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John Jacob (1795-1882)

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Birth 1795 • Dorchester, Dorset, England1Church of England, ‘Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, ...continue 39Michael Russell, ‘Dorchester Baptisms Holy Trinity Church 1771 – 1812’, Dorset ...continue 2’1851 England Census’, digital image, Household of John Jacobs, Radipole, Sarum, ...continue 3Church of England, ‘Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010’, ...continue
Baptised 5 Jun 1795 • Dorchester, Dorset, England4Church of England, ‘Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, ...continue 5Michael Russell, ‘Dorchester Baptisms Holy Trinity Church 1771 – 1812’, Dorset ...continue
Death 8 Sep 1882 • Radipole, Dorset, England6Principal Probate Registry, “England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills ...continue
Buried 15 Sep 1882 • Fordington, Dorset, England7Church of England, ‘Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010’, ...continue


Biography
 
John was the son of John Summers Jacob (1754-1837) and Amey Pitfield (1763-1850). He was baptised on 5 June 1795 at Holy Trinity.8Church of England, ‘Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, ...continue 9Michael Russell, ‘Dorchester Baptisms Holy Trinity Church 1771 – 1812’, Dorset ...continue His baptism probably occurred within weeks or months of his birth in Dorchester.10Church of England, ‘Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, ...continue 11Michael Russell, ‘Dorchester Baptisms Holy Trinity Church 1771 – 1812’, Dorset ...continue 12’1851 England Census’, digital image, Household of John Jacobs, Radipole, Sarum, ...continue 13Church of England, ‘Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010’, ...continue
 
John was a Gentleman and Banker’s Clerk who rose to the position of Branch Manager.14”1841 England Census”, digital image, John Jacob, Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England; Class: ...continue 15’1851 England Census’, digital image, Household of John Jacobs, Radipole, Sarum, ...continue 16’1871 England Census’, digital image, Household of John Jacob, Radipole, Weymouth and ...continue He was also in possession of property in his own right and entitled to vote.17”Dorset, England, Jury Lists, 1825-1921”, John Jacob, Gent., House Assessment, 31 August 1833; ...continue Furthermore, he inherited property in Dorchester and Fordington in 1837 on the death of his father. John was a major beneficiary and Executor of his father’s will.18Church of England, ‘England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, ...continue His father’s estate was willed in such a way as to remain within the family unit. In his later years he was the Executor to his sister Eliza, Maryand Amy’s wills and, as they died childless, it is highly likely he inherited a portion (if not all) of their estates.19Principal Probate Registry, “England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills ...continue 20Principal Probate Registry, “England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills ...continue 21Principal Probate Registry, “England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills ...continue
 
On 17 October 1854 it was decided at the Quarter Sessions that land would be compulsorily acquired for the improvement of the Dorchester County Gaol and House of Correction. In the Easter Sessions of 1855 it was ordered that the County pay John the sum of £300 for the acquisition of a house, premises and land.22”Dorset, England, Quarter Sessions Order Books, 1625-1905”, Special Order for Payment of ...continue
 
While John inherited property in Dorchester and neighbouring Fordington, he resided in Weymouth and its surrounds. In the 1830s (prior to his father’s death) he owned Rodwell Cottage in Wyke Regis .23”Dorset, England, Jury Lists, 1825-1921”, John Jacob, Gent., House Assessment, 31 August 1833; ...continue In 1841 John was recorded on the census living alone on South Parade Melcombe Regis.24”1841 England Census”, digital image, John Jacob, Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England; Class: ...continue By 1851 he owned a leasehold property on Wellington Terrace in Radipole.25’1851 England Census’, digital image, Household of John Jacobs, Radipole, Sarum, ...continue 26”Dorset, England, Jury Lists, 1825-1921”, John Jacob, Banker’s Clerk, Leasehold, 27 ...continue It was in this property that he probably died.27Principal Probate Registry, “England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills ...continue
 
John was a bachelor but he was not at a loss for company. His domestic life was teeming with an assortment of female relations. His sister, Mary, was probably running his household until the time of her marriage in 1835.28Anon., “Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries”, Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 26 ...continue From 1835 until the death of his mother in 1850 John may have been living alone. His sisters were married except for Eliza who was living with their mother and his nieces were either deceased or very young.29”1841 England Census”, digital image, Eliza Jacob, Holy Trinity, Dorchester, Dorset, England; ...continue 30”1841 England Census”, digital image, John Jacob, Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England; Class: ...continue By the time the census was taken in 1851 John’s household had increased dramatically. Two of his sisters had been widowed (Amy and Mary) and his mother had died. His sister Eliza and his niece Mary Janet had been living with his mother and they too moved in. They had a live-in servant, Jane Abbot, who stayed with the family for over a decade.31’1851 England Census’, digital image, Household of John Jacobs, Radipole, Sarum, ...continue By 1861 Eliza had died and Mary Janet had moved in with her brother, James Poynter (1825-1884), leaving John, Amy and Mary in residence.32’1861 England Census’, digital image, Household of John Jacob, Radipole, Dorset, ...continue By 1871, Amy and Mary were still in residence. Their niece, Eleanor Poynter Osbaldiston Bicknell (1820-1872) had been widowed twice and joined the household until her death the following year.33’1871 England Census’, digital image, Household of John Jacob, Radipole, Weymouth and ...continue Amy died in 1877 and Mary in 1878. Mary Janet returned to the household by 1881 with her niece (John’s great-niece) Anne Eleanor Poynter (1862-1945). At the time of the 1881 census John’s second cousin, Rebecca Crofts Davis (c.1810-1887) was visiting.34”1881 England Census”, digital image, Household of John Jacob, Radipole, Weymouth and Melcombe ...continue
 
John died 8 September 1882 at the age of 87 at his home in Radipole.35Principal Probate Registry, “England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills ...continue He was interred a week later on 15 September 1882 at Fordington.36Church of England, ‘Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010’, ...continue On 24 January 1883 his will was proved at Blandford by his niece Mary Janet and Edward William Cross the executors. Edward was a Banker’s Clerk of Weymouth and may have been a former colleague.37Principal Probate Registry, “England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills ...continue John’s estate at the time of his death was valued at £7471 3s 8d.
 
To be continued…38This is a work in progress. Citations and family links are being batch-added to profiles.


External links
 
John Jacob at FamilySearch40The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ‘John Jacob’, FamilySearch, n.d., ...continue


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1, 4, 8, 10. Church of England, ‘Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812’, Baptism of John Jacob, 5 June 1795, Holy Trinity, Dorchester, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/DO(HT):RE1/4, p. 50, line 4, https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/2243/, accessed 10 May 2020.
2, 12, 15, 25, 31. ’1851 England Census’, digital image, Household of John Jacobs, Radipole, Sarum, Dorset, England; Class: HO107, Piece: 1857, Folio: 127, Page: 9, GSU roll: 221004, Lines: 4-9; Public Record Office, London, England, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/8860/, accessed 23 January 2019.
3, 7, 13, 36. Church of England, ‘Dorset, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-2010’, Burial of John Jacob, 15 September 1882, Fordington, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/FOR(SG):RE4/3, p. 119, No. 950, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2242, accessed 10 May 2020.
5, 9, 11, 39. Michael Russell, ‘Dorchester Baptisms Holy Trinity Church 1771 – 1812’, Dorset Online Parish Clerks, September 2010, updated April 2020, https://www.opcdorset.org/fordingtondorset/Files2/HolyTrinityBaptisms1771.html, accessed 10 May 2020.
6, 27, 35, 37. Principal Probate Registry, “England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995”, Will of John Jacob was proved by Mary Janet Poynter and Edward William Cross, 24 January 1883, at Blandford; digital image, Ancestry.com; Principal Probate Registry, London, England; p. 53, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1904, accessed 10 May 2020.
14, 24, 30. ”1841 England Census”, digital image, John Jacob, Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England; Class: HO107, Piece: 295, Book: 16, Enumeration District: 5, Folio: 45, Page: 32, Line: 13, GSU roll: 241344; Public Record Office, London, England, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/8978/, accessed 18 May 2020.
16, 33. ’1871 England Census’, digital image, Household of John Jacob, Radipole, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England; Class: RG10, Piece: 1999, Folio: 54, Page: 10, GSU roll: 831751, Lines: 6-10; Public Record Office, London, England, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/7619/, accessed 10 May 2020.
17, 23. ”Dorset, England, Jury Lists, 1825-1921”, John Jacob, Gent., House Assessment, 31 August 1833; Wyke-Regis, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference Number: Qsj/s/141-168, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/2217/, accessed 18 May 2020.
18. Church of England, ‘England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858’, Will of John Summers otherwise John Somers Jacob, 2 February 1837, Prerogative Court of Canterbury; digital image, Ancestry; The National Archives, Kew, England; Class: PROB 11, Piece: 1886, https://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/collections/5111/, accessed 10 June 2020.
19. Principal Probate Registry, “England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995”, Will of Eliza Jacob was proved by John Jacob, 30 March 1858, at the Principal Registry; digital image, Ancestry.com; Principal Probate Registry, London, England; p. 41, no. 5, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1904, accessed 9 May 2020.
20. Principal Probate Registry, “England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995”, Will of Amy Loveless was proved by John Jacob, 16 July 1877, at Blandford; digital image, Ancestry.com; Principal Probate Registry, London, England; p. 554, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1904, accessed 18 May 2020.
21. Principal Probate Registry, “England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995”, Will of Mary Curtis was proved by John Jacob, 2 March 1878, at Blandford; digital image, Ancestry.com; Principal Probate Registry, London, England; p. 443, no. 3, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=1904, accessed 15 May 2020.
22. ”Dorset, England, Quarter Sessions Order Books, 1625-1905”, Special Order for Payment of Purchase Money to Mr Jno Jacob for Premises near the Gaol, Easter Sessions 1855; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference Number: QSM 1/19, p. 213, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/2448/, accessed 18 May 2020.
26. ”Dorset, England, Jury Lists, 1825-1921”, John Jacob, Banker’s Clerk, Leasehold, 27 September 1851; PLACE, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference Number: Qsj/5/1852/01-66, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/2217/, accessed 18 May 2020.
28. Anon., “Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries”, Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 26 January 1835, p. 4, c. 4, https://link-gale-com.ezproxy.sl.nsw.gov.au/apps/doc/EN3219069202/BNCN?u=slnsw_public&sid=BNCN&xid=63b74ec1, accessed 18 May 2020.
29. ”1841 England Census”, digital image, Eliza Jacob, Holy Trinity, Dorchester, Dorset, England; Class: HO107, Piece: 294, Book: 6, Enumeration District: 2, Folio: 7, Page: 10, Line: 7, GSU roll: 241343; Public Record Office, London, England, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/8978/, accessed 23 January 2019.
32. ’1861 England Census’, digital image, Household of John Jacob, Radipole, Dorset, England; Class: RG 9, Piece: 1348, Folio: 53, Page: 19, GSU roll: 542799, Lines: 9-12; Public Record Office, London, England, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/8767/, accessed 23 January 2019.
34. ”1881 England Census”, digital image, Household of John Jacob, Radipole, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, Dorset, England; Class: RG11, Piece: 2103, Folio: 69, Page: 15, GSU roll: 1341507, Lines: 6-10; Public Record Office, London, England, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/7572/, accessed 10 May 2020.
38. This is a work in progress. Citations and family links are being batch-added to profiles.
40. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ‘John Jacob’, FamilySearch, n.d., updated 15 May 2020, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/G7XN-89C, accessed 15 May 2020.