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William Ashmead Francis Burdett-Coutts

William Ashmead Francis Burdett-Coutts, brokerage house executive. Member of Institute Directors, HararE, Royal Thames Yacht (London).


  • Burdett-Coutts, William Ashmead Francis was born on August 4, 1921 in Salcombe, Devonshire, England. Arrived in Zimbabwe, 1950. Son of Herbert Seabury Hunt and Esther Flower (Capel-Cure) Burdett-Coutts.

  • Education

    • Student, Eton College, 1934—1939. Student, Cambridge University, 1939—1941.


    • Farmer Salisbury, Rhodesia, 1950—1965. Managing director Harold Poole, Norton, 1950—1965. Stockbroker Edwards & Company (Private) Ltd., Harare, Zimbabwe, since 1965.

      Chairman Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, since 1981. Director Nicola (Pvt) Ltd., Diancana Finance Corporation, Zimbabwe.


    Denomination: Church of England


    Member of Institute Directors, HararE, Royal Thames Yacht (London).


    • Married Nancy Chevallier Jervers, 1950 (divorced 1972). Married Olivia Letitia Watson, October 16, 1973. Children: Angela, Francesca, Victoria.
    • father: Herbert Seabury Hunt Burdett-Coutts
    • mother: Esther Flower (Capel-Cure) Burdett-Coutts
    • spouses: Nancy Chevallier Jervers
    • Olivia Letitia Watson
    • children: Angela Burdett-Coutts
    • Francesca Burdett-Coutts
    • Victoria Burdett-Coutts
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    Born August 4, 1921
    • 1950 - 1965
      managing director, Harold Poole
      Norton, Virginia, United States
    • 1950 - 1965
      Farmer Salisbury
    • 1965
      stockbroker, Edwards & Company (Private) Limited
      Harare, Zimbabwe
    • 1981
      chairman, Zimbabwe Stock Exchange