ROSE, Lesley

(nee Lancaster) 


ROSE, Lesley Compton (nee Lancaster) :

LESLEY COMPTON2 LANCASTER (ARTHUR COMPTON1) was born 24 January 1947. She married CECIL ALFRED ROSE 21 June 1969 in All Saints Plumstead Cape Town. She is the granddaughter of WILHELMINA AUGUSTA6 FLEMMER (HANS CHRISTIAN5) born 2 March 1874 in Steynsburg South Africa. She married (1) CHARLES BRIGHTSON CALEY. She married (2) HERMAN VERMAAK 13 November 1899 in Steynsburg South Africa, son of HERMANUS VERMAAK and CHRISTINA HOLTZHAUSEN. He was born 29 April 1864 in Uitenhage Cape Colony, and died 18 October 1918 in Central Hotel Dewetsdorp South Africa.

And family:
Lesley Jean Compton Lancaster

Married Cecil Alfred Rose on 21st June 1969 at the All Saints Church, Plumstead

Gail Elizabeth Rose b 15th March 1972 in Bellville South Africa - 
Married Mohammed Shakeel Khan on 8th August 1998

Alison Margaret Rose b 27th May 1975 in Bellville South Africa - 
Married Gareth Neil Leybourne on 25th October 1997


Attended Wynberg Girls High School until the end of St 8 (Grade 10) and finished her studies at the Cape Commercial High School in 1963. Worked for the Cape Town City Council until Gail was born. Returned to part-time work once the girls were older and managed the Durbanville Squash Club for a short period before becoming Secretary for Western Province Women's Squash Association until its integration with the men's association. Lesley was Secretary to the SA Road Federation for eight year and then decided to "retire" at the end of June 2000.


Born 8th February 1946 in Cape Town. Matriculated at St George's Grammer School in Cape Town in 1962. Studied to be a civil engineer and graduated from University of Cape Town with his B. Sc (Eng.) at the end of 1967. Cecil began his career in the Provincial Roads Department in Cape Town. He later studied further at the University of California. Berkeley (USA) and graduated with a Master of Science Degree in Transportation Engineering in June 1983. (The whole family spent a year in USA from August 1982- June 1983) in 1988 he resigned and joined Kantey & Templer, a firm of Consulting Engineers, where he became a partner/director. He took over as Managing Director in March 2001.

Cecil did his military training in the Navy from July 1968 - June 1969. He continued to do voluntary service at SAS Unitie Naval Base in Cape Town harbour. He was Officer Commanding of the SAS Unitie in 1987 -1991. He transferred to the Active Reserve in 1997 with the rank of Captain.


Matriculated from Fairmont High School, Durbanville in 1989 and graduated from the University of Cape Town with a B.Soc(Sc) degree in 1992. Gail moved to the UK in 1995 and is Personnel Manager for Young & Co's Brewery PLC, Wandsworth, London. She lectures part time in Personnel Management on the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development programme at Kingston College. Gail resides in Wimbledon with her husband, Shakeel. 


Matriculated from Fairmont High School, Durbanville in 1993 and graduated from the University of Cape Town with a B.Soc(Sc) degree in 1996. She works in Durbanville for Wallace Trust in a secretarial position. Alison and Gareth reside in Goedemoed, Durbanville.