These photos posted beneath came to me thanks to the generosity of Les Swinburne. I am sure there will be more to add to them, but for now they have enabled me to expand what I know of the JACKSONs of Duddington, Northamptonshire, England and Fanningstown, Co. Limerick, Ireland. I have added the picture of a marker for Original JACKSON on the basis that he likely belongs in some way with this lot - based on the picture of three birds on his grave marker, as well as geographical proximity. I would be most interested in hearing what others might think.
I have updated my tree at Rootsweb to incorborate what I have learned from these gravemarkers - it led to a couple dozen new JACKSON names being added.
Sharon Oddie Brown, August 14, 2011.
Updated August 22, 2011- New photos of Original Jackson's grave
Gravemarkers and Memorials at St. Mary's Duddington
Part of this are missiing - but here is what I think it says:
Here lieth the body of
Frances Jackson [?] daughter
of Christopher Jackson and
Joan his Wife who departed
this life [?] June
Anno D [?] 1691
SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF THOMAS JACKSON ESQ
WHO DIED IN LONDON AFTER A SHORT ILLNESS
ON THE 12TH DAY OF MAY 1792, AGED 46,
HE MARRIED IN JUNE 1790 BARBARA GOULD,
YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM READ ESQ.
OF BRADFORD, WILTS.
BY WHOM HE HAD ISSUE FOUR CHILDREN
HIS ONLY DAUGHTER CATHERINE BARBARA JACKSON
WHO IN THE YEAR 1836 CAME TO DODDINGTON
TO SEE THE CHURCH WHERE LIE INTERRED
THE REMAINS OF HER MUCH LAMENTED FATHER
CAUSED THIS TABLET TO BE PLACED HERE
AS A SMALL TRIBUTE OF RESPECT
TO HIS MEMORY
In Memory of
CAPTAIN CHRISTOPHER GODDARD JACKSON
OF THE 7TH DRAGOON GUARDS,
HE VOLUNTEERED FOR ACTIVE SERVICE IN SOUTH AFRICA,
AND WAS ATTACHED TO THE 6TH INNISKILLING DRAGOONS.
WAS KILLED ON PATROL DUTY
16TH DECEMBER 1899, NEAR ARUNDEL
AND BURIED AT NAAWPOORT, CAPE COLONY,
AGED 27 YEARS.
HE WAS THE FOURTH SON OF W.G. JACKSON, OF THIS PARISH.
|Her father was Christopher JACKSON (1668-1730) and her mother was Joan CHESELDYNE. They resided at Duddington, Co. Northampton, England. NOTE
: St. Mary's Church
, Duddington is a listed British Building.
Thomas JACKSON was the son of Jeremiah JACKSON (abt 1720-1780) of Fanningstown, Croom, Co. Limerick & Katherine COX. I have an unsourced death of Catherine Barbara JACKSON of 1847, of Upwey. Co. Dorset. The location makes sense since her mother was the inheritor of her first husband's estate, and he was of Upwey, Dorset.
He was the son of William Goddard JACKSON (1836-1906) of Duddington, Northamptonshire and his wife, Selina Barbara Maria JOHNSON.
Original Jackson - Parish of Water Newton, Church of St. Regimus
Here Lye the Remains
of ORIGINAL JACKSON, Esq.,
who departed this life
the 10th of May 1771
Aged 74 Years.
This inscription is in the Church of St. Regimus, in the Parish of Water Newton in Cambridgeshire, England. NOTE: for those not well versed with the geography of English Counties, Cambridgeshire is just east of Northamptonshire - so the connection to the Duddington JACKSONs is not far fetched. Water Newton looks to me to be about 20 miles as the crow flies from Godmanchester - not an insurmountable distance with respect to familial links, and even less - about 7-8 miles from Duddington.
In this picture - thank to Les who rephotographed it for us - you can clearly see the three birds that show up repeatedly in JACKSON crests.
Miscellaneous Notes on Original JACKSON.
Confirmation of a Godmanchester seat for Original Jackson, mealman, and his family. SOURCE: National Archives
In 1739, 1747 & 1752, Original JACKSON is recorded as a bailiff. In 1749 & 1753, John JACKSON is bailiff. In 1758, John JACKSON, Esq. had a seat refurbished in the Godmanchester Church, in Cambridgeshire. In 1738, Original JACKSON managed a trust set up by Mrs Barbara MANSOR for poor widows not recieving alms. I suspect it is the St. Mary's Church at Godmanchester that is referred to. SOURCE: The History of Godmanchester, in the County of Huntington, containing its Antient, Modern, Municipal, and Ecclesiastical History. Robert Fox. London. Baldwin and Cradock, 1831
There is another Original JACKSON. Notes and Queries, March 21, 1885: St. Nicholas's Church, Whitehaven: April 9, 1787, Isabella Jackson, wife of Original Jackson, buried. NOTE: The curious thing is that St. Nicholas' Church is in Cumbria. In the 1700s, Whitehaven was a large port - second only to London. It is also geographically closer to other JACKSON families who shared the three birds in their crest.
At the National Archives there is a record of a 1769 Surrender - Mr.Original Jackson & T.Wright to Geo.Wright. This record is held at Cambridgeshire County Record Office, Huntingdon
The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Jan 1918, Vol XIX, has a refence to John Faulkner conveyed to Original Jackson carpenter 92 acres. NOTE: I do not have access to this, but given the mention of Falkner's Meadow in the will of Original JACKSON, this pricks my curiosity.