Kingsclere / Kingsclere Hotel - Kennedy Road - IL 1381 [c.1901-1924]
This is the second "Kingsclere" in Hong Kong - both owned by ER Belilos. The original Kingsclere's address was 13 Caine Rd.
Belilios originally intended the Kennedy Road as a Synagogue. However, there was some to-do with the Trustees, (Belilios wanted a road to the upper part of the property to build on, and the Trustees said no. ER took some legal action) and it was not built.
In 1896, the Kennedy Road lot was put up for auction. An extention was requested in 1898, and a lease issued in 1904.
In about 1901, a mansion was built and it was named it Kingsclere - but Belilios himself moved to London with his wife Sema and son Rafael about 1900. He died in London on November 11, 1905.
Kingsclere became a "private hotel" in 1906.
In 1907 ER's nephew, Raphael Aaron Belilios, was living at Kingsclere Hotel. He had studied in Edniburgh and was an eye specialist and also lectured at the Hong Kong College of Chinese medicine until 1912, when he moved to Shanghai.
IL 1381 - which included Kingsclere and houses on MacDonnell Road.
The property was held in the Belilios Special Trust with his son and daughter=in-law and 3 others as trustees.