Thomas Wheeler, b2c4

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Thomas Wheeler, b2c4

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Middelburg, Transvaal, South Africa
Death: September 18, 1949 (74)
Longhope Farm, Charter District, Soputhern Rhodesia
Place of Burial: Southern Rhodesia
Immediate Family:

Son of James Wheeler, Sen. b2 and Elizabeth Mary Wheeler, b4
Husband of Martha Magdalena Wheeler, b12
Father of Margaret Magdalena Wheeler, b2c4d1; Thomas Wheeler, b2c4d2; Matty Tarr; Elizabeth Mary Wheeler, b2c4d3; Edith Gertrude Wheeler, b2c4d6 and 5 others
Brother of Caroline Ellis; James Wheeler, Jnr. b2c1; George Wheeler, b2c2; John Wheeler, b2c3; Richard Wheeler, c5 and 6 others

Managed by: Anna (Annie) Elizabeth Bekker
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About Thomas Wheeler, b2c4

WHEELER Thomas (5 October 1818 (England) – 2 August 1889 (Middelburg, Transvaal.) married Sarah Baylis (7 March 1823 – 7 February 1899 (Middelburg, Transvaal). They had 9 children. b1 William b2 James x Elizabeth Mary Powell b3 George Andrew b4 Mary Ann b5 Edwin Albert b6 Susan Anabela b7 Sarah Luce b8 Thomas b9 Emily. None went to Rhodesia.

The two brothers b2c1 James (1866) and b2c4 Thomas (1874) from Loskop area, Middelburg District, Transvaal, went to Rhodesia. On reconnaisance and purchased from the Potgieter family, Wildebeestlaagte and Hartebeeslaagte. They went back to fetch belongings and families. Accompanied by their relative Smit, trekking with donkey-drawn wagons they arrived in 1899.

Thomas (14 December 1874) (Middelburg Transvaal) – (18 September 1949) (Longhope, Enkeldoorn) x Martha Magdalena Adlam (13 November 1890 (Natal) – (25 June 1979) (Longhope Enkeldoorn). He came to Enkeldoorn in 1899 with his older brother b2c1 James, travelling by donkey wagon accompanied by relative Smit. He married Martha at Enkeldoorn, farmed on Longhope (followed by Percival then Kais Hoffman) They had 10 children.

Wildebeeslaagte was subdivided into Longhope 4000acres which was allotted to b2c4 Thomas. The remainder Wildebeeslaagte 2000 acres was consolidated with Hartbeeslaagte 6000 acres and the full 8000 allotted to b2c1 James. Hartbeeslaagte was subsequently subdivided, 3000 acres called Fairview and remainder 3000 acres allotted to his 2 sons b2c1d3 James and b2c1d7 John William (1899 - 1960).

b2c1d7e2 James Thomas x Cornelia Smith received part and by purchasing the rest by 1958 obtained full posession of both Wildebeeslaagte and Hartebeeslaagte. The main production on the farms was Wheat with small numbers of Cattle. At times cattle were grazed for the Speculator Gert Kok.

Thomas' grandfather Thomas Wheeler came from England and settled in Middelburg, South Africa. He married Sarah Baylis and they had 9 children.


James who married Elizabeth Mary Powell

George Andrew

Mary Ann

Edwin Albert

Susan Anabela

Sarah Lucy



Thomas' parents were James Wheeler and Elizabeth Mary Powell and he travelled to Rhodesia from Middleburg with his brother James Wheeler. They bought two properties from the Potgieter family, being Wildebeestlaagte and Hartebeeslaagte in 1899. Wildebeeslaagte was subdivided into longhope and allotted to Thomas. For reasons unknown the remainder of Wildebeeslagte and Hartebeestlaagte were consolidated and allotted to James who married Elizabeth Johanna (Betty) Erasmus (One of their daughters was the Polly Wheeler who married Gert Stephanus Kok (Grandfather of Allan Derek Kok)

Thomas married Martha Magdalena Adlam and farmed on Longhope.

They had 8 children (Possibly 10?)

Margaret Magdalena - died young

Thomas (died young)

Martha (Mattie) Magdalena married Bob Tarr and had 3 children

Edith Gertrude married Jurgens Hendrik Grobler and had 2 children

Charles Randal married someone and moved to Canada

Victor Henwood married Annie Van Der Merwe

Ernest Percival married Anna Magdalena Smith and had 4 children

Elizabeth Mary (Polly) married Allan Derek Kok (Great grandson to James and Elizabeth Erasmus mentioned above.) and had 6 children

Thomas Wheeler married Martha Magdalena Adlam in Enkeldoorn (A

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Thomas Wheeler, b2c4's Timeline

December 14, 1874
Middelburg, Transvaal, South Africa
June 8, 1911
Age 36
November 27, 1912
Age 37
May 10, 1917
Age 42
February 7, 1919
Age 44
June 21, 1922
Age 47
January 8, 1927
Age 52
November 23, 1931
Age 56
Enkeldoorn, Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)