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Name: TRENCH, Algernon Oliver 'Algie'

Nee: related to Baron Ashtown; son of William Cosby Trench, bro of Walter Frederick Oliver Trench

Birth Date: 22 June 1900 Clonodfy Castle, Kilfinnane, C. Limerick

Death Date: Dec 1955 Rathdrum, County Wicklow

First Date: 1922

Profession: Farmer

Area: 'Glenaar' Mau Summit, Molo

Married: 24 Nov 1928 Muriel Dorothy Thorne b. 9 Apr 1896 Boscombe, Hants., d. 1954 Toronto, nurse

Children: Christopher Oliver, 6th Baron Ashtown (23 Mar 1931- 27 Apr 1990 Canada)

Book Reference: Golf, EAWL, Sitrep 2, Debrett, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Curtis, Red 22, Burke, Rift Valley, Browne

General Information:

Memoirs of Maurice B. Tennent - 1927 - 'I gave a dance; and to this dance the Hemphills, Barkers, and 'Angie' Trench all Molo people whom I had got to know and with whom I had occasionally played tennis up at Mau Summit came ....  Angie (Algernon) Trench had, prior to Betty's and my wedding bought the farm known as 'Jessinandi' and had installed a fellow called James there as his manager. .….'
Curtis - p. 106 - Photo - The farm to the west of Chepsioni belonging to Rex James and Algie Trench was sold by them to a German settler, Count Tiele-Winckler, who also had estates in Silesia. Loreto Convent, Msongari, girls' secondary school in Nairobi was evacuated from 1941 to 1945 to this house on the Tiele-Winckler land.
Rift Valley - Member of the Rift Valley Sports Club - Jan 1929 - Elected - 19 Oct 1926 - A.O. Trench
Browne - Algernon 'Algy' Oliver Trench - He joined Walter for some time in Kenya. Algy remained a frequent visitor to Castle Oliver. His wife, whom he married in 1928 also died in 1954. They had a son, Christopher Oliver, 1931-1990, who became 6th Baron Ashtown, and who died in Canada.
Golf - Helped with the Highlands Hotel Golf course in the early 30's.
One of the original '500' men in the Kenya Regt. in 1937. (KR 275).
Red 25 - Secretary, Kenya Poultry Club; Secretary, Molo Settlers' Association
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Rift Valley Voters List

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