William Andrew Balneavis Baker - surveyor born 1852, his wife Mary Balneavis Baker born 1858 and their 3 sons, Colin born 1877, Roxby born 1879 and William born 1882 left New Zealand  in the late 1880s for South Africa. They found their way to the goldfields in Klerksdorp.

Mary Balneavis Baker died 25 May 1896 and is buried in the Church of England grave yard, Wolwerand. Information comes from a New Zealand newspaper, death notices column. No death certificate has been found. Does the Church of England in Wolwerand still exist?

There is no information on the lives or deaths of William Andrew Balneavis Baker and two younger sons, Roxby and William. On various documents found pertaining to the eldest son, Colin, the family lived on or around these places: Hartebeestfontein, Rietkuil, Schoemansfontein, Wolverand, Elandsfontein and Elandsheuvel between late 1880s and the end of the Boer War, 1902.

If anyone has read anything, or knows anything that might shed some light on the mysterious disappearance of William Andrew Balneavis Baker and two younger sons, Colin and Roxby, I would very extremely grateful. Thank you.

Jacqueline | jacqueline.falcomer@gmail.com

Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 15:30

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