Jackson, James (1816-1887)
James was born on 24 August 1816 at Hilgay Fen, Norfolk. After a few years at school, James joined his father in agriculture. He was converted in his teens at a prayer meeting in the village chapel. After considerable success as a local preacher he was called into the itineracy.
Follow the link to read about James work in the Saffron Walden mission.
James obituary records that he held his stations well to the end of his ministry, and left them healthy and prosperous.
James married to Lydia Lord (1820-1859) at Cambridge in the summer of 1843. Census returns identify four children.
- Priscilla Elizabeth (1844-1921) – married David Newton, a PM Minister
- Letitia Penelope (1846-1872) – married David Manning, a tin plate worker
- Sarah Jane (1851-1916) – married George Humm, a baker
- Hannah Rebecca (1855-1915) – married Benjamin Crooks, a bookbinder
James died on 17 June 1887 at Colchester, Essex.
- 1839 Upwell
- 1841 Cambridge
- 1843 Fakenham
- 1844 Lynn
- 1845 Wisbech
- 1846 Holbeach
- 1847 Ipswich
- 1849 N Walsham
- 1851 Brandon
- 1852 Yarmouth
- 1854 Hadleigh
- 1856 Norwich
- 1857 Wangford
- 1860 Rockland
- 1863 Stowmarket
- 1866 Aylsham
- 1869 Colchester
- 1874 Yarmouth
- 1877 Fakenham
- 1881 Downham
- 1886 Colchester
Primitive Methodist Magazine 1865/193 (portrait); 1889/49; 1898/3
PM Minutes 1888/14
J Petty, The History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion, 1880, p432
W Leary,Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits , 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers