George Frederic Jackson, died 1869

George Frederic Jackson, died 1869

Born on 17 May 1836, George Frederic Jackson was the son of Samuel Jackson, JP, of Plymouth.

On 21 August 1861 ‘at the parish church of Butcombe, Somerset, […] George Frederick [sic] Jackson, Esq., solicitor, of Plymouth [married] Margaret Annie, only daughter of the late Captain George Barnes Bruck, H.E.I.C.S., formerly of Leigham House, in the county of Devon’ (Illustrated London News, 31 August 1861). The marriage produced two children: a daughter, Margaret Mary Power Jackson, born at Little Saltram in 1863; and a son, Basil Frederick Forrester Jackson, born at Plympton in 1866.

George Frederic Jackson died, aged 33, of tuberculosis on 28 December 1869 at Moor Town near Tavistock in Devon.

The following obituary appeared in the Western Morning News (29 December 1869): ‘We regret to announce the death of Mr George Frederick [sic] Jackson, solicitor, of Plymouth. About ten years ago Mr Jackson entered the profession, and after practising for a short time alone entered into partnership with Mr Courtenay Derry. He afterwards became a partner in the firm of Rowse, Cleverton and Jackson, and remained so until the partnership was dissolved, not long since. The deceased gentleman was a frequent and valued contributor to magazine literature, and the productions of his pen have also frequently appeared in our columns. For some time past he has suffered from phthsis, and the rigorous weather of the last few days has hastened his decease. He was only thirty-three years of age.’

The abstract of his will describes him as ‘George Frederic Jackson formerly of Plymouth but late of Moor Town near Tavistock […] solicitor.’ His estate was valued at £800.

In 1871 Jackson’s widow and two children were living at Reigate in Surrey.

Photographed by Ramsay of Ridgeway, according to an inked inscription verso in a period hand.


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