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Name: ANTROBUS, Roderic Fountaine 'Roddy'

Nee: Roderic Fountaine Johnston

Birth Date: 1 March 1911 Bloemfontein

Death Date: 21 May 1978 Nairobi

Last Date: 1978

Profession: Farmer. Stole a car and went to jail - was Roddy Johnston before he went into prison

Area: 'Anthills', Kiambu

Married: 1. In Bournemouth 1931 Miss Bolger (when Roderick F. Johnston); 2. Dr. Mary Robertson-Glasgow d.1997

Book Reference: Interview Peter Colmore, Genforum, Ancestry, Web, Ian Watson

School: Malvern College

General Information:

Genforum - Information on my wife's grandfather's death details in Kenya. I understand that he passed away some time in 1980 in an area called Kiambo on a farm called 'Anthills'. I have also been told that he re-married a Dr Mary Roberts or Robertson. Her grandfather's name was Roderic Fountaine Johnston (AKA Antrobus) born 1910 - Ian Watson
Gazette 19/3/1946 - Notice of change of surname - I  Roderic Fonntaine [sic] Antrobus of Nairobi in the Colony of Kenya, hereby give notice that by a deed poll dated the 14th day of March 1946 I formally renounced the surname of Johnston and have assumed the surname of Antrobus as aforesaid for all purposes.
Gazette 4/8/1978 - Notice - Roderic Fountaine Antrobus Deceased. Notice is hereby given that any person having a claim against or an interest in the estate of the late Roderic Fountaine Antrobus of PO Box 45007, Karen, Nairobi in Kenya who died on the 21st day of May 1978 at Nairobi ………. Executrix {Mary Antrobus} …….. Kaplan & Stratton, Advocates to the Executrix
Gazette 26/12/1944 - Supreme Court Sessions at Nairobi 22/1/1945 - Cr. C. No. 208/44 - Rex vs Roderic Fountain Johnston London
Gazette - 24/7/1931 - Royal Tank Corps - Roderick Fountaine Johnston (late Cadet, Malvern Coll. Contgt., Jun. Div., OTC - to be 2nd Lt.
Web - Coronation Safari 1953 - R.F. Antrobus/E.J. Lubrand - Austin A70
Ian Watson - He was born in Bloemfontein on 1 March 1911, went to England as a baby in 1912, back to RSA in 1933, then Rhodesia and Kenya during WW2; changed his name by deed poll in Kenya to Roderic Antrobus in 1947 and died in Nairobi 21 May 1978
Gazette 4 Aug 1978 probate

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