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Name: TWIGG, James Hamilton

Birth Date: 28 Aug 1873 Donegal

Death Date: 29 Apr 1950 Stour Provost, Dorset

First Date: 1907 Nov

Profession: Had been miner, hunter, fencing contractor and farmer at Powalup, W. Australia, then went to BEA. By 1919 he was farming at Nyeri

Area: HBEA Naivasha, KAD 1922 Nyeri, 1909 Sejui Escarpment, 1914 Nyeri

Married: 1. In Donnybrook, W. Australia 1905 Alice Bradshaw b.10.4.1880 Acoca, Victoria, Australia, d. 21.6.1909 Kijabe, septicaemia; 2. In Nairobi Frances Anne Koowoona Evezard b. 21 June 1884 Broadstairs, d. 25 Oct 1948 Sturminster, Dorset (prev. m. to Perceval Bright-Williams 1885-1917)

Children: Lorna Hamilton (Wolton) (1908 Donnybrook, Australia-1999 Brisbane); John Hamilton (Kijabe 30.5.1909-1980 Busselton, W. Australia); James Evezard (20 Aug 1923 Nyeri-27 Feb 2008 Leek, Staffs.)

Book Reference: SE, HBEA, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Playne, Drumkey, Red 22, Barnes, AJ, Leader14, Chandler, Red Book 1912, Gazette

General Information:

SE - J.H. Twigg - Nov 1907
Playne - J.H. Twigg's Farm - BEA has attracted settlers from every part of the British Empire. Mr Twigg is an instance of one coming from West Australia. When he arrived 2 years ago (1907) he first of all went on a general safari around the country, and then settled as tenant on 4000 acres in the Kedong Valley, the property of Mr Bowker, and situated some 8 miles from Kijabe Station and 4 miles from Escarpment Station. There are 2 streams running through the property. .......... There is no timber on the farm fit for building or fencing purposes. The bomas and garden, however, have been fenced. Mr Twigg is waiting to obtain land elsewhere, and does not intend to stay permanently on the present farm.
Drumkey 1909 - Cattle Brand - V2T - J.H. Twigg - Naivasha
Barnes - Kijabe Cemetery - in loving memory of Alice wife of James H Twigg born April 10 1880 died June 21 1909
Agricultural Journal 1908 - Brands allotted and registered - J.H. Twigg, Naivasha - Naivasha V2T
Chandler - Hamilton Twigg was a professional hunter, based in Arusha, who guided Kenyon Painter and his bride Maud on their honeymoon safari in 1910-11. He died of blackwater fever in 1916 while in the field campaigning against the Germans in East Africa. [incorrect]
Red Book 1912 - J.H. Twigg - Naivasha and J.H. Twigg - Kyambu
Gazette - 29/10/1919 - Register of Voters - Kenya Area - James Hamilton Twigg - Planter, Kilimara, Nyeri
Gazette - 12/2/1925 - Dissolution of partnership between Frances Ann Koowona Twigg and Frederic Evelyn Soames carrying on business as Planters and General Farmers at Nyeri under the style or firm of Bright-Williams and Soames. Dissolved by mutual consent.
Hut has Cdr. Twigg, 1908 Kijabe and Machakos
Gazette - 26/9/1923 - Voters Register - Kenya Province - James Hamilton Twigg, Planter, Kilimara PO Nyeri and Francis Anne Koowoona Twigg, Planter, Kilimara PO Nyeri

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