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Name: PELHAM BURN, Reginald Alexander 'Reggie'

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Nee: half-brother of Trevor Sheen

Birth Date: 1884

Death Date: 30 Aug 1949 London

First Date: 1906

Profession: He traded in limestone that was quarried in Kiambu and at Athi River

Area: Nairobi, Njoro, 1906 Limestone Athi River, 1909 Molo

Married: In Kensington 1947 Primrose M.E. James or Short

Book Reference: Gillett, HBEA, Cuckoo, Nellie, Midday Sun, Golf, KAD, Red 25, Hut, EAMR, Drumkey, Land, Red 22, Gazette, Leader14, Rift Valley, Red Book 1912, Red 19

War Service: WW1 with EAMR - A Sqdn. 9/9/14 - To EATC

General Information:

A great athlete, he captained for years all Cricket, Rugby, & Soccer for the Nairobi Gymkhana Sports  Club on Ngong Road.  Well known golfer at Njoro in 30's
Cuckoo - mentioned as a timber fuel contractor to the Railway.  
Nellie -  (1928/9) - when Nellie Grant and a man called Max set up a ploughing contracting syndicate, he supervised the actual work. They wound up the syndicate in the year Max died.
Midday Sun - 'a hard-bitten, breezy individual, good at weekend polo when he could borrow a mount, who lived on the pipeline with his half-brother Trevor Sheen and a highly respectable, straightlaced widowed mother who dressed, no matter what the weather, in deepest black. She had led, we were given to understand, a sheltered life in Tunbridge Wells until she had been met at Nairobi station by Trevor Sheen in an ox-cart with a posse of all-but-naked Masai warriors, and bumped off into a remote trading post in the Masai reserve where Trevor was engaged in exchanging maize meal and tobacco for cattle and sheep. Now she had settled in a shack on the plain in one of the clumps of black wattle trees, with wire netting instead of windows, an outside privy (which everybody had) and, one would think, very little to do, unless it was to brush dust or mud from her ankle-length skirts and pleated blouses.'
KAD 1922 - Capt. Pelham-Burn, District Committee Member, KAR Officers Dinner Club.
KAD 1922 - Committee Member, Njoro Sports Club
Hut has K. Pelham-Burn 'Reggie' 1919 Njoro and R.E. Pelham-Burn 1920 Njoro
Land - R.A. Pelham-Burn leased 7340 acres at West Kenya
Land - 1911 - R.A. Pelham Burn - Grazing and agricultural, 4010 acres (Farm No. 182) - Uasin Gishu - 25/7/11 - Leasehold under Occupation Licence for 2 to 99 years from 1/12/11 - Registered 8/12/11
Land - 1911 - R.A. Pelham-Burn - Grazing and agricultural, 7340 acres - Nyeri District - 18/7/10 - Leasehold under Occupation Licence for 2 to 99 years from 1/12/10 - Registered 10/7/11
Gazette - 7/4/15 - Liable for Jury service, Nairobi District - R.W. Pelham Burn, Nairobi Club
Gazette - 23/9/1914 - Appt. - To be Lieutenant, East Africa Transport Corps - Private R. Pelham Burn, EAMR
Gazette - 4/11/1914 - Appt. - EATC - To be Captain - Lieutenant R.A. Pelham-Burn
Rift Valley - Member of the Rift Valley Sports Club - Jan 1929 - Elected - 12 Dec 1920 - R.A. Pelham Burn
Red Book 1912 - R.A.P. Burn - Nairobi
Gazette - 3/12/1919 - Register of Voters - Rift Valley Area - R.A. Pelhan Burn - Farmer - Njoro
Red Book 1919 - R. Pelham Burn - Nairobi Club, Nairobi

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