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Name: TARLTON, Alan Fernie

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Nee: son of Henry Herbert Tarlton

Birth Date: 11 July 1902 Johannesburg

First Date: 1903

Profession: Farmer, jockey, white hunter and snake venom collector

Area: Nairobi, 1930 Box 612, Nairobi

Married: 6 Dec 1933 Evelyn Maud Baxendale b. 1 Sep 1893 Fiji Taviune, d. 23 July 1979 March, Cambridgeshire (div.); 2. ?Morea

Children: one son

Book Reference: Gillett, Cobbold, Red 25, Red 31, Burke, Chandler, Red Book 1912

War Service: RAMC in WW2

General Information:

Allan [sic] Fernie - KR 3014
Chandler - With 40 years of professional experience, Alan Tarlton was one of the most respected of Kenya's white hunters. He had good DNA for the job, being Leslie Tarlton's nephew and the son of hunter/jockey Henry Tarlton. …………… Like Ionides, Tarlton was something of a snake man. He maintained a puff-adder farm where hundreds of the creatures were kept in pits. The venom was used to produce Vitamin K. During WW2 his serpentarium held more than 3000 snakes. Their venom was shipped to the South Africa Institute of Medical Research. He also provided the 17 foot python and the spitting cobra that threatened Stewart Granger in the movie 'King Solomon's Mines'. Tarlton's wife Morea had a reputation as quite an elephant hunter herself.
Red Book 1912 - A. Tarlton - Kyambu
1939 England and Wales Register for 1st wife

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