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Name: WILKINSON, Grace Irvena, Mrs

Nee: Udall, dau of Charles Udall

Birth Date: 20 Feb 1905 Fulham, London

Death Date: 10 June 2001 Chichester

First Date: 1908

Last Date: 1968

Profession: Dressmaker, Nairobi, with Margaret Yvonne Udall (her sister-in-law) 1948

Area: Nakuru, Sotik, Nairobi, Naivasha

Married: In Nairobi 1929 Harold Wilkinson (1889-1980)

Children: Irvena Susan (Pestell, then Bridgstock) (1930); Charles Gordon (19 Sep 1933)

Book Reference: EAWL, Hut, Pioneers

School: Kenya High School and Carlisle Girls' School

General Information:

Pioneers - Recollections - Grace Udall - When we came to East Africa in 1908 we were rowed ashore in little boats from our ship, then we scarmbled with our luggage on to trolleys which were pushed along the track by Africans, singing on the downhill stretches and puffing and grunting on the uphill bits. Thus we arrived in Mombasa. ……. [lots more]
Took over as Colony Commissioner of Girl Guides from Lady Baden Powell when she left Kenya in about 1942
Gazette 19 Oct 1948 - transferred her dressmaker's business to Stella Dorothea Vera Barnard
1939 England and Wales Register living in Burnley with husband and son

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