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Theodore James Jaques (1823–1893)

A well-known citizen, Mr. Theodore James Jaques, died on Sunday in his 70th year. Mr. Jaques arrived in Sydney with his father and five brothers and three sisters by the ship Roslyn Castle on July 1, 1830. His father was a surveyor and came out under appointment to the Surveyor-General's Department of New South Wales. As a young man he entered the office of the Registrar-General s Department, and was afterwards appointed Registrar-General, which position he resigned owing to ill-health. Shortly after having regained his health he commenced practice as a solicitor, and continued in harness almost up to the time of his death. He was one of the first to support the volunteer movement, and was the first captain of the first Balmain Company of Volunteer Infantry, and continued to take an active interest in the volunteer forces, retiring a few years ago with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. For many years he took a prominent part in connection with the Rifle Association and with many social matters, and for many years was a representative to the Anglican Synod. He was a man who endeared himself to all who knew him, genial and fresh as a schoolboy almost to the last.

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6 October, 1823
Rochester, Kent, England


23 July, 1893 (aged 69)
New South Wales, Australia

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