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John Charles Molteno

John Charles Molteno

Male 1860 - 1924  (63 years)

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  • Name John Charles Molteno 
    Nickname Charlie 
    Birth 4 Mar 1860  Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born 5 Mar 1860  Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 21 May 1899  Kenilworth, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 17 Jun 1908  Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 23 Jan 1924  Sandown House, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I695  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 Lucy Lindley Mitchell,   b. 4 Jun 1874, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1969, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1897  Lakewood, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lucy Blair Mitchell Molteno,   b. 16 Feb 1899, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Feb 1983, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Caroline Molteno,   b. 6 Oct 1901, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1989, Mowbray, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. John Charles Molteno,   b. 13 Jul 1905, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1971, Elgin, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     4. Christopher Jarvis 'Peter' Molteno,   b. 19 Dec 1907, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 2000, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     5. Elizabeth Virginia Molteno,   b. 23 Dec 1911, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 2003, Oxfordshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    Last Modified 9 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F217  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Eldest son of John Charles Molteno. At a very young age, Charlie became his father, Sir John Charles Molteno’s, secretary. In this role, he not only assisted him in his political duties as Prime Minister of the Cape Colony, but also increasingly looked after his diverse business interests. Following his father’s death in 1886, Charlie managed the main family farm at Nelspoort for many years in association with his cousin, H. A. Jackson. He decided to enter politics on his own account in 1894 and was elected to the Tembuland constituency in the Transkei. He continued as an M.P., with one short break, up to the formation of the Union of South Africa in 1910.

      He married in 1897 an American, Lucy Mitchell, whose family had close South African connections, and he and Lucy settled into their new home of Sandown in Rondebosch, about four miles from the centre of Cape Town, in 1899. They lived there for the rest of their lives together. Charlie died of pneumonia following a routine operation in 1924. His political contributions included opposition to the Boer War, and a growing recognition of the overriding importance of African South Africans playing a full role in Cape politics. On his death, Ons Land described him as ‘a man of firm principles and of earnest convictions. He was a man of character and a strong personality.’
    • For more about John Charles Molteno see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Charles_Molteno

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 4 Mar 1860 - Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Mar 1860 - Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Dec 1897 - Lakewood, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 21 May 1899 - Kenilworth, Eastern Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 17 Jun 1908 - Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Jan 1924 - Sandown House, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa Link to Google Earth
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