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Lewis Walter Ritch

Lewis Walter Ritch

Male 1868 - 1952  (83 years)

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  • Name Lewis Walter Ritch 
    Born 14 Feb 1868  Marylebone, Middlesex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1952  Pretoria, RSA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3881  Ritch
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 

    Father Abraham Ritch,   b. 1838, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1912, 6 Merton Road, South Hampstead, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hannah ?,   b. 1846, Poland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1926, New End Hospital, Hampstead , London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1866 
    Family ID F1484  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Florence Cohen,   b. 1870, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1938, Pretoria, RSA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 26 May 1891  Cape Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Harold Augustus Ritch,   b. 16 Aug 1892, Cape Town, RSA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1965, Johannesberg, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)  [natural]
     2. Eric Reginald Ritch,   b. 1894, Cape Town, RSA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1911  (Age > 18 years)  [natural]
     3. Constance Gladys Roylance Ritch,   b. 1897, Johannesberg, RSA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     4. Stella Ritch,   b. 1899, Johannesberg, RSA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Beryl Louise Ritch,   b. Mar 1911, Kew Gardens, Richmond, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1949  (Age ~ 37 years)  [natural]
     6. Living
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F1486  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Blanche Myrtle ?,   b. Abt 1890,   d. 1951, Pretoria, RSA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Last Modified 22 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F1485  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • at 1871 census at Marylebone
      Admitted Mar 1874 to Westminster Jew's Free School. Camden address 10 Hanover Cottages Regents Park, NW
      at 1881 census at 1 Lorne Gardens, Middlesex and also recorded as Scholar at 14-16 Alwyne Place London Middlesex with Joseph Van Tyn a Teacher
      Arrived at Southampton from Cape Town 10-12-1910 on the "Armadale Castle" a Barrister at Law
      A Barrister-in-law arrested and deported from Mombasa British East India November 1911 a Theosophist a trustee of Ghandi and lived in Joberg RSA
      In Central London Phone Directory 1910 and 1911.
      Phoenix Settlement (1904-1914)
      Ritch, Lewis Walter knew Gandhi since the 1890s in Durban. He was a Jewish businessman who later lived in Johannesburg. He re-established contact with Gandhi through their interest in the Theosophical Society. He went to England in 1905 to train as a lawyer and returned to run Gandhi's practice. He was appointed a trustee of Phoenix in 1912 and remained so until his death in 1952. He wrote numerous articles of an ethical nature for Indian Opinion.

      Name: RITCH, LEWIS WALTER
      Date Of Death: 19520000
      Passport Number: 415373
      Source Location: National Archives, Pretoria (TAB)
      Reference: 3669/52
      Source: Master of the Supreme Court, Pretoria (MHG)
      Collection Name: Transvaal Deceased Estates Index 1855 - 1976