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John CRAVEN was born 6 Aug 1837, Steeton, Yorkshire, England, d. 22 Jun 1890, son of John CRAVEN and Sara Ann CLOUGH, married on 26 May 1870, Harrismith, OFS, to Catharina Helena ROOS b. (=born) 23 Sep 1853, Elandsfontein, Lindley, OFS, d. 18 Nov 1938, Danielsrust, Lindley, OFS, daughter of Cornelis Johannes ROOS b. 1813 and Anna Catharina de WET b. 1819. John Craven junior was a trader and later a farmer.


b1. Anna Catharina b. 7 Aug 1871, (Bethlehem, Orange Free State), d. 25 Dec 1935, married on 9 Sep 1890, Lindley, OFS, to John BAXTER b. 28 Mar 1859, Chester, England, died 13 Nov 1944 Bloemfontein.

b2. John b. 15 Nov 1873, d. 1 Jul 1941 married Susanna Margaretha MULLER, b. ca 1876, d. 5 Mar 1950, daughter of Johannes Petrus MULLER.

b3. Cornelis William b. 3 Jan 1876, Kraalpunt, Bethlehem, OFS, d. 3 Feb 1886.

b4. Thomas Clough b. 16 Dec 1877, Kraalpunt, Bethlehem, OFS, d. 27 Feb 1921, Lindley, OFS, married Maria Magdalena CILLIERS b. ca 1881.

b5. Sara Ann b. 22 May 1880, d. 21 Feb 1962, Kroonstad, married in May 1903, Lindley, to Claude Chantry RAWSTONE b. 14 Dec 1868, Fort Beaufort, Cape Colony, son of William Henry RAWSTONE.

b6. James Roos b. 28 Jun 1882, Bethlehem, OFS, d. 9 Feb 1934, Dagbreek, Lindley, married on 18 Apr 1906 to Maria Susanna HARTMAN b. 2 Jul 1882, d. 23 May 1958, Lindley, OFS, daughter of Daniel Godfried HARTMAN b. 1852 and Maria Cornelia MULLER b. ca 1854.

b6c3. Dr Daniel Hartman CRAVEN b. 11 Oct 1910, Lindley, Orange Free State, d. 4 Jan 1993, Stellenbosch, the third of seven children, married 2 Jul 1938 (later divorced) to Beyera Johanna HAYWARD b. 1 Jun 1914, d. 2007, daughter of George HAYWARD. Second marriage 30 May 1975 to Martha Jacoba Maria COETZEE.
Quoting from Lucas Rinken’s eSAGI v6.0: Daniel (Danie) Hartman CRAVEN:
“South African Sportsman. President of the South African Rugby Board. Educated at University of Stellenbosch and in Europe. Became an outstanding rugby player. In 1931 played for South Africa against Britain, in 1933 and 1937 against Australia, in 1937 against New Zealand and in 1938 captained the South African Team against Britain. During World War II served in the South African Forces as Lieutenant-Colonel, and later joined the staff of the University of Stellenbosch as Professor of Physical Education. Managed several Springbok teams and wrote extensively on rugby.”
Daniel H Craven was accepted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame in 1997, the first of several South Africans since.

In 1981 Daniel H Craven received the State President's Award for Exceptional Service, as well as the honorary citizenship of the city of Stellenbosch. Daniel H Craven earned doctorates in the fields of ethnology, psychology and physical education, respectively. He was the author of several books as solo and co-author on rugby, including his autobiography.

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b7. Catharina Helena b. ca 1886 married on 27 Dec 1904, Lindley, to Evelyn Every Everest JELLIMAN b. 12 Mar 1881, Queenstown, d. 21 Jul 1956, Parys, OFS. (A second marriage certificate was found; dated 27 Dec 1905 and claiming to be a true copy of the original.)

b8. Joseph b. 21 Aug 1888, (baptised in Wesleyan Church, Bethlehem, OFS), d. 29 Jun 1930, married on 23 Jul 1913 to Martha Ryna Naude de BEER b. 19 Jun 1891, Lindley, OFS, d. 15 Jul 1975, Lindley, OFS, daughter of Matthys Andreas de BEER b. 1863, d. 1910 and Debora Johanna HATTINGH b. 1869, d. 1951.

General sources:
NAAIRS, Familysearch,, UK Census, Lucas Rinken eSAGI v6.0,, SAGenealogie (Jan van Jaarsveld, Helena Garner).

Compiled and written by Johannes G Bosch, Virginia, USA.

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