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Name: AGGETT, Thomas Edward (Capt.)

Birth Date: 29.3.1852 Torquay

Death Date: 4.11.1912 Nairobi

First Date: 1908 - came from the Cape with family of 8 children

Last Date: 1912

Profession: Farmer. Brought his waggons and animals to Mombasa and then trekked up-country. First farmed at Guaso Nyero in Southern Masailand but was moved and offered land elsewhere. He then farmed Karati Farm at Naivasha

Area: Guaso Nyero, then Naivasha - Karati Farm

Married: At Seymour, Victoria, E. Cape, SA, 21 Apr 1879 Marjorie Weir Smith (b. 23 June 1858, d. 22 Dec 1922 Naivasha)

Children: Mary Ann (b. and d. 1880); Margaret Ellen (Nye Chart) (1881-1969); Thomas Edward (1883-1957); Emma Jane (Williams) (1885-1963); William Boyce (1886), Elizabeth May (Roberts) (1888-1972); George Chick (1891-1970); Daisy Alice (Eeles and Griffin) (1893-1960); Ethel Marjorie (Bastard) (1895-1976)

Book Reference: Gillett, HBEA, Over my Shoulder, Seventy, Red 25, RS, Hut, Advertiser, Naivasha, Red Book 1912, North

General Information:

He came from the Cape with his family of 7 children c. 1908 having brought his waggons and animals to Mombasa and then trekked up-country. First he farmed at Guaso Nyero in southern Masailand but was moved and offered land elsewhere. He then farmed Karati Farm at Naivasha and died in Nairobi in 1912.  
Over my Shoulder - Arrived on the 'Adolf Woermann' from S.A. with Will Rooken-Smith. - 'One of the most adventurous of the newcomers, Tom Aggett, a grand-uncle of our friend Hudson, dug ten miles of water furrow, a daily task to which he set himself and for which later he received the princely sum of £200 compensation for this 'water-works'. One day Mrs Tom, who happened to be the only woman in the camp at the time, entertained President Roosevelt to tea, during a big game safari that he was doing in that part of the country. Imagine the preparations she would have been obliged to make, had she but known in advance!'
RS - Thomas Aggett and his sisters Emma Jane and Elizabeth Ann, came to South Africa as adults from Devon. He and his family went to Kenya in about 1908 and first farmed in the south Guaso Nyiro. When the settlers were moved to the Laikipia area, Thomas, because he had developed his land in the Guaso Nyero, was granted land in Naivasha - what was to become the farm 'Karati'.
Advertiser - 5/11/1909 - No Shooting on farms in Southern Guaso Nyiro - W. Rooken-Smith, Will Peeblet, Capt. Tom Aggett, W.B. Aggett, F. Smith, J.S. Smith, T.E. Aggett, C. Pritzkow, W.A. Smith, G. Bennett, E.H. Currie, Jack Webb, G.D. Webb, N.E. Webb
Naivasha - About 1912 a group of South Africans arri9ved in British East Africa having trekked here by ox-wagon. Amongst them was Aggett who took up land on the Karati river above Naivasha township. Old Mr Aggett was very much a personality and a great favourite with the African.
Barnes - Nairobi South Cemetery - died 4 Nov 1912 aged 61 Red Book 1912 - T. Aggett - Naivasha
Gazette - 15-1-1913 - Probate and Administration - Thomas Agget late of Naivasha who died at Nairobi on 4th November 1912 - applied for by Marjorie Weir Agget
Gazette - 9/1/1924 - Probate and Administration - joint will of Thomas Aggett and Marjorie Weir Aggett of Naivasha who died at Naivasha the former on 4 November 1912 and the latter on 18 December 1922. Applied for by William Boyce Aggett of Kijabe

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