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Name: ROY, Alexander

Nee: bro of Frederick and Lindsey Roy

Birth Date: 3 May 1883 Hackney, London

Death Date: 24.9.1952 Limuru

First Date: 1906

Last Date: 1952

Profession: Joined Boma Trading Co. 1909 with brother Frederick.

Area: Nairobi

Married: In Tamworth 1916 Constance Bullows b. 7 Sep 1897 Walsall, Staffs., d. 2 May1963 Nairobi

Children: Gordon (21 Mar 1918 Nairobi-1977); Alexander (1920 Nairobi-1921)

Book Reference: Gillett, HBEA, Adventurers, Red 25, Curtis, Red 22, Gazette, Barnes, SKP, North, Red Book 1912

General Information:

Curtis - p. 146 - 'A Trading Safari to Marsabit in 1907' - 'There were 4 Roy brothers, grandsons of an Angus shipowner, brought up in London by their widowed mother. The eldest, Lindsay, was a marine engineer who later became a Kenya coffee farmer and partner in the firm of Bullows and Roy. Frederick, the second brother, served in the Boer War and couldn't settle down in England after it. He worked as a lumberjack in Canada and a cowboy in the United States, where he lost an eye from the kick of a horse. He returned to England and eventually followed the example of his younger brother Alec in coming out to Kenya to join the Boma Trading Company. The other brother, Charles, nicknamed Carl by his brothers because he had qualified in Germany, was a research chemist: he never visited Kenya. But for a period after WW1 the first 3 all worked Kyuna Farm at Spring Valley together.
Gazette - 7/4/15 - Liable for Jury service, Nairobi District - Alexander Roy, Boma Trading Co.
Barnes - Nairobi South Cemetery - Roy, died 23 Apr 1920, child of Alexander Rowe
SKP - 1938 - Society of Kenya Pioneers - over 30 years in Colony - arrived 1906
Barnes - Nairobi City Park Cemetery - Alexander Roy, died 24 Sep 1952 aged 69 AND Constance Roy, died 2 May 1963 aged 66, buried in the same plot
Red Book 1912 - A. Roy - Nairobi
Red 25 - A. Roy, Bullows & Roy, Nbi.
He was also a keen footballer and a member of Parklands Club.
Gazette 18 June 1963 wife's probate

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