GILFILLAN, Edward Crawfurd:
EDWARD CRAWFURD5 GILFILLAN (EDWARD MOUNSEY4, EDWARD THORNHILL3, EDWARD STOCKENSTROM LODEWICUS2) is the great grandson of CHARLOTTE MARIE LOUISE5 FLEMMER (CHRISTIAN AUGUST4) born 18 April 1844 in Korsor Denmark, and died 17 June 1934 in Wilsonia nr. East London South Africa. She married EDWARD STOCKENSTROM LODEWICUS GILFILLAN 7 September 1864 in St.Peter's Cradock South Africa, son of WILLIAM GILFILLAN and ANNA THORNHILL. He was born February 1838, and died 20 July 1908 in Cradock Cape. Ted married RUTH MARY MCJANNET in East London 17 Feb 1968.
Schooling and University: St Andrews College Grahamstown: University of Natal PMB (BSc Agric): UNISA (Bcomm)
In the Sugar Industry (Tongaat Sugar and then Tongaat-Hulett Sugar) for my entire career with Tongaat Sugar as Agronomist from 1964 then running a small farmer development Company within Tongaat then as General Manager Agric in northern Natal and finally as General Manager of the Açucareira de Xinavane sugar mill and Estates in Xinavane Moçambique from 1998 to the present 2003. Have lived in Tongaat, Umhlali, Empangeni, Xinavane (Moçambique)
My Grandfather was Edward Thornhill Gilfillan the 2nd son of Edward Gilfillan and Charlotte Flemmer.
Our children are all married and living in Australia, Scotland and UK. One grandson in Australia.
I grew up at Conway on sheep farm half way between Middelburg and Cradock. Will retire to Eastern Cape (Kenton-on-Sea)
Have met and kept in touch with some of the descendants of Adam Gilfillan the brother of William who also came out to SA with William on the Zoroaster.
Interests include woodwork, metal work, electronics, the study of trees, cycling, canoeing and flying a microlight and fishing.