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Name: AYRE, Herbert St. John Brabazon

Nee: bro of Aulbert Fitzpatrick Ayre, son of John Herbert Ayre

Birth Date: 10.4.1882 Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Death Date: 11.6.1944 Nairobi

First Date: 1907

Last Date: 1944

Profession: BEA Saw Mills. Hut - Ayrshire Cattle. Accountant

Area: Box 198, Nairobi, 1930 Strathmore Limuru, 1911 Naivasha

Married: In Mombasa 9 Mar 1908 Catherine Sandeman Ritchie b. 11.12.1885 Carnoustie, d. 2.2.1970 Uitenhage, S. Africa

Children: William Herbert (18 Feb 1909 Nairobi-16 Aug 1940 on active service, Abyssinia); Patricia (22.7.1917 Nairobi-2009); Dorothy Irene (7.12.1919 Nairobi- 22.8.1920 Nairobi)

Book Reference: KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Pioneers, Red 22, Land, Advertiser, Bur, SKP, Leader14, Red Book 1912, Red 19, SE, KFA, HBEA

General Information:

Land - 1908 - H. St. J.B. Ayre - Grazing, 5002.5 acres, Kinan Gop, 5-6-05, Registered 3-7-08
Advertiser - 15/10/1909 - H. St. J.B. Ayre the well known accountant who was for 2 years secretary of Newland & Tarlton has joined Mr F.J. Firmin; he was several years in practice in Durban on his own account.
Nairobi City Park Burial Register - Herbert St John Brabazon Ayre, age 62, died 11/7/1944
SKP - 1938 - Society of Kenya Pioneers - over 30 years in Colony - arrived 1907
Leader14 - Business Register - St. J.B. Ayre, Land Agent, Nairobi
Red Book 1912 - H. St. J. B. Ayre - Naivasha
Red Book 1919 - H. St. J. B. Ayre - Nairobi
SE - A. St. J.B. Ayres - Molo - Oct 1907 (maybe H. St. J.B. Ayre?)
KFA - Arnold Paice mentions in his memoirs stopping at "Long" Ayres' farm on the Kinangop in January 1912. They had a dance, and there were about 4 couples. They started dancing at 8 p.m. and danced solidly until 4 a.m. and then went to bed.
HBEA 1912 shows J.B. Ayre at Naivasha
Son buried in Nairobi War Cem.
He became one of Kenya's best known cattle farmers and breeders with his magnificent herd at Limuru.
Drumkey 1909 - H.I. Ayre - Molo
EAHB 1907 - H.I. Ayre - Molo
Hut has H.I. Ayre 1908 Molo

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