I do not collect postcards, but as I am researching my family
history, I am always interested in photos of my ancestors or
properties they either worked in or owned.
Thomas Jackson the Chemist was born 1843 in Walkerfield Co. Durham.
His father was a farmer, and his mother was Elizabeth (nee) Kipling.
(I have a huge kipling database in my tree) Thomas was one of seven
children being the second eldest. six boys and one girl. As far as I
know all boys were farmers except Thomas. I have no Idea why he
should have chosen a career as a chemist or how he became to be in
St. Helena. I think he must of arrived on the Island around 1865.
Here are some notes I have :
Thomas Jackson, chemist, (no age given, just `Full') married a widow,
Mary Ann Stewart on 14 July 1868, in the Baptist Church.
Thomas Kipling Jackson, born 14 February 1869 is registered to Thomas
Jackson & Mary Ann Ackely, his wife.
Mary Ann Ackely, 19 years, married John Statham Stewart 9 November
1858, in the Baptist Church. One child is registered to them - Robert
Galbraith Stewart born 6 August 1859
John S Stewart died 17 August 1865, aged 30 years.
There are no other child registered to either Mary & John Stewart but
there are two infants registered as M.R. Jackson and E.E. Jackson,
but both died in infancy. around 1869 - 1870 to Mary & Thomas Jackson.
However, Mary Ann Jackson died 5 January 1887 and Thomas Jackson,
widower, married Emily L. Warren 11 December 1911. Thomas's age at
death in the death register states 75 years. There is a snippet in
the St Helena Guardian concerning his death, he being an Englishman
resident here for the past 50 years. An obituary is in the St Helena
Diocesan Magazine 1917-1922. In this they say he died at the good old
age of 78 years. Thomas died 9th April 1918 in Jamestown, and is
buried in the Churchyard. I have some photos of his shop, (then and
now) along with his headstone. His only son Thomas Kipling Jackson
came to London around 1890 and ran a chemist shop in the Kings Road
Chelsea. I dont know when he died, but he was described as "deceased"
on my nans wedding certificate in 1922, so he was less than 55 when
he died. I am not sure where he died either.
I managed to obtain a copy of Emily Jackson's book on St. Helena,
hoping there would be some photos or mention of either Thomas, but
sadly no mention.
I tried your website but there seems to be a problem with the address.
Any more info you have would be more than welcome.
Jeff in Poole Dorset.
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, "Sthelena Postcards"
> Glad to hear from you I have spend the last three years plus
trying to find out, As one of the most prolific postcard publishers
on St.Helena and Emily being a teacher at school and of the lace as
well as writing a wonderful book .
> ans she found time to orgsnize the display of boer war prisoners
> Yes Jeff any photographaphs and information would be wonderful.
> 1.Was he born on St.Helena ?
> 2. Who was his first wife and do you know about the children as a
great grandson I guess you must
> You can find me on St.Helena Postcards @...
> I have a large collection of postcards Do You have any ?
> Looking forward to your reply
> Kind Regards