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Name: TWEEDIE, Douglas Royle

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Nee: son of Arthur John Tweedie, bro of John Norman Tweedie

Birth Date: 1888 Hertford

Death Date: 13 Dec 1970 Kenya

First Date: 1923

Profession: Farmer

Area: 1930 Caves of Elgon, Kiminini, 1937 Big Tree Farm Kiminini

Married: In Braunton 1920 Ethelwyn Marjorie Chanter b. 1898 Barnstaple, d. 1982 Burwash, Etheringham, E. Sussex

Children: Paul Peregrine (20 Dec 1921 Alexandria, Egypt-15 Jan 1946 Musoma, Tanzania); Stephanie Clara (Macleod) (1924 Braunton)

Book Reference: Red 31, Hut, Trans Nzoia Scrap Book, Who's Who 63, Nicholls, Masonic, Macmillan

War Service: Middlesex Regt., RFC

School: Loretto, Edinburgh 1902-05

General Information:

Gazette 5 Feb 1971 probate
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Trans Nzoia Voters List
Trans Nzoia Scrap Book - Marjorie and Roy Tweedie came to settle in the Trans Nzoia in 1924 and farmed on the South East slopes of Mount Elgon. She is an artist as well as an amateur botanist and designed the EAWL National Embroidery Panel for the Trans Nzoia. She is the author of two articles published in the EA Natural History Society Journal: 1. A Key and Check List of Kenya Orchids (with G.C. Copley and E.W. Carroll, Jan 1964) and 2. Periodic Flowering of some Acanthaceae on Mt. Elgon, June 1965, and has done the illustrations for the forthcoming Flora of Upland Kenya. She has an orchid and a balsam (Habenaria Tweedieae and Impatiens Tweedieae) both named after her by Kew and Aloe Tweedieae was so named by Mr Christian of Salisbury, Rhodesia. In 1948 they went to live in the Horth East side of the mountain and here she discovered the pre-historic painting in the Kaboy cave near the Mbere river……..
The Tweedies now live in Kitale and Marjorie continues with her painting and flower collection. Roy's chief interest is Freemasonry and in 1966 he became District Grand Master of East Africa.
Who's Who 63 - HM Egyptian Coastguards Administration 1908-24; seconded to RFC 1914-16; Intelligence Officer Western Desert 1917-18; Coffee Farmer 1928-51; retired - Endebess
Masonic - District Grand Lodge of East Africa - District Grand Master - 1966-69 Masonic - District Grand Lodge of East Africa - Assistant District Grand Master - 1955-66
Macmillan 1930 - The Trans Nzoia Transport Company - Kitale - The company  handle merchandise and goods and chattels of every description. Theirs is the only undertaking of the kind in the Colony employing only European drivers which contributes to the welfare of their fleet of 12 motor lorries………….. The managing directors are Capt. R.F.W. Echlin and Col. D.R. Tweedie.
Gazette - 6/3/1928 - Dissolution of Partnership between Richard Fleming Warren Echlin, Douglas Royle Tweedie and Margherita Swain carrying on business under the style or firm of Trans Nzoia Transport Company. Margherita Swain retires and business carried on by R.F.W. Echlin and D.R. Tweedie

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