Western Cape, CAPE TOWN, Maitland, Woltemade Cemetery
This cemetery was opened in around 1886. Some of the memorials and gravestones from the closed & later demolished Somerset Road cemetery were taken to Maitland from around 1907 to the 1920's. About forty memorials/stones are known to have been moved to Maitland.
Have a look at these examples - James ADAMSON and his wife from the 1870's, the earliest minister of the Scottish church in Cape Town; John & Elizabeth FAIRBURN from the 1840's, the latter being daughter to Dr John PHILIPS the missionary and Christian HOHNE who died 1820, director of the Slave Lodge. (Source: https://www.ancestors.co.za/somerset-road-cemetery-lost-inscriptions/)
Album incomplete, we do not have photos of all the headstones.
Photographs by Arnoldus Bestbier, Philip Botha, Stuart Gray, Garrett de Villiers, Anne Clarkson, Alta Griffiths, Tanite Smart, Glenda Thorpe, Tombi Peck, Ann Tiran, Michelle de Jager, Betsy Jane Scot, John Schwartz, Cheryl Stoner, Merle Loubser, Heather MacAlister, Guy Barker, Erica Liebenberg & Tienie Ras.
eGGSA captions done by: Esmé van der Westhuizen, Lorraine Beechey, Heleen Nel, Heather Gane, Andrié Labuschagne, Ann Tiran, Angela de Klerk, Alta Griffiths, Eleanor Garvie, Nico Hamman, Alex van Niekerk, Eileen de Jager, Celeste Rachmann, Annatjie Erasmus, Betsy Jane Scott, Deirdré Eygelaar, Wilna Eygelaar, Riana le Roux, Catherine du Toit, James Anderson, Mariette van Zyl, Terry Terblanche, Andries Holtzhausen, Sue van der Berg, Elmari Keyser, Annette Meyer, Charmaine Carstens, Magda Alberts, Rob Jones, Brenda Gassner, Kokkie Duminy & Fern Swales
Information also available on the GGSA Cemetery DVD:-
Cemetery ID: 1344
Names in cemetery: 4531
Google Earth Project Information:-
GPS: -33 54.849, 18 32.350
Date: 23 May 2008
Contributed by: eGGSA
Size: 35 items
(26499 items total)