The Rev. William Ross came out to South Africa with Dr. David Livingstone as a missionary in 1840. An ordained minister from the town of Errol (near Perth) in Scotland, his missionary work took him to Mafeking and the Bechuana tribes where he died 23 years later in 1863, aged 61.
His son, William Daniel, purchased the farm Cavers from his father-in-law, William Ainslie, and the original stone house was built in 1848.
The name Cavers originated from the family-owned farm near Jedburgh in Scotland which is still in existence to this day. William Daniel was shot and killed in the mountains just north of Cavers in 1901 during the Anglo-Boer war.
His wife, Georgina, ran the farm with her second son, Colin Keith, who had to leave school (St. Andrews) at age 16. Kenneth Ross & his second son Bruce, 4th and 5th generation respectively, continue in this family tradition.
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