Jadis, Vane
Vane Jadis joined the Colonial Office as a junior assistant clerk in 1827.1 During the period 1846-1867, he served as assistant clerk and worked in the North American Department under Clerk Arthur Blackwood until his retirement.2 With a description as a “clerk in the Colonial Office,” his name appears as an insolvent debtor in a series of London newspapers from 1837 until 1861.3 Jadis probably procured a clerkship in the War Office for his son, who, pressed and harassed to death for money in 1861, forged a bill to obtain cash that was not met (paid when it matured). For this crime he was tried, convicted, and sentenced to four years prison.4
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Blackwood, Arthur Johnstone

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The Colonial Despatches Team. Jadis, Vane. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/jadis_v.html.

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