Baron William Jervis Livingstone

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William Jervis Livingstone

Birthdate: (49)
Birthplace: Bachuil, Argyllshire, Scotland
Death: January 1915 (49)
Nyasaland, African, Malawi (Beheaded)
Immediate Family:

Son of Baron Alexander Livingstone and Jessie Livingstone (McPherson)
Husband of Katherine Jervis Livingstone
Father of Mairi Jervis Livingstone; Dorothy Jervis Livingstone and Baron William Jervis Alastair Livingston
Brother of Mary Ann Hollingworth; Mary Stewart; John Livingstone; Jessie MacPherson and Thomas Coates Livingstone
Half brother of Coll P. Livingstone

Occupation: Plantation Owner - Malawi
Managed by: Scott B. Melvin
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About Baron William Jervis Livingstone

Dr. David Livingstone's daughter Agnes, on the sudden death of her husband, asked for William's younger brother Thomas, to go out to Nyasaland to manage the Livingstone estates at Magamero. As Thomas was considered unreliable William went in his place. He introduced many innovations, and won prizes for his cattle, cotton and motor cycle racing. See his death event for more information.

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Baron William Jervis Livingstone's Timeline

March 8, 1865
Bachuil, Argyllshire, Scotland
Age 44
Age 45
September 1, 1914
Age 49
Nyasaland, Magomero, Malawi
January 1915
Age 49
Nyasaland, African, Malawi

On January 23, 1915 Reverend John Chilembwe staged an uprising, now known as the Chilembwe uprising. Where he and 200 followers attacked local plantations that they considered to be oppressing African workers.

Chilembwe's plan involved the killing of all male Europeans. They killed three white plantation staff, including William Jervis Livingstone, whom they beheaded in front of his wife and small daughter. Several African workers were also killed, but they did not harm any women or children on orders of Chilembwe.

When the uprising failed to gain local support, Chilembwe tried to flee to Mozambique; however he was killed by officials on February 3, 1915.

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