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     Thomas was baptized at St. Sepulchre Church in London. That record says the family was living on Turnagain Lane. By 1759 his family was living on Mutton Lane, where his father had opened a shop making and selling turned ebony and cut glass pieces(1) Thomas and his brother John apparently took over the business when Thomas, Sr., died. Clarissa (Stoddart) Gooch, one of his granddaughters, described him as "a fine, tall handsome man and had no stoop [she would have remembered him in his old age] and was also a religious man. In 1825 he thought of marrying a widow lady and took [her] sister Elizabeth to call on her, but his health declined & he changed his mind and in 1826 he died 75 years of age and a bright man."(6) Clarissa also said that shortly before he died, her grandfather woke up from several days of unconsciousness and told her mother that he had seen his deceased wife Mary and a daughter who had died as a child. Mary told him Clarissa's mother would join them in two years, and the prophecy came true. After Mary died Thomas lived with the Stoddarts at 61 Red Lion Street.


from the records of St. James Church, Clerkenwell


children of Thomas and Mary (Protheroe) Jackson:

Sarah, b. 22 November 1771



sources for vital records: His birth is recorded in a family Bible. His baptism and marriage come from London parish registers. The marriage is confirmed in a family Bible. The birth and baptism dates are the same, which is very unusual. The original parish record needs to be checked. His death date and burial place are also in the family Bible.

1. "The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, 1674-1913," oldbaileyonline.org.
6. Letter from Clarissa (Stoddart) Gooch to Robert Keating Smith, March 1889, collection of Patrick Verdier.


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A George III pair of silver oval salts, by Thomas Jackson II, London 1775, ropetwist rims, the sides pierced with slats and "D" shaped motifs above and below, monogrammed reserve, on four ball and claw feet, fitted with blue glass liners, length 7.5cm., weight 2.5oz. Sold for 239 inclusive of Buyer's Premium Bonham's auction database Sale 11302 - Silver & Vertu Knightsbridge, 11:00 11 May 2004