QAlso in our February issue, David Cheetham was trying to find some information about his ancestor George Jackson (1812-1874) born in Lincolnshire and died in India.
ASylvia Murphy wrote in to say she thought that she’d found George, an ag lab, at Kingstone Terrace, South Ferriby, Glanford Brigg, Lincolnshire, in the 1851 census with a wife, Margaret, and nine children. In 1861, they are at 29 Spa Street in Brewery Field, Holbeck, Yorkshire, and George is now a slater.
It looks like Margaret dies between 1861 and 1871 as George is married to Sarah Ann in 1871. In 1881, Sarah Ann Jackson is a widow working as a seamstress and living in Wright Street, Hook, Yorkshire, with her daughter Emily, aged 12. Sylvia has searched on FIBIS and other Indian resources for a death for George but can’t find anything. She says: “It appears that George Jackson died between 1871 and 1881. This was most likely to have been in Yorkshire rather than India.” There are several possibilities, but this is Sylvia’s favourite: George Jackson (born 1817) age 55 – died September quarter 1872, Goole, Yorkshire (9C/411).
The 1911 census record for Susan Jenkins’ for Letts family