Skip to content ↓

View entry

Back to search results

Name: WILLIAMS, Geoffrey Champneys Howard

Nee: son of Sir Ralph Champneys Williams

Birth Date: 17 Jan 1876 Paddington, bapt. 3 Mar

Death Date: 8 Nov 1951 Naro Moru

First Date: 1906

Profession: Farmer

Area: Nandi Boma, 1912 Nandi Hills; Treffos, Naro Moru

Married: In Chelsea 21 Dec 1921 Mrs Elizabeth Kearsley Horsburgh née Mitchell b. 1878 Philadelphia (prev. m. to Boyd R. Horsburgh)

Book Reference: SE, HBEA, Hut, Pioneers, Drumkey, Red 22, Gazette, Barnes-EAMR, Web, SKP, Leader14, Red Book 1912, North

War Service: EAMR

General Information:

Gazette 7 Oct 1952 probate
SE - G. Williams - July 1907 and Nandi Boma - July 1909
Pioneers has Geoffrey Williams, Kinangop, 1905
Drumkey - Member of Land Board - G. Williams
Red 22 - G. Williams, Molo River AND G. Williams, Hoey's Bridge
Gazette - 26/8/1914 - Appt. - Geoffrey Williams, Intelligence Officer, Volunteer Forces, East Africa Mounted Rifles, with the rank of Lieutenant, to date August 10th 1914
Barnes - EAMR has Geoffrey Champneys Williams, Lieutenant
Web - Nandi Bear - Geoffrey Williams, who was a member of the Nandi Expedition in the early years of this century, recorded in the 'Journal of the East Africa and Uganda Natural History Society' an encounter he had on the Uasin Gishu plateau - '…. I was travelling with a cousin on the Uasingishu just after the Nandi expedition, and, of course, long before there was any settlement up there. We had been camped … near the Mataye and were marching towards the Sirgoit Rock when we saw the beast …. I saw a large animal sitting up on its haunches no more than 30 yards away. ts attitude was just that of a bear at the Zoo asking for buns, and I should say it must have been nearly 5 feet high …. it dropped forward and shambled away towards the Sirgoit with what my cousin always describes as a sort of sideways canter ……'
SKP - 1938 - Society of Kenya Pioneers - over 30 years in Colony - arrived 1905 - Kinangop, Geoffrey Williams
Leader14 - G. Williams - Sergoit
Leader14 - Convention of Associations (Nairobi) - President - Geoffrey Williams
Red Book 1912 - G. Williams - Nairobi
Gazette 7 Oct 1952 probate

Back to search results