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South African Duries

We are just beginning to explore the South African Duries.

First to respond was Gerald Carstens and his mother Rina, (born Durie). They have proof of their family back to 1870 to the marriage of George Durie to Allison Purvis. George worked on a farm in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland.

Their son David, born in 1872, became a highly respected teacher - his testimonials are fascinating - and later, in 1899, left for South Africa. In 1904 he married Judith Margaret (Edith) Rademeyer in Brandfoot, Free State, and had a large family.  Not forgetting David's family's roots they called their house Haddington. (Full story in the PDF downloadable file at the bottom of the page.)

Are you descended from David and Edith Durie?
Or from whom are you descended? Please send us information on your family.
When did your family arrive in South Africa?

If you have someone or a history for us to consider adding to the website please send your copy (attached in Word Document or Plain Text only) by email, accessible from our Contact page. If possible attach photographs in Jpeg format (.jpg). All information will be reviewed and may be used in a Newsletter and/or posted on the website and shared with the family genealogist.

We hope you will also be able to provide details have on parents, grandparents and ancestors to help us build up our extended Family Tree.

Do please join the Durie DNA Project: Click Here

There is an historical information section on Overseas Duries included in '750 Years of Duries' by Dr Bruce Durie. Click Here

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