John Jackson (1804 - 1887)

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Birthplace: Hackney
Death: Died in Hove
Occupation: Physician
Managed by: Michael Rhodes
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About John Jackson

Dr. Jackson “never had a day’s illness in his life,” according to Leslie Stephen, and “went to church as regularly as to his dinner.” He had “a commonplace understanding, and was a worshipper of respectability.”

From: http://www.nikoko.co.uk/Diaries/Jackson.htm

John Jackson 1804 - 1887

This third son was born on 17 November 1804 but whether in India or England the record was not clear in the Diary. However, the 1881 census for Hove, Sussex says that he was born in Hackney, London. He was educated as a Doctor and served in the Bengal Medical Services. The 1881 census also states that he had retired from the Bengal Army in which he served as a Physician.

He is mentioned twice in the book "Daniel Corrie His Family and Friends". Once in 1834 where he and Daniel Corrie had a narrow escape from drowning while travelling In a Bholiah (semi covered rowing boat) to Ishipore. And again in 1855 when Mrs. Hannah Ellerton was living with John Jackson in Calcutta. He decided to go back to England to join his wife and family. She was very upset until she was offered accommodation in the Palace which she gladly accepted.

He married Maria Pattle on 17 January 1837. She was the daughter of James Pattle and Adeline De L’Etang. James Pattle was apparently a character. One story describes him as "Jim Blazes, a drunkard and a liar" He and his wife had seven "beautiful" daughters all of whom married well. But his son in law John Jackson was unfortunately seen as the "poor cousin", as, although he was much loved as a physician, he was "socially inept". All the above quotes came from Nikki Vine.

A memorial plaque hangs in St. John’s Church, Calcutta to James and Adeline. It identifies James as of the Bengal Civil Service who died in Calcutta in September 1845. His wife Adeline must have then decided to return to England. The plaque states that she died "at sea" on the 14th. Nov: AD 1845."

Both John and Maria were still alive in 1881. It is interesting to note that Maria’s mother died at sea and in the 1881 census she shows herself as born "at sea". If her age in 1881 is correct she was born about 1819. They obviously were comfortable with six servants including a "Sick Nurse".

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John Jackson, MD's Timeline

1804
November 17, 1804
Hackney
1837
January 17, 1837
Age 32
Calcutta
November 14, 1837
Age 32
1839
September 4, 1839
Age 34
1841
December 30, 1841
Age 37
Calcutta, India
1846
February 7, 1846
Age 41
Bengal
1887
March 31, 1887
Age 82
Hove