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Name: IRVINE, Venetia Harriet Lepel, Mrs

Nee: Hervey, related to the Marquess of Bristol

Birth Date: 4 Aug 1887 Peninsula, Spain

Death Date: 13 Nov 1970 Bexhill on Sea

First Date: 1927

Profession: Farmer

Area: 'Sossok', Songhor

Married: 1 July 1926 Lieut. Charles Duncan Alexander Irvine, DSC, RN (retd.) (1897-1987) (div. 1952)

Children: Elizabeth Hervey 'Sally' (Clay) (24 Sep 1928-4 Feb 2012 Hastings) of Bahati, Nakuru

Book Reference: Debrett, Burke, Frampton

General Information:

Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Nyanza Voters List
Gazette 22 Oct 1971 - probate
Frampton - 1943 - Venetia Irvine's husband Sandy had rejoined the Navy at the outbreak of war and their only child Sally was at a local boarding school. When Sally was a few months old lightning struck their house in Songhor. Venetia just had time to pick up the baby in its cot and carry her out before the whole house went up in flames. All their family furniture and treasures from home had just come out and were lost in the blaze. Venetia just had what she stood up in and nothing else. Sandy was declared bankrupt and like many others went off to the Kakamega goldfields to remake his fortunes.

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