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Name: EDMONDSON, Richard

Birth Date: 16.12.1866 Ormskirk, Lancs

Death Date: 12.10.1937 Barnoldwick

First Date: 1904

Last Date: 1937

Profession: An official of EAP Veterinary Department, he was particularly well known at Nakuru where he was stationed

Area: Nakuru, Solai Valley, 1930 Olobonaita, Hut - 1937 Kenley Estate 1975 Canyon Farm Olpunyata

Married: In Wigan 1908 Jeannie Alexandrina Farr b. 21.8.1887 Wigan, d. 29 July 1963 Wigan - arrived EA 1909

Children: Richard Northrup 'Dicky' (16 Jan 1912 Nakuru-1981); Zina Henriette Margaret (Mackenzie) (1921 Nakuru-2013)

Book Reference: Gillett, SE, HBEA Markham, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, EA & Rhodesia, Drumkey, Land, Red 22, Gazette, Medals, North, EAHB 1907, Leader14, Colonial, Rift Valley, Red Book 1912, Barnes, Red 19

General Information:

Both he and his wife were very popular figures in Nakuru.
SE - R. Edmondson - Feb 1908
Markham - 1914 - Colony's Chief Veterinary Officer, Capt Edmondson of the EA Force remount depot at Nakuru - had 15,000 horses and 12,000 mules in his care.
East Africa & Rhodesia - 28/1/54 - Mrs Evelyn Miriam Edmundson, who has died in Solai, Kenya after a long illness, went to Kenya in 1934, and was for a time on the staff of a Nairobi newspaper. She married Mr R.N. Edmundson a few years later. Their two sons are at school in the Colony
Drumkey 1909 - Veterinary Dept. - Veterinary Officer
Red 22 - R. Edmunson, Nakuru 
Land - J.C. Baillie leased 10281 acres at Nakuru later passed to R. Edmondson
Land - H. Farr leased 5272 acres at Nakuru later passed to R. Edmondson
Gazette - 11/8/1915 - Appt. - EA Veterinary Corps - To be Captain - Mr Richard Edmondson
Richard Northrup - KR 1411  (son)
Medals - East Africa Veterinary Corps - Richard Edmondson, Captain
Leader14 - R. Edmondson, Veterinary Officer, Mombasa
Colonial 1912 - Veterinary Dept. - Veterinary Officer
Rift Valley - Member of the Rift Valley Sports Club - Jan 1929 - Elected - 7 Oct 1911 - R. Edmundson
Red Book 1912 - R. Edmondson - Naivasha
Red Book 1912 - Agricultural Dept. - Veterinary Division - Veterinary Officer
Gazette - 3/12/1919 - Register of Voters - Rift Valley Area - R. Edmondson - Farmer - Nakuru and Nina Edmondson - Married - Nakuru
Barnes - Nakuru North Cemetery - Richard Edmondson - 1866-1937 - he loved Kenya . His dau. - Evelyn Miriam Edmondson / 1908 - 1954 / under the wide & starry sky / dig my grave and let me lie / glad did I live & gladly die / and I lay me down with a will
Barnes - Nakuru North Cemetery - Richard Northrup Edmondson - 1912-1981 (son)
Red Book 1919 - Veterinary Department - Veterinary Officer - R. Edmondson
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Rift Valley Voters List

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