John Jinks (1799-1879)
Born near Tonbridge, John Jinks was a bricklayer who also turned his hand to a number of other business interests, including that of a tailor with premises on the America Ground (what is now roughly 40 Robertson Street) and publican.
In 1851, John was listed as living at 9 Bohemia Terrace with his wife and six children; Septimus (aged 18), Stephen (aged 16), Maria (aged 12), Emily (aged 9), George (aged 5) and William (aged 8 months). By 1861 he was listed as living in a property at 24 Spittleman's Down (now Bohemia Road near modern-day Bohemia) with his wife, daughter Emily (listed as wife's daughter, Emily Bissenden aged 19 and working as a dress-maker) and other children; George R. A. aged 15, William H. M. aged 10 and Ellen N. aged 3.
Brett lists him as having been involved with the construction of parts of Warrior Square, and being landlord of the Wheatsheaf Inn for a period, before moving to Rye in a similar role unsuccessfully. He was also described as Wastel Brisco's right-hand man by Brett and as having constructed part of the boundary wall for Summerfields House His name was given to Jinks Passage.
|Children of: Short name: John Jinks|
|George Richard Aaron Jinks (1846-)
|William Henry Moses Jinks (1850-1893)||22 July 1850||17 January 1893||Sarah Jane Russell (1852-1918)|
|Ellen Naomi Jinks (1857-1894)
- Brett Manuscript Histories Vol. 1 Chap 11
- 1851 Census return
- 1861 Census return.
- Bohemia Village Voice Wheatsheaf
- British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 2 December 1939 Pg. 0016