- [S690] Ralls, Alice M, Glory which is yours.
- [S397] Death Notice, MOOC, 6/9/240 ref 117, (filed 16/1/1912), TAB MHG 0 19338.
recorded by Hugo Slater
- [S59] Addison, Steve, 30 Jan 2003, email.
4. Sophie Usher Pike (Martha Collett, James Lydford).She was related to her parents by adoption.
Sophie was orphaned and adopted by the Trollips when she was 13.
Sophie married Ralls .
They had the following children:
16 F i. Alice M. Ralls .
Alice was the authoress of the book "The Glory Is Yours".
- [S62] Lynn MacLeod, MacLeod, Lynn, 28 Feb 2003, email.
"Sophie Usher Pike was adopted by John Trollip (1828-1892) and Martha Collett (1831-1891); this one intrigues me; do you know more? When Sophia's mother & father died (when she was a baby and just five respectively). William Horatio Pike, her brother, took over the responsibility of her education and upbringing and he placed her at Miss Sarah Slater's boarding school in Grahamstown. When William died in 1863, she was only 16 and she went to live with an aunt with 10 boys (Aunt Dell?) She was 'adopted' by John & Martha Trollip who lived at Dagga Boer Farm. The Trollips also adopted Louis Henry Trollip (son of Henry Samuel Meaker) who married Miss Gregorowsk."
- [S3527] 1820 Settler's Centenary Genealogical records, (https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/305287), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSKK-PRC2?i=527&cat=305287 (Reliability: 3).
- [S412] Cradock Methodist Parish Records, Marriages 1858 - 1924, (LDS Microfilm # 1560899), as transcribed by Ellen Stanton.
- [S2597] SA Cape Death Notices, (https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/2517051), https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6WKS-1YL?cat=195564 (Reliability: 3).
- [S119] Stanton, Ellen, Stanton, Ellen, 11 Mar 2003, #115.
Husband: Donald George ULYATE, Full, Bachelor, Clerk, residing Cradock
Wife: Sophia Usher PIKE, Full, Spinster, residing Daggaboer
Witnesses: J. G. GRIFFINHOOFE, G. J. MASKELL
Minister: W. SARGEANT
Methodist Parish Records: Cradock
Item 4: Marriages: 1858-1879
- [S21] Marshall, Sharon, Marshall, Sharon, (emails), 19 May 2003.