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Name: DOBBIN, Henry William Leonard

Birth Date: 1872 West Brompton, Middlesex

Death Date: 19.9.1946 Nairobi

Nationality: British

First Date: 1899

Last Date: 1946

Profession: Was particularly interested in sheep and cattle farming and established a farm near Naivasha which had a frontage on the lake for about a mile and a half. After some years he sold the farm but remained in EA.

Area: Naivasha

Married: In Nairobi Camilla Lucy Heckrath, midwife, b. 25 Apr 1880 Cradock, Cape Province, d. 29 Apr 1948 Nairobi

Book Reference: Gillett, SE, KAD, Red 25, EAMR, North, Drumkey, Land, AJ, Barnes, Leader14, Red Book 1912, Gazette, Carnelley map, Red 25, Hut, Playne, Red 22, Pioneers

War Service: EAMR has Henry W.L. Dobbin B Sqdn. 27/1/15 - 27/4/15

General Information:

Carnelley map shows him owning Farm 24 at Naivasha of over 11,000 acres on either side of Hockley, later Powys Cobb. Land later bought by Colvile as part of Ndabibi Estate.
Playne - Endabibi Farm - Mr N.M. Gibbs and Mr C. O'N. Chaplin bought Endabibi Farm from Messrs O. Edwards and H.W. Dobbin, and started operations in November 1908. The property, 11000 acres in extent, is 22 miles from Naivasha, and has about 1.5 miles of lake frontage. Mr Gibbs came to BEA in 1906 and Mr Chaplin in 1904. The latter was at the Govt. Farm, Naivasha, for nearly 4 years. The two partners run the farm without other European help and at present are engaged in breaking in oxen for work. The estate is surrounded by hills and plains covered with Bermuda grass, and the labour employed is Swahili, Masai and Lumbwa. The homestead is about 3 miles from the lake, but a new house is to be built in the centre of the farm with sun-dried bricks and ruberoid roof.
Red 22 - H.W.D. Dobbin, Marangishu, P.O. Naivasha
Pioneers - Naivasha - Early settler - H. Dobbin … professional well-digger
Hut has Henry W.L. Dobbin d. 1946 a. 1899 Marangishu 1911 married to Camilla d.1948
SE - H.W.L. Dobbin - Naivasha - July 1907
North - has Henry William Leonard Dobbin - Settler, farmed in the Naivasha area
Drumkey 1909 - Cattle Brand - V0D - W.H.L. Dobbin - Naivasha
Land - H.W.L. Dobbin leased 5264 acres at Naivasha, later sub-divided
Land - 1908 - H.W.L. Dobbin - Grazing, 6036 acres, Rift Valley, 23-1-06, Registered 28-12-08
Land - 1911 - H.W.L. Dobbin - Grazing and agricultural, 5264.3 acres - Naivasha District - 27/5/09 - Under Occupation Licence for 2 to 99 years from 1/5/11 - Registered 26/6/11
Agricultural Journal 1908 - Brands allotted and registered - H.W.L. Dobbin, Naivasha - Naivasha V0D
Barnes - Nairobi South Cemetery - in loving memory of Henry William Leonard Dobbin, 1872-1946 and his wife Camilla Lucy 1880-1948
Barnes - Nairobi South Cemetery - Henry William Dobbin died 19 Sep 1946 aged 73 and Camilla Lucy Dobbin, died 28 Apr 1948 aged 68
Leader14 - W.W.L. Dobbin - Naivasha
Red Book 1912 - H.W.L. Dobbin - Naivasha
Gazette - 3/12/1919 - Register of Voters - Rift Valley Area - H.W.L. Dobbin - Farmer - Naivasha
Red 25 has H.W.L. Dobbie, Naivasha

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