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[Bookplate for J. G. Chilcott]
[Bookplate for J. G. Chilcott]
Title[Bookplate for J. G. Chilcott]
Date Created[between 1870 and 1899]
Sort Date1899
DescriptionThe text is in the centre of the bookplate, surrounded by a vine-like border. Four small flowers are in each corner of the border. The text 'TRURO' is bolded.
Extent1 bookplate : relief printing ; 7.5 x 4.5 cm
Subject - GeographicTruro (England)
Personal NamesChilcott, J. G.
TypeStill Image
NotesJohn Gilbert Chilcott (born ca. 1818, died ca. 1915) was a solicitor living in Truro, Cornwall. He was married to Elizabeth Chilcott. He started his career as an Attorney in the county of Truro but by 1851 was living at Strangways Terrace and working as a solicitor. His first daughter, Helen, was born in that year. By 1861 he and Elizabeth had eight children: Helen, Mary, Emelyn (sometimes spelled Emelyne), Lucy, Gilbert, Ethel, Mabel, Charlotte. The 1871 census also lists two more sons, Harry and Hugh but omits Gilbert. Gilbert however reappears on the 1881 census for the family. A son, H.C. Chilcott, died on February 28, 1880 while at Clifton College. From 1871 to 1891 the family lived at Gwendroc House in Truro with a few servants and nursemaids. Chilcott held the post of Mayor of Truro from 1876 to 1877 and also was a proprietor of the Royal Institute of Cornwall.
1) Truro City Council. (n.d.) Past Mayors. Retrieved from
2) Hinnrichsen, K. & McCormick, M. (2006). Cornwall Online Census Project. Retrieved from
3) The National Archives. (n.d.) J. G. Chilcott of Truro.
4) MocavoUK. (n.d.) Clifton College Annals and Register : 1860-1897. Retrieved from
Access IdentifierBP MUR ENG P C455
Digital IdentifierBP_MUR_ENG_P_C455
Is Part OfRBSC Bookplates
SourceOriginal Format: University of British Columbia. Library. Rare Books and Special Collections. Thomas Murray Bookplates Collection. Morley Binder. BP MUR ENG P C455
Date Available2014
Publisher - DigitalVancouver : University of British Columbia Library
RightsImages provided for research and reference use only. Permission to publish, copy, or otherwise use these images must be obtained from Rare Books and Special Collections:
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