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Name: FRASER, William Carlile

Birth Date: 10.11.1861 Paisley, Scotland

Death Date: 11.12.1911 Budleigh Salterton

Nationality: British

First Date: 1888

Profession: Engineer. CMS GEA/IBEA Co./Uganda Railway - Mechanical Engineer; Usambiro; sent to help build CMS boats at south of Lake Victoria; Freretown at 25/3/1889, offered 3 months' salary and connection closed; Independent trader in GEA at June 1892

Area: Usambiro, Taveta

Married: In Exeter, Devon 20 Feb 1890 Elizabeth Agnes Theobald b. 7 May 1869 Burma, d. 13 Dec 1908 Budleigh Salterton

Children: Dorothy Carlile (28 Jan 1891 Budleigh Salterton-1895); Carl Johannes (28 Mar 1894 Marangu, Tanganyika-1894); Elizabeth (29 May 1896 Budleigh Salterton); Katherine (20 Jan 1898 Budleigh Salterton); Marjorie (22 July 1903 Budleigh Salterton-1981); Kenneth Hillam (12 June 1905 Budleigh Salterton-1979); Alison (28 Dec 1906 Budleigh Salterton)

Author: Marjorie (1904); Kenneth H. (1906; Alsion (1897))

Book Reference: North, Kiewiet, EAS

General Information:

North - Wife and child arrive Zanzibar from England 11/6/1892; Taveta area working for IBEA Co. & in dispute with Rev. A.R. Steggall Nov 1892; Local employment with Uganda Railway at Mainland Camp, sent to England with blackwater fever before Oct. 1896; Issued with Bird Licence at Mombasa 14/2/1902
Kiewiet - A traveller visiting East Africa in 1891 commented that "the moral tone of the Europeans in the Company's employ seems to be rather low, but Europeans always seem to think they should leave their morals at home when they come to Africa" - W.C. Fraser to Mathews - FO84/2150
Kiewiet - 1891 - Agent in Taveta - W.C. Fraser
North - Daughter died, aged 8, Marang 12-7-1895: dep. Berbera for Lake Rudolf & Upper Nile with expedition led by Dr. A. Donaldson-Smith, Aug 1899; at Entebbe returning expedition porters to coast 26-5-1900; at first meeting of 'Committee of Europeans' Nairobi 4-1-1902; employed by Maj. R.G.T. Bright on Anglo-German Boundary Commission; dep. Mombasa for Mazeras to sink shaft for local syndicate looking for silver 4-12-1902; 'Unprincipled and underhand' (Steggall, ZA)
The African Standard - 26-2-1903 - Invited to the wedding of H.R. Phelips & Miss Jacquette Edith Lambe in Mombasa (Mr & Mrs Carlile Fraser)

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