151Re: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Captain Robert Jenkins
- Feb 24, 2005Dear IanRe Jenkins.In 1741 Robert Jenkins arrived on the island to take charge and investigate a ' deficiency ' in the company funds. A certain Duke Crispe was found to be the one who was doing most of the embezziling aided by ? Bazett who where both of the council.Jenkins sacked the entire council and formed a new one.Crispe paid back most of the money and was allowed to leave the island.Hope this has been of help.Best Regards Barry
Bazett Meyer <baz@...> wrote:
Philip Gosse, in his book "St Helena 1502 - 1938" (ISBN 0 904614395) gives a
description of the purpose of Captain Jenkins' appointment as governor. If
you can not get hold of the book contact me at baz@... and I will
scan the relevant 2 pages for you and send it to your private address.
Please take note that this book is still protected by copyright and I can
only scan the pages based on the "fair usage" clause in the copyright law of
The book only covers his stay in St. Helena and does not give any
description of his physical appearance.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ian Jenkins" <ifj33076@...>
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 5:27 PM
Subject: [St.H.Fam.Hist.] Captain Robert Jenkins
> I am a decendant of Captain Robert Jenkins,Who was Governer of St
> Helena in 1742, does anyone have any information on his time in the
> island, I have gathered from my family and other sources information
> on his earlier career and the famous/infamous ''war of jenkins ear''
> however things seem to be missing about his time on the island and
> his life after. If anyone knows of a portrait of him that would be a
> dream come true. If he did anything of note on the island that would
> be nice to know as well.Does anyone know if he was a red head as it
> is a family trait and it would be nice to see if it went as far back
> as him.I hope to hear from anyone on this subject or point me in the
> right direction.
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