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Boykett, John Hebbert (1833–1904)

Mr. J. H. [John Hebbert] Boykett, sen., of Prospect, died on Wednesday afternoon after a few hours' illness at the age of 71 years. He had been a colonist of 51 years. Mr. Boykett, whose father was a solicitor and returning officer for Finsbury, London, was born at Sittingborne, Kent, in 1833. Mr. Boykett prior to coming to South Australia in the Gipsy in 1853 held an appointment in the Statistical Department of the English Treasury. He joined the Civil Service in South Australia soon after his arrival, and was for many years in the Chief Secretary's and Audit Offices. Later on he held the position of secretary of the Adelaide Hospital. After retiring from the Government service Mr. Boykett was engaged in the office of Messrs. G. & J. Downer, solicitors, of this city. He was one of the foundation members of the North Adelaide Young Men's Society and was a frequent contributor to the columns of The Register. Mr. Boykett was a fine penman, and at a time when pupils of Whinham College were noted for their penmanship he was a special instructor at the school in that branch. Deceased has left five sons — Messrs. J. H. (managing clerk to Messrs. G. & J. Downer), T. H., C. J. (chief -clerk in the Railways Commissioner's Office), W. H., and G. H. Boykett— and four daughters, three of whom are unmarried, while the other is the wife of Mr. G. W. Anthony.

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'Boykett, John Hebbert (1833–1904)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/boykett-john-hebbert-16215/text28150, accessed 25 November 2017.

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