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Name: DURING, William Hugh (Rev.)

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Birth Date: c. 1847

Death Date: 23.10.1905 Mombasa

Nationality: African - Sierra Leone

First Date: 1889

Last Date: 1905

Profession: Deputy Registrar of Documents, Mombasa.

Area: Mombasa, Golbanti, Lamu

Book Reference: EAHB 1905, North, EA Diary 1903, EAHB 1904, Barnes

General Information:

North - Claiming for property destroyed at Kiongwe during the disturbances caused by A. Kuntzel, Sept. 1890; Lamu at 5/3/1895; Deputy Registrar of Documents Mombasa at 1899. 'A man of marked intelligence, a great reader' (F.J. Jackson, FO 2); died 23/10/1905, Mombasa, cerebral haemorrhage, aged 58, buried at Mbaraki
EA Diary 1903 - Deputy Registrar of Documents and Arabic Interpreter
Mombasa Cemetery - 23 Oct 1905, William Hugh During, West African, aged 58, 64 Kibokoni, cerebral haemorrhage, Dy. Registrar of Documents
North - United Methodist Free Church, Trader/EAP; African from Sierra Leone; Golbanti Mission on the Tana; had resigned from Mission & in business at Lamu supplying goods to missions at Sep & Oct 1889
Gazette - 1/11/1905 - Obituary - It is with deep regret that the death is announced at the age of 58 of William Hugh During late Deputy Registrar of Documents at Mombasa. Mr During was born in Sierra Leone and educated there as a member of the United Methodist Free Church. In 1879 he first came to East Africa on a Mission to the Gallas. In 1889 he left the Mission and engaged in private business till 1895, when he joined the Protectorate service as Registrar at Lamu. In 1899 he was transferred from Lamu to Mombasa and appointed to the post which he held at the time of his death. His knowledge of Arabic and the Shariah was extensive and with his many linguistic accomplishments he combined a pains-taking devotion to his work. By his death the Government has lost a useful and capable servant.

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