It was with deep regret that we have to announce the sudden death of Mr. Caleb Joshua Jenner, who was for many years a leading member of the Legislative Council and a prominent citizen of Melbourne. He was in the city on Thursday attending to the business of the several public companies and institutions with which he was connected, and it therefore came as a shock to many of his friends to learn yesterday evening that he had suddenly died at Mornington during the afternoon from an attack of heart disease.
Caleb Joshua Jenner (1830-1890), businessman and politician, was born on 9 December 1830 at Alfriston, Sussex, England, son of Thomas Jenner and his wife Sarah, née Ralf. At 19 he migrated and arrived at Melbourne in February 1850. He may have spent some time in the Ballarat area during the early gold rushes but from the mid-1850s lived in Geelong where he and his brother Thomas had an iron and coal importing business. In March 1863, already well known as a supporter of protection for local industries and apparently successful in business, he was elected for South-Western Province to the Legislative Council and moved to Melbourne.