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Name: COULSON, Thomas Stephen William Barton

Birth Date: 29.3.1863 Seetabuldee, Madras

Death Date: 29.10.1921 Nairobi

Nationality: British

First Date: 1895

Last Date: 1921

Profession: Believed to be among the first employees of the Uganda Railway He was for many years a resident of Mombasa and later of Nairobi where he died in 1921

Area: Mombasa, then Nairobi

Married: 1. Regina 'Minnie' Dexter (parted in 1898); 2. In Nairobi 29 Sep 1915 Wilhemina 'Minnie' Geysel b. 25.12.1872 India, d. 24.4.1952 Nairobi (prev. m. to James Patrick Molloy)

Children: 1. Harold Smart (1890-1950); Owen Theobald Alexander (15 June 1892); Amelia Florence (6 Feb 1897-4 July1897) 2. Elizabeth Anne [stepdaughter] (Curtis) (1897); Hector Oswald (3 Nov 1901 Nairobi-1972); Sydney Harold (5 Dec 1903 Mombasa-1952); Gertrude Wilhemina Agnes (Knowles) (8 Feb 1911 Nairobi-1980)

Book Reference: Gillett, EAWL, EAHB 1905, KAD, Red 25, North, EA & Rhodesia, Drumkey, Red 22, Advertiser, EAHB 1906, Gazette, EAHB 1907, Red Book 1912

General Information:

Source: Paddy M. Curtis
North - Trader's Game Licence issued between 1/1/1900 & 31/3/1900; At first meeting of "Committee of Europeans" Nairobi 4/1/1902; Land Grant application 29/8/1902, Nairobi
East Africa & Rhodesia - 19/6/52 - Mrs Minnie Coulson, widow of Thomas Coulson, who went to Kenya in 1898, has died in the Colony at the age of 80. She leaves 2 sons and 2 daughters, 11 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren, all of whom live in the Colony
Drumkey 1909 - Sign-Board Painter, Victoria Street, Nairobi - T. Coulson?
Advertiser - Friday April 2, 1909 - Government School Prizegiving - Sewing Prize 4 - Lizzie Coulson, Natural History
Advertiser - 3/9/1909 - Town Magistrate's Court - Regina Coulson v Thomas Coulson - suing for arrears of maintenance - parted company and mutually agreed to separate in 1898.
North - Arr. Mombasa with wife 1897; daughter born, Elizabeth A., 1897; Traders Game Licence issued 1900; Agent for the Charles Palmer Railway wood cutting contract at Escarpment 18-3-1901; Moved from Mombasa to Nairobi 1902; Living on the 'Delta Estate' of I. Marcus at Nairobi;  'Debtor Thomas Coulson' (EAS), land at Nairobi to be sold by auction 21-3-1903; Declared bankrupt, Nairobi 27-3-1903; Manager of the 'International Hotel' Nairobi, 13-6-1903, ceased to be manager 9-7-1903; Mrs Coulson managing 'The Centurion (Temperance) Hotel' Mombasa Jan 1904; Hotel gained bar and lost '(Temperance)' Aug 1904; Daughter 'Lizzie' joined Uganda Railway School, Nairobi 2-6-1905
Gazette - 7/4/15 - Liable for Jury service, Nairobi District - T. Coulson, Electric Light Co.
EAHB 1907 - T.E. Coulson - Nairobi (Government Road)
Red Book 1912 - T. Coulson - Nairobi
Gazette 7/12/1921 - Probate and Administration in respect of the estate of Thomas Stephen William Barton Coulson, late of Nairobi, who died at Nairobi on 29/10/1921. Applied for by Minnie Coulson of Nairobi London
Gazette - 24/4/1894 - Petition for relief of Insolvent Debtors - Bombay - Thomas Stephen William Barton Coulson, lately traded under the name and style of Thomas Coulson and Company as Shipping and Passenger Agents, Christian, Byculla without the Fort.
Buried in Nbi Forest Rd cem as J.W.B. (Thomas) Coulson

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