1888
  • REMARKS SURVIVING SPOUSE: CORNELIA CAROLINA (BORN GRONING)

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George Copp Westbeech's Timeline

1844
October 5, 1844
Lancashire, England
December 17, 1844
Liverpool, Lancashire, England UK
1888
July 17, 1888
Age 43
Transvaal, South Afruca