never married, and continued to live in Kenya until the end
of his life.
Ysobel married Albert William Symes in 1933, and you can see them
below on their wedding day.
They came to live in Suffolk until 1938 when they decided they both
wanted to go back to Kenya. They sold up, and moved to a farm in the Trans
Nzoia district, where Thomas was living. They had four children:
Max Elliot, born in 1935
Patricia Rosemary, born in 1937
Veronica Winifred, born in 1939
Peter Alan, born in 1946.
The whole family eventually left Kenya. With the exception of Patricia,
who decided to move to Australia, they all returned to live in the UK.
Max married Adrienne Brownhill in 1960, and they had one son. After Adrienne's
death from cancer, he married again, Pamela Spicer.
Nicholas Andrew, Max's son by his first marriage, is now married to Karen
Hawes. They have two sons, Adam and Ryan, Wynne's great great grandchildren.
Adam and Ryan Symes
Patricia married Michael Collins, and had one son, Bruce.
Veronica married John Older, and had two daughters: Ruth Margaret and
Jane Mary. Ruth married Simon Evans, and they had two sons: Felix Jet
and Finn Valentine. Jane married Jason Hogan and has one son, Luke.
Peter is single.
Some of the family in 1967: from the left
- Peter, Bill, Ysobel, Patricia, and Veronica with her two daughters,
Ruth and Jane
Eleanore married Bill Scott, and she had two children: David Herbert,
born in 1942, and Helen Knox, born in 1945. . David married Janette Robertson,
and they have no children. Helen married Jock Simpson, and they had two
daughters: Tracy, born in 1969, and Sharon born in 1973.
Wynne's children are now all dead:
Thomas was murdered in Kenya in 1968 by a thief who broke into his isolated
house in the middle of the night.
Eleanore died next, in 1975, also in Kenya.
Ysobel died in England, where she had returned to live, in 1991.