Jackson, Charles (1819-1863)



A transcription of obituary published in the Primitive Methodist Magazine by Thomas Jobling is attached. Jobling quotes as follows from a letter sent by the Rev. Thomas Hindley, “I have consulted a number of the officials of this station relative to the labours of the late Rev. C. Jackson, while in this circuit, and the unanimous testimony of all of whom inquiry has been made, is, that he was ‘in labours more abundant;’ in the pulpit he was efficient and acceptable; in his official transactions he was firm but courteous, he was a steady maintainer of Connexional discipline; in his social and pastoral intercourse he was very agreeable, and by his kind Christian deportment he was made very useful in this department of Christian labour. Here he was very much respected, and his name is as ointment poured forth.”


Charles was born on 8 September 1819 at Statham, nr Lymm, Cheshire, to parents Peter Jackson and Eleanor Goulden. His brother, James, was also a PM minister.

He married Elizabeth Skillicorn (1819-1851) on 9 July 1844 in Kirk Michael parish church, Isle of Man. Census returns identify one child.

  • Thomas Skillicorn (abt1847-1872)                                           

He married Catharine Callister (1823-1877) on 5 July 1853 at Maughold, Isle of Man. Records identify four children.

  • Eleanor Callister (1855-1901) – married Walter W Mylechreest, a draper traveller (1881), in 1878
  • John Charles Callister (1857-1870)
  • William Goulden Callister (1859-1893) – died in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Frederick Callister (1862-1936) – a draper’s apprentice (1881); died in new South Wales, Australia; a gardener at time of death

After superannuating due to ill health Charles bought a small farm at Kirk Michael.

Charles died on 22 September 1863 at Kirk Michael, isle of Man.


  • 1840 Bolton
  • 1841 Isle of Man
  • 1843 Stalybridge
  • 1845 Haslingden
  • 1849 Manchester
  • 1850 Manchester II
  • 1851 Ramsey
  • 1853 New Mills
  • 1856 Bury
  • 1859 Blackburn
  • 1862 Ramsey (Sup)


Primitive Methodist Magazine 1864/100

PM Minutes 1864/7

H B Kendall, Origin and History of the PM Church, vol 2, p465

Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society Vol38, p9

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers


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