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Thomas Skeggs1853

Name
Thomas Skeggs
Given names
Thomas
Surname
Skeggs
Birth about 1853
Citation details: "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FQP4-1ZC : accessed 24 January 2015), James Arthur Skeggs and Esmeralda Locke, 03 Apr 1929, Marriage; citing item 4, St Michael, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, Record Office, Chester; FHL microfilm 2,262,786.
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859 (Age 4 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/XVwD6F
Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
War from April 1861 to May 1865 (Age 8 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/ETtxkC
Note: American Civil War: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War
Economic Event 1865 (Age 12 years)
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Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867 (Age 14 years)
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Note: The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250 g), and was found by Erasmus Jacobs near Hopetown on the Orange River in 1867. The diamond, cut to a 10.73-carat (2.146 g) cushion-shaped brilliant, is currently on display at the Mine Museum in Kimberley. The discovery of diamonds in South Africa led to the Kimberley Diamond Rush, and marked the beginning of the Mineral Revolution
Economic Event September 1873 (Age 20 years)
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 27 years)

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Note: First Boer War
Economic Event 1881 (Age 28 years)
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Note: In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamestown. However due to the location (the hot lowveld region was rife with malaria) no-one wanted to go there until Auguste Roberts (French Bob) discovered gold in Concession Creek in 20 June 1883. This discovery resulted in a gold rush to the area
Birth of a daughter
#1
Minnie Florence Skeggs
between July 1885 and September 1885 (Age 32 years)
Citation details: Minnie Florence SKEGGS (1885), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=BMD/B/1885/3/AZ/000509/192 : accessed 16 Nov 2018
Economic Event 1886 (Age 33 years)
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Note: Discovery of the Main Reef in Witwatersrand. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precursors to the biggest discovery of all, the Main Reef/Main Reef Leader on Gerhardus Oosthuizen's farm Langlaagte, Portion C, in 1886, the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the subsequent rapid development of the gold field there, the biggest of them all.
Birth of a son
#2
Victor A Skeggs
May 10, 1887 (Age 34 years)
Text:

ABT 1888

Citation details: Skeggs household (5 people), https://search.findmypast.com/record?id=TNA/R39/5646/5646J/025/27 : accessed 17 Nov 2018
Birth of a son
#3
Horace G Skeggs
about 1889 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Alice M Skeggs
about 1890 (Age 37 years)
Census April 5, 1891 (Age 38 years)
Occupation
Gunner Royal Artillery
1891 (Age 38 years)
Birth of a son
#5
Charley G Skeggs
about 1892 (Age 39 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Dorothy E Skeggs
about 1893 (Age 40 years)

Birth of a son
#7
James Arthur Skeggs
June 23, 1896 (Age 43 years)
Citation details: "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FQP4-1ZC : accessed 24 January 2015), James Arthur Skeggs and Esmeralda Locke, 03 Apr 1929, Marriage; citing item 4, St Michael, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, Record Office, Chester; FHL microfilm 2,262,786.
Citation details: Skeggs household (6 people) http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=tna%2fr39%2f4033%2f4033i%2f007%2f07&_ga=1.37864547.1561470702.1438525405 : accessed 15 Jan 2016, citing Ref: RG101/4033I/007/7 Letter Code: LFIC
Text:

DOB: 23 Jun 1896

Note: Age given as 32y at marriage
Birth of a daughter
#8
Florence B “Florrie” Skeggs
about 1900 (Age 47 years)
Occupation
Labourer (Woodyard)
1901 (Age 48 years)

Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 48 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
Census March 31, 1901 (Age 48 years)
Citation details: Household: Thomas SKEGGS (1901), https://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1901%2f0018190989 : accessed 15 Nov 2018
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 46 years)

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Note: Second Boer War
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902

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Note: The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Transvaal and sometimes as the Republic of Transvaal, was an independent and internationally recognised country in Southern Africa from 1852 to 1902.
Historical Event from 1854 to 1902 (Age 12 months)

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Note: The Orange Free State (Dutch: Oranje-Vrijstaat, Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat) was an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century, and later a British colony and a province of the Union of South Africa. It is the historical precursor to the present-day Free State province
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 51 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Epidemic 1906 (Age 53 years)

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 57 years)

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Note: Union of South Africa established
Epidemic 1912 (Age 59 years)

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Note: Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cases of smallpox are discovered in Durban
War from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (Age 61 years)

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Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918 (Age 65 years)

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Note: Spanish flu: An estimated 500,000 people die from the Spanish flu epidemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit country in the world
Marriage of a childJames Arthur SkeggsEsmeralda LockeView this family
April 3, 1929 (Age 76 years)
Citation details: "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FQP4-1ZC : accessed 24 January 2015), James Arthur Skeggs and Esmeralda Locke, 03 Apr 1929, Marriage; citing item 4, St Michael, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, Record Office, Chester; FHL microfilm 2,262,786.
Citation details: Birth registration Keith R.L. SKEGGS: http://search.findmypast.com/record?id=bmd%2fb%2f1931%2f3%2faz%2f001099%2f075 : accessed 31 October 2015
Economic Event October 1929 (Age 76 years)

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Citation details: http://goo.gl/MgHbRM
Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century
Birth of a grandson
#1
Keith Robert Locke Skeggs
May 20, 1931 (Age 78 years)
Citation details: "England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/QVQQ-1FCZ : accessed 26 December 2014), Keith R L Skeggs, 1931; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," index, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
Note: Keith had given the impression that he was born on 20 May 1926
Death of a wifeEmma Hewitt
May 29, 1932 (Age 79 years) Age: 72 years
Publication: Record transcription
Citation details: Death: Emma Hazlewood (1932), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=BMD/D/1932/2/AZ/000404/011 : accessed 16 Nov 2018
Text:

Q2

Citation details: Memoriam: Emma HAZLEWOOD / SKEGGS (1932), May 29, 1937, https://search.findmypast.com/bna/viewarticle?id=bl%2f0000337%2f19370529%2f101 : accessed 16 Nov 2018
War from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (Age 86 years)

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Note: World War II
Historical Event February 14, 1961 (Age 108 years)
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Note: Decimalisation of currency replaces the South African pound with the South African rand
Historical Event May 31, 1961 (Age 108 years)

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Note: South Africa becomes a republic
Deathyes

  1. Generation 1
    1. Thomas Skeggs, gunner Royal Artillery (in 1891) and labourer (Woodyard) (in 1901), was born about 1853 in Hertfordshire, England. He married Emma Hewitt.

      Children of Thomas Skeggs and Emma Hewitt:

      1. Minnie Florence Skeggs (1885)
      2. Victor A Skeggs (1887)
      3. Horace G Skeggs (1889)
      4. Alice M Skeggs (1890)
      5. Charley G Skeggs (1892)
      6. Dorothy E Skeggs (1893)
      7. James Arthur Skeggs (1896)
      8. Florence B “Florrie” Skeggs (1900)
      9. Private
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Victor A Skeggs, son of Thomas Skeggs and Emma Hewitt, was born on May 10, 1887 in Woolwich, Kent, England. He married Elsie .

      Victor A Skeggs and Elsie had 1 child.

    2. James Arthur Skeggs, detective constable (in 1939) and director: Marine Park Hotel (in 1948), son of Thomas Skeggs and Emma Hewitt, was born on June 23, 1896 in Woolwich, Kent, England. He married Esmeralda Locke, daughter of Robert Arthur Locke and Laura Stubbs, on April 3, 1929 in St Michael, Macclesfield, Chesire, England. She was born on April 17, 1906 and died between January 1985 and March 1985 in Penzance, Cornwall, England.

      Children of James Arthur Skeggs and Esmeralda Locke:

      1. Keith Robert Locke Skeggs (19312010)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Keith Robert Locke Skeggs, son of James Arthur Skeggs and Esmeralda Locke, was born on May 20, 1931 in Macclesfield, Chesire, England and died on December 8, 2010 in Gordons Bay, Western Cape at the age of 79.

      Keith Robert Locke Skeggs had 1 child.