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Name: ADAMSON, Henry Graham 'Harry'

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Nee: father of George and Terence Adamson

Birth Date: 1865 Ireland

Death Date: 25 Apr 1928 Nairobi, heart attack

Nationality: Irish

Last Date: 1926

Profession: Went to Kenya from India and bought a small coffee plantation - not a great success

Area: Kanyara estate, Limuru

Married: In Delhi 20 Mar 1905 Katherine Staten Laurie b. 5 Mar 1875 Bengal, India, d. 10 June 1950 Nairobi

Children: George Alexander Graham (3 Feb 1906 Etawah, India-20 Aug 1989 Koru National Park); Terence Graham ( 22 Feb 1907 Etawah, India-4 Apr 1986 Kora Rock, Kenya)

Book Reference: Bwana, Cass, Barnes, Chandler

General Information:

Cass - an able and adventurous man, had joined the Royal Navy, travelled round the Horn in a sailing ship and later went to India to plant indigo.
Cass - retired to Kenya. He bought a small coffee farm in Limuru. George joined him from school in 1924. ....... After Harry's death, Joy asserted in a letter to a friend, Katherine Adamson took to drink and, towards the end of her life, her precarious mental health deteriorated further. She had the reputation of being 'slightly batty' and behind her back her neighbours called her the 'Duchess of Kildare.' She died in 1948. George hardly ever visited her and it was left to Terence to look after her.
Nairobi Forest Road cemetery - Henry Graham Adamson, British, age 61, died Apr 1928, buried 25 Apr.
Nairobi City Park cemetery - Katherine S. Adamson, died 10 Jun 1950, aged 75
Gazette - 3/7/1928 - Probate and Administration - Henry Graham Adamson late of Limoru who died at Nairobi on 25 April 1928. Applied for by Katherine Staten Adamson of Limoru

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