REID AND PAULSE/Scot­land and South Africa

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - Q&A -

Ac­cord­ing to his daugh­ter Emma’s birth­day book, Wil­liam Ge­orge Reid was born in Scot­land on 24 March 1850. He em­i­grated to South Africa be­fore mar­ry­ing Su­san Jo­hanna Paulse, who was classed as ‘coloured’. Su­san was born in Paarl, South Africa, in about 1859. Their first child, Su­san, was born in 1897.

I can’t find Wil­liam’s birth in Scot­land nor any record of their mar­riage in South Africa. It’s thought Wil­liam pos­si­bly worked as a rail­ways in­spec­tor at Ad­der­ley Road (main sta­tion) at Salt River. Bar­bara Hollis, Aus­tralia

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