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James Tennant Molteno, Sir

James Tennant Molteno, Sir

Male 1865 - 1936  (71 years)

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  • Name James Tennant Molteno 
    Suffix Sir 
    Born 5 Jan 1865  Good Hope, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 19 Feb 1865  Good Hope, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 5 Jan 1893  Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1895 
    Barrister U.C.T Cambridge 
    Occupation Between 1898 and 1910  Somerset East, Eastern Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Member of Parliament for Somerset East 
    Occupation Oct 1900 
    Parliament suspended. During Boer War worked for South African Conciliation Committee 
    Occupation 17 May 1902 
    Defended colonist on High Treason 
    Occupation Between 1910 and 1915  Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Speaker of the Houses of Parliament - not a success as did not have an adequate knowledge of Dutch 
    Departure Jul 1929  Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arrival 17 Aug 1936  Southampton, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 16 Sep 1936  London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Borough, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I942  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 Clarissa Celia Holland-Pryor,   b. 5 Jan 1865, Sutton, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1944  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 1889 
    Children 
     1. Clarissa Molteno,   b. 1890,   d. 24 Mar 1947, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. Vincent Holland Pryor Molteno,   b. 22 Nov 1892, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1972  (Age 79 years)
     3. Monica Celia Molteno,   b. 4 Nov 1895, Southsea, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1989, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     4. Audrey Courtenay Molteno,   b. 5 Mar 1904, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1991, Torbay, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F289  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • One of John Charles Molteno’s sons. Brilliant intellectually and a good sportsman, he was one of John Charles’ sons who was sent to Cambridge, where he studied Law. It was while he was there that he met his wife, Clare Holland Pryor. They got married shortly after his return to the Cape, but it did not turn out to be a happy relationship for either of them. Instead James threw his energies into politics. He was elected to the Cape Parliament in the 1890s and remained an MP for nearly quarter of a century. He made his name politically when he broke with the aggressively imperialist politics of Cecil John Rhodes. This led him to become prominent in the Afrikaner Bond, and at one point its parliamentary leader temporarily. James opposed the Boer War, and spent a couple of years during it travelling around the remoter reaches of the Cape Colony defending in the courts and before courts martial Boer ‘Rebels’ – ie Dutch farmers in the Cape who allegedly gave assistance to their relatives and fellow Dutch-speakers living across the Orange River in the Boer Republics. After the War ended in 1902, James was elected Speaker of the Cape legislature. When the Union of South Africa was formed in 1910, he was elected the first Speaker of the Union Parliament. He wrote in retirement two volumes of reminiscences, one of which is available on-line.
    • For more information about James Tennant Molteno see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Tennant_Molteno

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Jan 1865 - Good Hope, Eastern Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 19 Feb 1865 - Good Hope, Eastern Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 5 Jan 1893 - Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Member of Parliament for Somerset East - Between 1898 and 1910 - Somerset East, Eastern Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Speaker of the Houses of Parliament - not a success as did not have an adequate knowledge of Dutch - Between 1910 and 1915 - Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeparture - Jul 1929 - Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - 17 Aug 1936 - Southampton, Hampshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Sep 1936 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Borough, Surrey Link to Google Earth
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