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Name: ALLEN, John Denys

Nee: son of Robert Charles Allen (Broker), eldest brother of Frank Maurice 'Bunny' and Robert Kenneth 'Ba' Allen

Birth Date: 6 Aug 1901 Kingham, Bucks. [birth registered in Eton]

Death Date: 5 Dec 1986 Lamu

First Date: 1919

Profession: Farmer

Area: Nyeri, Rumuruti, Naro Moru, Everglades Molo

Married: In Nyeri 23 Jan 1930 Paddie Ann Bayer b. 1908 (sis of Gerald Francis Bayer, dau. of Leo Bayer)

Children: Shirlie Ann (Douglas-Dufresne) (1932); Philip (5 Apr 1934 Nyeri); Gerald; Barry

Book Reference: Baptism, Wed, Sitrep 1, First Wheel, Hut

General Information:

First Wheel - 1927 - Sagana …….. Where I would catch the train to Naro Moru, which at that time was railhead. There my eldest brother, Denys, would meet me and drive to his house. That was going to be my first base in Kenya. ………. On Denys' return we breakfasted and for the rest of the day he explained to me the whole setup of the farm. It belonged to Jack Soames, an Etonian, and the brother of Mervyn Soames who had been on the boat. Denys pointed out that, without a doubt, they were both now at Muthaiga Country Club, for the New Year celebrations. After a few days, they would come to Jack's house, which was on the other side of the farm, on another river.
First Wheel - " …… my brother Denys had left Jack's [Soames] farm to join in the gold rush in Western Kenya ….."
Chris Minter: Naro Moru 1925, Molo 1948, Lamu 1961

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