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Name: ANDERTON, Edward Charles Sydney

Nee: bro of Frederick Cranford Anderton

Birth Date: 1874 Islington

Death Date: 30 Nov 1918 Tanganyika

First Date: 1904

Profession: A settler in the Nakuru district, he was the first Auctioneer and Land and Estate Agent in Nakuru, He also owned the first European store in that town and it was he who started the Rift Valley Sports Club.

Area: Nakuru, 1914 Muthaiga, HBEA 1912 Gilgil

Married: 1. In Bishop Teighnton 1900 (div. 1909) Evelyn Augusta Koebel b. 1874 Honor Oak Park, Kent, d. 1950 Salisbury, Wilts.; 2. In Nairobi 3 Feb 1911 Miss E.M.V. Coatesworth, nurse

Children: son Evelyn Farrance (30 Mar 1903 Newton Abbot-1969 Plymouth)

Book Reference: Playne, CWGC, Advertiser, Gazette, Leader14, Red Book 1912, Gillett, Land, HBEA, KFA, Joelson, Drumkey

General Information:

Playne - Anderton Brothers (Nakuru) - Established in 1904, in a wood and iron building, as general merchants and auctioneers, this firm has been of considerable use to the traveller as well as to the settler. Stocks of provisions, saddlery, soft goods, general merchandise, and native foodstuffs, are always on hand. General auctioneering is undertaken and monthly stock sales are held in their own stock-yards, which cover 3 acres. A hardware department is to be opened shortly for the benefit of farmers. The fitting out of safaris from start to finish is a special function of this firm and Mr E, Anderton will personally conduct a safari if required. Any one coming from England can be met at Mombasa by arrangement, while boys, horses, mules, donkeys, tents etc., will be prepared and ready to await the party at Nakuru. The partners are Mr C.S. Anderton and Mr F.C. Anderton (Mr E. Anderton being partner in safari work only.)
CWGC - Tanga European Cemetery - Lieutenant Edward Anderton, East African Forces. Died of influenza 30th November 1918. Age 44. Son of Edward Anderton; husband of Edith M.V. Anderton, of Folkestone, England. Born in Devon
Advertiser - 27/11/08 - We understand Messrs Anderton Bros have sold their store and are expecting to go home shortly. Mr S. Anderton has a weak heart and so Nakuru is too high …….
Advertiser - 4/12/08 - Mr E. Anderton has gone on safari with an officer of the KAR. He is getting a reputation for knowing where to find game. - Anderton Bros. Have decided not to sell.
Gazette - 7/4/15 - Liable for Jury service, Njoro - E. Anderton (British) Farm Manager
Medals - East Africa Censors Department - Edward Anderton, EA Unattached List, No. 4092
Leader14 - East Africa Turf Club (Nairobi) - Secretary (Acting) - Edward Anderton
Red Book 1912 - E. Anderton - Nairobi
Red Book 1912 - Secretary - East Africa Turf Club
Gazette 1/11/1913 - Application for Club Liquor Licence - Edward Anderton, Muthaiga Country Club, Fort Hall - Limuru Road
Gazette 15/1/1919 - Probate and Administration in respect of Lieut. Edward Anderton, EA Censor's Dept.,  who died at Tanga on 30/11/1918
SE - Anderton Bros. - Nakuru - June 1908
KFA - The Rift Valley Sports Club had its origin in a football match played in Nairobi in September, 1907, at the instigation of Mr E. Anderton, Nakuru's first auctioneer and land agent, and owner of the first European store.                                                                                   Joelson - 1928 - Gilgil - ...... wheat and barley, first grown on a commercial scale in 1923 by Messrs Bingley and Anderton
Playne - Committee member of Rift Valley Sports Club 1909 (E. Anderton)
W.A. Kempe diary 2 Feb 1911 [in Nairobi] Dinner Arthur Church a party of 24 - in honour of Edward Anderton who marries Miss Coatesworth tomorrow.

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