John Henry Illingworth
John Henry Illingworth
Date of Birth 8 February 1861
Place of Residence Launceston Tasmania Australia
Spouses Name Jane Elizabeth Sleightholm
Childrens Names Blanche Alexandra, Leonard John & Harold Laidlaw

John Henry Illingworth, born on 8 Feb 1861, was the eldest son of William Wilde Illingworth (1832-1901) and Mary Elizabeth Gould Martin who were married at Westbury 13 Oct 1859. John Illingworth married Jane Sleightholm in Launceston on 26 Jun 1885. Their three children were: Blanche, born in 1886, Leonard, 1888 and Harold, 1898. In his early years John was engaged in contracting at Beaconsfield and later became foreman for the building firm of Charles Adams & Co. He became well known in the northern districts as Public Works Inspector of Buildings, a position he held for 32 years. John had eight siblings and Jane eleven. Her sister Margaret Alice Sleightholm is also in the Album. Jane died on 13 Jan 1931 and John on 1 Jul 1946. They were both buried at Carr Villa in section C1 No 273.

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