Joseph Jackson Lister (1786 - 1868) MP

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Birthplace: Friends Meeting House, Lothbury, London
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About Joseph Jackson Lister

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"...Joseph Jackson Lister, FRS (11 January 1786–October 24, 1869) was an amateur British opticist and physicist [and is known for his work in development of the optical microscope]. [Joseph Jackson Lister is the father of [Baron ] Joseph Lister..."

"...[Lister was the the son of John Lister]. John Lister was made a freeman of the Bakers’ company in 1760. He married Mary in 1764, and had two daughters within three years of his marriage, then after an interval of nineteen years, in 1786, when he was 49, his wife gave birth to their only son, Joseph Jackson Lister...."

"...On leaving school in 1800, Joseph Jackson was apprenticed to his Father’s wine business in Lothbury, which was becoming a thriving and prosperous concern, and in 1804, at the age of 18 he was made a partner.

During a visit to the Quaker Ackworth School near Pontefract in 1814, he met Isabella Harris, then aged 22, the daughter of the school superintendent, also called Isabella, a widow with six children. Isabella junior taught reading and writing to the girls of the school for five years, leaving in 1818 to marry Joseph Jackson Lister. She was then 26, and he was 32..."

"...Their children included Mary, 1820–94, who married Rickman Godlee, a barrister of the Inner Temple in 1845, John, 1822–46, Isabella Sophia, 1823–70, Joseph, 1827–1912, William Henry, 1828–59 and Arthur Hugh, 1830–1908. Joseph studied medicine, becoming a surgeon and achieving fame and a baronetcy - and later a peerage, becoming Lord Lister - for his work in antisepsis..."

"...He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1832..."

"...Their youngest, and for a long while only daughter left at home had married in 1858, and for six years Joseph and Isabella had lived alone at Upton. Their son William Henry died in 1859 after a long illness on a ship bound for Australia. His wife Isabella, who had long been in poor health, died in September 1864, aged 72..."

"...He died aged 84 in October 1869 at home at Upton House, and was buried along with Isabella his wife, in the Friends' Burial Ground, Stoke Newington, Middlesex..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Joseph Jackson Lister', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 9 July 2011, 16:38 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Joseph_Jackson_Lister&oldid=438603504> [accessed 15 July 2011]

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Joseph Jackson Lister's Timeline

1786
January 11, 1786
Lothbury, London
1818
July 4, 1818
Age 32
Ackworth, York
1820
1820
Age 33
1823
1823
Age 36
1827
April 5, 1827
Age 41
1828
1828
Age 41
1830
1830
Age 43
1868
October 24, 1868
Age 82