F2/ 4. John Henry Freemantle = Lizzie Bibbey.
(1856 - 1907) (1870 - 1957)
John Henry (Jack) Freemantle was the fourth child and second son of William (Richard?) Freemantle and Phillis Freemantle nee Pitt. He was born on 8th. July, 1856 in Burgersdorp and was baptised in the Methodist Church on 28.9.1856. He was probably educated, like his borther, William Roberts Freemantle, at the Albert Academy, but this has not been confirmed. He was married on 3.6.1891 in Burgersdorp to Lizzie Bibbey. She was born on 26.12.1887 in Cheshire, England. He was a clerk and a storekeeper and they had only one child, a son called Charles Henry Freemantle. John Henry Freemantle died in 1907 in Burgersdorp and his wife lived until 1957, when she died in East London. As a widow she was remarried, on 28.5.1908 in Burgersdorp, to Ernest James Horne.
Note from papers kept by Mrs. Gemmel:
"When Willaim and Jack were grown-up" they were living with their parents at 'Kleinfontein' (near Molteno) "at Dengler's (?) Place"
F2/5[A]Charles Henry Freemantle was the only child of John Henry Freemantle and Lizzie Freemantle nee Bibbey. He was born on 9.2.1894 in Burgersdorp and died on26.5.1963 in Stutterheim. He was a farmer. He married (1st.) Nellie Florence Maud Rouse on 7.4.1919 in Komgha. She was born on 26.3.1899 in McLear and she died on 4.9.1962 in Queenstown. They were divorced in 1949 and he married (2nd) Elizabeth Barnard on 8.8.1951 in Aliwal North. There was no issue of this second marriage but he had one son from the first marriage:
F2/6.[A]a Kenneth Freemantle, who was born on 9.1.1920 in Bloemfontein. He worked for J.C.I.Co., [Johannesburg Consolidated Investment Company] for 41 years, being transferred many times during his career, and retired in 1978. On 14.7.1945 he married Barbara Trenbath, who was born on 16.2.1918 in Brakpan. She was the daughter of Richard John Trenbath and his wife, Mabel Trenbath nee ?. They had two children, a son Roger and a daughter, Leanne.
During his working life they lived in Odendaalsrus, Witbank, Tvl; Randfontein, Tvl; Northcliff, Johannesburg; Honey Dew and Halfway House, Transvaal and were resident in the last named during his retirement. He became a Stores Inspector at J.C.I. and was working at J.C.I. Head Office during the 1970's.
F2/7.a[1a] Roger Freemantle, the eldest child and only son of Kenneth Freemantle and Barbara Freemantle nee Trenbath, was born on17.1.1951 in Johannesburg. As his parents were living in Odendaalsrus in about 1958 and thereafter in Witbank, Randfontein and Honeydew, these were the places in which he spent his childhood and school days. Roger then started to take a degree but did not immediately complete it. In 1989 he was continuing his studying through Unisa in order to obtain a B.A. degree. While at school he was very interested in rugby and athletics, excelling in both.
After school he completed his basic military training and worked, like his father, for J.C.I., where he became a Buyer. However from there he moved on to S.A.B as a Computer User's Services manager.
On 12.4.1980 he was married to Marlene Gerna nee Otto in the Dutch Reformed Church, Halfway House, by ds. Van Staden. She was the daughter of Cornelius Johannes Hertzog Otto, who was born in Cape Town on 22.9.1927. Her mother was Enid Martha nee Juul, also born in Cape Town on 29.5.1930.
Marlene matriculated at Hoerskool Port Natal, Durban in 1972, obtained a B.A. degree from U.O.V.S. in 1975, Teacher's diploma in 1976, also at U.O.V.S.; B.A. Honours from R.A.U. and started a two year course for M.A. psychology in 1989.
They originally lived with their parents at Halfway House, then moved to Timsrand for 4 years, and in 1989 moved again to Vorna Valley in Halfway House. They are both very interested in catering and run a part-time business from home utilizing this interest. They have two children, both bilingual, but presently attending English medium schools.
Their children are:
F2/8[1a](1a) Margeaux Freemantle, born 14.5.1981, Sandton, Johannesburg and
F2/8[1a](1b) Carmen Freemantle, born 28.8.1983, Sandton, Johannesburg.
F2/7.a[1b]Leanne Freemantle was the second child and only daughter of Kenneth Freemantle and Barbara Freemantle nee Trenbath. She was born 0n 12.11.1958 in Johannesburg. She was baptised in the Anglican Church in Odendaalsrus, O.F.S. and pre-schooling was at Greenhills Convent in Randfontein, Transvaal. She attended Primary School at Boschkop Primary in Honeydew, Transvaal. During her childhood her parents resided in Odendaalsrus, O.F.S, Witbank, Randfontein, Northcliff, Johannesburg and, also in Honeydew and Halfway House, Transvaal, so she grew up in these various places as her father was transferred from one to the other.
Leanne matriculated at the Johannesburg Commercial College where she became a prefect. Her favourite sports were tennis and horse riding, especially Show jumping. On leaving school she took a job as a telephonist and typist at Spartan Cages Ltd., where she worked for nine years, ending up as Private Secretary to the Managing Director.
On 14.7.1979, she was married, in Johannesburg, to Anthony Santana by the Rev. Richards. His parents were Joe and Yvonne Santana, formerly of Krugersdorp and Springs. Anthony Santana was educated at the Krugersdorp High School, his main interests were tennis and squash, as far as sport was concerned, and he became very keen on Go-cart racing. In 1978 he represented South Africa at the World Go-cart Championships at Le Mons in France and other races in both Belgium and West Germany. His occupation has been that of Salesman and he is presently (1989) an Estate Agent.
Leanne and Tony (as he is known) live in Halway House, where Leanne runs a successful Ladies Boutique. There are no children of this marriage.
Their main forms of recreation are tennis, cycling and horse-riding, with holidays abroad to France, West Germany, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Mauritius.
Her father added: 'As parents we are proud to have kind, thoughtful and loving children that have never given us any cause for concern even though not particularly outstanding in any sphere.'