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Name: ULYATE, Henman James

Nee: second son of Arthur Henman & Martha Ulyate

Birth Date: 1911 - Tygepoort, S. Africa

Death Date: 1970 - S. Africa

First Date: 1914?

Last Date: 1967

Profession: Butcher; General Manager - Gailey & Roberts Farm machinery; Farmer - coffee, mixed and dairy

Area: Kitale

Married: 1942 - Mary Emily Kerr

Children: Moira Anne, Elizabeth Henman, Eleanor Alison Ruth , Cherryl Ponton, Alaistair Henman

Book Reference: EAWL, Red 31, Hut, Barnes

War Service: Fought with British SA Forces in Abyssinia

General Information:

Letter from Mrs Mary Ulyate - 'Kenya's EAR&H was built by two English blokes by the name of Gailey and Roberts and if I remember correctly most of the settlers there were given land after WW1 at 50 cents per acre, to open up that bit of Africa. That's why the Barberton's (another well known family who lived in Kitale) owned such a lot of land when they emigrated from S. Africa (The Voortrekkers) or pioneers and they mostly settled on the Plateau (Eldoret or Uasing Gishu, Kitale District was Trans Nzoia and very few of them settled there. Grandpa Ulyate was first of all at Gilgil where he was sold a pup and lost all his cash. I'll tell you something funny now. In 1985 when Dad and I took you and Moira to go to school in Scotland, your Auntie Cis told me later that she expected Dad to be black!' Source: Mrs A. Cambra and Mrs E.A.R. Esterhuysen
Barnes - Early player for Kitale Rugby Club - 1930s - H. Ulyate - Captain 1935
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Trans Nzoia Voters List
Gazette 26 June 1956 he wants probate for Martha Elizabeth Ulyate who d. Uasin Gishu 17 Dec 1955

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