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Name: HOPLEY, Frederick Hurlingh

Nee: son of Frederick Hurlingh Hopley 1828-1895

Birth Date: 13 Apr 1871 Burgersdorp, Cape Province, S. Africa

Death Date: 27 July 1960 Nairobi [?18 Jan 1939 Nairobi]

First Date: 1930

Profession: Contract transporter for Brooke Bond and then farmer at Lumbwa

Area: Subukia, 1931 Jesumai Estate Sotik, Kericho, Lumbwa

Married: Kathleen Mary Webb b. 20 Aug 1880 Queenstown, Eastern Cape, d. 1962 Sotik (sister of Major Bertram Fitzgerald Webb)

Children: Kathleen Mary (1903 Klerksdorp, Transvaal); Frederick Hurlingh (14 Feb 1906 Pretoria)

Book Reference: Red 31, Hut, Legion, Barnes

War Service: Major, KAR, 1939-45

General Information:

The two Frederick Hopleys are different - one a solicitor, one a farmer
Memoirs of Maurice B. Tennent - 1929 - 'Another newcomer to the district was a fellow called Hopley who had been doing transport contract work for Brooke Bond's new opened up Tea Estate in Kericho. When Brooke Bond & Co. came to undertake their own increased transport work themselves, Hopley fell out and bought a neighbouring Farm at Mile 5 on top of the hill above Lumbwa, known as 'Mombwa', and commenced farming there. '      'Fred was a great driver and, together with a Mr 'Fairy' Engelbrecht, he entered the Nairobi to Cape Town motor race one year {1936} which they won in a Hudson terraplane. There were great celebrations.
Red 31 has F.H. Hopley, Sotik
Gazette 6 Sep 1960 probate, from Sotik
Alternative death date: FindaGrave Col Frederick Hopley BIRTH 1871 DEATH 18 Jan 1939 (aged 67–68) BURIAL Nairobi Forest Road Cemetery Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya. Inscription: Col F Hopley / died 18th January 1939 / aged 68 years

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