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About Margery Hester Coleman, SV1b1c6

Sister of Thomas Moodie, leader of the Moodie Trek. She travelled with her husband, Edmund Francis Coleman, and four daughters. They opened the first boarding house in Salisbury. Mrs Coleman had exciting adventures in the Mashonaland rebellion and was six weeks in the Salisbury laager. An account of her early experiences, written by herself, is found in "Women in Central Africa," pages 9 to 12. Also see pages 138 to 143 of "Experiences of Rhodesia's Pioneer Women," by Jeannie M. Boggie. Mrs Coleman died in January, 1935. (Information from Mrs Stidolph, Bulawayo.) - Rhodesia's Pioneer Women 1859-1896

In "The Moodie Book" by The Marquis of Ruvigny and Raineval & confirmed now by Mrs Stidolph of Bulawayo her name is Margery Hester Moodie.

"South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1848-1956," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 May 2015), Edmund Francis Coleman and Margery Hester Moodie, 16 Mar 1863; citing p. , Marriage, Smithfield, Free State, South Africa, Dutch Reformed Church Synod Centre, Bloemfontein; FHL microfilm 1,670,605.

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Margery Hester Coleman, SV1b1c6's Timeline

December 5, 1845
Colesberg, Kaapkolonie, Suid Afrika
April 5, 1846
January 15, 1864
Age 18
Winburg, Orange River Colony, South Africa
August 10, 1865
Age 19
Queenstown, Cape Colony
October 17, 1867
Age 21
Queenstown, Cape Colony
July 27, 1871
Age 25
Rouxville, Orange River Colony
February 9, 1874
Age 28
Bethlehem, OFS, South Africa
January 1935
Age 89
Marandellas, Rhodesia