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Jekyll, Captain John Richmond (1839-88): At the time of his death Jekyll was governor of Boggo Road gaol, a position he was appointed to in October 1885. He had previously served in the Royal Marine Light Infantry, rising to the rank of Captain. After this he worked at the Darlinghurst and Berrima gaols in NSW, and then accompanied a NSW contingent to the Sudanese conflict, returning to Australia in 1885. Jekyll died in January 1888 after a bout of typhoid. Despite the short notice given for his funeral, there were about 30 carriages in the procession to the cemetery.

Jenyns, Sarah Ann (1865-1952) and her husband Ebenezer were prominent surgical instrument makers and corset manufacturers. She was born in March 1865 at Largs, NSW, and after marrying Ebenezer in 1887 they moved to Brisbane in 1896. They had eight children together. They were poor, but by 1909 were running a successful surgical instrument and corset business, although their personal relationship was shaky. From 1911 Sarah independently conducted her own business, she patented a series of corsets and abdominal belts, and travelled abroad to expand her trade. The firm grew over the following decades, and received large contracts during World War II to supply garments to the army and navy.

Jenyns ad (Australian Women’s Weekly, 16 February 1955)

Sarah lapsed into senility and was placed under a protection order in 1948. She died on 29 February 1952 at ‘Huntingtower’, her home at Annerley. Ebenezer died in July 1958 and was buried in Toowong cemetery.

Jones, Charles Julius (1885-1946). Read 'Chinchilla Jones and his Unlucky Legs' ('Boggo Blog', October 2012)

Juster, William Richard (1861-1930), master builder. Read WR Juster's obituary here.