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Friday, June 09, 2006

Sir Charles John Markham, 3rd Baronet

Sir Charles John Markham, 3rd Baronet, died at his home in Nairobi, Kenya, 5 June, 2006. He was aged 81. He was born 2 July, 1924, the son of Sir Charles Markham, 2nd Baronet, by his wife Gwladys, daughter of the Hon. Rupert Beckett, scion of the Barons Grimthorpe. He was educated at Eton. Career:-->served in the Second World War as a Lieutenant in the 11th Hussars (and was mentioned in despatches); Vice-Chairman, Nairobi Co. Council, 1953-55; Member of the Legislative Council, Kenya 1955-60; President, Royal Agricultural Society, Kenya, 1958; KStJ 1973; succeeded to the baronetcy (created in 1911) on the demise of his father, 1952. He married in 1949, Valerie (died 1998), the only daughter of Lt.-Col. E. Barry-Johnston, of Makuyu, Kenya, by whom he had 2 sons and 1 daughter. The baronetcy now devolves upon his elder son, Arthur David Markham, b. 6 Dec, 1950.

Source: Daily Telegraph 9 June, 2006

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