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Name: MORGAN-GRENVILLE, Robert Grenville Plantagenet

Nee: son of Robert William Morgan-Grenville

Birth Date: 16 Sep 1916 Eton, Bucks.

Death Date: 30 June 1993 Mombasa

First Date: 1938

Profession: Farmer

Area: 'Zimbara Kayira' Rumuruti

Married: 7 June 1944 Mabel Violet Ellis b. 5 Feb 1909, d. 1984 Kingston, Surrey (prev. m. Archibald Hartley Frazer Allen)

Children: Richard Harvey (1947); Caroline Irene (7 Jan 1949-1979)

Book Reference: Burke, Web, Travel

General Information:

Travel - Oct 2011 - Morgan-Grenville himself sounded equally impressive: tall and aristocratic looking, talking with a slow drawl, he smoked a cigar and wore a Stetson. "He had a huge Buick, then a Cadillac. He loved American cars".
Morgan-Grenville arrived in the Ol Kalou area in the late 1930s with his business partner, Archibald Frazer Allen. Fraser Allen was tragically killed in 1942 when his tractor caught fire. Later his wife Mabel married Morgan-Grenville, who former neighbours remember as rich, shy and good looking while Mabel was remembered as a very talented gardener.
Travel - November 2002 - Happy Valley article by Juliet Barnes - …… Further on, the former home of Morgan Grenville, a man who loved antiques and American cars - a 27-roomed cedar house, perched high on the Aberdares - is apparently still standing but only accessible on foot.
FindaGrave Robert Grenville Plantagenet Morgan-Grenville BIRTH 16 Aug 1916 Eton, Windsor and Maidenhead Royal Borough, Berkshire, England DEATH 30 June 1993 (aged 77) BURIAL Kisauni Cemetery Mombasa. Inscription: in loving memory / Robert Morgan-Grenville / 16.9.1916 - 30.6.1993 [sic] / beloved husband and father / love is eternal - love immortal
FindaGrave Mabel Frazer (Allen) Ellis Morgan-Grenville BIRTH 5 Feb 1909 DEATH 1985 (aged 75–76) BURIAL Kisauni Cemetery Mombasa. Inscription: in loving memory of / Mabel Morgan-Grenville / mother of David, Richard / and Caroline / wife of Robert / "we shall meet again"

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