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Name: NORRIE, George Edward Moke (Major)

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Nee: son of George Louis Augustus Moke and Ann Margaret Norrie

Birth Date: 1 Mar 1858 New York

Death Date: 11 Mar 1920 Kensington, London

First Date: 1909

Profession: Sportman

Area: Entebbe

Married: In Kensington 3 Jan 1893 Beatrice Stephen b. 1874 Kensington, d. 8 July 1933 Hethersett, Norfolk

Children: Charles Willoughby Moke (21 Sep 1893 Kensington-1977, 1st Baron Norrie); Dorothy Beatrice (12 Aug 1894 Bentworth, Hants.-1939); George Stuart (1897 Kensington-1916)

Book Reference: Drumkey, Sportsmen, Web

War Service: Boer War

School: Haileybury, Brasenose Coll. Oxford

General Information:

Sportsmen - Major George Edward Moke Norrie was born in New York, and educated at Haileybury and at Brasenose College, Oxford. He has shot in Ceylon, Alaska, the Rockies, Somaliland, Uganda and British East Africa.
Web - George Edward Moke seems to have given up the law, as he was later Major George Edward Moke Norrie, having changed his name, for reasons that are not clear, before Willoughby was born. In the 1901 census, Beatrice Norrie is living in Brighton at age 26 as the head of household, with her widowed mother Eleanor, her three children; Willoughby Norrie, Dorothy Norrie, George Norrie, and eight servants. Presumably her husband was away from home.
Changed his name in 1893.

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