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Name: PENTON, Henry Alexander 'Harry'

Nee: son of Capt Penton of Chalfont Park, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks

Birth Date: 3.6.1885 S. Kensington, London

Death Date: 27.2.1952 Paris

First Date: 1904

Profession: Farmed 5000 acres at Donyo Sabuk which he developed in a most astounding way. He was the importer of thoroughbred stock and the owner of some of the best race horses in the country in the early years.

Area: HBEA 1912 - Nairobi, Hut - H.A. Penton 1908 Machakos, Donyo Sabuk partner with Elkington, Blue Post Hotel

Married: 1. Ana Marta Carlotta Gedge née Dinsmore (div.1927) 2. In Abingdon 1914 Mary Margaret Haywood 3. Gabrielle

Book Reference: Gillett, SE, HBEA, Cuckoo, Best, Cranworth, Hut, Playne, Drumkey, Land, AJ, Globe, Eton, North, Leader14, Web, Red Book 1912

War Service: Royal Horse Artillery

School: Eton 1899-1901

General Information:

Stephen Ellis's ledger also shows Penton & Bunbury - July 1910 and H. Penton Jan 1908.
Cuckoo - mentions him as in partnership with Verstume-Bunbury.
Best - owner of the Blue Posts hotel at Thika - who had gone missing. He was sitting stark naked on the roof of the Norfolk, wearing a tin bath over his head and insisting: 'I am a mushroom. I am a mushroom!'  
Cranworth - assisted Jim Elkington for some time with his horse training stables.
Playne - Mr Elkington is in partnership with Mr Penton in 10,000 acres of land between the Chania and Thika Rivers, on the Fort Hall Road, 29 miles from Nairobi. This property is to be stocked with sheep and cattle, and later on it is intended to start horse-breeding Owner of 'Kathleen' bought from Messrs Clutterbuck and Cole who imported her from Australia, 'Silvermane' bought from Mr W.N. McMillan who imported him from India, 'Firefly' - all with Mr Elkington for training
Drumkey 1909 - Cattle Brand - E1P - B. Penton - Donyo Sabuk
Land - 1909 - H.A. Penton - Grazing and agricultural, 4825 acres, Donia Sabuk, 18-12-05, Registered 26-5-09
Land 1909 - J.L.M. Elkington and H.A. Penton - Grazing and agricultural, 608 acres - Fort Hall District - 10/3/08 - Leasehold for 99 years from 1/7/09 - Registered 11/12/09
Land 1909 - H.A. Penton - Buildings, 5 acres - Athi - 30/1/08 - Leasehold for 99 years from 1/1/10 - Registered 8/6/10 Land - 1911 - J.L.M. Elkington and H.A. Penton - Grazing and agricultural, 8968 acres - Chania, Kitimuru and Thika Rivers - 19/1/11 - Leasehold for 99 years from 1/7/09 - Registered 15/9/11
Agricultural Journal 1908 - Brands allotted and registered - H. Penton, Donya Sabuk - Kiambu E1P
Agricultural Journal - Brands Allotted and Registered, September 1908 - H. Penton and Bunbury, Donya Sabuk - Machakos BHP
The Globe Trotter - 6/3/07 - Notice to Shooting Parties regarding shooting at Donyo Sabuk - written permission required from landowners, W.R. Wyndham, H.A. Penton, H.R. Laws and R.W. Vesturme Bunbury
Web - Divorce petition 1927 - Ana Marta Carlotta Penton, respondent Henry Alexander Penton - wife's petition for divorce. - Divorce Court File 5955
Red Book 1912 - H.A. Penton - Kyambu
Gazette 1/5/1912 - General Retail Liquor Licence issued to J. Elkington and H. Penton, Chania Bridge, Blue Posts Hotel for 1 year from 9/1/1912
Gazette 15/12/1912 - Dissolution of partnership between Penton and Bunbury of Donyo Sabuk - 10/12/1912
Gazette 4/8/1920 - Declared Bankrupt in England

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