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Name: SQUAIR, Hugh Lauder

Birth Date: 28 Aug 1897 Rothesay, Bute

Death Date: 4 July 1957 Nyeri

First Date: 1925

Last Date: 1957

Profession: Farmer

Area: Juja Farm, Ruiru, 1930 Bellevue Est., Nyeri

Married: Jemima 'Minnie' McMurray Halliday b. 2 Feb 1900 Buittle, Kirkcudbrightshire, d. 31 Oct 1964 Nyeri

Children: Veronique Violet (Sturman) (1928); Francis Hay (7 Nov 1921 Dumfries-26 Aug 1981 Nairobi)

Book Reference: Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Wed, EA & Rhodesia, Ruiru, Barnes

School: 1 son, 1 daughter

General Information:

East Africa & Rhodesia - 25/7/57 - Mr Hugh Lauder Squair, one of Kenya's leading dairy farmers, who has died on his estate near Nyeri, first went to East Africa soon after the 1914-18 war, in which he had served with the Royal Artillery. It was in 1926 that he took up land about 30 miles from Nyeri, and there he grew pyrethrum and developed a herd of Ayrshire cattle which had since won many championships. He was a keen Freemason who had long held office in the District Grand Lodge of East Africa, and a man widely respected. He is survived by Mrs Squair, a son, and a daughter.
Barnes - St. Peter's Nyeri Cemetery - my dear husband Hugh Lauder Squair who died 4 July 1957 AND Minnie McMurray Squair wife of Hugh Lauder Squair died 31 October 1964
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Aberdare Voters List
Gazette 12 Jan 1965 wife's probate

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