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Name: WELSFORD, Thomas Gittins

Birth Date: 17 Dec 1852 Cape Town

Death Date: 10 July 1922 Grahamstown

First Date: 1906

Profession: Farmer

Area: Naivasha

Married: In Bloemfontein Kezia Ellen Harvey b. 16 Jan 1858, d. 3 Aug 1956 S. Africa

Children: Manfred Claude (1888-1960); Zoe May (12 June 1892 Bethulie-1962); George Reginald Joseph (15 May 1884 Bethulie-1963); Lewis Witham (4 Apr 1886 Bethulie-1964); Gilbert Thomas (1894 Vryburg-1972); Ivy Susannah (19 Apr 1883 Bethulie-1901)

Book Reference: SE, HBEA, Carnelley map, Hut, Playne, Land, Gazette, Red Book 1912, North

General Information:

SE - T.G. Welsford - Sept 1907
Playne - Lake View Farm - The prospects of Lake View Farm are regarded as being particularly bright by Mr T.G. Welsford, who obtained the property, 1000 acres in extent, from the Government on a 99 years lease. Mr Welsford had previously farmed in the Kedong Valley and on the Marmonet River. He came to BEA in 1906 from the Orange River Colony. The farm has 1.25 miles of lake frontage, is well timbered, and will be given over to sheep and ostriches. At present there are about 100 head of mixed sheep on it. Mr Welsford has for sale another 1000 acres of land, well timbered, on the Marmonet River.
Land - 1909 - T.G. Welsford - Agricultural and grazing, 1000 acres, Lake Naivasha,13-5-08, Registered 31-5-09
Land - 1909 - T.G. Welsford - Agricultural and grazing, 1030 acres, Rift Valley, 18-1-07, Registered 31-5-09
Gazette - 7/4/15 - Liable for Jury service, Naivasha - T.G. Welsford (British), Settler, Naivasha
Red Book 1912 - T.G. Welsford - Naivasha
Gazette - 28/11/1923 - Probate and Administration - Thomas Gittins Welsford late of Fair View in the District of Naivasha, who died at Grahamstown, South Africa. Applied for by Lewis Witham Welsford and Gilbert Thomas Welsford executors
HBEA 1912 has F.G. Wellsford at Fair View, Naivasha.
Carnelley map shows Welsford as owning 1000 acres on Lake Naivasha, now the plot where the Djin Palace is built.
Hut has F.G. Wellford 1912 Fair View Naivasha

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