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Birth Date: 13.1.1879 Stone, Kent

Death Date: 27.8.1958 Mombasa

First Date: 1904

Last Date: 1958

Profession: Appointed Plan Examiner and Chief Draughtsman, Survey Dept., EAP, 1905. Subsequently established own Architects firm which he controlled until his death many years later. Stephen Ellis's ledger also shows Rand Overy & R. Geater (Geater deleted)

Area: Nairobi, 1930 Box 235, Nairobi, 1937 Chaimosi Farms Ruiru

Married: 1. In Nairobi 13.6.1910 Gertrude Grace Smith b. 1888 Cape Colony, d. 1969 2. Emma Jane Smith b. 11 June 1888 Rooken, Cape Province, SA, d. 1960

Children: Reginald Wyle (12.4.1911 Nairobi-3.4.1989 Douglas, I of Man); Charles Lennox 'Bill' (21.1.1914 Nairobi-17.9.1997 Nairobi); Iris Kathleen (Molyneux-Carter) (11.12.1920 East London-2005); Norris Hubert (21.4.1918-30.5.1953 Nairobi)

Book Reference: Gillett, SE, HBEA, Golf, EAHB 1905 and 07, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, RS, Hut, Macmillan, Drumkey, Red 22, Ruiru, Advertiser, EAHB 1906, Gazette, Harmony, North, Leader14, Barnes, Colonial, Red Book 1912, Red 19

General Information:

SE - C. Rand Overy - July 1907
HBEA 1912 - Government Architect. Designed the McMillan Memorial Library and the Provincial Commissioner's Office, Nairobi
Golf - Honorary Architect to the Nairobi Golf Club designing the new club-house in 1922. On Committee of Nairobi Golf Club in 1925
EAHB 1905 - Plan examiner, Nairobi
KAD 1922 - Government Architect, PWD, Nairobi.
KAD 1922 - Committee Member, Nairobi Chess Club
Macmillan - 1930 - Rand Overy and Maxwell, Chartered Architects and Civil Engineers - The business is the oldest of its kind at Nairobi and was established in 1906. The present partnership was formed in 1922, and comprises Mr C. Rand Overy, LRIBA, and Mr W.R. Maxwell, CE both of whom had been for many years engaged in the PWD> Mr Rand Overy is President of the East Africa Institute of Architects.
Advertiser -18/9/1908 - New Masonic Temple completed - Architect - C. Rand Overy
Advertiser - 2/10/1908 - Masonic Temple consecrated - assisted - Bro. Rand Overy
EAHB 1906 - 1894-97 with Messrs Baker & may, Architects & Surveyors Colchester & Clacton on Sea, 1897-1903, London 1903-1904; Admiralty, Devonport and Keyham Dockyards, 1904; Passed Civil Service Examination as Examiner Public Works Office Lonfdon 1904 August, Plan Examiner and Chief Draughtsman, Survey Dept., EAP.
Gazette - 7/4/15 - Liable for Jury service, Nairobi District - C.R. Overy, Architect
Member of Lodge Harmony - Joined 6/5/07, Architect, Nairobi; Rejoined 1/10/17
North - From Peasmarsh, Sussex; Appt. Plan Examiner, Survey Dept. 26/7/1904
Leader14 - Government Architect, PWD
Barnes - Mombasa Cemetery - Charles Rand-Overy, buried 31 Aug 1958 age 79, European Hospital, Heart Failure
Colonial 1912 - Public Works Dept. - Architect
Red Book 1912 - Public Works Dept. - Government Architect
Gazette - 12/11/1919 - Register of Voters - Nairobi, South Area - Charles Rand Overy - Architect, PWD - Ngong Road and Mrs Gertrude Grace Smith Overy - Ngong Road
Red Book 1919 - Public Works Department - Government Architect - C. Rand Overy
Red Book 1919 - Nairobi Golf Club - Hon. Secretary - C. Rand Overy
Gazette - Voters List 1936 - Nairobi South - Charles Rand Ovvery, Architect, PWD, Ngong Rd. And Gertrude G S Rand Overy, married woman, Ngong Rd. Nbi.
Bruce Rooken-Smith Norris was accidentally shot and killed during the Mau Mau Emergency

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