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Name: THACKER, Ransley Samuel KC

Birth Date: 17 Mar 1891 Nottingham

Death Date: 27 Dec 1965 Umdala Farm, Chipinga, Rhodesia

First Date: 1931

Profession: Puisne Judge, Kenya in 1939, appointed 1938. Transferred from Fiji.

Area: Nairobi

Married: In London 1915 Olive Frances Braithwaite b. 1897, d. 31 Aug 1948 London

Children: Derek (1919); Derwent Alan Braithwaite (1921); Daphne Elinor (1917 Croydon-1995)

Book Reference: Staff 39, Colonial, Gazette

School: Choir Schools of HM Chapels Royal, St. James, Dulwich Coll. and London Univ., barrister-at-law Gray's Inn

General Information:

Colonial - Pres. Mombasa trades disputes tribunal 1947; Ag. Ch. Justice Zanzibar Dec 1947 to Jan 1948
Gazette 12 Apr.1938 - his appointment
Blue Book 1939 appt 20.1.1931
Wikipedia: Thacker took up the post of Attorney General of Fiji at the end of 1933, passing through Sydney en route to Suva on 21 December. Thacker served as judge on the Supreme Court of British Kenya from 1938 to 1950. He retired to Nairobi on a £474 pension, which he supplemented by practicing Law. He was called out of retirement on 17 November 1952, however, as a First Class Magistrate to preside over the trial of the Kapenguria Six — Jomo Kenyatta and five others accused of organizing the Mau  Mau movement. On 8 April 1953, Thacker sentenced them to seven years' hard labour

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