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Name: TOWNSEND, Aubrey Lewis Hume

Birth Date: 1885 Tunbridge Wells

Death Date: 18 June 1959 Nakuru

First Date: 1914

Profession: Halreen, c/o Motor Mart & Exchange, Nakuru. Farmed coffee. Lepidopterist

Area: Mau Likia, Elmenteita, 1919 Jacaranda Estate Ruiru sold to coffee research, Nakuru

Married: In Overstrand, Norfolk 9 Dec 1913 Norah Alicia Winter b. 1889 Cromer, d. 24 Apr 1970 S. Africa

Children: John Patrick (3 Oct 1914 Nairobi)

Book Reference: Hut, Red 22, Kiambu Scrapbook, Gazette, Lindsay Christison, Foster, Red 19, KAD, Red 25, Red 31

General Information:

Gazette 4 Aug 1959 probate
Kiambu Scrapbook - Founder member of Ruiru Sports Club in 1921 - Townsends
Kiambu Scrapbook - Mr George Ramsay, the son of another partner in the firm …. Remembers being taken out to the Roberts' farm as a child before the first war, and meeting the Borwick family, whose farm, Mutundu, was definitely under coffee on the other side of the river. He thinks that the present Jacaranda was then owned by Mr A.L.H. Townsend and also had coffee on it. Mr Roberts died during the first war and later, his widow married Major Gailey; at this period she bought two other farms on the Ruiru River, one of them being Jacaranda, which she sold to the Coffee Research Team in 1944 at a very generous price. It is now the Headquarters of the Coffee Research Foundation.
Kiambu Scrapbook - served on the early Coffee Planters' Association
Gazette - 7/4/15 - Liable for Jury service, Kiambu - A.L.H. Townsend, Ruiru
Lindsay Christison - A.L. Townsend, a bright scholar who moved to Kenya to farm coffee at Nakuru in the early part of the last century. He became one of East Africa's foremost lepidopterists.
Foster - L H Townsend - Lay Member 1918 Synod from Ruiru
Gazette - 29/10/1919 - Register of Voters - Kikuyu - Aubrey Lewis Hume Townsend, Planter, Rukera, Ruiru
Red Book 1919 - Coffee Planters' Union of BEA, Nairobi - Hon. Secretary - Ruiru - A.L.H. Townsend
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Rift Valley Voters List
Gazette 4 Aug 1959 probate
Gazette - 29/10/1919 - Register of Voters - Kikuyu - Norah Townsend, Ruiru

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