Joseph Reid, SV/PROG (c.1819 - 1885)

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Birthplace: Rothiemay, Huntly, Scotland, Aberdeenshire, UK
Death: Died
Managed by: Harriet Burns
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About Joseph Reid, SV/PROG

He was born in Rothiemay in Scotland on the farm "The Craig" He studied at King's College qualifying in 1840 and was recruited by James Ross Innes the same year to teach in South Africa. 1845 he took over the school in Port Elizabeth

Extract Port Elizabeth Mercury 23 July 1850: PORT ELIZABETH ACADEMY Established 20th July 1846 The course of Instruction pursued at this Establishment comprises the various Branches of a thorough, sound and practical English Education. Spelling, Grammar, Geography, History, Reading, Writing, Arithmetic &c &c. Classes for the Latin and French Languages, Natural Philosophy and Chemistry, Music, Drawing, Perspective; Letter Writing, Book Keeping, Mental Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Mathematics are open for Pupils wishing to join. The Senior Pupils have free access to a Library, Laboratory and Museum, as well as to lectures on Chemistry, which are delivered regularly twice a week. Cards of Terms &c obtained on application to Messrs. Joseph REID, William JONES and Wm. COLLARD. The Duties of this Establishment will be resumed on Saturday next, 20th July 1850.

He was not a well man and suffered from angina.

He also represented PE on the legislature.

According to Mary Reid Whitaker, (his grand daughter) he and Hester Sophia de la Rey had 10 children (I can only find 8)

On his death, the family moved to King William's Town

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Joseph Reid, SV/PROG's Timeline

1819
1819
Huntly, Scotland, Aberdeenshire, UK
1840
1840
Age 21
1857
1857
Age 38
Port Elizabeth, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
1885
June 21, 1885
Age 66
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