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Family of George JACKSON and [unnamed person]

Husband: George JACKSON (1758-1823)
Wife: [unnamed person] ( - )
Children: George JACKSON (1795-1798)
James Lewis JACKSON (1799-1825)
Status: Never Married

Husband: George JACKSON

Name: George JACKSON
Sex: Male
Father: William JACKSON ( -1776)
Mother: Susannah DEAN (1722-1787)
Birth 5 Jan 1758 Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
Baptism 17 Jan 1758 (age 0) Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
Death 20 Apr 1823 (age 65) North Reston, Lincolnshire
Cause: Died of a Fit

Wife: [unnamed person]

Name: -
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -

Child 1: George JACKSON

Name: George JACKSON
Sex: Male
Birth 9 Dec 1795 Calcutta, Bengal, India
Baptism 11 Jan 1796 (age 0) Calcutta, Bengal, India
Illegitimate son of George JACKSON
Death 5 Feb 1798 (age 2) Calcutta, Bengal, India

Child 2: James Lewis JACKSON

Name: James Lewis JACKSON
Sex: Male
Birth 29 Dec 1799 Calcutta, Bengal, India
Baptism 27 Feb 1803 (age 3) Calcutta, Bengal, India
Occupation Mariner in County Service
Death Apr 1825 (age 25) Calcutta, Bengal, India

Note on Husband: George JACKSON

Robert Darlington writes that George ran away to sea when he was 14 years old. As the youngest in the family and living not too far away from a seaport, that is quite possible. Ships at that time frequently sailed to London where he could have picked up a ship to China and India where they traded in many goods including tea and porcelain. So it is not surprising that George was next found in India.

He must have been an enterprising sailor to have become a Master (Captain). the Diary shows him with the intiials H.E.I.C. which stands for Honorable East India Company. When Robert and his wife Wendy visited the Jackson home in North Reston in the early 1990s they spoke to the then owner of George Jackson's original estate.He was a busy farmer in the midst of harvest so they did not get to see the inside of the house or discuss the ownership with him. But his one remark after they had identified their connection with George Jackson was to say words to the effect that "Oh yes, didn't he make his money trading in opium or slaves".

David Morris notes that he was referred to as "A Captain in the Country Service" which he has found as a reference to the boss of a Trading Post managed for the East India Company. A reference gives some historical information on the H.E.I.C..

From the records in FMP India section BMD's and in the diary it appears that George had two illegitimate sons of which one was born before he married Mary on the 1st October 1796 and the other after the marriage. We can follow the fact that the first son George was registered as born 9 Dec 1795, baptised on 11January 1796 and died 5 Feb 1798. The Diary and the Bmd's differ in respect of the second son - James Lewis JACKSON. The diary says born September 1799 but registration gives the birth as 29 Dec 1799 and baptised 27 Feb 1803 . The Diary states that "James Lewis JACKSON left us 22nd May 1814" but then goes on to say that "James JACKSON died the 17th April 1825 on a Sunday". FMP provides the answer with a copy of the will of James Lewis JACKSO N dated 1825. He had obviously visited his "Mother" in 1814.

As Robert states, had all this happened in England it is doubtful that the mores of the gentry would have permitted Mary Howard to marry George Jackson as she was obviously well connected in Calcutta society.