Beryl Esme Oliff

9 June 1885–27 December 1953 (Age 68)
Beaufort West, Cape Province, South Africa

The Life of Beryl Esme

When Beryl Esme Oliff was born on 9 June 1885, her father, John Frederick Oliff, was 28 and her mother, Johanna Pritchard De Villiers, was 29. She died on 27 December 1953, in Strand, Cape Province, South Africa, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Beaufort-Elliott
1882–
Beryl Esme Oliff
1885–1953

Spouse and Children

    Beaufort-Elliott

    Male1882–Male

    Female1885–1953Female

Parents and Siblings

    John Frederick Oliff

    Male1856–1923Male

    Johanna Pritchard De Villiers

    Female1856–1938Female

siblings

(9)

    Ivan Leslie Oliff

    Male1879–Male

    Constance Muriel Oliff

    Female1880–Female

    Clarice Audrey Oliff

    Female1882–1882Female

    Enid Bernice Oliff

    Female1883–Female

    George William Oliff

    Male1884–Male

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1886

Age 1

Gold discovered at Witwatersrand. Johannesburg established.
1897

Age 12

Part of Zululand incorporated into British colony of Natal. King Solomon ka Dinizulu exiled.
1905

Age 20

Last Zulu uprising against British.

Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse personal name Óleifr, a variant of Ólafr ‘Olaf’ ( see Olsen ). The name was always common in Scandinavia, and became popular also in northern Scotland and Ireland, which received Scandinavian colonists at an early date.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Beryl Oliff Beaufort-Elliott, "South Africa, Cape Province, Probate Records of the Master of the High Court, 1834-1989"
  • Beral Usene, "South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004"

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