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Name: PARKINSON, John Wilson Henry

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Nee: son of William Henry Parkinson

Birth Date: 13.7.1877 Ravendale, Lincs.

Death Date: 17.6.1923 Mombasa, heart failure

First Date: 1905

Last Date: 1923

Profession: Joined Colonial Admin. EAP, was for some years Registrar of the High Court and subsequently Administrator-General. Served in EA over 18 years.

Area: Nairobi, Mombasa

Married: In Barrow in Furness 1919 Winifred May Forster b. 1885 Middlebrough

Children: George Roberts (19 Aug 1921 East Ravendale, Lincs.-1933)

Book Reference: Gillett, HBEA, Cuckoo, Golf, KAD, Red 31, Mombasa, Playne, Drumkey, Red 22, EAHB 1906, Gazette, Medals, North, EAHB 1907, Leader14, Barnes, Red Book 1912, Fox Davies, Red 19

School: Brighton College

General Information:

Golf - Present at the formation meeting of Mombasa Golf Club in 1911.
Mombasa - Honorary Secretary of Mombasa Sports Club who looked after Club affairs from 1907 until his death in 1923. The subsequent success of the Club owed much to his dedicated efforts and his name is commemorated by a brass plaque which still hangs in the Club.
Playne - Mr Parkinson is a native of Wold Newton, Lincolnshire, where he was born on July 13, 1877. He was educated at Brighton College, and came to EA in March, 1904, from England, and is now Registrar of the High Court, Principal Registrar of Documents, and Registrar of Joint Stock Companies, the date of his appointment being March, 1906. Mr Parkinson was admitted a Solicitor of the Supreme Court, England, in 1900. He acts as Hon. Secretary of the Mombasa Sports Club. Drumkey 1909 - Judicial Department - Registrar of the High Court
Drumkey 1909 - Hon. Secretary, Mombasa Sports Club and Hon. Secretary for Tennis
Red 22 - Member - Wakf Commission - Secretary
Red 22 - Hon. Secretary, Mombasa Sports Club
Gazette - 29/12/15 - Court Case - John Wilson Henry Parkinson, manager of the estate of A.H. Carson a person of unsound mind.
Medals - Mombasa Defence Force - No. 9334, Private
Barnes - Mombasa Cemetery - John W.H. Parkinson, died 17 Jun 1923 age 45.5, European Hospital, Heart Failure
Red Book 1912 - J.W.H. Parkinson - Mombasa
Red Book 1912 - Administrator-General
Red Book 1912 - Currency Commissioner
Red Book 1919 - Administrator General
Red Book 1919 - Mombasa Sports Club - Hon Secretary - J.W.H. Parkinson
Gazette - 27/6/1923 - Obituary - the death of John Wilson Henry Parkinson, Administrator General, Kenya Colony on 17 June due to heart failure. Mr Parkinson was appointed to the East Africa Protectorate as Registrar, High Court, Mombasa on 12 August 1906 and became Administrator General on 6 August 1909
HBEA 1912 - Administrator General.
Red 31 has J. Parkinson, Ruiru
Gazette - 6/2/1924 - Voters Register - Mombasa - Delete - John William Henry Parkinson, Civil Servant, Mombasa and Mrs Winifred May Parkinson, Married woman, Mombasa
UK Foreign and Overseas Registers for death

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