Sir John Jackson, 1st Baronet

John Jackson
Born 30 December 1763
Kingston, Jamaica
Died 17 May 1820 (1820-05-18) (aged 56)
Residence Hampstead, London, England
Nationality British
Occupation Politician
Spouse(s) Charlotte Spry Gorham
Children Charlotte Spry Jackson
Keith Alexander Jackson, 2nd Bt
John Jackson
Welby Brown Jackson
Colville Coverley Jackson
Margaret Anne Jackson
Parent(s) John Jackson
Anna Coverley
Relatives Joseph Goreham (father-in-law)

Sir John Jackson, 1st Baronet (30 December 1763 – 17 May 1820) was a British politician and businessman.


Early life

John Jackson was born on 30 December 1763 in Kingston, Jamaica.[1][2] His father was John Jackson (1730-1777) and his mother, Anna Coverley (1740-1788).[1]


He served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Dover from 1806 to 1820.[2] He also served on the Board of Directors of the East India Company.[1]

On 22 May 1815, he was created a baronet in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom, of Arlsey in the County of Bedford.[3]

Personal life

He married Charlotte Spry Gorham, the daughter of General Joseph Goreham (1725-1790) and Ann Spry (1745-1815).[1] They resided at Bellmoore House in Hampstead, London.[1] They had six children:

Death and legacy

He died on 17 May 1820.[1] After his death, his baronetcy was passed on to his first son, Keith Alexander Jackson, who became the 2nd Jackson Baronet of Arlsey.[1]


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Trevanion
John Spencer Smith
Member of Parliament for Dover
With: Charles Jenkinson (to 1818)
Edward Bootle-Wilbraham (from 1818)
Succeeded by
Joseph Butterworth
Edward Bootle-Wilbraham
Baronetage of England
New creation Baronet
(of Arlsey, Bedfordshire)
Succeeded by
Keith Alexander Jackson
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