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Robert Halliday Lidderdale

Born: November 19, 1873
Hampstead, London, England
Died: 1954
Poole, Dorset, England

Kezia Morris
1842 - 1911
Edward Morris
Ann Morgan
8 Jul 1806 - 1843
Charles Sillem Lidderdale
28 Sep 1830 - 1895
John Lidderdale
18 Apr 1782 - 4 Jan 1845



Mary (Molly) Charlotte Scobie Mackenzie

Died:  1965, Tonbridge, Kent, England
Marriage: April 5, 1913
    Sex   Birth   Death
Tancred William Halliday Lidderdale   M   September 8, 1917
Salisbury, Rhodesia
  September 20, 2008
Dalton, Georgia, USA

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Born November 19, 1873, he was the youngest son of Charles Sillem Lidderdale. He joined the British South Africa Police in 1896, thereby qualifying as an early settler in Rhodesia, retiring in 1924. In 1897 he saw active service at the taking of Mashayangombi's Kraal, which Plumer's Column, through lack of time, had failed to reduce. During the Boer War he was again in the field, under Colonel Flint, who, besides the B.S.A. Police, had the Leicester Yeomanry with him to quell a small outbreak caused by an outlaw named Mapondera.

He married Mary (Molly) Charlotte Scobie, daughter of MacKay John Scobie Mackenzie of Kyeburn, New Zealand. He was born at Tain, Rossshire and represented Mount Ida in the New Zealand Parliament, being a prominent member of the Opposition. His life was written by Sheila MacDonald, his daughter, the novelist.

He brought out in 1950 the Account or the Lowland Scots Family of Lidderdale, the foundation for the present work. His memory and formidable physical strength broke down in the last two years of his life, when Molly devotedly cared for him. He died in 1954 and she, in 1965, remaining vivacious, warm-hearted and plucky even when increasingly ill in her last years.

There were two sons, the first dying in infancy and the second, Tancred William Halliday Lidderdale, born 8 Sep 17.

Reprinted from:
Lidderdale, Robert Halliday, An Account of the Lowland Scots Family of Lidderdale, 1950.
Lidderdale, Halliday Adair, The Descendants of John Lidderdale 1783-1845, 1988, unpublished manuscript.

The Times, London, Thursday, May 15, 1913 - LIDDERDALE, MACKENZIE - on the 5th, April, 1913, at the Pro-Cathedral, Salisbury, Rhodesia, by the Bishop of Mashonaland, Robert Halliday Lidderdale, British c Africa Police, younger son of the late Charles Sillem Lidderdale, to Mary Charlotte Scobie, younger daughter of the late M. J. Scobie Mackenzie of New Zealand.

The Rhodesia Herald - May 28, 1914 - Lidderdale at Gatooma, on the 20th inst., the wife of R. H. Lidderdale, of a son, stillborn. 1624t.

Robert Halliday Lidderdale, Major British South Africa Police
Robert Halliday Lidderdale, Major British South Africa Police

1881 England Census
Dwelling: 117 Abbey Road
Census Place: Hampstead, London, England
Public Record Office Reference: RG 11/172 page 9
Name Relationship Marital
 Age   Sex  Occupation Birthplace
Charles S. Lidderdale   Head Married 50 M Artist Painter (British Subject), Russia
Kezia Lidderdale Wife Married 39 F   Whitchurch, Middlesex, England
Anne E. Lidderdale Daughter Single 19 F   Marylebone, Middlesex, England
William K. Lidderdale Son   9 M Scholar Hampstead, Middlesex, England
Robert H. Lidderdale Son   7 M Scholar Hampstead, Middlesex, England
Alberta E.H. Noyes God Daughter Single 17 F   Marylebone, Middlesex, England
Susan Hayward Servant Widower 35 F Cook Norwood, Surrey, England
Annie Aldridge Servant Single 21 F Housemaid Broughton, Hampshire, England
Church of Latter Day Saints, Genealogical Office (www.familysearch.org)
Birth: Robert Halliday Lidderdale November 19, 1873 Hampstead, London, England
Death: Robert Halliday Lidderdale 1954  
England and Wales General Register Office, England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes
Birth: Halliday Lidderdale Oct - Dec, 1873 Hampstead, Greater London, London, Middlesex, England Vol. 1a Page 602

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