Anthony Jackson (c.1599 - 1666) MP

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Birthplace: Killingswold Grove, Yorkshire, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in City of London, Middlesex, England, (Present UK)
Occupation: Sir Anthony Jackson, Herald of Charles Stuart
Managed by: Wilmer M Jackson
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About Anthony Jackson

Was private secretary to George Villiers, Duke of Bukingham and Prime Minister of England, who was assassinated in 1628. A Friend of King Charles, he was Knighted for bravery at the Battle of Brenda in Holland in 1650, and was the Herald who proclaimed Charles Stewart as King at his coronation at Scone in 1651. Anthony was captured at Worcester and imprisioned in the tower for 8 years by Cromwell, on a charge of treason for his loyalty to the King. (Ref: "The Ancestor", by Dr. William Cooper Ross)

After the restoration, he was Herrld to proclaim Charles II King of England as his coronation at Scone in 1651.

Anthony Jackson died in 1666, probably in Ireland. Anthony was a friend of King Charles I and was admitted to the inner (Chamber) Temple in 1616. He was called to the bar in 1635 and was Knighted at Breda, Holland in 1650. Anthony was imprisoned in the Tower of London for eight years, beginning Novermber 1, 1651. His wife's name is unknown.

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Jackson was born in 1599 in Killingwold Grove, Bishop Burton, Yorkshire, England, the son of Richard Jackson and Ursula Hildyard. Richard was the son of Anthony Jackson and Margaret Frobisher, the sister of Martin Frobisher. He was baptized at All Saints on September 5, 1599. When he was 11, his father died. Jackson was admitted to the Inner Temple in 1616 to study law. In the late 1620s, he worked as private secretary to George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham. He was called to the Bar in 1635. He would became Bencher 25 years later, after the war, in 1660. He was also a gentleman in the Privy Chamber to King Charles I.[1][2][3]

When the English Civil War broke out in the mid-seventeenth century, Jackson was a supporter of the Stuarts. He was knighted at Breda about 1650 when Charles II was in the Netherlands and Oliver Cromwell headed the English government. He acted as Herald in proclaiming Charles II King of England. In September 1651 during the Battle of Worcester, Anthony was taken prisoner. He escaped with other prisoners, but was retaken and committed to the Tower of London under an order of the Council of State, dated November 1, 1651 "for invading this nation with Charles Stuart." On November 11, his wife was granted permission to visit him. Anthony petitioned to Oliver Cromwell to be released, stating that he was "a servant only to the late king, but never in arms, and had only charity to subsist on." The indorsement of the petition reads "Herald that proclaimed Charles Stuart." This petition was taken to Council on February 22, 1653/4 but he was not released from the Tower. On February 5, 1655/6, Jackson once again petitioned Cromwell for release on security for good conduct, alleging that otherwise he must perish for want, as his friends could no longer supply him. The certificate of the Lieutenant of the Tower accompanying the petition states that "he has demeaned himself civilly, is retired and studious and very poor and fit to be released." The petition also states that his land was confiscated because of his loyalty to the Stuarts.

In 1658, Charles II was reinstated to the monarchy and in 1659, Anthony was released and given 50 pounds. Anthony died in 1666. and was buried at the Temple Church on October 14, 1666.

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Sir Anthony Jackson's Timeline

1599
September 5, 1599
Killingswold Grove, Yorkshire, England, (Present UK)
September 5, 1599
1624
1624
Age 24
Eccleston, Lancashire, England
1626
1626
Age 26
Eccleston, Lancastershire, England
1628
1628
Age 28
St. Michael's Parrish, Eccleston, Lancashire, England
1630
1630
Age 30
1636
1636
Age 36
1640
1640
Age 40
England
1666
October, 1666
Age 67
City of London, Middlesex, England, (Present UK)
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