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Name: DOWLING, Vivian Burdett 'Paddy'

Birth Date: 17 Jan 1894 Franconia [1901 census - a ship? 1911 census has Transvaal]

Death Date: 10 July 1972 Rudgwick, Sussex

First Date: 1920

Profession: BEADOC - then farming and running a duka [store]

Area: 'Jicho la Maji' Hoey's Bridge, Kericho

Married: In Limpsfield 14 June 1923 Margaret Cecily 'Peggy' Marten b. Lewisham 1893, d. 1 Apr 1983 Pietermaritzburg (sister of Barbara Corfe)

Book Reference: Nicholson Memoirs, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Red 22, Gazette

War Service: W. Yorks. Regt., RAFVR

General Information:

Nicholson - The Dowlings and the Corfes ran the duka at Hoey's Bridge. David Corfe and Paddy Dowling came out under the British Disabled Officers Co-op and were at Kericho growing flax - one of the ten partners brought in tea seeds from India and when planted he was made to take it out by the agricultural officer as it was not a scheduled crop. This land was later bought for very little money by Brooke Bond and became big tea plantations. BEADOC was abandoned and Paddy Dowling and the Corfes bought a farm at Hoey's Bridge from Afrikaners. Barbara Corfe and Peggy Dowling were sisters. 
Gazette - 20/7/1921 - Register of Voters - Lake Area - Vivian Burdett Dowling - Planter, Dambilli Farm - Kericho
Red 25 - V.B. Dowling, P.O. Hoey's Bridge.
Red 31 - V.B. Dowling, Hoey's Bridge.
Hut - partner with Corfe
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Trans Nzoia Voters List
1911 England Census he was engineering apprentice at Heaton, Northumberland, born in Transvaal

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