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Charles Jacobs (1818–1886)

Charles Jacobs, n.d.

Charles Jacobs, n.d.

We regret to learn that Mr. Charles Jacobs, formerly senior partner in the well-known firm of Charles Jacobs & Sons, merchants, of Adelaide, died on August 31, at his residence near Melbourne, where he has been living for the last few years. The deceased gentleman arrived in South Australia in the year 1842 or 1843 in the ship Dorset, and carried on business in Adelaide and Gawler for several years. He opened up extensive tradal relations with Mauritius and China, and the business from which he retired a few months ago is still being carried on by his sons. He had been unwell for some short time, and his death, which was unexpected by his friends, seems to have followed a painful operation which his medical attendant advised him to undergo. The deceased married Miss Joshua, daughter of Mr. M. Joshua, a well-known colonist in the early days, and has left, besides his widow, a large family of sons and daughters. He never took part in public affairs, but had a large circle of friends. He was about 67 years of age at the time of his death.

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Additional Resources

  • will, Table Talk (Melbourne), 5 November 1886, p 4

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Charles Jacobs, n.d.

Charles Jacobs, n.d.

Life Summary [details]


24 February, 1818
London, Middlesex, England


31 August, 1886 (aged 68)
East Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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