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Welcome to the Gorvett Family Tree
4 January 2014 - 8:44:55am

The Gorvett name was originally Huguenot French from the Bretagne area. They came across the channel selling onions and settled permanently in England. There are now branches in South Africa, England, Wales, the United States and Canada; and many spellings of the name including Gorvet, Gorvett, Gouvet, Gorveatt or Gorveatte.

The information on this page provides an introduction and overview to this genealogy.

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The GORVETT Family
4 January 2014 - 8:39:58am

The GORVETT branch of this family tree roots from the descendants of Hubert Duck GORVETT ‎(1904-2000)‎. Born in District 6, Cape Town to Ernest Claude GORVETT ‎(1869-1948)‎ and Kate Engeldew JOHNSON ‎(1870-1913)‎.
The family traces back with the names James, Matthew and William being repeated through the generations - located in the areas of Devon and Bristol, England.
The ANDERSEN Family
4 January 2014 - 8:38:28am

The ANDERSEN branch of this family tree roots back from Christian 'Andy' ANDERSEN ‎(1909-1981)‎, descendant of Fin ANDERSEN ‎(1874-1955)‎ and Alma ABRAHAMSEN ‎(1876-1957)‎ both from shipping families of Sandefjord, Norway. Alma arrived in Cape Town ‎(1903)‎ aboard the Windsor Castle. "She and Finn were married by the Rev, Martin MELK in the Lutheran Church in Cape Town. He obviously spoke Norwegian. They had 6 people at their wedding. Alma wore a simple dress but no head gear - that would not have been considered ethical in those days but an exception must have been made as she went straight from the boat to the church."
The BAINES Family
4 January 2014 - 8:34:10am

The BAINES branch of this family tree roots from Alice BAINES ‎(1911-2006)‎. Captain Colin Cuthbert BAINES ‎(1874-1961)‎ was born on board a British troopship, enroute to India, on the Red Sea to Edgar Francois Eardley BAINES ‎(1872-1953)‎ and Mary Ann Eardley HOWARD ‎(1855-1937)‎
Of a military family, Colin BAINES married ‎(1909)‎ Montessori trained kindergarten teacher Helen BUDDEN ‎(1885-1972)‎ in Kimberley, and later retired with his family to Lady Grey.
The Croxford Family
4 January 2014 - 8:28:33am

The CROXFORD branch of this family tree roots back from Muriel CROXFORD ‎(1904-1986)‎, descendant of the Kidger TUCKER ‎(1834-1913)‎ who sailed for South Africa in 1850; and Sarah Ann HARTLEY ‎(1834-1919)‎ - parents of Ethel Hartley TUCKER ‎(1873-1940)‎ who married Clement James CROXFORD ‎(1871-1937)‎ in 1896.
Born in Grahamstown, 'Clem' CROXFORD "a well known and popular pioneer" arrived on the Rand from Kimberley. A member of the Pioneers of the Transvaal Gold Field, he worked on the first Robinson Gold Mining Co. battery as an amalgamator and later for the Klerksdorp Gold Mining Company.
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Muriel CROXFORD ‎(I14)‎
Birth 27 September 1904 32 31 Concordia, Johannesburg, South Africa
Death 7 July 1986 ‎(Age 81)‎ Hillcrest, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Hubert Duck GORVETT ‎(I13)‎
Birth 16 October 1904 35 33 24 Maynard Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Death 16 November 2000 ‎(Age 96)‎ Amamzintoti, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Christian "Andy" ANDERSEN ‎(I27)‎
Birth 4 February 1909 34 32 Woolwash, Jagersfontein, Free State, South Africa
Death 26 May 1981 ‎(Age 72)‎ Harare, Rhodesia
Alice Constance BAINES ‎(I49)‎
Birth 4 December 1911 38 26 Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa
Death 2 May 2006 ‎(Age 94)‎ Harare, Zimbabwe
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