Ancestors of Adam and Emma Jackson


John Connell MILES-M0608 died in ?. John married Caroline RACKHAM-R0646.

Caroline RACKHAM [Parents] 1-R0646 was christened on 04 Feb 1810 in Withersdale, Suffolk. Caroline married John Connell MILES-M0608.


Francis EBBAGE 1-E0604. Francis married 2 Hannah RACKHAM-R0647 on 12 Feb 1833 in Alburgh, Norfolk.

Francis worked as Carpenter in Feb 1833 in Bungay, Suffolk.

Hannah RACKHAM [Parents] 1-R0647 was christened on 28 Jul 1811 in Withersdale, Suffolk. Hannah married 2 Francis EBBAGE-E0604 on 12 Feb 1833 in Alburgh, Norfolk.


George RACKHAM [Parents] 1-R0649 was christened on 19 Jun 1814 in Withersdale, Suffolk. He died 2 on 03 Nov 1886 in Bedingham, Norfolk. George married Eunice PAYNE-P0602 on 17 Oct 1834 in Redenhall, Norfolk.

George worked as Farmer of 450 acres in Oct 1834 in Bedingham, Norfolk. He was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Near the Great Green, Bedingham, Loddon, Norfolk. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 38 years, working as a Farmer of 180 acres of ploughed land, 40 acres of pasture and employing 10 Agricultural Labourers. He was counted in a census on 07 Apr 1861 in Priory, Bedingham, Norfolk. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 49 years, working as a Farmer of 440 acres, employing 13 labourers and 3 boys. He was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in Priory, Bedingham, Norfolk. He was described as Head of family, a Widower, aged 66 years, working as a Farmer of 450 acres, employing 12 men, 6 boys and 3 women.

Eunice PAYNE 1-P0602 was born about 1813 in London, Middlesex. She died 2 on 12 Jul 1867 in Bedingham Priory, Loddon, Norfolk. She was buried 3 on 12 Jul 1867 in Bedingham, Norfolk. Eunice married George RACKHAM-R0649 on 17 Oct 1834 in Redenhall, Norfolk.

Eunice was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Near the Great Green, Bedingham, Loddon, Norfolk. She was described as Wife aged 40 years. She was counted in a census on 07 Apr 1861 in Priory, Bedingham, Norfolk. She was described as Farmer's Wife aged 51 years.

They had the following children.

  F i
Elizabeth RACKHAM 1-R0550 was born about Dec 1835 in Denton, Norfolk. She was christened 2 on 20 Dec 1835 in Saint Mary, Denton, Norfolk.

Elizabeth was counted in a census on 07 Apr 1861 in Priory, Bedingham, Norfolk. She was described as Farmer's Daughter, unmarried, aged 25 years.

In 1851, Elizabeth was a scholar at a school in Norwich
  F ii
Mary Ann RACKHAM 1-R0551 was born about Mar 1837 in Denton, Norfolk. She was christened 2 on 12 Mar 1837 in Saint Mary, Denton, Norfolk.

Mary was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Near the Great Green, Bedingham, Loddon, Norfolk. She was described as Daughter aged 14 years. She was counted in a census on 07 Apr 1861 in Priory, Bedingham, Norfolk. She was described as Farmer's Daughter, unmarried, aged 24 years.
  F iii
Harriett RACKHAM 1-R0553 was born about Sep 1838 in Denton, Norfolk. She was christened 2 on 02 Sep 1838 in Saint Mary, Denton, Norfolk.

In 1851, Harriet was a scholar at a school in Norwich
  M iv George RACKHAM-R0552 was born about Apr 1840. He died after 1891.
  M v Edward RACKHAM-R0554 was born about Nov 1841. He died about May 1873.
  M vi Charles RACKHAM-R0555 was born about Nov 1843. He died in Jun 1902.
  F vii Emma RACKHAM-R0567 was born about May 1846.
  M viii Frederick Owen RACKHAM-R0556 was born on 05 Jan 1854. He died on 17 Feb 1914.

Austin SIMMONS-S0608 was born 1 about 1823 in Wortwell, Norfolk. He died in ?. Austin married Emma RACKHAM-R0650.

Austin was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Street, Needham, Norfolk. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 28 years, working as a Farmer of 180 acres, employing 3 labourers and 1 boy.

In 1851, Austin was farming 130 acres in Needham, Depwade, Norfolk, and was employing 3 labourers and 1 boy.

Emma RACKHAM [Parents] 1-R0650 was born 2 on 18 May 1817 in Withersdale, Suffolk. Emma married Austin SIMMONS-S0608.

Emma was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Street, Needham, Norfolk. She was described as Wife aged 32 years.


George RACKHAM [Parents] 1-R0552 was born about Apr 1840 in Denton, Norfolk. He was christened 2 on 05 Apr 1840 in Saint Mary, Denton, Norfolk. He died after 1891. George married 3 Eliza RACKHAM-R0539 on 04 Oct 1864 in Flixton, Suffolk.

George was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Near the Great Green, Bedingham, Loddon, Norfolk. He was described as Son aged 11 years, a Scholar. He was counted in a census on 07 Apr 1861 in Priory, Bedingham, Norfolk. He was described as Farmer's Son, unmarried, aged 21 years. He worked as Farmer and Cattle Dealer in Oct 1864 in Boyland Hall Road, Fritton, Norfolk.

At the time of the 1881 Census, George was in London at the "Black Bull" Cattle Market and Eliza was looking after the farm. Stayng on the farm were two nephews, Hubert and Alfred Palfry (P0403 and P0404) aged 9 and 5 years respectively.

By 1891, George and Eliza had moved to Beccles. George was still a Cattle Dealer. Staying with them at this time was James Rackham

Eliza RACKHAM [Parents] 1-R0539 was born about Jan 1838 in Denton, Norfolk. She was christened 2 on 14 Jan 1838 in Saint Mary, Denton, Norfolk. Eliza married 3 George RACKHAM-R0552 on 04 Oct 1864 in Flixton, Suffolk.

Eliza was counted in a census on 07 Apr 1861 in Wood House, Flixton, Suffolk. She was described as Daughter, unmarried aged 23 years, helping with housekeeping.

They had the following children.

  M i
Frederick RACKHAM-R0430 was born about 1866 in Fritton, Norfolk.

Edward RACKHAM [Parents] 1-R0554 was born about Nov 1841 in Denton, Norfolk. He was christened 2 on 07 Nov 1841 in Saint Mary, Denton, Norfolk. He died 3 about May 1873 in Loddon Reg. Dist., Norfolk. Edward married 4, 5 Sarah KEABLE-K0502 on 29 Oct 1870 in Redenhall with Harleston, Norfolk.

Edward was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Near the Great Green, Bedingham, Loddon, Norfolk. He was described as Son aged 10 years, a Scholar. He was counted in a census on 07 Apr 1861 in Priory, Bedingham, Norfolk. He was described as Farmer's Son, aged 19 years.

Sarah KEABLE [Parents] 1-K0502 was born about Jul 1848 in Metfield, Suffolk. She was christened 2 on 23 Jul 1848 in Metfield, Suffolk. Sarah married 3, 4 Edward RACKHAM-R0554 on 29 Oct 1870 in Redenhall with Harleston, Norfolk.

Sarah was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 1 Clifton Villa, Dereham Road, Norwich, Norfolk. She was described as Head of family, a Widow, aged 33 years, a Retired Farmer.

In 1881, Sarah was described as a Retired Farmer and was living at
1, Clifton Villa
Dereham Road
Heigham, Norfolk

Her mother, Susannah Keable, also a retired farmer,and her son George were also residing there.

Marriage Notes:

The marriage announcement was also in the Ipswich Journal, which stated:
By the ven. archdeacon Ormerod, Edward, second son of George Rackham, of Bedingham Priory, to Sarah, only daughter of the late Mr. William Keable of Redenhall, in Norfolk.

They had the following children.

  M i George William RACKHAM-R0432 was born about 1871.

George William RACKHAM [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-R0432 was born about 1871 in Pulham Saint Mary, Norfolk. George married 2 Jane Emma MUTIMER-M0405 on 07 Jul 1898 in Swainsthorpe, Norfolk.

George was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 1 Clifton Villa, Dereham Road, Norwich, Norfolk. He was described as Son aged 9 years, a Scholar.

George W Rackham of Stanfield Hall appears in the Telephone Directory for the years 1923-1946

Jane Emma MUTIMER [scrapbook] 1-M0405 was born about 1875 in Newton Flotman, Norfolk. Jane married 2 George William RACKHAM-R0432 on 07 Jul 1898 in Swainsthorpe, Norfolk.

Jane Emma was the daughter of the farmer John Henry Mutimer and Mary Jane (nee Carpenter)

They had the following children.

  M i
George RACKHAM-R0333 was born 1 about 1900.
  M ii Philip RACKHAM-R0323.
  F iii Ida RACKHAM-R0324 was born about Aug 1907.
  F iv Joy RACKHAM-R0325.
  M v Hugh RACKHAM-R0326 was born about 1913. He died in 2002.

Donald STEWARD-S0317.

Ida RACKHAM [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-R0324 was born 2 about Aug 1907 in Henstead RD, Suffolk. Ida married Donald STEWARD-S0317 on 29 Nov 1934 in Wymondham, Norfolk.

In 1934, Ida was living at Stanfield Hall, Hethersett, Norfolk


Hugh RACKHAM [Parents] 1-R0326 was born about 1913. He died in 2002. Hugh married Mary.

Hugh and Mary had three children

Mary died in ?. Mary married Hugh RACKHAM-R0326.


Charles RACKHAM [Parents] 1-R0555 was born about Nov 1843 in Denton, Norfolk. He was christened 2 on 03 Dec 1843 in Saint Mary, Denton, Norfolk. He died in Jun 1902 in Ormesby St Margaret, Norfolk. He was buried on 19 Jun 1902 in Ormesby St Margaret, Norfolk. Charles married Harriet Ann BETTS-B05ER on 27 Nov 1872 in Scottow, Norfolk.

Charles was counted in a census on 30 Mar 1851 in Near the Great Green, Bedingham, Loddon, Norfolk. He was described as Son aged 8 years, a Scholar. He was counted in a census on 07 Apr 1861 in Priory, Bedingham, Norfolk. He was described as Farmer's Son, aged 17 years. He was counted in a census on 02 Apr 1871 in Church Road, Wacton, Norfolk. He was described as Head, unmarried, aged 27 years and working as a Farmer of 160 acres, employing 7 labourers and 3 boys. He was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in Bodham, Norfolk. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 37 years, working as a Farmer of 250 acres, employing 8 men and 3 boys . He was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in Haddiscoe Road, Burgh St Peter, Norfolk. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 47 years, working as a Farmer. He was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in Lock Villa, Martham Road, Ormesby St Margaret, Norfolk. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 57 years and a Retired Farmer.

Other marriages:
BIRD, Emma

Charles's Wife Harriet, was not with him when the 1881 census was taken. This was perhaps the first indication that they had separated. When the 1891 census was taken, Charles is living with another woman called Emma (Emma Bird), who is recorded as his wife and has had two children with him. However, they were not married.

It is curious that when Harriet dies in Jan 1901, she is described in the Probate Index as the wife of Charles Rackham and her estate of £142 passes to Charles. Within weeks of Harriet's death, Charles and Emma marry in Great Yarmouth.

Harriet Ann BETTS-B05ER was born about Oct 1848 in Scottow, Norfolk. She was baptized on 01 Nov 1848 in All Saints Church, Scottow, Norfolk. She died on 16 Jan 1901 in Heigham Hall, Heigham, Norfolk. Harriet married Charles RACKHAM-R0555 on 27 Nov 1872 in Scottow, Norfolk.

They had the following children.

  M i
Charles Edward RACKHAM [scrapbook]-R0433 was born 1 about Feb 1878 in Wacton, Norfolk. He was christened on 06 Jul 1879 in All Saints Church, Wacton, Norfolk. He died in Apr 1945 in Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand from killed in WW1. He was buried on 26 Apr 1945 in Purewa Cemetery, Aucland, New Zealand.

Charles was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in Bodham, Norfolk. He was described as Son aged 3 years. He was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in Earsham Street, Wngford, Suffolk. He was described as Boarder aged 13 years and a Scholar at Wangford Grammar School. He was counted in a census on 31 Mar 1901 in 117, Methuen Terrace, Gorleston, Norfolk. He was described as Boarder, unmarried, aged 23 years, working as an Insurance Agent.

It is curious that his baptism records his mother's name as Mary not Harriet.

For a time it was thought that this Charles Edward Rackham became a Sergeant in the Army Service Corps (M.T.) and drowned at sea off Egypt on the 29 May 1918. However, the age on his Army Attestation Form, in January 1915, was stated as 40yr 5mth, which would put his date of birth around Aug 1874. He also gave his place of birth as Old Catton in Norwich. There is a Charles Edward Rackham baptised in Catton on the 24 Oct 1870, which would put him even older (he may have knocked a few years off his age in order to join up).

A better match was a Charles Edward Rackham who emigrated to New Zealand in 1902 at the age of 24. He did travel to Canada in 1897 but must have returned to England, as he appears back in Norfolk in the 1901 Census. He became a Farmer, initially in Hawke's Bay and then Tauranga, Bay of Plenty.

Charles emigrated about a year after his mother died and a couple of months before his father died. Was he estranged from his father because of the circumstances surrounding the second wife Emma?

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