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First Date: 1906

Profession: Planter

Area: Bura, Kitui

Book Reference: Kenya Diary, Hut, Playne, Red 22, Land, Drumkey

General Information:

Kenya Diary - Apr. 1906 - Bura, Serengeti Plains - met one Pattison, a local planter ....... Pattison employs 3 Europeans on his estate - an Italian, a German, and an Englishman called Edgell. This latter fellow has just got into trouble with the German authorities over the border and is now on bail from Moshi. They treated him badly, for he was arrested by black soldiers and marched with handcuffs through native villages. His offence was that he had omitted to pay land tax. Edgell therefore hates the Germans. .........…
Pattison has been unlucky in losing one of his partners, a man called Tattersall. He recently went off his head, a common occurrence due to the climate, shot 2 policemen and tried to shoot Collyer's servant. He is now lodged in Mombasa gaol awaiting trial.
Playne - 'Mr Raschou has a half share in the Bura plantation, which is situated on the main road from Voi to Kilimanjaro, and about 123 miles from Voi station. Mr J.H. Pattison is a partner. The property is freehold, and is being planted with Ceara rubber. At present 120 acres are cleared and 60 acres planted. He has also rights over 2000 acres on the Juba River.
Land - 1906 - Pattison and Tattersall - Agricultural, 640 acres, Bura, 7-2-04, Free Grant, Registered 13-11-06
Land - 1912 - G.H. Pattison - Agriculture, 2100 acres - Juba River - 8/4/08 - Leasehold under Occupation Licence for 2 to 99 years from 1/7/10 - Registered during 1911
Hut has G.H. Pattison 1908 Marangu Taveta.
Red 22 - G.H. Pattison, Insp. of Plant, Tanga [this is Godfrey H. Pattison, civil servant in Tanganyika]
?Howard Pattison

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