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Name: NEWTON, James Whittet 'Jimmy'

Birth Date: 4 Dec 1889 Broughty Ferry, Scotland

Death Date: 1 Oct 1969 Eldoret

First Date: 1912

Profession: Farmed. He also had a large plant and seed nursery.

Area: Murogosi Estate, Turbo, Eldoret, 1914 Londiani

Married: 1. Elizabeth Evelyn Pillans b. 3 Feb 1890 Edinburgh, d. 26 Aug 1930 Eldoret 2. Eileen d. of blackwater fever 3. Constance Eleanor Cavers née Stobbs b. 1896 Wolsingham, Durham, d. 26 Apr 1984 Eldoret 4. Mary Pembridge?

Children: Hamish; Ian; Peter Mackenzie (1920)

Book Reference: Gillett, KFA, Eldoret, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Red 22, Gazette, SS, Leader14, mini-Sitrep XXXII

War Service: Served with EA Forces in WW1

School: Agricultural Science Degree

General Information:

Eldoret - Partner with L.A. Johnson in first successful gold mining venture in Kakamega. Farmer ...... a well-known personality whose death has TWICE been announced over the radio and in the paper. He is still very much alive. [1967] He came to Kenya in 1912 and was first a forest officer. He claims to be the first man to have a motor bike in Kenya, but a runner had to go before him with a supply of petrol! At first there were no working oxen and they had to be trained; eventually there were 100 teams between Eldoret and Londiani and the wagons carried three tons. He bought a car from SA which had been brought to Kenya full of sovereigns (they were worth 50/- here). Mr and Mrs Newton's work for the RASK should not be forgotten.
Hut - 1912 - Forester 100 teams oxen 1st motorcycle Kenya
Red 22 - Steward, Uasin Gishu Gymkhana Club, Eldoret
Gazette - 7/4/15 - Liable for Jury service, Ravine - J.W. Newton, Londiani
Gazette - 4/11/1914 - Appt. - Second Line of Defence - To be Lieutenant, Londiani Section - J.W. Newton (unpaid) vice Lt. J.J. Drought (resigned)
Soldier Settlement Scheme after WW1 - Class B - Lieut. J.W. Newton, c/o Harrison & Cresswell, Nairobi - Farm 202
Leader14 - Verderer, Forest Dept.
mini-Sitrep XXXII - at first meeting of Eldoret Elected Council on 8 April 1930 - Captain J.W. Newton
Gazette 15/11/1912 - Arrived on 1st Appointment - Asst. Conservator of Forests - 29/10/1912
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Uasin Gishu Voters Roll
Nairobi Club - Honorary Life Member
KFA - Present at 1922 meeting at Soy to discuss how best to form a co-operative society.
KAD 1922 - Committee, Eldoret Chamber of Commerce.
Hut has Jimmy Newton Goldmining Kakamega
Gazette 17 Oct 1969 probate
Gazette 14 Nov 1950 he wants probate for Elizabeth Evelyn Newton of Turbo who d Eldoret 26 Oct 1930 [sic]
Gazette 17 Oct 1969 and 15 Mar 1985 probate

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