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Name: KELL, Matthew Hall

Nee: related by marriage to the Forgan brothers

Birth Date: 1875 Bear Park, Durham

Death Date: 28 Nov 1930 Nairobi

First Date: 1909 (Oct) - was tutor to the son of a Rajah

Last Date: 1930

Profession: Early sisal planter. Teacher

Area: Gatua Nyaga Estate, SE - Limoru, 1925 'Njiro' Nairobi. Hut - built Kabiro House, sold to Wells, 1922 Athi River

Married: In Mombasa 1911 Mary Blyth Forgan d. Nairobi 1973 (Langata cem).

Children: 'Kathoni' May (Warren Gash) (17 May 1913-2005, fluent Kikuyu, worked at Kamiti Prison during Emergency)

Book Reference: North, Gillett, SE, HBEA, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Mrs Vickers, Limuru, Drumkey, Red 22, Land, Kiambu Scrapbook, Barnes, Nicholls, Leader14, Red Book 1912, Gazette

General Information:

SE - Matthew H. Kell - Limoru - Oct 1909
Limuru - letter from May Kell (later Warren-Gash) at Limuru 1924-26 - see Warren-Gash
Land - 1907 - M.H. Kell - Agricultural, 460 acres, Limuru, 26-1-05, Homestead, Registered 1-2-07
Kiambu Scrapbook - 'The house on Kabiro in Upper Kiambu bought by Mr H.T. Wells in 1912, was built by Mr Kell at a much earlier date, of hand-made, fire-baked bricks. Unfortunately, it is no longer in existence.
Kiambu Scrapbook - Other pioneers in Upper Kiambu were Mr Kell (the father of Mrs John Warren Gash) who planted some 5 acres of coffee on a farm known as Kabiro …..
Land - 1911 - M.H. Kell - Agriculture and grazing 1395 acres - Mua Hills - 29/5/11 - Under Occupation Licence for 2 to 99 years from 1/7/11 - Registered 4/10/11
Nairobi Forest Road Cemetery - Mathew Hall Kell, British, age 55, died 28/11/30
Nicholls - Nairobi European School - From 14 March to 27 April 1908 the place was closed due to an outbreak of typhoid fever. Turner was on leave abroad at the time, but his deputy, Matthew Kell, officiated in his stead.
Red Book 1912 - M.H. Kell - Nairobi
Gazette - 12/11/1919 - Register of Voters - Nairobi, North Area - Matthew Hall Kell - Planter, Njiro, Athi Plains and Mrs Mary Blyth Kell - Njiro, Athi Plains

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