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Name: NORTJE, William Francis

Birth Date: 23.1.1882, Willowmore, Eastern Cape, SA

First Date: 1909

Profession: Farmer

Area: Kenons Va; Escarpment, Nortbrand Farm, Kedong 1908, in partnership with C.E. Brandonl

Married: Petronella Isabella Strijdom

Children: three

Book Reference: HBEA, Hut, Playne, Drumkey, AJ, Land, North

General Information:

Playne - Nortbrand Farm - What's in a name? In the case of Nortbrand a syllable has been taken from each of the owners' names. At present the farm is in its infancy, for it was only in January 1908, that Mr W.F. Nortje, who is yet another instance of a British East Africa settler coming from Cape Colony, took possession, and it was not till the August following that he was joined by his partner, Mr C.E. Brandon, from England. ......... The land is irrigated from the Kedong River by means of a furrow about 300 yards long.  Two crops of maize per annum are obtained. .......... The farm extends to 5000 acres, and a house and outbuildings are being erected with sun-dried bricks.
Drumkey 1909 - Cattle Brand - V1N - Farm No. 8, Kedong Valley
Agricultural Journal - Brands Allotted and Registered, June 1908 - W.F. Nortje, Farm No. 8 Kedong Valley - Naivasha V1N
Hut has W.F. Nortje 1920 Farm 8 Kedong
Land - 1908 - W.F. Nortji - Grazing, 4230 acres, Kedong Valley, 26-11-06, Registered 20-8-08
North has Nortje

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