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Name: RAYNE, Herbert Charles Hatch

Nee: bro of Lancelot Harry Cuthbert Rayne, son of William Thomas Rayne

Birth Date: 1879 Hambledon, Surrey

Death Date: 8 Nov 1957 Middlesex

First Date: 1902

Profession: Manager of Messrs Boustead & Clarke Ltd. for some years.

Area: Mombasa

Married: At Axbridge, Somerset 29 Dec 1909 Dora Margaret Peet b. 17 Dec 1874 Waterford, Ireland, d. Staines 14 Feb 1952

Children: John Merton (21 Apr 1912-1985); Timothy Arrowsmith (5 Sep 1917 Mombasa-1994)

Book Reference: Gillett, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, North, Playne, Drumkey, Red 22, EAHB 1907, Gazette, Web, EAHB 1905, Cuckoo

General Information:

Playne - In the old days Messrs Boustead, Ridley & Co., out of which grew the firm of Boustead Brothers, used to run safaris up-country, and they put the first steamer - the ss Kampala - on Lake Victoria Nyanza, the parts being carried on porters' heads. They were also agents for many of the missions, including the CMS. They established themselves in Mombasa in 1892, but they have had a branch at Zanzibar for 35 years, and have another branch in Colombo. The partners are Messrs. J.M. Boustead and E.G. Money.
Mr H.C. Rayne is the manager for BEA, and came here in 1902. The Mombasa and Zanzibar houses are run separately, and quite recently the firm has amalgamated its Mombasa business with that of Messrs P.H. Clarke Ltd., of Port Florence (Kisumu), Mombasa and Homa, under the style of Boustead and Clarke Ltd. The directors of the new company are Messrs. J.M. Boustead, R.N. Boustead, P.H. Clarke, H.C. Rayne and A.S. Milliken
Drumkey 1909 - Committee Member, The Chamber of Commerce, Mombasa (Boustead Bros.)
Drumkey 1909 - Directory of Residents - H.C. Rayne, signs per pro Boustead Bros, Mombasa
North - Boustead, Ridley & Co. c. 1902; based at Company's Mombasa office; Listed as prospector, resident at Nakuru (EAM) 14/3/1903; Land Grant application 10/6/1903, Mombasa Island; Listed as new member of the Planters & Settlers Association, Nairobi 12/8/1903; Temporary local appt. as Inspector of Police EAP 1/6/1904; at Naivasha 26/11/1904; recovered body of R.B. Newton from the Morendat River 14/4/1905; promoted to Asst. Dist. Superintendent 14/6/1905; Member of the Sotik Punitive Force dep. Kericho for Sotik 7/6/1905; remained at Sotik when expedition returned to Kericho 12/7/1905; 1906 Kisumu
Gazette 1921 - Herbert Charles Rayne appointed Receiver of the property of E. Erle Green, Insolvent on the application of Messrs Boustead & Clarke Ltd., and Emile Jardin creditors.
KAD 1922 - Boustead & Clarke.
Gazette 24 June 1952 wife's probate

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