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Name: NICOL, William James White

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Birth Date: 1864 Karachi, India

Death Date: 14 Nov 1940 Peeblesshire, Scotland

First Date: 1886

Last Date: 1898

Profession: Worked for Smith Mackenzie & Co. and later became a senior partner

Area: Zanzibar, Mombasa

Married: 1. In Zanzibar 24 June 1895 Mary Laura Drummond Hay b. 1871 Rolleston, Notts., d. 27 Aug 1924 Kensington 2. In Kensington 25 Apr 1925 Helen Marion Davenport b. Oct 1876 Kensington, d. 24 Nov 1943 Lanarkshire

Children: William George Drummond Hay (1899-1969) (1st Company Chairman Smith Mackenzie 1936)

Book Reference: EAWL, Jewell, North, Curtis

General Information:

Source: Mrs P. Cockell
North - Member of Zanzibar Chamber of Commerce June 1892; Visiting Mombasa Aug. 1892; Managing Partner Smith, Mackenzie & Co. 1894
Curtis - p. 132 - 'Impermanent Way' - part of a letter written in 1902 by Mrs W. Nichol describing a visit to Kisumu with her husband Willie, Sir Charles Eliot, the Protectorate Commissioner, Captain Coke, a retired Naval officer, and Messrs. Wilson and Marsden. - 'After a hasty breakfast Sir Charles, Willie, Mr Wilson and Mr Marsden went off on business together, so Captain Coke and I strolled down the line right to the Point, where the new steamer for the Lake is being built.

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