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Name: MARKHAM, Charles John, Bart., Sir

Nee: 3rd Baronet, son of Sir Charles Markham

Birth Date: 2 July 1924 London

Death Date: 5 June 2006 Nairobi

Profession: Bred horses

Area: Nairobi

Married: In Nairobi 27 Aug 1949 Valerie Josephine Barry-Johnston b. 1928, d. 1998

Children: Arthur David (6 Dec 1950); Richard Barry (1954); Elizabeth Ann 'Siba' (1958)

Book Reference: Limuru, Stud, Debrett, Burke, Pembroke

War Service: Lieut. 11th Hussars, European War 1943-45 (despatches)

School: Eton, RMA Sandhurst

General Information:

EA Stud Book 1954 - Brood Mares - Thoroughbred - Breeders - Sir Charles Markham
Debrett - was Vice-Chm. Nairobi Co. Council 1953-55, and a MLC Kenya 1955-60; appointed Pres. Roy. Agricultural So. Of Kenya 1958
Pembroke No. 105, 1931, Kabete
Daily Telegraph 9 June 2006 Sir Charles John Markham, 3rd Baronet, died at his home in Nairobi, Kenya, 5 June, 2006. He was aged 81. He was born 2 July, 1924, the son of Sir Charles Markham, 2nd Baronet, by his wife Gwladys, daughter of the Hon. Rupert Beckett, scion of the Barons Grimthorpe. He was educated at Eton. Career:-->served in the Second World War as a Lieutenant in the 11th Hussars (and was mentioned in despatches); Vice-Chairman, Nairobi Co. Council, 1953-55; Member of the Legislative Council, Kenya 1955-60; President, Royal Agricultural Society, Kenya, 1958; KStJ 1973; succeeded to the baronetcy (created in 1911) on the demise of his father, 1952. He married in 1949, Valerie (died 1998), the only daughter of Lt.-Col. E. Barry-Johnston, of Makuyu, Kenya, by whom he had 2 sons and 1 daughter. The baronetcy now devolves upon his elder son, Arthur David Markham, b. 6 Dec, 1950. 


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