GENEALOGY OF THE FAMILY ERNST OF GERMANY, CEYLON AND SOUTH AFRICA


(Compiled by Mr. E.H. Van der Wall in 1933; revised by Mr. D.V. Altendorff in 1952; revised by  Mr. A.H. Ernst M.Sc. (Agric.) (Pret.) and Dr. J.H. Ernst B.A. (Hons.) (Pret.) D.D. (Pret.) in 2005).


I


Nicolaus Ernst, Zimmermann and Burger, born at Neustadt an der Aisch in Bavaria, 2th January 1671, died 1st  March 1721, buried 2nd March 1721 married Anna Sophia Deuer, born 27th September,1668, died 22nd October 1705, buried 23rd October 1705. He had by her:

1     Marcus, born 2nd October 1695, baptised 3rd October 1695.
2     Georg Michael, born 5th December 1696, baptised 6th December 1696.
3     Georg Paulus, born 4th October 1698, baptised 5th  October 1698.
4     Johann Nicolaus, born 11th December 1700, baptised 12th December 1700.
5     Georg Friedrich, who follows under II.

II

Georg Friedrich Ernst, Zimmermann and Burger, born at Neustadt an der Aisch,, 20th December 1702, baptised 21st December 1702, married 26th May 1728, Helena Barbara Müller, born  1st June 1702, baptised 2nd June 1702, daughter of Nicolaus Müller, büttner. bierbrauer, siebner, city counsellor, and Margaretha Barbara Helmuth, 4th daughter of Johann Georg Helmuth, pastor in Illesheim and Margaretha Barbara Helmuth who were married on 1st February 1697. He had by her:

1     Magdalena Barbara, born and baptised 21st January 1730, died 22nd July 1733.
2     Georg Friedrich, born 5th November 1731, baptised 6th November 1731.
3     Anna Barbara, born 17th September 1733, baptised 18th September 1733.
4     Johann Andreas, born 26th July 1735.
5     Georg Nicolaus, born and baptised 11th March 1737, died 11th March 1737.
6     Georg Friedrich, born and baptised 11th March 1737, died 11th March 1737.
7     Maria Elisabeth, born 10th March 1738, died 16th June 1738 buried 17th June 1738.
8     Georg Nicolaus, who follows under III.
9     Magdalena, born between 21st and 28th February 1742.
10   Margaretha Barbara, born 13th October 1744.

III


Georg Nicolaus (Nicolaas) Ernst, born 19th September 1739 in Neustadt an der Aisch, died in Ceylon 29th June 1791. Arrived in Ceylon as Onderkuiper, on 3rd February 1764 in the ship Lekkerland, promoted to Opperkuiper on 7th December 1770. He married in the Dutch Reformed Church, Mature  (Matara), 31st March 1771, Gertruijda Podree. He had by her -
1     Nicolaas Christiaan, who follows under IV.
2   Helena Catherina, baptised  29th March 1775, confirmed in the Dutch Reformed Church, Matara 11th December 1805, married in the Dutch Reformed Church, Matara, 29th May 1791, Johan Gabriel  Smit (Smith), Surgeon.
3     Johan Michel, who follows under V.
4     Petrus Wilhelm, baptised 13th July 1783.
5     Georg Johan, baptised 17th July 1785.

IV


Nicolaas Christiaan Ernst, baptised 12th July 1772, confirmed in the Dutch Reformed Church, Matara 11th  December 1805, married:
(a)    In the Dutch Reformed Church, Matara, 31st May 1795, Helena Charlotta Grosman, baptised 15th October 1775,   confirmed Matara 11th December 1805, died
circa 1815, daughter of Jan Godlieb Grosman and Amelia de Vries.
(b)    In the St Paul's Church, Pettah, Colombo, with the license of the Governor, 15th August 1815, Johanna Francina Maria van Dort, baptised 19th January 1794, died 26th February 1821, daughter of Leonhard van Dort, baptised 23rd February 1749, died 16th January, 1835, and Francina Pereira, married in the Dutch Reformed Church, Wolvendaal, 27th October 1793.
Of the first marriage, he had
1     Nicolaas Philippus, baptised 29th April 1798.
2     Ernestus Martinus, baptised 24th May 1800.
3     George Eduard, who follows under VI.
4     Johanna Cornelia Carlotta, born 29th June 1804.
5     Clara Gertruida, born 3rd January 1807.
Of the second marriage, he had
6     Johanna Leonora (Miena), married Benjamin Carel (Charles) Daniel Vollenhoven, baptised 19th May 1816, son of Johannes Vollenhoven, baptised, Galle, 13th March 1777, died 1st November 1818, and Johanna Wilhelmina Altendorff, baptised, Galle, 16th January 1778, married, Matara, 1st December 1799.  (D.B.U. Journal, Vol. XXIII, page 93, and Vol. XXXIII, page 99).

V


Johan Michel Ernst, baptised 25th February 1781, married:
(a)   Frederica Louisa Pannes, baptised 25th December 1803, daughter of Jan Hendrik Pannes and Petronella Baziel Sangen.
(b)    In the Dutch Reformed Church, Gale (Galle), 16th January 1833, Maria Elizabeth Ludovici, born 3rd August 1801, daughter of Jan Hendrik Ludovici, Garrison Surgeon, Matara, and Gertruida Rudolphina Hoffman (D.B.U. Journal, Vol III, pages 60 and 61).
Of the first marriage he had
1     Johan George, who follows under VII.
Of the second marriage he had
2    Henrietta Drusilla, married in the Dutch Reformed Church, Matara, 7th February 1859, Leopold Ludovici, Proctor, born 11th April 1833, son of Johan Hendrik Ludovici and Sophia Venekam. (D.B.U. Journal. Vol III, page 61).
3     Francis.


VI


George Eduard (Edward) Ernst, born 19th September 1802, died 31st August 1884, married  25th November 1823 at Matara by  Governor's licence No. 387 dated 27th May 1823, Petronella Gerardina Vollenhoven, daughter of Johannes Vollenhoven and Johanna Wilhelmina Altendorff. (D.B.U. Journal, Vol XXIII, page 93, Vol XXX, page 24 and Vol. XXXIII, page 99). He had by her -
1     John Henry, who follows under VIII.
2     Alethea Elizabeth, born 28th March 1828.
3    Emelia Felicia, born 19th November 1835, died 19th May 1904, married in the Dutch Reformed Church, Matara, 4th December 1856, John Buultjens, Proctor, born 23rd June 1829, died 1st October 1881, son of William Cornelius Buultjens, School Master at Galle, and later Salt Storekeeper at Hambantota, and Angenita Petronella Gomes. (D.B.U. Journal, Vol XXX, pages 22 and 24).
4     Henry David, born 19th January 1848, baptised in the Dutch Reformed Church, Matara 26th August 1849.
5     George Edward, who follows under IX.

VII


Johan (John) George Ernst, born 23rd September 1821, married in the Dutch Reformed Church, Matara, 12th  September 1845 Anna Frederica Altendorff. He had by her -
1     Livia Cornelia Sophia, born 17th July 1847, baptised in the Dutch Reformed Church, Matara 12th September 1847.
2     Jane Elizabeth, born 30th January 1849, baptised in the Dutch Reformed Church, Matara 11th March 1849.

VIII


John Henry Ernst, born 21st May 1826, died 1864, married in the Dutch Reformed Church, Matara, 27th June 1850, Amelia (Emily) Sophia Fredericka Jansz, born 6th June 1832, died 29th April 1896, buried Matara cemetery, daughter of Frederick Ernestus Jansz and Arnoldina Engelberta Catharina Van Zitter. He had by her -
1     Emily Harriet, born 17th April 1851, baptised in the Dutch Reformed Church, Matara 14th December 1851, died 31st May 1871, married in the Dutch Reformed Church, Matara, 3rd May 1869, Wilfred Charles van der Wall, born 20th July 1842, died 11th December 1879, son of Philip Anthony van der Wall and Frances Harriet Brohier (D.B.U. Journal, Vol. XXIII, pages 153 and 155, and Vol. XXXI, page 197).
2     John Henry, who follows under X.
3     William Henry, born 25th December 1853, baptised in the Dutch Reformed Church, Matara 4th June 1854.
4    Alice Harriet, born 3rd May 1855, baptised in the Dutch Reformed Church, Matara 1st June 1856, died 31st December 1886, married in St. Thomas' Church, Matara, 14th September 1876, Gerald Edward Keuneman, J.P., Proctor, born 8th December 1849, died 1st December 1922, son of Jurgen David Bartholomeus Keuneman and Gerardina Carolina Vollenhoven. (D.B.U. Journal, Vol. XXIII, page 93 and Vol. XL, page 131).
5     Charles Henry, who follows under XI.
6   Margaret Harriet, born 12th March 1860, died 14th December 1882, married in St. Thomas' Church, Matara, September 1878, Caspar Thomas Leembruggen, Deputy Fiscal, Galle, born 8th January 1852, son of Gerard Hendrik Leembruggen and Elizabeth Riberg. (D.B.U. Journal, Vol. IV, page 26).

IX


George Edward (Charles) Ernst, born 13th June 1851, married in the Dutch Reformed Church, Galle, 25th April 1878, Eliza Catherine Sela, born 4th October 1859, died 19th March 1943, daughter of Andrew Henry Sela and Emelia Frederica Jansz. (D.B.U. Journal, Vol. XXXI , page 64, Vol. XXXV, page 22, and Vol. XXXVIII, page 57). He had by her -
1     William Edward, who follows under XII.
2     Hugh Victor, who follows under XIII.
3     Catherine Vivienne, born 24th September 1881, died 1882.
4     Amelia Irene, born 28th July 1883, died 31st May 1900.
5    Claire Elaine, born 10th July 1885, died 26th June 1950, married in St. Thomas' Church, Matara, 10th July 1910, Fretz Arnold Altendorff, Engine Driver, Ceylon Government Railway, born 18th October 1880, died 30th September 1941, son of Andreas Charles Altendorff and Caroline Emelia Bastiansz. (D.B.U. Journal, Vol. XXXIII, pages 103 and 106).
6     Lionel Claude, born 3rd May 1887, died 26th January 1889.
7     May Catherine, born 21st May 1889, married in St. Thomas' Church, Matara, 23rd November 1911, Reginald Ridley Ludekens, born 4th November 1887, son of Reginald Robert Ludekens and Maria Margritta Mackenan, born 26th October 1856. (D.B.U. Journal, Vol. XXIII, page 172 and Vol. XXXVI, page 83).
8     Carl Ambrose, born 9th January 1892.
9    Lena Violet, born 15th January 1895, married in St. Mary's Cathedral, Galle, 30th October 1912, James Dunstan de Niese, Surveyor, born 16th July 1886, died 31st August 1944, son of James de Niese and Dorothea Elizabeth Martyn. (D.B.U. Journal Vol XLVII, page 76-77).

X


John Henry Ernst, Proctor, born 15th July 1852, baptised in the Dutch Reformed Church, Matara, 23rd January 1853, died 2nd February 1900, buried Matara cemetry, married in St. Thomas' Church, Matara, 14th February 1889, Rose Marion Vollenhoven, born 29th July 1865, died 31st July 1949, buried Matara cemetery, daughter of James Edward Vollenhoven and Emmeline Louisa Andree. (D.B.U. Journal, Vol. XXIII, page 93 and Vol. XL, page 48). He had by her -

1     Arthur Henry, born 10th December 1889, died 26th June 1908.
2     Noel Edward, who follows under XIV.
3     Gerald Frank, who follows under XV.
4     Hazel Alice, born 19th March 1896.
5     Edna Marguerite, born 8th July 1899.

XI


Charles Henry Ernst, Proctor, born 1st February 1857, died 27th November 1930, buried Matara cemetery, married in St. Thomas' Church, Matara, 28th January 1885, Galla Victoria Altendorff, born 14th August 1866, baptised 9th September 1866, died 2nd February 1937, buried Matara cemetery, daughter of Charles Henry Bartholomew Altendorff, J.P. for the Island, Crown Proctor, Matara, and Henrietta Charlotte Victoria Ludekens. (D.B.U. Journal, Vol. XXXIII, page 102, and Vol. XXXVI, page 81). He had by her -
1     Charles Henry Evan, born 13th January 1886, died 13th February 1935, buried Kanatta cemetery, Colombo.
2     Galla Herena, born 3rd February 1887, died 12th July 1889, buried Matara cemetery.
3     Alick Hilton, who follows under XVI.
4     Trutand Henry, born 28th February 1888, died young.
5     Adalbert Henry, who follows under XVII.
6     Lawrence Conrad, who follows under XVIII.
7     Gerald Eitel, who follows under XIX..
8     Owen Mauritz, born 6th January 1901, died 24th May 1905.
9     Rita Victoria, born 16th September 1902, died 6th June 1991, buried Kanatta cemetery, Colombo.
10   Alton Victor, born 9th April 1905, died 1970, maried in St. Mary's Cathedral, Galle, 28th December 1927, Hazel Rose Ludowyk.
11   Maureen Victoria, born 26th May 1907, baptised 24th November 1907,died in England 12th June 2001, married in the Dutch Reformed Church, Matara, 8th December 1932, William August Carlyle Smith, Government Surveyor, born 8th December 1907, died 30th June 1943, buried Matara cemetery, son of Alexander Allan Smith and Emma Louisa Woth.


XII


William Edward Ernst, born 4th May 1879, died 22nd February 1953, married in the Methodist Church, Matara, 24th March 1909, Millicent Auwardt, born 18th May 1878, died 11th February 1933, daughter of Allan William Auwardt and Harriet Jane Balkhuysen. (D.B.U. Journal, Vol. XXXII, page 75). He had by her -
1   Edward William Clifford, born 28th February 1913, married in Christ Church, Kurunegala, 2nd August 1952, Marjorie Auwardt, born 20th July 1905, daughter of Albert Henry Auwardt, Surveyor, and Ella Winifred Kate Daniels, (D.B.U. Journal, Vol.XXVIII, page 51, and Vol. XXXII, page 76).

XIII


Hugh Victor Ernst, Surveyor,  born 31st July 1880, married:
(a) In the Dutch Reformed Church, Matara, 30th July 1903, Eugenie Lilian Buultjens, born 3rd July 1880, daughter of John Buultjens and Emelia Felicia Ernst, referred to in section IV,3,
supra. (D.B.U. Journal, Vol. XXX, page 25).
(b) Erin Vita Vollenhoven, born 27th May 1885, daughter of Arthur Lindsay Vollenhoven and Evelyn Maud de Zilwa. (D.B.U. Journal, Vol. XXIII, page 94).
Of the first marriage he had -
1     Irene Marguerite, born 3rd January 1904, married:
(a) ........... Ball.
(b) Emile Balthazar, son of James Joseph Balthazar and Grace Auwardt. (D.B.U. Journal, Vol. XXXII, page 75.
(c) 2nd December 1943, Richard Carlisle Hackerdon, born 14th June 1910, son of Percival Alexander Jones Hackerdon and Gladys Millicent Palmer Morton of Cork, Ireland.
2     Gwendoline Lilian, born 13th March 1906, died 1st December 1951, married in St. Mary's Church, Matara, 3rd April 1929, Cornelius Stewart Dickman, Procter, born 25th March 1896, son of Henry Theodore Dickman and Eliza Hope Stewart. (D.B.U. Journal, Vol. XVI, page 3, Vol. XXVI, page 128).
3    Hugh Maurice, born 27th January 1908, married in the Church of the Ascension, Matara, 18th January 1941, Una Merle Buultjens, born 3rd October 1909, daughter of James Alfred Ernst Buultjens, B.A. (Cantab), Advocate, and Sylvia Blanche Kellar, born Andree. (D.B.U. Journal, Vol. XXX, pages 28 and 29, and Vol. XL, page 53).
Of the second marriage he had -
4     Veronica Victorine, born 3rd July 1915, died 12th September 1941, married in the Dutch Reformed Church, Matara (DBU Journal XLIII, page 31) or St. Thomas' Church, Matara (DBU Journal XXXII, page 76), 16th September 1933, Henry Frederick Nell (Neil) Auwardt, born 24th November 1900, son of Albert Henry Auwardt, Surveyor, and Ella Winifred Kate Daniels. (D.B.U. Journal, Vol. XXVIII, page 51, and Vol. XXXII, page 76).
5   Vernon Lindsay Clair, born 19th October 1917, baptised 10th December 1917, married in St. Mary's Church, Bambalapitiya, 2nd January 1943, Sybil Inez Therese Reimers, born 25th October 1919, daughter of Colin Lancelot Reimers and Louise Georgiet Hardy-Harris. (D.B.U. Journal, Vol. XXXIII, page 51).
6     Eric Vivian, born 7th July 1924.

XIV


Noel Edward Ernst, C.M.G., Ceylon Civil Service, born 25th December 1891, married in St. Thomas' Church, Matara, 4th September 1916, Margaret Henrietta (Madge) de Vos, born 17th October 1894, daughter of James Edward de Vos, Surveyor, born 25th May 1867, and Zilia Florence Jansz, died 24th March 1933. (D.B.U. Journal, Vol. XXVII, page 149). He had by her -
1     Gertruida Joan Madge, born 27th July 1917, died 17th December 1997.
2     William Henry, Dominican Friar, Brother Cornelius, born 16th October 1924, died in England 1977.

XV


Gerald Frank Ernst, B.A. (Lond), Proctor, Supreme Court and Notary Public, born 22nd January 1894, died ..., married in the Dutch Reformed Church, Matara, 22nd December 1921, Esme Edith Victoria Jonklaas, born 19th September 1897, baptised 31st October 1897, daughter of Henry Oswald Jonklaas, born Colombo, 22nd June 1856, died Colombo, 6th April 1922 and Athelind Victoria Altendorff. (D.B.U. Journal, Vol. XXIII, page 208 and Vol. XXXIII, page 103). He had by her -
1     Noel Leonard Gerald, born 25th December 1924, died in Matara 15th September 1991.
2     Bryan Henry Frank, clergyman, late Moderator of the Presbytery of Lanka and Minister of the Presbyterian Church  (Scots Kirk), Kandy, born 25th December 1924, died and cremated in Melbourne, Australia, 2nd May 2004, married 7th June 1958, Evelyn Norma June Vanderwert, born 12th June 1934, daughter of Betram Hugh Vanderwert and Ouida Dulcie Evelyn Fernando. (D.B.U. Journal, Vol.XLVI, page 121).

XVI


Alick Hilton Ernst, Government Surveyor, born 12th March 1888, died 3rd September 1921, buried Kanatta cemetery, Colombo, married in St. Paul's Church,Milagiriya 31st December 1916, Blanche Mildred Anthonisz, born 13th April 1897, died 6th February 1967 in Melbourne Australia, daughter of Frederick Leonard Anthonisz, J.P., Assistant Registrar General, and Katherine Eleanor La Brooy. (D.B.U. Journal, Vol. XXIV, page 72, and Vol. XXXIX, page 155). He had by her -
1    Galla Mildred Katherine, born 10th March 1918, baptised in the Dutch Reformed Church, Wolvendaal, Colombo 28th April 1918, died Melbourne, Australia, 14th May 1998, married in the Dutch Reformed Church, Bambalapitiya, Colombo 26th December 1942, Arthur Douglas Cuthbert Stork, born 19th May 1910, son of Leopold Percival Stork, District Engineer, Public Works Department, and Florence Clara Joseph. (D.B.U. Journal, Vol. VII, page 25, Vol. XII, page 26 and Vol XLIII, page 86).

XVII


Adalbert Henry Ernst, L.M.S. (Ceylon), doctor, proprietary farmer and businessman in Tzaneen, Northern Transvaal (Limpopo Province), South Africa, born in Matara, 2nd September 1890, baptised S Thomas' Church, Matara, 1st March 1891, died 17th July 1989, buried Tzaneen cemetery, South Africa, married:
(a) In St. Botholf's Church, London, 14th December 1918, Phyllis Maud Helen Anthonisz,  born 18th May 1894, died 1st August 1975, buried Tzaneen cemetery, grave no. 606, daughter of Samuel Ludovici Anthonisz, L.R.C.P. & S. (Edin), Assistant Colonial Surgeon, Ceylon Medical Department, and Florence Helen Wright Jonklaas.
(b) In the
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk, Meintjieskop, Pretoria, South Africa, 19th May 1976, Sarah Maria de Bruyn, born Visser 15th October 1898, died 8th August 1976.
(c) In St. Peter's Church, Tzaneen, South Africa, 21st December 1976, Flora Louisa Caswell, born Roberts 6th June 1897, died 8th June 1988.
Of the first marriage he had -
1     Vernon Derek, who follows under XX.
2     Alex Henry, who follows under XXI.
3     Galla Phyllis Jean, B.A. (Fine Arts) (Wits), teacher, born at Tzaneen, South Africa, 6th November 1931, baptised 6th December 1931 in St. Peter's Anglican Church, Tzaneen, married in the
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk, Tzaneen, 30th December 1955, Edward Higham Solomon, B.Sc. (Eng.) (Wits), born 6th November 1922.

XVIII


Lawrence Conrad Ernst, born 21st June 1896, died at Paluwatte, 10th December 1963, married Louisa Henrietta Mary Koddippilliarachi, born 13th December 19.. He had by her -
1     Laura Constance, teacher, born, Colombo, 4th July 1933, married Nalin Samarasekera, 24th November 1958.
2     Edward Henry, who follows under XXII.
3     George Conrad, who follows under XXIII.
4     Lorna, married D.K. Gunawardene.
5     Lillian Lena, born 14th February 1941, married S. Ariaraja.
6     Olive Vivian, born 1st October 1942, married Ananda Kanthiarachi.
7     Jan Everad, who follows under XXIV.
8     Leon Gerad, who follows under XXVI.
9     Clyde Everton, who follows under XXVII.

XIX


Gerald Eitel Ernst, Proctor, born 29th March 1899, died 9th February 1985, Perth, Australia, married in the Dutch Reformed Church, Matara:
(a) 27th April 1929, Henrietta Wilhelmina Schokman, born 7th July 1906, died 27th December 1930, buried Matara cemetery, daughter of Walter Horace Schokman, born 4th August 1867, died 2nd March 1932 and Ulrica Antoinette Amelia Trant Beling, born 18th July 1871. (D.B.U. Journal, Vol. XXV, page 112, Vol XXVI, page 111 and Vol. XXXIX, page 12).
(b) 11th May 1938, Olga Feodora Altendorff, born 16th February 1911, baptised 13th May 1911, daughter of Glanville Hubert Frederick Altendorff and Myra Garvin. (D.B.U. Journal, Vol. XXXIII, page 106, and Vol. XXXIV, page 113).
Of the first marriage he had -
1     Isobel Dorothy, born 16th April 1930, baptised 27th May 1930, married in St. Mary's Church, Dehiwela, 27nd June 1964, Reginald Hubert Peries, doctor, born London 2nd March 1925, son of Dr. Paul Peries, and Alice Elizabeth (Doris) Short.
Of the second marriage he had -
2     Myra Juliana, born 27th September 1944, baptised 19th November 1944,  married in Australia, Gerrit (Gerry) Jobse born Holland 10th April 1918, died Australia 19th October 1994.

XX


Vernon Derek Ernst, B.A., B.Mus. (Wits), T.T.D. (J.C.E.), teacher and lecturer, born at Kandy, 18th September 1921, died 1st July 1994, buried Pretoria East cemetery, South Africa, married in the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk, Tzaneen, South Africa,  20th February 1954, Johanna Petronella Viljoen, B.A. (Fine Arts) (Unisa), M.A. Fine Arts (Pret), T.E.D.3K (P.O.K.), teacher, lecturer and curator of the Van Wouw museum, born 16th July 1932, daughter of Francois Nicolaas Viljoen and Phillipina Susan Venter. He had by her -
1     Adalbert Henry, M.B. Ch.B (Pret), born 4th February 1977.

XXI


Alex Henry (Chicot) Ernst, M.Sc. (Agric.) (Pret), Captain in the South African Signals Corps, attached to the Letaba Commando (retired). Proprietary Farmer (retired), born at Bangalore, India, 14th November 1924, married in the Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk, Kroonstad North, South Africa, 3rd September 1949, Janette Henriette Maria Aletta Bu˙s, B.A. (Hons.) (S.W.) (Unisa), registered nurse, born at Edenville, South Africa, 6th May 1927, died 18th September 1996, buried Tzaneen cemetery, South Africa, daughter of Johannes Christoffel Bu˙s and Maria Aletta Roothman. He had by her -
1     Etienne Adalbert, who follows under XXVII.
2     Johann Heinrich, who follows under XXVIIII.
3     Andrč Alex, who follows under XXIXI.
4   Irma Mariette, B.Sc. (Hons.) (Pret), H.E.D. (Unisa), teacher, born at Tzaneen, South Africa, 28th October 1956, married in the
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk, Tzaneen, South Africa, 17th December 1977, Sarel Arnoldus Roets, B.A. (Pret), B.Th., minister of the Afrikaanse Protestantse Kerk, born 22nd September 1954, son of Daniel Petrus van Huysteen Roets and Johanna Gertruida Pretorius.

XXII


Edward Henry Ernst, born at Matara, 28th August 1934, died ...1980, married, ...1960, Nalini Gunawardena. He had by her - 
1     Mani, born 26th December 1961.
2     Chummi, born 28th February 1964.
3     Sanji.
4     Chamilla, born 10th March 19..
5     Chaminda.
6     Nadika

XXIII


George Conrad Ernst, born 27th August 1937, married 9th December 1962 Muriel Pandithi. He had by  her -
1     Roshan, born 11th September 1963.
2     Renuka, born 9th September 1965.
3     Shirley, born 7th September 1966.
4     Visakha, born .. March 1969.

XXIV


Jan Everad Ernst, born 29th February 1944, married Kalyani Kodpillai. He had by her -
1     Nilakshani
2     Nilanthi
3     Dilrukshi

XXV


Leon Gerad Ernst, born 2nd November 1948, married Lalitha Jayawadena. He had by her -
1     Thoshieni.
2     Chathuri.
3     Thilanga.

XXVI


Clyde Everton Ernst, born 25th January 1957, married Padma ... He had by her -
1     Dinusha.
2     Nimali.
3     Chamari

XXVII


Etienne Adalbert Ernst, B.A., M.B.A. (Pret), management consultant, born at Tzaneen, South Africa, 11th June 1950, married,
(a) In the
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk, Hartbeesspruit, Pretoria, South Africa, 14th December 1974, Erna Cenza Naudé, T.H.E.D. (N.K.P.), teacher, born 29th March 1952, daughter of Barend Andries Pinard Naudé and Rolanda Hill, divorced 13th  March 1995.
(b) In Pretoria by Dr. Johann Ernst, minister of the
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk, Doornkloof, Centurion, South Africa, 14th February 1998, Elzien Lolette van der Merwe, T.H.E.D. (N.K.P.), teacher, born Janse van Rensburg, 17th September 1960, daughter of Willem Cornelius Janse van Rensburg and Martha Maria Lorentz., divorced 25th March 2004.
Of the first marriage he had -
1  Etienne Adalbert, BTech, born 29th July 1976, married in Johannesburg, South Africa, by Dr. Stephanus Josiah Marais, minister of the
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk, Wellington, 17th September 2005, Sonya Buys, Diploma in Oral Hygiene, born 12th September 1980 in Vanderbijlpark, daughter of Gerhardus Coenradus Buys, born 10th September 1957 and Leana van Zyl, born 24th March 1958. 
2   Ronelle Janette, born 9th January 1979.

XXVIII


Johann Heinrich Ernst, B.A. (Hons.), D.D. (Pret), clergyman, born at Tzaneen, South Africa, 7th March 1952, married in the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk, Brits, South Africa, 29th November 1975, Wilhelmina Elizabeth Botha, B.A. (Pret), H.E.D. (Pret), teacher, born 3rd May 1954, daughter of Lukas Willem Botha and Wilhelmina Elizabeth Smit. He had by her -
1     Alex Henry (Rico), B.Com (Pret), broker, born 14th March 1977.
2    Lukas Willem Botha, B.Com LlB (Pret), attorney, born 8th March 1978, married in the chapel of  Kievitskroon,  Pretoria  by  Dr. Johann Ernst, minister of the
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk, Doornkloof, 11th December 2004, Heike Elze Haber, LlB (Pret), attorney, born 4th September 1981, daughter of Dr. Helmut Ewald Haber, Gynaecologist, born 26th September 1950 and Elizabeth Johanna Lindeque, born 11th April 1957.Lukas Willem Botha, B.Com LlB (Pret), born 8th March 1978.
3     Johann Heinrich, born 5th June 1982.
4     Wilhelmina Elizabeth (Anél), born 19th April 1985.
5     Stephanus Petrus, born 25th March 1987.

XXIX


André Alex Ernst, D.Sc. (Agric.) (Pret), Proprietary Farmer, born at Tzaneen, South Africa, 30th September 1953, married,
(a) In the
Gereformeerde Kerk, Annlin, Pretoria, South Africa, 18th December 1976, Ilse Visser, B.A. (P.U. vir C.H.O.), H.E.D. (Pret), teacher, born at Tzaneen, South Africa, 23rd March 1954, daughter of Gert Hendrik Jacobus Visser and Elizabeth Wandrag, divorced 27th July 1998.
(b) In the
Nederduitse Gereformeerde Kerk, Tzaneen, South Africa, by Dr. Johann Ernst, 3rd October 1998, Liezel Florence (nee Grobbelaar), Diploma in Marketing and Sales Management (Technicon, Pretoria), born 24th November 1967, daughter of Johannes Christoffel Grobbelaar and Berlinda Garnet Du Randt
Of the first marriage he had
1     Edrean Dietrich, born 16th December 1980.
2     Larissa, B.Soc.Sci.(Hons) (Pret), born 1st June 1982.
3     Zander Randolf, born 6th January 1987.


Sources:
The archives of:
Cape Town, South Africa.
Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Rijksargief, Den Haag, Holland
.
Dutch Reformed Church, Wolvendaal, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Dutch Reformed Church, Matara and Galle, Sri Lanka.
Lutheren Church, Neustadt an der Aisch.
The Journals of the Dutch Burgher Union of Ceylon.
Preserved family documents.