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Caroline Molteno

Caroline Molteno

Female 1852 - 1937  (85 years)

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  • Name Caroline Molteno 
    Born 24 Sep 1852  South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Residence 31 Dec 1893  Kenilworth, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Departure Jul 1920  Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arrival 26 Jul 1920  Southampton, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 66 
    Buried Dec 1937  Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 6 Dec 1937  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1128  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 21 Jan 2018 

    Father John Charles Molteno, Sir,   b. 5 Jun 1814, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1886, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Maria Jarvis,   b. 20 Jan 1831, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1874, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1851 
    Family ID F140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charles Frederick Kennan Murray, Dr,   b. 27 Sep 1847, Enniskerry, Wicklow, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1930, Elgin, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 1876 
    Children 
     1. Charles Molteno Kenah Murray,   b. 4 Mar 1877, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1950, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Thomas Jarvis Murray,   b. 1878, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1936  (Age 58 years)  [natural]
     3. Percy Alport Murray,   b. 14 Jul 1880, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1881, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     4. Elizabeth Maria (May) Murray,   b. 3 Nov 1881, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1972, Bromyard, Herefordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [natural]
     5. Gordon Pettie Murray,   b. 27 Jan 1883, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1972  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
     6. Lenox Biggar Murray,   b. 16 Jul 1884, Paddington St Stephen, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1963, Stroud, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     7. Victor Blenkins Murray,   b. 27 Aug 1887, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1888, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
     8. John Molteno Murray,   b. 2 Dec 1888, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1965  (Age 76 years)  [natural]
     9. Kathleen Caroline Murray,   b. 9 Aug 1891,   d. 9 Feb 1984, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)  [natural]
     10. George Anthony Murray, Maj,   b. 29 Sep 1893, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1918, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F284  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The second eldest daughter of John Charles Molteno. Caroline was an exceptionally beautiful and strongminded woman. She married a Royal Navy surgeon, Dr C F K Murray, over the initial opposition of her father. In addition to their having a large family, Caroline and her husband turned their home, Kenilworth House, into a leading focus for the family after her father’s death in 1886. Caroline involved herself in various public activities, including opposition to Britain going to war against the Boer Republics (1899-1902) and her espousal of the franchise for women at the Cape.

      When her elder daughter, May, started the Chronicle of the Family in 1913, Caroline wrote her Reminiscences which give a wonderful picture of the family and the way of life on the Karoo and at the Cape generally during the 1860s. She died at Palace Court, the London home of her beloved and much admired younger brother, Percy, just a few weeks after he himself had passed away. She kept a journal at various times in her life, some of which hopefully will be transcribed. And you can read Reminiscences of the Old Cape (pdf).

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Sep 1852 - South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 31 Dec 1893 - Kenilworth, Eastern Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeparture - Jul 1920 - Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - Age: 66 - 26 Jul 1920 - Southampton, Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Dec 1937 - Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Dec 1937 - London Link to Google Earth
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