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Name: WIGHAM, Cuthbert 'Whigs'

Birth Date: 27 Aug 1897 Lichfield, Staffordshire

Death Date: 11 May 1982 Durban

First Date: 1930

Profession: Dandora Sisal Estate

Area: Thika

Married: Mary Margaret Dickinson b. 13 Nov 1901 Huddersfield, d. 4 Feb 1969 Nairobi

Children: Deborah

Book Reference: Red 31, Hut, Old Africa

General Information:

Old Africa 33 - 1932 - My father Charles Charrington Cobb went on the Gold Rush to Kakamega ….. My father's partner was Cuthbert 'Whigs' Whigham. My father's 1920-1930 mates called him 'Cobbo' but later he was known only as Charles. If we called him Charlie we had to be prepared to run. The mine at Kakamega made enough to keep up with their day-to-day living expenses, but never had enough output to make them a fortune. At Kakamega my father met a great character, Sammy Samuels, who spent most of his life prospecting. Later my father and 'Whigs' both left the gold fields and went into commercial sisal production at Dandora sisal. My father went on to buy his own farm Munyu sisal.
Barnes Langata cem Nairobi in loving / memory of / Mary Margaret / Wigham / born 13.11.1901 - died 3.2.1969

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