Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Great-grandmother Annie Woods and her father Patrick Byrne

I am so excited.  After years of research, I have received the following information:

"WOODS, (Mrs.) Annie.
Wife of Charles Woods, Esq. Builder and Contractor,  Doornfontein Johannesburg,T. 
Born near Grahamstown,  C.P.
Daughter of Patrick  Byrne Esq.
Education. Greenhill Convent, Bloemfontein, O.F.S.
Member. Agricultural  Soc.; S.A.N.U. and various local charities.
Her husband is the owner of a large Stud Farm adjoining the Govt. Stud Farm,  Standerton, T.
Favourite Recreaction. Tennis and outdoor sports.

3 daughters, 2 sons- May, Constance, Ivy; Reginald, Harold.
Add: Northwold Lodge, Doornfontein, Johannesburg, T."

My comments:  Having this information opens up many doors in what was a brick wall.  Having received Annie's name and that of her father in very valuable information.  Furthermore, we now know that there was another daughter, May who was still alive in 1938 (the year of the source of this information). 
Having the address of the house where my granny lived as a child is very special to me.

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