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Name: ISAAC, Francis Whitmore

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Nee: bro of Charles Powys Isaac

Birth Date: 21.12.1872 Wolverhampton

Death Date: 1.10.1966 Shrewsbury

Nationality: British

First Date: 1897

Profession: Uganda Admin. Collector EAP 1902, DC Mombasa 1911, later a PC

Area: Also served for some time in Tanaland. HBEA 1912 - DC Lamu, Eldama Ravine, 1925 Nakuru, 1937 Farm 44 Elgon, Kitale

Married: In Shifnal Oct 1909 Margaret Briscoe b. 9 Nov 1866

Book Reference: Gillett, HBEA, Kenya Diary, Rundgren, EAHB 1905, KAD, Red 25, EAS, Hut, North, EA Diary 1903, Drumkey, Red 22, EAHB 1906, EAHB 1904, EAHB 1907, Leader14, Chandler, Red Book 1912, Red 19

General Information:

Kenya Diary - Aug. 1904 - Kisumu - met Isaac, who was the first to find the bongo in the Nandi forests and who is a DO. ........... May 1905 - Isaac replaced Mayes at Nandi when Meinertzhagen reported Mayes.  
EAHB 1905 - 3rd Assistant, Uganda Protectorate, Dec. 8th 1897; Collector, EAP, April 1st 1902.
KAD 1922 - Senior Commissioner and Senior Resident Magistrate, Nakuru  
Red 25 - Left Provincial Administration 1923. Chairman, Municipal Committee, Nairobi 1907-8
The African Standard - 26-2-1903 - Invited to the wedding of H.R. Phelips & Miss Jacquette Edith Lambe in Mombasa
North - From Albrighton; Appt. 3rd Class Asst. UP; based at Ravine May 1901; Baringo July 1901; Collector EAP 1902; Collector at Eldama Ravine; Collector at Mumias 1-4-1904; appt. Collector Kisumu 1-8-1904
Drumkey 1909 - Member of Municipal Committee, Nairobi
Red 22 - Member Education Board, Kenya
EAHB 1906 - Collector - Nandi
EA Diary 1903 - 3rd Assistant Uganda Dec 8 1897; Collector, EA Protectorate April 1 1902
Chandler - Isaac was chairman (mayor) of Nairobi in 1907-8, and a provincial commissioner in Kenya from 1914-1923. As a forestry officer at Eldama Ravine in April 1902, he shot an antelope that proved to be not only the first bongo ever found in East Africa but also the first of the subspecies 'Tragephalus euryceros isaaci'. He caught the animal with the help of a pack of hounds and donated the skin and horns to the Kensington Museum.
Red Book 1912 - F.W. Isaac - Lamu - Tanaland Province - PC at Lamu
Rundgren - Bongo - 2 specimens were obtained in 1902 by a forest officer named Francis Isaac, stationed at Eldama Ravine.
EAHB 1905 - Collector, Kisumu
Gazette 7 Apr 1967 probate - d. Albrighton
1939 England and Wales Register living in Uttoxeter with wife

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