Ancestors of Adam and Emma Jackson


Norman JACKSON [Parents]-J0101 #.

Dr. Anne-Marie BOUGARD [Parents]-B0105 #.

They had the following children.

  M i Adam Christian JACKSON-J0001 #.
  F ii A/Prof. Emma Louise JACKSON-J0002 #.

John JACKSON [Parents] [scrapbook]-J0204 # was born on 06 Jul 1923 in Blackburn, Lancashire. He was christened 1 on 07 Aug 1923 in the Church of Saint Mathew in Blackburn, Lancashire. He died on 06 Jul 1980 in Lower Darwen, Lancashire. He was buried on 11 Jul 1980 in St James's, Lower Darwen, Lancashire. John married Grace JACKSON-J0205 # on 18 Sep 1943 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

John worked as a Mechanical Engineer. When the National Register was compiled on the 29th of September 1939, He was living at 31, Oxford Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Single, working as a Yarn Dyer (Heavy Worker). Date of Birth was recorded as 06 Jul 1923.

In Sep 1939, John was living with his parents at 31, Oxford Street in Blackburn and was working as a Yarn Dyer.

Grace JACKSON [Parents] [scrapbook]-J0205 # was born 1 on 25 Oct 1923 in Blackburn, Lancashire. She died on 15 Jun 1984 in Wythenshawe, Manchester. She was buried in Jun 1984 in St James's, Lower Darwen, Lancashire. Grace married John JACKSON-J0204 # on 18 Sep 1943 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

When the National Register was compiled on the 29th of September 1939, Grace was living at 15, Cromwell Terrace, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Single and working as a Sewing Machinist. Date of Birth was recorded as 25 Oct 1923.

Grace was born at 50 Ash St in Blackburn

They had the following children.

  M i Norman JACKSON-J0101 #.

Thurston JACKSON [Parents] [scrapbook]-J0309 # was born 1 on 12 Jan 1890 in Blackburn, Lancashire. He was christened on 26 Jan 1890. He died on 01 Jul 1965 in Blackburn, Lancashire. He was buried on 06 Jul 1965 in Pleasington Cemetery, Blackburn. Thurston married 2 Sarah HOWSON-H0301 # on 03 Apr 1915 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Thurston was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in 42, Oxford Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Son aged 1 year. He was recorded in a census on 31 Mar 1901 at 42, Oxford Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1911 in 42, Oxford Street, Blackburn, Lancs. He was described as Son, unmarried aged 21 years, working as a Cotton Weaver. When the National Register was compiled on the 29th of September 1939, He was living at 31, Oxford Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Married, Light Labourer (Out of Work). Date of Birth was recorded as 12 Jan 1890.

Thurston enlisted in the Army on the 11th December 1915, aged almost 26 and just over 8 months after he had married. During 1916 he underwent training as a Driver with the Royal Field Artillery regiment and was held in Army reserve until he was mobilized on the 3rd February 1917. He moved to Aldershot on the 8th April 1917 and on the 9th June 1917 was posted to 117 Brigade (part of 26th Division), who at that time were stationed in Egypt. However, his stay in Egypt was brief, as 117 Brigade were sent to France on the 27th July 1917 to join the 74th Division, where they stayed until the Armistice on the 11th November 1918.

On the 1st June 1918, Thurston was sent to a field hospital with a fracture of the large bone (radius) in his right forearm and was sent back to England. On the 8th October 1918 he was discharged from the Army as 'no longer physically fit for war service' and awarded the Silver War Badge. By wearing it, a man not in uniform could show that he had 'done his bit' but was no longer physically able to continue.

He had various occupations; a Cotton Weaver, a Soldier, a Booky's Runner and later a Nightwatchman at the Palatine Dairy in Blackburn.

Thurston was known to his family and friends as 'Tot'.

Thurston's Army Service Records, which are in quite a poor condition, can be viewed in Folder J0309 in the 'JacksonTree Document Archive' (button on the Home Page).

In Sep 1939, Thurston, his wife Sarah and children Celia, John and Irene, were living at 31, Oxford Street in Blackburn. Thurston was unemployed.

Sarah HOWSON [Parents] [scrapbook]-H0301 # was born on 26 May 1892 in Blackburn, Lancashire. She was christened on 20 Jul 1892 in Blackburn, Lancashire. She died on 01 Aug 1969 in Blackburn, Lancashire. She was buried on 06 Aug 1969 in Pleasington Cemetery, Blackburn. Sarah married 1 Thurston JACKSON-J0309 # on 03 Apr 1915 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Sarah was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in 201 Higher Audley Street, Blackburn. She was described as Daughter aged 8 years. She was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1911 in 45, Ingham Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Cotton Weaver. Single, aged 18 years. She worked as Cotton Weaver in Blackburn. When the National Register was compiled on the 29th of September 1939, She was living at 31, Oxford Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Married, carrying out Unpaid Domestic Duties. Date of Birth was recorded as 26 May 1892.

They had the following children.

  M i
Thurston JACKSON-J0201 was born 1 on 27 Jan 1918 in Blackburn, Lancashire. He died 2 in Mar 1918 in Blackburn, Lancashire. He was buried on 21 Mar 1918 in the Old Cemetery In Blackburn, Lancashire.
  F ii Celia JACKSON-J0203 was born on 24 Sep 1919. She died on 23 Jan 2011.
  M iii John JACKSON-J0204 # was born on 06 Jul 1923. He died on 06 Jul 1980.
  F iv Irene JACKSON-J0202 was born on 28 Mar 1936. She died on 19 Dec 2001.

John JACKSON [Parents] [scrapbook]-J0401 # was born on 18 May 1853 in Blackburn, Lancashire. He was christened on 24 Jul 1853 in the Church of St Mary the Virgin In Blackburn, Lancashire. He died on 24 Apr 1927 in Blackburn, Lancashire. He was buried on 29 Apr 1927 in the Old Cemetery, Blackburn. John married 1 Mary Ann ALSTON-A0401 # on 16 Jun 1873 in the Church of St Paul, Blackburn, Lancashire.

John was counted in a census on 08 Apr 1861 in 34, Lyon Street, Blackburn, Lancs. He was described as Son, aged 7 years, Scholar. He was counted in a census 2 on 02 Apr 1871 in 52, Brunswick Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as a Bread Baker. He was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 6, Oxford Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as a Card Grinder in Cotton Mill . He was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in 42, Oxford Street, Blackburn, Lancs. He was described as a Cotton Carder. He was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in 42, Oxford Street, Blackburn, Lancs. He was described as a General Labourer. He was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1911 in 42, Oxford Street, Blackburn, Lancs. He was described as Head of Family, married aged 57 years, working as an Under Carder in a Cotton Mill.

Mary Ann ALSTON [Parents] [scrapbook]-A0401 # was born on 13 Jan 1854 in Blackburn, Lancashire. She died on 13 Dec 1938 in Blackburn, Lancashire. She was buried on 17 Dec 1938 in the Old Cemetery, Blackburn, Lancashire. Mary married 1 John JACKSON-J0401 # on 16 Jun 1873 in the Church of St Paul, Blackburn, Lancashire.

Mary was counted in a census 2 on 08 Apr 1861 in 8, Jubilee Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Daughter aged 7 years, Scholar. She was counted in a census 3 on 02 Apr 1871 in 89, Moor Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Sister in Law aged 17 years, Cotton Slubber. She was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 6, Oxford Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as . She was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in 42, Oxford Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Housekeeper. She was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in 42, Oxford Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as . She was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1911 in 42, Oxford Street, Blackburn, Lancs. She was described as Wife aged 57 years, working as a Slubber in a Cotton Mill. Married for 38 years and had given birth to 13 children of which 9 were still living.

RESEARCH: The 1911 census records that Mary Ann had 13 children, of which 4 had died. Of the 12 children I have identified, James (J0304), Richard (J0357) and Alice (J0302) had died before 1911.

They had the following children.

  M i Joseph JACKSON-J0307 was born on 13 Oct 1873. He died in Dec 1953.
  M ii William JACKSON-J0306 was born on 12 Apr 1875. He died in Nov 1956.
  M iii John JACKSON-J0303 was born on 23 Dec 1876.
  F iv Ellen JACKSON-J0301 was born on 27 Dec 1878. She died in Sep 1953.
  F v Mary JACKSON-J0305 was born on 04 May 1881. She died about May 1955.
  F vi Celia JACKSON-J0308 was born on 05 Aug 1883. She died about Feb 1959.
  M vii
Thomas JACKSON-J0317 was born 1 on 20 Aug 1885 in Blackburn, Lancashire. He was christened on 04 Sep 1885 in The Church of St Mary The Virgin In Blackburn, Lancashire.

Thomas was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in 42, Oxford Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Son aged 5 years, Scholar. He was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in 42, Oxford Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Son aged 15 years, working as a Cotton Weaver.
  M viii
James JACKSON-J0304 was born 1 on 16 May 1888 in Blackburn, Lancashire. He was christened on 29 May 1888. He died 2 about Nov 1888 in Blackburn, Lancashire.
  M ix Thurston JACKSON-J0309 # was born on 12 Jan 1890. He died on 01 Jul 1965.
  F x
Alice JACKSON-J0302 was born on 03 May 1892 in Blackburn, Lancashire. She was christened on 24 May 1892. She died on 12 Aug 1910 in Blackburn, Lancashire. She was buried on 16 Aug 1910 in the Old Cemetery In Blackburn, Lancashire.

Alice was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in 42, Oxford Street, Blackburn, Lancs. She was described as Daughter aged 8 years.
  M xi
James JACKSON-J0318 was born 1 on 21 Nov 1895 in Blackburn, Lancashire. He was christened on 08 Dec 1895 in The Church of St Matthew In Blackburn, Lancashire.

James was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in 42, Oxford Street, Blackburn, Lancs. He was described as Son aged 5 years. He was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1911 in 42, Oxford Street, Blackburn, Lancs. He was described as Son, aged 15 years, working as a Cotton Weaver. When the National Register was compiled on the 29th of September 1939, He was living at 42, Oxford Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Single and working as a Cotton Maker, also ARP at the Mill. Date of Birth was recorded as 21 Nov 1895.
  M xii
Richard JACKSON-J0357 was born 1 on 17 Sep 1897 in Blackburn, Lancashire. He was baptized on 03 Oct 1897 in the Church of St Matthew In Blackburn, Lancashire. He died 2 about Nov 1897 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Thomas JACKSON [Parents]-J0501 # was born about Mar 1826 in Ribchester, Lancashire. He was christened 1 on 18 Mar 1826 in St Wilfred's Church, Ribchester, Lancashire. He died 2 on 28 Mar 1880 in Blackburn, Lancashire from brights disease and dropsy. He was buried on 01 Apr 1880 in St Wilfred's Church, Ribchester, Lancashire. Thomas married 3 Mary BARTON-B0505 # on 11 May 1845 in St Johns, Preston, Lancashire.

Thomas was counted in a census on 07 Jun 1841 in 10, Sergeant St, Preston, Lancashire. He was described as a worker in a Cotton Factory. He was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in 18 Ribbleton Street, Preston, Lancashire. He was described as a General Labourer, aged 23 years and born in Ribchester. He was counted in a census on 08 Apr 1861 in 34 Lyon Street, Blackburn, Lancs. He was described as a Widower aged 40 years, working as a Flaggers Labourer. He was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 6 Byron Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as an Outdoor Labourer. and a Widower aged 46 years

On his marriage certificate (11 May 1845), Thomas states his age as 21. This would put his birthdate between 12May1823 and 11May1824. It could be that the Vicar just put 21 for both of them (ie as being of full age) or that Thomas lied about his age - he was probably only 19.

In the 1851 Census at Ribbleton St, Preston, his age is stated as 23. However, this would put his birthdate between 31Mar1827 and 30Mar1828, which must be wrong since he was baptised 18 Mar 1826. I can't see any reason  why he would understate his age at this stage of his life.

Thomas and his family moved from Preston to Blackburn between 1852 and and 1854.

In the 1861 Census at Lyon St, Blackburn, his age is stated as 40. This would put his birthdate between 8Apr1820 and 7Apr1821, some 5 or 6 years older!! One possible explanation of this is that the age of one of his sons (Richard) is shown as 18 (whereas he was probably only 15) and Thomas may have wanted to give an age that was more consistent with having an 18 year old son (saying 35 would have put the birth at  his age of 17).

By 1871, he is living in Byrom Street, Blackburn and has given his age as 46 (d.o.b. range 3 Apr 1824 to 2 Apr 1825) which is perhaps nearer the mark.

When he died on the 28 Mar 1880, he was living in Brunswick Street, Blackburn and his age was given as 52 years  (d.o.b. range 29 Mar 1827 to 28 Mar 1828)

The most likely reason for the inconsistency in dates of birth, is that they were probably illiterate, had no written records themselves or had simply lost track.

Mary BARTON [Parents] [scrapbook]-B0505 # was born about Sep 1825 in Preston, Lancashire. She was christened 1 on 12 Sep 1825 in the Roman Catholic Church of St Wilfred in Preston, Lancashire. She died 2 on 22 May 1859 in Blackburn, Lancashire from phthisis. She was buried on 26 May 1859 in the Old Cemetery, Blackburn, Lancashire. Mary married 3 Thomas JACKSON-J0501 # on 11 May 1845 in St Johns, Preston, Lancashire.

Mary was counted in a census on 07 Jun 1841 in Cunliffe Street, Preston. She was described as a Cotton Winder. She was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in 18 Ribbleton Street, Preston, Lancashire. She was described as as Daughter-in-Law,. aged 24 years and born in Preston

At the time of her marriage, Mary gave her age as 21, which gives a d.o.b. range of 12 May 1823 to 11 May 1824.

When Mary died on the 22 May 1859, her husband gave her age as 36 years (however he wasn't very accurate with his own ages). This gives a d.o.b. range of 23 May 1822 to 22 May 1823.

It is possible that she was born between 12 and 22 May 1823 but just as likely that one of the ages given is incorrect.

They had the following children.

  M i
Richard (Hugh) JACKSON-J0408 was born 1 about Sep 1845 in Preston, Lancashire. He was christened 2 on 14 Sep 1845 in St John's Church, Preston, Lancashire.

Richard was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in 18 Ribbleton Street, Preston, Lancashire. He was described as a Scholar,. aged 5 years and born in Preston He was counted in a census 3 on 08 Apr 1861 in 34, Lyon Street, Blackburn, Lancs. He was described as Son, aged 18 years, working as a Cotton Weaver. He was counted in a census 4 on 02 Apr 1871 in 52, Brunswick Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as a Labourer in a Foundry.

Curiously, he was registered and baptised with the forename Hugh but the family had renamed him Richard by the time of the 1851 census. He continued to use the name Richard.
  F ii
Ellen JACKSON-J0409 was born 1 about Apr 1847 in Preston, Lancashire. She was christened 2 on 25 Apr 1847 in St John's Church, Preston, Lancashire.

Ellen was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in 18 Ribbleton Street, Preston, Lancashire. She was described as a Scholar,. aged 4 years and born in Preston She was counted in a census on 08 Apr 1861 in 34, Lyon Street, Blackburn, Lancs. She was described as Daughter, aged 14 years working as a Cotton Winder.
  M iii Thomas JACKSON-J0410 was born about Aug 1849. He died before Apr 1891.
  M iv Joseph JACKSON-J0411 was born in Mar 1851.
  M v John JACKSON-J0401 # was born on 18 May 1853. He died on 24 Apr 1927.
  M vi James JACKSON-J0416 was born on 24 May 1856. He died before Apr 1891.
  M vii
Robert JACKSON-J0445 was born 1 about Feb 1859 in Blackburn, Lancashire. He died 2 about Aug 1860 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Richard JACKSON [Parents]-J0601 # was born about 1797 in Ribchester, Lancashire. He died in May 1860 in Blackburn, Lancashire. He was buried on 10 May 1860 in St Wilfred's Church, Ribchester, Lancashire. Richard married Margaret CLAYTON-C0602 # on 11 Aug 1823 in Ribchester, Lancashire.

Richard was counted in a census on 07 Jun 1841 in 10, Sergeant St, Preston, Lancashire. He was described as a worker in a Cotton Factory. He was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in 18 Ribbleton Street, Preston, Lancashire. He was described as a General Labourer,. aged 53 years and born in Ribchester

The IGI lists two possible baptism's of a Richard Jackson in Ribchester around 1797

24 Apr 1796  - son of Thomas
28 May 1798 - son of Richard

If the custom of naming your first son after the paternal grandfather was followed, then the first of these two is the more probable, since Richard (J0601#) went on to name his son Thomas (J0501#)

Margaret CLAYTON [Parents]-C0602 # was born about Sep 1803 in Ribchester, Lancashire. She was christened 1 on 02 Oct 1803 in the Church of Saint Wilfred in Ribchester, Lancashire. She died in Dec 1858 in Preston In Lancashire. She was buried on 25 Dec 1858 in St Wilfred's Church, Ribchester, Lancashire. Margaret married Richard JACKSON-J0601 # on 11 Aug 1823 in Ribchester, Lancashire.

Margaret was recorded in a census on 07 Jun 1841 at 10, Sergeant St, Preston, Lancashire. She was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in 18 Ribbleton Street, Preston, Lancashire. She was described as aged 48 years. and born in Ribchester

They had the following children.

  F i
Elizabeth JACKSON-J0520 was born about 1825 in Ribchester, Lancashire. She died in Sep 1827 in Ribchester, Lancashire. She was buried on 29 Sep 1827 in St Wilfred's Church, Ribchester, Lancashire.
  M ii Thomas JACKSON-J0501 # was born about Mar 1826. He died on 28 Mar 1880 from brights disease and dropsy.

Thomas JACKSON [Parents]-J0410 was born 1 about Aug 1849 in Preston, Lancashire. He was christened 2 on 09 Sep 1849 in St John's Church, Preston, Lancashire. He died before Apr 1891. Thomas married Hannah Atkinson PEARSON-P0401 on 30 Mar 1872 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Thomas was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in 18 Ribbleton Street, Preston, Lancashire. He was described as an Infant. aged 1 year and born in Preston He was counted in a census on 08 Apr 1861 in 34, Lyon Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Son, aged 11 years. A scholar but working part time in a cotton mill. He was counted in a census 3 on 02 Apr 1871 in 52, Brunswick Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as a Grinder in a cotton mill card room. He was counted in a census 4 on 03 Apr 1881 in 60, Brunswick St, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as a Cotton Grinder.

Hannah Atkinson PEARSON-P0401 was born about 1846 in Kendal, Westmorland. Hannah married Thomas JACKSON-J0410 on 30 Mar 1872 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Hannah was counted in a census 1 on 03 Apr 1881 in 60, Brunswick St, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Wife aged 34 years. Cotton Winder. She was counted in a census 2 on 05 Apr 1891 in 1, Pump Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Widow aged 43 years. Cotton Winder.

They had the following children.

  M i
Joseph JACKSON-J0320 was born about 1875 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Joseph was counted in a census 1 on 03 Apr 1881 in 60, Brunswick St, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Son aged 5 years. He was counted in a census 2 on 05 Apr 1891 in 1, Pump Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Son aged 14 years. Cotton Reacher.
  M ii
James JACKSON-J0321 was born about 1878 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

James was counted in a census 1 on 03 Apr 1881 in 60, Brunswick St, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Son aged 2 years. He was counted in a census 2 on 05 Apr 1891 in 1, Pump Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Son aged 12 years. Scholar.
  F iii
Mary Ann JACKSON-J0329 was born about 1882 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Mary was counted in a census 1 on 05 Apr 1891 in 1, Pump Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Daughter aged 8 years. Scholar.

William ALSTON [Parents]-A0501 # was born on 18 Oct 1812 in Gisburn, Yorkshire. He was christened 1 on 22 Nov 1812 in Saint Mary the Virgin, Gisburn, Yorkshire. He died on 16 Dec 1869 in Blackburn, Lancashire. He was buried on 19 Dec 1869 in the Church Of St Mary The Virgin In Blackburn, Lancashire. William married 2 Ellen ROSTRON-R0502 # on 08 Jun 1835 in the church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Blackburn, Lancashire.

William was counted in a census on 07 Jun 1841 in Kay Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Head aged 30 years, Engineer. He was counted in a census 3 on 30 Mar 1851 in Jubilee Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Head aged 38 years, Engineer in Cotton Mill. He was counted in a census 4 on 08 Apr 1861 in 8, Jubilee Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Head aged 50 years, Engine Tenter in Cotton Mill.

Other marriages:
BENTHAM, Alice

The identity of William's father is not known. Unlikely to have been Thomas Exton, as Hannah married him almost five years later.

Possible death record for William. The age and timing are about right. It is also unusual to describe someone aged 60 as 'the son of' but the only record we have for William's birth/baptism, only shows a mother's name 'Hannah Halstead'.

Burial: 19 Dec 1869 St Mary the Virgin, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
William Halstead - Son of Annie Halstead
   Age: 60
   Abode: Wellington St.
   Buried by: R. Moss
   Register: Burials 1868 - 1870, Page 251, Entry 2505
   Source: LDS Film 1278821

The surname found in records for this family take three forms Alston, Alstead or Halstead and appear to change randomly rather than any deliberate attempt to change - presumably this is down to parish clerks and enumerators writing down what they believe they heard. On the 30 Mar 1851, the surname Alston was used on the census but Halstead used when his son Thomas was baptised on the same day!

Ellen ROSTRON [Parents]-R0502 # was born about 1814 in Oxford, Oxfordshire. She died on 20 Apr 1866 in 5, Holts Buildings, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was buried 1 on 23 Apr 1866 in the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Blackburn, Lancashire. Ellen married 2 William ALSTON-A0501 # on 08 Jun 1835 in the church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Blackburn, Lancashire.

Ellen was counted in a census on 07 Jun 1841 in Kay Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Wife aged 30 years. She was counted in a census 3 on 30 Mar 1851 in Jubilee Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Wife aged 37 years. She was counted in a census 4 on 08 Apr 1861 in 8, Jubilee Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Wife aged 47 years.

They had the following children.

  M i Edward ALSTON-A0408 was born about Aug 1836. He died on 12 May 1904.
  F ii
Mary Ann ALSTON-A0430 was born 1 about May 1838 in Blackburn, Lancashire. She was christened 2 on 27 May 1838 in the church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Blackburn, Lancashire. She died before 1841.
  F iii
Celia ALSTON-A0407 was born 1 on 03 Feb 1840 in Blackburn, Lancashire. She was christened 2 on 05 Jun 1840 in the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Blackburn, Lancashire. She died 3 about Feb 1855 in Blackburn, Lancashire.

Celia was counted in a census on 07 Jun 1841 in Kay Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Daughter aged 1 year. She was counted in a census 4 on 30 Mar 1851 in Jubilee Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Daughter aged 11 years, Cotton Throstle Spinner.

As with other members of this family, the seemingly random usage of surname variants increased the difficulty in finding records.

I've been unable to locate a birth record in the GRO indexes
Baptised as Celia HALSTEAD
Recorded in the 1841 Census as L ALSTON
Recorded in the 1851 Census as Cecilia ALSTON
and, as she doesn't appear in any further records (marriages or census) it seems probable that the death record for Celia ALSTON in 1855 is her.
  M iv John ALSTON-A0406 was born on 19 Nov 1841. He died about Aug 1895.
  M v William ALSTON-A0405 was born about 1844.
  M vi Thurston ALSTON-A0404 was born on 02 May 1846.
  F vii Hannah ALSTON-A0403 was born on 12 May 1848.
  M viii
Thomas ALSTON-A0402 was born 1 on 11 Mar 1851 in Blackburn, Lancashire. He was christened on 30 Mar 1851 in the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Blackburn, Lancashire.

Thomas was counted in a census 2 on 30 Mar 1851 in Jubilee Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Son under 1 month. He was counted in a census 3 on 08 Apr 1861 in 8, Jubilee Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Son aged 10 years, Cotton Hooker. He was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in 11, Foundry Hill, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Brother aged 19 years, Blacksmith. He was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 29, Oxford Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Lodger (actually Brother in Law), unmarried aged 28 years, Blacksmith.
  F ix Mary Ann ALSTON-A0401 # was born on 13 Jan 1854. She died on 13 Dec 1938.

Isaiah JACKSON [Parents] [scrapbook]-J0315 # was born on 25 Jan 1888 in Blackburn, Lancashire. He died on 06 Jun 1977 in Blackburn, Lancashire from chronic bronchitis. He was buried on 10 Jun 1977 in Pleasington Crematorium, Blackburn, Lancashire. Isaiah married 1 Florence Emma WARD-W0301 # on 14 Apr 1934 in Register Office, Blackburn, Lancashire.

Isaiah was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in 53, Henrietta Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Son, aged 3 years. He was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in 53, Henrietta Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Son, aged 13 years, working as a Cotton Weaver. He was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1911 in 151, Downham Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Son, unmarried aged 23 years, working as a Millwright in a Cotton Mill. When the National Register was compiled on the 29th of September 1939, He was living at 15, Cromwell Terrace, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Married and working as a Fitter and Millwright (Engineering). Date of Birth was recorded as 18 Jan 1888 (Birth Certificate states 25 Jan 1888).

Other marriages:
BURKE, Mary Agnes

Florence Emma WARD [Parents] [scrapbook]-W0301 # was born on 06 Feb 1896 in Middleton, Derbyshire. She died on 25 Dec 1979 in Blackburn, Lancashire. She was buried on 02 Jan 1980 in Pleasington Crematorium, Blackburn, Lancashire. Florence married 1 Isaiah JACKSON-J0315 # on 14 Apr 1934 in Register Office, Blackburn, Lancashire.

Florence was counted in a census 2 on 31 Mar 1901 in 1, Pelham Street, Normanton, Derby, Derbyshire. She was described as Grandchild aged 5 years. She was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1911 in 3, Cross Gilpin Street, Sheffield, West Yorkshire. She was described as Daughter, aged 15 years, working as a Confectionary Hand. When the National Register was compiled on the 29th of September 1939, She was living at 15, Cromwell Terrace, Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as Married and carrying out Unpaid Domestic Duties. Date of Birth was recorded as 06 Feb 1896.

From the 1901 Census and comments in a letter to Florence that I have from her Aunt Mabel (B0425), it appears that Florence was brought up by her Grandparents Richard and Mary Bates.

Mabel, in her letter, says that it can't have been nice being brought up in a pub. Richard was the Landlord of The Black's Head pub in Wirksworth when he died in 1911.

They had the following children.

  M i William WARD-W0204 was born on 24 Jul 1913. He died on 28 Oct 1983 from a Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack).
  M ii John WARD-W0202 was born on 08 Apr 1915. He died on 13 Mar 1984.
  F iii
JACKSON-J0210 was born in 1916/1918. She died in as an infant or stillborn.

It is said that Florence and Isaiah had another child before Olive was born. However, there are variations in the detail - some say that the child was male and stillborn (which wouldn't have been registered at that time), others say that the child was female and died after a few weeks. If anybody has more information please let me know.
  F iv Olive JACKSON-J0208 was born on 09 Oct 1919. She died on 20 Mar 1997.
  F v Grace JACKSON-J0205 # was born on 25 Oct 1923. She died on 15 Jun 1984.
  F vi Florence JACKSON-J0206 was born on 14 Jul 1926. She died on 24 Oct 2016.
  F vii Alice JACKSON-J0209 was born on 24 Mar 1928. She died on 01 Apr 2013.
  F viii Kathleen JACKSON-J0207 was born on 27 Dec 1930. She died on 08 Jun 2004.
  F ix Jean JACKSON-J0222 was born on 16 Apr 1934. She died on 01 Jan 1999.

Isaiah JACKSON [Parents] [scrapbook]-J0315 # was born on 25 Jan 1888 in Blackburn, Lancashire. He died on 06 Jun 1977 in Blackburn, Lancashire from chronic bronchitis. He was buried on 10 Jun 1977 in Pleasington Crematorium, Blackburn, Lancashire. Isaiah married 1 Mary Agnes BURKE-B0306 on 12 Jul 1911 in St Mark's Church, Witton, Blackburn, Lancashire.

Isaiah was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in 53, Henrietta Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Son, aged 3 years. He was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in 53, Henrietta Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Son, aged 13 years, working as a Cotton Weaver. He was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1911 in 151, Downham Street, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Son, unmarried aged 23 years, working as a Millwright in a Cotton Mill. When the National Register was compiled on the 29th of September 1939, He was living at 15, Cromwell Terrace, Blackburn, Lancashire. He was described as Married and working as a Fitter and Millwright (Engineering). Date of Birth was recorded as 18 Jan 1888 (Birth Certificate states 25 Jan 1888).

Other marriages:
WARD, Florence Emma

Mary Agnes BURKE [Parents]-B0306 was born 1 about Aug 1890 in Blackburn, Lancashire. She died 2 on 30 Mar 1934 in Blackburn, Lancashire from asphyxia due to inhaling coal gas (suicide). She was buried on 04 Apr 1934 in Blackburn Cemetery, Lancashire. Mary married 3 Isaiah JACKSON-J0315 # on 12 Jul 1911 in St Mark's Church, Witton, Blackburn, Lancashire.

Mary was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in 27 Cromwell Terrace In Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as the adopted daughter, aged 11, of Margaret Fitzpatrick. She was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1911 in 73 New Park Road In Blackburn, Lancashire. She was described as a Kitchen Maid to a Dressmaker.. She was aged 20 years and unmarried

At the end of March 1934, Mary Agnes was accused of stealing £9 from a man she met in a pub. She claimed that he gave her the money but the fear of going to jail led her to commit suicide by gassing herself. See the attached newspaper extracts for more details.

HOMES:
Celia Moxham (JACKSON - J0203) thinks Mary Agnes was living in Fort Street Blackburn after Isaiah left her.

At the time of her death in 1934, Mary Agnes was living at 124, Wensley St, Blackburn (in the St Pauls Ward). The head of the household was Charles Edward Donelan who was married to Margaret Ellen (a sister of Mary Agnes). Also at the same address were Rachel, Walter and Frank Jackson (J0225, J0226 & J0231) three of Mary Agnes's children. Another couple, John and Mary McNamara also appear in the 1934 Electoral List at this address.

They had the following children.

  F i Rachel JACKSON-J0225 was born on 10 Apr 1912. She died about Aug 1986.
  M ii Walter JACKSON-J0226 was born on 14 May 1913. He died about Jan 1992.
  M iii
William H JACKSON-J0227 was born 1 about Aug 1914 in Blackburn, Lancashire. He died 2 about May 1915 in Blackburn, Lancashire.
  M iv Frank JACKSON-J0231 was born on 20 Feb 1918. He died about May 1981.
  F v Edith JACKSON-J0249 was born on 20 Feb 1918. She died about Feb 1992.

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