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Abraham Henry  Gie

Abraham Henry Gie

Male 1895 - 1982  (86 years)


  • Name Abraham Henry Gie  [1
    Known as "Bram" 
    Birth 11 Mar 1895  Griquatown, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3
    • Domestic Announcements: Births: Sons: Gie, Mrs. George G., Griquatown, March 28 [sic] [South Africa Magazine, 02 May 1896]
    Education - 1912  South African College Schools, Cape Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    • At Junior and Senior schools
    Education 1912 - 1915  South African College, Cape Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    • Graduated with Bachelor Degree (Hons.) in Applied Maths and Physics. [3]
    Military Service 1915 - 1917  German East Africa Find all individuals with events at this location ; 6th South African Horse  [3
    • Joined The Cape Peninsula Rifles (a company made up exclusively of SACS students) in 1914 at outbreak of WW1, then 6th South African Horse after graduating in 1915. Fought in German East Africa and was discharged in April 1917 unfit for war service after contracting tick fever and malaria. [3]
    Education 1919 - 1921  University College, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3
    • Rhodes Scholar (awarded in 1915)
    • Represented Oxford at rugby, rowing and swimming [3]
    Degree/Qualif. 1921  Oxford University Find all individuals with events at this location ; BA  [3
    • Jurisprudence
    Degree/Qualif. 1922 -  LLB, MA, BCL  [1, 3
    Occupation abt 1925 - 1980  Cape Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location ; Solicitor  [2
    • Joined his father's firm Herold Gie (later Herold Gie & Broadhead). Retired as Senior Partner in 1980 aged 85! [3]
    Residence 1925 - 1929  Holywell, Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 3
    Marriage 16 Jun 1925  St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2
    Josephine Clara Tatham,   b. 07 Dec 1900, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1984, Cape Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence abt 1929 -  Guizelle, Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Death Feb 1982  Cape Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Notes 
    • Prominent & long-established Cape Town family. He was 8th generation Cape Huguenot. A line on one pedigree goes back to 1280 at Arnhem. [3]
    • Mr. Gie, who served during the Great War, and was a Rhodes Scholar, is nephew of the late Rt. Hon. W. P. Schreiner, and his sister, Olive Schreiner, the Novelist. [Curtis] [1]
    • Gie, Abraham Henry. b. 11 March 1895, Griquatown Dist of Hay. Solicitor; Mem of firm Herold, Gie & Broadhead; Gen Sec. in S.A. for Rhodes Scholarship Trust. Education: S.A.C.S. [Rhodes Scholar 1915] old S.A.C. & Univ. Coll., Oxford. Son of George Gerhard Gie. Marr. Josephine Tatham, June 1925, dau. of Mr. F.S. Tatham, Justice of Natal. 3 daughters. [Who's Who in Southern Africa, 1966]
    • Various writings: "Gie Family Vol.1" (-1727), "Gie Family Vol.2" (1727-), reminiscences of SACS, business, travels. [3]
    • Stamp collection: "A Postal History of the Cape of Good Hope"; contained covers addressed to various VOC officials including Jan van Riebeek.
    • His mother died when he was four and his father never remarried. He was raised by his grandmother Barbara Johanna (née Reitz). [3]
    • Directorships at Netherlands Bank, SA Permanent Building Society, Guardian Assurance, Parker Pen and Thomas Cook & Son. Chairman of Cape Town Rotary (1940). General Secretary of Rhodes Scholarship Trust South African region. Foundation and Honorary Life Member of the Western Province Sports Club. Member of Kelvin Grove Club and 3 times club champion (bowls). Member Newlands Cricket and Rugby Ground where he held perpetual seating in the selectors' reserve. [3]
    Person ID I1410  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2014 

    Father George Gerhard Gie,   b. est 1865, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Charlotte Elizabeth Steytler,   b. est 1870, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt 1899, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Notes 
    • Other children: Johan, George (d), Charles [3]
    Family ID F0633  Family Group Sheet

    Family Josephine Clara Tatham,   b. 07 Dec 1900, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1984, Cape Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Marriage 16 Jun 1925  St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2
    Abraham Henry Gie & Josephine Clara Tatham
    Abraham Henry Gie & Josephine Clara Tatham
    Marriage register
    Notes 
    • met while at Oxford University 1920-1921
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
    +3. Living
    Last Modified 12 May 2012 
    Family ID F0096  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 11 Mar 1895 - Griquatown, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - - 1912 - South African College Schools, Cape Town, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1912 - 1915 - South African College, Cape Town, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - 6th South African Horse - 1915 - 1917 - German East Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1919 - 1921 - University College, Oxford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - BA - 1921 - Oxford University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Solicitor - abt 1925 - 1980 - Cape Town, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1925 - 1929 - Holywell, Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 16 Jun 1925 - St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 16 Jun 1925 - St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt 1929 - - Guizelle, Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Feb 1982 - Cape Town, South Africa Link to Google Earth
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    Abraham Henry Gie (1895- )
    Abraham Henry Gie (1895- )

  • Sources 
    1. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    2. [S18] Who's Who / Who was Who, Who's Who in Southern Africa, 1966.

    3. [S03] Family Members, DL.