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Name: PLAYFAIR, Raymond William

Birth Date: 25 Feb 1866 Bareilly, India

Death Date: 3 Jan 1945 Droitwich

First Date: 1911

Last Date: 1939

Profession: Joined staff of National Bank of India in 1887, Superintendent for EA. Retired in 1922 & became Secretary of Ass. of Chambers of Commerce of EA until 1934. Also served on a number of Benevolent Committees and EA organisations.

Area: Nairobi

Married: At Calcutta 25 Oct 1899 Mabel Constance Edwards b.1875 Paddington, d. 24 Aug 1946 Uppingham

Children: Edith Joan (1901 Burma-1981); Walter Raymond (3 Mar 1904 Bedfordshire-1993); Mabel Elizabeth 'Betty' (Bernard, later Holcroft) (6 Nov 1905-1987); Lilian Joyce (Wray) (6 Aug 1912 Nairobi-2001)

Book Reference: Gillett, EAWL, HBEA, Nellie, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Red 22, CO, Gazette, Peerage, Leader14

School: Craigmount, Edinburgh & King's College, London

General Information:

Of Children Joan and Betty were born in Mandalay, Burma,  Walter Raymond in England and Lilian Joyce in Nairobi.  Source: Mrs J. Wray
Red 25 - Committee Member, REAAA.
Red 25 - Hon. Vice-President, Rugby Football Union of Kenya. Treasurer, Kenya Boy Scouts' Association. 35 years in the service of National Bank of India - retired on pension 1922. Honorary Corresponding Secretary Overseas League
CO 533/585 - supporter of Simon Medicks application for Naturalization.
Gazette - 7/4/15 - Liable for Jury service, Nairobi District - R.W. Playfair, National Bank
Gazette - 12/11/1919 - Register of Voters - Nairobi, South Area - Raymond William Playfair - Manager, National Bank of India - Anderson Road
Gazette 9 Oct 1945 - probate
1939 England and Wales Register living in Braintree with incapacitated wife

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