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Jilks, George (1792–1856)

George Jilks (Gilkes), groom, was sentenced to seven years transportation for feloniously stealing, on the 13th of August 1814, one copper, value 20 shillings, the property of William Rhodes, which was affixed to a building belonging to William Rhodes. Jilks arrived in Sydney in 1816 aboard the Mariner. His height was given as 5 feet 10¾ inches. He had a dark ruddy complexion, had brown hair and hazel eyes and was pock pitted.

In 1821 he was appointed a constable and was later Chief Constable of Sydney and later of Windsor. He retired in 1843 and the next year was appointed Inspector of Weights and Measures for the City of Sydney.

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'Jilks, George (1792–1856)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/jilks-george-29612/text36495, accessed 18 June 2019.

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Alternative Names
  • Gilkes, George
Birth

1792
London, Middlesex, England

Death

8 April 1856
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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