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The story of Muratie

Standing in front of the cellar door at Muratie, you will see a small white building, this was the first home that Laurens Campher built for his family. Beside the house is the oak tree his wife, Ansela van de Caab, planted. The strength and beauty of the tree is testament to the steadfast love Lourens had for his Ansela.

Previous owners of Muratie

Date Owner
1685 – 1735 Laurens Campher
1735 – 1736 Conrad Samuel RĪ‹deman
1736 – 1737 Christoffel de Wit
1737 – 1743 Willem Leenderts Camerling
1743 – 1748 Hercules du Preez III
1748 – 1763 David Theron
1763 – 1781

Martin Melck

‘In contanten geld, den laaste penning bij den eersten’

1781 – 1811 Anna Catherina Melck / Johan David Beijer
1811 – 1877

Johannes Andreas Beyers

Son of Anna Catherina and Johan David Beijer

1878 – 1897 Catherina Elizabeth (Trijntje) Beyers
1897 – 1907

Hugh Porter and William Van Der Byl

First time known as Muratie

1907 – 1909 John William Wright
1909 – 1911

Sarah Alice Stanford

Muratie name used officially for the first time

1911 – 1926 Philip Wouter Lotz
1926 – 1927 George Albert Rudolf Muschner / George Paul Canitz
1927 – 1958 George Paul Canitz
1958 – 1987 Alberta Annemarie Canitz
1987 - today Ronald Rijk Melck (Melck Family Trust)

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