Zerub (later Thomas) Baillie, 1868 - 1934

Birth

Marriage

Death

June 18, 1868 at ___, in the Edinburgh Parish, Midlothian, Scotland

To Marion Bertha Almond, at ___ on ___

On ?, 1934, at __

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Zerub (later Thomas) Baillie

Zerub Baillie e is mentioned in the 1881 Census as being a boy of 12, working as a "page (dom. in service)". (Since Zerub Baillie Jr (1) died, the name was re-used.) The Baillie family was residing at 11 Cornwell Street, Bishopwearmouth, at the time of the 1881 Census.

According to family memories, Zerub Baillie ran away from home as a boy. Also according to family memories, Zerubís father was a shopkeeper and owned a hardware store. Zerub Jr. met Sir Abe Bailey on the mines in Johannesburg or Kimberley. As he did not like mining, Abe suggested that he go to Queenstown and work for his father, Thomas Bailey, who owned a hardware store there. Zerub did this, changed his name to Thomas and eventually took over the business. Zerub/Thomas Baillie was a Springbok bowler in 1926. (The date may be in error, as he would then have been 57.)

Proof that this Zerub/Thomas Baillie is indeed related to John Baillie (missionary), and to Zerub Baillie and Jane Anderson: There are several items of evidence. (a) The (Queenstown Baillie) family memories of Zerub/Thomasí descendants about his birth in Sunderland. (b) The (Queenstown Baillie) family memories that his name was Zerubbabel, later changed to Thomas. (c) A scrap of paper on which "mom" (Euphemia Beverley Baillie) had jotted down these details: "Walter Baillie died in Ladysmith, wife Aunt Annie. Alex. went to Australia. William Baillie in London, son Johnís wife Agnes came to SA on a visit. John Baillie lived in Pretoria and had 3 children was a missionary in Mbabane, Swaziland. Kathleen, Francis and Robert."

 

Sources:

(1) The 1881 British Census, in CD form, provided by the Family History Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Mowbray, Cape Town.

(2) Year of birth (as about 1869): Data from Stella Baillie, in turn from 1881 CENSUS Dwelling: 11 Cornwell St Census Place: Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England Source: FHL Film 1342200 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4990 Folio 117 Page 6. Email from Stella Baillie, Nov. 7, 2001 and from Peter Gundry on Nov. 9, 2001.

(3) Date of birth: From birth registration. Obtained from General Register Office by Dr. J.A. Robertson.

(4) Year of death, family memories about Zerub/Thomasí city of birth, the scrap of paper with annotations about Zerub/Thomasí brothers: Data from Stella Baillie (email, November 2001).

(5) Occupation of Zerub (Thomas) Baillie: Peter Gundry and Stella Baillie.

(6) Data requested, Dec. 24, 2005: KAB MOOC 6/9/4504 43533 BAILLIE, THOMAS. ESTATE PAPERS. 1934 1934.

(7) Further possible sources: DEPOT SAB SOURCE HEN TYPE LEER VOLUME_NO 4717 SYSTEM 01 REFERENCE SC8/20/2996 PART 1 DESCRIPTION THOMAS BAILLIE LTD, 44 CATCHART ROAD QUEENSTOWN. STARTING 1952 ENDING 1954

(8) KAB DOC 4/1/1160 6025 MORTGAGE BOND. THOMAS BAILLIE. 1905 1905

(9) KAB LC 330 1681 LIMITED COMPANIES: THOMAS BAILLIE LIMITED. 1918 1929

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