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Name: FARLEY, John Richard

Birth Date: 1893 Otford, Kent

Death Date: 22 Jan 1947 Kisumu

First Date: 1913

Last Date: 1947

Profession: He first went to Uganda on a shooting expedition, made his way to Jinja and so liked the place that he decided to settle there, opening a butcher's shop

Area: Uganda, Kisumu

Book Reference: Gillett, Golf, Hut, Legion, Red 22

General Information:

Later he owned and operated a large fleet of fishing boats on the lake but this proved to be an unprofitable venture. He then became an Auctioneer, Land, Estate and General Commission Agent. He also became involved with automobile repairs and the sale of accessories, and that department rapidly developed into a business which was widely known throughout Uganda.                                 
Letter from Mrs A. Durant - her father, Mr L.P. Marshall went up to Uganda and was in partnership with John Farley in an auction bursiness - it went bankrupt.
Legion - Captain, Uganda Volunteers in WW1
Red 22 - Box 22, Jinja
Red 22 - Curio Dealer, Market Street, Jinja and Produce Merchant
Hut - J.L. Riddoch
Gazette 6 Dec 1938 Nyanza Voters list
Captain of Nyanza Golf Club in 1938.
Gazette 18 Feb 1947 probate
Nat Probate Calendar
There was a John Richard Farley b. 1914, in the Police in Uganda in 1946 (passenger list)

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