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Richard Jackson, of Scrooby

Birthplace: Braithwell, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
Death: of, Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Immediate Family:

Son of James Jackson, of Braithwell and unknown Jackson
Husband of Mary Jackson
Father of Susanna Winslow, "Mayflower" Passenger; Thomas Jackson; daughter Jackson and daughter Jackson
Brother of John Jackson, of Spalding; Robert Jackson, of Spalding and Jane Jackson

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About Richard Jackson, of Scrooby

From updated Sept 2017

Susanna Winslow, "Mayflower" Passenger probable origins were just discovered in 2017, after more than a century of failed attempts to identify her The claim she was Susanna Tilley has been disproven, and the William White who married Anna Fuller in Leiden was not the Mayflower passenger either: that particular William White, woolcomber witnessed a nuptial agreement of Samuel Lee in Leiden on 10 April 1621, and so couldn't have been the Mayflower passenger (who had already died)

Susanna appears now to be the daughter of Richard and Mary (Pettinger) Jackson, who were married in Doncaster, Yorkshire in 1591, and later moved to Scrooby Richard Jackson's father was James Jackson of Braithwell (buried at Spalding in 1602) James had two sons, John and Robert Jackson, who moved to Spalding, Lincolnshire, where the elder John was clerk of sewers from 1586 to 1607, and the younger Robert took over in 1607 and continued until his death in 1624/5 Their sister Jane remained in Braithwell, and brother Richard went to Doncaster and later Scrooby.

Susanna, perhaps with her father Richard (an arrest warrant was issued for Brownism on 7 December 1607 for both William Brewster and Richard Jackson), presumably moved to Amsterdam about 1608 and joined the Henry Ainsworth congregation, and there met and married William White William White's mother, Thomasine (Cross)(May) White, considered Margaret, wife of John Jackson of Spalding, her kinswoman, so Susanna Jackson and William White may have known each other via this distant kinship (which appears to come via the Bryan or Bendish families) even before they were married in Amsterdam She remained, with her husband, as a member of the Henry Ainsworth congregation in Amsterdam, until they decided to come on the Mayflower with the Leiden church congregation Members of the Amsterdam congregation had contemplated joining with the Leiden group, but most pulled back after financial disputes with Robert Cushman William and Susanna White, perhaps because of their niece Dorothy (May) wife of William Bradford, chose to continue on.

On 30 October 1623, Gov. Edward Winslow, "Mayflower" Passenger wrote to Susanna's uncle Robert Jackson, clerk of sewers, enquring about his father-in-law (who would have been Richard Jackson), his wife's brother (whom we have identified as Thomas Jackson), and his wife's sisters (whom we have not concretely identified as yet)  Several letters written by Richard Jackson to his brother Robert survive in the clerk of sewers records at Spalding dated 1623 and 1624 The signatures on those letters, match the signature of Richard Jackson found on the Scrooby Manor lease of 1604  The letters reveal Richard Jackson had traveled to Holland, was in contact with Puritan ministers in London, was writing from Everton (a parish near Scrooby),

from (historian Caleb Johnson's website) OLD

Susanna White's origins, and maiden name, are unknown The claim she was Susanna Tilley has been disproven, and the William White who married Anna Fuller in Leiden is now generally believed to not have been the Mayflower passenger That particular William White witnessed an antenumptual agreement of Samuel Lee in Leiden in April 1621, and witnessed the marriage of Sarah Priest in October 1621, and so couldn't have been the Mayflower passenger So, Mrs. Susanna White's identity and English origins remain unknown

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Richard Jackson, of Scrooby's Timeline

Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England
Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
Amsterdam, Government of Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands