Friday, January 11, 2008

My Family Tree - Terry Ann

van der Riet

Dr. Johannes van der Riet (1750 Surgeon D.E.I.C) married Maria Berthault de St Jean.

Dr. Johannes van der Riet was on the staff of the Dutch East India Company - probably from 1746, and it was on his third voyage out to the East that he remained at the Cape in 1750.

He came in the good ship "Snoek". His first appointment out here was to Simonstown as a surgeon and in 1753 he went to the Government Hospital in Cape Town as Second Hospital Surgeon.

In 1761 he became Chief Surgeon to the East India Company at the Cape in succession to Dr. Renault Berthault de StJean, whose daughter, Maria Berthault de St Jean he married on 13th May 1753.

Their fourth child RYNO JOHANNES VAN DER RIET baptised Dec. 10th 1758 married:
(1) Johanna Sophia Wendlij - 11 April 1760 and
(2) Johanna Herold.
He was Landdrost of Stellenbosch at 37 yearsold!
The fifth child begat by his first wife was JOHANNES WERNDLY VAN DER RIET born 14th December 1788 baptised 18th December 1788 and he married Maria Sophia HendrinaHerold on 9th July 1809.

Their ninth child was FEDRICK JOHANNES PERRYN VAN DER RET born at George on 28th November 1820. He married Mary Ann Barry on the8th August 1850.

Their eldest surviving child (one of twins, the other died in infancy) was THOMAS FRANCIS BARRY VAN DER RIET born at Swellendam on 31st December 1851.

THOMAS FRANCIS BARRY VAN DER RIET married Jessie Dand Hayton in April 1877.

Their third child as BASIL HAYTON VAN DER RIET born 14th November 1883.
He married Ella Bertelson in 1912.
Their children:
NINA married William Elliot, children: Shiela, Barry, Ingrid, and Anine
NEVILLE van der Riet married Molly, children Michael and Robyn
THEO van der Riet - deceased WWII 1944
HELEN married (1) Dennis McLure children: Denham and Timothy
(2) Doug Barnes children: Greg

Their fifth and last child BASIL CHARLES VAN DER RIET born 21 September 1923 deceased 8 June 21010, married Margaret Black on 11th April 1957 (divorced 1980)
IAN HAYTON VAN DER RIET deceased 16th September 1975
married Amy Atkins 10th July 1982

Their second child TERRY ANN VAN DER RIET born 9th April married Mark Phipson 5th September 1981 (divorced November 2003). Children:
TAMELA ANN - (married Neil Turner, 8 July 2006)
CHRISTELLA LOUISE - (begat Trinity Ella Jade Walker Phipson, 17 July 2004)
VANESSA JAYNE - (married Shane Weiske, 28 November 2009)
BRONWYN TERRY - (married Daniel Pitman, 18 July 2009)

Their third child PAULA JAYNE VAN DER RIET married Barry Hugh Hulley on 28th May 1994. Children:
JODI JAYNE HULLEY born 6th June 1996
BRITT ELLA HULLEY born 29th January 1998
JACQUI DALE HULLEY born 21st August 2000
JOHN BASIL HULLEY born 2 April 2002

Their fourth child SUSAN MARGARET VAN DER RIET married Brian Lupton-Smith on the 17th December 1994. (Divorced) Children:
SKYLER LUPTON-SMITH born 7th August 1998.
QUINN LUPTON-SMITH born 11 March 2000

This is the summarised version of my family tree as at 14 June 2010
Please send comments if birth dates etc are incorrect. Let me know 'where you fit in' if not on this tree and hopefully we can build the full picture.
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The Name: van der Riet

The Name: van der Riet

In the eastern regions of the Cape Province the name van der Riet is one which is largely allied to the legal profession.

It seems to be a sort of tradition dating from a famous lawsuit in those parts just over a century ago. This was the celebrated Bishop Burnett action in which a Mr. R. J. van der Riet was the sequestrator and which ultimately led to much trumpeting in the House of Commons and the British Press. The first of the actions in which Mr. Burnett was involved by his sequestration began in 1821, but a number of others followed, and together they made up one of the factors which led to the downfall of that autocratic old Governor of the Cape, Lord Charles Somerset.

It is possibly the same van der Riet who was appointed Civil Commissioner at Uitennage and to whom, in 1828, eight Zulu chiefs (brought from Durban to Port Elizabeth in a hommade boat by lieutenants King and Farewell) appealed in his capacity as Civil Commissioner to know on behalf of their overlord Chaka whether his annihilation of all the kafir tribes between Pondoland and the Great Fish River would meet British views and wishes. Chaka had promised to wait two months for a reply before beginning operations, but unfortunately for him he did not keep his promise. He was very soon to learn that his plans were definitely not in accordance with British desires.

Van der Riets to-day are to be found mainly in the older professions, such as law, medicine and education, and the first of their name, Johannes van der Riet, who is described as hailing from "Bergen op Zoom", came to South Africa as second surgeon in the service of the Hon. Dutch East India Company. On May 13th, 1753, he married Maria de St. Jean. One of his granddaughters, Maria Sophie Petronella, in 1798 Married Rynhard Perrijn, a naval "captain-lieutenant" of the Hague.

(quoted directly from family papers in my possession - Terry Ann)