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Name: DALY, Oscar Bedford King, Sir

Birth Date: 2 Sep 1880 Drogheda, Ireland

Death Date: 29 June 1953 Dublin

Nationality: Irish

First Date: 1910

Last Date: 1939

Profession: Advocate, Member of the Irish Bar, started, and was a partner in Messrs Daly & Figgis, Nairobi

Area: Nairobi, HBEA 1912 - Mombasa, 1930 Box 34, Nairobi

Married: In Dublin 1915 Elizabeth Marie Lennon b. 1890, d. 6 Jan 1965 Dublin

Book Reference: Gillett, HBEA, Irish, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Red 22, Foster, Leader14

School: Trinity Coll. Dublin, Sorbonne, Heidelberg Univ.

General Information:

Irish - Oscar Daly was probably a less flamboyant personality than Eddie Figgis but was highly thought of in legal circles. He came to Kenya in 1910 and it may well be that Eddie Figgis and he, being friends in Dublin where they both practised, decided to venture to Africa in partnership. He was a founder member of the EA Irish Society. ......... In 1939 he was appointed Chief Justice in the West Indies.  
KAD 1922 - Committee, EASPCA
Foster - Daly was Registrar Diocese of Mombasa and succeeded  E K Figgis in 1937. In 1938 Daly was appointed a Puisne Judge. Left Kenya 1939 to become Chief Justice of the Bahamas
Irish - President of the EA Irish Society in 1929
Golf - Present at the formation meeting of Mombasa Golf Club in 1911. President of the Irish Society in 1929
Gazette - Voters List 1936 - Nairobi South - Oscar Bedford Daly, Barrister at Law, Woodlands Rd., Nbi and Mrs Elizabeth Marie Daly, married woman, Woodlands Rd., Nbi
J.H. Wilkinson-Guillemand, Haidhuru: Mr Daly was dark, heavily built and taciturn, a man of few words, a historical scholar and also fluent in several languages; French, having studied at the Sorbonne after Trinity College, Dublin; and German, having spent some time at Heidelberg University. The Dalys were childless. They lived in a double-storied house which they referred to as 'The Bungalow'.

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