The Jura to South Africa & Rhodesia Descendancy of:
Peter / Patrick Fletcher 1827-1897 of Jura & Agnes Eaglesim 1841-1901, of Paisley.

With material relating on the Distaff Side to some family names:

McDonald, Fynn, Bisset, Huntley, Murray, White, Ross, Oakley, Hull, Sander, Spiller-Smith, Mainwaring,
Dawson, Stewart, Harley, Cashel, Napier, de la Harpe, Kelly, Mollet, Walker, Capstick, Cooper, Pantazi,
Ricketts, etc etc'

Details of other Fletcher clansmen of Jura who went to New Zealand, Australia and elsewhere
have come to light during the course of this research, some of which is included below.

Outline of Contents

This file provides links to data submitted by various family members, and by others too.
The names appearing here therefore are mainly only those of sources.
The schema is based generationally on a Family Tree pattern.

The Southern African Branch

The Africa Family Tree

The Africa Family Tree file is of first-hand data compiled from actual family contact
made by N.F. and O.F. It fills in and brings up to date the section on the South African branch
of the Jura Fletchers which Margaret Mason first published in "The Fletchers of Glenorchy" (1973).
Much of this material she received through correspondence with H.E. Fletcher, of Rhodesia, in that era.
The Tree data is up to 2016, more or less; no delivery rooms or funeral parlours have recently been
watched particularly.
Further data submitted will be added to the Tree if possible; as will data to fill the branches that are
obviously still missing.
It would be gratifying to hear from descendants of Isobel Dawson (Fletcher) and her sister
Murray Mainwaring (Fletcher), both born in Namaqualand, Cape Colony, and who went to the
U.K. before WW1. Contact with them became lost after the deaths of their sibling generation.
Similarly, to hear from those descendants of Archibald Fletcher, younger brother of the above girls,
who went to the U.S.A. (see details in Tree, and below).

Material for this family website started to be gathered in about 2007. It had been available those
who had access at a previous address, in a rough form, and much of it perhaps unsuitable for
general consumption. Some of the material is however being redrafted from time to time. Below
is an index/schema giving a sketchy idea of what material this site could contain. The whole process
might take some time ......

Peter/Patrick Fletcher and Agnes Eaglesim

Biographical material and research notes
The Keerom Diary (Namaqualand) 1861-1865
A history of the diary.
The Messelpad etc Smalberger
Transport Devlopment
Lawrence Greene: Oliphants River mouth article
Other old rivermouth details
Other stuff: articles etc - Graham Ross stuff
Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers . Volume 2 1830-1890

Keerom Regained:

H.E.F. letters and photographs (1990details)
N.F. trip and photos (2003), work in progress
Discovery (200?), Florida, U.S.A., a photo (1866?) of Keerom homestead, Namaqualand
"The Keerom Recce": 2009 pilgrimage of Johne, Keith,Garrick, Adam Fletchers
Emails and data from Annelize Erasmus, Springbok
Wildflower bloom 2007, Namaqualand
Their Descendants:

Cape Colony of South Africa

The girls
Bio., Letters, Misc.
Cape Colony -> Rhodesia, -> U.K. branch.
Murry (Minny) b. xx.xx.xxxx, d. xx.xx.xxxx ?
Bio., Letters, Misc.
Cape Colony to Rhodesia (Matabeleland) "Umvutcha" Farm Branch

Robert Alexander Fletcher b. Keerom, Namaqualand, & Annie A. McDonald b. Queenstown, Cape

Fletcher & Espin surveyors
Pat & RA Who 1908
Political career
Umvutcha: Cedric_College_Umvutcha: Hotel; Kipling anecdote etc
Rinderpest_house_extension etc "mystery". St Peter's School. Listed. Pulled down
R.A. trapped in O'Okiep during ABW? Letter about his captors?
Rhodesia Party, Letters etc."

Annie McDonald Material:
Biographical & Recollections of her, etc.
Zeeberberg coach article 1895
Letter from Bulawayo Laager, 15 April 1896. (Photocopies of original letter)
Pages 1 & 2      Pages 3& 4       Pages 5 & 6       Pages 7 & 8        Pages 9 & 10

The letter from the Laager -(Typescript and photos)
Account of going into laager 1896
Letter to brother in law, Pat Fletcher 1897. (Typescript)
"We Went to Cecil Rhodes' Funeral"
Letter to Ida ex Kei
Essay on departure of her son Hugh to WW1
Letters to Family

Blogs and notes by NF
The curse of Mimosa Woods (Park)
Photo. Annie in canoe on Zambezi.
RA & Annie family photos
Letters re Lobengula's kraal:
Letter of anecdotes from Annie to Col. Vaughan-Williams, 19 July 1938
Extracts from Rhodesian Journal, April 1910. A visit to the kraal.
Map of area by R.A. Fletcher, 1910.
The Rudd Concession. The Missionary Tree Gravesite of Annie Fletcher.

Kenneth Fletcher m1. Constance Oakley. m2. Bobs Harley
Data collected, bulletins etc. [Old file] Some links work
Kenneth Letters etc.
News from Callen Hull in Arizona.
Rosalie Hull
(Fletcher) recalls....
Data capture material from Wendy Nolan (Hull)
Douse-The-Glim Anecdote from Wendy
Photos: from Nellie Oakley (Kenneth's sister-in-law), Frances "Girlie" Oakley (m.Myburgh), Wendy Fox (nee van Onselen), by way of Bulawayo, South Africa, Swaziland, Perth. By kind permission of Wendy Fox. Sent by Wendy Nolan.
Data from Winkie Schmolke (Fletcher)
Baby toitoise
Data from Belinda (Schmolke)
Other Hulls

Hugh Murray Fletcher m. Bessy Cashel
Hugh Edward Fletcher m. Annette Esterh.
Research. Graham Ross. etc
Margaret Mason Letters
Their visit to Keerom 1990. Letters to Peter and Neil
Their visit to Keerom 1990. Letter John
Anne Fletcher (m. M. Jack)
Got lucky - from Kentucky!
Anne emails etc.
Celia Fletcher (m. Cox) Celia emails, photos, lost map etc. (was this the one Adam bought???)
Hugh & Annette Celia emails
Elizabeth Fletcher m. Viljoen etc etc
Debbie G.
Aileen Fletcher m. etc
Angus T. m. etc
Lyn B. & the others?

Patrick Bisset ("Ben") Fletcher m. Dolly Napier
Ben and Dolly work in progress
Political career etc etc..
Letters etc etc
Photos etc etc
Royal Visit to Rhodesia 1947
Boo Fletcher m. Plato Mavros
Danae emails etc etc
Patrick Mavros stuff
Patrick Mavros, genets
Margaret Fletcher m. Johnny King
Re Margaret Thatcher & General Walls pdf's
Re Margaret Mason
Her paintings etc

Johne Fletcher m. Phillipa B. Adams
Letter about starting this website.
Emails, etc.
To Rob Fletcher from Mary Harris, Canada.

Distaff Side (Napier) material.

Dorothy Napier's father, Col. Bill Napier:

1893 Pioneer Column material. References in Pat's 1893-4 diary Various photos in Ida's album Various Boer War stuff, photos Various photos in Dorothy to J.P.F. Papers Ian T. stuff. More? to get.

Alister? Archibald Angus Fletcher m. Loraine de la Harpe

Alister Michael (Mickey) Fletcher m. Susan cccc

Felicity Fletcher m. Alvin Cope
PcP's letters from the Orange River. etc
Emails re old RA house, embroidery, other stuff etc
Data capture emails etc

Zimbile, Matabeleland, Rhodesia branch.

Patrick "Pat" Fletcher 1867-1948 m. Ida Eliza McDonald 18xx 195x

Early Letters - Saint Andrews College, Millwood goldfields etc
Letters index
Brounger stuff
Sand River railway works. Virginia.
The Barberton Line. 1893?
The Rand? when
1893 Pioneer Column & Occupation of Matabeleland
The Diary for this period (xxxx-xxxx)
His survey of Bulawayo township. Jan 1894.

Fletcher & Espin, surveyors.
Agency Chambers
Fletcher & Espin letters

Fletcher & Espin Survey Map of Matabeleland
The Base for F&E's surveys. The researcher. Llewellyn-Heany Junction flats etc
Espin link
The other surveyors - Edwards etc
Cattle brand used for 110 years.The Scissor Brand. 1894.
The Matabele Rebellion 1896.
Surveyed Properties of Matabeleland map published London 1897
Other early diaries (given to Salisbury archive 19??)
Letters etc.
Northern Transvaal Farms Survey 190?-190?.
Research Notes etc
Some photographs from Ida's visit to N. Tvl. survey camps.
Later Survey Work
Letters to R.A. from London, 1913: Interviews re. Union/Self Government. BSACo. etc.
Family Letters (?)
Various letters
Freedom of the City of Bulawayo.
Ida McDonald Material:
Biographical stuff
Anniversary presentation
Ida's photo album (Old placeholder file)
Old Stiffs
Fishing;Ida in a rage; meeting QM, etc
Autograph Books [of Mrs.? Webb?]. See early Rhodesiana below .

Pat and Ida Fletchers' Friends:

Ludovic Napoleon Papenfus
His daughter Eileen Papenfus, friend of Sheila
Billy Lynch
Tex Long
Coghlan [make a file/research]
The Porters [make a file/research]

Sheila Fletcher m. Richard KellyThe family in Eire.
Emails from Kelly family
Martin, Ted, Minna
Mary Kelly etc
Photo: Pioneers (named) by Rhodes' statue, Bulawayo, 19xx

Peter Fletcher m. Margaret Mollett. Lived on Zimbile.
PF birth certificate
Zimbile development
Development of agriculture in Rhodesia stuff
Cattle dipping in Rhodesia .. finish
Peter Fletcher's WW2 enlistment disallowed
The Zimbile Diaries of Peter Fletcher 1903-1994
The Paintings of Peter Fletcher
Old books from Zimbile
Italian internees

Old Ndebele woman who came to Matabeleland with Mzilakazi.
Send revised file

Mollet material. links from June Melck
Mollett family photos Cawood link

Anecdotes & miscellaneous:

Lady Heath
Fletcher / Melck

Neil Fletcher

re: Dyke Wright
re: Kennerley Rumford, son of Clara Butt
re: Judith & Garfield Todd
"The Hambone" kopje in the Matopos anecdote

Lyn Fletcher



Owen Fletcher
Glenorchy photos
Battle of Bembesi
The Little Wonder
Dugald Fletcher. Hermit after WW2.
A Brief Biography, photographs, etc
Francis article on Spaceless.
From John 'Red' Oldknow - BSAP (page 12). some Errata Peter/Colin
Refs. to him in his father's letters (above)
War details (anon.) from Plato Mavros
Dugald's Record - from Ian Fletcher
Dugald's knife and beltFind the draft/write it

Colin Campbell Fletcher m. Mary Walker Zimbile, Que Que, Umtali.
Biography, photographs, etc
Picnic (? Mary ? Colin ?)
Emails etc. Emails from Carol
Colin's letter when Peter died. Colin's letter re Aunt Polly.
Ian Fletcher m1. m2.
Photos of Dugald Fletcher after being a hermit.

Patricia (Patsy) Agnes Fletcher

A Brief Biography, photographs, "skundhla" at Zimbile

Further Distaff Side material.

"The Queenstown Gang"(Redo)
Distaff Workpad

Annie & Ida McDonald's:
brother: Hugh McDonald (Nyasaland Administrator(?))
Photos etc
Pat & Esme stuff etc
Ian & Neil etc Their collection. Letters etc
Neil McD's book.
brother: Robert Philip "Bob" McDonald (Rhodesia)

sister: Kathleen ("Chicken") McDonald (Rhodesia)

Her "Annie's kept me in" letter to Bliss Fynn.

McDonald memorial and houses in Queenstown area:

Donald McDonald Memorial
Regarding the state of this memorial and graveyard today

[Insert recent McD. contacts etc. Adelaid McDs Kyle Wade etc etc. Drummond?? photos
Upload Neil McD's book
An Eastern Cape Group In Bulawayo?(Caption error: One of the women was not Bob McD's wife Katherina Botha

And other relatives of the Eastern Cape:

Bertie Fynn
Tempest Fynn
Other Fynn in admin? who Rhodes sent to look at South America
Bliss Fynn
Young Kenneth's letter Photo with Ben and Sheila. ["Ben had a governess"]
In Annie's various letters. Bliss stayed at Zimbile (and elsewhere?) in the 1950's. In Madge's address list : Kimberley & Muizenberg
Fynn, Huntley, Ross, Murray, etc etc

The Cape Province to England branch
Eliza Isabella (Isobel, Iza) Fletcher b.1869, Namaqualand?. m. Richard Dawson
Bio etc. Married 1903. London census etc. (Daughter Patricia born in Tvl?, census) How did the books signed Isabel Dawson came to be at Zimbile?[/from the Tvl? ]Check Patricia in Tree.
The Johannesburg and Bulawayo Branches.
Thomas Arnott Eaglesim Fletcher, b. Port Nolloth?) m. Violet Sander?
Thomas Fletcher, Violet Sanders
Bio etc. [Old file - to be updated]

Lionel Fletcher m. Loris Capstick
Thomas family emails
Biographical material
Dairy industry

Keith Fletcher

Kim Fletcher (m.....)
Kim material

Garrick Fletcher
Research notes, emails, un-PC family trivia, etc. Rhodesian steel industry during UDI sanctions [Find links he sent]

Ronnie Fletcher m. Iris? xxxx
Roderick Fletcher
Old Umvutcha photo etc. wedding tartan etc>

South African Branch

Archibald Fletcher b.10/11.9.1874 Aliwal North
m. ...........

Biographical Material
Archie mainpage
Family outline. Also Agnes' letter mention in Kei?
A mystery discovered by a N.Z. "Fletcher", Dawn Coburn.

Set generations straight here
Contact renewed by Rhodesian branch after 60 years. (200?)

Material from Graham Ross, etc.
Letter to Margaret Parkes, Knysna
Dennis' contact letter
Dennis Fletcher material etc the photos of PcP and Agnes etc.c.v. Trains etc etc
Penny Lovelace correspondence etc
Ken correspondence etc
Cape Province -> Rhodesia Branch

Roderick (Rory) Noble Fletcher b.1879, C.P.m. Amy Spiller Smith?.

Recollections, photos etc. Mining claims, etc
Annette's account of him being found dead, Pat's remark etc"
Patricia "Pat" Fletcher m. Guy Cooper Rhodesian Women etc etc
Letter re Dugald
"The Poultry Industry in Rhodesia". A history to 197? by G. Cooper.
Allison Mortimer
Data capture emails etc from Allison and others
Photos of family etc from Allison
Cape Province -> Rhodesia -> U.S.A.

Angus Somerville Fletcher b. C.P. 13.05.1883/5?m. Helen? Stewart

Angus - Helen, to be updated
Early Letters (1903) written in Cape Town.
British propaganda campaign
How contact was renewed after 50 years

Donald Fletcher Bio
Catherine correspondence

Peter Fletcher
Angus family regained:
Peter Fletcher family, summer 2007, Florida

Jean Fletcher etc correspondence. Keerom Regained.
Raymond Fletcher and Family, Tallahassee, Florida

Angus Fletcher
Bio links.
Comments on Picnic, website etc


The Keerom Diary (Namaqualand) 1861-1865]

Geelong Coach photo. (Ida F. Coll.)
Ian Carruthers: Photo of Jack Carruthers, Papenfus, Lynch? pioneers, and other material.
First Turkish tobacco grown on Umguza, 1904
Concerning old Buildings
Agency Chambers in Bulawayo.
Old Town Hall, Bulawayo.
William Bain building speculation
Building Beit Bridge

Rhodesian Autographs Albums. ca. 1904.
Acquired by Ida Fletcher from Mrs/Mr. Kerr?). Three volumes.
Kerr bio material etc. albums' background, BSAC visit. etc Signatures, tributes, short essays, memoirs including:

Tribute to Umzilikazi & Lobengula by xx.Moffat.
Howard Moffat, Mrs.Moffat

Matabele Wilson on the Matabele and Lobengula.
Page1   Page2   Page3   Page4   Page5   Page6   Page7

Baden Powell on manliness, scouting etc.

H.S. Henderson on how he won the VC.

Further names, signatures, remarks, essays etc. in the albums:

Miscellaneous Rhodesian Trivia
"The Gremlins" Drive-In Menu

Ends Jura - Africa Fletchers.

Some New Zealand and Australian branch details.

A Partial Family Tree for:

Patrick Fletcher dates, place and Helen ?? Merrilees?? dates, places
[This Patrick was the nephew of Peter/Patrick who went to South Africa. See above]

Daughter Agnes Fletcher born in Jura, Scotland
Daughter Mary Kennedy Fletcher born N.Z.
Son Archibald Fletcher
Mary Fletcher m. Henry Beattie?? check born N.Z.
Andrew Beattie m. Alma McFadyen

Dawn McFadyen m. xx Coburn Material from Dawn Coburn:
New Zealand Family Tree
Revealing Doctor Fletcher
Booklet of letters & photographs.
Photo: Annie Fletcher of Jura. Photo: Maybe an aunt of Annie.

Arch Fletcher. Brisbane

Emails etc

Previous Versions: 2007. 2010. 26 April 2016. 13 May 2016 . 17 May 2020
Brought forward 11/2/2017 (provisionally). Last Modified:24 May 2017
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