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Name: PEASE, Alfred Edward Bart., Sir

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Nee: 2nd Baronet, eldest son of Joseph Whitwell Pease Bt.

Birth Date: 29.6.1857 Darlington

Death Date: 27 Apr1939 Guisborough

First Date: 1905

Last Date: 1912

Profession: Hunter and author, his first visit to Somaliland was in 1895, and later he made frequent expeditions to East & Central Africa

Area: Kilima Theki, Kapiti Plains

Married: 1. In Corsham, Wilts. 10 Feb 1880 Helen Anne Fowler b. 1858 Tottenham, d. 4 Nov 1910 Guisborough 2. In Lausanne 28 Sep 1912 Laure Marianne de Montmagny b. 10 Nov 1898 Vaud, d. 10 Jan 1922 Pinchinthorpe 3. In Darlington 1 Aug 1922 Emily Elizabeth Smith b. 1897 Thornaby, d. 1979 Guidborough

Children: 1. Edward (1880-1963); Christopher York (1886-1918, killed in action); Lavender Mary (Medlicott) (1889) 3. Alfred Vincent (1926-2008), Joseph Gurney (1927), Anne Phillida (Chetwynd-Staplylton)(1923), Judith (b and d.1925)

Book Reference: Gillett, SE, HBEA, Meikle, Unger, Rundgren, Breath, Roosevelt, Debrett, Hut, Playne, Drumkey, Land, AJ, Alumni, Burke, Percival, Machakos, Sportsmen, Chandler, Fox Davies

School: Grove House Tottenham, London (private) and Trinity College Cambridge

General Information:

SE - Sir Alfred Pease - Kapiti Plains - Dec 1907
Unger - Roosevelt Trip - 1909 - The railway station at Kapiti plains, the nearest to the ranch of Sir Alfred Pease was reached on 23rd April. Sir Alfred stepped forward to greet his guest. Party left on May 15th.  
Roosevelt - we owe primarily to him, to his mastery of hunting craft, and his unvarying and generous hospitality and kindness ............ he had served many years in Parliament; he had for some years been a magistrate in a peculiarly responsible post in the Transvaal; he had journeyed and hunted and explored in the Northern Sahara, in the Soudan, in Somaliland, in Abyssinia; and now he was ranching in EA.
A singularly good rider and one of the best game shots I have ever seen ........ house on the beautiful Kitanga Hills. Some years ago, as we were told, an Englishman, called Kitanga by the natives, had been killed by a lion near where the ranch house now stood; and we were shown his grave in the little Machakos graveyard.     
Debrett - is a JP, a DL, and a County Alderman for N. Riding of York, a Lieut. of City and a DL for London, and Managing Director of Owners of Middlesbrough Estate (Limited); was a Resident Magistrate in Transvaal 1903-5, and employed on Army Remount Ser. 1914-19; sat as MP for York (L) 1885-92, when he was defeated, as also in 1895; sat as MP for Yorkshire, N. Riding, Cleveland Div. 1897-1902
Playne - Kilima Theki - In 1907 Sir Alfred E. Pease, Bart., decided to run an ostrich farm, and for this purpose acquired Kilima Theki, 5000 acres in all, situated 10 miles from Kapiti Plains Station and 8 miles from Machakos. At present there are some 28 grown birds and 36 chicks hatched in 1908. There are many wild ostriches running on the farm, and the eggs are collected for the purpose of hatching in the incubators ....... Lucerne is cultivated to a very large extent for feeding the ostriches ........ A stone house, with iron roof, has been built on the hill (Katanga) overlooking the plains, and a garden is in the course of construction. Kilima Theki is managed by Mr R. Allsopp, who came to BEA in June 1908, from the Transvaal, where he went with the Wiltshire Yeomanry during the Boer War. ......... There is a huge amount of game on the property, and several kopjes with small quantities of timber ....... many lions, which prove a source of great trouble to the farmers in the district. 14 lions were killed between Christmas 1908, and March 1909 .….…
Drumkey 1909 - Cattle Brand - RA - Theki, P.O. Kapiti Plains
Land - 1908 - Sir A.E. Pease - Grazing, 4998 acres, Kapiti Plains, 3-11-06, Registered 25-4-08
Land 1909 - Sir A.E. Pease - Agricultural and grazing, 20 acres - Machakos - 26/3/08 - Leasehold for 99 years from 1/6/09 - Registered 2/8/09
Land - 1912 - Sir A.E. Pease, Bart. - Grazing and agricultural, 6064.6 acres - Machakos - 5/11/06 - Leasehold for 94 years from 1/2/11 - Granted in exchange for old grants now surrendered - Registered 11/5/12
Agricultural Journal - Brands Allotted and Registered, June 1908 - Sir A.E. Pease, Theki P.O. Kapiti Plains - Machakos BAP
Cambridge Univ Alumni - MP for York 1885-92; for the Cleveland Div. of Yorks 1897-1902. Succeeded as 2nd Bart 1903. Resident Magistrate in the Transvaal 1903-5. An early settler in Kenya; Head of Native Affairs. Served in the Great War 1914-19 (Remount Service). A Quaker. Lieut. for the City and DL, London. JP and DL for the N. Riding of Yorks. FRGS; FZS Breeder, big game hunter, and all round sportsman. In his youth rode in point-to-point races and won steeple and hurdle races in S. Africa
Percival - " The Hills were satisfied with the country as being suitable for ostriches and put in for 5,000 acres of land; I took up 5,000 acres adjoining them and Sir Alfred Pease had another 5,000 acres. Sir Alfred did try to farm, and took a partner, but lost money and sold out. I think the dear old gentleman was always more interested in the game than in serious farming."
Sportsmen - To few people has fallen such a varied life of politics, sport, travel and adventure as that enjoyed by Sir Alfred Edward Pease, of Pinchinthorpe, Guisborough, Yorkshire. Whether as author, master of hounds or big game hunter, his career has all along been marked by the belief that anything worth attempting is worthy of excellence and, in his strenuous life of politics and administration at home and abroad, that thoroughness has gained the respect of all within his sphere of influence. Born on 29th June 1857, Sir Alfred was educated at Grove House, Tottenham, and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he gained his BA degree with honours, and later took that of MA Among the various athletic successes secured at school and college were the 100yds, quarter mile and long jump and he was also a good performer over hurdles. As Master of the University Drag in 1878 and 9 he showed good sport to a following famous for bold riding, and the Trinity Foot Beagles were often followed. Hunting with the Fitzwilliam and Cambridgeshire hounds and participating in the University steeplechases were varied by polo, for Sir Alfred has the distinction of being one of the original members of the Cambridge University Polo Club. Rowing was also a favourite form of recreation, and Sir Alfred rowed in one of the First Trinity boats. As a rugby football player he was tried for the Cambridge University team and played on several occasions at three-quarter. ……………. [lots more]
Chandler - He sold his Kenya home in 1912 and returned to England living in Yorkshire
Rundgren - shot 14 lions in a single day riding them down on horseback

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