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Name: PORTER, William Thomas

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Birth Date: 21.6.1877 Warrington, Lancashire

Death Date: 14.1.1928 Eastbourne, Sussex

First Date: 1907

Profession: Town Magistrate in Mombasa 1907, Senior Magistrate at Nairobi, Kisumu, Naivasha & Nyeri.

Area: Mombasa, Nairobi, Kisumu, Naivasha, Nyeri

Married: In Nairobi 1908 Edith Johnson b. 1877 Southport, d. 30 June 1979 Easrtbourne

Children: Eric William Bonham (29.9.1909 Nairobi-1919)

Book Reference: Gillett, SE, Hut, Playne, Drumkey, Gazette

School: Jesus College Cambridge, Inner Temple

General Information:

SE - W.T. Porter - Apr 1909
Playne - Mr Porter was born in Lancashire on June 21, 1877, and educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, and the Inner Temple. He came to EA in May, 1907, from England, and was married the year following (April 30th) to Edith, only daughter of the late J. Johnson, Lancashire. He was appointed to the post of Town Magistrate, Nairobi, on Feb. 21, 1909. His previous service in BEA is as follows: Acting Administrator-General, July 1907; Town Magistrate Mombasa, Nov. 19, 1907; First Class Magistrate for Provinces of Kisumu and Naivasha, Nov. 20, 1908. Mr Porter is also Visiting Justice, Mombasa Prison.
Drumkey 1909 - Judicial Department - Town Magistrate, Mombasa
Gazette - 15/6/1907 - Arrival on 1st appointment as Magistrate - 29/5/1907
Gazette 15/9/1910 - Appointed Town Magistrate of Lamu

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