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About Robert Hart III

Robert HART III was born on 11 Jul 1810 Wynberg, Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope. He died on 2 Jul 1867 Somerset East, Eastern Cape of Good Hope. He was a Farmer.

The British arrived in False Bay in July 1795 under the Command of Robert's father who took control of the Cape settlement on 16 Sept 1795 after the British troops, supported by gunfire from their ships, swept up the coast towards Muizenberg.

The small farming area of Wynberg developed rapidly into a garrison town, as the British settled a large amount of troops in the area.

The green and black-striped kilts of the newly founded Argyllshire Highlanders, must have been a common sight for young Robert.

Notes from Sue Mackay 27 November 2005:

Extracted from the Eastern Province Herald:

Saturday 17 February 1847

"500 Ewes for Sale or Exchange.

Mr. R. Hart Junior, Glen Avon, being desirous to reduce his ewe flock, will received offers for the above number of ewes of his well-known flocks, all in good condition, which he will dispose of at six months credit on approved bills, or take in exchange for each ewe 2 young wethers,


Information from a photograph by Sue Mackay:


for Horse Breeders, Graziers & Agriculturists


In the Somerset District.

To let, for a term of years, the well-known farms

'Hart Fell' and 'Kareeka'. Possessing never failing streams of water Capable of irrigating 300 Acres of Land.

This property also claims pre-eminence to any within the neighbourhood for grazing, as the flocks of sheep and well-known breed of Vaderland Cattle so frequently exhibited by Robert Hart, Esq., has proved but as a horse farm it is not surpassed in the Colony and presents to Breeders all that is desirable for supplying the


The farm is extensive, and is bounded by the lands of the Somerset Municipality and Glen Avon, and lately cleared of the extensive flocks of the Messrs. Wainwright. For Further particulars as to Terms and Extent apply to Robert Hart, Esq. Senior at Glen Avon.

Information from Sue Mackay:

"The Undersigned wishing to reduce his FLOCK has for Sale 1000 FAT MERINO WHETHERS to be selected from 3000. Price, Nine Shillings each. Also, 500 GOOD WOOLED EWES. Price, from Elevn to Twelve Shillings each.

Robert Hart, Jnr.

Glen Avon

21st July 1848

P.S. None need apply for the whole of either lot without CASH or a GOOD ENDORSER for Six Months or a Year at Six per cent. per Annum.


The Undersigned is desirous of engaging the services of a Gentleman and his Wife, competent to undertake the education of Children of both sexes, of from five to fifteen years of age, on his Residence, Glen Avon, Somerset (East). The number of children to be placed under their charge, by the Advertiser, not to exceed 10. Salary, £100 per annum. A small cottate of three rooms will be

provided for them, to which a piece of good Garden ground is attached, which can be irrigated. They can also have the use of two Milch Cows during the Summer. Meat, Meal, and Butter, at the lowest market prices. In addition to the above, they are permitted to take five more children as boarders on their own account; in which case an additional room will be provided. Testimonials of

character and qualifications for teaching will be expected.

Robert Hart, Jnr.

Information from Happy Engela:

Robert married Harriet Elizabeth Mariller, daughter of Philip Richard Marillier and Frances Jane Clarissa Ford on the 11th February 1842 in Somerset East. Harriet was born in 1822 in Somerset East. She died on the 19th August 1898 in Somerset East.


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Name of Deceased: Robert HART

Place of Birth: Wynberg, Cape

Names of Parents of the Deceased: Father: Robert HART

Mother: Hannah (HART)

Age of Deceased: 57 years

Condition in Life: Farmer


Name of Surviving Spouse: Harriet Elizabeth MARILLIER

Name or Names of Previous Spouse: Johanna Christina MEINTJIES

Place of Last Marriage:

Date of Death: 2 July 1867

Place of Death: Somerset East

Photograph 4.12 (471)

Names of Children and whether Major or Minor:

Children from First Marriage:

Cecilia Magda Eva HART

Johanna Christina HART

Robert HART

Margaret Ann HART

Stephanus Jacobus HART

Ellen HART

Children from Second Marriage:

Elizabeth Marillier HART

Harriet Elizabeth HART

Richard HART

Sarah Jane HART All the above Majors

Francis Clarissa HART All below Minors

Hannah Louisa HART

Elizabeth Augusta HART

Emily Jeanetta HART

Caroline Marillier HART

James Ford HART (Deceased)

Charles Lennox HART

Descendants of Robert HART l 9 Oct 2008


Whether deceased has left any property and of what kind: Movable & Immovable

Signed H.E. HART surviving spouse

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Robert Hart III's Timeline

July 11, 1810
Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
February 13, 1833
Age 22
'Grootehoek' farm, Graaf-Reinet, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
July 4, 1834
Age 23
'Groothoek' farm, Graaf-Reinet, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
June 12, 1836
Age 25
'Glen Avon', Somerset East, South Africa
December 6, 1837
Age 27
'Glen Avon', Somerset East, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
May 31, 1839
Age 28
Somerset East, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Age 29
Somerset East, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa
Age 32
'Glen Avon' Somerset East, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa