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Name: DOUGLASS, Margaret Russell, Mrs

Nee: dau of William Russell Bowker

Birth Date: 1882 King William's Town

Death Date: 28 Aug 1955 Durban

First Date: 1904

Profession: Arrived in Kenya with her father William Russell Bowker and lived on his farm in the Kedong Valley. In the 1920s she owned and ran the Mountains of the Moon Hotel at Fort Portal in Western Uganda. In the mid 40s built the New Malindi Hotel at Malindi.

Area: Kedong Valley

Married: 1. In Johannesburg 7 Sep 1904 Francis Wingfield Douglass (1875-1928), a flax farmer in the Trans Nzoia area (div. 1920); 2. Mr Rowland

Children: Russell Francis Bowker (1909-9 Mar 1972 Nairobi), hunter in Tanganyika; Margaret Francis (19 Nov 1905 Grahamstown) (m. C.W. Allen)

Book Reference: EAWL, Land, Bowkers

General Information:

Sold the New Malindi Hotel to the Mumfords who changed it's name to the Sinbad Hotel.   Source: Mr John B.R. Allen
Land - Leased 8998 acres at Kedong - Mrs M.R. Douglas [sic], passed to R.F. and M.L. Mayer and C.B.W., C.G.W. and R.E. Anderson, later sub-divided
Land - 1908 - Mrs M.R. Douglas - Grazing, 8998.8 acres, Kedong Valley, 22-10-03, Registered 11-9-08
Land 1909 - Mrs M.R. Douglas - Agricultural and grazing, 1010.77 acres - Kijabe - 22/10/03 - Leasehold for 99 years from 1/5/08 - Registered 1/11/09

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