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Name: WOLLEN, Ernest Russell Storey KBE, Sir

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Photo Source: Portrait painting of Wollen by Arthur Wolseley-Lewis

Birth Date: 9 June 1902 Torquay

Death Date: 28 May 1986 Perth, W. Australia

First Date: 1922

Profession: Dir. of Companies. Dir. Teita Concessions Ltd., and Sisal Proct. (EA) Ltd. Supt. For EA for Dalgety & Co. Ltd., Coffee planter, Thika Kenya 1922-39; Chairman Coffee Board of Kenya 1932-44

Area: Nairobi, 1930 Thika, Hut 1937 Benita Kiambu partner with Coldham, 1930 Buckholt Est. Thika

Married: In Newton Abbot 11 Sep 1924 Maise Adamson b. 6 June 1904 Durham, d. 1984 Perth, W. Australia

Children: Ann (Keane) (7 July 1926 Nairobi); Giles Grant (7 Nov 1933 Nairobi); Belinda Jane (Walker) (7 July 1944); Simon Russell (1 Oct 1930)

Book Reference: Who's Who, Red 25, Red 31, Hut, Who's Who 63, Wolseley-Lewis, Wed

School: Marlborough College

General Information:

Whos Who 63 - Came to Kenya 1922 to Buckholt Estate Thika; founded KPCU 1932; Chairman Coffee Board 1933-41; Chairman Coffee Marketing Board from 1956; Superintendent Dalgety & Co. Ltd 1944-51; Director Teita Sisal Estates Ltd., EA Bag & Cordage Co. Ltd.
Wolseley-Lewis - 1930s Kiambu - Across the road there was Russ Wollen who later became Chairman of the Coffee Board, and I painted his portrait for the boardroom.
Red 25 - Hon. Secretary & Treasurer, Thika Sports Club
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Ukamba Voters List
KBE 1959 fro services to Kenya coffee industry.
Retired to Western Australia
Old Africa magazine Dec 2022-Jan 2023 ' Karangaita Promotes Kenya Coffee' by Jane Walker (Wollen's daughter)
In the 1950s they built a house at Updown Farm, Limuru
Jane Walker, Karangaita Kenya Coffee, a Biography of Sir Russell Wollen KBE, 2023

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