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  • ID: I186
  • Name: Thomas JACKSON
  • Given Name: Thomas
  • Surname: Jackson
  • Suffix: Sir 1 2 3 4
  • Name: Thomas JACKSON
  • Given Name: Thomas
  • Surname: Jackson 5
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 4 Jun 1841 in Aughavilla, Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim 6 7
  • Christening: First Newtownhamilton Church
  • Death: 21 Dec 1915 in Bank Of Hong Kong, 9 Gracechurch Street, London 8
  • Burial: 24 Dec 1915 Stansted, Essex, England
  • Reference Number: 04991
  • Baptism: First Newtonhamilton Presbyterian Church
  • Event: Birth 4 Jun 1841 9 10 5
  • Event: Death 21 Dec 1915 London, England 11 12 13 14 5
  • Event: Burial 24 Dec 1915 Stansted, Essex, England 15 16 5
  • Event: Deed
  • Note:
    ROD 1906 52 24. 1906 Jan 15
    NOTE: He conducted this transaction while at HSBC on 31 Lom bard St.

    Sir Thomas JACKSON of Urker & John NESBITT of Ednafirkin, f amer… granted 31 acres 25 perches of Ednaferkin to NESBIT T formerly held in fee form … rent 23 pounds 4 shilling s & ip but recently purchased from the landlord under Lan d Purchase Acts subject to an annuity of 15 pounds 19s 9p.
    Sealed by Sir Thomas Jackson baronet witnessed by John WEAV ER & Edward J. STEVENS both clerks to Messrs STEVENSON HARW OOD & Co., of 31 Lombard St., London.
  • _UID: 673BA58465F2424986A96FDA6337755286FE
  • Change Date: 25 Aug 2017 at 14:04
  • Note:
    Sir Thomas Jackson was chief manager of the Hong Kong and S hanghaiBank and the first elected representative of the Cha mber of Commerce in the Legislative Council, Hong Kong. H e was knighted 8 July 1899 andcreated a Baronet 4 August 19 02.

    An ad for the Hong Kong Bank of Canada in the Vancouver Su n in the1980's shows that Sir Thomas Jackson was CEO 1876-1 886, 1887-1889,1890-1891, 1893-1902.

    From his obituary, the following facts:
    Educated at Morgans School, Castleknock and by private tuit ion.
    1860 started banking career in Belfast Branch of the Bank o f Ireland*.
    1864 accepted appointment with Agra Bank
    1866 started work at Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank
    1871 married Amelia Lydia
    1902 Created a baronet

    *According to Martin's Belfast Directory 1840-41, the Ban k of Ireland Office was at 14 Donegall Place.

    LDS: relative Charles JACKSON film # 0183543

    SOURCE: The London Gazette 18 April 1916. Will proved 3rd M arch 1916 (details given).
    SOURCE: Mary Cuminsky 1990 Journal of The Creggan Local His torySociety "Sir Thomas Jackson was born on 4th June 1841 , in Carrigalen,Co. Leitrim where his parents were residen t at the time" footnoted as:"Baptismal Register, First Newt onhamilton Presbyterian Church. 8.Publis Record Office, Dub lin. (see ordinance survey map #24 forCarrigallen] NOTE I n 1876 a Henry JACKSON held land in Leitrim

    TIMES Funeral Notice - 23 Dec 1915; pg 11
    The funeral of Sir Thomas Jackson will take place at the Pa rish Church, Stanstead, at noon to-morrow. A train leaves L iverpool-street Station at 9.57 a.m. Friends are requeste d to accept this, the only,intimation. A memorial service f or those unable to attend the funeral will be held at All H allows Church, Lombard-street, at the same hour.
    Death Notice - 22 Dec 1915; pg 1
    JACKSON. - On the 21st inst., suddenly, at Hongkong and Sha nghai Bank,9, Gracechurch-street, E.C., SIR THOMAS JACKSON , Bart., of StanstedHouse, Stansted, and of Urker, Co. Arma gh, aged 74.

    Death Notice - 22 Dec 1915; pg 14
    DEATH OF SIR T. JACKSON.
    CHAIRMAN OF THE HONG-KONG AND SHANGHAI BANK.
    Sir Thomas Jackson, chairman and director, and late chief m anager, ofthe Hong-Kong and Shanghai Bank, in Gracechurch-s treet, died suddenlyin an office at the bank yesterday.

    Funeral Notice - 23 Dec 1915; pg 1
    JACKSON. The FRIENDS of SIR THOMAS JACKSON who are unable t o bepresent at his funeral at Stansted on Friday are INVITE D to ATTEND aMEMORIAL SERVICE to be held at All Hallows' Ch urch, Lombard-street, atnoon, on the same day.

    There was an 1823/33 Census of Carrigallen which may shed s ome light on where the Jacksons may have been living. It se ems that it waspartially damaged in a fire. I don't yet kno w where to accessit.[Julius from Wendy Jack August 2005.FTW]

    A stained-glass memorial window in the Creggan Parish Churc h records his birthplace as Urker. However, like all of hi s siblings he was baptized by his uncle, Rev. Daniel Gunn B ROWNE, and the register of the First Newtownhamilton Presby terian Church records his father's residence as Carrigallen , Co Leitrim at that time. This was indeed where he was bo rn.

    It wasn't until the birth of his brother James in 1850, tha t the family were residing at Urker Lodge in Creggan, Co Ar magh, Ireland.
    Educated at Morgan's School, Castlerock and by private tuit ion, Tom
    began his banking career at the Belfast Branch of the Ban k of Ireland.
    In 1864 he moved to Hong Kong, where he joined the staff o f the Agra
    and Masterbank. Two years later he moved to the Hongkong an d Shanghai
    Bank, newly-founded in 1865. He advanced rapidly; in 1867 h e was made
    the accountant at the branch in Shanghai, China. The follo wing year
    he opened a new branch at Hankow, and then was appointed ac ting
    manager at Yokohama in Japan.
    The late 1860s and early 1870s were a testing time for th e fledgling
    bank. Financial depression hit the Crown Colony, causing th e closure
    of leading mercantile firms, and the bank was caught up i n the
    financial gloom. Its Reserve Fund fell from $21/2 million t o only
    $100,000, and payment of dividends was suspended for the 18 74/1875
    financial year. This was the economic climate at the time T om Jackson
    was appointed as the bank's Chief Manager in 1876. With Ja ckson's
    good management the bank weathered the crisis, and under hi s direction
    went on to establish itself as Hong Kong's leading financial
    institution. Thomas Jackson remained Chief Manager until his
    retirement in 1902, at which time the bank's Reserve Fund h eld a solid
    $121/2 million.
    Tom was an important figure in the commercial and administr ative life
    of the Hong Kong Colony. He was a Justice of the Peace, an d was the
    first elected representative of the Chamber of Commerce i n the
    Legislative Council of Hong Kong. His services to the Colon y and
    community were recognized when he was knighted by patent o n 8 July
    1899 and created a Baronet on 4 August 1902.
    After his permanent return to Britain, Sir Thomas lived a t Stansted
    House in Stansted, Essex, England. On the death of his moth er in 1903,
    he inherited Urker Lodge. His widowed sister Mary Griffin l ived there,
    with his financial assistance and with a companion employe d by Sir
    Thomas. He was also generous to other family members, purch asing a
    house and land for his brother James and his wife Sarah, an d also
    assisting his sister Maggie when she was widowed.
    Sir Thomas was renowned for his benevolence to charities an d for his
    generosity to the poor and needy. He was also fondly rememb ered in his
    native Crossmaglen for placing a clock on the Markethouse . This
    building had been erected in 1863 by local landlord Thoma s Ball, who
    two years later added a fake clock to the structure. This " dummy
    clock" was a source of local derision for more than forty y ears until
    Sir Thomas Jackson replaced it with a beautiful ornamenta l clock in
    1903.
    As a memorial to Sir Thomas Jackson, a stained-glass windo w was
    installed over the altar in Creggan Parish Church. The ins cription on
    the window reads: "This window was placed here by many frie nds in
    loving memory of Sir Thomas Jackson Bart., born at Urker, 4 th June,
    1841, died at London 21st, Dec. 1915, whose kindly disposit ion and
    great and consistent Christian life endeared him to all". N OTE: he was not born at Urker.
    A statue of Sir Thomas Jackson was erected in Hong Kong. I t still
    stands in Statue Square, oposite the building which was for merly the
    Supreme Court, but now houses the Legislative Council. Th e Square
    originally also had statues of members of the Royal Family , but now
    only that of Sir Thomas Jackson remains. During the Japane se
    occupation of Hong Kong in World War II, the statues of Que en Victoria
    and Sir Thomas Jackson (along with the two brass lions whic h guarded
    the entrance to the Hongkong and Shanghai Bank) were remove d to Japan
    to be melted down. Their fate was unknown until just afte r the
    liberation in 1945, when an American sailor found them in t he Kawasaki
    Dockyard. They were shipped back to Hong Kong under an orde r from
    General MacArthur. The statue of Queen Victoria is now in V ictoria
    Park, while the lions guard the new bank headquarters.




    Father: David JACKSON b: 4 Feb 1814 in Urker Lodge, Crossmaglen, Co. Armagh
    Mother: Elizabeth OLIVER b: 10 Apr 1815 in Probably Killinure, Co. Armagh

    Marriage 1 Amelia Lydia DARE b: 2 Feb 1851 in Singapore
    • Married: 19 Sep 1871 in H.M.B. Legation, Yokohama, Japan 17 18 19
    • Event: Alt. Marriage 19 Sep 1871 in Yokohama, Japan 20
    • Change Date: 22 Mar 2016
    Children
    1. Has No Children Kathleen Mccullagh JACKSON b: 7 Jul 1872 in 162 Bluff, Yokohama, Japan
    2. Has No Children Edith Bradford JACKSON b: 27 May 1874 in 119 Adelaide Road, London
    3. Has Children Amy Oliver JACKSON b: 27 May 1874 in 119 Adelaide Road, London
    4. Has Children Thomas Dare JACKSON b: 14 Jun 1876 in Yokohama, Japan
    5. Has Children Beatrice Minnie Shrieve JACKSON b: 19 Dec 1879 in Hong Kong
    6. Has Children George Julius JACKSON b: 4 Jun 1883 in Hong Kong
    7. Has No Children Dorothy St. Felix JACKSON b: 26 Jul 1887 in Oakbank, Chislehurst, Kent
    8. Has Children Walter David Russell JACKSON b: 8 Mar 1890 in Oakbank, Chiselhurst, Kent, England
    9. Has No Children Claude Stewart JACKSON b: 30 Jan 1892 in Oakbank, Chiselhurst, Kent

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Peerage and Baronetage
      Title: Peerage and Baronetage
      Page: 1434-1435
      Quality: 3
      Text: The ancestor of this family in Ireland came from co. York i nCromwell's Army and was granted lands in co. Carlow for hi s services.This estate called Mount Leinster, was sold in 1 745 by his descendantGeorge Jackson who settled at Urker, C rossmaglen, co. Armagh.
    2. Abbrev: Gitte Priscilla Collins JACKSON's research
      Title: Gitte Priscilla Collins JACKSON's research
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book
    3. Abbrev: The Times Wills - 8 Mar 1916
      Title: The Times Wills - 8 Mar 1916
      Page: 11
      Quality: 3
      Text: WILLS AND BEQUESTS.
      ESTATE OF SIR THOMAS JACKSON.
      SIR THOMAS JACKSON, Bt., of Stanstead House, Stanstead, Ess ex,chairman and director and late chief manager of the Hong -kong andShanghai Bank, Gracechurch-street, E.C., chairma n of the Imperial Bankof Persia, and a director of the Lond on County and Westminster Bank,the Union Discount Company o f London, and the Royal Exchange AssuranceCorporation, wh o died on December 21 last, aged 74, has left unsettledesta te of the gross value of £121,715, the net personality amou ntingto £74,598. He left his property at Creggan, Louth, Ir eland, to hisson, Major Sir Thomas Dare Jackson, M.V.O., D. S.O
    4. Abbrev: 2006 conversation with Thomas Jackson at Bangor
      Title: 2006 conversation with Thomas Jackson at Bangor
      Quality: 3
      Text: "The JACKSON crest before Sir Thomas was the bird without t he worldbeneath it" There were 4 rings. David was swimmin g at Yokohama andlost one; James Jackson lost one in the So uth China Sea; one went toThomas Dare Jackson and one was g iven to Thomas Jackson by his fatherin 1948. This one is no w in the possesion of Jack Stooks.
    5. Abbrev: Julius from Wendy Jack August 2005.FTW
      Title: Julius from Wendy Jack August 2005.FTW
      Note:
      Source Medium: Other
      Quality: 3
      Text: Date of Import: 30 Aug 2005
    6. Abbrev: 1990 Journal Of The Creggan Local History Society article by MaryCuminsky
      Title: 1990 Journal Of The Creggan Local History Society articl e by MaryCuminsky
    7. Abbrev: Leitrim Genealogy Centre
      Title: Leitrim Genealogy Centre
      Quality: 3
      Text: There is a record available of his birth in Leitrim in 1841 . I havenot paid to see it. (Cost=10 Euros).
    8. Abbrev: The Times
      Title: The Times
      Quality: 3
      Text: Wills - 8 Mar 1916; pg 11
      WILLS AND BEQUESTS.
      ESTATE OF SIR THOMAS JACKSON.
      SIR THOMAS JACKSON, Bt., of Stanstead House, Stanstead, Ess ex,chairman and director and late chief manager of the Hong -kong andShanghai Bank, Gracechurch-street, E.C., chairma n of the Imperial Bankof Persia, and a director of the Lond on County and Westminster Bank,the Union Discount Company o f London, and the Royal Exchange AssuranceCorporation, wh o died on December 21 last, aged 74, has left unsettledesta te of the gross value of £121,715, the net personality amou ntingto £74,598. He left his property at Creggan, Louth, Ir eland, to hisson, Major Sir Thomas Dare Jackson, M.V.O., D. S.O.
    9. Abbrev: Birthday Book
      Title: Birthday Book
      Author: Jeannie Jackson
      Publication: Name: In possession of Sharon Oddie Brown, 2003;
      Page: No year given
      Quality: 3
    10. Abbrev: Family Charts
      Title: Family Charts
      Author: Mary McNeill
    11. Abbrev: Information supplied by Sharon Oddie Brown
      Title: Information supplied by Sharon Oddie Brown
      Publication: Name: 3273 Beach Avenue, Roberts Creek, BC, V0N 2W2, Canada;
      Page: 5 March 2003. Descendants of Jane Ledlie
      Quality: 3
    12. Abbrev: Daily Remembrancer Book
      Title: Daily Remembrancer Book
      Author: Sarah Whiteside
      Publication: Name: In the possession of Betty Whiteside, 2/6 Melville Pa rk Drive,Berwick, Vic 3806 in 2003;
    13. Abbrev: Birthday Book
      Title: Birthday Book
      Author: Jeannie Jackson
      Publication: Name: In possession of Sharon Oddie Brown, 2003;
    14. Abbrev: The Times
      Title: The Times
      Publication: Name: London, England;
      Note:
      Death notice
      Page: 22 December 1915
      Quality: 3
    15. Abbrev: Information supplied by Sharon Oddie Brown
      Title: Information supplied by Sharon Oddie Brown
      Publication: Name: 3273 Beach Avenue, Roberts Creek, BC, V0N 2W2, Canada;
      Page: 5 March 2003. Descendants of George Jackson
      Quality: 3
    16. Abbrev: The Times
      Title: The Times
      Publication: Name: London, England;
      Note:
      Funeral notice
      Page: 23 December 1915
      Quality: 3
    17. Abbrev: Wendy Jack Website Jack/McCullagh families
      Title: Wendy Jack Website Jack/McCullagh families
    18. Abbrev: Amy Lloyd's Family History
      Title: Amy Lloyd's Family History
    19. Abbrev: Copy of wedding certificate
      Title: Copy of wedding certificate
      Text: Filed in my HSBC folder
    20. Abbrev: Julius from Wendy Jack August 2005.FTW
      Title: Julius from Wendy Jack August 2005.FTW
      Note:
      Source Medium: Other
      Text: Date of Import: 30 Aug 2005
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