Name ID 635

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Ulyate Family Personal Communications
Extract Author: Bob Walker
Page Number: 504a

Ulyate family history

Ulyate family history pertaining to Arusha era as told to me by my mother the late Vivien (Nee) Ulyate, Walker, Borissow. Included are some of earliest recollections of my own childhood growing up in Northern Tanganyika (Tanzania).

Extract ID: 4737

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Ulyate Family Personal Communications
Extract Author: Marjorie Borissow
Page Number: 117
Extract Date: 1940's

The Ulyate Clan, Ted & Kays Wedding, 1940's

Left to Right. Jack, Vivian, (My mother) Ray, (Grand Pa) Kay, Ted, Marjorie, (Granny Ann) Kenyon, Thora and Malham.

Only Ted and Kay are still alive today. Very frail and living in South Africa. Ted and Malham are the 2 whose names appear on the boards in the Arusha School dining room. Sadly most of that generation are no longer with us (March 2005). Kay used to be the school matron

Extract ID: 5026

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Ulyate Family Personal Communications
Extract Author: Marjorie Borissow
Page Number: 118
Extract Date: 1940's

The Ulyate Clan, Ted & Kays Wedding, 1940's

Extract ID: 5027

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Extract Author: Sandra R Finn
Page Number: 2008 12 14
Extract Date: 1940's


Has anyone heard about this family Uliyetts I am wondering if anyone ever met them or their aunt Olive Bramble.

I am putting together my family history.

May I add this is going back to the 1940's Thank you Sandra

Extract ID: 5924

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Extract Author: Christa von Mutius
Page Number: 2005 02 14
Extract Date: 1950's

Christa von Mutius - Arusha School - 1950's

Sanya Juu

My mother and step-father (Bill and Nana Seitz) farmed not far from the Ulyate family and my two brothers (Bertie von Mutius and Barry von Mutius - both now deceased) and I went to school at Kongwa (I think) with some of them. Certainly I was friendly with Valerie Ulyate.

Our farm was called Molomo. Before his death Bertie ran a safari business from Momella, a beautiful lodge not far from Usa River and with wonderful views of both Meru and Kilimanjaro. I also attended Arusha school and knew the New Arusha Hotel very well.

Great to read about those wonderful places! What a privilege it was to have grown up there!

Christa Bond (nee von Mutius)

Extract ID: 4988

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Marsh, R.J. and E.P Safari Diaries
Page Number: 13
Extract Date: 1955 August 5


We left them [Ulyate�s] about 2.30. We kept to the road at the back of the farm to find our way over to the next of the Essimingor farms, owned by Anderson of Monduli and managed for him by Brian Hayward. I saw young Hayward, and stopped with him for a short chat. [about confirmation].

Extract ID: 47

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Marsh, R.J. and E.P Safari Diaries
Page Number: 14
Extract Date: 1956

RJM Trip

RJM Trip:


Packed for safari and left Arusha, after calls in scholl and town, about 10 for Oldeani. Tarmac to 45 miles. Called on Holmes. Lunch at Ulyate, then across farms to Mtu was Mbu. Pushed on to Karatu. Called at J Gibb for tea. then Hargs and saw Angus. Met Jacksons (Lutheran) on the road, and reached Taylors up on ex-Sands farm, before 7p.m.


Out at 11, visited Purchases and van Rooyen. Afternoon very hot and returned to Taylors. Did not go out until after diner to Club.


No one came for 8am service! Engine of car a bit 'pinky', so Taylor and I had a go at carburator. Not cleared by 11.00 am so he took me to Club and then went back to see what could be done. Only Hargs and Paddy and 1 child came to 11 am service. Lunch at Taylors, left at 3pm. Straight back to Arusha by 6pm.

Extract ID: 775

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Arusha Times
Extract Author: Valentine Marc Nkwame
Page Number: 388a
Extract Date: 24 Sep 2005

"Were there two Arusha Hotels in the early Nineties?"

The Arusha Hotel's family legend confusion 'Blooms' out again

"Were there two Arusha Hotels in the early Nineties?"

The legend behind The Arusha Hotel still goes on, but so is the confusion. This week, the great grand daughter of the person believed to have been the hotel's original owner, appeared in Arusha after traveling all the way from Canada to re-discover the former dwelling place for her earliest family members, tracing the family tree in the process.

Dana Bloom aged 26, is a Toronto-based, practicing lawyer, whose great grand father, Goodall Bloom together with his wife, Mrs Jane Bloom, then hailing from Manchester, England, is said to have owned and operated The Arusha Hotel since it was established in 1894, then standing as a twelve roomed, mud-walled, hut-like Inn, then known as the 'Bloom's Hotel.'

During those days, both Mr and Mrs Bloom used to live at the hotel premises, receiving and catering for their guests just like the old, road-side Inns, that have been immortalized in Charles Dickens' novels, for ages.

The couple's first born, named Jack Bloom, died in 1909 aged only 2 years old and was buried within the hotel grounds. This grave was among the landmarks that Dana managed to discover during her recent visit to The Arusha Hotel, early this week. Her story goes:

" In 1937 my grandfather, Algy Bloom traveled from England to come and visit his uncle, Mr Goodall Bloom who was running a hotel in Arusha town of Tanganyika." Apparently, Dana's grandmother, who was also on the trip, had collected a number of old letters and photographs that were taken in Arusha in the early days and kept them in her chest.

In addition to the hotel, the Blooms, were also said to have bought Selian coffee estate in the 50s. The couple had two sons; Judah and Poli. The former, Captain Judah Bloom was to run the estate until his death in 1957.

These souvenirs were only to be discovered at the turn of the new Millennium, about six years ago when the grandmother, Doris Bloom died. Dana's father, Brian Bloom who had by then already retired in Toronto Canada, flew back to England and collected all his mother's belongings, taking them to Canada.

"So I was going through my late grandmother's things and suddenly I came across those old pictures, some handwritten, mailed letters and I discovered The Arusha Hotel's family legend in which I happen to be part of," said Dana. "After the findings, I went to the Internet and searched for more information and here I am!"

With a compass being its trademark, The Arusha Hotel shouldn't be a difficult place to find, especially being located at the 'center point' between Cape Town and Cairo, but did Dana and her husband, Robert Klein (29) discover the right hotel?

Was there another 'Arusha Hotel?'

Raymond and Marjorie Ulyate, whose families were part of the original settlers that landed in South Africa in 1820 are on the other hand, said to be the original owners of The Arusha Hotel. Marjorie Borissow, who lives in Australia, is yet another grand daughter of this other 'former owner' and she also has her own story to tell as well:

"My grandfather and his family then went on and became some of the first pioneers around Kijabe in Kenya. Grandpa started taking people out on safari in the early 1900's. He worked for Newlands & Tarlton He even gets a mention in Theodore Roosevelt's Book �frican Game Trails" That was on the safari in 1910 ."

Grandpa bought Meru Estate near Lake Duluti after the first world war. When enemy property farms were being sold (German). They had that until one Mr K V Painter who was an American persuaded him to sell the farm and take over the 'New Arusha Hotel!"

According to Marjorie, the original 'Arusha Hotel' was built opposite the "old man Blooms Arusha hotel!" Now her statement indicates that, there should have been two hotels that were located on the same grounds. The Blooms Hotel dates back to 1894. What about the Ray Ulyate's hotel?

"Reading from some of my Mum's notes." Says Marjorie. "She remembers that they had The Prince of Wales (first name in the visitors book) attended the opening ball in 1928. So I guess it was around this time when the hotel opened!"

Extract ID: 5089

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Extract Author: Dave Lichtenstein
Page Number: 2007 11 03

Stan Ulyate

Jambo David tena

You have a correspondent Anthony Harvey searching for Stan Ulyate. I think that I can help. We had a Stan Ulyate in my house Delamere at the Duke of York School. Likewise I could not help noticing the names of a couple of other Yorkists on the Mt Meru achievement board that you host somewhere on the Web site: Dave Dawes and Alex Koch.

If Anthony cares to get in touch with me I can put him in touch with Stan.

Kwaheri sasa

Dave Lichtenstein

Old Yorkist (1957-1960)

Extract ID: 5500

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Extract Author: Lolly Van Staden (Ulyate)
Page Number: 2007 09 24
Extract Date: 24-Sep-2007


Hi Mangat .I don't know if you would remember me as I was the youngest of the Ulyates. My brother Bryan lives in London ,Valerie & David are in South Africa & I'm in Ireland.

The only Ulyate back in Tanzania is my cousin Robin who is in the Iringa area.

Extract ID: 5475

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Extract Author: Bj�rn Edward Figenschou
Page Number: 2007 09 30
Extract Date: 30-Sep-2007

Betty Ann Lydia Figenschou, nee Ulyate

Betty Ann Lydia Figenschou, nee Ulyate was born June 5th 1939, deceased October 19th 1982, burried at Stokke Church in Stokke, Vestfold, Norway

Her parents; Edward and Sonia, nee Smith

Her siblings:

Diana Nineham, South Africa,

Herbert Ulyate, England,

June Kramwinkel, South africa,

Leoni Ulyate, South Africa.

Extract ID: 5479

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Extract Author: Stanley Ulyate
Page Number: 2007 10 12
Extract Date: 12 Oct 2007

Hi David, Marjorie Borrisow suggested that I look at your very interesting site, and found a request from Sven Figenschou Ref: 2007 07 04 asking for help with his mothers family tree, well, I can help as we are related and I can go back some 8 or 9 generations and would be very happy to give him the details, would you please let me have his address.

I noticed under the above that my friend Anthony Harvey (Ref: 2007 07 05) is looking for me and I would be very grateful if you would let me have his email address and phone number too if possible � I was best man at his wedding.

I found that there are some mistakes concerning my mother and obviously some one has given the wrong information, I will find the reference number and come back to you with the correct information if I may.

And on 30 Oct

Marjorie Borrisow suggested I contact you as Sven Figenshaw is trying to find out information about his mother on your site, well I can give him 10 generations if you let me have his email address.

I notice on your site that Anthony Harvey (I was best man at this wedding) is trying to contact me so I would be grateful if you would let me have his email address or telephone number if you have it.

Marjorie is at present in Tanzania or Kenya visiting old haunts.

I did write to you some time ago and since I did not hear back I think that I may have put in the wrong address - I hope this one gets through to you.

And on 6 Nov

I have information on Betty Ulyate, mother of Sven Figenshaw and would appreciate his email address.

I note from your site that a friend of mine Anthony Harvey is trying to contact me and again I would be very happy if you would send me his contact details.

Information on my mother Katharing Hilda Borwick given by someone is incorrect and I would like to send you the correct details if I may.

And on 12 Dec

Hi David, I sent you a message a few minutes ago and can find no record of it having gone so I am rewriting it again.

Marjorie Borrissow suggested that I look at your most interesting site and I found Sven Fiegenschou (ref: 2007-07-04) is looking for information about his mothers side of the family, well I am related and can help and can send him information of 8 to 9 generations back, I would be grateful if you would let me have his email address and I will let him have what I have got.

Right under the above, I found that my friend Anthony Harvey (ref 2007-07-05) is looking for me. I was best man at his wedding and I would be grateful if you would let me have his email address and phone number if you have it.

Some time ago I noticed that there was some information on my mother which was not correct, I will find it and pass it on for correction, if I may.

Extract ID: 5490

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Extract Author: Pat Brown
Page Number: 2008 04 21

Genealogy and ancestors of Oswald Horner Barratt

I came across your website while doing a Google search for information on Barrats and South Africa.

I was a third cousin of Thora Ulyate's (Robert Valentyne Ulyate married Julia Hephzibah Brown, my first cousin thrice removed) and I have been trying to find more information about Oswald.

The reason is two-fold. Firstly his ancestry is a bit of a mystery and I love solving mysteries. The second is that my wife is also a Barratt and I have been trying to determine if there is any relatuionship between the two families.

Her grandfather, William Stredder Barratt moved from the Transvaal to the Eastern Cape (Graaf Reinet) just before the Anglo Boer War and was a successful ostrich farmer until the crash in the feather market.

We have battled for years to piece together her family tree and I have managed to put together quite an extensive tree but I still have some loose ends to tie up. One of these is Oswald and the other is Albert Barratt who moved from the Ficksburg area of the Free State to the Eshowe area of Natal.

I would be grateful if you could help me expand my research or put me on to someone who can help.

Extract ID: 5629

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Extract Author: Alaistair Ulyate
Page Number: 2008 06 16

From Kitale Kenya.Son of Henman and Molly

From Kitale Kenya. Son of Henman and Molly. P of Wales school. Any fam hist. thks

Trying to get more info on family and where we all came from

Extract ID: 5789