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11-05-2009, 10:28 AM
I have been researching my great grandfather Ernest Henry Hart b London 1867 who settled in Johannesburg circa 1902-1905. It is my very recent understanding that he divorced his first wife Adelaide Hart nee Yzerman in 1905- the National Archives show a petition for divorce on behalf of Adelaide in 1905. His daughter Constance Amelia b 1889 is my grandmother. Ernest's parents were Henry Chapman Hart b 1838-1913 and Amelia Hart b1841-1928
I understand that Ernest re-married possibly to an Elizabeth ( Lizzie) surname unknown that he had other children from that marriage including Bernard, Ruby, Lionel, Marie, Clive who were born around Gauten Johannesburg. My data on Ernest and his parents and ancestry pre South Africa is extensive but I know very little about Ernest post 1900. His sister Constance b 1866 London married Albert Santa Maria and the family settled in Rome circa early 1900s or earlier. I have no knowledge of this family.
If any researchers have connections to the families I would welcome contact.
11-05-2009, 3:07 PM
For the South African descendants of Ernest Henry Hart who are also my cousins I am enclosing some more data on my Hart lines.
Ernest's parents ( my 2x great grandparents) were married 28/12/1864 in Bishopsgate London. Amelia Hart b1841-1928 was the daughter of Aaron Hart and Ann Rebecca Crawcour. Her husband Henry Chapman Hart 1838-1919 was the son of John Hart and Elizabeth Jacobs.
Ernest's sister Constance was born 17/12/1865 at 20 Burton Crescent Tavistock Square Middx and Ernest was born at the same address 28/1/1867
The GRO Marriage Certificate of Ernest Henry Hart to Adelaide Yzerman:
18 November 1891 Register Office District of Westminster County of London
Ernest Henry Hart 27 years batchelor -comedian and club proprietor 51 Haymarket St James Westminster -father- Henry Hart- general agent
Adelaide Yzerman 21 years spinster no occupation- 57 Cable Street St George in the East- father- Joseph Henry Yzerman- house decorator
Ernest's father Henry Chapman Hart GRO death certificate:
22 March 1919
Home and Hospital for Jewish Incurables Tottenham
Henry Hart age 83 41 Cowley Road Brixton - formerly Solicitors clerk
cause of death arthritis; cerebral apoplexy
Witness F C Kirby- son in law
GRO Marriage of Ernest Henry Hart's parents
28 December 1864 at the London Tavern Bishops Gate
Henry Chapman Hart 25 bachelor - tailor-20 Lower Kennington Green- father- John Hart-gentleman
Amelia Hart 22 spinster no occupation- Cornwall House Kennington Green- father-Aaron Hart - merchant
Married according to the rites and ceremonies of the Jewish Religion
Married by Nathan Adler Chief Rabbi
Nb He is a relative of the Hart families
As previously stated in the former posting I hold significant data on the Hart/Crawcour and other related families. The Crawcour line also settled in South Africa circa 1900s and their descendants are also still there.
11-05-2009, 3:31 PM
Looks as if he may have been involved in some court cases. See NAAIRS entries here (http://www.national.archsrch.gov.za/sm300cv/smws/sm300ds?2009051116361803A42603&RH=00000002).
These records are in Transvaal so you can get copies via eggsa.org
There are also some Crawcour (http://www.national.archsrch.gov.za/sm300cv/smws/sm300ds?20090511163200DB8FAB81&RH=00000003)references
Well worth having a browse around the NAAIRS site
11-05-2009, 5:30 PM
Many thanks Sue for the SA link- the documents confirm that Ernest was in SA from at least 1905-1916. I know from another site that his descendants were living in the Gauteng area from the early 1900s until the 1970s and may well still be in the area.
This is data from the GRO death certificate of Ernest Henry Hart's mother ( my 2x great grandmother) Amelia Hart.
GRO Death Certificate
6 October 1928
55 Osborne Villas Hove
Amelia Hart age 95 widow of Henry Hart a solicitor's managing clerk- cause of death cerebral haemorrhage; arterio sclerosis
Kittie Miller niece
The End House The Droveway Hove
Nb Amelia was born in 1841 so was 87 when she died
Kittie Miller was the wife of Hugh Miller ( parents Elly Isaac Miller and Charlotte Crawcour).
Kittie's mother Edmee Richards had married Dr Napthali Asher Hart in 1887. Asher was uncle to Ernest.
30-05-2010, 10:43 AM
For my SA Hart relatives- I hold the Divorce Papers for 1905 relating to Ernest Henry Hart and Adelaide Hart nee Yzerman. These papers also refer to the relationship between Ernest and Elizabeth Shaw and state that Ernest was a Commission Agent in South Africa having left Adelaide some 4 years earlier. The known address for Ernest in 1905 was c/o Alfred Elman Box 5879 Johannesburg SA. The Divorce petition which was uncontested refers to addresses in 1904 where Elizabeth and Ernest had lived namely 36 Cleveland Mansions Chapel St Brixton and 5 Coliseum Terrace Gt Portland St.
An earlier 1892 Divorce Petition by Ernest against Adelaide and a co-respondent was rejected.
If my Hart relatives are interested in the documents please contact me.
26-01-2011, 11:56 PM
I hope you are still in touch with this site!
I have been researching a West End club where my ancestor Frederick Wyatt worked as M.C and Dancing Master.
This was run by Alfred Elman and Joe Graham, until 1896, I am fascinated to find any reference to them
01-02-2011, 8:28 AM
In reply to the last message I can't add any details because I have no knowledge of how my great grandfather became involved in a club. This background had no relationship to his parents work or his own family background. Ernest's parents were Anglo Jews and his father Henry had several jobs including commission agent and later solicitor's managing clerk. Henry was the son of John Hart and Elizabeth Jacobs and was a tailor when he married. The Hart family and the Jacobs had been in the UK circa 1760s as tailors and glass manufacturers. There were no other relatives involved in comparable work to Ernest.
When Ernest went to SA he was a commission agent but I have no knowledge as to what specialist area of trade or products.
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