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Name: ALLSOPP, Richard

Nee: bro of Francis Cunningham Allsopp

Birth Date: bapt. 5 Sep1875 Easterton, Wiltshire

Death Date: 9 Oct 1937 Nairobi

Nationality: English

First Date: 1908

Profession: Appointed Manager of Sir Alfred Pease's Estate, 'Kilima Theki', near Machakos. Subsequently he resigned and went to Nairobi where he became a Partner with W.C. Hunter in his Accountancy business. He was a very familiar figure in Nairobi for many years.

Area: 'Kilima Theki', Machakos then Nairobi. 1922 Nyeri, 1930 Turi, 1920 Thika

Married: Sheila Glencairn MacNeal (1896-1926)

Book Reference: Gillett, HBEA, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, EAMR, Playne, Drumkey, Red 22, Land, Gazette, Nicholls, Medals, Red Book 1912, Red 19

War Service: Wiltshire Yeomanry in Boer War in the Transvaal,

School: Haileybury and Magdalene College, Cambridge

General Information:

An Englishman who had gone to the Transvaal with the Wiltshire Yeomanry during the Boer War. At 'Kilima Theki'. although the place was over-run with wild animals of every sort (he states that 14 lions were killed on the farm between Christmas 1908 and March 1909), the farm flourished in stock and crops. Ostriches were his main concern, but cattle and horses did well.  
HBEA 1912 shows address as PO Box 121, Nairobi
EAMR - WW1 with EAMR A Sqdn 7/8/14 - 27/4/15 L/Cpl 10/8/14; Cpl 29/8/14; Capt. 18/12/14
Playne - Kilima Theki - In 1907 Sir Alfred E. Pease, Bart., decided to run an ostrich farm, and for this purpose acquired Kilima Theki, 5000 acres in all, situated 10 miles from Kapiti Plains Station and 8 miles from Machakos. At present there are some 28 grown birds and 36 chicks hatched in 1908. There are many wild ostriches running on the farm, and the eggs are collected for the purpose of hatching in the incubators ....... Lucerne is cultivated to a very large extent for feeding the ostriches ........ A stone house, with iron roof, has been built on the hill (Katanga) overlooking the plains, and a garden is in the course of construction. Kilima Theki is managed by Mr R. Allsopp, who came to BEA in June 1908, from the Transvaal, where he went with the Wiltshire Yeomanry during the Boer War. ...……
Red 22 - Richard Allsopp, Nyeri - Land & Estate Agent
Land - 1911 - R. Allsop - Grazing and agricultural, 4000 acres (Farm No. 1453) - Londiani - 2/9/11 - Leasehold under Occupation Licence for 2 to 99 years from 1/9/11 - Registered 23/10/11
Gazette - 7/4/15 - Liable for Jury service, Nairobi District - R. Allsopp, W.C. Hunter
Gazette - 11/8/1915 - Appt. - EAMR - To be Captain - Corpl. Richard Allsopp Gazette - 11/8/1915 - Appt. - EAMR - Resignation - Captain Richard Allsopp
Medals - East African Mounted Rifles, Captain
Red Book 1912 - R. Allsop - Nairobi
Red Book 1919 - R. Allsop - W C Hunter & Co, Nairobi
Gazette - 7/10/1925 - Dissolution of Partnership between Richard Allsopp, Harry Percy Densham, KBE and Lydia Maud Mary Phillips-Fletcher (now Lydia Maud Mary Harvey) formerly carrying on business under the style or firm of Allsopp and Densham
Gazette - 26/9/1923 - Voters Register - Kenya Province - Richard Allsopp, Settler PO Nyeri
Gazette 18 Jan 1938 probate

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