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Henry Jackson - Hull, Yorkshire

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shirtylady Report 16 Jul 2013 20:13

I am trying to find out a little more about William Henry Jackson (Called Henry Jackson). He died circa 1898 in Kingston upon Hull, and I believe he had an unfortunate end. This could have been the subject of a Newspaper story, so I would be grateful if someone could let me know what the most read newspaper would have been at that time. I think the death was the subject of an Inquest, but up to now I have not been able to find any records available.

Has anyone got any ideas.



MarieCeleste Report 16 Jul 2013 20:20

Pam, I'd be happy to do a look up in the on-line newspaper archives but it's such a common name it would help if we could narrow it down first.

Have you pinpointed a death on FreeBMD so we can narrow the timeframe? How old would he have been? What were the names of any family members? What was his occupation?

Do you have any further info about how his end was unfortunate?


MarieCeleste Report 16 Jul 2013 20:31

In 1897 a William Henry Jackson, a plumber was buried (no cause of death)

In July 1899 a Henry Jackson choked to death on a bit of food (no details about him)

In April 1899 a Henry Jackson, age 70, of Elms Farm shot himself. (Loads of articles on that one)

These were in the Hull area.

If any of these are likely then I could send copies of the articles.


Catherine Report 16 Jul 2013 21:18

Possible death?

England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915 about William Henry Atkinson
Name: William Henry Atkinson
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1857
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1899
Age at Death: 42
Registration District: Hull
Inferred County: Yorkshire East Riding
Volume: 9d
Page: 212


MarieCeleste Report 16 Jul 2013 21:20

... but the surname is Jackson?


Catherine Report 16 Jul 2013 21:25

Oops, so it is, got mixed up with another post from earlier. :-S


MarieCeleste Report 16 Jul 2013 21:27

I know which one you mean Catherine!


Catherine Report 16 Jul 2013 21:32

Search for
Type: Deaths Surname: jackson First name(s): william henry
Start date: Mar 1896 End date: Dec 1900 District: Hull

Only one coming up that I can see?:-

Name: William Henry Jackson
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1897
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1897
Age at Death: 0
Registration District: Hull
Inferred County: Yorkshire East Riding
Volume: 9d
Page: 239


Cynthia Report 17 Jul 2013 14:03

As Pam is a fairly new poster, I will send a friendly message on how to return to her thread. :-)


shirtylady Report 17 Jul 2013 18:54

Thanks you so much everybody for all your help.

I do have the death certificate for a Henry Jackson, age 43 (which would fit in with his birth in 1856). His occupation is shown as Railway Checker, although on the 1891 census, he is shown as Clerk CC. There is nothing else which helps shown on the certificate only that there was an Inquest held 24th and 25th July 1899.

I have had problems tracking this William Henry down. I know he died between 1897 and 1901, as his wife remarried in 1901 as a widow and he had fathered a son born in 1898. There were also two or three Williams in the immediate family. He was also referred to as Harry.

His wife's name was Elizabeth (I am also having difficulties tracing a marriage for her and William/Henry). There was also an older son called Frederick.

I thought maybe if there had been an inquest, details would have been reported in the local newspapers which would have confirmed whether I had the right person.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks again



MarieCeleste Report 17 Jul 2013 23:40

Hello Pam, I'm afraid those mentions from the newspaper archives I posted above were the only results that came up.


MarieCeleste Report 17 Jul 2013 23:46

Is this the 1891 for the chap you're researching?

JACKSON, Harry Head Married M 35 1856 Clerk York
JACKSON, Elizabeth Wife Married F 27 1864 Swinton, Yorkshire
JACKSON, Frederick Son M 1 1890 Hull, Yorkshire
JACKSON, William Father Widower M 62 1829 Railway Foreman York, Yorkshire
JACKSON, James Brother Single M 9 1882 Hull, Yorkshire
SMITH, Maud Adopted Daughter F 7 1884 Hull, Yorkshire

Piece: 3918 Folio: 13 Page: 20
Registration District: Sculcoates
Civil Parish: Newington
Municipal Borough: Kingston upon Hull

Address: 1, Edwards Terrace, Massey Street, Newington, Kingston Upon Hull
County: Yorkshire (East Riding)

There is a railway connection with his father, I see.

Do you know Elizabeth's maiden name in order to find their marriage (if they did ever legally tie the knot)?

Wondering if Maud is her daughter from a previous relationship?


HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 18 Jul 2013 07:33

Working on MC's thoughts...

There is this set of marriages

Marriages Mar 1882 (>99%)
Jackson William Henry Sheffield 9c 369 Scan available - click to view
SHINGFIELD James Sheffield 9c 369 Scan available - click to view
SMITH Elizabeth Sheffield 9c 369 Scan available - click to view
Watts Maria Sheffield 9c 369 Scan available - click to view

Area's a bit out.....

But it is SO common a name!...a search of William Henry Jackson in Yorkshire in 1891 brings up 98 results (and that's without "him" as Harry!


shirtylady Report 18 Jul 2013 10:56

Thanks again for your suggestions.

William Henry's wife was Elizabeth Ingram. I have traced the family on the 1881 census but Elizabeth is missing. She could have been living with another member of the family or she could be married . Her age is a mystery, this fluctuates. She died in 1938 (age 68) which doesn't tie up with a the age on the 1891 census or when she married again in 1901 (age showing 34).

Again, if there was an inquest, as mentioned before, there should be details of this either in the Hull archives or in the Newspapers.

I understand that Inquest records were not always archived so without this, I am not able to confirm whether I have the right person.

As far as I know all the records I have are correct in every other respect. Census records and the certificates I have confirm these.

It is a possibility that William Henry and Elizabeth never married, but I am informed by a member of the family, who Elizabeth married into in 1901, were quite a religious family and would not have agreed to the marriage if Elizabeth had not been officially widowed.

However, I will keep on delving. This is what makes family history so absorbing.

Thanks again. In the meantime if you can suggest any other ways I might clarify things, please let me know.



shirtylady Report 18 Jul 2013 10:58

I forgot to mention that the 1891 census record shown by MarieCeleste is the correct family.


safc Report 18 Jul 2013 11:16


Yorkshire Marriage indexes for the years: 1886
Surname Forename(s) Surname Forename(s) Church / Register Office Registers At Reference
JACKSON Henry BRIGHAM Elizabeth B Holy Trinity Hull HD/34/157


HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 18 Jul 2013 11:20

yes SAFC I saw that marriage and wondered :-)


safc Report 18 Jul 2013 12:36

Name: Henry Jackson
Birth Date: 1865
Age: 21
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Brooksbank Brigham
Spouse's Birth Date: 1865
Spouse's Birthplace:
Spouse's Age: 21
Event Date: 22 May 1886
Event Place: Hull, York, England
Father's Name: John Jackson
Mother's Name:
Spouse's Father's Name: Joseph Smith Brigham
Spouse's Mother's Name:
Marital Status: Single
Previous Wife's Name:
Spouse's Race:
Spouse's Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Previous Husband's Name:
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M01478-7
System Origin: England-EASy
GS Film number: 1657074
Reference ID: v3, p79, cn157


shirtylady Report 27 Jul 2013 15:01

Thanks Safc for this suggestion. The Spouse's name was definitely Ingram as I have other documentation which confirms this. William was also born in 1856 which is also confirmed. I guess Electoral Rolls are the next step. Will have to organise a trip to Yorkshire.

Again thanks everybody for your help.