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Name: ROGERS, Kenneth St. Aubyn (Rev. Canon)

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Nee: son of Capt. Henry Rogers of Hartley, Devon

Birth Date: 1869 Compton Gifford, Devon

Death Date: 31.1.1943 Nairobi

Nationality: British

First Date: 1898

Last Date: 1943

Profession: CMS missionary, he was also a distinguished Lepidopterist and presented one of his collections of butterflies to the Coryndon Museum.

Area: Rabai, worked mainly in Coast Province then in Nairobi retiring about 28 years later

Married: unmarried

Book Reference: Gillett, EAHB 1905, Red 25, Red 31, North, EA Diary 1903, Drumkey, Red 22, EAHB 1906, CMS, Barnes, Burke, Foster, EAHB 1904, EAHB 1907, Red Book 1912, Red 19

School: Wadham College Oxford, MA

General Information:

His sister, Miss C.M. [Catherine Mary] Rogers came out to join him in 1914 and did much good work in Nairobi. Died in Nairobi
North - Mombasa 1898; Taveta June 1899; Mombasa 1900; Rabai June 1901; home leave 1902; Issued with Bird Licence at Mombasa 7/1/1903; Mombasa Feb 1904
CMS 1898 - Age 29. Of Melton Mowbray. Born at Hartley, Plymouth. Wadham College and Wycliffe Hall, Oxford (Exhib); 1st Class Math. Mods. 1890; BA (2nd Cl. Math. Sch.) 1892; MA 1895. 1895 Deacon and 1896 Priest by Bp. Peterborough. 1895-7 Curate of Melton Mowbray. 1897 March 16 Accepted as Missionary CMS. 1898 Feb 24 Depart for East Africa Mission - Mombasa. 1901 June Rabai; 1902 Mar 12 to England; Dec 16 to Rabai; 1904 Feb. Mombasa
Nairobi Forest Road Cemetery - Kenneth St. Aubyn Rogers, British, age 73, died 31/1/43
North - 'A bright little man with plenty to say for himself' (Miss M. Buxton, Macmillan Library); 'a little man …. the Episcopalian Automaton …. should have been a cobbler but was thrown on the wrong heap' (McGregor-Ross, RH)
Foster - In 1909 Secretary to the CMS Kenya Mission first at the Coast until 1919 and then in Nairobi until 1926 when he retired after 22 years as a full CMS Missionary. He lived at Mbagathi, just outside Nairobi enjoying his hobby of entomology until his death in 1943
Red Book 1912 - K. St. A. Rogers - Rabai
Red Book 1919 - Canon of Mombasa - Sagalla, Voi
EAHB 1905 - at Rabai.
KAD 1922 - Committee - EA and Uganda Natural History Society
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Kiambu Voters Roll

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