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This History of the Jackson Family was compiled by AMY LLOYD, a daughter of Sir Thomas Jackson. It was done in 1951 and is regrettably without sources. I have copied only the portions which have not been superceded by other research. This is the third such section.


The earliest records of the JULIUS family are in the Records Office, Fetter Lane, London.
In 1668 one John Julius was paid a Sum of money by the King to bring himself and family from North Yarmouth to St. Kitts.

Coat of Arms and Crest
MY NOTE: There is a space here in the cdocument, but no crest shown.


WILLIAM JULIUS buried in Westminster Abbey near- entrance to Poets' Corner – “Near this place lyeth interred the body of Captain William Julius late Commander of His Majesty's Ship “Colchester” who departed this life 3rd October 1698 aged 33 years.”

(Must be a generation or two missing here).

WILLIAM JULIUS 1726-1780. A considerable landed proprietor in the island of St. Kitts -his brother John then being Governor of the island. He was considered one of the proudest and extravagant men in England. He never drove without his four horses and outriders and lived far beyond his income which was £30,000 per annum. He married a Welsh lady, Miss Edwards. His daughter Louisa Caroline married Phocian Dare. In her youth when living in St. Kitts, the late Lord Nelson after making her an offer of marriage which she refused, married her first cousin Mrs. Nesbitt, and was one of the bridesmaids. King Edward IV (then Duke of Clarence) who, with the Fleet, was anchored at Nevres, gave the bride away. Louisa Caroline was born 1764 and died 1845.

DOCTOR GEORGE CHARLES JULIUS was the son of William Julius of St. Kitts. He was born in 1756 and died 1866. Married Isabella Maria Gilder in 1795. As a boy he was heir to considerable property but his trustees were dishonest and by the time he came of age it had melted away. He went to India in 1799 to Bristol in 1810, and to Old Palace, Richmond in 1814, from where he attended the Royal Family who were then living at Kew. George IV gave him candlesticks. His son, George Julius, was his partner.

THE TRUE AND VERITABLE STORY OF SIXTEEN STRINGED JACK About the middle of the last century (1700?) there lived in Cavendish Square a certain Mr. Julius. He had a comfortable income of: £7,000 a year derived from his Estates in St. Kitts .He was Secretary to the Marquis of Rockingham. (then Prime Minister) and was a friend of the Prince Regent, and lived what was then the fashionable life of: a Man About Town. He was well known as the possessor of 16. four very celebrated grey horses. At this time the environs of London were greatly infested by Highwaymen, and amongst these Knights of the Road, there was one who afterwards became known as SIXTEEN STRINGED JACK.
Now it happened that on a clear moonlight night, the Duke of Argyl was riding alone across Hounslow Heath, then a bare desolate common, when he was stopped by an armed highwayman who threatened to shoot hin and demanded his purse . The Duke drew his pistol and fired at the man, but missed his aim. Whereupon the robber put spurs to his horse and galloped off in the direction of London. The Duke, who had recognised him as the renowned highwayman, immediately gave chase but the robber soon outdistanced him, and on entering London, turned down a dark alley and gave him the slip.
During the chase the Duke had been particularly struck by the robber's horse, a fine grey, so like Mr. Julius's that the Duke proceeded at once to Cavendish Square to make enquiries. “He was out - gone to the play.” Thither His Grace followed him. The performance was drawing to a close but Mr. Julius was still in his box. The Duke related his experience and his firm conviction that the highwayman was mounted on one of the well known greys. Mr. Julius assured the Duke that he must be mistaken as he had driven to the theatre with the four greys and had put them up at the mews close by. They went to the stable and found 17. the four greys, three cool and quiet, but the fourth panting and covered with foam. The Duke turned to make enquiries of the Coachman, and recognised him as the man who had stopped him an hour ago.
The Coachman was immediately arrested and shortly afterwards tried and found guilty and condemned to be hung. This was duly carried out at Tyburn. Thus ended the career of SIXTEEN STRINGED JACK who, in the Red Book of the Knights of the Road, ranks only second to Dick Turpin.
Before his execution he confessed that he had been in the constant habit after driving his master to the theatre of mounting one of the greys and committing robberies , and returning in time to drive his master home.

The Mr. Julius of this story lost most of his fortune through freeing all his slaves on his plantation. This was done voluntarily before the law was made forbidding slavery.
Another Julius cousin was The Right Rev. A.E. Juliius, Archbishop of New Zealand.


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