Ancestors of Adam and Emma Jackson


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.

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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?

Frederick Owen RACKHAM [Parents] 1-R0556 was born on 05 Jan 1854 in Bedingham, Norfolk. He was christened on 26 Feb 1854 in St Andrew's Church, Bedingham, Norfolk. He died on 17 Feb 1914 in Aylsham (RD), Norfolk. He was buried in Whitwell, Norfolk. Frederick married Agnes Eliza RAVEN 1-R0576 on 26 Jul 1877 in Woodton, Norfolk.

Frederick was counted in a census on 07 Apr 1861 in Priory, Bedingham, Norfolk. He was described as Farmer's Son, aged 7 years, a Scholar. He was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in Aylsham Road, Booton, Norfolk. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 27 years, working as a Farmer of 170 acres, employing 6 Men and 3 Boys . He was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in 1, Newland Villa, Hackford, Norfolk. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 37 years, occupation is illegible. He was counted in a census on 09 Jun 1900 in 1500, West 15th Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 45 years, working as a Day Labourer. He was counted in a census on 16 Apr 1910 in 3438, Walnut Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was described as Head of family, married, aged 56 years, working as a Watchman in a Factory.

Frederick emigrated to the USA in 1891. His wife and children joined him in 1893.

On the 21 Sep 1912, Frederick, travelling alone, left Liverpool on board the SS Mauretania bound for New York. His final destination was stated as Chicago, Illinois.

Agnes Eliza RAVEN 1-R0576 was born on 07 May 1855 in Shotesham, Norfolk. She was christened on 03 Jun 1855 in St Mary's Church, Shotesham, Norfolk. She died on 04 May 1912 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was buried in Oak Ridge, Glen Oak Cemetery, Cook County, Illinois, USA. Agnes married Frederick Owen RACKHAM 1-R0556 on 26 Jul 1877 in Woodton, Norfolk.

Agnes was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in Aylsham Road, Booton, Norfolk. She was described as Wife aged 25 years. She was counted in a census on 05 Apr 1891 in 1, Newland Villa, Hackford, Norfolk. She was described as Wife aged 35 years. She was counted in a census on 09 Jun 1900 in 1500, West 15th Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was described as Wife aged 44 years. This census also records that she had given birth to 5 children of whom 3 were still living. She was counted in a census on 16 Apr 1910 in 3438, Walnut Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was described as Wife aged 54 years. This census also records that she had given birth to 5 children of whom 3 were still living.

They had the following children.

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Edith Mary RACKHAM 1-R0434 was born 2 about Feb 1878 in Morningthorpe, Norfolk. She was christened on 08 Feb 1878 in the Church of St John the Baptist, Morningthorpe, Norfolk.

Edith was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in Aylsham Road, Booton, Norfolk. She was described as Daughter aged 3 years. She was counted in a census on 05 Jun 1891 in 1, Newland Villa, Hackford, Norfolk. She was described as Daughter aged 13 years, a Scholar. She was counted in a census on 09 Jun 1900 in 1500, West 15th Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was described as Daughter, unmarried, aged 22 years, working as a Clerk.
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Frederick Ernest RACKHAM 1-R0435 was born about Aug 1880 in Booton, Norfolk. He was christened on 24 Oct 1880 in the Church of St Michael the Archangel, Booton, Norfolk.

Frederick was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in Aylsham Road, Booton, Norfolk. He was described as Son aged 8 months. He was counted in a census on 05 Jun 1891 in 1, Newland Villa, Hackford, Norfolk. He was described as Son aged 10 years, a Scholar.
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Agnes May RACKHAM-R0476 was born in May 1883 in Booton, Norfolk. She was baptized on 27 May 1883 in the Church of St Michael the Archangel, Booton, Norfolk.

Agnes was counted in a census on 05 Jun 1891 in 1, Newland Villa, Hackford, Norfolk. She was described as Daughter aged 7 years, a Scholar. She was counted in a census on 09 Jun 1900 in 1500, West 15th Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was described as Daughter, aged 17 years, working as a Book-Keeper. She was counted in a census on 16 Apr 1910 in 3438, Walnut Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was described as Daughter, married, aged 26 years. Married for 5 years, no children.
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Emma Eunice RACKHAM-R0477 was born in Aug 1885 in Booton, Norfolk. She was baptized on 20 Sep 1885 in the Church of St Michael the Archangel, Booton, Norfolk.

Emma was counted in a census on 05 Jun 1891 in 1, Newland Villa, Hackford, Norfolk. She was described as Daughter aged 5 years, a Scholar. She was counted in a census on 09 Jun 1900 in 1500, West 15th Place, Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was described as Daughter aged 14 years. She was counted in a census on 16 Apr 1910 in 3438, Walnut Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA. She was described as Daughter, unmarried, aged 24 years, working as a Stenographer at an Electrical Company..
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Beverley Edward RACKHAM-R0478 was born about Oct 1891 in Hackford, Norfolk. He was baptized on 08 Nov 1891 in St Mary's Church, Hackford, Norfolk. He died in Nov 1891 in Hackford, Norfolk. He was buried on 26 Nov 1891 in St Mary's Church, Hackford, Norfolk.

Simon RACKHAM [Parents] 1-R0743 was born about 1775. He was buried 2 on 25 Nov 1841 in Friston, Suffolk. Simon married Susann.

Simon worked as Butcher and Blacksmith.

Susann died in ?. Susann married Simon RACKHAM-R0743.

They had the following children.

  F i Sarah RACKHAM-R0651 was born about 1807. She was buried on 06 Oct 1877.
  F ii Lucy RACKHAM-R0652 was born about 1809. She was buried on 16 Feb 1892.
  M iii Simon RACKHAM-R0653 was christened on 07 Nov 1814.

Simon RACKHAM [Parents]-R0653 was christened on 07 Nov 1814 in Saxmundham, Suffolk. Simon married Sarah about May 1841 in Witham, Essex.

Simon was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in 64, Park Street, Prittlewell, Essex. He was described as Miller.

Staying with Simon and Sarah at the time of the 1881 census, were Sarah's widowed sister Susan Wren and a niece Anna Rumsey from Bethnal Green in London.

Sarah. Sarah married Simon RACKHAM-R0653 about May 1841 in Witham, Essex.


Thomas DENNY-D0606 was born about 1808. He was buried 1 on 16 Jul 1895 in Kelsale, Suffolk. Thomas married Lucy RACKHAM-R0652 on 16 Aug 1833 in Saxmundham, Suffolk.

Thomas was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in Aldringham, Suffolk. He was described as Master Builder.

Thomas and Lucy had two children.

Lucy RACKHAM [Parents]-R0652 was born about 1809 in Kelsale, Suffolk. She was buried 1 on 16 Feb 1892 in Kelsale, Suffolk. Lucy married Thomas DENNY-D0606 on 16 Aug 1833 in Saxmundham, Suffolk.

Lucy was counted in a census on 03 Apr 1881 in Aldringham, Suffolk. She was described as .


John TAYLOR 1-T0614 was born about 1807 in Middlesex?. He was buried 2 on 22 Apr 1890 in Saxmundham, Suffolk. John married Sarah RACKHAM-R0651 on 31 Jul 1827 in Saxmundham, Suffolk.

In 1881, the widower John Taylor was the Parish Clerk and lived in Church St, Saxmundham with his unmarried daughter Eliza Taylor

Sarah RACKHAM [Parents] 1-R0651 was born about 1807. She was buried 2 on 06 Oct 1877. Sarah married John TAYLOR-T0614 on 31 Jul 1827 in Saxmundham, Suffolk.

They had the following children.

  F i
Eliza TAYLOR 1-T0505.

John MINTER 1-M0705. John married 2 Lois RACKHAM-R0744 on 14 Oct 1797 in Bungay, Suffolk.

Lois RACKHAM [Parents] 1-R0744 was christened on 16 May 1776 in Mettingham, Suffolk. Lois married 2 John MINTER-M0705 on 14 Oct 1797 in Bungay, Suffolk.


John KEABLE-K0701 was born about 1772. He was buried 1 on 25 Nov 1828 in Fressingfield, Suffolk. John married Sarah RACKHAM-R0747.

Sarah RACKHAM [Parents]-R0747 was born about 1782. She was buried 1 on 13 Jan 1845 in Fressingfield, Suffolk. Sarah married John KEABLE-K0701.

They had the following children.

  F i Sophia KEABLE-K0602 was christened on 27 Sep 1807. She was buried on 11 Jan 1883.
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Samuel KEABLE-K0603 was born about 1808. He was buried 1 on 01 Dec 1877 in Stradbroke, Suffolk.

William KEABLE 1-K0604 was born about Feb 1809 in South Elmham St James, Suffolk. He was christened 2 on 26 Feb 1809 in South Elmham Saint James, Suffolk. He died 3 on 17 Apr 1866 in Redenhall, Norfolk. He was buried 4 in Apr 1866 in Metfield, Suffolk. William married 2 Susannah DANBY 1-D0607 on 02 Nov 1843 in South Elmham, Saint Margarets, Suffolk.

William was born in South Elmham but moved to Metfield with his parents, his brother John and sisters' Hannah and Fanny.  He farmed there until 1851 when he moved to Norfolk with his wife Susannah Danby and his children: Sarah and William.
In White's directory of Suffolk, 1844, it states that William is one of the principal farmers in Metfield.  His father is also farming at Metfield.  Metfield is described as a large village, 8 miles SS