Skip to content ↓

View entry

Back to search results

Name: TOWNSEND, Percy Dalrymple

Nee: son of Charles Eyre Coote Townsend, bro of Herbert Eyre Dalrymple Townsend

Birth Date: 1891 Mount Coote

Death Date: 8 Sep 1978 George, South Africa

First Date: 1922

Profession: Auctioneer, farmer with brother at Njoro

Area: 1922 Thurlestone Est. Kitale, 1925 Hoey's Bridge, 1930 Nanyuki

Married: 1931 Doris Inglesby Partridge b. 1895 (dau of Harry Samuel Partridge)

Children: Veronica Jyll (1935)

Book Reference: KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Red 22, Wed

War Service: Royal Artillery

School: Sherborne

General Information:

Wed - 12/3/31 - Married by special licence at Nanyuki Sports Club, Percy Dalrymple Townsend described as Auctioneer of Nanyuki
Red 31 has P.D. Townsend
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Aberdare Voters List
Left for South Africa in 1950s
Gazette 22 May 1981 probate
Web Educated at Sherborne School in Dorset, Percy served in First World War in the Royal Artillery (1). After the war he emigrated to Kenya and, with his brother, Herbert Eyre Dalrymple Townsend farmed at Kitale. Records in the CRB Africa Group in Nairobi show that the brothers farmed in Njoro with Percy specifically at the "Thurlestone Estate". The records also show a "GM Townsend" farming at Nakuru and at Kitale - presumably George Marsden Townshend who previously worked for the Indian Forestry Service but lost a leg when he was attacked by a tiger - and a "PPA Townsend" at Hawks West Farm; this would have been Patrick Philip Achilles Townshend who was a coffee planter whose wife died at Kitale in 1939. Herbert returned to the UK sometime between 1931 and 1934 but Percy remained in Kenya until about 1950, at the time of the Mau Mau rising, when went to South Africa where he died.

Back to search results