Rev. Abraham Jackson1

M, #916, b. between 4 Apr 1815 and 2 Apr 1817, d. 21 May 1881
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     Rev. Abraham Jackson was born between 4 Apr 1815 and 2 Apr 1817 in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England.2 The marriage of Rev. Abraham Jackson and Mary Ann Spurr was registered in the Sep 1851 quarter in the Nottingham registration district.3 Rev. Abraham Jackson married Eliza (?) after 2 Apr 1871. After the 1871 Census.2 Rev. Abraham Jackson was buried after 19 May 1881 in Chapel Burial Ground, Debenham, Suffolk, England.1 He died on 21 May 1881 in Debenham, Suffolk, England.4 Abraham's death was registered in the Jun 1881 quarter in the Bosmere registration district.5 His estate was probated on 7 Jul 1881; Personal Estate £156. Executors were Henry Abbott of Debenham Grocer and Draper and John Angell James Peck of Cretingham Farmer.4
     Between Apr 1877 and May 1881 The Rev. Abraham Jackson, from Halesworth, succeeded . He entered upon the pastorate in April 1877; his recognition service being held in May of that year. Mr. Jackson's ministry was of brief duration, his health giving way soon after his settlement. He preached his last sermon, in feeble health, in October 1878. A long and painful illness followed, and he passed to his rest May 19th, 1881, and was buried in the chapel burial ground. The Rev. Jonah Reeve, of Stowmarket, preached his funeral sermon on the following Sunday. Though his ministry was short, he endeared himself to the people by his kind and persuasive ministry. A tablet to his memory was erected in the chapel.1

Children of Rev. Abraham Jackson and Mary Ann Spurr

Family: Rev. Abraham Jackson and Eliza (?)


DateHead of HouseholdHousehold
2 Apr 1871Rev. Abraham JacksonHe was listed as head of household in the 1871 census in Holton, Suffolk, England. Other people in the household include Lucy E Jackson, Annie Maria Jackson, Eliza Jackson and Thomas Jackson.6
3 Apr 1881Rev. Abraham JacksonHe was listed as head of household in the 1881 census in The Congregational Chapel, Debenham, Suffolk, England. Other people in the household include Eliza (?), Lucy E Jackson and Thomas Spurr Thomas Spurr is listed as Father In Law, However, Thomas Spurr is the father of Abraham's 1st wife (Mary Ann) not his 2nd wife (Eliza). Unless of course, Eliza is the sister of Mary Ann?2


2 Apr 1871Independant Minister6
Apr 1877Congregational Minister1
3 Apr 1881Congregational Minister2
21 May 1881Congregational Minister4
Last Edited=5 Jun 2013


  1. [S100] Thomas John Hosken, editor, History Of Congregationalism And Memorial Of The Churches Of Our Order In Suffolk (Ipswich: W. E. Harrison, The Ancient House Press, 1920), Page 266. Hereinafter cited as History Of Congregationalism In Suffolk.
  2. [S25] Online image of the 1881 Census for England & Wales (1881 Census - England & Wales, "Class: RG11; Piece: 1860; Folio: 103; Page: 25; GSU roll: 1341450."
  3. [S12] General Record Office Indexes to Marriages, 1837 - 2005 (General Register Office) "Sep 1851 Nottingham 15 807."
  4. [S102] Will of Abraham Jackson of Debenham, proved in the Ipswich Probate Court, 7th July, 1881 (Probate Registry).
  5. [S17] General Record Office Indexes to Deaths, 1837 - 2005 (General Register Office) "Jun 1881 Bosmere 4a 380."
  6. [S15] Online image of the 1871 Census for England & Wales (1871 Census - England & Wales, "Class: RG10; Piece: 1771; Folio: 7; Page: 5; GSU roll: 830794."