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Jessie Margaret Lloyd (Carnegie)

Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Hope Fountain Mission, Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
Death: December 14, 1972 (83)
B.S. Leon Home, Salisbury, Mashonaland, Zimbabwe
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Reverend David Carnegie and Mary Margaret Carnegie
Wife of James Good Lloyd
Mother of Arthur Howard Lloyd and Margaret Leonora Wigg
Sister of Alfred Alexander Carnegie; William Arnold Carnegie; Muriel Kolbe Palmer; Theodore Arthur Carnegie; Balfour Johnston Carnegie and 4 others

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About Jessie Margaret Lloyd

Jessie Margaret Lloyd, nee Carnegie, was the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. David Carnegie, and was born at Hope Fountain on 12th January, 1889. She was the grand daughter of Rev. Sykes, one of the founders of Inyati Mission, and his second wife, Margaret Caroline Kolbe. She was in the Byo Laager.

About 1900 Jessie was sent to England to school at Walthamstowe Hall, Sevenoaks, and rejoined her parents at the Centenary Mission, near Figtree, in 1907. After David Carnegie's death in 1910 his family lived in the Old Waterworks Hotel, near the old Essexvale Road, Hillside, Bulawayo.

For some time Jessie worked for the Bulawayo Chronicle and the Railways, and in 1917 she married James Good Lloyd, who was also a member of a missionary family. James was born in Kanye, Bechuanaland, in 1893, and became a civil servant. After the wedding Jessie went with him to England, travelling on the Walmer Castle in convoy. James enlisted, and Jessie remained in England for the rest of the war, returning to Bulawayo in 1919.

They bought a house at the corner of Leander Avenue and Flint Road, Hillside, which was then hardly developed, and Jessie made her home there for most of her life.

James died in Salisbury in 1933, and Jessie came back to Bulawayo and worked with the Railways to support her two children.

In 1966 she left her Leander Avenue home for Salisbury to be nearer her family.

Jessie died in the B.S. Leon Trust Home on 14th December, 1972. After a memorial service in the church at Hope Fountain, her ashes were scattered in the mission cemetery.

Jessie read widely, and young and old enjoyed her company. She was a N'debele linguist, and her heart was in Matabeleland, particularly in Bulawayo and the Matopos, where she loved to camp with her family and friends. She paid her last visit to the hills in November, 1968, during the City of Bulawayo's 75th anniversary celebrations, when she took part in the pilgrimage to Rhode's grave, and read the lesson at the service held there.

Her name will be remembered in Bulawayo through Jessie Lloyd Road, Ilanda, and, most appropriately, that road joins with Erica Hepburn Avenue, for Erica was a great friend from girlhood days.

Jessie knew from personal experience the difficulties endured and the courage shown by Rhodesia's pioneer women, and was thus inspired to commemorate them.

She is on the Roll of Women Pioneers.

She wrote "Rhodesia's Pioneer Women" and has a picture of her inside. Obviously, through her, there are great connections to the other early missionary families and pioneers. She had a son Arthur Lloyd. The "Foreword" is written by R.C. Tredgold. <<<

Yours Sincerely, Sir Ken Markham, K.C.B., (95). [A Phenomenal Researcher In The Mists Of Time]

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Jessie Margaret Lloyd's Timeline

January 12, 1889
Bulawayo, Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
Age 28
November 8, 1919
Age 30
Bulawayo, Bulawayo, Bulawayo Province, Zimbabwe
December 14, 1972
Age 83
Salisbury, Mashonaland, Zimbabwe