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Name: ALLEN, Thomas 'T.A.'

Nee: cousin of Nottidge

Birth Date: 1892

First Date: 1915

Profession: Owner of Muhoroni Sugar with a cousin, Nottidge. They lived and farmed at Lumbwa as it was called, now Kipkelion. Tom Allen and his old mother lived in a big stone house on top of a hill about a mile from the factory.

Area: Muhoroni, Lumbwa, Kisumu, Hut - 1919 Kumasia, partner with Nottidge

Married: Edith Kate [large age difference - could she have been a sister?]

Book Reference: EAWL, Today, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Red 22, Gazette, Rift Valley, Red 19

General Information:

Quote from Mrs C.M.G. Wilson - Tom Allen was shooting monkeys on the river near the factory - they played havoc in the vegetable garden - Archie Campbell and the field Head-man were in the cane nursery near by - luckily - for the African Head man heard a faint call for help on the river. He and Mr Campbell rushed towards the sound, a hungry python had struck Tom Allen fixing its teeth in his knee and was slowly wrapping its coils round him. The fright had caused him to drop the shot-gun in the river, so the Head-man hacked the python off with his panga. Mr Allen (known as 'T.A.') was in terrible shock and lost his voice for many weeks, his kneee was damaged, but not too seriously.   Source: Mrs C.M.G. Wilson
Gazette - 7/4/15 - Liable for Jury service, Lumbwa - Thomas Allen, Lumbwa
Rift Valley - Member of the Rift Valley Sports Club - Jan 1929 - Elected 15 Feb 1927 - Thos. Allen
Gazette - 23/1/1918 - Firearm registered at Nairobi in October 1917 - T. Allen - 45 Colt Automatic
Gazette - 12/11/1919 - Register of Voters - Lake Area - Thomas Allen - Settler - Muhoroni
Red Book 1919 - Thomas Allen - Settler, Kumasia, Lumbwa
Hut has Thomas Murray Allen
See Godriver A.N. Wanga Odhiambo, Graduate Thesis West Virginia University 2010 'Colonial Sugar Production in Nyanza (available on web)

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