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John Charles Molteno, Sir

John Charles Molteno, Sir

Male 1814 - 1886  (72 years)

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  • Name John Charles Molteno 
    Suffix Sir 
    Born 5 Jun 1814  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth registered Bavarian Ambassador's Chapel
    Gender Male 
    Education 1830  Ewell, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Educated at Ewell 
    Destination 1831  Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sailed to South Africa. Duties at Public Library in Cape Town 
    Occupation First Cape Prime Minister 
    Occupation 1837  South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Started own commercial business 
    Residence 1852  Beaufort West, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 10 Jun 1876  Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 11 Aug 1877  Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 24 Sep 1878  Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 14 Nov 1880  Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Retired Aug 1882  Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Sep 1886  Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1 Sep 1886  Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I444  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2019 

    Father John Molteno,   b. 1 Mar 1788, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1827, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Mother Caroline Bower,   b. 26 Dec 1790, Southwark, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1866, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 3 May 1813  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Maria Hewitson,   b. 1814, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1845, Nelspoort, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 10 Oct 1844  Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Infant Molteno,   b. 15 Jul 1845, Nelspoort, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1845, Nelspoort, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F141  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 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 
    Children 
     1. Caroline Molteno,   b. 24 Sep 1852, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1937, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Elizabeth Maria Molteno,   b. 24 Sep 1852, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1927, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. John Molteno,   b. 24 Apr 1855, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1856, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. Maria Molteno,   b. 24 Dec 1856, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1903, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     5. Hercules Jarvis Molteno,   b. 13 Jan 1858, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1861, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     6. John Charles Molteno,   b. 5 Mar 1860, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1924, Sandown House, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     7. Percy Albert Molteno,   b. 12 Sep 1861, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1937, Zürich, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     8. Frank Molteno,   b. 16 Sep 1863, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1926, Good Hope, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     9. James Tennant Molteno, Sir,   b. 5 Jan 1865, Good Hope, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1936, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     10. Victor Grey Molteno,   b. 13 Apr 1866, Good Hope, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1926, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     11. Alfred Bower Molteno,   b. 10 Jan 1868, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1873, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     12. William Wallace Dickenson Molteno,   b. 3 Dec 1869, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1931  (Age 61 years)
     13. Vice-Admiral Vincent Barkly Molteno, C.B.,R.N.,   b. 30 Apr 1872, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1952, Farnham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     14. Sophia Maria Molteno,   b. 22 Mar 1874,   d. 8 Feb 1875  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Sibylla Marie "Minnie" Blenkins,   b. 8 Jun 1847, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1926  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 1875 
    Children 
     1. Minnie Evelyn Molteno,   b. 13 May 1876, Cape Colony, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1953, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Edward Bartle Frere Molteno,   b. 31 May 1877, Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1950, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Clifford William Blenkins Molteno,   b. 2 Aug 1878, Claremont, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1958  (Age 80 years)
     4. Henry Anderson Molteno,   b. 30 Sep 1880, Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1969, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F139  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Eldest son of John Molteno and Caroline Bower of London. Emigrated at the age of 16 to the Cape Colony. Became a merchant; later pioneered merino sheep farming at Nelspoort in the Karoo. Elected to the first legislature of the Cape Colony in 1854. Pressed for responsible government (whereby the executive of ministers is accountable to Parliament, and not to the colony’s British Governor), and became the Cape Colony’s first Prime Minister in 1872. Married three times. His first wife, Maria Hewitson, died tragically in childbirth in 1845. By his second wife, Elizabeth Maria Jarvis, John Molteno had ten children who survived infancy and from whom the majority of Moltenos today trace their descent – Betty, Caroline, Maria, Charlie, Percy, Frank, James, Victor, Wallace and Barkly. Following the death of Elizabeth Maria, John Charles married ‘Minnie’ Blenkins; they had four children – Minnie, Ted, Clifford and Harry. None of these ever married or had children. John was knighted sometime after he had been ousted, contrary to established parliamentary convention, as Prime Minister by the then Governor.
    • For more information about John Charles Molteno see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Charles_Molteno

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Jun 1814 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Educated at Ewell - 1830 - Ewell, Surrey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDestination - Sailed to South Africa. Duties at Public Library in Cape Town - 1831 - Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Started own commercial business - 1837 - South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Oct 1844 - Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1852 - Beaufort West, Western Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 10 Jun 1876 - Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 11 Aug 1877 - Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 24 Sep 1878 - Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 14 Nov 1880 - Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRetired - Aug 1882 - Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Sep 1886 - Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Sep 1886 - Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Histories
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