Magdalena Johanna de WET1782

Name
Magdalena Johanna de WET
Given names
Magdalena Johanna
Surname
de WET
  1. Generation 1
    1. Magdalena Johanna de WET was born on May 30, 1782. She married 2 times. The first time she married Jan Christoffel GREYLING, son of Abraham Carel GREYLING and Geertruy BOTMA, on August 9, 1796. He was born on March 11, 1778 and died on December 31, 1811 at the age of 33. The second time she married Pieter RETIEF on July 4, 1814. He was born on November 12, 1780 and died on February 6, 1838 at the age of 57.

      Children of Magdalena Johanna de WET and Jan Christoffel GREYLING:

      1. Abraham Carel GREYLING (17991838)
      2. Pieter Jacobus GREYLING (1801)
      3. Jan Christoffel GREYLING (1804)
      4. Geertruy Carolina GREYLING (1806)
      5. Maria Petronella GREYLING (1807)
      6. Barend Christiaan GREYLING (18121859)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Abraham Carel GREYLING, son of Jan Christoffel GREYLING and Magdalena Johanna de WET, was born on August 20, 1799 and died on February 10, 1838 at the age of 38. He married 2 times. The first time he married Maria Aletta BOUWER before 1823. The second time he married Johanna Dorothea Elizabeth MEYER, daughter of Cornelis MEYER and Aletta Catharina de LANGE, on April 6, 1829 in Engelse Kerk, Grahamstad, , SUID AFRIKA,. She was born on January 30, 1813.

      Children of Abraham Carel GREYLING and Maria Aletta BOUWER:

      1. Jan Christoffel GREYLING (18231900)

      Children of Abraham Carel GREYLING and Johanna Dorothea Elizabeth MEYER:

      1. Magdalena Johanna GREYLING (1830)
      2. Cornelis Pieter Jacobus GREYLING (1834)
      3. Abraham Karel GREYLING (1836)
      4. Lucas Johannis GREYLING (1838)
    2. Pieter Jacobus GREYLING, son of Jan Christoffel GREYLING and Magdalena Johanna de WET, was born on September 17, 1801. He married Maria Petronella BOTHMA, daughter of Petrus Gerhardus BOT(H)MA(N) and Anna Petronella de WET, on May 18, 1823 in Graaf Reinet, Oos Kaap, SUID AFRIKA,. She was born before May 4, 1806.

      Children of Pieter Jacobus GREYLING and Maria Petronella BOTHMA:

      1. Jan Christoffel GREYLING (1826)
      2. Pieter Gerhardus GREYLING (18291925)
      3. Magdalena Johanna GREYLING (1838)
    3. Jan Christoffel GREYLING, son of Jan Christoffel GREYLING and Magdalena Johanna de WET, was born estimated 1804. He married Aletta Cornelia DURAND, daughter of Jan Jonathan DURAND and Anna Catharina BOUWER, on May 4, 1823 in Engelse Kerk, Kaapstad, , SUID AFRIKA,. She was born on May 30, 1808.

      Children of Jan Christoffel GREYLING and Aletta Cornelia DURAND:

      1. Anna Catharina GREYLING
      2. Jan Christoffel Jonathan GREYLING (1826)
      3. Magdalena Johanna GREYLING (1828)
    4. Geertruy Carolina GREYLING, daughter of Jan Christoffel GREYLING and Magdalena Johanna de WET, was born estimated 1806.

    5. Maria Petronella GREYLING, daughter of Jan Christoffel GREYLING and Magdalena Johanna de WET, was born before October 5, 1807.

    6. Barend Christiaan GREYLING, son of Jan Christoffel GREYLING and Magdalena Johanna de WET, was born in February 1812 and died estimated 1859. He married Margarita (Of Margaretha Of Martha ) Johanna Maria DELPORT, daughter of Michiel Daniel DELPORT and Aletta Elizabeth de LANGE, on October 7, 1830 in Engelse Kerk, Grahamstad, , SUID AFRIKA,. She was born on November 3, 1814 in Naby Morgenzon, , , and died on July 18, 1877 at the age of 62.

      Children of Barend Christiaan GREYLING and Margarita (Of Margaretha Of Martha ) Johanna Maria DELPORT:

      1. Jan Christoffel GREYLING (18311897)
      2. Aletta Elisabetha GREYLING (1833)
      3. Megiel (Michiel) Daniel GREYLING (1835)
      4. Barend Christiaan GREYLING (1837)
      5. Magdalena Johanna GREYLING (1838)
      6. Abraham Caril GREYLING (1840)
      7. Abraham Carel GREYLING (1842)
      8. Izak Johan GREYLING (18441914)
      9. Pieter Jacobus GREYLING (1847)
      10. Jacobus Francois GREYLING (18491881)
      11. Aletta Elizabeth GREYLING (1851)
      12. Margaretha Johanna GREYLING (1853)
      13. Gertruida Maria GREYLING (1855)
      14. Johannes Hendrik GREYLING (1857)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Jan Christoffel GREYLING, son of Abraham Carel GREYLING and Maria Aletta BOUWER, was born on September 22, 1823 and died in 1900 at the age of 76.. He had a relationship with Martha Cartharina CRONJE He married Cecilia Johanna MEYER, daughter of Isaak Johannis MEYER and Sucilea Johanna FOURIE, on October 28, 1843. She was born estimated 1824.

      Children of Jan Christoffel GREYLING and Cecilia Johanna MEYER:

      1. Susilia Johanna GREYLING (18441851)
      2. Maria Alettha GREYLING (1846)
      3. Anna Margarietha Catharina GREYLING (1848)
      4. Abraham Karel GREYLING (18501901)
      5. Cecilia Johanna GREYLING (1852)
      6. Isaac Johannes GREYLING (18541915)
      7. Magdalena Johanna GREYLING (18561879)
      8. Jan Christoffel GREYLING (18591899)
    2. Magdalena Johanna GREYLING, daughter of Abraham Carel GREYLING and Johanna Dorothea Elizabeth MEYER, was born on May 23, 1830 in Somerset Oos, Ooskaap, SUID AFRIKA,.

    3. Cornelis Pieter Jacobus GREYLING, son of Abraham Carel GREYLING and Johanna Dorothea Elizabeth MEYER, was born on February 4, 1834 in Glen Lynden, , ,.

    4. Abraham Karel GREYLING, son of Abraham Carel GREYLING and Johanna Dorothea Elizabeth MEYER, was born on April 2, 1836 in Cradock, Ooskaap, SUID AFRIKA,.

      Children of Abraham Karel GREYLING and Margaretha Maria VAN ROOYEN:

      1. Jan Christoffel GREYLING (1873)
    5. Lucas Johannis GREYLING, son of Abraham Carel GREYLING and Johanna Dorothea Elizabeth MEYER, was born on June 21, 1838.

    6. Jan Christoffel GREYLING, son of Pieter Jacobus GREYLING and Maria Petronella BOTHMA, was born estimated 1826.

    7. Pieter Gerhardus GREYLING, son of Pieter Jacobus GREYLING and Maria Petronella BOTHMA, was born on November 24, 1829 and died in 1925 in Perdekop Standerton, , , at the age of 95.. He had a relationship with PN SKINNER He married Martha Francina GREYLING (third cousin), daughter of Abraham Carel GREYLING and Anna Susanna Elizabeth BESTER, on April 6, 1853 in Potchefstroom, , ,. She was born estimated 1835.

      Children of Pieter Gerhardus GREYLING and Martha Francina GREYLING:

      1. Pieter Jacobus GREYLING (1854)
      2. Abraham Carel GREYLING (1856)
      3. Jan Christoffel GREYLING (1858)
      4. Andries Jacobus GREYLING (1860)
      5. Martha Francina GREYLING (1862)
      6. Margaretha Christina GREYLING (1864)
      7. Heila Magdalena GREYLING (1868)
    8. Magdalena Johanna GREYLING, daughter of Pieter Jacobus GREYLING and Maria Petronella BOTHMA, was born on December 3, 1838.

    9. Anna Catharina GREYLING, daughter of Jan Christoffel GREYLING and Aletta Cornelia DURAND.

    10. Jan Christoffel Jonathan GREYLING, son of Jan Christoffel GREYLING and Aletta Cornelia DURAND, was born on March 2, 1826. He married Petronella Margaretha BOTHA on July 4, 1847 in Glen Lynden, , ,. She was born estimated 1827.

    11. Magdalena Johanna GREYLING, daughter of Jan Christoffel GREYLING and Aletta Cornelia DURAND, was born on January 23, 1828.

    12. Jan Christoffel GREYLING, son of Barend Christiaan GREYLING and Margarita (Of Margaretha Of Martha ) Johanna Maria DELPORT, was born on September 27, 1831 and died on November 16, 1897 at the age of 66. He married Susanna Catharina Magdalena DREYER.

    13. Aletta Elisabetha GREYLING, daughter of Barend Christiaan GREYLING and Margarita (Of Margaretha Of Martha ) Johanna Maria DELPORT, was born on July 12, 1833 in Albanie, , SUID AFRIKA,.

    14. Megiel (Michiel) Daniel GREYLING, son of Barend Christiaan GREYLING and Margarita (Of Margaretha Of Martha ) Johanna Maria DELPORT, was born on April 3, 1835 in Cradock, Ooskaap, SUID AFRIKA,. He married 2 times. The first time he married Anna Maria Jacoba VILJOEN. The second time he married Francina Johanna VAN VUUREN.

      Children of Megiel (Michiel) Daniel GREYLING and Anna Maria Jacoba VILJOEN:

      1. Barend Christiaan GREYLING (1858)
    15. Barend Christiaan GREYLING, son of Barend Christiaan GREYLING and Margarita (Of Margaretha Of Martha ) Johanna Maria DELPORT, was born on February 24, 1837. He married Anna Elizabeth MARNEWICK estimated 1857.

    16. Magdalena Johanna GREYLING, daughter of Barend Christiaan GREYLING and Margarita (Of Margaretha Of Martha ) Johanna Maria DELPORT, was born on August 27, 1838.

    17. Abraham Caril GREYLING, son of Barend Christiaan GREYLING and Margarita (Of Margaretha Of Martha ) Johanna Maria DELPORT, was born on December 27, 1840.

    18. Abraham Carel GREYLING, son of Barend Christiaan GREYLING and Margarita (Of Margaretha Of Martha ) Johanna Maria DELPORT, was born on October 30, 1842.

    19. Izak Johan GREYLING, son of Barend Christiaan GREYLING and Margarita (Of Margaretha Of Martha ) Johanna Maria DELPORT, was born on November 7, 1844 and died on October 18, 1914 at the age of 69.

    20. Pieter Jacobus GREYLING, son of Barend Christiaan GREYLING and Margarita (Of Margaretha Of Martha ) Johanna Maria DELPORT, was born on February 6, 1847.

      Children of Pieter Jacobus GREYLING and Margaretha Johanna VAN DER MERWE:

      1. Maria Elizabeth GREYLING (18691938)
    21. Jacobus Francois GREYLING, son of Barend Christiaan GREYLING and Margarita (Of Margaretha Of Martha ) Johanna Maria DELPORT, was born on July 22, 1849 and died in 1881 in Majuba, , , at the age of 31.

    22. Aletta Elizabeth GREYLING, daughter of Barend Christiaan GREYLING and Margarita (Of Margaretha Of Martha ) Johanna Maria DELPORT, was born on June 7, 1851.

    23. Margaretha Johanna GREYLING, daughter of Barend Christiaan GREYLING and Margarita (Of Margaretha Of Martha ) Johanna Maria DELPORT, was born on February 14, 1853.

    24. Gertruida Maria GREYLING, daughter of Barend Christiaan GREYLING and Margarita (Of Margaretha Of Martha ) Johanna Maria DELPORT, was born on January 8, 1855.

    25. Johannes Hendrik GREYLING, son of Barend Christiaan GREYLING and Margarita (Of Margaretha Of Martha ) Johanna Maria DELPORT, was born on March 3, 1857.

Birth May 30, 1782

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MarriageJan Christoffel GREYLINGView this family
August 9, 1796 (Age 14 years)

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Abraham Carel GREYLING
August 20, 1799 (Age 17 years)

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December 22, 1799 (Age 17 years)

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Pieter Jacobus GREYLING
September 17, 1801 (Age 19 years)

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Christening of a sonPieter Jacobus GREYLING
November 25, 1801 (Age 19 years)

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Jan Christoffel GREYLING
estimated 1804 (Age 21 years)

Christening of a sonJan Christoffel GREYLING
October 28, 1804 (Age 22 years)

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Geertruy Carolina GREYLING
estimated 1806 (Age 23 years)

Christening of a daughterGeertruy Carolina GREYLING
April 4, 1806 (Age 23 years)

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Maria Petronella GREYLING
before October 5, 1807 (Age 25 years)

Christening of a daughterMaria Petronella GREYLING
October 5, 1807 (Age 25 years)

Death of a husbandJan Christoffel GREYLING
December 31, 1811 (Age 29 years)

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Barend Christiaan GREYLING
February 1812 (Age 29 years)

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MarriagePieter RETIEFView this family
July 4, 1814 (Age 32 years)

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Marriage of a childAbraham Carel GREYLINGMaria Aletta BOUWERView this family
before 1823 (Age 40 years)

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Marriage of a childJan Christoffel GREYLINGAletta Cornelia DURANDView this family
May 4, 1823 (Age 40 years)
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May 18, 1823 (Age 40 years)
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Marriage of a childAbraham Carel GREYLINGJohanna Dorothea Elizabeth MEYERView this family
April 6, 1829 (Age 46 years)
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Marriage of a childBarend Christiaan GREYLINGMargarita (Of Margaretha Of Martha ) Johanna Maria DELPORTView this family
October 7, 1830 (Age 48 years)
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Death of a husbandPieter RETIEF
February 6, 1838 (Age 55 years)

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Death of a sonAbraham Carel GREYLING
February 10, 1838 (Age 55 years)

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Death of a sonBarend Christiaan GREYLING
estimated 1859 (Age 76 years)

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"Paul & Deirdre Snook" <[email protected]> wrote: I thought this article from the Natal Witness might be of some interest to the list http://www.witness.co.za/content/2004_01/21292.htm Who was the widow Retief? In recent articles in The Witness, the possible demolition of the historic house of the widow Retief was debated. Because of public pressure, the KwaZulu-Natal Heritage Council decided last week that 225 Church Street, Pietermaritzburg should be preserved. They should be congratulated on this brave decision. Part of this house once belonged to the wife of Pieter Retief, the Voortrekker leader, after whom Pietermaritzburg was partly named. Sadly, the house of the widow Maritz, wife of Gert Maritz after whom the other half of Pietermaritzburg was named, was not so fortunate a couple of years ago, and had to bite the dust to make way for McDonalds. But who was the widow Retief? As with most histories, men played the main role and women were the distant shadows behind their male counterparts. In this instance, the widow Retief is also exclusively known because of her relation to her famous husband. But who was she in her own right? Magdalena Johanna "Lenie" De Wet was born in 1782 at Zwartberg in the Swellendam district as the fifth of six children. She first married Field-Cornet Jan Christoffel Greijling with whom she had 9 children. After his death in 1811, she married again in 1814 to Piet Retief. Besides taking responsibility for a huge step-family, Retief had a further 6 children with his wife Lenie. Her new life was not an easy one, for Retief was a restless person who was making a living as general dealer, baker, miller, butcher, liquor trader, auctioneer, timber merchant and building contractor on the eastern frontier towns of Uitenhage and Grahamstown. By 1834, he was forced to surrender his estate. During this time they also farmed on "Mooimeisiesfontein", named after Lenie, who by all accounts was a good-looking woman and referred to by Retief as his "mooi meisie". They hereafter moved high up in the Winterberg where Retief became involved in the struggle of the border farmers. After the p! ublication of his Manifesto in 1837, which broadly stated the reasons for the Great Trek, Retief and his family departed for Natal. Retief was elected Governor of the united trek parties and took it upon himself to negotiate with Dingane, the Zulu king, for land in Natal on which the Trekkers could settle. From the private letters of Piet to Lenie, it is evident that he shared his most inner feelings and fears with her. They must have been trusted partners and one can only speculate on the degree of influence she had on him. One of her most trying experiences must have been when she received the news of the death of her husband who was killed on January 6, 1838 at the hands of the Zulu. News of the events only came two weeks later. Not only was her husband killed but also two of her sons and a son-in-law, three days before the laagers along the Bushmen's River were attacked by the Zulu. Miraculously, Lenie's lager was not amongst them. Hereafter, the reverend Erasmus Smit and his wife took pity on the widow Retief. Smit "spoke and comforted her in her misfortune according to the word of God." The previous year, Lenie showed empathy with the Smits following the death of their son Salomon by making a burial shroud, a pleated collar, a cap and a covering for the face and head. Lenie was amongst the first mourners to comfort the family. The widow Retief was not immune to the daily trials of the trek and at one point Erasmus Smit recorded in his dairy that "we received the news that the wagon of Mrs Retief, while travelling through the river to the other side, capsized, but God be thanked, she has not been hurt." After the Battle of Blood River in December 1838, the Voortrekkers were, in early 1839, free to settle in their new capital of Pietermaritzburg, partly named after her husband. Her son from her first marriage, Pieter Greijling, laid out the town, and one of the streets is still named after him. The widow Retief was granted Erf 22 Church Street. She must have immediately erected a substantial dwelling for, before the building of the first reed church or the completion of the Church of the Vow by 15 March 1840, the first church services, baptisms and even weddings took place in her house. Because the Reverend Smit was already old and weakened, the widow Retief, her three daughters and other persons decided to make contributions towards the building of a pulpit. The core of this pulpit is still to be seen in the Church of the Vow. The widow Retief was an ardent supporter of Smit and with the virtual excommunication of him by the official church authorities and replacement by the American missionary Daniel Lindley, the fortunes of the widow Retief also changed. When in 1840 the widow Retief requested a pension, it was decided to grant her the erf in Church Street as a present. To survive, she now had to earn her living with her hands by baking bread and biscuits. She also planted mealies and pumpkins and had some head of cattle. By now, only five of her 15 children were still alive. In 1843 she rendered an account to the Volksraad for delivering bread and biscuit to the burghers for consumption the previous year during the skirmish at Congella near Port Natal. A total of 94 Riksdaalders were paid out. By the middle of 1844, she got the help of the prolific Charles ?tienne Boniface to present to the Volksraad two petitions on her behalf, in which she requested a pension. He pleaded her sad and sorrowful state and concluded that it would be unforgiving of the Volksraad to deny her as the widow of the immortal Piet Retief. Upon investigation, it was determined that the erf in Church Street was given to her as a form of pension and that the treasury could not afford another form of compensation. After the British annexation of Natal, many Trekkers left their lost Republic of Natalia to settle in the areas to the north of the Orange and Vaal Rivers. Retief probably left Pietermaritzburg in 1848 with her daughter Deborah and her husband to settle in the town of Potchefstroom, leaving behind her dearest friends the Reverend Erasmus Smit and his wife Susanna. There the Dutchman Jacobus Stuart (grandfather of James Stuart of the analogous archives) found her in the early fifties, still living in poverty. By now, at least, the Transvaal government had granted her a pension of 15 shillings a month. Today, it is still not known when she died or where she is buried. She was remembered, however, in 1938, when the well-known poet and author Uys Krige wrote an epic drama for the centenary of the Great Trek and named it "Magalena Retief". a.. Louis J. Eksteen is the Chairman of the Natal Voortrekker Grave and Monuments Committee. Publish Date: 26 January 2004