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Name: EAMES, John Wallace 'Long'

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Nee: son of John Gough Eames, vicar of Whaddon, Royston, Herts

Birth Date: 13 Apr 1882 Ashchurch, Gloucs

Death Date: 14 June 1956 Solai

First Date: 1911

Last Date: 1956

Profession: Pioneer farmer with his brother Leigh Fairfax Eames in the Solai area

Area: Nakuru, 1930 Olobonaita

Married: Elizabeth Hilda Mary Picken b. 11 July 1900 Plymouth, d. 1990 Exeter

Children: John Holmes (1925-24.7.1929 Nakuru); Christopher John Eames (11 Jan 1931 Nakuru-2006); Ann Elizabeth Mary (1922); Priscilla Kathrine (17 Aug 1933 Nakuru-2021)

Book Reference: KFA, Joelson, Rhodora, Frampton, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, EA & Rhodesia, Red 22, Gazette, Alumni, Leader14, Rift Valley, Barnes

School: Harrow and Trinity College Cambridge - Solicitor 1911

General Information:

Rhodora - At Harrow with Rosemary Seys' father  
Frampton - a tall Harrovian called Long Eames. He and his brother Short Eames had come after WW1 and bought several thousand acres in the Solai Valley. But they had flaming Irish tempers and used to have blood rows every time they met. The Africans constantly prevented murder being done by tearing them apart and carrying them off in opposite directions. Finally one of the brothers shot at the other. Although he missed his target it was decided that Long Eames should return to his dilapidated castle in Ireland. The land was split up and Chas Vranswick was installed, with Olive to look after him. Beyond Long Eames' farm was another owned by an absentee landlord Tom Banks.
Gazette - 7/4/15 - Liable for Jury service, Solai - J.W. Eames (British), Settler
Rift Valley - Member of the Rift Valley Sports Club - Jan 1929 - Elected - 2 Nov 1911 - J.W. Eames
Gazette - 3/12/1919 - Register of Voters - Rift Valley Area - J.W. Eames - Farmer - Nakuru
Barnes - Nakuru North Cemetery - John Wallace Eames - 1887-1956, age 59
KFA - Director of the KFA in 1927
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Rift Valley Voters List
Gazette 4 Sep 1956 probate says he died at Nakuru
Cambridge Univ. Alumni pens. at TRINITY, June 25, 1900. S. of John Gould, V. of Whaddon, Royston, Herts. B. Apr. 13, 1882, at Ashchurch, Gloucs. School, Harrow. Matric. Michs. 1900; B.A. 1904. Adm. Solicitor, 1911. Of Olbonata Nakuru, Kenya Colony, in 1939. (Harrow Sch. Reg.; Univ. Parl. Reg., 1939; Law Lists.)

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