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Alexander Crombie


My great-grand father was Alexander Crombie of Rhodesia.

All I know about him is:

He was born in 1872 in Scotland

Had a sister Eleanor Esther

He married Mabel Mary Cookson in Elmstead Essex in 1899 “8 February 1899 Alexander Crombie, 27, bachelor, civil engineer of Ramsey, Isle of Man married Mabel Mary Cookson 24 of Elmstead, by Licence by her father Osmond Cookson.  The witnesses were Herbert Henry Osmond Cookson, Beatrice Elizabeth Cookson and Ada Annie Harding.”

Was an engineer (so i presume he ahd been to University)

He emigrated to South Africa in 1903/4

He divorced Mabel Mary in 1906 and was given custody of their daughter Mary Elizabeth

He was a mine owner in Penhalonga, Southern Rhodesia

He died in 1925 and his daughter is listed as his only survivor. She herself married Stuart Clarkson in Rhodesia

His father was Alexander Crombie of Thornton Castle, Kir-Kardinshire, Scotland. This Alexander Crombie, an advocate and land agent, in 1804, considerably refurbished Thornton Castle in the following years.


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