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This table of news clippings includes reports of events from Hong Kong, China, Japan, Singapore and other places relating to either HSBC or the extended JACKSON family.
Sharon Oddie Brown. April 2, 2014



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1872 Clippings from The Japan Weekly Mail I have noted the references to Thomas JACKSON & members of the DARE family. I particularly enjoyed that Thomas JACKSON’s pony, which always finished out of the money in races, was called Dismay. It also included mention of the death of G.F. UPWARD, Esq. late of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, Yokohama.The Japan Weekly Mail Vol 3

March 31, 2014

1873 Clippings from The Japan Weekly Mail. Of particular interest in the news items included here are the references to Thomas Jackson's leadership with respect to his philosophy of assuming personal responsibilty for calls on public generosity.The Japan Weekly Mail Vol 4 .

March 31, 2014

1891 February 2 Hongkong Daily Press. Years ago, I noted this clipping, but did not know which paper it came from or what it referred to. Now I do. Thanks to Trade Directories, I can also identify the gentleman who was responsible for the decorating. Names mentioned: W.S. MARTEN & Thomas JACKSON.

Febraury 13, 2014

1902 May 19 - a 2nd event. This is the second of many farewell events involving Sir Thomas Jackson as he prepared to leave Hong Kong in 1902. The first was held on May 14, 1902. I am hoping for help from others in learning more about the Chinese merchants who were honoring him, and will add to the annotations as I learn more.

January 19, 2013

1902 May 19 The Departure of Sir Thomas Jackson from Hong Kong. A banquet held in his honour by the Chinese merchant community.

December 10, 2012

1902 May 19. This snippet is fascinating for a number of reasons. Firstly, it tells us that when Sir Thomas Jackson left Hong Kong on 1902, he was accompanied by one of his four daughters. His wife had set up house at Chiselhurst years earlier, but we can tell from photos in the 1890s, that his wife and children continued to visit Hong Kong. Secondly, Thomas Jackson shared a deep commitment with Osbert Chadwick, also travelling on the same boat, to solving the question of what caused the plague. They would have collaborated when Jackson served on the Sanitation Board, and would likely have discussed the topic further while on board.

February 5, 2013

1902 August 29 The Armagh Guardian account of Sir Thomas JACKSON of Urker, Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh being made a baronet.

January 21, 2012

1906 March 3 - Unveiling Ceremony A statue was erected to honour Sir Thomas Jackson in 1906. This is the account by The Hong Kong Telegraph.

January 31, 2011

1906 May 8 The Newry Report account of the statue erected in Hong Kong to honour Sir Thomas JACKSON of Urker, Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh.

January 21, 2012

1907 December 16 The Singapore Free Press George Mildmay DARE was the brother-in-law of Sir Thomas JACKSON of HSBC. The story of his sister Amelia Lydia DARE is also part of the story of why HSBC experienced some of its early successes - the social connections which laid the ground for business connections. More of that story will be told in my upcoming book.

March 13, 2010

1908 May 19 Obit. William Ramsay SCOTT was a brother-in-law of Sir Thomas JACKSON.

April 4, 2011

1908 October 2. Obit. Lewis Audley Marsh JOHNSTON, who was from Ballykilbeg, Co. Down, served in a number of positions in the Straits Settlements and in Hong Kong. I have also posted his family tree.

August 3, 2013

1915 December 28 This obituary of Sir Thomas JACKSON, published in the Japan Gazette, was written by James Pender MOLLISON, a local businessman who knew him in the 1870s when they were both in Japan.

January 12, 2005
August 16, 2006

1927 January 29 - The Straits Times Annie Dorothea Caroline EARNSHAW of Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England, daughter of  Edward EARNSHAW & Caroline Sophie DEACON was first married to George Mildmay DARE and then after his death to G.P. OWEN. She was also a sister-in-law of Amelia Lydia DARE, wife of Sir Thomas JACKSON of HSBC. Their stories are also part of the story of why HSBC and other business enterprises experienced some of their early successes - based on the social connections which laid the ground for business connections. More of that story will be told in my upcoming book.

March 13, 2011




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