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George Pilkington 
Son of George William Pilkington, of Urney, Westmeath, Ireland.
 
Date (from)(Date to)Personal
March 1774 Born.
1801 Gazetted to Royal Engineers from Woolwich Academy.
1 November 1805 Lieutenant.
19 December 1806 Retired with honorary rank of Captain.
1809 Present at capture of Martinique.
23 June 1809 8th West Indian Regiment.
1810 Present at capture of Guadeloupe.
180? Commander of engineers on St Kitts.
1822 Civil engineer and surveyor-general of Trinidad.
18?? Civil engineer and surveyor-general of Sierra Leone.
18?? Travelled in Brazil in support of slave emancipation.
December 1848 Civil Engineer of Cape Colony.
18?? Married Charlotte Clara ???.
3 July 1858 Died (Green Point, Cape Colony).
Literature: (Dictionary of South African Biography).

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