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Name: ICELY, David George

Birth Date: 2.8.1912 Pembroke, Wales

Death Date: 1969 Kenya

First Date: 1932

Profession: Farm manager

Area: Rumuruti

Married: In Nairobi 1 Mar 1947 Frances 'Frankie' Airlie Couldrey b. 1919 Pancras, London, d. 19 June 1991 Naivasha (dau of Frank James Couldrey)

Children: John David

Book Reference: Sitrep 2, Hut, Web, Rugby

War Service: WW2

General Information:

Web - Lentolia - The Lentolia Estate was originally part of Ndabibi. Diana Delamere inherited Ndabibi from Gilbert Colvile. In 1967 David Icely, a former farm manager of Colvile's, bought the house and surrounding land from Diana. The house was inhabited by a leopard at the time and was extensively restored by the Icelys respecting the original Edwardian style. Lentolia was run as a stud by Frankie until her death in 1992.
D. G. Icely was a farm manager for Gilbert Colvile on Ndabibi from 1935 to 1937. A keen sportsman, David enjoyed rugby, polo, sailing and deep-sea fishing. He was a well loved and respected member of the Kenya community. In 1947 David set up his farm at Ol Ngarua, near Thomson's Falls at Nyaharuru and the Seychelles Tea Company in 1984.
David's wife, Frankie Airlie Icely née Couldrey was brought up on Tangakarti farm at Njoro, close to Clutterbuck's farm where Beryl Markham was raised. Frankie became a well known trainer and breeder of race horses.
Rugby - Played for Kenya against Stellenbosch University January-February 1935 - Icely
One of the original '500' men in the Kenya Regt. in 1937. (KR 437)

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