Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine - - QUESTIONS & ANSWERS -

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

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