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William Henry JACKMAN, fisherman of Brixham.
« on: Thursday 19 October 17 08:21 BST (UK) »
I would like to discover parents, birth and death registration for this elusive chap and will be grateful if the marvellous Rootschatters can sort it out for me.

What I know:
 1861: William is ABS (Able Sea man??  :-\  ) aboard the "Four Brothers". He is listed as        unmarried, Brixham born and aged 22 years.

1870: January 3rd he states he is a Widower and 30 years old when he marries Susan Ann Crocker at All Saints Church in Brixham.

1871: He is Head of household at Greens Court, Brixham, aged 32 living with Susan and her Crocker children.  This could suggest William's birthday is after January 3rd and before 2nd April.

1881: William is Master of the "Providential" at Dartmouth and one of the hands is Samuel T Crocker so I am confident this is the correct Jackman.  He is married and Brixham born, but states his age is 32.

1891: Susan Ann Jackman at 27 Bolton Street Brixham, is listed as a Widow.

Please note I have done an in depth investigation into the life of Susan Ann + her 9 children,    including a son named William Henry Jackman born 1872 at Brixham.  There are masses of Jackmans in Brixham and there is a death registered in the March 1/4 of 1891 at Plymouth for a William Henry Jackman aged 59, but having googled, I believe this to be a different individual. 

Perhaps someone can untangle this?
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Re: William Henry JACKMAN, fisherman of Brixham.
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 19 October 17 09:20 BST (UK) »
There are 2 births in 1839 Devon - have you ruled them both out?

This one is the correct district for Brixham

Jun 1839 Totnes

A family tree has his mother as Nancy but gives a birth year 57 years before his so unlikely!





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Re: William Henry JACKMAN, fisherman of Brixham.
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 19 October 17 09:22 BST (UK) »
1841 Brixham has a William age 2 with Catherine Jackman age 30

Mothers maiden name for the one born Totnes district is Atkinson

Marriage Dec 1841 Totnes
Catherine Jackman
4 possible grooms

that's if Catherine was his mother and she was widowed
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Re: William Henry JACKMAN, fisherman of Brixham.
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 19 October 17 09:27 BST (UK) »
A potential marriage (from FreeBMD):

June qtr 1866
Newton Abbott Registration District     vol 5b, page 237

Jackman, William H
+ and, on the same page +
Ganniclifft, Jane
Shooter, Sarah
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: William Henry JACKMAN, fisherman of Brixham.
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 19 October 17 09:31 BST (UK) »
Nope forget my theory about Catherine - 1851 Brixham ties in with the 1841

Henry Jackman 45
Katherine 40
W Henry 11
Louisa 7

Louisa also has mothers maiden name Atkinson so definitely the same family but is it the right one

Do we have a fathers name from his marriage(s)?
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Re: William Henry JACKMAN, fisherman of Brixham.
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 19 October 17 09:33 BST (UK) »
The 1870 marriage states that his father was Henry, a mariner. The 1851 census for Brixham shows a Henry 45 Mariner born Dittisham, wife Katherine 46, laundress born Brixham, son W. Henry aged 11, fisher boy born Brixham, dau Louisa, 7, scholar born Brixham all living at Rea Hill, Brixham HO7/1873 folio 248 page 16. A William Henry was baptised 25 Jan 1835 (Brixham All Saints) but he must have died young as they then baptised a second WH 14 April 1839.
A burial took place at Brixham 20 Mar 1893 for a William Henry of Lower Brixham aged 60 - sudden death while working in the field. However, I suspect this may be the WH who was shown in 1841 aged 8 and son of Thomas & Sarah. It could be that he died at sea.
A Susannah's burial is recorded 19 Oct 1909 of Lower Brixham aged 81 - but again she could be one of the other Susannah's in the village.
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Re: William Henry JACKMAN, fisherman of Brixham.
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 19 October 17 09:51 BST (UK) »
Searching deaths at sea index comes up with

W H Jackman born 1839 death 1885 vessel Excelsior

I don't have a subscription to see the details but hopefully someone can look for you as the dates fit rather well.

Doing a search for Excelsior brings up a wreck report from 1885
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Re: William Henry JACKMAN, fisherman of Brixham.
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 19 October 17 09:59 BST (UK) »
The death at sea says the Excelsior was from Brixham and death was 15 Nov 1885.
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Re: William Henry JACKMAN, fisherman of Brixham.
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 19 October 17 10:03 BST (UK) »
Report seems to indicate the Excelsior collided with a French vessel which sank but doesn't mention any loss of life from the E. 

There may well be other reports about the incident. 

However the investigation was September 1885 and the incident July so unless he was injured and died later doesn't quite fit.  But it's a good start. 
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