Edward Cashel, of Rhodesia
- Sources yet to be consulted:
Cashel, Rhodesia (on the border with Mozambique).
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[Edward Baldwin Cashel],
descendant of Edward III
born est c.1855, Ireland,
Church of Ireland,
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), qualified in Dublin,
corresponded with James Franklin Fuller
[letter attached to [NLI]
he asks: "Would you be good enough to let me know whether
Cashell should be spelled
with one or two l's - Many of our family use only one l at present"
he is referring to the fact that Fuller spells it Cashell,
but all his branch are consistently spelt Cashel,
emig first to Vredenburg
mar pre-c.1905 to ---- [English, Church of England,
emig to Vredenburg, South Africa],
emig 1910 to Rhodesia
his brother Rowan
in 1910 he was in Southern Rhodesia Government Medical Service,
he died 1942, age est c.87 yrs,
she went back to South Africa,
Craigie, 1 Blake Street,
Cape Town, South Africa,
she died c.1966,
- Bessie Cashel,
born (must be pre-1905) Vredenburg, South Africa,
mar 1922 to Hugh Murray Fletcher
and had issue.
- Arthur Cashel, mar and had issue:
- Ronald Cashel.
- Dorothy Cashel.
- Edward Cashel, mar and had issue.
- Isabelle Cashel, mar --- Gilbert and had issue.
- Jacobie O'Leary Cashel [dau],
letters about family tree 1976.
- Rowan Cashel, mar ---- and had issue:
- Linda Margaret
Cashel, mar Donald Payne.
- Jennifer Cashel,
mar Pat Finch.
History and politics
- History of Zimbabwe
Rhodesia was settled by whites, mostly after 1890,
and became part of the British Empire.
As many African countries gained independence in the 1960s,
Rhodesia and South Africa were the ones with large
(though still minority) white populations.
Rhodesia declared independence in 1965,
setting up (or rather continuing) white minority rule,
independent now of Britain.
Like the South Africa situation, this caused international outrage
and UN sanctions.
Black (marxist) guerrilla war against the white government in the 1970s
led to a new settlement
and a majority-black government in 1980.
was Prime Minister and then President of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 2017.
- Under Mugabe, most of the