F6/3.3 Sarah Freemantle = Charles Benjamin Trollip
(1832 - ) [m.1852] (1826 - )
Sarah Freemantle was the third child of *Samuel Freemantle and *Sarah Elizabeth Freemantle nee Paxton. She was born on 5.3.1832 in Grahamstown and when she was twenty she married in Colesberg on 12.8.1852 Charles Benjamin Trollip. Sometime after 1844 the family had moved from Grahamstown and, it is known that by 1864, her parents were farming at Kleinfontein in the Cradock district.
[According to an entry in the Albany Chronicle - E. Morse Jones - they were about to leave Grahamstown in 1864, but the birth of their second last child and last one do not seem to have taken place in Grahamstown - these were in 1844 and 1847 respectively. However, no confirmation of this has come to hand.]
Charles Benjamin Trollip was the son of *Benjamoine Trollip and * Mary Ann Trollip nee Holmes and the grandson of *Joseph Trollip and * Susannah Trollip nee Couch, Settlers in Hyman's party on the 'Weymouth'. Charles Benjamin Trollip was born near Bathurst on 16.11.1826. [See the Trollip Family connection to follow]
They had one daughter called Amy, who married Henry Lawrence and she produced two sons and a daughter. The daughter married a Mr. Lance and the youngest son was called Athol Lawrence.
Samuel Freemantle and Emma Freemantle were witnesses to the marriage of Sarah and Charles Benjamin Trollip and it is understood that the couple moved to Vryburg and lived there for the duration of their married life.
[Note: Charles Benjamin Trollip's uncle, Stephen Trollip married (1st) Mary Weller and it is claimed that they had 22 children (refer to the Trollip family tree in the Albany Museum) and then he married (2nd) Mary Toye Warner - there was no issue of this second marriage. (For further information on this couple refer to the section under the Warner Family WF3a Mary Toye Warner - of this collection]
For further information see:
'South Africa' by Anthony Trollope, edited by Peter Howarth M.A. B.Litt. Ph.d. Longmans, Green & Co., 1938.
[For other references in this collection see under:
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[Note: Benjamin Trollip's name is shown on the 1823 Albany Levy and he was a Field-Cornet in 1846/7]
[Note: Through time the name has had many different spellings - Trollop, Trowlope, Trolope, Trollope, Trawlop, Trolop or de Trollips.
Family tradition has it that when the Trollips were leaving with the 1820 Settlers, there was a quarrel and they changed the spelling of their name to Trollip. However, the church registers at Frome, Somerset, England, show that Joseph Trollop married Susannah Couch on 25.9.1794 and all his children were christened Trollop.]
Notes on baptisms in Albany:
Sarah Trollip, daughter of William and Patience Trollip born 20.4.1821 and baptised 24.8.1821 and
John Trollip, son of William and Patience Trollip born 8.5.1828 and baptised 27.12.1829;
also Thomas Trollip, son of William and Patience Trollip born 20.3.1830 and baptised 9.5.1830
John Joseph Trollip, son of John and Martha Trollip born 8.11.1829 and baptised 27.12.1829
and Jacob Trollip, son of John and Martha Trollip born 11.5.1832 and baptised 24.6.1832.