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Name: ROY, Frederick 'Fred'

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Nee: one of 3 brothers (Alexander, Lindsey)

Birth Date: 4.8.1881 London

Death Date: 17.7.1954 Mombasa

First Date: 1907

Last Date: 1954

Profession: Joined the Boma Trading Co. trading mostly in the NFD, later started the business of Lockhead, Moore & Roy, Electrical Engineers. At one time part owner with his brother of Spring Valley Estate

Area: Corner House, Nairobi, retired to live at Mombasa, 1930 Box 455, Nairobi

Married: Elizabeth Fotheringham Copland b.1891, d. 1970d.

Children: Yvonne (12 Apr 1920 Nairobi, m. Thomas Mitchell Bell); Neil Frederick (6 Aug 1921 Kenya-5 June 1966 Mombasa, drowned)

Book Reference: Gillett, HBEA, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Curtis, Macmillan, Red 22, Medals, Barnes, Gazette

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. Fred Roy worked for the Boma Trading Co. from 1907, when he was 26, until 1914. Some of his diaries, photographs and letters from that period survive. He later became an electrical engineer and a partner in the Nairobi firm of Lochhead, Moore and Roy, electrical and mechanical engineers.
Macmillan - 1930 - Lochhead, Moore and Roy Ltd., Mechanical and Electrical Engineers - The business was started in 1921 by Messrs. J. Lochhead and J.A. Moore, who conducted it under the style of Lochhead and Moore until 1924, when they were joined in partnership by Mr F. Roy and the firm was formed into a limited liability company.
Medals - East Africa Veterinary Corps - No. 5087, Private
Barnes - Mombasa Cemetery - Frederick Roy, died 17 Jul 1954 age 72, European Hospital, Cerebral Haemorrhage - in ever loving memory / of / Frederick Roy / 4th Aug 1881 - 17th July 1954 / and Elizabeth Fotheringham Roy / 5th Jul 1891 - 21st February 1970
Barnes - Mombasa Cemetery - Neil Frederick Roy, died 8 Jun 1966 age 43, Coast P.G. Hospital, Drowning -  in ever loving memory / of / Neil Frederick Roy / dearly beloved only son / of / Frederick and Elizabeth Roy / and brother of / Yvonne / 6th Aug 1921 - 5th June 1966 / until the day breaks
Gazette - 12/11/1919 - Register of Voters - Nairobi, North Area - Frederick Roy - Coffee Planter, Kyuna Estate
Gazette - Voters List 1936 - Frederick Roy, Electrical Engineer, Upper Parklands, Nbi. And Elizabeth Fotheringham Roy, Married woman, Box 455, Nbi

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