Dr Harold Westgarth Taylor aka Bobby in South Africa

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I am looking for the death and wedding certificates of Dr Harold Westgarth Taylor commonly known as Bobby -born Aug 9 1899 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. He was baptised on Oct 22 1899 in Cambridge, St Barnabas, Cambridgeshire, England.

Name shown as Robert Nesgorth taylor in 1911 Census. I believe Nesgorth is a transcription error - should be Westgarth

At some point, maybe 1920's or 30's, he went to South Africa. Family

talk says he married Muriel and had 2 children, P & S (may be living). Later - a second wife ( name unknown) and had 4 children ( RW, V, S and JW also may be living)

Thanks for reading this post. Stuart hague
WikiTree profile: Bobby Taylor
in Genealogy Help by Stuart Hague G2G3 (3.2k points)
edited by Stuart Hague

2 Answers

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Here is a link to a document that states both their names.


It is in the Cape Town archives, you can  try and contact them to see if they can send you a transcript of the document at:


Western Cape Provincial Archives and Records Service

The Head
Postal address: Private Bag X9025, CAPE TOWN 8000
Street address: 72 Roeland Street, CAPE TOWN
Tel: (021) 466 8100. Fax: (021) 465 2960
Archives@pgwc.gov.za   (for General Correspondence)
Records@pgwc.gov.za    (for Records Management enquiries)

by Esmé van der Westhuizen G2G6 Pilot (152k points)
edited by Esmé van der Westhuizen

This is quite an interesting case as it was for



There is also a Death Notice and will for Muriel


This document is kept in Pretoria:

Postal address: Private Bag X236, PRETORIA 0001
Street address: 24 Hamilton Street, Arcadia, PRETORIA
Tel: (012)
441 3200. Fax: (012) 323 5287
Fax to e-mail: 086 529 6414
E-mail: enquiries@dac.gov.za

Wow, you are quick! Thank you for giving me the first piece of documentary evidence of his first marriage.
+1 vote
Hi. I am the daughter of Jane Victoria westgarth Taylor. Jane now lives in Durham england
Thanks Imke. Your mother has been in touch. I sent her some details about the name Westgarth. Stuart

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