1.    “Handbook for Genealogical Research in South Africa”. R T J Lombard. Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria. 1984; 75-81.

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1.    "Biographical Memoirs and Reminiscences". Cape Town. (nd) 2 volumes. Sir John Gilbert Kotzé.

2.    “Geslagsregister van Theunis Johannes Kotzee en Maria Gloudina Louw”. H P Kotze. Die Raad vir Geesteswetenskaplike Navorsing, Pretoria. 1978

3.    “Handbook for Genealogical Research in South Africa”. R T J Lombard. Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria. 1984.

4.    “South African Genealogies". J A Heese and R T J Lombard : 4 [J-K], Publ: HRSC, Pretoria, 1992.

5.    Die Doopsregistrasies van die Voortrekkers, National Archives, Cape Town [VC 752]

6.    National Archives, Bloemfontein, Cape Town & Pretoria : see document references in text

7.    Kinderen in De Grote Trek Geboren en Gedoopt : De Gemmente van Winburg 2 April 1842-27 April 1848, DRC Archives, Cape Town [F2/1]


Sir John Gilbert Kotze (~ 23 December 1849, Darling and named Johannes Gybertus Blankenberg Kotzé) was Judge President to Paul Kruger, President of the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek (Transvaal Republic) at the outbreak of the South African War 1899-1902. He, together with the rest of the High Court, was unceremoniously dismissed by Kruger following a dispute. He later sat as Judge President on the bench of the High Court of the Cape of Good Hope progressing to the Appeal Court still later. He married Mary Amelia Bell on 17 April 1872 in Holy Trinity Church, Clapham. He died in 1940. He was a cousin of Johannes Albertus Kotzee


An examination of “Die Doopsregistrasies van die Voortrekkers” [VC 752], specifically those of Ds. Linley at Winburg, Ds. W A Krige at Fauresmith and Dss. A Murray & P K Albertyn in Fauresmith (between 1841-1851), revealed no reference to Erasmuses nor Kotzees of this line. The Annual Advertiser 1867 makes no reference to a Kotzee holding any position of note within the town at that time.




The Settler Handbook. M D Nash. 1987




1.     Hugenote-Familieboek. A J Kannemeyer 1940:224-226

2.     Archives Year Book for South African History 1946:392

3.     South African Who’s Who 1908 - 2000

4.     Under Lions Head. Murray M 1964; 25, 53, 135

5.     The Old Houses of the Cape. Fransen H, Cook M A 1965:9

6.     Stamregister van die Suid-Afrikaanse Volk D.F.duT.Malherbe 1966:924

7.     Standard Encyclopaedia of Southern Africa 1973:9;588

8.     Dictionary of South African Biography 1972 :I;654

9.     Dictionary of South African Biography 1977:III;737

10.  The Old Buildings of the Cape. Fransen H, Cook M A 1980:52

11.  Die Groot Afrikaanse Familie-naamboek C.Pama 1983:298

12.  National Archives, Cape Town, Pretoria ~ those listed in the text (and numerous others)

13.  National Archives, Cape Town : Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers of the English Church 1806-1899 [A1939]

14.  National Archives, Cape Town : Baptismal Records of the Dutch Church 1795-1825 [VC 611-616, VC 628-629]

15.  National Archives, Cape Town : Marriage Records of the Dutch Church 1800-1968 [VC 631 & VC 750]

16.  Annual Advertiser : Valuation and Assessment Roles 1800-1827; 1867. Genealogical Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and National Archives, Cape Town.

17.  Woordenboek van de Familienamen (L-Z) in Belgie en Noord-Frankrijk. F Debrabandere. Brussels, 1993.

18.  Precis of the Archives of the Cape of Good Hope (P-S). Volume III. 1982.

19.  General Directory of South Africa (1894-1895 ed.)

20.  The Cape Civil Service List (1888-1891 ed.)

21.  Juta’s Directory of Cape Town (1906; 1909; 1930; 1936; 1946; 1976 eds.)

22.     The Medical & Pharmacy Register of the Cape Colony (1899 ed.)

The Medical & Pharmacy Register for the Cape Province (1914 ed.)

23.     Complete Who’s Who of Test Cricket. C Martin Jenkins. 1980.

24.     Ned. Geref. Kerk in Suid-Afrika (Sinode van Wes en Suid-Kaap) Argief

25.     Archives of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Strand Street, Cape Town (1780-1907)

26.     Archives of the Anglican Cathedral of St.George, Wale Street, Cape Town




1)    Die Onstaan en Groei van Winburg. L B v d Walt. 1928

2)    Winburg 150 : 1841-1991. I L Ferreira. 1992




presented : 9 April 2001