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Name: DOBBS, Cecil Moore CMG, OBE

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Nee: son of George Cadell Dobbs

Birth Date: 23.6.1882 Cavan, Ireland

Death Date: 9.7.1969 Dublin

Nationality: Irish

First Date: 1906

Profession: Joined the EAP Provincial Administration Service and was later a PC and then Chief Native Commissioner

Area: HBEA 1912 DC Kericho, Kisumu, 1925 Kiambu, 1930 Kisumu, Kisii

Married: In Drogheda, County Wicklow 14.9.1909 Marion Watson Osborne b. 12 Sep 1882 Longridge, Lancs., d. Dublin 25.5.1969

Children: Sheila Moore (Mengo Hosp 3.9.1910); Neil Osborne (Namirembe 7 Nov 1917)

Book Reference: Gillett, HBEA, Ainsworth, Gethin, Perham, Debrett, KAD, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Drumkey, Red 22, Dominion, Nicholls, EAHB 1907, Leader14, Red Book 1912, Web, Red 19

School: St. Columba's College, Rathfarnham, and Trinity College, Dublin

General Information:

Ainsworth - 1914 - on a tour of Lumbwa - 'Dobbs, the DC and his wife were both very popular with the Europeans and the native people.'  
Perham - Irishman, very simple in his manner, shy and unassuming.
Debrett - was Provincial Commissioner Kenya Colony 1925-31
KAD 1922 - District and Resident Commissioner and Resident Magistrate, Kericho
Red 22 - President, The Kericho Club
Dominion - 1930 - Nominated Official member of Legco
Dominion - Senior Provincial Commissioner, 1st Class - 1930
Nicholls - C.M. Dobbs, the DC at Kericho, a tall thin Irishman with glasses stuck together with sealing wax and a stained and battered soft hat, worked hard with his wife Marion to help the newcomers [after WW1]
Nicholls - Archdeacon W.E. Owen, was an outspoken opponent of white settlement as well as a thorn in the flesh of his own colleagues. Owen was loathed by C.M. Dobbs, PC of Nyanza, who reckoned he put words into the mouths of Africans.
EAHB 1907 - Sub-Collector - Kisumu
Hut - BEADOC at Kericho - 'C.M. Dobbs, the local District Commissioner, organised parties of government porters to clear the bush on Beadoc's land, carrying in members' baggage, and pitch tents for them. This was just the start of Government aid to Beadoc ………….. More concrete and probably more useful, help was given by the District Commissioner's wife, who baked enough bread to keep the first Beadoc party from starving.'
Red Book 1912 - C.M. Dobbs - Kisii - Kisumu Province - DC at Kericho
Gazette - 20/7/1921 - Register of Voters - Lake Area - Cecil Moore Dobbs - District Commissioner - Kericho and Mrs Marion Watson Dobbs - Married woman - Kericho
Ainsworth - 1910 - Asst. DC - Kericho.
Gethin - PC at Kisumu in 1925 & still in 1929.
KAD 1922 - Committee Member, Kericho Sports Club
Gazette - 5/8/1925 - Voters Register - Kenya - Delete - Cecil Moore Dobbs, Civil Servant PO Meru and Marion Watson Dobbs, Married woman PO Meru
Redford Grove cemetery, Co. Wicklow, says he d. 5 July.

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