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Name: ALLEN, Bertram Gray

Nee: Eldest son of C.C. & A.K. Allen off Edenmore, Londonderry

Birth Date: 5.11.1872

Death Date: 29.12.1920 - Nairobi

Nationality: British

First Date: 1902

Last Date: 1919

Profession: A partner in the firm Tonks & Allen, solicitors in Nairobi. & Mombasa, he served on the Nairobi Municipal Committee in 1912.

Area: Nairobi, Karen

Married: Never married

Book Reference: Gillett, SE, HBEA, Cuckoo, Kenya Diary, Tignor, Land 1903, EAHB 1905, Red 25, Hut, North, EA Diary 1903, Drumkey, EAHB 1906, EAHB 1904, EAHB 1907, Rugby, Leader14, Red Book 1912, Red 19

General Information:

SE - B.G. Allen - Solicitor, Govt. Rd. - Aug 1907
Cuckoo - 1904 - mentions him as a jockey at the 2nd race meeting in Nbi.
Kenya Diary - 1902 - 'I have made friends with a local lawyer in Nairobi called B.G. Alan [sic]. He has only just come out and his practice is not yet built up ....... (I got to know Alan well later on. He started life in Nairobi with £300 and died about 1920 worth £150,000). He started in partnership with another solicitor called Tonks, but they soon separated. I renewed my friendship with Alan in 1914. He never married and died soon after WW1.  
Land Grant 1903 - Tonks & Allen - Building, etc., 1 acre - Nairobi Hill - Aug 16 - Leasehold
Red 25 - Chairman, Municipal Committee, Nairobi 1920
Drumkey 1909 - Member of Municipal Committee, Nairobi
Drumkey 1909 - Committee Member, Polo Club, Nairobi - B.G. Allen
Drumkey 1909 - Pleader, Nairobi
North - Member of the Nairobi Mounted Section of the EAP Volunteer Reserve, June 1905
EA Diary 1903 - Pleader at present practising in the Protectorate Courts
Barnes - Nairobi South Cemetery - born 5 Nov 1872, died 29 Dec 1920
Rugby - Played for Kenya against Combined South African Universities December 1929-30 - B.G.L. Allen
Red Book 1912 - B.G. Allen - Nairobi
Red Book 1912 - Nominated Unofficial Member of Legislative Council - The Hon B.G. Allen
Red Book 1912 - Committee Member - Masara Hunt Club
Gazette - 15/1/1906 - Member of Nairobi Township Committee - 1906
Gazette - 12/11/1919 - Register of Voters - Nairobi, South Area - Bertram Gray Allen - Solicitor Bishops Road
Red Book 1919 - B G Allen - Solicitor, Nairobi
Red Book 1919 - District Committees - Nairobi - B.G. Allen
HBEA - Steward of EA Turf Club.
Cuckoo - Tonks & Allen Nbi's first legal firm.
Tignor - Member of Labour Commission in 1911
Gazette - 16/3/1921 - Probate and Administration - Bertram Gray Allen late of Nairobi who died at Nairobi on 29th December 1920. Applied for by Thomas Alfred Wood and George Alexander Hume Hamilton of Nairobi

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